Articles By Date 01 January 2005 - 31 January 2005
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The battle for A-Z Restaurants intensified this week, with a decision on its future expected any day.

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(28 January 2005 11:27:13)

With record vacancies at this time of year are you struggling to recruit staff for your business?

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(28 January 2005 11:26:10)

I'm currently reading Hotel Babylon, an expos‚ of the "decadence and debauchery of the ultimate service industry", and co-written, anonymously, by the manager of a five-star hotel in central London.

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(28 January 2005 11:24:53)

London-based restaurateur Alan Yau is to open two international restaurants next year, one in Hong Kong and a second in St Barts in the Caribbean.

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(28 January 2005 11:24:05)

The Hempel hotel was put on the market this week with a price tag of £12.5m.

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(28 January 2005 11:23:34)

Unicorn Trading, the mythical company behind the nationwide dry-cleaning scam exposed by Caterer, is still targeting restaurants throughout the country.

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(28 January 2005 11:22:52)

Manchester restaurateurs appear pretty relaxed over the prospect of it following the example of London and introducing a congestion charge for traffic coming into the city.

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(28 January 2005 11:22:00)

Pub giant Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) intends to lobby the Government to change its plans for an all-out smoking ban in outlets serving food.

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(28 January 2005 11:22:00)

A spokeswoman for the British Beer & Pub Association said: "There is always a job to do, and we can always find better ways to communicate what we do as an industry."

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(28 January 2005 11:21:14)

Hilton Group this week announced Ian Carter, 43, as chief executive of Hilton International Hotels. He replaces Anthony Harris, who died in April last year.

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(28 January 2005 11:20:35)

Caterer's business editor Karl Cushing gets to grips with what the chancellor has in store for the hospitality industry, as outlined in his pre-Budget speech last week

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(28 January 2005 11:19:28)

Vama rolls out take-away operation...

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(28 January 2005 11:17:34)

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto almost finds heaven in the Belvedere's simple menu...

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(28 January 2005 11:16:09)

Graduates coming into the hospitality industry are increasingly demanding to be given responsibilities and opportunities that will challenge them and help them get on in their careers, according to a study from America.

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(28 January 2005 11:10:00)

Alpha Airports has started serving "trayless" in-flight meals on charter routes operated by MyTravel Airways.

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(28 January 2005 11:08:48)

Nine-Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse is adding three new restaurants to his burgeoning global restaurant and hotel empire.

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(28 January 2005 11:08:17)

Award-winning UK mixologist Paul Martin has set a new world record by mixing 179 cocktails in 60 minutes at London bar Pop.

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(28 January 2005 11:05:45)

This week's featured property is a spookily-named leasehold pub business in Wiltshire. The Ghost Train pub in Purton, four miles from Swindon, was previously known as the Railway hotel but was topically renamed after the station was closed following Dr Beeching's review of the railways in the 1960s.

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(28 January 2005 11:04:00)

Scotland and Wales are leading the wayBHAchief executive Bob Cotton

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(28 January 2005 11:03:35)

The hospitality industry is struggling through the busy Christmas period with a record number of vacancies, it was revealed this week.

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(28 January 2005 11:00:59)

Pub operator Greene King is the most admired company in the hospitality industry after rocketing up the rankings this year.

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(28 January 2005 10:59:51)

...check in a hotel guest

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(28 January 2005 10:58:29)

Hotel occupancy levels began to stabilise in October, according to the latest figures from TRI Hospitality Consulting.

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(28 January 2005 10:53:20)

... breaks from shopping

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(28 January 2005 10:52:47)

As merger and acquisitions activity spreads to the gourmet burger market, Karl Cushing examines how this breed of operators has sprung up to cater for the changing tastes of UK consumers

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(28 January 2005 10:52:00)

He's the man who gave us Wagamama, Hakkasan and Yauatcha, and the London restaurant scene wouldn't be the same without him. So where better to catch up with Alan Yau than Hong Kong?

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(28 January 2005 10:51:32)

"You get the impression that if you went to eat in one of her restaurants, these are the actual dishes that would be served" - Angela Hartnett

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(28 January 2005 10:40:41)

Nationwide property agent Fleurets has released its latest snapshot of the UK pubs market, based on the pubs sold by the company over the 12 months to 30 September.

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(28 January 2005 10:37:04)

More than 130 independent restaurants, pubs, restaurant groups and even contract caterers have signed up to UNICHEF, the restaurant fundraising initiative, which was launched in Caterer just two weeks ago.

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(28 January 2005 10:30:00)

Essential news from around the world…

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(28 January 2005 10:12:00)

Each week our panel of recruitment experts provide answers to an employment question posed by a Caterer reader Caroline Parkes, house director, Simpson's restaurant, Edgbaston

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(27 January 2005 17:32:00)

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(27 January 2005 17:30:00)

In-flight caterer and airport retailer Alpha Airports warned today that troubles at its new operations in Australia and Holland are set to knock a £2.5m hole in its profits for the year.

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(27 January 2005 17:28:00)

Last year was a tale of two Europes, according to latest full-year sales figures from French hospitality giant Accor.

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(27 January 2005 17:21:00)

Chip and PIN cards have done away with the need for customers to sign a sales slip, but the next generation of payment systems require even less handling. A wave of a smartcard is all that's needed to complete a transaction, saving time and wear and tear on machinery and staff alike. Lindsay Clark reports

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(27 January 2005 15:10:00)

Proposals to make Edinburgh the first Scottish city to adopt a congestion charge have caused outcry among local restaurant and bar owners who say it will damage their businesses.

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(27 January 2005 14:47:00)

Back to the West Country this week for a food-led freehold pub business in Devon.

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(27 January 2005 12:30:00)

As the 2005 Nestlé Toque d'Or challenge kicks off, we look at the benefits that are to be had from a successful industry and education partnership

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(27 January 2005 12:01:47)

The best awards ceremonies have loads of tension, an element of surprise... and a winner who can't be there. And this year's Acorn Scholarship presentation had it all

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(27 January 2005 12:00:27)

A year ago Gordon Ramsay and Channel 4 descended on the Glass House restaurant in Ambleside to see whether they could turn its fortunes round. Emma Allen catches up with owner Neil Farrell to find out what happened after the cameras left

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(27 January 2005 11:56:21)

TUPE legislation was introduced to protect workers transferring from one employer to another. But when the outgoing company fails to hand over accurate records, transitions can be anything but smooth, as Nic Paton discovers

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(27 January 2005 11:42:47)

Restaurateur Eddie Hart dreams of a Spanish feast washed down with Spanish wines on the Spanish island of Mallorca - while flamenco guitarist Jackson Scott strums away in the background.

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(27 January 2005 11:23:31)

Potato products have gained an unhealthy reputation, particularly in schools. But healthier cooking methods can make them an acceptable option, says Bob Gledhill

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(27 January 2005 11:18:21)

Polly Botsford, an employment lawyer at Charles Russell, looks at religious discrimination issues relating to Christmas staff rotas

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(27 January 2005 10:59:59)

Georgia Hall is new head of marketing at Yo! Sushi. She has senior marketing experience at Tower Records, and most recently technology agency Zinc.

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(27 January 2005 10:51:21)

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(27 January 2005 10:40:23)

Richard Frost became infamous at school. Not for poor discipline or chasing girls, but because he was one of the first boys at his Isle of Wight school to...

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(27 January 2005 10:40:00)

Eight out of 10 employees would recommend working in the hospitality industry to their friends and family, according to an online survey conducted by caterer-online.com for HIT Scotland.

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(27 January 2005 10:15:00)

Looming above the lobby at the new Radisson SAS Hotel, London Stansted Airport, is a wine lover's equivalent of the Ka'aba in Mecca.

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(27 January 2005 0:00:00)

Former employees at Brown's hotel in London were awarded £180,000 by an employment tribunal this week, after it found that owner Rocco Forte Hotels (RFH) had contravened legal obligations when it sacked all the staff in April last year.

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(26 January 2005 17:49:00)

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