Craft Guild of Chefs – Nomination process now open!

Published December 19, 2014

The Craft Guild of Chefs has recently opened up its nomination process for the 2015 awards which is in place to recognise and highlight any emerging or well established talent from the industry on a yearly basis. Nominations for the awards must be completed by the 27th Feb 2015 to be in with a chance […]

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DDP – Market Update – Dec 2014

Published December 10, 2014

Its the busy festive season and DDP are working their socks off, sourcing exotic and exciting produce to make your seasonal offerings dazzle this Christmas!   The colour purple seems to have been in vogue currently, with a lot of demand for UK Purple Chantenay Carrots, Purple Cauliflowers (sadly, about to finish), Purple Kohl Rabbi, […]

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The Best Tasting English Apple


When it comes to analysing the market to determine your customers preferences, there is no more effective or accurate way of achieving this than inviting a large number of current customers to taste and sample a particular type of produce and provide honest and immediate feedback. This is exactly what DDP chose to do in […]

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i-Chef Jobs – Coming Very Soon!

Published December 1, 2014

HOT OFF THE PRESS!!   Our highly exciting and brand new i-Chef community feature is in its final stages prior to being launched! i-Chef JOBS is going to be an extremely user friendly and efficient place for community members to seek out their next hospitality related position . Watch this space over the next week or […]

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i-Chef Community – Successful First Event!

Published November 26, 2014

With the turn of the hour at 3.00am came a piercing but exciting BEEP BEEP! BEEP BEEP! An early yet essential alarm to awaken the i-Chef team from their slumber ready for the day’s event! Kicking off at a crisp but timely 6:45, a group of highly acclaimed i-Chef members, together with the i-Chef team, […]

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Southport Seafoods – A traditional family business

Published November 17, 2014

At i-Chef, we are delighted to work with small, niche and artisan businesses who really do set the benchmark when it comes to achieving superior quality and specialism in a certain area within the industry. A prime example of this would be hard workingfamily man Christian Peet who owns and runs Southport Seafoods. He has […]

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Class One – Specialists in Premium Fruit and Vegetables

Published November 10, 2014

Class One started life as a market stall on Skipton High Street in 1990 and has grown, expanded and developed into one of the most highly regarded suppliers of specialist fruit and veg in the business. Run by owner Diane, her ethos is very much outstanding quality at the right price. This month sees a new sales […]

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Fairfax Meadow – Suppliers of The Roux Scholarship

Published November 6, 2014

Fairfax Meadow have been a proud supporter of ‘The Roux Scholarship’ for over 10 years. It is the premier competition for chefs in the UK and ranks among the most prestigious in the world. However it is far more than a competition that ends in a prize. The Roux Scholarship offers the winner a career […]

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What you need to think about before the new food allergen regulations are introduced on December 13th 2014

Published November 3, 2014

The new allergen regulations which affects all food service companies comes into force on December 13th 2014. The regulations state that food service companies have to identify the EU Top14 allergens on their menu and provide thisinformation for all dishes. Since this information has to be “Accurate” and “Verifiable” this means that even though you […]

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