Features

Plant Based Cooking

Plant based diets are becoming popular as we choose to eat less meat and more vegetables. Food and issues surrounding sustainability are irrefutably linked. Rachel Demuth of Plant Based Cookery School, Demuths, in Bath explains more. From production methods, water use,…

Seasonality

ICSA member schools focus on sourcing not only regionally where possible but also seasonally; ingredients are chosen to reflect the seasons, to ensure relevance. Buying seasonally is also far better value for money, as regional, seasonal ingredients are…

Sustainability

Sustainability is a multi-layered opportunity for meaningful change. It can be personal, local, national, multi-national and global, says Stella West-Harling MBE, president of Independent Cookery Schools Association (ICSA). For ICSA cookery school members, signing up…

Sourcing Regionally

ICSA schools are committed to using the best ingredients and some ICSA cookery schools even grow their own food; it doesn’t come more local than that! The wonderful renaissance in British food, helped along by TV chefs, pioneering restaurants,…

Knife Tips with Robert Welch

When the team at Robert Welch first considered designing a knife range, it was important to them that the knives were the best that they could possibly be. The design process for the knife range started with rigorous…

Chef Darrin Hosegrove, Ashburton Cookery School

Darrin Hosegrove is Chef Director of the Ashburton Cookery School and Chefs Academy, in Devon. After studying at Exeter College, Darrin began his career at Gidleigh Park Hotel working under the guidance of Michelin-starred chef…

James Day ICSA Director of Marketing

ICSA’s New Director of Marketing

We are delighted to welcome on board James Day as Director of Marketing,  James is a qualified and highly experienced Marketer, specialising in the Hospitality Industry for over 25 years. A life long supporter of independent accredited…

TRENDS- JAMMY DODGERS

Organised retail is experiencing growth worldwide, leading to increase in number of private-label brands. Interestingly, the biggest growth is to be seen in  new retailers entering the market space, attracted by the growing popularity of fruit…

Government to encourage LHAs to tackle obesity 

Evidence of UK Government’s intentions, at least from the NHS point of view to actively  encourage local health authorities to up their game on obesity and diabetes prevention is evidenced by a number of conferences…

Allergen Awareness

This news comes from Allergen Awareness. As anticipated there was always going to be some element of change to the allergen labelling laws due in July 2016. *The attached guide is for distributing among colleagues…

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