2020 has been an incredibly difficult year for our amazing industry, from the country-wide lockdown to the further operational limitations that are set to continue into 2021.
In spite of the devastating impacts of the pandemic we have seen the unbelievable resilience of our industry, how operators have innovated quickly to push through the most difficult of times and industry organisations who have worked together to try to raise the profile of our amazing industry’s struggle and support our people.
For example, our Health & Welfare (pages 19-20) feature this issue is focusing upon the NACC’s Meals on Wheels Week which aims to recognise, celebrate and thank all the fantastic providers who have helped to support vulnerable people across the UK and Ireland throughout this year.
Our hotel and accommodation Category Focus on pages 27-29 provides the latest consumer insight and inspiration from other operators who have already transformed their offering to adhere to guidelines while providing an amazing dining experience. The gorgeous private dining igloos on our cover from Coppa Club in London are a perfect example.
We also have a festive menu special feature looking at how caterers and chefs can make the most of every opportunity throughout what is set to be a very different Christmas period for us all.
We hope that each issue of Stir it up throughout 2020 has provided you with advice, information and inspiration that has supported your business during this year.
As always, the team at Stir it up wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.