Turpin Smale, a leading UK catering consultancy, has been established for 28 years and earned an excellent reputation in catering and conference sectors. The business is wholly owned by its three owner-directors who have unrivalled industry experience as catering consultants. We are totally independent of any suppliers or contractors.
Our key strength lies in being able to apply our extensive experience to ensure delivery of successful, innovative, strategic and operational solutions for the benefit of our clients.
This month, 28 amateur cyclists took part in an epic cycling adventure across the UK and Europe, raising thousands of pounds for the Northampton Hope Centre (a homeless charity) in the process. Organised by Pidy UK, the 2016 event is the third consecutive year in which cyclists have taken on the challenge in aid of fundraising for the homeless charity which I support as a board member. I followed in a support vehicle on the European leg, enjoying the cafes and scenery and supporting my wife who was cycling!
As an Essex boy, I am delighted that the county is becoming known for its food, rather than the dubious reputation it once had! Whilst we have always had great producers and produce, think Mersea Oysters and Tiptree Jam, Essex can now claim two great dining locations. Last year saw the opening of The Flitch of Bacon, near Gt Dunmow, with Daniel Clifford at the helm and in the autumn Chris and Jeff Galvin are opening a pub restaurant in Howe Street near Chelmsford.
Over the past few years we have seen continuous changes on the high street, which directly influence university catering offers setting students and staff expectations. The key trend we see as catering consultants driving this change is the consumer’s interest in self health and a willingness to experiment, and pay higher prices for premium, authentic and artisan products. Though this trend is not new, what is now firmly established is how the consumer needs are being addressed by the high street operators. This is an article that has appeared in June's University Business
A visit to Caffe Culture held at Olympia yesterday was the opportunity to see both new and existing suppliers. As ever the exhibition was well attended and speaking to the exhibitors they were all pleased with the response from visitors.