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Meat-free movement continues to gain traction

by Charlotte Vile | Jul 10, 2018

The catering industry has seen its fair share of trends and fads over the years, from 80s salad bars to fondue; not to mention our current preoccupation with everything avocado. However, whilst some of these movements are firmly fixed in the decade from which they sprung (sundried tomatoes) others have stood the test of time (pre-packaged sandwiches.)

In recent years, demand for plant-based foods has soared, with vegan products now infiltrating our supermarket shelves, our restaurant menus and our festivals (Shambala went meat-free back in 2016.) Just five years ago, locating a good, plant-based meal when out and about would have been a laborious task, but caterers (mobile and fixed alike) are increasingly offering at least one plant-based option not merely to appease the herbivores amongst us, but to preserve profitability, such is the prevalence of the movement.

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