The Tourism Advisory Council has today held its first meeting chaired by tourism minister Barbara Follett.
(30 April 2009 16:10:00)
Laura Rhys from Gerard Basset’s Hotel TerraVina in Southampton has been named as the Academy of Food & Wine’s UK Sommelier of the Year 2009.
(30 April 2009 12:22:00)
When Westfield London opened its doors last October, record numbers of shoppers flooded through its gates. But six months on, with the recession in full force, has the novelty of Europe's largest shopping mall worn off? Kerstin Kühn investigates
(30 April 2009 11:44:00)
The degree of technology (and sometimes pseudo-technology) being claimed by espresso machine makers is now beyond the understanding of the average manager in the hospitality trade, claims a world barista championship judge.
(30 April 2009 8:00:00)
King Athelstan Primary School invites applications from suitably experienced organisations to tender for the above contract commencing 1st September 2009 for a period of three years with an option to extend for a further year at the school’s discretion.
(30 April 2009 0:00:00)
Commercial refrigeration chilled and frozen display cases, retail display cases, bar equipment, chest freezers, American style chillers, cold rooms/walk in chillers; ice makers; catering fridges, blast chillers and freezers, supermarket chill & frozen aisle cabinets etc etc.
(30 April 2009 0:00:00)
National Museums Northern Ireland is inviting suitably qualified and experienced companies to express interest in the provision of catering and hospitality services at the Ulster Museum, Belfast. The Ulster Museum will reopen after a £17m refurbishment later this year with outstanding catering and hospitality potential:
(30 April 2009 0:00:00)
The Coffee Summit meeting, to be held in London the day before this year’s Caffe Culture exhibition, will now include two presentations which go straight to the heart of major issues facing caterers who depend on beverages as a major part of their trade.
(29 April 2009 18:10:00)
Punch Taverns today confirmed plans to put 1,250 of its worst performing pubs into a turnaround division.
(29 April 2009 15:12:00)
Three-time Michelin-starred UK chef Garry Hollihead has been appointed executive chef of Grosvenor House Dubai.
(29 April 2009 10:40:00)
Best Western Milford Hotel has appointed Steven Brown as assistant manager.
(29 April 2009 10:36:00)
Compass Group’s Chartwells division has extended its school meals deal with Kent County Council, in a deal worth £5.4m in total turnover.
(29 April 2009 10:00:00)
Patisserie chain Maison Blanc is undergoing a major rebranding programme following the return to the business of founder Raymond Blanc as shareholder and consultant chef.
(29 April 2009 8:30:00)
Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr is set to open a restaurant in Parliament Square in Westminster later this year in association with contract caterer Compass Group.
(29 April 2009 7:00:00)
He has a new restaurant in Dubai, but has reined in domestic expansion plans, pulling out of the deal for York & Albany plus the pursuit of any more properties in the UK for the time being. Joanna Wood talks to Giorgio Locatelli about joining the band of mega-chefs in the Middle East, the challenges of working with a major hotel group, and how you shouldn't have to pay for a smile
(29 April 2009 0:00:00)
The cheese wholesaler that supplies some of the countries top hotels and groups, including the Ritz in London, has been rescued from administration after a management buy-out.
(28 April 2009 17:22:00)
The owner of boutique hotel chains Malmaison and Hotel du Vin today warned that the economy was entering “uncharted territory”.
(28 April 2009 15:18:00)
VisitBritain has said it does not plan to issue specific advice to visitors to the UK on the swine flu pandemic, as yet.
(28 April 2009 11:42:00)
Jamie Oliver is to launch his second Jamie’s Italian restaurant in central London, with a flagship site set to open in Covent Garden next year. The celebrity chef has taken on a lease at St Martin’s Courtyard.
(28 April 2009 7:00:00)
Opening in June 2009, Wat Tyler Centre is an exciting new venue for business, education, leisure and private events set in 125 acres of Country Park with panoramic views of the Essex Marshes and RSPB nature reserve.
(28 April 2009 0:00:00)
London’s One Aldwych and Edinburgh’s Radisson SAS hotels have been named joint winners of this year’s Considerate Hotel of the Year accolade.
(27 April 2009 16:34:00)
For the third year running, Hobart has been the sole supplier of kitchen equipment for ITV’s Hell’s Kitchen where the celebrities have been attempting to feed a restaurant full of diners under the watchful eye of Marco Pierre White since Easter Monday.
(27 April 2009 16:02:00)
Harrison Catering Services has won a new five-year contract to provide school meals in London’s Lambeth.
(27 April 2009 14:21:00)
The Daily Telegraph’s Jasper Gerard believes the chef-proprietor of the eponomously named Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham” might just be the most wildly inventive chef to emerge from Britain since Heston Blumenthal”.
(27 April 2009 13:25:00)
A round-up of the latest national restaurant reviews including: Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham; Terroirs in London; Babington House, near Frome in Somerset; and The Royal Oak in Berkshire
(27 April 2009 12:37:00)