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Quorn teams up with PACE to launch new Student Chef Challenge

Quorn has teamed up with PACE (Professional Association for Catering Education) to launch a new Quorn Student Chef Challenge with a focus on creating a more sustainable food culture. The winner will be selected by a judging panel including representatives from PACE, Quorn Foods and guest chefs and will be rewarded with a stage at the Royal Garden […]

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A Murray Christmas with the Croydon Foodbank

Christmas is a time for giving, and every year we take great joy in huddling together around a gift catalogue to choose which festive – almost always chocolate based – gift to send our clients. It’s a small gesture to say thanks and well done to the people we’ve worked closely (and tirelessly) with to […]

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Home-grown food: the money-maker for pubs

A trio of studies from Beacon show that pubs may need to embrace food to succeed, and that if they do, home-grown produce is the way to go. First of all, some good news for pubs. A quarter of Brits have said they’d spend 25% more for pub grub if the food came from here […]

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You had us at savoury clouds…

When renowned food critic Charles Campion raves about a pub then you know you’re onto a winner – the Best British Roast Dinner 2017 winner to be exact. This week, The Feathers Inn in Stocksfield was crowned with the title that pubs up and down the country have been vying for. Charles said: “At The […]

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Santa Maria unleashes the power of pepper

What do you think about when you think about pepper? Salt? Dr Pepper? Not a whole lot? It’s probably pretty normal that you put a grind or two on your dinner without giving it a second thought. But, you’re not a chef. Chefs should be thinking about how pepper can elevate their dishes, where the […]

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The chicken, the whole chicken, and nothing but the chicken

Last week KFC avoided an investigation in to its ‘The Whole Chicken’ advertising campaign, which features chickens strutting their stuff to DMX’s ‘X Gon’ Give It To Ya’. The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) received almost 500 complaints, for a plethora of reasons ranging from the depiction of chickens being “disrespectful, “offensive” and “distressing”, to the […]

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Good enough to eat

In this week’s ‘too good to be true’ file, an app has been developed that can supposedly create recipes from food snaps using a database of more than 1 million recipes. Pic2Recipe! claims to be able to recognise ingredients from our beloved #foodporn images, matching combinations to its recipe database and producing an ingredient list […]

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The top 40 most award-winning PR agencies

The good folks over at PRmoment have published a league table of the top 40 most award winning PR firms in the UK. And guess who made the top flight? With two strong wins at the 2017 PRmoment Awards and a spattering of shortlisted entries over the past 12 months, William Murray is sitting pretty […]

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Get the measure of your PR The William Murray Way

Bill Gates famously said, ‘If I was down to the last dollar of my marketing budget, I’d spend it on PR!’ But why? How did he know what return he was going to get, and how could he be sure it was delivering value? If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it For your […]

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Rubbish! High Street Chains’ Food Waste Revealed

As part of The Grocer’s Waste Not Want Not Campaign, a number of quick service restaurants (QSRs) have recently been found severely lacking in their attempts to deal with the mammoth issue of food waste. Out of ten high street names, only three food giants – Pret, KFC and Greggs – were found to be […]

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