Time to KtchUp

Not sure where to go for dinner with friends in London? We have the perfect app for you… KtchUp!

What is KtchUp?

KtchUp is a new app that solves the hassle born from trying to organise a group meal or choose a restaurant – a single central platform for eating out.

How to get setup?

Download the app (obviously) and then create a group chat with your friends to initiate a meal. You can then view restaurant recommendations or suggest your own to the group, swipe to vote on which restaurant to eat at, and book a table.

KtchUp suggests restaurants to the group, based on the area and price range set up by the event host. These restaurants are presented as “swiping cards” with multiple photos and hashtags, think Tinder for restaurants. Swipe left for no, swipe right for yes, in order to vote for restaurants you’d like to eat at… The fastest and simplest way to have your say!

The time, votes, and the final restaurant choice are always visible to the group. You don’t have to sift through hundreds of messages on What’s App to find out where you are eating, what time you are meeting and who is joining.

Need directions and a peek at the menu?

Tap on the restaurant’s card for all this information.

Want to make a table reservation?

Just tap on the booking link.

KtchUp collects a large amount of behavioural user data: dining frequency, geography, budget, “likes”, friends and their “likes”, restaurant choices and response to promotions.

Fancy using KtchUp to promote your restaurant or event?

Website: www.ktchup.com
Instagram: @ktchupapp
Facebook: @ktchupapp
Twitter: @ktchupapp
Email: idingwu@ktchup.com

Speaking of events…

If you haven’t already purchased your ticket for our Meat vs Fish event on the 6th September at Flat Iron Square, you can purchase tickets here.

Meat vs Fish

The Change Group in partnership with Action Against Hunger are hosting a bespoke fundraising event which will see ten restaurants compete against each other using responsibly-sourced ingredients. Five will showcase fish dishes and five will make meat their star ingredient.


The question is, will it be a surf or turf team that comes up on top? Get your tickets and come down to find out!

Meat vs Fish cook-off for Action Against Hunger

Meat vs Fish

Date: 6th September, 6pm
Venue: Flat Iron Square
Time: 6 September 2017
Tickets: £25 per ticket which includes 4 free dishes

Purchase Meat vs Fish Tickets

The Change Group, in partnership with Action Against Hunger, will be hosting an epic competition, Meat vs Fish, a cookery standoff at Flat Iron Square taking place on the 6th September at 6pm.

This bespoke fundraising event will see ten restaurants compete against each other using responsibly-sourced ingredients. Five will showcase fish dishes and five will make meat their star ingredient. One prize will be given to each category and there will also be an award for the overall winning team.

The big questions… will it be a surf or turf that comes out tops?!

The current line-up of chefs taking part includes:

More info about the participating restaurants and their chefs:

The event will raise money for Action Against Hunger, a global charity committed to ending world hunger, by shining a light on the importance of sustainability and British produce, as demonstrated by the talented chefs and restaurants who take part. 

With only a few tickets still available, be sure to book yours asap so you don’t miss out. Book Meat vs Fish tickets.


Making street food chef jobs cool

Butcher and Brine

One of the perks of working for Change is the amazing contacts we make through placing people into chef jobs in London and abroad. We recently had the pleasure of welcoming two experienced chefs into our office to cook for us; their credentials include stints at Tom’s Kitchen, Tom Aikens and The Pawn in Hong Kong. But this was no normal office cook-up. Having ditched their conventional chef jobs, they are now cooking up gourmet street food at affordable prices and oh my, were we impressed!

We sat down with co-founder of Butcher and Brine, Kevin McCrae, to find out more about the concept.

How did Butcher & Brine come about?

James and I came up with the Butcher and Brine concept whilst working in Hong Kong. As you know street food has really taken off recently here in the UK and we wanted to be a part of it.

What type of food does Butcher & Brine focus on?

The style is nose to tail street food that makes use of preservation techniques such as pickling, brining, curing and fermenting. Meat does take pride of place on the menu but we also do some incredible smoked and confit fish dishes too.

Where can we get our hands on Butcher & Brine?

We’re currently trading at markets across London cooking up high-end restaurant cuisine but in a street food setting.

Find us at:

We also cater for private events and although Butcher and Brine is a street food concept we have packages to suit any style, from rooftop staff parties at £25 per head to bespoke tasting menus at £250 per head. We really can create the perfect party or dinner for our clients.

A concept we have recently launched is Office Drop. The premise is we cook lunch for an entire office team in 30 minutes. These drops are paid upfront and are normally used by companies to reward staff. It’s a very entertaining, informative and most importantly tasty alternative to their normal lunch.

We can definitely vouch for the Office Drop concept; we’re all still daydreaming about the food. Although the menu is ever changing and will depend on what ingredients are available on the particular day, our menu included:

We were honestly blown away by the food and would highly recommend this to other businesses that want to spoil their employees in a different and creative way.

We want to wish Butcher and Brine all the best with their new venture, we are certain this concept is going to take off and they are going to be extremely successful!

To find out more or to book Butcher and Brine, please contact Kevin and James on:


Follow Butcher and Brine: @butcherandbrine