Latest News From Trevors
Wednesday, 2nd August 2017
25 year Service Award
Many, many congratulations to our Credit Control Manager, Stephen Lightowlers who celebrated 25 years of service with Trevors Foodservice yesterday. To recognise this outstanding achievement of service and loyalty, Stephen was presented with a 5 night trip to Dubai for himself and his Fiancee, from the Directors of the company.
Thursday, 15th June 2017
The Country Range 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Conference and Gala Dinner
Staff members from Trevors Foodservive joined members of the Country Range Group for their 2017 annual conference, exhibition and Gala dinner which was held at the International Centre in Telford. With over 100 suppliers showcasing their products this was a fantastic day. The evening Gala dinner was hosted by Brian Conley, one of this country's greatest entertainers. He has starred in West End musicals, films, television sitcoms and of course, The Brian Conley Show.
For the first time ever, teams battled it out in 'It's a knockout' using the original inflatables, costumes and games from the beloved BBC series which rules Saturday tea time telly during the 1970's and 1980's. Great fun was had by all.
Friday, 17th February 2017
The Country Range Group Commodity Report February 2017
The County Range Group have published a commodity report - click on the link below to view this document.
Friday, 10th February 2017
Country Range Chef Challenge Finals
We are overjoyed to announce that both Blackpool & the Fylde College and Hopwood Hall College have made it through to the finals of the Country Range Chef Challenge. The finals will take place on the 15th March in the Live Theatre of ScotHot – Scotland’s biggest food, drink and hospitality show.
In addition to taking home the prestigious and much coveted title, the victorious team will also win the unique opportunity to work with the Craft Guild of Chef’s culinary team in catering for over a thousand guests at the Craft Guild of Chefs Annual Awards 2017.
We wish them both the very best of luck in the finals.
Friday, 27th January 2017
Country Range Chef Challenge Semi Finals
We are delighted to announce that two of our customers, Blackpool & the Fylde College and Hopwood Hall College, have made it through to the semi-final heats of the Country Range Chef Challenge. We wish them every success in the competition.
Monday, 10th October 2016
The Horizon Menu Trends Report (Release 16.2 – Summer 2016 Menus)
Horizons’ bi-annual Menu Trends survey tracks the trends and changes on the menus of 121 restaurants, pubs, quick service outlets and hotels,reveals that the proportion of side orders offered is now 18.2%, compared with17.1% this time last year. There has also been a 60% increase in the number of new snacks dishes on menus since last year. This report is full of fantastic trend and insight data which you will all find extremely interesting and useful within your businesses.
Horizon QBR Q2 2016 Executive Summary 01.pdf
Horizon Menu Trends Report 162 - Summer 2016 Menu Data.pdf
YouGov’s 2016 University Catering Report
This report follows on from the previous YouGov Reports publications University Catering 2011,2013, 2014 and 2015, and examines the eating habits of students, considering where and what they eat, their key attitudes, their spending and habits. It also considers both in-home and out-of-home preferences and choices; with around 1.7 million students in the UK this represents a huge market, and one that holds significant opportunities. For this report,YouGov Reports commissioned a survey on YouGov’s online panel, using a pre-screened sample which had determined respondents’ educational qualifications to survey 1,032 students aged 18+ studying for their first degree, foundation course, or a postgraduate qualification.
University Catering 2016-Figures.ppt
A top-line Brexit report
Although this isn’t a foodservice or even food focused report it has some key data regarding consumer confidence and other stats you may find useful.
Wednesday, 5th October 2016
Macmillan Coffee Morning
A great big THANK YOU to all of our staff members that donated, baked cakes and took part in the Macmillan Coffee morning which was held on 30th September 2016 in our offices, we raised £96.00 for this very worthy cause.
Tuesday, 27th September 2016
Christmas and New Year schedule 2016
Friday, 16th September 2016
Driver Photograph competition
We ran a photo competition exclusively for our drivers and their van buddies to take some snaps of our vans in some interesting, quirky or picturesque locations. We are pleased to announce that Paul Manders takes away the first prize of £50 Love to Shop Vouchers, with Chris Stagg as runner up taking away a mixed hamper.
A big thank you to those that took part.
The winning photograph
Tuesday, 13th September 2016
Alcohol Wholesale Registration Scheme
We are pleased to announce that we have completed the approval process for the AWRS and our registration number is XJAW00000102431
Wednesday, 10th August 2016
Country Range Student Chef Challenge 2016/17
Applications for the Country Range Student Chef Challenge 2017 will be open from 1st September 2016. Chef lectures will be required to enter their team(s) by submitting a completed entry form, which includes details of their three-course, three-cover menu, the ingredients and methodology used for each course and the associated costs of each element which must total a maximum of £8 per cover.
Register your interest as soon as possible at www.countryrangestudentchef.co.uk
Monday, 8th August 2016
Country Range Cold water Prawns and IQF Cod –LEGISLATION CHANGE
Please click on the link below to read the article in relation to the changes which are only the descriptions and weights, which now must be net of glaze levels.
Glazed foods Weight declaration.jpg
Friday, 5th August 2016
The Country Range Group Commodity Report August 2016
The County Range Group have published a commodity report including the impact of the Brexit.
Click here to download the PDF.
Wednesday, 15th June 2016
The Country Range Group Exhibition, Conference and Gala Dinner
Members of the Country Range Group attended the 2016 annual conference, exhibition and gala dinner on15th June in Bournemouth. The guest speaker at the conference this year was Janet Street Porter and just short of 100 suppliers were showcasing their products at the event. The Gala Dinner that evening was held in the stunning Art Deco Ballroom at Bournemouth Pavilion, a perfect location for the Great Gatsby theme.
A grand total of £2,760 was also raised for charity thanks to the generosity of those who attended.
Tuesday, 7th June 2016
New Eatwell Guide
The UK’s national food guide has been updated in light of recent recommendations made by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) in their report on Carbohydrates and Health published in July 2015.
The Eatwell Guide has replaced the eatwell plate and continues to define the government’s advice on a healthy balanced diet. The Eatwell Guide is a visual representation of how different foods and drinks can contribute towards a healthy balanced diet.
The Eatwell Guide is based on the 5 food groups and shows how much of what you eat should come from each food group. Public Health England encourages organisations and individuals to use the Eatwell Guide to make sure everyone receives consistent messages about the balance of foods in a healthy diet. This publication provides guidance on using the Eatwell Guide in promotional materials.
You can download your copy here by copying and pasting the following link:
Tuesday, 23rd February 2016
Thursday, 28th January 2016
The Student Chef Challenge
The Country Range brand has taken over lead sponsorship of the key industry competition The Student Chef Challenge, run in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs.
The competition, now in its 22nd year, targets teams of three full-time student chefs studying hospitality or catering college courses and requires the preparation, cooking and presentation of a three-course, two-cover menu.
“We are delighted to support this well-respected competition. It is important that students are given the opportunity to showcase their skills within the industry. The Student Chef competition not only does this but, throughout the course of the competition, provides further support and development of their talent. We are excited to be working with the colleges, students and the Craft Guild of Chefs to build an even greater event.” - Coral Rose, Managing Director of Country Range Group.
For the 2015/16 challenge competing teams have been asked to go ‘Freestyle’ by presenting a menu that embraces the modern trend for clean,well-portioned and precisely executed cooking. Menus must be produced using a maximum of £8 worth of ingredients per cover and should be balanced with the three courses working well together.
The winning team will receive a five-day work experience week assisting the Craft Guild of Chefs culinary team at the Culinary Olympics in Germany. The entries for this years competition is now closed and the finalists will be announced shortly. The live final will take place on March 3 at Hotelympia 2016.
We will be launching the 2016/17 competition online on a brand new website which will be launched shortly and in a future issue of Stir it up.