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Win a Hamilton Beach high performance blender worth over £500!

15 July 2015

FEM launches competition to help keep summer drinks flowing To keep up with the summer demand for high quality blended drinks and cocktails, bartenders need reliable blenders that ensure every little bit is thoroughly mixed. FEM’s Hamilton Beach Fury drinks blender perfectly blends cocktails and smoothies, ensuring there are no unwanted chunks of ice or fruit. Now FEM is giving bartenders the chance to win a Fury Blender. Standard blenders spin their contents around the walls of the container, which...

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Foodservice industry karting race breaks Daytona records…for drinking…

13 July 2015

CESA, CEDA and FCSI raise £2,000 for Hospitality Action Competition on the track was fierce at the Joint Industry Go Karting Day at Daytona, Milton Keynes, on 1st July 2015.  It was the hottest day of the year and, despite the soaring temperatures and the need to be fully suited up to race, the drivers stayed in good cheer.  However, according to the venue, they broke the Daytona record for drinking – soft drinks only, of course. The event was...

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Stop press: C&C managing director loved mopping floors!

18 July 2014

KP of the Year competition triggers memories of the kitchen porter years… The KP of the Year competition, sponsored by Winterhalter, is all about celebrating the contribution that kitchen porters make to the hospitality industry. Lots of top chefs and foodservice operators started out as KPs – and there are plenty of captains of industry throughout the catering sector who began their working life scrubbing floors and washing dishes. Take Peter Kitchin, managing director of C&C Catering Equipment, the multi-award...

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Sharkey & Kinkead are KPs for a day to promote KP of the Year

23 June 2014

Vision and Winterhalter managing directors go back to the kitchen floor to launch 2014 competition To promote the 2014 Kitchen Porter of the Year competition, Winterhalter managing director Stephen Kinkead persuaded Jack Sharkey, chair of CEDA and managing director of Vision Commercial Kitchens, to join him for a shift as a KP in one of London’s busiest restaurants, at Fortnum and Mason. There’s a video of their exploits on YouTube, but Jack’s plaintive cry halfway through his lunchtime ordeal, “When...

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40th anniversary combi – it’s a piece of cake

24 July 2013

Rational puts £8,000 combi steamer up for grabs Celebrating an anniversary is usually accompanied by gifts and a cake. So to mark its 40th anniversary Rational has the perfect gift: a six-grid SelfCookingCenter® whitefficiency® for one lucky chef, who will find that cooking with a Rational is also a piece of cake. And it couldn’t be easier to win the Rational SelfCookingCenter whitefficiency combi steamer: everyone attending a Rational CookingLive event between June and November 2013 will be entered into...

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