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​The Taxing Question: When is Bread Not Bread

​The Taxing Question: When is Bread Not Bread

Posted by Stelios on 22nd Sep 2023

In October 2020, Ireland's Supreme Court ruled that the rolls used in Subway's hot sandwiches contained excessive sugar to be legally classified as bread. This surprising decision revolved around t … read more
​UK Inflation Slows Amidst Falling Food Prices

​UK Inflation Slows Amidst Falling Food Prices

Posted by Emily on 22nd Sep 2023

In a surprise turn of events in August, UK inflation experienced a fall, primarily driven by the slowing of food prices. According to official figures, prices are increasing at their slowest rate i … read more
​Fukushima: China's Seafood Imports from Japan Drop 67% in August

​Fukushima: China's Seafood Imports from Japan Drop 67% in August

Posted by Stelios on 22nd Sep 2023

China's seafood imports from Japan saw a significant dip last month following Tokyo's decision to discharge treated wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. According to the Chinese … read more
Interest Rates Remain Steady After 14 Consecutive Increases

Interest Rates Remain Steady After 14 Consecutive Increases

Posted by Emily on 21st Sep 2023

In an unexpected turn of events, the Bank of England has chosen not to increase UK interest rates, observing a quicker-than-anticipated decline in price increases. The rates stand firm at 5.25%, a … read more
​The Loss of the Original McDonald's French Fry

​The Loss of the Original McDonald's French Fry

Posted by Stelios on 21st Sep 2023

By fate, Interstate Foods, a shortening company, sought cost-effective measures and incorporated beef fat into the equation; they unwittingly birthed the oil that would soon bestow fame upon McDonald' … read more
​Here's Why McDonald's Hamburgers Don't Decompose

​Here's Why McDonald's Hamburgers Don't Decompose

Posted by Stelios on 18th Sep 2023

Every so often, the phenomenon re-emerges - photographs of McDonald's food that seemingly refuses to decompose. In 2008, Karen Hanrahan published a photo on her blog, Best of Mother Earth, featurin … read more
​The Saga of the 2018 KFC Chicken Shortage

​The Saga of the 2018 KFC Chicken Shortage

Posted by Stelios on 18th Sep 2023

The KFC fried chicken shortage, spanning nearly a week, provides a quintessential lesson in logistics management. Why did the chicken refuse to cross the road, you ask? Well, blame it on a single p … read more
​The McDonald's Monopoly Scam: Unraveling the McMillions Saga

​The McDonald's Monopoly Scam: Unraveling the McMillions Saga

Posted by Stelios on 18th Sep 2023

For over a decade, the McDonald's Monopoly game, a beloved promotion, was tainted by a staggering $24 million fraud scheme. This captivating tale is at the heart of HBO's documentary series McMilli … read more
​The History of Fish and Chips

​The History of Fish and Chips

Posted by Emily on 18th Sep 2023

Ah, fish and chips - a delicious love story wrapped in newspaper and seasoned with a sprinkle of British culture. This quintessential dish, with its hot, flaky fish and crispy chips smothered in sa … read more
​Chorizo Mayonnaise

​Chorizo Mayonnaise

Posted by Emily on 17th Sep 2023

This delicious chorizo mayonnaise will become an essential part of your sauce collection. Bursting with flavour combines spice, smokiness, and creaminess to burgers, buttermilk-fried chicken, or ch … read more
​Did Morgan Spurlock's Confession of Alcohol Abuse Unravel the 'Super Size Me' Myth?

​Did Morgan Spurlock's Confession of Alcohol Abuse Unravel the 'Super Size Me' Myth?

Posted by Stelios on 17th Sep 2023

When Morgan Spurlock's 2004 documentary "Super Size Me" hit the screens, it sent shockwaves through the fast food industry, turning him into one of his generation's most celebrated documentary filmmak … read more
​New Orleans Rémoulade

​New Orleans Rémoulade

Posted by Emily on 17th Sep 2023

This rémoulade is a luscious blend of mayonnaise, fresh herbs, and spices, making it a sophisticated version of tartare sauce. Etymology Rémoûlade (n.) Originating as a French salad dress … read more
​Gourmet Smoked Haddock & Mature Cheddar Fishcake Bites

​Gourmet Smoked Haddock & Mature Cheddar Fishcake Bites

Posted by Emily on 16th Sep 2023

Picture flakes of Smoked Haddock and rich cheddar cheese mingling in a velvety mixture, all cocooned in a golden, rustic crust. For an added zing, serve them with a Classic Russian Dressing&nb … read more
​Chinese Crispy Fried Salt & Pepper Squid

​Chinese Crispy Fried Salt & Pepper Squid

Posted by Emily on 16th Sep 2023

We've put a fresh twist on the classic dish in Chinese restaurants, making it delightfully light and straightforward to prepare. Toasting the blend of peppercorns is a step you will want to take. A … read more
​Marie Rose Sauce

​Marie Rose Sauce

Posted by Emily on 15th Sep 2023

There's just something about Marie Rose Sauce that boosts seafood to another level. This iconic dipping sauce is not just for prawns; it's also a great companion for salmon, as a rusti … read more
​Crispy, Cheesy, and Irresistible: Cheese & Onion Croquettes

​Crispy, Cheesy, and Irresistible: Cheese & Onion Croquettes

Posted by Emily on 14th Sep 2023

Experience the ultimate blend of cheese, onion, and potato encased in a crunchy, rustic breadcrumb. Leave behind the mass-produced, frozen alternatives and give your customers something homemade. … read more
​The Ultimate Burger Sauce Recipe You've Been Waiting For

​The Ultimate Burger Sauce Recipe You've Been Waiting For

Posted by Emily on 14th Sep 2023

This Homemade burger sauce is easy to make and delicious. Forget Big Mac sauce - once you try this, there's no going back. Ideal for burgers, fries, and more. Our Choice of IngredientsHellmann's … read more
​Past Winners Panel line-up announced and you won’t want to miss it!

​Past Winners Panel line-up announced and you won’t want to miss it!

Posted by Emily on 11th Sep 2023

We have two exciting updates on our Ceres Media Training Day that we are hosting in conjunction with The NFFF on Monday 23rd October 2023.The first is the stellar line-up of guests we have taking part … read more
​Sizzle, Not Fizzle: Unlock the Power of Regular Fryer Boil Outs

​Sizzle, Not Fizzle: Unlock the Power of Regular Fryer Boil Outs

Posted by Emily on 6th Sep 2023

Why Should You Prioritise a Boil Out? We've all been there, haven't we? When you acquire something new, you vow to maintain it impeccably, only for your good intentions to slip away over time. … read more
​Are Your Food Deliveries Properly Insured? A Must-Read Guide

​Are Your Food Deliveries Properly Insured? A Must-Read Guide

Posted by Emily on 6th Sep 2023

In the bustling world of food delivery, there's a growing concern that many businesses might not have adequate insurance coverage. If an accident happens, not only could your business be on the hoo … read more
​Could India's Rice Export Ban Lead to Global Food Crisis?

​Could India's Rice Export Ban Lead to Global Food Crisis?

Posted by Stelios on 6th Sep 2023

As India partially bans rice exports, there's mounting concern about the potential global food crisis. The move by the Indian government aims to counter soaring domestic prices and increase local a … read more
​The Intriguing Tale of McDonald's Filet-O-Fish

​The Intriguing Tale of McDonald's Filet-O-Fish

Posted by Stelios on 5th Sep 2023

The Filet-O-Fish may not enjoy the same status as the Big Mac, but it's a McDonald's offering that has withstood the test of time since 1962. This simple fish sandwich, consisting of a fish filet, … read more
​The Future of Pizza Hut U.K. in Jeopardy Amidst Looming Debt Crisis

​The Future of Pizza Hut U.K. in Jeopardy Amidst Looming Debt Crisis

Posted by Stelios on 5th Sep 2023

Pizza Hut's British operation is sinking into a severe debt crisis, aggravated by surging inflation rates. The American corporation's largest U.K. franchise, which employs over 4,000 staff across 1 … read more
Do Fast Food Ads Lie? Burger King Faces Lawsuit Over Whopper Sizes

Do Fast Food Ads Lie? Burger King Faces Lawsuit Over Whopper Sizes

Posted by Stelios on 5th Sep 2023

A US judge has ruled that Burger King must confront a legal case accusing the company of presenting its Whopper burger as being larger in its menu images than in reality. The lawsuit claims the fas … read more
​Smokey & Sweet Tomato-Bacon Relish

​Smokey & Sweet Tomato-Bacon Relish

Posted by Emily on 4th Sep 2023

Indulge in a delectable relish teeming with bacon, onion, and tomato, subtly enhanced with maple syrup, demerara sugar, balsamic vinegar, and Dijon mustard. Imagine this Tomato-Bacon Relish accompa … read more
​A Comprehensive Guide to Pepper: The World's Most Popular Spice

​A Comprehensive Guide to Pepper: The World's Most Popular Spice

Posted by Emily on 4th Sep 2023

The crinkled peppercorn, though small, has held a significant role throughout culinary history. Recognised as the globe's most essential spice, its widespread appeal and impact on worldwide trade a … read more
​The Ultimate Umami Caesar Dressing

​The Ultimate Umami Caesar Dressing

Posted by Stelios on 3rd Sep 2023

Whipping up your own Caesar dressing is a doddle, and it trumps anything you can buy off the shelf. You can tailor it to your requirements, making it as garlicky or fishy as you fancy. Trust me, yo … read more
​Rising Food Prices in India Have Global Implications

​Rising Food Prices in India Have Global Implications

Posted by Stelios on 2nd Sep 2023

India is grappling with a steep rise in food prices due to adverse climate conditions like the driest August in over 100 years. The inflation rate for food items has soared above 11%, causing domes … read more
​Make-It-Yourself Homemade Corn Relish

​Make-It-Yourself Homemade Corn Relish

Posted by Emily on 2nd Sep 2023

This simple accompaniment pairs wonderfully with hot dogs, burgers, homemade fishcakes, and rustic haddock goujons. While you can easily purchase corn relish from a cash & carry, making … read more
​Zesty Jalapeño-Lime Mayonnaise

​Zesty Jalapeño-Lime Mayonnaise

Posted by Stelios on 1st Sep 2023

This Jalapeño-Lime Mayonnaise recipe is not just your run-of-the-mill sauce; it bursts with a stimulating blend of heat, tang, and freshness. It's the secret sauce your menu has been yearning for - … read more
​Cullen Skink Luxury Fishcakes

​Cullen Skink Luxury Fishcakes

Posted by Stelios on 1st Sep 2023

Indulge in the sumptuousness of these Smoked Haddock Fishcakes, a luxurious tribute to the Scottish classic Cullen Skink - a hearty, smoky haddock soup from the northeast coast of Scotland. … read more
​Introducing Alabama's White Wonder Sauce

​Introducing Alabama's White Wonder Sauce

Posted by Stelios on 28th Aug 2023

Indulge in a revelation that boldly stands apart from traditional red barbecue sauces. This lusciously creamy yet tangy Alabama White Sauce is perfect for lavishing over golden buttermilk-frie … read more
​Unleash the Crunch: Spicy Fried Chicken with Alpha Coating

​Unleash the Crunch: Spicy Fried Chicken with Alpha Coating

Posted by Stelios on 28th Aug 2023

Are you looking for a finger-licking, homemade delight that won't keep you in the kitchen for hours and your customers returning for more? You've stumbled upon the perfect recipe! Our Spicy Fried C … read more
​Superior House-Made Ranch Dressing

​Superior House-Made Ranch Dressing

Posted by Stelios on 28th Aug 2023

Upgrade your menu with this exceptional house-made Ranch dressing. Its creamy texture and robust flavour profile surpass any shop-bought alternative, making it the perfect dipping sauce. Craf … read more
​Game-Changing Jerk Fried Chicken, Powered by Ceres Alpha Coater

​Game-Changing Jerk Fried Chicken, Powered by Ceres Alpha Coater

Posted by Stelios on 28th Aug 2023

Unlock extraordinary flavours with our Jerk Fried Chicken - an impeccable fusion of authentic Caribbean flavours and modern frying techniques. This dish will have your customers coming back for mor … read more
The Ultimate Classic Russian Dressing

The Ultimate Classic Russian Dressing

Posted by Emily on 27th Aug 2023

If you're fond of Thousand Island Dressing, you'll likely be equally obsessed with this Classic Russian Dressing. Like our other homemade sauce recipes like Classic Russian Dressing,  … read more
​Heavenly Tahini Sauce

​Heavenly Tahini Sauce

Posted by Stelios on 27th Aug 2023

Let your customers indulge in this luxurious and robust flavoured Tahini Sauce. Prepared with just a few ingredients like tahini paste, garlic, and freshly squeezed lemon juice, this sauce offers a … read more
​Managing Foam in Frying: Strategies for Oil Management

​Managing Foam in Frying: Strategies for Oil Management

Posted by Emily on 27th Aug 2023

Have you ever wondered about the causes of foaming and how it can be prevented? We'll explain several reasons why your frying oil might be prone to foaming and offer some frying tips to ensure your … read more
​Franchise, Fries, and Fortitude: A Look at 'The Founder'

​Franchise, Fries, and Fortitude: A Look at 'The Founder'

Posted by Stelios on 27th Aug 2023

Ah, McDonald's is a ubiquitous symbol of fast food globally, yet have you ever wondered how it all began? 'The Founder,' available for streaming on Netflix, tells the tale of Ray Kroc, a struggling … read more
Beyond the Fryer: A Comprehensive Directory of Frying Range Manufacturers

Beyond the Fryer: A Comprehensive Directory of Frying Range Manufacturers

Posted by Emily on 27th Aug 2023

When considering the purchase of a frying range or the need to get in touch with manufacturers, here is a comprehensive list of reputable companies in alphabetical order: Blackburn Frying Rang … read more
​The Dark Side of the Gig Economy: A UK Perspective

​The Dark Side of the Gig Economy: A UK Perspective

Posted by Emily on 26th Aug 2023

In today's world of instant gratification, we're spoilt for choice. Fancy a late-night kebab or an impromptu taxi ride? There's an app for that. No more waiting, no more hassle. But have you ever p … read more
​Books All Hospitality Professionals Should Read

​Books All Hospitality Professionals Should Read

Posted by Stelios on 26th Aug 2023

Navigating the often intricate world of the hospitality industry requires an intrinsic sense of service and robust knowledge and skill sets in customer relations and employee management. And what b … read more
​Kroc’s Empire: A Deep Dive into 'Grinding it Out

​Kroc’s Empire: A Deep Dive into 'Grinding it Out

Posted by Stelios on 25th Aug 2023

I've had this book for a while now, and I've read it several times over the years. After reading "Grinding it Out: The Making of McDonald's," the journey of Ray Kroc, you can't help but be inspired … read more
​A Feast of Wisdom: A Review of Setting the Table by Danny Meyer

​A Feast of Wisdom: A Review of Setting the Table by Danny Meyer

Posted by Stelios on 25th Aug 2023

Danny Meyer is the founder and co-owner of an array of critically acclaimed restaurants, cafés, and other food-centric enterprises throughout New York City. He has co-authored several cookbooks, an … read more
​Study Questions Eco-Friendliness of Paper Straws Due to Presence of 'Forever Chemicals'

​Study Questions Eco-Friendliness of Paper Straws Due to Presence of 'Forever Chemicals'

Posted by Emily on 25th Aug 2023

Belgian researchers have warned that paper drinking straws, often touted as an eco-friendly alternative to plastic, might not be as environmentally benign as believed. The study found that 18 out o … read more
​Salmon Farms Face 'Biological' Issues

​Salmon Farms Face 'Biological' Issues

Posted by Emily on 25th Aug 2023

Several of Scotland's leading salmon farms have highlighted ongoing significant "biological" issues. This frequently pertains to challenges like sea lice or illnesses, and there's been added pressu … read more
​Easy & Delicious Steak Pie: A British Classic

​Easy & Delicious Steak Pie: A British Classic

Posted by Stelios on 24th Aug 2023

Who doesn't adore a hearty steak pie, especially after a gruelling day or to warm up on a chilly winter evening? This foolproof recipe is a doddle designed to save you time without skimping on flav … read more
​Subway: Closing the Book on Family Ownership

​Subway: Closing the Book on Family Ownership

Posted by Stelios on 24th Aug 2023

Subway, a leading sandwich chain, has entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by Roark Capital, a major private equity firm. This marks a significant shift for Subway, moving it away from nea … read more
Not as Old as You Think: The True Stories Behind Classic Dishes

Not as Old as You Think: The True Stories Behind Classic Dishes

Posted by Stelios on 24th Aug 2023

You might be surprised that some of the world's most iconic dishes are younger than your grandparents, parents, and even you. While we often think these classics have stood the test of centuries, y … read more
​Following McDonald's, Burger King India Opts to Remove Tomatoes from Its Offerings

​Following McDonald's, Burger King India Opts to Remove Tomatoes from Its Offerings

Posted by Stelios on 20th Aug 2023

Burger King has announced the exclusion of tomatoes from its fare in its Indian establishments due to a significant increase in costs. The fast-food company cited "unstable conditions affecting the … read more
Ceres Hosts Media Training Day For Shortlisted Shops

Ceres Hosts Media Training Day For Shortlisted Shops

Posted by Emily on 15th Aug 2023

We are delighted to be supporting The NFFF and the 2024 National Fish & Chip Awards by hosting a media training day. The event will take place on Monday 23rd October 2023 and is designed t … read more
​More than Meets the Ear: How Sound Serves Up Success

​More than Meets the Ear: How Sound Serves Up Success

Posted by Stelios on 14th Aug 2023

Ever walked into an empty house, workplace or eatery and felt something was missing? Beyond the absence of furniture, the sound has an unmistakable emptiness - a stark, echoing tone. Yet, introduce so … read more
Unlock the Secret to Profitable Beer-Battered Onion Rings!

Unlock the Secret to Profitable Beer-Battered Onion Rings!

Posted by Nick on 14th Aug 2023

Are you looking to dazzle your customers and bottom line? Dive into the world of these easy-to-make, high-profit beer-battered onion rings. They are a snap to whip up and fly out the fryers – mak … read more
Spicy Korean Fried Chicken Wings

Spicy Korean Fried Chicken Wings

Posted by Nick on 14th Aug 2023

This korean fried chicken is super addictive, coated in a glossy sauce made from smoky ‘gochujang’ chilli paste, roasted sesame oil, garlic, ginger and tangy rice vinegar. The recipe can easily be … read more
​Maintaining Your Hewigo Frying Range with Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner

​Maintaining Your Hewigo Frying Range with Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner

Posted by Stelios on 14th Aug 2023

Hewigo stands as the UK's premier manufacturer of frying ranges for fish and chip shops and takeaway outlets, pioneering high-efficiency ranges since July 2001. Our products, particularly high-effi … read more
​Carron Fish Bar: A Decade's Vision Brought to Life

​Carron Fish Bar: A Decade's Vision Brought to Life

Posted by Emily on 14th Aug 2023

In the latter part of the previous year, Murray Watson finally embarked on a long-anticipated revamp of Carron Fish Bar in Stonehaven, Aberdeen, a dream nurtured ever since he and his parents acqui … read more
​Batter, Business, and Building Bonds: The Tale of The Ridgeway Fish Bar

​Batter, Business, and Building Bonds: The Tale of The Ridgeway Fish Bar

Posted by Emily on 14th Aug 2023

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the introduction of click & collect and delivery services became a lifeline for many businesses. This sentiment rings true for the majority, including Dann … read more
A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

Posted by Emily on 14th Aug 2023

What is your biggest asset? If you think about it, it should be your staff. Without them, where would you be?While costs are rising for you – wrapping is the latest commodity to go through the roof, d … read more
Greek Fried Chicken Drizzled With Honey

Greek Fried Chicken Drizzled With Honey

Posted by Nick on 13th Aug 2023

This recipe is fragrant and tasty; you wouldn’t usually think of greek food and fried chicken. This recipe is easy, and you prepare it in advance.  The chicken in this recipe is su … read more
​Crispy & Melty: Rustic Mozzarella Croquette Recipe

​Crispy & Melty: Rustic Mozzarella Croquette Recipe

Posted by Stelios on 13th Aug 2023

Whipping up your own Mozzarella Croquettes is simple and serves as a delightfully melty accompaniment or a main served with freshly fried chips. I've always been fond of the stretchy c … read more
​Beyond Meat Lowers Annual Revenue Predictions as Demand for Plant-Based Meat Drops

​Beyond Meat Lowers Annual Revenue Predictions as Demand for Plant-Based Meat Drops

Posted by Emily on 12th Aug 2023

Beyond Meat has reduced its yearly revenue projection and failed to meet net sales estimates for the second quarter, suggesting that the decreasing demand for its more expensive plant-based meat al … read more
Supercharge Your Mushy Peas: The Freezing Secret!

Supercharge Your Mushy Peas: The Freezing Secret!

Posted by Stelios on 12th Aug 2023

Fancy an uncomplicated trick to upgrade your pea game? Ever been caught off guard and wished for a quick stash of ready-to-cook peas? Dream of consistently creamy mushy peas every time you make them?E … read more
​Brilliant Banana & Chocolate Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

​Brilliant Banana & Chocolate Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

Posted by Emily on 12th Aug 2023

These Brilliant Banana & Chocolate, Pancakes, are more than just offering another delectable dish – it's about adding an irresistible treat that your customers will rave about. Gluten-free options … read more
​Perfecting the Marrowfat Pea Soak

​Perfecting the Marrowfat Pea Soak

Posted by Stelios on 12th Aug 2023

We're all familiar with the routine of soaking marrowfat peas. The common adage has long been to let them steep overnight. But what does 'overnight' truly entail? 8 hours? Perhaps 12? Have you ever … read more
​The Ultimate Indulgence: Buttermilk Pancake

​The Ultimate Indulgence: Buttermilk Pancake

Posted by Emily on 12th Aug 2023

Pancakes reign supreme at the table, their flavour evoking the essence of breakfast: eggy, a touch salty, and just shy of sweet. Slightly indulgent yet entirely fitting for the morning, th … read more
​The Marvellous Art of Marrowfat Pea Washing!

​The Marvellous Art of Marrowfat Pea Washing!

Posted by Stelios on 12th Aug 2023

We're all rushed off our feet, especially in the hustle and bustle of a British Fish & Chip Shop. Yet, amidst the whirlwind of tasks, one mustn't forget a crucial pre-opening ritual: giving our spl … read more
​The Brit-Indian Fusion Fried Chicken

​The Brit-Indian Fusion Fried Chicken

Posted by Emily on 11th Aug 2023

Embrace the sublime fusion of British, Indian, and American culinary influences with this delectable fried chicken recipe. While it isn't purely Indian, this dish delights with authentic Indian fla … read more
​A Must-Have for Your Menu: Delectable Blueberry Pancakes

​A Must-Have for Your Menu: Delectable Blueberry Pancakes

Posted by Emily on 11th Aug 2023

One can't deny the allure of these blueberry pancakes. Not only are they light and fluffy, having been crafted meticulously from scratch, but they're also delicately fragranced with vanilla, adding … read more
​Beyond the Green: Marrowfat Peas VS Garden Peas

​Beyond the Green: Marrowfat Peas VS Garden Peas

Posted by Emily on 10th Aug 2023

Every so often, I stumble upon mushy peas on the internet, but they seem more like crafty doppelgängers. They're overly green, excessively sleek, and just too polished. To set the record straight, … read more
​The Ceres Super Absorbent Cloths Revolution: Making Waves in the Kitchen!

​The Ceres Super Absorbent Cloths Revolution: Making Waves in the Kitchen!

Posted by Emily on 10th Aug 2023

When you think of promoting the consistency of your fish and chips, secret batter recipes or premium fish cuts might come to mind. But the unsung hero? Ceres Super Absorbent Cloths. … read more
​Considering a Loyalty Scheme? Here's What You Need to Know.

​Considering a Loyalty Scheme? Here's What You Need to Know.

Posted by Emily on 10th Aug 2023

Have you ever considered setting up a loyalty scheme to show appreciation to your dedicated customers? Loyalty programmes not only incentivise repeat business, but they're also a powerful marketing … read more
​Guard Your Fish & Chip Shop Against Fires: Essential Tips

​Guard Your Fish & Chip Shop Against Fires: Essential Tips

Posted by Emily on 10th Aug 2023

For every fish and chip shop owner, the fear of seeing their business, their pride and joy, up in flames is ever-present. Beyond the economic implications, a fire threatens the well-being of staff, … read more
​Wheat Prices Spike Amid Russia-Ukraine Tensions

​Wheat Prices Spike Amid Russia-Ukraine Tensions

Posted by Emily on 8th Aug 2023

Wheat prices have risen since February due to Russia's extensive assaults on Ukrainian ports and grain storage facilities, notably on the Danube River. Following a Russian drone strike on a Ukraini … read more
​Crispy Battered Mini Sausages

​Crispy Battered Mini Sausages

Posted by Emily on 8th Aug 2023

There's a certain joy in a crispy battered sausage served with Ceres Curry Sauce. But what about making it more delightful by having a bounty of these small tasty treats? They're … read more
​Beyond Price: Getting Comprehensive Business Insurance

​Beyond Price: Getting Comprehensive Business Insurance

Posted by Stelios on 8th Aug 2023

When renewal season approaches, the question is often: "Where's the cheapest? Insurance" While it's natural to want a fair price, the cheapest doesn't always mean the best. Remember, every business … read more
​Understanding Essential Accounting Terms For Your Business

​Understanding Essential Accounting Terms For Your Business

Posted by Stelios on 8th Aug 2023

As a business owner, you shouldn't rely solely on your accountant for financial insights. Even though diving into accounting terms might seem low on your priorities, understanding the basics can be … read more
​Thinking of Letting Someone Go? Key Considerations Beforehand

​Thinking of Letting Someone Go? Key Considerations Beforehand

Posted by Emily on 8th Aug 2023

Making the decision to dismiss an employee is seldom straightforward. Even seasoned managers might find it difficult to part ways with a longstanding team member. Nonetheless, reshaping your team c … read more
​Credit Cards for Business: Pros, Pitfalls, and Perks

​Credit Cards for Business: Pros, Pitfalls, and Perks

Posted by Emily on 8th Aug 2023

Hey there! I bet loads of you whip out a credit card for your personal shopping. But ever thought of having one just for your business? If you're savvy, using a business credit card ca … read more
​Bright Future Ahead: A Guide to Youth Employment in UK Restaurants

​Bright Future Ahead: A Guide to Youth Employment in UK Restaurants

Posted by Emily on 8th Aug 2023

Many seek clarity regarding the permissible age for employing young individuals in a fish and chip shop and the tasks they're allowed to undertake. The confusion arises due to strict bylaws, which … read more
​The Value of Generosity: Enhancing Employee Loyalty

​The Value of Generosity: Enhancing Employee Loyalty

Posted by Emily on 7th Aug 2023

What is your most invaluable asset? Mull it over, and you’ll realise it’s your employees. Imagine your business without them, and you’ll soon find it untenable. While the rising costs … read more
​Crisp Decisions: A Guide to Buying a Fish & Chip Shop

​Crisp Decisions: A Guide to Buying a Fish & Chip Shop

Posted by Emily on 7th Aug 2023

With an influx of aspiring entrepreneurs eager to dip their toes into the fish and chip industry, it's no surprise that we're frequently sought for advice. The thrill of acquisition can quickly bec … read more
​Ultimate Curry Mayonnaise: A Spicy Twist for Your Menu

​Ultimate Curry Mayonnaise: A Spicy Twist for Your Menu

Posted by Stelios on 7th Aug 2023

Indulge your taste buds with this rich and creamy curry mayonnaise! This Indian-inspired delight is easy to whip up and is the perfect dip for chips, dipping crispy fish goujons or enhancing the fl … read more
​The Profitable Equation: Your Business + the Right Accountant

​The Profitable Equation: Your Business + the Right Accountant

Posted by Emily on 7th Aug 2023

A frequently asked question is whether hiring an accountant is a worthwhile venture. In simple terms, the answer is yes, it is worth it. Now, let's delve into the process of selecting the … read more
​Easy British Cheese Croquettes Recipe

​Easy British Cheese Croquettes Recipe

Posted by Stelios on 6th Aug 2023

Indulge in these divine croquettes featuring a trio of unique British cheeses. They are effortless to prepare and keep well for several days in the fridge. For a delightful twist, try serving them … read more
​Cooking Mushy Peas With An Induction Hob

​Cooking Mushy Peas With An Induction Hob

Posted by Emily on 6th Aug 2023

Induction hobs are unique compared to other available hobs, as they heat the pan directly instead of the hob ring. When you switch on an induction hob, a magnetic field underneath the surface is ac … read more
Effortless, Quick, and Delicious Flatbreads

Effortless, Quick, and Delicious Flatbreads

Posted by Stelios on 6th Aug 2023

The beauty of natural batter mix lies in its simplicity – just British flour and leavening agents, no needless additions. Sure, ready-made mixes are plentiful on the market, but i … read more
​Crispy Delights: Banana Fritters and Beyond

​Crispy Delights: Banana Fritters and Beyond

Posted by Emily on 6th Aug 2023

Immerse your customers in a delicious journey of flavours with our delightful dessert – the "Crispy Banana Fritters". This extraordinary recipe presents a mouth-watering blend of ripe bananas, arom … read more
​Considering Selling Your Fish & Chip Shop?

​Considering Selling Your Fish & Chip Shop?

Posted by Emily on 6th Aug 2023

It could be that you're contemplating selling your cherished Fish & Chip shop. Perhaps you're yearning for a grander venture, planning for a serene retirement or maybe even aiming to downscale. Reg … read more
​Taste of the Sea: The Supreme Fishcake

​Taste of the Sea: The Supreme Fishcake

Posted by Stelios on 6th Aug 2023

Our Supreme Fishcake is not your ordinary fishcake; it's an enticing concoction that reels you in with an exquisite blend of flavours that echo a traditional, comforting fish pie. This delicacy is … read more
​Bold & Beautiful: Exquisite Smoked Haddock Fishcakes With Capers & Lemon

​Bold & Beautiful: Exquisite Smoked Haddock Fishcakes With Capers & Lemon

Posted by Stelios on 6th Aug 2023

Dive into the world of culinary satisfaction with our bold and tantalising Smoked Haddock with Capers & Lemon Fishcakes. Not every palette will appreciate the explosion of taste, but this … read more
​Quick, Tasty, and Profitable: The Classic Homemade Fishcake Recipe

​Quick, Tasty, and Profitable: The Classic Homemade Fishcake Recipe

Posted by Stelios on 5th Aug 2023

Making your own homemade fishcakes has never been so quick and simple - so simple, in fact, that it's almost criminal. In today's demanding marketplace, your customers crave nothing but the best, a … read more
​The Ultimate Salmon & Cod Fishcake Recipe

​The Ultimate Salmon & Cod Fishcake Recipe

Posted by Stelios on 5th Aug 2023

A bold title indeed, but this fishcake recipe truly earns its acclaim. In an age where consumers see salmon as a luxury and cod as an everyday favourite, why not bring these two together for a deli … read more
Pea-fection: Your Ultimate Guide to Incredible Homemade Mushy Peas

Pea-fection: Your Ultimate Guide to Incredible Homemade Mushy Peas

Posted by Stelios on 4th Aug 2023

Introduction Mushy Peas have a special place in British cuisine. While they may have been overlooked in the past, understanding their preparation can lead to a newfound appreciation. Wheth … read more
​Punchy Bacon & Blue Cheese Sauce

​Punchy Bacon & Blue Cheese Sauce

Posted by Stelios on 3rd Aug 2023

Indulge yourself in the robust flavours of this homemade sauce that's nothing short of a profit-maker in the kitchen. Far from mundane, this sauce brings a unique twist to your menu, so don't be co … read more
​Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise: A Flavourful Adventure Made Simple

​Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise: A Flavourful Adventure Made Simple

Posted by Stelios on 3rd Aug 2023

Embark on a tasty adventure in your kitchen with this easy-to-follow recipe for Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise. It's a homemade delight packed with flavour. What You Will Need: … read more
​Finger-Licking Profits: The Business Behind the Chicken Tenders Boom

​Finger-Licking Profits: The Business Behind the Chicken Tenders Boom

Posted by Emily on 3rd Aug 2023

The Humble Beginning Chicken's reign in fast food menus is no secret. It's been celebrated in the form of nuggets and sandwiches for decades. But there's a new champion in town: the ubiquitou … read more
​Absolutely Splendid Homemade Onion Pakora

​Absolutely Splendid Homemade Onion Pakora

Posted by Stelios on 3rd Aug 2023

This is a straightforward recipe that takes hardly any time to prepare and can be made in advance. These Homemade Onion Pakoras might well be the upsell item you've been seeking. They're inexpensiv … read more
​Homemade Mint Raita: A Fresh and Creamy Indian Delight

​Homemade Mint Raita: A Fresh and Creamy Indian Delight

Posted by Stelios on 3rd Aug 2023

It's quite possible to purchase a mint yoghurt sauce from a shop, but those ready-made sauces often sit on the shelf, forgotten. Typically a blend of water, oil, sugar, and flavours, they might be … read more
​Flavour-packed Sausage & Cheese Croquettes

​Flavour-packed Sausage & Cheese Croquettes

Posted by Stelios on 3rd Aug 2023

Delight your customer's taste buds with these delicious sausage and cheese croquettes featuring the Ceres Fishcake Mix and Rustic Breadcrumb. This simple yet flavourful recipe ensures a c … read more
​Finding the Perfect Fit: Insurance Tailored for Your Business

​Finding the Perfect Fit: Insurance Tailored for Your Business

Posted by Emily on 2nd Aug 2023

It's that time again – renewal season! And like clockwork, the big question emerges: "Who's the best for insurance?" Often, this boils down to "Who's the cheapest?" But hold on; it's m … read more