January brings with it a sense of starting afresh and making resolutions for the year ahead to create a positive, productive outlook for yourself and those around you.
From a business perspective, as we leave 2020 behind us, we wanted to ensure this issue’s editorial helps you look ahead and prepare for what will be a challenging but, hopefully, a successful year for us all.
Our friends at thefoodpeople introduce their 2021/2022 Food & Beverage Trends on page 15 to help you to understand which trends will be the ones to watch this year and beyond.
Talking about trends, we’re increasingly seeing plant-based or specifically vegan or vegetarian dishes on menus right across the marketplace as a result of the demand from consumers of all generations. Whether you’re catering for consumers in the hospitality sector, students in an education setting or residents in a care home, we take a look at how you can satisfy that demand on pages 17-20.
On pages 44-45 we have our interview with the youngest ever star of our Leading Lights feature at just 12 years old! Omari McQueen is the youngest vegan chef in the UK with multiple awards to his name, a successful vegan food business, a popular YouTube channel and various appearances on TV.
We’re also delighted to introduce Katy Moses, research and insights expert who is the founder and managing director of KAM Media who will be bringing you actionable insight each month in our brand new column over on page 39.
We hope you enjoy this month's issue. Click here to read this month's stir it up magazine.
We are also pleased to announce the arrival of this plant based menu solutions guide for all Foodservice sectors. Take a read of this for Veganuary inspiration here.