NEW Clink Charity Ad; Serving Thyme Reduces Reoffending

TAF Clink CharityLast Thursday 28th March, there was a breakfast debate at The Clink Restaurant at HMP Brixton about the ‘City of London: Prison and Prisoners’, where Alderman William Russell – due to be Lord Mayor of the City 2019/2020 subject to election – was the guest speaker. It was both an intimate yet very sobering session, one I was privileged to attend.

A recent Justice Data Lab Report says a Clink graduate is a WHOPPING 49.6% less likely to reoffend having been through training.

5 Things to Know:

  1. Today there are circa. 84,000 prisoners in the UK; 80,000 men and 4,000 women
  2. 49% of prisoners reoffend within one year of release
  3. If a sentence is less than 12 months, that figure rises to 66%
  4. Reoffending costing the UK Taxpayer a total of £15bn a year
  5. There is a huge skills shortage in UK hospitality

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My Own Private Galapagos & Blue Planet Adventure 2018

Did you SEE Blue Planet Live last night folks? Imagine a world without the "blue" to our planet. WATCH #mygalapagos, it's my personal collection of photos and videos my hubby & I took in the Galapagos just 6 months ago on our eco-holiday (fuelled by David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II).

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Exclusive Report: SUP Spotlight On UK FoodServices 2019

TAF reportSpecial Report on Single Use Plastics

TAF Catering Consultancy’s latest UK Foodservice sector special report focuses on the challenge of Single Use Plastics within the UK Foodservice Sector today.

The report is the only in-depth review and benchmark of its kind looking at how UK foodservices are dealing with the challenges around single use plastics today.

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Plastic NOT Fantastic

TAF reports on plasticCOMING SOON *** TAF’s SUP (PLASTICS) SPOTLIGHT ON UK FOODSERVICES 2019.

TAF Catering Consultancy’s latest UK Foodservice sector special report focuses on the challenge of Single Use Plastics within the UK Foodservice Sector today. 

The report is the only in-depth review and benchmark of its kind looking at how UK foodservices are dealing with the challenges around single use plastics today. As a result of changing societal views, as well as governmental, local and global initiatives setting a course to change our behaviour to sustain the planet, TAF want to inspire UK Foodservices to drive A Plastic (free) Pollution Revolution with their first-of-a-kind report.

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR DETAILS OF HOW TO GET YOUR EARLYBIRD COPY OF THE REPORT NEXT WEEK

Sense & Sustainability at IFE 2019

TAF Blog Sense and SensibilityMade it to #IFE2019 Well done Lori Hoinkes & Co!

Yesterday I was blown away with how foodservices have changed in the last 10 years. ALL exciting new products on show and all produced more responsibly than ever, to give us all hope for our planet.

My Top 5 Tastebud Ticklers were:

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Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella

TAF Umbrella awardsLast Friday night, I was privileged enough to attend the Umbrella Training Awards celebrating the efforts of fantastic young men and women; some of the future stars of our hospitality sector. I love events like these and believe Umbrella Training is a fantastic elite hospitality apprenticeship provider coordinating programmes in collaboration with prestigious hotels, restaurants, member clubs and food service management companies across England.

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NEW Clink Charity Ad; Styal & Substance

TAF Clink CharityDESPERATELY SEEKING SUPPORT *** I love The Clink Charity, its training restaurants, its gardens. A recent Justice Data Lab Report says a Clink graduate is a WHOPPING 49.6% less likely to reoffend having been through training.

5 Things to Know:

  1. Today there are circa. 84,000 prisoners in the UK; 80,000 men and 4,000 women.
  2. 49%** of prisoners reoffend within one year of release.
  3. If a sentence is less than 12 months, that figure rises to 66%**.
  4. Reoffending costing the UK Taxpayer a total of £15bn a year.
  5. THERE IS A HUGE SKILLS SHORTAGE IN HOSPITALITY AND YOU – AS AN EMPLOYER – CAN HELP!

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A Few Of My Favourite Things … Casual Dining Show!

TAF Catering Blog - A few of my favourite thingsDid you get down to the Casual Dining Show in London yesterday? If not, you’ve still got today to check it out.

5 of my F&B heroes are:

      1. Raynor Foods’ biodegradable sandwich packaging which Tim Woods says “as far as we know we’re the first sandwich wholesaler to introduce a plastic free option”,
    1. Susan Vaughan’s tasty Herefordshire Craft Cider  in all its wonderful retro packaging loveliness,
    2. Yumpingo’s instant customer feedback …fantastic market-leading hospitality intelligence for contract caterers to use as part of their hospitality offer,
    3. Real Kombucha non-alcoholic fermentation juice – – and
    4. London-based Rude Health’s Tumeric Lattes.

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Be Food Allergy Aware | Allergens Made Simple

Allergens - TAF Catering ConsultancyCalling all UK caterers and restauranteurs: Caroline Benjamin from Food Allergy Aware reported in a Webinar today there are not enough companies out there promoting their food allergy policy on their websites. I’ve just completed an Institute of Hospitality ALLERGENS MADE SIMPLE Webinar and two things are key in 2019: COMMUNICATION AND TRAINING.How many of you have a food allergy policy separate from the food safety policy? If you don’t have a policy, go to the website and download an Allergy Matrix NOW; don’t wait until someone dies! Thank You for listening! www.fatc.co.uk

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ACE of Hearts in raising £10,000 for charity!

Fodd Focus - TAF Catering ConsultancyDelighted that TAF Catering Consultancy attended #ACEDINNER19 as new members last night. Gaye Bullard FIH kick started the evening’s proceedings with a fantastic opening and a very welcoming “ACE has been going for 80 years and is encouraging the next generation to learn the art of networking!”

The evening was a fabulous success, great fun and what a delicious menu by the salubrious Law Society and… a whopping £10,000 raised for charity and handed over to the quite amazing Wiggly Worm charity.

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