Welcome to the August issue of Stir it up Magazine. Summer is finally here and as the market continues to re-open we feel there is an air of optimism about the future. Caterers across the marketplace are looking to change up their menus to keep customers happy and we are delighted to share industry insight, data and trends to help support this.
Our leading lights feature this month is the fantastic Ross Burgess. After helping to shine a light on the quality of chefs working within the care sector, he stormed into the quarter finals of MasterChef and is going to share his story and favourite recipe with us on page 31.
The category focus in this issue on page 18 looks at Care Home Catering and the challenges of providing nutritional meals 3 times a day, 7 days a week while delivering choice and catering for specific dietary requirements. Our Melting Pot on pages 26-27 focus is on Allergens and Intolerances with some great menu ideas from key industry experts.
We have an insightful Advice from the Experts piece on page 37 where Jacqui McPeake, Senior Allergen Adviser for the Allergen Accreditation Scheme talks to us about Natasha’s Law and the implications and expectations across the foodservice marketplace.
In addition to all of this, we are always delighted to include our own readers in our regular features.
We hope you enjoy the August issue.