Burco, best known for its small pieces of commercial catering equipment such as stainless steel grills, toasters and boilers, has entered the medium-duty cooking arena with the introduction of the Burco Titan range cooker built by Glen Dimplex Professional Appliances at its factory in the North-west of England.
(30 June 2009 17:51:00)
Lincat’s V series of Silverlink 600 electric ovens can now be specified with an optional top and stand to allow them to be used as stand-alone models.
(30 June 2009 17:49:00)
Exclusive Ranges has added another name to its portfolio with the UK introduction of the Gico range of modular cooking systems.
(30 June 2009 17:44:00)
Features on the Thermaline and Molteni ranges from Electrolux Professional aim to demonstrate to chefs used to the traditional gas burners and solid tops that it's possible to have an environmentally friendly range that will save them time and money while still producing the same level of results.
(30 June 2009 17:43:00)
The connected load of the conventional Rack Oven has been reduced from 39kW to 33kW. The ovens have also been modified to incorporate more insulation and a deeper door than the previous oven, both increased by 50mm, reducing heat loss.
(30 June 2009 17:41:00)
Two distinct varieties of Isigny Camembert are now available for food service: the existing micro-filtered cheese and the AOC Camembert, which is untreated and bears the AOC quality stamp.
(30 June 2009 17:11:00)
Gluten- and wheat-free, Mrs Crimble's snacks include Jam Coconut Rings, Giant Choc Macaroons and Double Choc Brownies.
(30 June 2009 16:59:00)
A £2m relaunch package for Müller's Corner Healthy Balance 135g yogurt range includes a new variant, recipe and pack design, backed by TV and online advertising.
(30 June 2009 16:56:00)
Tate & Lyle is offering caterers an alternative in the face of rising honey and maple syrup prices by introducing its Golden Syrup in honey and maple flavours.
(30 June 2009 16:53:00)
Two new desserts by Debailleul have been added to Town & Country Foods' catalogue to complement caterers' summer menus.
(30 June 2009 16:21:00)
Culine Oriental vegetable mix, Ross breaded salmon fish cakes and Quality Cuisine duck and orange pâtè are among the new frozen products from 3663.
(30 June 2009 16:19:00)
Scottish & Newcastle Pub Enterprises has placed 20 freehold pubs on the market through property agent Fleurets. The pubs, located across the UK, include nine with a food business and six with letting rooms. The sites are directly owned by the pub company and their sale is part of the company’s bid ...
(30 June 2009 15:59:00)
Tracey Macleod finds hefty prices and disappointing food at the newly-opened Palm restaurant, the first British outlet of the 27-strong New York steakhouse chain. The Independent’s food critic laments the quality of the food and wonders whether this can really be the food on which an empire was built?
(30 June 2009 15:44:00)
A round-up of the latest restaurant reviews including: San Lorenzo Fuoriporta in Wimbledon; The Carpenter’s Arms, London W6; US steakhouse newcomer Palm, Pont Street, London SW; and Bjorn van der Horst’s new eaterie Eastside Inn, London EC1.
(30 June 2009 15:36:00)
Hotel revenue per available room (revpar) dropped by 6.4% in London and by 12.8% in the provinces in the week ending 13 June 2009, according to figures from hospitality research company STR Global. London revpar fell to £107.67, down from £115.01 in the equivalent week of 2008.
(30 June 2009 14:40:00)
Pubs ‘n’ Bars made a loss of nearly £9m last year and breached it banking covenants as a fall in the property market led to the re-evaluation of the value of its pubs. In the year ended 31 December 2008, the company made a loss of £8.9m compared with restated profit of £341,960 in 2007.
(30 June 2009 12:54:00)
Red beans, cannellini beans, selected vegetables and mixed spices are combined and coated with a crispy tortilla crumb to make Moy Park's Spicy Bean Burgers (113g).
(30 June 2009 12:49:00)
Restaurant group Black & Blue has launched its seventh London outlet with the acquisition of the Archduke wine bar on the South Bank. The company, which operates five Black & Blue restaurants across central London as well as Mortimer’s Grill in Bloomsbury, took over the Archduke last week ...
(30 June 2009 12:17:00)
Coffee has become an integral part of any meal, as John Campbell from the Vineyard at Stockcross explains: "It's not just the food but the full dining experience that matters - coffee is the closing statement of a customer's dining experience.
(30 June 2009 11:38:00)
Joe on the rocks — or iced coffee — may be the summer’s hottest beverage based on evidence from the States.
(30 June 2009 11:11:00)
The chief executive of Capital Pub Company today called for the business model of the major pub companies to be referred to the Competition Commission. In May, MPs on the Business and Enterprise Committee slammed the major pub companies and the beer tie ...
(30 June 2009 10:29:00)
Restaurant operators made up the vast majority of employers fined for using illegal workers since tougher laws were introduced last year, new Home Office figures have revealed. The laws introduced in February 2008 have led to a record 233 firms being prosecuted for employing illegal immigrants ...
(30 June 2009 7:00:00)
Mystery surrounds the future of Michelin-starred restaurant Gambero Rosso in Italy, after it emerged that it has been closed for several weeks during the busy summer period. The restaurant in San Vincenzo Tuscany is owned and operated by chef Fulvio Pierangelini and was voted 12th best in the world...
(29 June 2009 15:55:00)
Two of the beverage trade’s most entertaining and idiosyncratic trainers and business consultants have devised a new concept in business training for those who want to make progress in the coffee trade – they are giving advice away.
(29 June 2009 14:57:00)
The concept of the frappe and the smoothie should be adopted by all catering outlets, not just coffee shops, suggests wholesaler Beyond the Bean.
(29 June 2009 14:51:00)
Hotel operators are being offered the chance to take on a landmark City building adjacent to the Bank of England after the property was put on the market. The former Midland Bank headquarters, located at 27-35 Poultry and 5 Princes Street, features a vault that was used as Fort Knox in the 1964 Bond film Goldfinger.
(29 June 2009 14:08:00)
A round-up of the weekend's news affecting the hospitality industry. News includes: Gunman shoots two people in Harry Morgans restaurant; Marston's investors rebel against “spurious” rights issue; Eel, pie and mash shops under threat ; Mardan Palace hotel owner attracts fury of Russian Prime Minister
(29 June 2009 10:26:00)
Hotel industry leaders have leapt to the defence of the star rating system after Jurys Inns last week called for it to be scrapped as it was “no longer relevant” to today’s customer. The budget hotel chain said its research proved that public no longer rated the 101-year-old star rating system...
(29 June 2009 7:00:00)