Fifteen guests and four members of staff at the four-star, 302-bedroom Glasgow Marriott Hotel have been taken ill in a suspected outbreak of the norovirus bug. Health officials from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are investigating the sickness, which was first reported at 11am yesterday.
(30 September 2010 17:44:00)
Niche food service firm Bite Catering has appointed John Hicks, formerly of BaxterStorey, to join its band of head chefs as Bite food champion. Hicks will assist in the development of Bite's fresh, seasonal and hand-made food offer at each of its 12 business and industry sites.
(30 September 2010 17:35:00)
Former Michelin-starred chef Chris Staines has joined the Feversham Arms hotel in Helmsley, North Yorkshire, as food and beverage director. Staines, who was previously head chef at Foliage at London's five-star Mandarin Oriental hotel, will oversee all food and beverage operations at the 33-bedroom hotel.
(30 September 2010 15:53:00)
The Government has unveiled plans to name and shame companies that pay workers below the minimum wage, as the new rates for the national minimum wage come into effect. Employment relations minister Edward Davey (pictured) told employers that they would have three months to put their houses in order.
(30 September 2010 14:38:00)
The reopening of the Savoy Grill will be delayed until seven weeks after the Savoy welcomes back guests after a closure of nearly three years. While the Savoy is due to open again on 10 October after a lengthy refurbishment...
(30 September 2010 14:37:00)
The Astor hotel has reopened following an extensive renovation in the style of the Victorian era under the Luxury Collection brand from Starwood Hotels & Resorts. It is centrally located in the centre of the financial district of Tianjin, China's third largest city.
(30 September 2010 14:08:00)
Located at the iconic intersection of its name, The Redbury @ Hollywood and Vine intends to immerse guests into the best of Los Angeles. Its 57 suites feel like hip apartments with a bohemian mix of European-style kitchens, antique furnishings, traditional record players and vinyl albums.
(30 September 2010 14:04:00)
The Gambling Commission has warned pub licensees to make sure they are on the right side of the law when it comes to games machines. The commission...
(30 September 2010 12:40:00)
This recipe for pheasant pie with home-made bacon, chestnuts, baby onions and vin jaune was contributed by James Lyon-Shaw, head chef at The Empress of India, London E9.
(30 September 2010 12:32:00)
Events caterer Rhubarb has orchestrated a deal with the Royal Albert Hall, ousting Compass Group's Leith's brand which has held the contract for the past 15 years. Rhubarb, Harbour & Jones and Benugo were reported by Caterer to be interested in the multimillion-pound food and beverage contract in April.
(30 September 2010 12:30:00)
For those of you that have been on holiday or living under a stone for the past two years, René Redzepi is the chef-patron of Noma restaurant in Copenhagen, which has recently been given the title of best restaurant in the world.
(30 September 2010 12:24:00)
In his new book, My Archipelago, Kit Chapman, owner of the Castle hotel in Taunton, Somerset, tells the turbulent story of how he took over the running of the family business. This extract shows how the battle reached a crescendo.
(30 September 2010 12:09:00)
Guests at Coworth Park - the Dorchester Collection's new country property in Berkshire - can enjoy a luxury experience, with a minimal impact upon the environment. Janet Harmer checked out the green credentials of one of the UK's most significant hotel openings of the year
(30 September 2010 11:55:00)
Rising food costs has caused Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons to rethink its plans to increase the use of organic produce. Chef-patron Raymond Blanc explains.
(30 September 2010 11:40:00)
There may be renewed interest in locally sourced produce, but food self-sufficiency has actually declined in the last decade. John Porter examines how reliant the UK is on imports, and whether we can satisfy demand from our own shores.
(30 September 2010 11:30:00)
Madelene Bonvini-Hamel's recipe for mallard with apples and shallots cooked in cider and a celeriac mash makes the most of ingredients that are at their best in October.
(30 September 2010 10:31:00)
Compass Group has reported a slowdown in the decline of revenue growth in its UK and Ireland business. The first half of the year saw revenue growth drop by 5.7% but the contract caterer said ...
(30 September 2010 10:23:00)
Madelene Bonvini-Hamel's recipe for truffled parsnip and borlotti bean salad with pickled girolles and hazelnuts makes the most of ingredients that are at their best in October.
(30 September 2010 10:18:00)
Madelene Bonvini-Hamel's recipe for partridge, fig and salt caramelised walnuts makes the most of ingredients that are at their best in October.
(30 September 2010 10:09:00)
Michelin UK has appointed its first female editor, with Rebecca Burr taking over responsibility for its Great Britain and Ireland, London, and Eating out in Pubs guides on 1 October, Caterersearch can reveal. Burr, who has worked with Michelin for 12 years as an inspector, replaces outgoing editor Derek Bulmer.
(30 September 2010 7:00:00)
After more than three decades of anonymity, Michelin's outgoing editor, Derek Bulmer, is giving his first exclusive interview, revealing his identity and announcing his successor...
(30 September 2010 6:45:00)
Fast-food chain Pod is planning to double in size within the next 18 months, its chief executive and founder has told Caterer. Tim Hall said that the firm, which opened its ninth store in London's King William Street last month...
(29 September 2010 16:34:00)
Jason Atherton will be cooking for two nights - 4 and 5 October - during this year's London Restaurant Festival at a disused site on Binney Street, just off Oxford Street. He talks to Amanda Afiya about his involvement in the initiative...
(29 September 2010 16:34:00)
Richard Brend, one of the founders of West Country chain Brend Hotels, has died at the age of 74. Born in Barnstable, Brend joined the family business after national service and with his father and brothers, John and Peter, created a company which now employs 1,200 people across 11 three- and four-star hotels, two restaurants and two petrol stations in Devon and Cornwall.
(29 September 2010 16:20:00)
The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) met officials from the Home Office yesterday to express the concerns the licensed trade has about the Government's proposed changes to the Licensing Act....
(29 September 2010 16:10:00)
Scottish brewer BrewDog has raised £750,000 of capital through an online-only share offering. The company now has 1,300 shareholders following its "Equity for Punks" scheme. BrewDog is now launching a campaign in which it will encourage those shareholders to introduce its beers to bars across the country.
(29 September 2010 15:18:00)
The owners of the Penhallow hotel in Newquay, Cornwall, where three people died in a fire three years ago, are to be prosecuted. Together with three other individuals, they will appear at Bodmin Magistrates Court on 21 October for breaches of fire precautions under the Regulatory Reform Order (Fire Safety) 2005.
(29 September 2010 13:02:00)
Leicestershire catering firm Wilson Vale has been awarded a £400,000 school meals contract with a day and boarding school for girls in York. The one-year deal, which began at the start of the academic year...
(29 September 2010 12:51:00)
Andrew McPherson has joined Holbeck Ghyll country house hotel, restaurant and spa in the Lake District as its new general manager. The hotel, which changed ownership earlier this year, also has a restaurant with one Michelin star...
(29 September 2010 11:54:00)
London restaurant Roussillon has named Dan Gill as its new head chef. The Michelin-starred French restaurant in Pimlico appointed Gill following the departure of former chef-patron Alexis Gauthier, who left to set up his own restaurant in Soho earlier this year.
(29 September 2010 11:50:00)
The Hotel Inspector team, from the Channel 5 TV series hosted by Alex Polizzi, is looking for family-run or privately-owned hotels who feel they could benefit from straight-talking advice to appear on its seventh series.
(29 September 2010 11:24:00)
Mitchells & Butlers' (M&B) new finance director, Tim Jones, is set to take up his post on 18 October. Jones is joining the pub, bar and restaurant operator from construction firm Interserve. He will replace Jeremy Townsend, who has left to join Rentokil, the pest control company.
(29 September 2010 11:22:00)