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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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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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Britain’s best pub roast revealed

The best pub roast in the UK has been revealed in a dramatic close to British Roast Dinner Week – sponsored by KNORR® and supported by Colman’s®. The winning pub is Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd, Wales. Bunch of Grapes fought off strong competition from the other regional winners, wowing judges with its fresh, locally sourced […]

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Setting the Gold Standard

Front of house service can make or break a dining experience, so much so that some would argue it’s just as important as the food in creating the right impression of your establishment. The Gold Service Scholarship looking for those front of house superstars from all food and beverage sectors to enter its 2016 competition, […]

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We’re only a couple of weeks into 2015, but it’s already full steam ahead for William Murray in terms of exciting big projects. To celebrate KNORR’s 100% gluten free and hassle free gravy they willl be offering 60 chefs free first class travel to the opening day of the Hospitality Show in Birmingham aboard its […]

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British Roast Dinner Week – the biggest and the best yet!

We Brits really do love a good old roast. So much so that we put away a colossal 1.2bn each year and it’s often cited as the nation’s favourite meal. At William Murray we’re proud ‘rosbifs’ (with the exception of the office veggies, of course). So, we’re particularly excited to be working with Knorr and […]

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Michael Vaughan bowled over by Britain’s Best Dressed Pub

I thought my roast dinner eating days were behind me – I took a vow of abstinence after my British Roast Dinner Week experiences last month (three roasts in three days) resembled the Vicar of Dibley’s Christmas special. But there was one more to try: The Sunray in Dorset. The Sunray pub was special because […]

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TV stars and champagne at LACA – an average day at William Murray

Emma and I took a trip up to the LACA Conference yesterday and we’re still recovering from the early start in Birmingham – but the event was great. I spent the day with TV Bake Off winner Jo Wheatley who showed off her skills in four baking demonstrations for our client Stork. From Whoopie Pies […]

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Alyn Williams & Mark Sargeant compete in culinary challenge

The Craft Guild of Chefs and Knorr hosted its latest Chef Knowledge Exchange at the University of West London, alongside the second Young National Chef of the Year semi-final, with star chefs Alyn Williams and Mark Sargeant. Alyn Williams – who currently holds the National Chef of the Year title – served up a mouth-watering […]

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Young chefs show they can stand the heat in the kitchen

We witnessed the creation of more than 40 fresh and innovative dishes at the Young National Chef of the Year semi-final in Sheffield as some of the nation’s hottest young talent battled for a place in the final. At the event, The Craft Guild of Chefs and Knorr hosted its first Chef Knowledge Exchange. It […]

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