It never stops here at Kitchen by Liquid. See what we’re up to and our opinions on the latest trends in our sector.

Kitchen by Liquid: February Highlights

It’s been a fabulous February for us here at Kitchen by Liquid, as we’ve welcomed new faces into the kitchen and seen Olivier cook up some tasty treats. We’ve had trainee chefs in for masterclasses, a celebration of women in business and a photoshoot for a national food chain – read on to find out more! Springboard [...]

Urban Cultivator: Introducing our brand-new indoor kitchen garden

With the ever-unpredictable weather conditions in the UK, largely caused by climate change, we are starting to see colder, wetter winters and hotter, drier summers.  The effect that this extreme weather has on British-grown produce can be detrimental, killing off crops and creating supply shortages. With this in mind, people are increasingly starting to explore alternative options, with controlled [...]

The Burnt Chef Project’s mental health apprenticeship – what does this mean for the industry?

Last month, The Burnt Chef Project – which aims to eradicate mental health stigma within the hospitality industry – announced the launch of its revolutionary mental health apprenticeship. But just what is a mental health apprenticeship and what does this mean for the hospitality industry? The Burnt Chef Project Launched in May 2019, The Burnt Chef [...]

Kitchen by Liquid: January Highlights

We’ve kicked off 2023 with a bang here at Kitchen by Liquid – with lots to keep us busy, there has certainly been no time for January blues. We’ve welcomed some lovely people into the kitchen for a taste of Olivier’s magic, as well as taking a foodie-focused trip to France and finding fame on Instagram. There’s been [...]

Who’s been smashing it this Veganuary? Kitchen by Liquid’s Top Vegan Places to Eat Out in Birmingham

We’ve all heard of Veganuary, but did you know that the organisation behind it is actually a registered charity which has been promoting veganism since 2014? Veganuary’s mission is simple: to inspire people to follow a vegan lifestyle, spread awareness and accelerate corporate change. With over 629,000 people from 228 countries and territories taking part last year, the [...]

Cheap cuts, expensive prices: Why are cheap cuts expensive in restaurants and how to cook them at home

When planning a weekly meal list and choosing to feature beef on the menu, most Brits would instinctively consider home comforts like roast beef, spaghetti bolognese or cottage pie. The likelihood of opting for cuts such as beef cheek, short rib or brisket don’t normally make the cut to make it into your top three go-tos, or potentially [...]

Kitchen by Liquid: December Round Up

Our December at Kitchen by Liquid has indeed been busy - from events, to photoshoots, to more chocolate than you could throw a snowman’s arm at, here’s a roundup of everything that kept us busy last month.  We kicked off December with the production of more than 450 beautifully handmade and individually decorated chocolates by master pastry chef [...]

Kitchen by Liquid – November highlights

It’s been another busy month for the Kitchen by Liquid team, as the kitchen doors have opened to a number of local businesses.   From a Transatlantic networking event with mini hotdogs and sliders to celebrate Tthanksgiving, through to a pâtisserie masterclass for chefs from local Indian restaurants to expaend their repertoire, we’ve had a busy but enjoyable month [...]

Street food in Birmingham: Digbeth Dining Club to Habaneros, who are the heavyweight vendors to look out for?

At Kitchen by Liquid, we count ourselves lucky to call Birmingham our home, while there are many reasons for this, one of the main reasons is that it is the most ethnically diverse regional city in the UK and is home to people of 187 different nationalities. There aren’t many cities in the world with almost 200 [...]

Kitchen by Liquid – October highlights

Things have been hotting up at Kitchen by Liquid over the past month! The team have been busy hosting a special event to raise money for Acorn’s Children’s Hospice and Olivier delivered the first practical masterclass from our brand-new cookery school, find out more about the events below.  ‘’Come Dine with Us” event for Acorns Children’s Hospice    [...]

Olivier’s favourite plant-based recipes to try this World Vegan Month

November is World Vegan Month, so what better way to celebrate than to join the millions of vegans around the world and get creative with plant-based ingredients in the kitchen!   To help inspire you, we caught up with our awarding-winning development chef, Olivier Briault, who shared some of his favourite plant-based recipes that even the total beginners amongst [...]

Getting involved with Sourdough September

2022 marks the 10th annual international Sourdough September – a month dedicated to helping people across the world to discover that “life’s sweeter with sourdough!”. #SourdoughSeptember is all about encouraging everyone to bake and buy sourdough bread. It’s an opportunity for genuine sourdough bakers and teachers to showcase what they do – and all that’s great about sourdough! [...]

Back to school: Inspirational packed lunch ideas to add some excitement to lunchtime

Lunchtime is a vital part of a child’s school day as it not only gives them a chance to unwind with friends, but it also allows them to re-energise with delicious food. Getting the nutrients they need from eating a range of tasty food will (hopefully) help them to stay focused during afternoon lessons and the day ahead. [...]

Behind the scenes: Liquid’s summer party

On Saturday 23rd July, team Liquid came together to celebrate our recent successes – from award wins to jaw-dropping campaigns – at our summer party.   Held on floor two of our office, the team welcomed friends and family along for the occasion. Thanks to some excellent preparation from the social committee – Heather, Claudia, Luke, Antonia, and Jess [...]

The sector’s first employee exchange programme – what does this mean for hospitality staff?

Here at WTF! we love to keep up with the most recent industry news, as well as the latest hot topics that all us foodies want to hear about.    Staff Canteen recently revealed how Michelin-starred chefs Paul Ainsworth and Tommy Banks have launched the sector’s first exclusive employee exchange programme, an initiative which allows staff - from both [...]

Olivier Briault’s top five chocolate recipes for World Chocolate Day 

World Chocolate Day is a global, guilt-free day of choccy celebration, where chocolate lovers from around the world can indulge in their favourite treats.  Taking place on July 7, the date symbolises the anniversary of the introduction of chocolate to Europe in 1550 and has been observed since 2009 – and how grateful we are… who can imagine [...]

Liquid’s 18th birthday: reflecting on changes in the food sector over the last 18 years

As Liquid turns 18, our Chef Director, David Colcombe, reflects on the changes in the food sector over the last two decades.  The food industry has changed a lot since 2004, the year that Liquid was born. The events of the last 18 years have shaped the sector in many ways – and particularly since the pandemic. From people’s shopping habits to [...]

English wine week: cheers to English wine!

There is an ever-growing thirst for home grown wine, as wine producers and retailers have worked tirelessly to transform perceptions of English wine over the past decade. The industry was previously reduced to ultra-sweet sherry type bottles, but things have certainly changed – about time in our opinion!  The industry has been toasting an exponential growth, with figures [...]

Inspiring sandwich fillers to brighten up your lunch this British Sandwich Week

Sandwiches have always been at the heart of English mealtimes – whether it’s a quick on-the-go lunch or a brunch style sandwich, you can’t beat a perfectly made sarnie to add to your picnics or lunchboxes this summer.   To celebrate British Sandwich Week, we have selected our top five irresistible sandwich filler ideas to inspire your sandwich making [...]

A day in the life: Kitchen by Liquid

Last month, we shared the news that we had launched Kitchen by Liquid – our new service offering enabling brands, companies, organisations, chefs, and individuals to hire our state-of-the-art development kitchen and studio in the heart of Birmingham.   This month, we’re giving an inside look at what our development chefs and food stylists get up to on shoot [...]

Chef’s top tips on how to reuse your leftover Easter chocolate

Left over Easter chocolate? It’s a problem we all love to have. Luckily here at Liquid, we have two experienced chefs who can transform your leftovers into a deliciously sweet treat for the whole family to enjoy.  Olivier, our in-house development chef, has two go-to recipes he uses leftover Easter chocolate for:  Chocolate truffles In typical French style, [...]

Food predictions for 2022

After two years of living through the pandemic, we have seen so many trends and growth in the food and drink sector – people have been trying their hand at cooking restaurant dishes, baking up a storm and experimenting with new ingredients, but what’s on the agenda for 2022?    We’ve pulled together a list of the top food [...]

Introducing Kitchen by Liquid

Waterloo Street boasts some of Birmingham’s best restaurants and bars, but we’ll let you in on a secret… It’s also home to another kitchen that is very special to us – introducing Kitchen by Liquid! Our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen is where we do our very best work – they do say that the kitchen is the heart of [...]

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