Friday, 28 September 2018 08:52

Brakes launch exclusive Greek Range

Brakes are delighted to be the first major UK foodservices distributor of the Megas Yeeros range. Megas Yeeros uses only fresh, high quality meat. Products are marinated with traditional Greek ingredients; extra virgin olive oil from Crete, rosemary and the highest quality herbs. 

Yeeros is a traditional Greek meal. The main component is the delicious meat which is made of stacked, whole muscle meat that is grilled vertically on a spit and rotates (Yeeros means rotate in Greek). Simply add carbohydrates and vegetables to make a delicious food offering.

  • The handmade chicken breast Souvlaki is seasoned with a tantalising mixture of herbs and spices to ensure maximum flavour and create the perfect bite.
  • The Bifteki is a kebab made of minced meat mixed with authentic Greek herb extracts and spices, filled with delicious Greek yellow cheese, giving a burst of flavour when eating – a great example of product innovation.
  • You can choose from either pork or chicken Yeeros, both equally delicious and a versatile filling for pitta, wraps, salads and pizza toppings.

Lisa Johnson, Sector Marketing Manager, Brakes says: “We are delighted to offer our customers across the UK this truly authentic Greek range. Brakes understand that students actively seek a genuine, international food offering and Megas Yeeros fits the bill perfectly.”

Karl Agar – Assistant Manager & Chef of 25 years at Teesside University says: “Great addition to our new Street Food concept, great quality and flavour which has helped us increase sales dramatically and create a new Student Customer base.”

Luke Atkinson – Food Development, Teesside University says: “Megas Yeeros has helped us provide Modern Street Food to a new wave of Students in a under-equipped Catering Outlet with convenience without lacking in flavour or authenticity.”

Please contact your Brakes representative for more details.


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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 13:22

Starved students gambling their future

16th May 2018, London: Young people’s wellbeing and futures are at risk. A survey1 of over 13,000 young people by, the UK’s biggest student and graduate careers site, makes for stark findings. 

  • More than half of students miss breakfast during exam season
  • A quarter of students not eating breakfast during term time
  • Money and stress concerns leading to poor eating habits

Exam time

As university students head into exam season more than half (52.4%) are missing breakfast daily, compromising a time that could determine the rest of their lives. The majority (59%) cited a lack of time and stress for skipping breakfast. Worryingly, two-fifths (42%) said they didn’t have enough money to grab a bite to eat before going in for an exam.

A final-year student, Cecilia Pazmany at University of Northumbria said: “Exam schedules are so intense, I don’t have time for anything, everything feels so crammed. I know breakfast is the most important meal of the day but I need to choose between energy drinks and breakfast, my budget only goes so far”.

Term time

Breakfast doesn’t seem to be a priority for students. Outside exam season, a quarter (26.3%) said they missed breakfast at least 4 times a week with the overwhelming majority (83.6%) saying it was unaffordable. This said, most (44.8%) knew having breakfast would make for a productive day.

Second-year student Phoebe Mckeand at University of Leeds, said: “There is so much to juggle at university and so things fall off the radar. Campus breakfasts aren’t cheap and shopping is a bit a chore. I do feel a good breakfast every morning would help but we’re time and cash poor”.

Vincent Karremans, Founder of commented: “It’s often remarked that a hearty breakfast makes for a great day. However, too many young people are missing the most important meal of the day. You could put this down to blissful ignorance but according our research, almost half of young people acknowledge the importance of breakfast but for most its unaffordable. This needs to change across campuses in the UK.”

“This culture of malnutrition will not only impact their academic outcomes but also their career prospects and the wellbeing of the workforce of the future.

Tips for exam season

1. A cunning plan. Create a schedule and have the self-discipline to stick to it. Create blocks of one-hour sprint sessions to cover what needs to be achieved for each task.
2. The whole truth. Writing and re-writing notes from lectures and revision sessions will help facts to stick in your mind faster. It’s a proven technique and will help when it counts!
3. Testing testing. Quiz yourself by writing questions and answers side-by-side. Cover the answers with a sheet of paper and slide down as you move along the questions.
4. Sweet dreams. Get 7-hours sleep before exam days. A rested mind is a resourceful one. You will be fresh and alert for the morning ahead.
5. Work hard then play hard. No parties until exam periods are over. Physically and mentally exhausting, not to mention hugely frustrating, to get back into study-mode the next day. It’ll take out too much time and energy to get back into the flow of things.

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