The Erudus Podcast is the one stop shop for foodservice industry news and features focused around the most exciting events on the food calendar. Brought to you by the UK's leading food data services company.
Organic September (Mark Machin - SOIL Association Foodservice Development Manager)
Organic September is here and Andrew talks to Mark Machin from the SOIL Association, the UK's largest Organic certification body, about what it means to eat and drink Organic at every step in the food supply chain through the certifications available. They also explore the economic impact to producers, caterers and consumers for producing and consuming Organic food, is it more expensive to eat organic?
National Hospitality Day
Single Use Cutlery Ban in England
National Burger Day (Ben Martin - Cut+Grind Burgers)
In this episode, Andrew speaks with Ben Martin, the Chef Director of Cut+Grind Burgers and winner of the 2018 National Burger Awards in observance of National Burger Day.
Andrew and Ben drill down into what makes an award-winning burger by exploring each individual component of the burger crafting experience. They also discuss the new menu development process at Cut+Grind and Ben shares his National Burger Awards experiences.
Hospitality Not Included in Isolation Exception
Sysco Consolidates its Five UK Wholesalers Under One Group
Ice Cream Month (David Baker - Styles Ice Cream)
As we hit the height of summer we celebrate Ice Cream Month by talking to David Baker, owner of Styles Ice Cream. David tells Andrew all about the ice cream making process, how his winning recipe was discovered by accident, Styles commitment to lowering their carbon footprint through the use of solar power, and much much more.
https://bit.ly/3qLYCmE - Labour Crisis in the Food Industry
https://bit.ly/2Uqtxcc - Worlds First Fully Recycled Plastic Bottle
Food Safety Week (John Kukoly - BRCGS & Sue Swinbourne - Erudus)
For Food Safety Week, Andrew and Victoria talk to John Kuckoly, the Director of Certification Programs for BRCGS and Erudus' own Head of Technical Services, Sue Swinbourne, about the importance of food safety throughout the entire supply chain.
bit.ly/3uzjLk7 - Mandatory Calorie Labelling for Large Hospitality Businesses
Sugar Awareness Week (Elizabeth Jones - Real Good Ketchup)
Andrew and Victoria kick off season 2 of The Erudus Podcast by exploring Sugar Awareness Week. This episode's featured interview is with Elizabeth Jones, from Real Good Ketchup where discussion about the impacts of excessive sugar consumption and ways to mitigate it are on the agenda along with exploring how Elizabeth's company created a low sugar, allergen-free ketchup that doesn't sacrifice taste.
Oatly open UK manufacturing site
Season 2 Feed Drop
What a year 2020 was, and not just because the first season of The Erudus Podcast debuted with great success!
After all the upheaval from the previous year, Andrew and Victoria take a moment to tell you all about the next season of The Erudus Podcast and how you can stay involved in the conversation in the UK Foodservice industry while we all take a break and recharge our batteries.
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As an Englishmen living in Scotland I loved learning about the origins of burns night and the haggis from someone authentic. Hearing from someone so passionate about what they do is always a treat, many of the questions I had about the business as a whole were answered through Andrew’s professional curiosity and human touch.
Can’t wait to hear more!
Loved the interview!
The interview with James Macsween was brilliant, lovely to listen to someone who is so passionate about their business and the address to haggis was a performance! Can’t wait for the next episode :)