Hunger in the UK – 15 Ways Caterers and Food Bloggers Can Help

Hunger is a craving or need that most people experience, often on a daily basis.  For the majority of people in the UK this need is satisfied pretty quickly with a snack or a meal. Indeed we, as caterers and food bloggers, like to exploit this craving by creating delicious meals and sharing our favourite …

Caring Caterers

“No Act of Kindness, no matter how small, is ever Wasted” (Aesop) This page showcases the Caterers, Chefs, Restaurants, Cafes, Food Suppliers, etc. who help others Please let me know who can be added to this page. Those who want to help others may be inspired by the examples shown above. The Old Spike Roastery: …

Charities

For a long time we’ve been thinking about supporting a charity. As individuals we already support a few charities but we wanted our blog to play a part. One of our daughters, Sarah, has just started fundraising for Action Against Hunger so we thought this to be opportune. The first charity that Catering-online is supporting is therefore Action …

Food Allergies & Intolerances: Are they fashionable obsessions?

“We are a kitchen, not a hospital” (Raymond Blanc).  On the BBC Good Food Show Raymond Blanc argued that it is now ‘fashionable’ to have a food intolerance. He is not the only chef to have complained about customers claiming to have food allergies and intolerances. In July this year an Australian chef vented his …

How to encourage customers to donate money to a charity without embarrassing them

Charity begins at home.  Many believe this proverb means that you should look after your family and friends first, but I would argue that it means that charity begins in the home where your children learn what charity really is. One of my daughters, a student, sent me this photograph a couple of days ago: …

Surplus Food

For ideas on how to dispose of surplus food , here are some organisations that can help you to donate food to worthy causes. Harvest They are a mission to eliminate hunger and food waste through education and the redistribution of quality surplus food. Likewise, to provide a framework for food rescue that can be …