Local authorities are paying increased attention to the practice of spirit substitution or “tipping” in hotel and restaurant bars, warns the International Federation of Spirit Producers (IFSP).
(29 April 2002 18:28:40)
Pub company Pubs 'n' Bars said today that sales were ahead of expectations during 2001, despite the impact of foot-and-mouth.
(29 April 2002 12:18:00)
The tourism and travel industry in the Caribbean has been the hardest hit by the fall-out of 11 September, but will enjoy a stronger recovery than average during a “massive worldwide rebound” in 2003, predicts the World Travel and Tourism Council.
(26 April 2002 18:48:33)
The nature of the hospitality industry means that managers are often forced to react to events rather than being able to plan things out in advance. Even so, there are ways to manage your time that can help you become more productive and less stressed. How much is my time worth? Your time is valuable, as the following table shows:
(26 April 2002 17:59:18)
Asparagus now - After the poor crop and high prices of English asparagus last year due to the cold and wet spring weather, forecasts from UK producers and wholesalers are that the 2002 crop will yield planting expectation and prices will not be significantly higher than in 2000.
(26 April 2002 10:37:00)
A second-year student from Birmingham College of Food, Tourism & Creative Studies has been named the winner of the Whitbread Group Design A Dish competition, which took place earlier this month, in association with Merrychef and Unilever Bestfoods.
(26 April 2002 10:32:45)
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(26 April 2002 10:22:17)
The Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) has appointed a new chairman.
(25 April 2002 17:06:48)
Early spring sunshine in the UK has helped improve trading at the Fish! chain of restaurants.
(25 April 2002 16:27:18)
The NHS Better Hospital Food Project is to be extended beyond just new recipes to address the wider aspects of food service, its chairman Loyd Grossman told delegates at the Hospital Caterers Association conference in Cardiff last week.
(25 April 2002 16:20:21)
Greene King Pub Company has made its first move into Scotland, buying Fife-based Dalgety Taverns for an undisclosed sum.
(25 April 2002 15:51:00)