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School caterers’ role in childhood obesity

To say we’re staring down the barrel of a childhood obesity epidemic is frankly a lie. We’re already in it. But, in the war on childhood obesity, caterers sit on the front line. School’s out for summer, but that doesn’t mean Ofsted is relaxing in the sweltering summer sun. In August 2016, the government published […]

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Coal drops yard

Coal Drops Yard: a template for the future of retail?

Morty & Bob’s is the latest Instafamous restaurant to join Coal Drops Yard when it opens this autumn. It’s part of an already starry line-up of eateries, including Barrafina, Casa Pastor and The Drop, all of which are set to open in the new King’s Cross development on 26th October 2018. The new shopping district […]

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World Meat Free Week 11-17 June

It’s no secret that everything plant based is having a moment. With the number of vegetarians and vegans in the UK steadily increasing over the past decade, it feels like we’ve reached a tipping point in 2018, the year plant based fervour took hold and cemented itself in the mainstream. Here at William Murray we’ve […]

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Bots don’t spread fake news, people do

Fake news. It’s the phrase on everyone’s lips recently, from the US President to newsrooms up and down the country. But “what exactly is it?” we hear you shout. Luckily, PR Week has heard the cries of confusion and put together a handy guide to the seven types of fake news we’re most likely to […]

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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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We’re behind you!

The hospitality industry’s #1 pantomime is back – and it’s bigger and better than ever (oh yes it is). The four-night West End run of Aladdin begins this Wednesday 31 at the Arts Theatre in Soho. Treading the boards? An all-star cast, featuring some of the biggest and wiggiest bigwigs in the industry, including our […]

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Meet our latest squeeze – Zummo London

Grab a glass of orange juice and say cheers to innovative fruit juice machine company Zummo London. We’re as pleased as (fruit) punch to announce we’ll be working with Zummo London, delivering their PR and communications. Zummo London is the official distributor for the Zummo brand in the UK. Zummo – founded in Spain in […]

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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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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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Foodie Fun at the National Restaurant Awards 2017

This week, a few of us were invited to the National Restaurant Awards where the UK’s 100 top restaurants (as decided by 180 chefs, restauranteurs and food critics) were revealed. Many industry events can often seem a bit stiff but these never are. There were huge cheers all around the Hurlingham Club last night for […]

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