Brexit

The National Food Strategy – what to expect

Author: Tom Tanner Given that one in eight people in the UK earn a living from it, we all eat it every day, it helps define who we are as individuals as well as a nation and is our primary social act – it’s pretty hard to understand why we’ve not had a national food …

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Ou sont tous les chefs? Is the skills shortage just a UK issue?

By Olivia Gautier, Les Orangeries Sometimes it’s just not possible to see the full picture if you stand too close. You have to step back a bit to avoid losing perspective. Without wanting to start a political argument, believe me when I say that I will be very sad when the UK leaves the EU …

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Have your say on GM food

By Pat Thomas, Founder/Director of Beyond GM.                                                                       We are seeking the views of chefs and the general public on GMOs in the restaurant food chain – and here is why. For many chefs and others in the foodservice industry, quality of ingredients – where they come from and the methods by which they are produced …

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Rather than cook the books on rising prices, offer your customers a slice of reality

By Rosalind Rathouse, Founder and Principal, Cookery School at Little Portland Street Here at Cookery School, at Little Portland Street we try our hardest to be as sustainable as possible. Part of being sustainable is being open and honest (treating people fairly is one of the key areas of sustainability outlined by the SRA), so we …

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What will emerge from ashes of post-Brexit farming red tape bonfire?

Read industry press predictions about the food trends for 2017, and a big focus on local British food features strongly among many of the soothsayers’ visions for the coming year. With food prices, particularly imported products, expected to rise fairly significantly over the next 12 months, looking in your own backyard and choosing liberally from …

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Mixed menu on offer for post-Brexit Britain

Whether it’s EU workers’ rights to stay in the UK, farm subsidies, food labelling, environment policies or food waste initiatives, the full impact of Brexit on the food and hospitality industries still won’t be known for some considerable time. However, some clues as to the direction of which we are headed are starting to emerge. …

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