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Office catering Birmingham Blog, with information for all your catering needs from Trenchers, including information on sustainability, allergens, portions, hygiene inspections.


Trenchers catering in Birmingham is now 99% plastice free.

At Trenchers catering we have been working hard over the last year to try our very best to help the environment and lower our mark on the wonderful planet around us.

It seems silly but we only have one planet, and we would like to contribute to making it as clean and sustainable as possible.

We have looked at many different product to replace our plastic packaging which includes platter bags to cover our catering and part plastic paper cups that are not suitable to be recycled.

From today (11/08/2020) I can confirm that Trenchers have achieved our aim of making all our packaging 99% plastic free, using our great suppliers The walsall box company and environmental packaging.

The walsall box company kindly worked hard to make a sustainable branded card platter box that is not only recyclable but the perfect shape and design for all our catering platter requirements.

The Environmental packaging company has provided me with the counties only really compostable paper cup as well as salad boxes and wooden cutlery, all perfect for the office catering platter

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Food hygiene best practices and what scores on the doors mean.


Do you know the environment you buy or eat your food from? 


What are “food hygiene ratings” 



The scheme gives businesses a rating from 5 to 0 which is displayed at their premises and online so you can make more informed choices about where to buy and eat food.

5 – hygiene standards are very good

4 – hygiene standards are good

3 – hygiene standards are generally satisfactory

2 – some improvement is necessary

1 – major improvement is necessary

0 – urgent improvement is required


Do you know where to search a business premises?


What the rating covers

Ratings are a snapshot of the standards of food hygiene found at the time of inspection. It is the responsibility of the business to comply with food hygiene law at all times.

This includes:

• handling of food
• how food is stored
• how food is prepared
• cleanliness of facilities
• how food safety is managed

The food hygiene rating scheme does not provide information on the following factors:

• customer service  
• culinary skill  
• presentation  
• comfort

For suspected food poisoning, seek medical advice from your GP and

contact your local environmental health or food safety team




Good hygiene practices


Hand washing… Something so simple! but a lot of people don’t wash their hands correctly




Follow these five steps every time.

1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

 By Marie Jones 



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The importance of good caterers to your events.

The Importance of a good caterer for your office event:
One of the most important factors that add colour to your event is food. This is a natural phenomenon, everybody likes food. The quality, Choice, preparation and presentation of the food you serve in your event can make the event more colourful and memorable. This is why a large part of the planning stage for your event must be dedicated to planning the food you want to serve your guests. Planning, preparing and serving the food for your events can be quite a difficult task and it is best to employ the services of a corporate catering Company just like Trenchers Catering to help you out with this task.

Some Importance of a good caterer?
Professionalism: One of the benefits or importance of catering for the office environment is that these people are professionals and are experienced in the job. As corporate caterers know how to plan, prepare and present the food to suit your event.
Reduces Workload: Planning an event can be very burdensome and would require your attention for many different tasks at a single time. So it is best to delegate some tasks to professionals to help you out. This will reduce the workload and also maximize the effectiveness in handling other tasks.
Better Presentation: one of the benefits of hiring the services of corporate caterers for your event is that they know how best to package and present your food to reflect the goal of your event. The Professional caterers have already been trained in the art of food presentation. So, choosing the best way to present your food to mirror your event is no big deal.
Apart from being trained in the art, preparation, presentation and service of food to suit your event is important and this is what the team at Trenchers Catering Birmingham are known for. So always put you best foot forward when you a going for a corporate catering because they can make or mar your event

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Great blog by Jen reviews, all about french bread.

There is a great little article about french bread written by Jen Miller from the blog site Jen Reviews, it talks about how to make the perfect french bread, and its  available to read in full  here: Jen Reviews

below is a brief snip it of it.....

Bread, in one form or another, is something that can be found in every cultures kitchen. We use it as a way to break our overnight fast, to sandwich delicious ingredients in-between for the mid-day meal, or to sop up flavor infused liquids from a sauce or soup at dinner. It’s really the most universal of finger foods. However, we usually leave it to the experts to prepare either in an artisan bakery or in a commercial kitchen environment. Of course, that was before this French bread recipe! 

We hope you liked the post as much as we do at Trenchers.

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Feedback for Trenchers Catering

At Trenchers we love knowing what our customers think of us and what we do. So attached is a downloadable feedback form for all our customers to let us know what you think.


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