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


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


Uniforms for Restaurants, Pubs and Catering

Do you have a work uniform? Here at Crosbys we’d never had a uniform for all our staff, and while we sold hundreds of chefs’ jackets and baggies, aprons with logos and kitchen clogs, it wasn’t until we moved premises that we were all kitted out in an easily recognisable uniform. Just a simple white shirt, embroidered with our new logo, but what a difference it has made! Our new showroom has a glass wall through to the offices, and with open access through to our cash and carry area... Read More


You need the best of everything to create the best

Cookery programmes seem to be everywhere these days. Whether it’s lighthearted entertainment such as The Great British Bake Off and Come Dine With Me or serious cooking with the likes of MasterChef, and The Taste. People are getting into food in a big way and even with people’s busy lifestyles they are finding time to cook new and exciting meals at home. So what does this mean for you professionals out there? It might just mean you’ve got to give people an eating experience they won’t be forgetting in a... Read More


Be Prepared Because It Won’t Stay Quiet For Long

Christmas might be over, so things may seem a little quieter in the catering world, but it won’t stay quiet for long. Soon Spring will be here and it will be time for weddings and outdoor parties before you know it. Those in the industry will know a busy time is always around the corner, so getting ahead of the competition with new equipment is key. Looking For Something More Specific? We have it! For those with a little more time or specific products in mind, then Crosby’s also offer... Read More


The Basics Of Running A Successful Restaurant

When it comes to the business of running a restaurant, there are a lot of things that need to be considered before taking that first step. While this endeavour is similar to many other business ventures, it remains that there are particular aspects that need to be carefully considered. The restaurant business is a tough one, not to mention competitive, so preparation is crucial if you have any hope of success.   A Business Plan A good business plan is absolutely crucial to any business venture, and this is no... Read More