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​Savour the Flavour with Cheating Chicken Curry

​Savour the Flavour with Cheating Chicken Curry

Posted by Stelios on 2nd Aug 2023

Have you ever wished for a way to dazzle your customers with a fragrant, sumptuous chicken curry without fuss? Well, your culinary dreams are about to come true with our Cheating Chicken Curry. Uti … read more
​A Simple Guide to Value-Added Tax (VAT) in the UK

​A Simple Guide to Value-Added Tax (VAT) in the UK

Posted by Emily on 2nd Aug 2023

Introduction to VAT: What Is It? Value Added Tax, or VAT is a type of sales tax paid by consumers, not businesses. It represents the extra value added to a product between a supplier and t … read more
​Crispy Salmon Tatsuta-Agé: A Japanese Delight

​Crispy Salmon Tatsuta-Agé: A Japanese Delight

Posted by Stelios on 2nd Aug 2023

Indulge in the exquisite taste of Salmon Tatsuta-Agé, a beloved Japanese tradition. This recipe brings the succulent flavours of marinated Salmon and the crunch of a perfect deep-fried coating. And … read more
Cleaning Your Commercial Fryer with the Ceres Deep Fryer

Cleaning Your Commercial Fryer with the Ceres Deep Fryer

Posted by Emily on 2nd Aug 2023

Your deep fryer is at the heart of your kitchen, and it deserves top-tier care. Whether you're working with a Florigo, Kiremko, Hewigo, Pitco, Ultrafryer, Frymaster, H … read more
​The VAT Conundrum: Greggs, Fish & Chips, and the Battle for Tax Fairness

​The VAT Conundrum: Greggs, Fish & Chips, and the Battle for Tax Fairness

Posted by Stelios on 2nd Aug 2023

The complexity of the VAT system, particularly concerning hot food, often perplexes even seasoned business people. This issue frequently surfaces, especially in discussions around Greggs PLC and ot … read more
​Mastering the Rota: A Comprehensive Guide to Employee Scheduling

​Mastering the Rota: A Comprehensive Guide to Employee Scheduling

Posted by Emily on 2nd Aug 2023

Managing an employee rota can feel like a juggling act. Employees may have other commitments like schooling, family, or additional jobs. As a business owner, you understand the complexity of schedu … read more
HennyPenny Pressure Fryer Cleaning with Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner

HennyPenny Pressure Fryer Cleaning with Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner

Posted by Stelios on 1st Aug 2023

When it comes to keeping your Henny Penny fryer in optimal condition, there's a secret weapon: Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner. Why Use Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner? 1. Eliminates Stub … read more
Crumb Chronicles: A Practical Guide to Breadcrumbs

Crumb Chronicles: A Practical Guide to Breadcrumbs

Posted by Stelios on 1st Aug 2023

Choosing the correct type of breadcrumb for your business might be a challenge. Breadcrumbs offer a wide variety of options, and to make the selection process easier, we've categorised them into th … read more
​Tap Into Hidden Talent: Hire Ex-Offenders

​Tap Into Hidden Talent: Hire Ex-Offenders

Posted by Emily on 1st Aug 2023

Are you looking to fill a position with a skilled, enthusiastic employee? Your search might have taken you to online advertisements, in-house referrals, or the Jobcentre. But there's an untapped re … read more
ULTRAFRYER Fryer Cleaning with Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner

ULTRAFRYER Fryer Cleaning with Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner

Posted by Stelios on 29th Jul 2023

Ultrafryer is a top choice for many restaurants and commercial kitchens due to its ability to produce crispy French fries, wings, and other delectable breaded items in a matter of minutes. Regular … read more
Florigo Cleaning with Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner

Florigo Cleaning with Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner

Posted by Stelios on 28th Jul 2023

Maintaining your Florigo frying range is essential, given its sizeable investment. Regular cleaning with Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner ensures peak performance and a longer lifespan for your applia … read more
The Power of Regular Fryer Boil Outs

The Power of Regular Fryer Boil Outs

Posted by Stelios on 27th Jul 2023

We all love the tantalising aroma and satisfying crunch of freshly fried fish & chips. Whether it's crispy chicken tenders, calamari, or mouthwatering tempura prawns, there's something undeniably d … read more
​How to Sort Out a Kitchen Oil Spill without Losing Your Cool

​How to Sort Out a Kitchen Oil Spill without Losing Your Cool

Posted by Stelios on 26th Jul 2023

You might be looking at this article and thinking, "Why on earth would I need to know what to do with an oil spill in a kitchen?" Well, being ready for such a mess could save your bacon! If you hav … read more
Boost Your Sales with the Awesome Ceres Alpha Coater!

Boost Your Sales with the Awesome Ceres Alpha Coater!

Posted by Emily on 25th Jul 2023

Are you feeling the pressure to up your game and attract customers' attention with many quality food choices? We've got your back with our brand-new creation: the Ceres Alpha Coater!Picture th … read more
Sinfully Cheesy & Garlicky Cheddar Herb Croquettes

Sinfully Cheesy & Garlicky Cheddar Herb Croquettes

Posted by Stelios on 25th Jul 2023

Allow yourself to surrender to the decadent appeal of these splendidly indulgent Cheddar & Herb Croquettes. With a universal appeal that transcends ages, once your customers have tried Sinfully Che … read more
Unleashing Our Latest Innovation: The Power of Natural Cleaning in Your Hands with Ceres Natural Degreaser

Unleashing Our Latest Innovation: The Power of Natural Cleaning in Your Hands with Ceres Natural Degreaser

Posted by Stelios on 24th Jul 2023

Two years after the successful launch of our acclaimed Deep Fryer Cleaner, we are thrilled to bring you another breakthrough in our trusted line of cleaning solutions: the Natural Degreaser. … read more
​The Game-Changing Deep Fryer Revamp – A Tale of Transformation at Auckley Friery

​The Game-Changing Deep Fryer Revamp – A Tale of Transformation at Auckley Friery

Posted by Emily on 24th Jul 2023

When David from Auckley Friery was introduced to the possibility of testing the Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner, he was sceptical at best. His past experiences were marred with ineffective treatments … read more
​Getting Blanched Chips Right: A Step-By-Step Guide

​Getting Blanched Chips Right: A Step-By-Step Guide

Posted by Stelios on 23rd Jul 2023

The humble potato chip, known as French Fries in the United States, varies significantly in shape and size depending on where you find yourself. The British chips are thick, hearty slices of potato … read more
Mastering Cash Flow: The Lifeblood of Your Business

Mastering Cash Flow: The Lifeblood of Your Business

Posted by Stelios on 22nd Jul 2023

Cash flow is often referred to as the lifeblood of a business, and rightly so. It encompasses all forms of payment received at the point of purchase, be it coins, notes, or card payments. It's the … read more
The Perfect Tartare Sauce - Quick, Profitable, and Irresistibly Versatile!

The Perfect Tartare Sauce - Quick, Profitable, and Irresistibly Versatile!

Posted by Stelios on 21st Jul 2023

In the delightful world of fish and chips, one accompaniment reigns supreme - the delicious tartare sauce. Loved by many and a staple in this classic dish, it has the power to create extra profit a … read more
Maximising Profits: The Art of Upselling and Cross-Selling

Maximising Profits: The Art of Upselling and Cross-Selling

Posted by Stelios on 21st Jul 2023

In the dynamic world of sales, the art of upselling and cross-selling unlocks the gateway to unparalleled profit potential. These powerful techniques, though diverse in execution, share a common pr … read more
​Understanding Acrylamide: What You Need to Know

​Understanding Acrylamide: What You Need to Know

Posted by Stelios on 21st Jul 2023

Acrylamide is a natural chemical that forms when we cook starchy foods like bread and potatoes at high temperatures for a long time. When we fry, bake, roast, toast, or grill these foods above 120° … read more
Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Posted by Stelios on 21st Jul 2023

Celebrate the all-American classic with our delicious and crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken recipe. The combination of tender chicken, creamy buttermilk, and a flavourful coating creates the perfect … read more
A Guide to Chipping & Treating Chips

A Guide to Chipping & Treating Chips

Posted by Stelios on 21st Jul 2023

In this guide, we present two methods for preparing and treating chips, each yielding excellent results. Whether you follow the standard method or opt for the concentrated, fast soak method, you'll … read more
Improve Your Chips by Reducing Excess  Starch!

Improve Your Chips by Reducing Excess Starch!

Posted by Stelios on 21st Jul 2023

Potatoes, those underground tubers grown on the roots of the potato plant, are the basis for popular foods like french fries, potato chips, and potato flour.  When fresh, potatoes … read more
Kiremko Cleaning with Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner

Kiremko Cleaning with Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner

Posted by Emily on 21st Jul 2023

Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Your Kiremko Frying Range with Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner. Regularly cleaning your Kiremko frying range with Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner is essential … read more
Ceres Natural Degreaser: The Powerhouse Cleaner You've Been Waiting For!

Ceres Natural Degreaser: The Powerhouse Cleaner You've Been Waiting For!

Posted by Stelios on 20th Jul 2023

Are you tired of struggling with stubborn grease and grime? Look no further! Ceres Natural Degreaser is the ultimate solution for turbocharged cleaning, delivering powerful results while being 10 … read more
Ceres Rustic Breadcrumbs - the perfect crunchy coating

Ceres Rustic Breadcrumbs - the perfect crunchy coating

Posted by Stelios on 18th Jul 2023

Giving a natural look and an unrivalled texture to a range of fried foods is the new Rustic Breadcrumbs from Ceres. Perfect for coating thicker products such as fish fillets, fish … read more
Traditional Batter Mix sets new standards

Traditional Batter Mix sets new standards

Posted by Stelios on 18th Jul 2023

Introducing our latest creation: Traditional Batter Mix. As food enthusiasts, we are thrilled to share we have developed this exceptional batter mix specifically for foodservice operators like … read more
​Ήρθε η Επανάσταση στη Συντήρηση της Φριτέζας σας με το Καθαριστικό Φριτέζας Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner!

​Ήρθε η Επανάσταση στη Συντήρηση της Φριτέζας σας με το Καθαριστικό Φριτέζας Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner!

Posted by Yannis on 16th Jul 2023

Ο τακτικός καθαρισμός με βραστό νερό είναι απολύτως απαραίτητος όταν πρόκειται για τη φροντίδα και τη συντήρηση των φριτέζων σας. Όλοι γνωρίζουμε την καθημερινή φθορά που πρέπει να αντέχουν οι φριτ … read more
¡Revoluciona el Mantenimiento de tu Freidora con el Limpiador de Freidoras Ceres!

¡Revoluciona el Mantenimiento de tu Freidora con el Limpiador de Freidoras Ceres!

Posted by Carlos on 16th Jul 2023

Los “boil-outs” (hervidos) periódicos son imprescindibles para el cuidado y mantenimiento de las freidoras. Todos conocemos el desgaste diario de las freidoras: temperaturas extremas, acumulación d … read more
​Rivoluziona la cura della tua friggitrice con Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner!

​Rivoluziona la cura della tua friggitrice con Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner!

Posted by Allegra on 16th Jul 2023

La manutenzione e la cura delle vostre friggitrici sono assolutamente necessarie quando si effettuano regolari boil-out. Sappiamo tutti quanto siano difficili da gestire le vostre friggitrici: temp … read more
​Révolutionnez l'Entretien de votre Friteuse avec le Nettoyant pour Friteuses Ceres !

​Révolutionnez l'Entretien de votre Friteuse avec le Nettoyant pour Friteuses Ceres !

Posted by Colette on 16th Jul 2023

Les nettoyages par ébullition réguliers sont absolument essentiels pour le soin et l'entretien de vos friteuses. Nous sommes tous conscients des épreuves quotidiennes que vos friteuses subissent - … read more
Revolutionise Your Fryer Maintenance with Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner!

Revolutionise Your Fryer Maintenance with Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner!

Posted by Stelios on 16th Jul 2023

When it comes to the care and upkeep of your fryers, regular boil-outs are an absolute must. We all know the daily beating that your fryers endure—extreme temperatures, carbon build-up, polymerisation … read more
​Revolutionieren Sie die Wartung Ihrer Fritteuse mit Ceres Fritteusenreiniger!

​Revolutionieren Sie die Wartung Ihrer Fritteuse mit Ceres Fritteusenreiniger!

Posted by Anke on 16th Jul 2023

Regelmäßiges Auskochen ist ein absolutes Muss, wenn es um die Pflege und Instandhaltung Ihrer Fritteusen geht. Wir alle kennen die täglichen Strapazen, denen Ihre Fritteusen ausgesetzt sind: extrem … read more
​Revolutioneer Je Friteuseonderhoud met Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner!

​Revolutioneer Je Friteuseonderhoud met Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner!

Posted by Floris on 16th Jul 2023

Regelmatige schoonmaak zijn absoluut noodzakelijk als het gaat om de zorg en het onderhoud van je friteuses. We weten allemaal hoe je friteuses dagelijks worden belast - extreme temperaturen, kools … read more
The Secret to Perfectly Crispy Fish & Chips: Knowing the  Enemies of Frying Oil

The Secret to Perfectly Crispy Fish & Chips: Knowing the Enemies of Frying Oil

Posted by Stelios on 15th Jul 2023

Imagine a world without the irresistible crunch of fish and chips. Unthinkable. Behind every mouthwatering bite lies a crucial ingredient: frying oil in impeccable condition. The quality of our favour … read more
Discover the Versatility of Ceres Natural Bicarbonate of Soda

Discover the Versatility of Ceres Natural Bicarbonate of Soda

Posted by Emily on 14th Jul 2023

Your pantry is home to a multitude of products, but among them lies a proper all-purpose solution for various catering predicaments. Ceres Natural Bicarbonate of Soda, with its affordability, environm … read more
How to make Ceres Curry Sauce

How to make Ceres Curry Sauce

Posted by Stelios on 13th Jul 2023

The British public has a great affinity for curry sauce, particularly the one found in chip shops. The Ceres Curry Sauce is a high-quality option designed for the chip shops of today. It con … read more
The Fishermen's Chippy drives for quality

The Fishermen's Chippy drives for quality

Posted by Emily on 11th Jul 2023

As well as three fish and chip shops in southwest Cornwall, Tom Doran owns The Fishermen's Chippy mobile fish and chip van, which tours campsites and fetes during the week and attends functi … read more
How to make Ceres Gravy Mix

How to make Ceres Gravy Mix

Posted by Stelios on 10th Jul 2023

There's often debate about how Gravy should be enjoyed in the UK. While it's commonly served with roast dinners and pies with chips, pouring Gravy over fish and chips can spark a heated argument! But … read more
Frymaster Fryer Cleaning with Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner

Frymaster Fryer Cleaning with Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner

Posted by Stelios on 9th Jul 2023

When it comes to keeping your Frymaster fryers in optimal condition, regular maintenance is an absolute must. These resilient workhorses can whip up everything from crispy fries to succulent wings in … read more
Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

Posted by Nick on 19th Jun 2023

Pico de gallo is a traditional Mexican side dish with tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos.Pico de gallo is so effortless to make. You will need only five ingredients (six if you count the salt): ripe red … read more
​UK's Leading Food Company Advocates for Healthier Food Taxes

​UK's Leading Food Company Advocates for Healthier Food Taxes

Posted by Emily on 14th Jun 2023

One of the UK's prominent food corporations, Danone UK & Ireland, known for its Actimel yoghurt brand, believes that the government needs to play a more significant role in encouraging healthier co … read more
Pineapple & Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce

Pineapple & Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce

Posted by Nick on 12th Jun 2023

Scotch bonnet chillies and pineapple belong together; this topical hot sauce is an absolute winner of a sauce. The recipe has minimal ingredients, takes no time to make, and lasts ages in … read more
A poem about fish and chips

A poem about fish and chips

Posted by Emily on 10th Jun 2023

Meeting and cooking for the Chelsea Pensioners on National Fish & Chip Day was a real honour and hearing their memories and stories of a dish they grew up on was absolutely fascinating. What we did … read more
Captain Thornton’s Leeds the way 

Captain Thornton’s Leeds the way 

Posted by Emily on 3rd Jun 2023

When most people hear the name Thornton’s, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the chocolatier. But if you’re from Leeds, it’s more likely to be the two fish and chip takeaways James and … read more
Chelsea Pensioners enjoy fish & chips on National Fish & Chip Day

Chelsea Pensioners enjoy fish & chips on National Fish & Chip Day

Posted by Emily on 2nd Jun 2023

We had the honour of cooking fish and chips for over 200 Chelsea Pensioners at their Royal Hospital Chelsea home in celebration of National Fish & Chip Day on Friday 2nd June. We suppl … read more
​Has the UK Vegan Wave Peaked?

​Has the UK Vegan Wave Peaked?

Posted by Emily on 29th May 2023

Several key brands, including Oatly, Nestlé, and Innocent Drinks, have withdrawn select plant-based products from the UK market, raising questions about the robustness of the vegan trend. Per- … read more
Ceres serves Chelsea pensioners Britain’s iconic dish on national fish & chip day

Ceres serves Chelsea pensioners Britain’s iconic dish on national fish & chip day

Posted by Jessica on 28th May 2023

We are delighted to reveal that we will be serving fish and chips to the iconic Chelsea Pensioners at their Royal Hospital Chelsea home on National Fish & Chip Day.  We have the honour o … read more
Toridoll Acquires Franco Manca's Parent Company, Fulham Shore, in £93 Million Agreement

Toridoll Acquires Franco Manca's Parent Company, Fulham Shore, in £93 Million Agreement

Posted by Emily on 10th Apr 2023

Japanese culinary giant, Toridoll, is set to acquire Fulham Shore, the company behind Franco Manca, in a deal valued at £93 million. This acquisition signifies a premium of approximately 34.8% base … read more
​Is It British? FSA Probes into Pork's True Origin

​Is It British? FSA Probes into Pork's True Origin

Posted by Emily on 5th Apr 2023

Farmers Weekly has revealed that a prominent UK food manufacturer allegedly supplied supermarkets with sometimes off-quality meat. kallerna, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons According … read more
​Italy Takes Steps to Prohibit Lab-Grown Meat in Defence of Food Heritage

​Italy Takes Steps to Prohibit Lab-Grown Meat in Defence of Food Heritage

Posted by Emily on 31st Mar 2023

The Italian government has supported new legislation aiming to outlaw meat cultivated in laboratories and other synthetic foodstuffs, underscoring the safeguarding of Italian culinary heritage and … read more
Breaking down barriers for disabled workers

Breaking down barriers for disabled workers

Posted by Emily on 18th Mar 2023

The government made it clear in its Spring Budget earlier this month that it is serious about getting people back into work, announcing a range of measures totalling £3.5 billion over five years to … read more
Spring Budget 2023

Spring Budget 2023

Posted by Emily on 18th Mar 2023

As we predicted, there were no major reforms in Jeremy Hunt’s first-ever Spring Budget as Chancellor that would directly help the hospitality industry, either in terms of a VAT cut or even a hint of a … read more
Introducing  Nick

Introducing Nick

Posted by Stelios on 18th Mar 2023

Coffee shops have expert baristas, cocktail bars have professional mixologists and at Ceres we have…Nick Damurakis! I’m delighted to welcome Nick to the Ceres team as our Business Deve … read more
Stelios Named in 20 Top Hospitality Influencers for 2023

Stelios Named in 20 Top Hospitality Influencers for 2023

Posted by Emily on 14th Mar 2023

Ceres Managing Director and host of the Ceres Podcast Stelios Theocharous has been named as one of the 20 Top Hospitality Influencers for 2023. The prestigious list, compiled by media outlet Modern … read more
What is Panne?

What is Panne?

Posted by Stelios on 11th Mar 2023

When writing articles on fishcakes or doing a demonstration, people always give us a funny look when we mention the word panné (also referred to as pane). We thought now would be a good time … read more
Top Catch turns its fortunes around

Top Catch turns its fortunes around

Posted by Emily on 11th Mar 2023

Making a good living from a convenience store on a parade of shops in Southampton, Raj Khaira decided to capitalise on the fact there were 185 flats above his shop yet no takeaways to service them … read more
A Balancing Act at Linfords

A Balancing Act at Linfords

Posted by Emily on 11th Mar 2023

Using Ceres products has enabled Chris Pithey to strike the perfect balance between serving homemade items and traditional chip shop favourites at Linfords in Market Deeping, Peterborough.  … read more
Garlic & Ginger Fried Cod

Garlic & Ginger Fried Cod

Posted by Stelios on 5th Mar 2023

Over the years, I have played with different types of fish coatings, not just in my current role but also when I worked back in the family fish and chip shops. But for the most part, any off-the- … read more
​Hugh Lipscombe on Episode 134: Legacy, Leadership, and the Future of Fish & Chips

​Hugh Lipscombe on Episode 134: Legacy, Leadership, and the Future of Fish & Chips

Posted by Emily on 4th Mar 2023

In this captivating episode, we sit down with Hugh Lipscombe, the Founder and Chairman of The Chesterford Group. Hugh's journey began with the establishment of Fish N Chick'n and has since expan … read more
Exploring Monosodium Glutamate

Exploring Monosodium Glutamate

Posted by Stelios on 4th Mar 2023

WHAT IS MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE? Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a popular seasoning and flavour enhancer. It is the purest form of umami, the fifth taste sensation. Monosodium glutamate is widely used … read more
Mackerel Tatsuta Age: A Symphony of Flavors for Your Menu

Mackerel Tatsuta Age: A Symphony of Flavors for Your Menu

Posted by Stelios on 4th Mar 2023

Imagine the deep, succulent flavours of mackerel marinated in a rich fusion of soy sauce, Mirin, and freshly grated ginger. This beautiful dish, Mackerel Tatsuta Age, is more than just a main course; … read more
Tori Karaage

Tori Karaage

Posted by Nick on 4th Mar 2023

Tori karaage, named after its cooking method (frying), is traditionally made with small, boneless chicken pieces, usually thigh meat. In this recipe, the chicken is marinated in fresh ginger, garli … read more
Fritto Misto

Fritto Misto

Posted by Nick on 4th Mar 2023

Every culture does fried food, but Italians do it exceptionally well. In Italy, Fritto Misto is nearly always served as a first course and is especially lovely in bite-size pieces. We reco … read more
Crispy Hot Wings

Crispy Hot Wings

Posted by Nick on 4th Mar 2023

Nothing beats a portion of delicious hot wings with a side of punchy bacon & blue cheese sauce. Chicken wings are cheap, tasty and addictive, and you can serve them as a side or a profit-maki … read more
Crispy Calamari

Crispy Calamari

Posted by Nick on 4th Mar 2023

Golden, crispy, tender morsels of calamari. it’s the staple dish of many European and mediterranean holidays. but why can’t it be great here in the U.K? These days, squid (calamari) is available … read more
Nashville Hot Fried Chicken

Nashville Hot Fried Chicken

Posted by Nick on 4th Mar 2023

Although I have never been to Nashville, hot fried chicken is one of my favourite foods. The chicken is perfectly seasoned and breaded to create a crispy shaggy crust, then basted with Nashville hot s … read more
Sour Cream & Chive Dip

Sour Cream & Chive Dip

Posted by Nick on 4th Mar 2023

Homemade Sour Cream and Chive Dip? This Sour Cream and Chive Dip recipe is the perfect dip. It is incredibly adaptable and packed with flavour, using only a few ingredients.It tastes better than buyin … read more
Crispy Buttermilk Chicken Tenders

Crispy Buttermilk Chicken Tenders

Posted by Nick on 4th Mar 2023

These deep-fried chicken tenders are one delicious treat that your customers will love! Marinated in buttermilk and Alpha Coated, they are juicy and succulent. Perfectly crispy, these tenders a … read more
​The National Fish and Chip Awards Winners 2023

​The National Fish and Chip Awards Winners 2023

Posted by Emily on 28th Feb 2023

Today in London, the National Fish & Chip Awards unveiled this year's top contenders in an elegant award ceremony. Presented by the National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) and graced by comed … read more
British Pie Week

British Pie Week

Posted by Stelios on 19th Feb 2023

From 6th-12th March all eyes are on the pies as British Pie Week takes place, and we have all the bases covered. We’ve got everything from a really simple homemade steak pie that even you w … read more
Market Hill Hits the Mark as Business Remains Buoyant

Market Hill Hits the Mark as Business Remains Buoyant

Posted by Emily on 12th Feb 2023

Working at Market Hill Fisheries in Winterton, North Lincolnshire, as a teenager while studying for his A’ Levels, Ryan Moody had no idea that four years later, his family would own the takeaway and t … read more
Ceres Proves a Problem Solver for Auckley Friery

Ceres Proves a Problem Solver for Auckley Friery

Posted by Emily on 31st Jan 2023

David Nicolaou bought Auckley Friery in Auckley, Doncaster, almost 20 years ago. A traditional ‘80s shop at the time, it was dated with strip lighting down the middle and a suspended ceiling.  … read more
The Benefits of Being Small

The Benefits of Being Small

Posted by Emily on 24th Jan 2023

Having fried fish and chips seven days a week for 10 years and eventually burning themselves out, Terry Collinson and his wife Jennifer, downsized and bought a takeaway in Pagham, West Sussex, which t … read more
Miller's Keeps Moving Forward

Miller's Keeps Moving Forward

Posted by Emily on 8th Dec 2022

Millers certainly can’t be accused of resting on its laurels. Since winning Fish & Chip Shop of the Year in 2018, the York-based, family-run chippy has worked tirelessly to build its brand and carve o … read more
​Little Caesars Pizza Makes a Return to the UK Market

​Little Caesars Pizza Makes a Return to the UK Market

Posted by News on 8th Dec 2022

Little Caesars Pizza, the American pizza group, is returning to the UK market after a 22-year hiatus. The company plans to inaugurate four new restaurants in the upcoming months. This strategic exp … read more
Homemade Coleslaw

Homemade Coleslaw

Posted by Nick on 29th Nov 2022

Set aside shop-bought versions of Coleslaw and supercharge your menu with homemade slaw. It’s an ideal side for Fish & Chips, kebabs, and homemade fried chicken.This Homemade Coleslaw recipe is a … read more
​Wendy's Expands into UK's Northern Market with First Sheffield Franchise

​Wendy's Expands into UK's Northern Market with First Sheffield Franchise

Posted by Emily on 10th Nov 2022

Wendy's, a renowned fast-food chain, is set to mark a significant expansion in the UK by opening its first franchise location in Sheffield next month. This move signifies the brand's strategic push … read more
Pitco Fryer Cleaning with Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner

Pitco Fryer Cleaning with Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner

Posted by Stelios on 1st Nov 2022

Pitco fryers are used by many restaurants and commercial kitchens. These deep fryers can produce a variety of fried foods, from chicken nuggets to fried chicken, in just a few minutes. That's why regu … read more
Every Day Is a School Day at Chez Fred

Every Day Is a School Day at Chez Fred

Posted by Miria on 1st Nov 2022

Even with 38 years in the fish and chip trade, the last 33 spent at Chez Fred in Bournemouth, Fred Capel still believes that every day is a school day.  There’s always something to learn, … read more
Understanding Umami and Its Influence on Flavour?

Understanding Umami and Its Influence on Flavour?

Posted by Stelios on 30th Aug 2022

THE DISCOVERY OF UMAMI Umami was discovered in 1908 by Professor Kikunae Ikeda, a chemist at Tokyo Imperial University. He noticed a particular “savoury” taste in foods such as dashi, … read more
Balsamic Battle: Italy Challenging Slovenia Over the Authenticity of Balsamic Vinegar

Balsamic Battle: Italy Challenging Slovenia Over the Authenticity of Balsamic Vinegar

Posted by Stelios on 22nd Aug 2022

Last year, tensions arose between Italy and Slovenia over the title and tradition of balsamic vinegar. I recall how Italy's renowned balsamic vinegar, specifically "aceto balsamico di Modena" – a t … read more
Expand Your Menu and Build Sales With New Ceres Alpha Coater

Expand Your Menu and Build Sales With New Ceres Alpha Coater

Posted by Emily on 12th Aug 2022

Restaurants and Takeaways are under more pressure than ever to diversify, not just in light of rising fish prices but also to capture the attention of Gen Z, who want more variety, as well as quick … read more
Egg vs Batter!

Egg vs Batter!

Posted by Stelios on 1st Aug 2022

For as long as we have been making our Ceres Fishcake Mix we’ve had plenty of customers ask us what is best for dipping the fishcakes into so as the breadcrumb sticks. There are two … read more
Getting Creative With Dan Nash

Getting Creative With Dan Nash

Posted by Michael on 1st Aug 2022

Dan Nash is the founder of SixEight, a creative agency that helps turn food brands into cult brands through the power of storytelling. In our latest podcast, Dan cuts through all the marketing jargo … read more
​Counterfeit Wonka Chocolate Bars Seized in £100,000 Oxford Street Raid

​Counterfeit Wonka Chocolate Bars Seized in £100,000 Oxford Street Raid

Posted by Emily on 30th Jul 2022

Trading standards staff have confiscated a significant amount of counterfeit chocolate, specifically "Wonka Bars", from American candy shops on Oxford Street. The seized merchandise, amounting to a … read more
​The Great Feta Feud: Denmark, Greece, and the EU

​The Great Feta Feud: Denmark, Greece, and the EU

Posted by Stelios on 20th Jul 2022

In a decision that left Copenhagen looking rather sheepish, Denmark faced a setback in the European Union's top court over the feta cheese saga, which dates back decades. The Court of Justice … read more
Ramp up your recruitment drive

Ramp up your recruitment drive

Posted by Emily on 7th Jul 2022

While all business sectors are currently undergoing a staffing crisis, the hospitality industry is bearing the brunt with staff shortages reaching critical levels. According to recent ONS figures … read more
Calabrian Chilli Mayonnaise

Calabrian Chilli Mayonnaise

Posted by Stelios on 7th Jul 2022

Anyone who knows me will know that I love chillies. Something about how the chillies taste, scotch bonnets are oddly fruity underneath the fire, and African bird’s eye chillies are peppery under th … read more
Paul Gunning on his shoebox success

Paul Gunning on his shoebox success

Posted by Emily on 7th Jun 2022

He’s worked in five star hotels, 2-3 rosette and Michelin starred restaurants and, 11 years ago, he opened Purslane in Edinburgh. If you’ve not yet had a chance to listen to our podcast with Paul … read more
Tips for tough times

Tips for tough times

Posted by Stelios on 19th May 2022

It might feel at the moment that everything is stacked against you. Price increases on core ingredients are coming thick and fast, while problems with product availability are an increasing worry f … read more
Life at the sharp end

Life at the sharp end

Posted by Emily on 18th May 2022

“Knife sharpening is an important trade,” says Stefano Nella, director of sales operations of knife sharpening service Nella Cutlery Services. And he’s not joking, stating that the importanc … read more
Sandy’s raises the bar in Folkestone

Sandy’s raises the bar in Folkestone

Posted by Emily on 5th May 2022

Following a £150,000 refurbishment, a rebrand and new ownership, Sandy’s Fish & Chips has become the top-rated fish and chip shop in the Kent coastal town of Folkestone on both Google and Just Eat, an … read more
Podcast #125 Matthew Konen, Athena B, Portslade, Brighton

Podcast #125 Matthew Konen, Athena B, Portslade, Brighton

Posted by Emily on 9th Apr 2022

In this episode of the Ceres Podcast, 29-year-old Matthew Konen talks about the journey he’s been on and the challenges he’s faced since returning to help his mother, Mary, run the family fish and chi … read more
Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day

Posted by Emily on 6th Apr 2022

There are plenty of days throughout the year that you can use as a hook to promote new menu items, signature dishes and your business generally. National Fish & Chip Day is the big one, of course, but … read more
10 Tips for a stress-free national fish & chip day

10 Tips for a stress-free national fish & chip day

Posted by Emily on 4th Apr 2022

Mmm fish and chips at the seaside, photo courtesy of the Magpie Cafe in Whitby. Friday 27th May 2022 marks the seventh National Fish & Chip Day and it’s a day that you should be shout … read more
Stand Out With Our New Labelling Solutions

Stand Out With Our New Labelling Solutions

Posted by Stelios on 21st Mar 2022

We’ve launched a series of high quality, value for money food labels to help your shop run more smoothly. The first is our Advanced Food Rotation Label which allows staff preparing bat … read more
Ceres Creates a Cleaner product for Marina Fish & Chips

Ceres Creates a Cleaner product for Marina Fish & Chips

Posted by Emily on 7th Mar 2022

Like all fish and chip shop owners right now, Matthew Etches is facing spiralling prices and stock that’s hard to get hold of. It’s the biggest set of challenges to hit his business since he bought … read more