Crosbys News


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


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

Rational Oven 20/06/2016

Rational Product Demonstration – 8th July 2016

At Crosbys, we have a working kitchen where we regularly showcase the latest equipment from brands such as Rational, Robot Coupe and Frima. On the 8th July 2016, we’re playing host to a fully trained professional chef who will be taking you through everything there is to know about Rational Combination Ovens. The Rational Representative will be able to answer any questions you might have when it comes to using the oven, including the revolutionary 5 Senses system. There’s also plenty of free Tea and Coffee and you’ll get the... Read More


Looking Back at 2015

Looking back at what we achieved during 2015 – what a busy year we had! In January we combined the celebrations of our 25th year with the opening of our new showroom & warehouse, and welcomed customers, suppliers & friends into our new Newcastle premises for a party. This set the year off at a great pace, and after taking on 2 new apprentices we also bought a local competitor and our staff increased to 39! 2015 saw an impressive increase in turnover too, with November seeing our highest ever... Read More


#GenwareBarwareLaunch | 1st October 2015

Genware has been one of Crosbys major brands for over 10 years now and today saw the launch of one of their most anticipated range of products yet: The Genware Barware Range. To celebrate the launch of this exciting new range, Genware invited five of the Crosbys team – Roger, Ben, Gary, Jojo and me – to their launch party in an amazing hidden gem of a bar deep in the backstreets of London . The venue was Cecil’s Bar: described as being the home of characters, cocktails and carefree... Read More

Crosbys New Website 02/10/2015

We Have A New Website!

It’s live and it’s a beautiful thing! Have you seen it? Five years after the original launch of we are proud to go live with our new, bright, sleek and user-friendly website. Technology has changed considerably over these past 5 years, and with our striking new logo and increased product ranges to promote it was certainly the perfect time to look again at our online presence. The process has taken 6 months from the first meeting to today’s launch, and has been coordinated by Crosbys very own Nathaniel Bradley.... Read More

Crosbys Chef7 Van 24/09/2015

Our Day at the Universal Cookery & Food Festival #UCFF2015

What a day! Following on from the success of the 3rd Universal Cookery & Food Festival held last year at River Cottage, this year the ‘Glastonbury for Chefs’ came to Northumberland. We managed to bag a great spot at Vallum Farm for our popular Chef7 van, and enjoyed a full day of learning and tasting with some of the best chefs & producers in the UK. Vallum was the perfect location for this year’s festival, and the North East really was on show in all its glory. Every element of... Read More


Catering for Autumn and Events

Moving from salad to soup and from barbecue to stew, as the weather changes so do our ingredients. With root veg, mushrooms and game suddenly in abundance there’s a definite change in the aromas coming from the kitchen. Autumn has arrived with hedges full of sloes and blackberries, and as the tractors finish their harvesting and baling, this season sends us in to the warmth of the kitchen ready for pickling and preserving. While the preparation is definitely underway for another busy Christmas and New Year, the best autumn produce... Read More


Catering for Christmas

Apologies for using the C word, but with less than 100 days to go, we really can’t avoid talking about Christmas! With 59% of businesses predicted to book their staff parties this month, planning and preparation is essential. Every business is different, as is the length of time we all need to plan for this busy period. With decisions to make on menus, dates, advertising and staff rotas it might be the case that the larger the business, the longer it takes to plan the festive offering. With all of... Read More


It’s been a while, but Crosbys are bloggin’ again!

Well, hi! It’s been a while, but we have all been busy and there is so much to tell you about. The last 9 months have been a time of great change for us all here at Crosbys: We’ve moved to new premises with a huge warehouse, new offices & purpose built showroom; we’ve celebrated our 25th year of business in the North East and beyond; our new logo has been unveiled; we’ve welcomed lots of new staff to our team; and with our new website about to launch it’s... Read More