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26/07/2018
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Restaurant Week in Newcastle

Restaurant week is a big deal here in the North East & if you don’t know what it is, where have you been?! But don’t worry, Crosbys have you covered! Restaurant week is a North Eastern celebration of all things food, because… why not… Restaurants who partake in this week offer a set menu for £10-£15pp for 2 courses which you really can’t find any complaints with. Additionally, some of the best restaurants in this part of the country take part, giving you the chance to enjoy some of the greatest food your... Read More

Plastic on the Beach 26/04/2018
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Plastic Straws to be Banned in the U.K!

The U.K has pushed for a ban on ‘one-use plastic materials’, this includes many items used in bars & restaurants; such as plastic straws, stirrers & other one use disposables. Plastic has been the source of much controversy over the past decade, however now serious action is finally being taken. Until now we have seen some attempts in the U.K to reduce our use of plastic such as charging for plastic bags in super markets & some supermarkets even removing plastic bags all together. In the U.K, it is estimated... Read More

Barbecue Presentation Options 09/03/2018
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Summer is Right Around the Corner!

Warmer weather is only a few months away & that means one thing… barbecues! When the sun is shining, there’s nothing better than sitting in the garden with friends & family, drinking a cold pint & eating good food. Crosbys have you covered with all the best products to make your barbecues that much better. Tablecraft American Diner Platters: Serve your food creations in an authentic American Diner Platter (Available in a range of colours & sizes). Instead of using a common plate, change it up with these fun &... Read More

Coffee Mugs 04/12/2017
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Whatever the Weather

Whatever the weather, in winter it’s wonderful to stock up on essentials and take a seat in front of a warm fire.   Crosbys have taken the hard work out of finding the perfect equipment for your evening. A browse through our website can lead you to every item needed for a cosy night in – no matter how many people are joining you!     We currently have an extra special online offer of 30% off the popular Chef & Sommelier Open Up range of glassware. Designed to enhance... Read More

27/11/2017
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3rd Annual Catering Insight Awards

Last week we were in Newcastle at the North East England Tourism Awards 2017, sponsoring & presenting an award.  This week we travelled to London, to attend the Catering Insight Awards as a nominee. The black-tie event held in central London was attended by over 300 distributors & suppliers, with a total of 15 awards, all entirely industry voted. It meant a lot to us to be back there this year, after the excitement of last year when we sadly returned without a trophy.. The Catering Insight Distributor of the... Read More

23/10/2017
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World Pasta Day!

World Pasta Day is on 25th October, and yes… it’s a big deal. It’s been argued over centuries, despite popular belief, that pasta does not originate from Italy. Many arguments have been presented including that Marco Polo discovered pasta on a journey to China & returned with the discovery in 1271. Since the origin of pasta (whenever it may be), over 600 different types have been created – meaning there is thousands of different combinations of meals which can be produced with pasta. That being said, here are Crosbys absolute... Read More

19/10/2017
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How to properly style your Halloween event.

This year has gone so fast & here at Crosbys we are preparing for winter! Halloween is right around the corner & if you’re struggling to theme your restaurant, bar or house for the occasion, don’t worry! Novelty food is one of the best parts of Halloween & it’s what most people look forward to (besides dressing up as zombies) when it comes to the day. It is often very difficult to cater for the event since there are so many common practices, many people struggle to be original. That... Read More

05/03/2017

Crosbys’ New Website is Now Live!

We’ve kicked off 2017 with a brand new look! We’re always striving to improve what we do at Crosbys and this year, we’ve started with our website. Here are some of the improvements that have been made to make your shopping smooth and enjoyable. You’re Hired! Due to the recent success of our website and the increased amount of customers, we’ve taken on a Digital Marketing Apprentice to help improve our digital presence even further. Over the next year we’ll be adding new and exciting products to the website, producing... Read More

09/09/2016

Restaurant Loyalty – Turn a Satisfied Customer into a Loyal Customer.

Will a loyalty scheme help you to engage with & learn from your customers? Will it give them a reason to return while helping you to build your business? There are various types of loyalty schemes around, those which offer discounts & offers in return for an email address, some which offer a freebie after a number of visits and others which are an annual membership for a small fee with discounts across various chains. Some restaurants use forms ask for feedback, and will then use your details to email... Read More

25/07/2016
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Restaurants and Pubs are making a FORTUNE using this Pokemon Go trick

If you haven’t heard about it by now, where have you been this past month?!. Making a leap from the 90s, Pokemon Go is fast becoming the worlds biggest mobile game and has become a gold mine for pubs and restaurants throughout the UK. If you’re not familiar with how the game works, here’s a quick breakdown: • Using a map of the real world, the player has to physically walk around the streets searching for Pokemon. • If the player bumps into a. Pokemon, it’s shown on the screen and... Read More