Food

New partnership: Ei will help charity The Clink to train prisoners to become chefs

Ei partners with prison restaurant charity

By Emily Hawkins

Ei Group is to help offenders qualify for work as chefs in the pub business after their release, in a partnership with a charity focused on reducing re-offending rates.

Food labels: Deliveroo says pubs will be able to add calorie information to meals on its platform (image: Deliveroo)

Deliveroo introduces calorie labels

By Emily Hawkins

Deliveroo has partnered with national restaurant chains in a pilot scheme to display calorie labels on its website, with plans to roll the scheme out to cover pub brands soon.

Butter up: the price of oils and fats have risen by a third

Substantial rises in the price of butter and fish

By Nicholas Robinson

Increased butter prices have resulted in oils and fats costing over 30% more than they did a year ago, while the price of fish is up by 25%, new data from the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index has shown.

Weather fallout: a poor potato harvest will mean higher prices

Brexit food fears are founded

By Nicholas Robinson

Fears over food shortages following a ‘no deal’ Brexit could be warranted, with warnings of a potential disaster, according to a group of major suppliers.

Weather warning: the UK's harvest has been hit by the heatwave and a reliance on fewer migrant workers

Heatwave could mean vegetable shortage

By Emily Hawkins

A difficult harvest caused by recent hot weather means buyers may struggle to buy certain produce, a leading procurement experts has warned.

Cheaper: Brits want dishes at lower prices

Cheap and classic – what consumers want from pub food

By Nicholas Robinson

Brits place the price of a dish above all else when eating in the casual-dining sector, while the size of a portion and whether it is cheaper than dining at home also rank highly, new research claims.