When people think of training a kitchen team they think of the individual role of each job or position and what its purpose is. Every role is important, and a well-oiled machine only works well if all its component parts are working together.
Britain has been known for its committed tea drinkers but this reputation is changing. Over the years there has been an exponential rise in the number of people choosing the bean over the leaf for their caffeine kick. It is no surprise when the quality of UK coffee has increased so much over the last decade or so.
Wherever you work, you’ll know the importance of meeting the all-important health and safety requirements. It’s particularly important in places where items such as chairs, tables, and menus are exposed to many different customers, and therefore many potential methods of contamination. Choosing an antibacterial uniform will give you the peace of mind
After a year of personal sacrifice across Britain, most people in the UK will never take the pleasure and joy of dining out for granted again. It is no surprise that the UK restaurant market is estimated to grow by 32% in 2021 alone, according to research by the analyst firm Lumina. Restaurants should embrace this gratitude with a warm heart
After the impact of lockdown on the catering and hospitality world, it’s never been more important to get back out there and build contacts, meet suppliers and find out what’s going on as the industry gets back on its feet
As this demand for unique and specialist beer has grown, the UK has seen a large increase in the numbers of microbreweries on the market. In 2018 there were 1,978 microbreweries out of a UK total of 2,274. From Cullercoats Brewery in Newcastle upon Tyne, Manchester with Cloudwater, London with Gipsy Hill and Drop Project, to Falmouth with Verdant, independent brewers
The UK is now on its third national lockdown to try and control the spread of Covid-19, and while it seems that we may finally be seeing light at the end of the tunnel, thanks to vaccines and growing public awareness of what steps we can all take to minimise the spread of the virus, there’s no doubt that there’s been a heavy price to pay for everyone. In no industry has the impact of Covid been more keenly felt than the world of catering and hospitality.
Exhibitions are a great way to get out there and meet other people involved in your industry. Whether you’re after new faces for networking, the chance to see new suppliers to the market, or just get some ideas, catering exhibitions are a real opportunity to boost your business. Here are some of Banksford’s favourites chosen from around the UK.
Cake sales and coffee mornings in aid of charity have become a really popular way to raise funds for a cause close to your heart. Just look at events like Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, Maggie’s bake sales, or The Big Tea Cosy for Breast Cancer Haven. Everyone loves cake and cookies, and we challenge […]
If, like us, you’re still waiting for your invitation to the Royal Wedding, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s still time to brush up on your fine dining etiquette before any other big day. Even if that invitation didn’t come through your door, our helpful hints for proper table manners will hopefully keep you […]
The reduction of single-use plastic is all over the news at the moment. The government want us all to take steps to reduce the amount of plastic items we use once, and throw away into landfill, never to be seen again. Various ideas have been publicised, such as deposit schemes were returning a plastic drink […]
Banksford’s A to Z of uniform At Banksford, we think we stock one of the most comprehensive ranges of workwear uniforms, so we’ve come up with a complete A to Z of our catalogue. A – Aprons Aprons are a key part of so many uniforms, and whatever you need an apron for, you can […]
If your passion in life is food, you must have wondered about the possibility of turning your hobby into a business. Estimated to be worth £1billion per year by Ibis World, running a food outlet could prove to be lucrative if you get it right. This infographic reveals that only 40% of independent restaurants make […]
It’s not just an astonishing range of colours and styles on offer here at Banksford. We’re also proud
to offer aprons in a large selection of tried-and-tested fabrics. Whether your first concern is budget,
origin or durability, there really is a fabric to match your requirements. Let’s take a quick look at
some of the most popular choices we have for our customers.
There are few things more British than a portion of fish and chips. Of course, they’re a hot topic for debate, as well as a great hot supper. Why did they stop serving them wrapped in newspaper? What makes the best chips? Are any of the modern alternatives as good as traditional cod? Perhaps most importantly – where’s the best chippy? It might be your local, or one you visited on holiday.
To help us make our minds up, the annual National Fish & Chip Awards were created 30 years ago.