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Scrapbook from the Three Peaks

Pictures from the Peaks For your viewing pleasure, check out our scrapbook of images from the Yorkshire Three Peaks last week. Find our fantastic Foodies and our pals from Red's True BBQ tackling the power of the peaks.    Luke, Matthew, Sam, Cheryl a…

The Yorkshire Three Peaks - An Amazing Effort All Round

The Yorkshire Three Peaks - An Amazing Effort All Round   As you will recall (because you read each and every blog we write..) last week we posted about an event that was taking place last Thursday to fund further refurbishment of the Birchwood Centre ho…

Working At All About Food: From Inside The Tree House

Working For AAF - From Inside The Treehouse   Working in a unique and exciting environment has it’s plus points. It’s not too hard getting out of bed in the morning (other than on the odd winter morning), but that’s really easy for us to say on the blog …

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge - This Week!

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - This Week!   I don’t know much about the new Twin Peaks revamp, but the real peak of this summer in Camp AAF is the 3 Peaks Challenge we’re taking part in in less than two days time! And we haven’t even discussed wha…

Inspiration of the Week: Pixar Studios

Inspiration of the Month: Pixar Animation Studios   A new feature amongst the All About Food blog is going to be something that inspires the Foodies who work behind the scenes of the business. There’s a lot to be said for using an inspiration as a tool f…

National Vegetarian Week - A Meat Eater goes Veggie

National Vegetarian Week: A Meat Eater goes Veggie   Hello, my name is Luke (Luke C, not Luke M) and I run the blog. For a little while I’ve been toying with the idea of trying to go vegetarian. For health reasons, for moral reasons and just to see what …

National Vegetarian Week - Hurrah!

  While a lot of the brands we work with involve using meat to create spectacular dishes, our own brand - Cranks - is a step in a different direction. Cranks Food is a vegetarian brand, with great tasting wholesome food at the core of our food. Cranks Re…

Our Favourite Foodie Places: Online

Our Favourite Foodie Places: Online Since good old Mr Internet* came along and invented the world wide web, our lives have been more inundated with useful (and useless) information year, on year, on year. We love having more information at hand. Being…

Summer Food Inspiration From AAF

Summer Food Inspiration From AAF It’s been sunny for something like 3 days in a row now, so the Tree House is in full summer mode, and I swear I’ve even seen someone in shorts somewhere (I’m looking at you, Neil...). Summer is the greatest time of year. W…

Celebrating Amazing Food: Learning the Nando's Way.

Shining a Light: Learning the Nando's Way   On Wednesday 22 March, Sophie, Dale & I got the chance to travel down to the Nando’s Kitchen in Putney. What is the Nando’s kitchen, you may ask? Nando's Kitchen is a (kind-of) secret location where all the…

Food Facts of the Day

Food Facts of the Day! We’ve got a couple of favourite things. You may have heard but we love people and we love food. Most of the time we love people more, but sometimes - usually between 12pm and 1pm - it’s food that wins our heart. Delicious, fatty, he…

10 Years of David Sefton: a Reflection

10 Years of David Sefton: a Reflection All About Food is as much about it’s people as it is about food. And whilst the food may get a place in our name, it’s our people who take the most important place, and it’s our people who help up grow to a size we w…

Identity Issues: the Great AAF Grand National Gaff

Identity Crisis: the AAF Grand National Gaff Here at All About Food we have a lot of pretty fun stories. A lot of the time whilst we’re here, we’re having fun whilst making money. And even though it isn’t happy, smiling families 24/7, we are often making …

Ranking Potatoes and Comic Relief: our Week in Words

Ranking Potatoes and Red Nose Day: our Week in Words Thanks to the new All About Food Good News Newsletter (which you can look at here!) you saw how our first quarter went, and some of the exciting things that happened to people across the Tree House. Wel…

The All About Food Good News Newsletter #1

  The world revolves around good news. I mean, that and something to do with space, but mostly the Earth revolves around good news. Everyone is very well aware of the fact that 2016 was a pretty crazy year in general. A lot of people had a great time …

New Roles on the Job Page!

New Vacancies on the Job Page!   If you’ve checked out our people page (if not, why not?! Go there, now!) then you will know that it’s our Foodies who make us who we are as a company. So when a job comes up from within our company, we want to make sure w…

Mozambique and Malaria: an AAF Story

Mozambique and Malaria: an AAF Story   Across the All About Food blog, we like to discuss a wide range of things, from food (obviously!) to away-days, community to new Foodie welcomes. We’ve got a super broad reach and want to entertain with all of our b…

All About Lucy - 6 Months On

All About Lucy - 6 Months On   The welcoming of new Foodies is something we love to do at All About Food. As well as showing off our new friends to the world, we also love to give them the chance to chat about what’s important to them and how they’re fin…

The Baby Shower and a Baby Boy

The Baby Shower and a Baby Boy   Sometime during last summer - the beginning of August, I think - as we said goodbye to one of our lovely Foodies in the form of Clair - who was leaving the business for a year on maternity leave (WE MISS YOU, CLAIR!) - we…

Our Christmas Party Part 1: Helping at the Birchwood Centre

Our Christmas Party Part 1: Helping out at the Birchwood Centre   This year’s All About Food Christmas party began with a little bit of a difference. Our yearly style is to head out in the morning to take part in some kind of activity followed by an even…

Our Christmas Party Part 2: A Murder (Mystery) at Springkell

Our Christmas Party Part 2: A Murder (Mystery) at Springkell   After our lovely day at the Birchwood Centre, we made our way to the coach to find out what was next on our list of things to do. Even though our charity work with Birchwood finished later th…

A Foodie Leaves: Goodbye Luke C

A Foodie Leaves: Goodbye Luke C   Last October, All About Food said goodbye to Office Administrator Luke Chandley after 3 and a half years of working for the company. Whilst it’s never nice to lose a member of staff, a core value of All About Food is to …

All About Food Children's Christmas Party 2016

All About Food Children’s Christmas Party 2016   If you saw our blog last year, you will know that we did our first All About Food Children’s Christmas Party in 2015. At the time it was a little bit of an experiment, a chance to see how the office would …

Meeting New Friends - Skelmersdale International

Meeting New Friends - Skelmersdale International   The ability to turn our hand to something worthwhile and something exciting is at the heart of the way All About Food think and act. Our values aren’t merely here to remind us of how we should be acting,…

The World's Biggest Coffee Morning at All About Food

The World's Biggest Coffee Morning at All About Food   One of the most prominent dates in the All About Food Ltd yearly calendar is the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. If you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few years and aren’t quite s…

All About Murray: Welcome!

All About Murray: Welcome!   Next in our line of new starter blogs comes in the form of our swanky new Senior National Account Manager, Murray Tweed. Murray hails from Scotland and joins our clan with a really great level of experience to his name, with…

All About Katie C: Welcome!

All About Katie C - Welcome!   A couple of months back, we welcomed three new Foodies to our band of merry people. Murray, Cheryl and Katie joined our ranks, and what great additions they have been. Over the last few weeks, we at the blogging team have i…

All About Cheryl: Welcome!

All About Cheryl: Welcome!   We’ve got some great news! When we get a new starter in the building, we love to be able to show them off. They’re always just so exciting, fun and full of lovely, delicious knowledge. And today is no different! A couple of m…

All About Jordan - Joining the Family

All About Jordan - Joining The Family Prior to joining All About Food, I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University and had worked in FMCG marketing at Unilever for a year. After an afternoon in the university library reading The Grocer online, I came acr…

All About Food and the Summer Baby Shower

All About Food and the Summer Baby Shower   Here at All About Food it isn’t just the Foodies in the office we hold close. With every internal Foodie comes the people they love, and they themselves are an extension to the All About Food family. With this …

Sport Relief and a Foodie Challenge

Sport Relief and a Foodie Challenge  At All About Food, we like to get in the charitable mood. We’re also a pretty competitive bunch, so each year when Sport Relief comes around the corner we like to get smack-bang involved by hosting our own Sport Relief…

How to Make a Happy Foodie

How to Make a Happy Foodie! Hello. Nice to meet you. My name is Luke and I am the Office Administrator for All About Food Ltd. What does an Office Administrator do, exactly? Well, good question. The answer is simple – loads. Sending out loads of exciting…

Our Chef and the Food Porn Awards

Our Chef and the Food Porn Awards...  When we say we’re all about food, we mean it. Searching out new few trends, trialling new recipes, keeping our eyes on the latest restaurant openings and naturally, what’s new on our supermarkets shelves is how we kee…

Cranks, Veganism and a bit of Foodie cooking...

Cranks, Veganism and a bit of Foodie cooking...  Learning some new skills and cooking up a vegan storm in the kitchen… all in a day’s work with our vegetarian brand, Cranks. To learn a little more about this growing food trend and build our relationship w…

All About Katie - Joining the Family

All About Katie - Joining The Family The first day. Everyone gets nervous on the first day, and I must admit that I was nervous joining All About Food (AAF). You always get The Fear about being the “new person” – you can’t help but wonder what everyone is…

A Foodie Christmas Do...

If you were a foodie, how might you spend your work Christmas do? Eating a slap up dinner and having a good festive sing song? Absolutely. This year, us food loving folk at All About Food spent the evening eating Manchester out of its annual turkey supply,…

Foodies get Baking for Macmillan!

It will come as no surprise to learn that the Foodies of The Tree House are rather partial to a sweet treat now and again.  Nor will it shock anyone to hear that many (or most!) of us think we’re just a silver goatee away from being the new Paul Hollywood.…

Nando's is the UK's Number 1 Chill Sauce!

This year, our beloved Nando’s has reported its highest value sales in the Chilli Sauce brand category in the UK grocery market! Available in a range of flavours with varying heat levels for everyone to try including Nando’s Lemon & Herb, Garlic, Wi…

Welcome Red's True Barbecue to the Foodie fold!

We have a new member of our family, so join us in giving a big foodie welcome to Red's True Barbecue!  Red’s are ALL ABOUT the true barbecue experience, bringing great flavours and authentic dishes back from the southern US states, and preaching the goo…

Asian Trader Awards 2104

In late November this year, Nando’s crisps were nominated by independent and symbol retailers across the UK for the ‘Best Snack Brand of the Year’ in the Asian Trader Awards 2014. Jenny, our Wholesale National Account Manager, and Clair, our Conven…

The Hairy Bikers Friday Fakeaway Competition

The Hairy Dieters Friday Fakeaway Competition All About Food. It’s in the name, you see. Here at the Tree House, there’s food around every day. Foodies making lunch up in our restaurant kitchen, new products we’re working on to try and the occasional take…

Exam Success and a Pizza Making Party

Exam Success and a Pizza Making Party We like to celebrate success here at the Tree House, so when Luke (our office administrator) recently passed an important exam, we took to the kitchen like true Foodies, and threw him a pizza making party to mark the …

Nando’s Peri-Invention Test

We’re BIG fans of food here at the Tree House, (being Foodies and all), and being a driven bunch naturally are partial to the odd challenge, so when Nando’s brand manager’s Donna and Tessa set us a recipe invention test, we were naturally very keen to show…

Our All About Food Ironmen!

Here at the Tree House, we have two Ironmen – well and Ironman and Ironwoman - in our midst. Katie Coomber, one of our National Account Managers and Neil Guyton, our Finance Controller, both completed the Bolton Ironman on Sunday 20 July 2014, each in just…

Strawberry Swiss Roll

Strawberry Swiss Roll Strawberry Swiss roll is easy once you pluck up the courage to roll it up! This recipe with fresh strawberries and cream is incentive enough. Ingredients 4 free-range eggs 115g (4oz) caster sugar - plus extra to dust 1 vanil…

Chocoholic cherry and chocolate brownies

Chocoholic cherry and chocolate brownies These heavenly brownies are quick, easy and totally indulgent. They are perfect at tea-time or equally delicious served with crème fraîche 300g unsalted butter 300g Dark Cooking Chocolate, broken into pieces 5…

For all the lovers out there

Champagne Cocktail for St Valentine's Day  Prep Time: 3 minutes   Total Time: 3 minutes   Yield: 1 Cocktail   Ingredients: •1 sugar cube •2-3 dashes Angostura bitters •Champagne •1 oz brandy •Orange slice for garnish •Maraschino cherry for g…

Rob and his mullet

Fantastic recipe for Mediterranean Chunky Fish soup   100g live mussels 5 tbsp plus 1 tsp olive oil 1/2 onion, finely diced 2 garlic clove, finely chopped 1/4 fennel bulb, finely diced 1 carrot, peeled, finely diced 15g tomato puree 2 star anise…

Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House Here's a bit of late news left over from Christmas but definitely worth sharing... Inspired by wanting to support the great work of Claire House Sam created the most wonderful Gingerbread House to raffle at The Tree House and, in the spi…

Cookery Masterclass - Cantonese

Cookery Masterclass Much to our collective delight Rob announced back in December that he'd be regularly running cookery masterclass with the overall aim of increasing our foodie skills! Here's the recipe and a tempting shot of our first class... Cantone…

Nando's AIDS Ride 2013

Nando's AIDS Ride 2013 Katie: Just last week Liz shared a blog on our visit to the House of Lords following the Nando’s South Africa charity bike ride we completed in 2012, and a year later I am very lucky to be able to say that I am going again!! This …

Going up in the world!

Going up in the world! You might remember that last year Katie and I set off on an adventure in South Africa; we cycled on average 145km per day – spending over six hours a day in the saddle! Battling steep hills, sprained wrists, countless nosebleeds, 7 …

The Office Bike

The Office Bike... I tell you what; it's been around has this bike. Years in fact; Phil made the initial introduction to the office around 8 years ago. Our Marketing Director at the time then cheerfully took his turn; he just couldn't resist the sleek lin…

Foodie Masterclasses

Foodie Masterclasses Have you always wanted to know how to cook the perfect chocolate profiteroles? Iimpress your guests with a homemade Italian gnocchi Primavera? Or have you always wanted to expertly carve your Sunday roast at the table? You may want to…

Great Pink Bake Off

Great Pink Bake Off On the back of Breast Cancer awareness month Hannah arranged a charity bake sale for Breakthrough for Breast Cancer. She knew we’d never say no, every foodie loves a nibble of cake and we have some fledgling Mary Berry’s and Paul Holly…

Speedy Ploughman's Sausage Rolls

Speedy Ploughman's Sausage Rolls Our Rob whipped this up for our Great Pink Bake Off last Friday (more to follow about our sugar-fuelled day!) and we couldn't resist sharing the recipe... You'll need: 1 pkt of Lincoln sausages 1 Granny Smith apple 4…

Restaurant Update

Our Restaurant: Version 1.1 When we moved into The Tree House last year it was all pretty great and everyone loved it, no two ways about it. But even on moving-in-day I had a confession to make to the Foodies... "listen, I know you won't believe me, I mea…

Wahaca Chilli Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

Wahaca Chilli Chicken Quesadilla Recipe  

All About Jenny!

All About Jenny! Jenny Callaghan is one of the two new Foodies who joined our Sales Team as National Account Managers on 2nd September... During a pretty challenging induction she's found time to write a blog telling us a bit about herself and we're looki…

Liverpool Food & Drink Festival - Day 1

Liverpool Food & Drink Festival - Day 1 Tessa, Lucy, Tony, Mel, Rob, Neil, Hannah, Brian and Karen were the Foodie team for Day 1 of the Liverpool Food & Drink Festival. Hannah & Neil were championing our Cranks brand, in particular the r…

A Nando's Pilgrimage

A Nando's Pilgrimage Here's a cheeky shot of Lucy, Hannah and James finishing their pilgrimage to the very first Nando's restaurant in the UK! Nando's first made it to UK shores in 1992, and it was this restaurant that opened in Ealing that paved the w…

Liverpool Food & Drink Festival

Liverpool Food & Drink Festival This weekend we'll be attending the Liverpool Food & Drink Festival at Sefton Park in Liverpool. As a headline sponsor of the event you'll not miss our Foodie extravanganza bringing you tastes from round the wor…

Fun Friday Facts!

Friday Fun Facts! Did you know…   If you lay all the Peri Peri sold in 2012 end to end you would get from the most Southern Nando’s in the UK (Plymouth) to the most Northern Nando’s in the UK (Aberdeen) The amount of Peri Peri sold in July 2013 i…

All About Luke: Part 2 - Joining the Family

All About Luke: Part 2 - Joining the Family By Luke "To kick off part 2, let’s start with the people. It may be the easy way out to say I get on with everyone here, but that’s the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. I was made to feel welcome her…

The Importance of Choosing a Good Babysitter

The Importance of Choosing a Good Babysitter Phil, our MD, often uses a phrase to describe what we do and how we do it… “AAF is like the babysitter with whom you leave the thing most precious to you, safe in the knowledge that your child – or brand – will…
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