Articles By Date 01 January 2012 - 31 January 2012
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The Crown Group's Kudos Cafés business has won a £12m contract with Warwick District Council to deliver food and venue management services at four venues in Royal Leamington Spa. The six-year deal sees Kudos provide a new food offer at the Restaurant in the Park, renamed Jephson's Brasserie, and the Aviary Cafe, both located in Jephson Gardens.

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(24 January 2012 10:24:00)

Bidvest Logistics has won an £86m three-year contract extension to supply dry, frozen and chilled food to Gondola Group's nationwide restaurant chains. The contract for Gondola, which owns the Pizza Express, Byron, Zizzi and Ask restaurant chains, will be effective from July 2012.

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(23 January 2012 18:36:00)

Hospitality Action is calling on its physically fit supporters to take part in a cycle ride from London to Paris this summer as the charity endeavours to raise £20,000 for those in need. Travelling between two of the world's most fascinating cities, participants will leave London on 29 June.

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(23 January 2012 18:19:00)

Three- and four-star hotels in Scotland and Wales had a tougher time than their English counterparts during November 2011, according to accountants and business advisers PKF. The firm's monthly survey found that year-on-year revenue fell by 7.3% in Scotland and was down 12.4% in Wales.

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(23 January 2012 17:45:00)

South-west-based restaurant/café/bar group Loungers enjoyed its busiest-ever month in December 2011, with net sales for the month up 49.4% on 12 months ago to almost £1.6m. Meanwhile, like-for-like sales at the group were up by more than 6%.

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(23 January 2012 16:37:00)

Independent contract caterer Pabulum has won a two-year deal with Wembley High Technology College. Worth in excess of £450,000, the contract was won as a result of Pabulum's commitment to ethical catering.

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(23 January 2012 16:24:00)

BaxterStorey has scooped a sweet deal to provide staff dining at gum and jellies manufacturer Haribo. Believed to be worth in excess of £100,000, the two-year contract will see BaxterStorey cater for 550 Haribo employees at its UK head office in Pontefract, West Yorkshire.

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(23 January 2012 16:15:00)

Restaurant group Tragus is to open a new Oriel Brasserie at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 3 this month, nearly two years after the original on Sloane Square closed after 20 years. The new restaurant, which will open on 25 January, will be located airside at Terminal 3, with a capacity for up to 115 diners.

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(23 January 2012 15:54:00)

A scheme designed to grade bar and pub staff on their whisky knowledge is set to be introduced in Scotland. VisitScotland, the national tourism agency, is backing the project - the first of its kind to be accredited - to provide a boost for the tourism, whisky and hospitality industries.

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(23 January 2012 15:44:00)

Cautious consumers are increasingly reserving eating out for special occasions but are spending more when they do visit restaurants. Those are the main findings from new survey conducted by food service research firm Horizons.

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(23 January 2012 15:28:00)

The UK is the busiest country in Europe for hotel development, according to the December 2011 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report. There are currently 11,687 rooms under construction in the UK, while the next four countries with a significant...

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(23 January 2012 14:52:00)

Budget hotel group Sleeperz Hotels will open its second UK property, in Newcastle, tomorrow. The 98-bedroom, six-storey hotel has been built on the former site of Parcel Works, less than five minutes walk from Newcastle's Central Station...

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(23 January 2012 14:47:00)

34, the latest restaurant from Caprice Holdings, was the focus of the reviews this weekend and it largely impressed the critics. While dinner at the Mayfair restaurant, which has steak at its heart, certainly isn't cheap, the fabulous grilled meats and devil-may-care luxury make it really rather worth a visit.

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(23 January 2012 14:25:00)

34, the latest restaurant from Caprice Holdings, was the focus of the reviews this weekend and it largely impressed the critics. The fabulous grilled meats and devil-may-care luxury make it really rather worth a visit, agree the Sunday Telegraph's Zoe Williams and the Guardian's John Lanchester.

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(23 January 2012 14:10:00)

A Chinese restaurant in Greenwich has been handed a record fine of £54,000 and its owners have been banned from running restaurants in the future after it failed to clean up its act. The Peninsula restaurant, 85 Bugsbys Way, SE10 pleaded guilty in Woolwich Crown Court to 18 breaches of food hygiene...

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(23 January 2012 13:24:00)

Ode in Shaldon, Devon, has been named the UK's most sustainable restaurant by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA). The SRA's inaugural national awards, announced at London's Cinnamon Club today, recognised restaurants across seven categories covering all aspects of sustainability.

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(23 January 2012 13:13:00)

Police have begun an investigation into allegations that food served by Eurest at a London crown court were spiked with urine. The advocates' lounge in Snaresbrook Crown Court was closed after police were contacted when judges and barristers complained the food smelled "a bit off".

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(23 January 2012 12:10:00)

Malmaison is to open a 91-bedroom hotel in Dundee, as part of the second-largest regeneration project in Scotland. The new 91-bedroom Malmaison Dundee is being created on the site of the old Tay Hotel, a listed city-centre landmark building, and forms part of the £1b Dundee Central Waterfront Development.

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(23 January 2012 12:00:00)

There is just one week left to enter the 2012 Roux Scholarship, the prestigious cookery competition organised by the Roux family. Now in its 29th year, the Roux Scholarship is open to chefs working in full-time employment...

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(23 January 2012 10:33:00)

Wipeclean PVC tablecloths for restaurants, canteens, diners, pubs, schools.Save money on laundry - Looks like linen - Easy to maintain We cut and hem to your table sizes or buy a roll ask for brochure, sample or quote ...

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(23 January 2012 10:00:00)

Pub beer sales fell yet again in 2011, down 3.4% for the year, although off-trade sales were also down. The British Beer and Pub Association's (BBPA) Beer Barometer showed that the falls had helped contribute to 9,000 job losses in the beer and pub sector in 2011.

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(23 January 2012 0:05:00)

The Grant SV100 immersion circulator is more versatile than a water bath as it clamps onto any suitable sized pot, so we can use it in a smaller container for service, but if larger amounts are required we can simply clamp it to a larger container.

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(20 January 2012 18:19:00)

What was your first job? From the age of 10 to 13, I spent my school holidays working in a restaurant at a local coach station in Calabria, Southern Italy; Which is your favourite restaurant? Marco Pierre White's Wheeler's of St James's restaurant in London; Which ingredient do you hate the most? Kidneys

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(20 January 2012 17:49:00)

Place the rabbit shoulders on a cutting board. From each one remove the blade and arm bone, making sure you leave the remaining small bone in place. Rub in the salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary and then roll each shoulder into a ball with the little bone sticking out, and wrap it in the caul fat.

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(20 January 2012 17:49:00)

After the success of tapas restaurant Salt House, Paddy Smith opened Hanover Street Social, a brasserie just along the road. Joe Warwick visited

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(20 January 2012 17:34:00)

Nick Halliday, chief executive, Brownsword Hotels, shares his business secrets

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(20 January 2012 16:47:00)

Mark Blunt has just launched his franchise of Jasper's Corporate Catering in Manchester. Janie Stamford found out what the new role involves

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(20 January 2012 16:47:00)

St Michael's hotel and spa in Falmouth has appointed Ivan Curtis as general manager. Curtis, who has more than 32 years' experience in the hospitality industry, previously worked at the Cornwall hotel, the Headland hotel and the Island hotel on Tresco, Isles of Scilly.

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(20 January 2012 16:26:00)

Tony Lincoln has been appointed European sales and marketing director at Planet Hollywood and Earl of Sandwich. He joins the companies - both owned by entrepreneur Robert Earl - from several key roles with Disney, which he joined in 1995 as a key account manager for Disneyland Paris.

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(20 January 2012 16:26:00)

Pride Catering has named Kevin Pyatt as its new operations director. He joins from the National Trust where he held a senior regional management position with responsibility for hospitality services in the South-east, and prior to that he gained experience at a Hampshire caterer working in B&I...

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(20 January 2012 16:26:00)

Arnaud Bignon has been appointed the new executive chef of the Michelin-starred restaurant the Greenhouse, Mayfair. Bignon, who will start in March, joins from the two-Michelin-starred restaurant Spondi in Athens.

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(20 January 2012 16:26:00)

Matt Richbell has been promoted to the role of reception manager at the Winchester hotel. He began working at the property part time while completing his degree in media and sports journalism. After graduating, Richbell was offered the opportunity to become a management trainee.

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(20 January 2012 16:26:00)

Paul O'Hanlon has joined the Black Swan in Helmsley, Yorkshire, as general manager. His most recent position was at the four-star Galgorm Resort and Spa, near Belfast, where he was operations manager since it opened in 2007.

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(20 January 2012 16:26:00)

A bill aimed at reducing the red tape around staging live music has been passed through the House of Commons today. The bill will exempt venues, including pubs, with a capacity of 200 or fewer from the need to obtain a licence for live music before 11pm.

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(20 January 2012 16:13:00)

London-based pub and bar operator Food and Fuel has bought the Prince of Wales in Putney, London, from pub company Etive. The deal for the tied leasehold business, which was for an undisclosed sum, takes Food and Fuel's estate to 11 sites.

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(20 January 2012 15:53:00)

Greene King has unearthed a 75-year-old beer brewed to celebrate the coronation of Edward VIII, who was never crowned. The Suffolk brewer's Coronation Ale was due to be sold around Britain to commemorate the anniversary of the king's first year on the throne in 1936.

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(20 January 2012 15:26:00)

Consumers are certainly tightening their belts, and may even have resolved to drink less in 2012, but one luxury it seems we can no longer contemplate cutting back on is coffee. Since 2005, the branded coffee chain market has doubled and is now estimated to be worth £2.1b according to Allegra Strategies.

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(20 January 2012 14:38:00)

Celebrated restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King have opened their second restaurant in the capital. The Delaunay, which joins the Wolseley, is inspired by the grand cafés of central Europe, with the Delaunay Counter offering a take-out service.

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(20 January 2012 14:30:00)

The Archer Street bar in London's Soho opened officially earlier this month. It offers the atmosphere of a members' club but is open to everyone and boasts bar staff who occasionally break into song as they work. The cocktail menu includes a signature Dawa (a Kenyan drink translated as "magic potion") and Champagne in Yorkshire (made up of Champagne, gin, rhubarb liqueur and syrup).

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(20 January 2012 14:30:00)

Middle Eastern restaurant group Del'Aziz has opened its sixth London outlet in Clapham. The new site comprises a delicatessen-café, gift shop, restaurant and two bars. Like its sister sites the restaurant mixes warm tones of red, pink and saffron with wooden and copper features.

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(20 January 2012 14:30:00)

There are always more environmental measures that it's possible to take, but they're not always practical or - more importantly - profitable. To give you a green start, Emily Manson has foraged for monthly measures that won't cost the earth

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(20 January 2012 14:29:00)

More than 600 concierges from all over the world will gather in London next week for the annual congress of The Golden Keys. It is the first time that the congress of the professional association for concierges - known widely as Les Clefs d'Or - has been held in London since 1975.

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(20 January 2012 13:50:00)

Being top of the tree can be a lonely place, says Pride of Britain chief executive Peter Hancock. Which is why working with peers is rewarding

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(20 January 2012 13:00:00)

As managing director of Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants, Patrick Dempsey is responsible for the UK's largest hotel group, Premier Inn. He tells Janet Harmer his plans for the brand's growth and why it has performed so well during the recession

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(20 January 2012 12:52:00)

Whitbread's Premier Inn hotel chain has been voted the top hospitality brand in a ranking of the top 10 hotels, travel agents and guides in terms of overall "brand health" by YouGov. Marek Vaygelt said Premier Inn's position as the UK's healthiest hospitality brand was due to the combination of its strong advertising campaigns and its focus on good customer service..

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(20 January 2012 12:41:00)

Chef Tim Bilton took a leap of faith when he acquired the Butchers Arms in Hepworth. But he got the money together, put in plenty of hard work, and now the former run-down boozer is an award-winning gastropub. Neil Gerrard reports

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(20 January 2012 12:32:00)

Figures that suggest some hospital trusts commit as little as 90p per meal, while some spend as much as £22.31 per patient per day, have been dismissed as misleading and inaccurate by industry professionals. Data filed in the House of Commons library last week gave details of spending on food and drink in 2010-11.

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(20 January 2012 12:17:00)

There has been progress in closing the gender pay gap, but women are still some way of parity with their male colleagues. Emilie Bennetts examines equal pay legislation and how to avoid discrimination claims

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(20 January 2012 12:14:00)

Restaurants use a lot of energy. The flipside of that is that those businesses that look to address their energy usage head-on can not only do a great deal for the environment, but also save themselves considerable sums of money.

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(20 January 2012 12:12:00)

Just over half of the owners, operators and general managers of Choice Hotels in the UK believe that all hotels across the country will benefit from the increased inbound tourism around the Olympics, according to a new survey.

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(20 January 2012 10:40:00)

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