Author: developer

Hazel Davis asked me how easy it is to forecast and spot trends in food

Finding inspiration: The Guardian asked me how small business owners can identify the trends they should take note of, for their food business…. some of my thoughts are in this article. Jane Milton, a food industry expert who works with producers and retailers to develop ideas, says the adventure shown by Ahi Poké’s founders is […]


GROWING POPULARITY OF CAULIFLOWER   I was asked for a comment on the growing popularity of cauliflower as the main part of a meat free meal by a journalist from the Mail on Sunday

Jane Milton on BBC

Jane Milton commenting on Sugar in Foods on The Victoria Derbyshire show – 30/03/2017 – The BBC’s daily news and current affairs programme with original stories, exclusive interviews, audience debate and breaking news.

Channel 4 Dispatches Monday 31st October

  A few weeks back i got a call from an ITN researcher working on a Dispatches programme for Channel 4 …their opening line was do you agree the food industry is making people fat? I certainly don’t agree … and was delighted to be able to put my point across . I made a […]

Jane Milton, first to qualify in UK as a TAC Tea Sommelier Professional

  Having been asked by a number of clients to help them make choices about , teas they could add to their foods to add specific flavours or give a certain benefit to the food, opportunities for making products with tea, helping businesses who blend or produce tea establish themsleves in the UK market or […]

5 tips on entering food awards

  Last week Free From Food Awards announced its 2016 shortlist signalling that this year’s awards season is underway. Why enter awards? Providing you are entering an appropriate one, they can help you catch the eye of the buyers, and the consumers that you are trying to reach. An award enables you to stand out […]

Veg Express

Reynolds are not a household name, yet their products have been eaten by most of us in the UK. Starting from humble beginnings as a Hackney greengrocer this family firm quickly moved from the streets to supplying restaurants and food service outlets across the SouthEast. Now they have five depots across the UK and supply […]

Quality Food Awards

I am delighted to have been part of the Quality Food Awards judging panel for over ten years, to have judged, chaired and worked behind the scenes to make the process robust, add value to entrants by developing systems for them to get feedback , by developing the kitchen process that is still used now, […]

The Sugar Debate

In the last 18-24 months we have seen a growing ground swell of interest in, and demand for so called ‘sugar free’ products. The UK government’s decision to tax certain sugary drinks has further heightened the belief that some sugar is bad and other sugar is not. Reality is simpler, the ‘everything in moderation’ wisdom […]

Quoted in The Telegraph today

Quoted in The Telegraph today talking about what may have caused the resurgence in old fashioned hot, classic British puddings “As is often the case no one thing in isolation will have brought this about but i think these are some of the catalysts: Previously when we had the recession in 2008 people reverted to […]

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