Welcome to the September issue of Stir it up Magazine. Autumn is drawing in and with the market open we feel there is an air of optimism in the air 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.
The category focus in this issue on page 22 looks at Education Catering and the importance of a whole school approach when it comes to nutrition in schools. Our Melting Pot on pages 34-37 focus is on Christmas and with some great menu ideas from key industry experts.
Our signature dish feature this month is the fantastic Jazz Carlin. After seeing sporting heroes like Paula Radcliffe and Kelly Holmes achieve Olympic success as a youngster, it was at the age of 16 that Jazz Carlin’s dream of becoming a professional swimmer became a reality. Jazz shares her favourite recipe, Peanut Butter Stuffed Apples with us on page 47.
We have an insightful Advice from the Experts piece on page 37 where Susan Bolam, Managing Director of jellybean, an Award-winning food and drink specialist marketing agency talks to us about the digital age, traditional marketing methods and how to target your market.
In addition to all of this, we are always delighted to include our own readers in our regular features.
We hope you enjoy reading the September issue.