Posts tagged with "Vegan"

After she sues neighbors for ‘meat smell,’ massive BBQ planned outside vegan’s home

September 5, 2019

Is that shrimp on the barbie? Or is it fish, chicken, steak, or burgers? A  vegan woman living in Perth, Australia, doesn’t care. She says any meat is disgusting and she recently filed a lawsuit against her meat-cooking neighbors to stop them from “stinking up” their backyard—and by proximity, hers, according to 9 News Australia.

Now, a neighborhood cookout has been planned in her honor—right outside her home, the news outlet says.

The veggie-loving woman, Cilla Carden, took the case against her next-door neighbors to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in late 2018.

She said the residents of the house next door were intentionally interrupting her gardening time, complaining,  “It’s deliberate. All I can smell is fish I can’t enjoy my backyard. I can’t go out there.”

Carden, a massage therapist, also is at furious about the smell of cigarette smoke wafting into her yard and the sound of children playing basketball next door.

“It’s been devastating, it’s been turmoil, it’s been unrest, I haven’t been able to sleep,” she said.

Now, nearly 9,000 Australians are RSVPing “yes” to an invitation to attend a community cookout outside this woman’s home called “Community BBQ for Cilla Carden” and scheduled for October. 19.

“Don’t let Cilla destroy a good old Aussie tradition, join us for a community BBQ, and help Cilla Carden GET SOME PORK ON HER FORK,” the invitation says.

The UK Evening Standard reported that the court dismissed her case in January, saying she didn’t have enough evidence, but Carden was convinced this was a violation of her rights as a homeowner. She filed a 600-page document detailing her appeal, The West Australian reported, saying that she intended to keep fighting the battle.

“What they’re doing is living in their backyard and their home as a family,” the State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia said, dismissing the case once more.

Research contact: @9NewsAUS

94% of caterers worldwide expect success in 2018|

February 5, 2018

Fully 94% of caterers worldwide polled by the International Caterers Association (ICA) in January believe that business will be up within the next year.

For many ICA members, 2017 was a good year, too, according to 72% of respondents to findings of the annual poll.

Asked about new dining requests, members mentioned that American cuisine (which has been the favorite in years past) was even more popular this year, with 44% of caterers saying it was their most requested.

Also growing in popularity were international and farm-to-table catering, at 23% and 18%, respectively. International cuisine is certainly on the rise, as only 6% of caterers said it was most requested in 2015.

As many caterers know, dietary accommodations are more common and more expected each year, and the results reflect this change. More than 90% of members who participated in the poll cater to vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free diets, and over 80% cater to peanut allergies, too. Another common dietary accommodation? Over 30% of caterers now cater to Kosher diets.

Within the past 12 months, the largest area of growth has been corporate catering, 54% of respondents said. Weddings took second, with 30% of members contacted saying they were their largest area of growth in 2017.

The biggest challenges? Staffing (54%) and sales (11%) were the biggest business struggles in 2017.

Research contact: 1-410-931-8100