Autumnal days and darker nights are here and caterers across the foodservice marketplace are looking to change up their menus to keep customers, residents, pupils, and students happy, healthy and content.
As we go to print on this issue the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte is back on menus in the US leaving consumers closer to home wanting to know when they can get their hands on it here too. To help you understand what customers are looking as a hot beverage and accompanying snack offering we have a bumper Category Focus feature across pages 19-21 covering the latest insight, product news and menu inspiration within this category.
From delicious curries and festive cheeseboards to winter cocktail inspiration we have several chefs and industry experts sharing their Autumn and Winter menu inspiration in our Melting Pot on pages 36-38.
Whether you’re a school cook, care home caterer or hospitality chef – operators across the industry are having to continue to evolve and find new ways of operating as guidelines around the pandemic continue to evolve and we move into the winter months. One huge trend has been meal kits which have helped restaurants to provide their customers with the ingredients and instructions to recreate favourite dishes at home while creating essential revenue for the operator.
We speak to the founders of www.restaurantkitsuk.com in our Hospitality feature on page 29. As consumers of all ages adapting to utilising digital technology in their day-to-day lives over the past few months, your digital and social presence as an operator is more important than ever. Over on pages 44-45 we have some top tips on how to make your website work for you. Enjoy!