A mystery box of ingredients in the Nestlé Master Chefs Grand Prix helped create one of the most exciting competitions of the Live Theatre.
(10 February 2002 18:51:00)
Manchester-based hotel management and development firm Countrywide Leisure Management has been awarded the master franchise for the Golden Tulip and Tulip Inn hotel brands in the UK and Ireland.
(10 February 2002 18:06:11)
The Government wants to make it easier for migrants to enter the UK to fill vacancies in industries such as catering that suffer from skills shortages. At the same time it plans to crack down on those working illegally.
(08 February 2002 14:09:18)
While contract caterers may dream of refurbished kitchens, there's the small difficulty of having to cope with using temporary kitchens while the builders are in. Jane Baker talks to some about how they've managed to survive with the minimum of stress.
(08 February 2002 11:59:10)
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(08 February 2002 11:55:29)
There is something particularly gratifying in the news this week that one of the hotels widely expected to be pulled down after the 11 September attacks is not only still standing, but could be accepting guests again by the end of the year.
(08 February 2002 10:43:07)
The British need to be more vocal in their criticism of poor UK hotels if they want standards to improve, tourism minister Kim Howells said this week as he opened the Hotelympia 2002 exhibition at London's Earls Court.
(08 February 2002 10:39:50)
Hotel giant Six Continents has billions of pounds available to make itself even bigger. How is the cash going to be spent? Andrew Sangster reports.
(08 February 2002 10:26:09)
Two-Michelin-starred London restaurant Le Gavroche has stopped cooking meals for 47 Park Street, the five-star hotel alongside which it is housed, after 21 years.
(08 February 2002 10:19:07)
Contract catering giant Compass has won a £5m-a-year deal to provide catering at Silverstone racetrack.
(08 February 2002 10:14:52)
The Swallow group of 13 hotels has been taken off the market by owners Whitbread because the four potential buyers were not offering enough money.
(08 February 2002 9:54:46)
The luxury Ritz-Carlton chain has returned to New York after a four-year absence with two management contracts for properties in lower Manhattan and Central Park.
(08 February 2002 9:44:33)
Neat, the London restaurant of Michelin-starred chef Richard Neat, closed its doors last week, less than eight months after it opened in the Oxo Tower Wharf in May 2001.
(08 February 2002 9:31:34)