Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing has broken his silence on the subject of his former boss Gordon Ramsay.
(28 July 2008 17:27:00)
Punch Taverns is to convert 50 of its Spirit Group managed pubs into leasehold properties.
(28 July 2008 17:15:00)
A round-up of the latest restaurant reviews including: Ambassade de l’Ile, London; Vapiano, London; Jamie’s Italian, Oxford; Hix Oyster & Fish House, Lyme Regis
(28 July 2008 15:58:00)
The Government has bowed to pressure from campaigners and will this week outlaw the practice under which restaurants pay staff less than the national minimum wage and make up the rest in tips.
(28 July 2008 15:47:00)
Liverpool’s Cains Beer Company is looking to secure further funding to avoid collapse after suffering a pre-tax loss of £4.5m in the six months to 28 April.
(28 July 2008 14:30:00)
Protesters gathered outside the Hyatt Andaz hotel on Liverpool Street in London this morning demanding a London Living Wage for employees.
(28 July 2008 13:00:00)
The Association of Chief Police Officers has attacked the pub trade’s clandestine decision to suspend its own voluntary code of conduct ahead of a damning report on its failings last week.
(28 July 2008 12:10:00)
A round-up of the weekend's news affecting the hospitality industry. News includes: Rising costs hit Britvic pub sales; Another profit warning slashes £400m off Rentokil market value; Parents to get fat reports to combat child obesity
(28 July 2008 10:29:00)
Marriott International has signed four agreements that will triple its presence in Mexico over the next five years ...and other international news.
(28 July 2008 8:00:00)
The UEFA Euro 2008 football championships in June kicked Vienna towards the top of the profitability table of the 10 European cities listed in the monthly Europe HotStats survey.
(25 July 2008 16:00:00)
Boil the cream with the lemon verbena. When boiling, add sweetened lemon juice (fresh, or it might curdle) and stir until mixed. Sieve and pour into serving glasses. Chill for at least two hours.
(25 July 2008 15:38:00)
The taxman has warned restaurateurs that do not keep clear wage records that they will be prosecuted under national minimum wage laws.
(25 July 2008 12:45:00)
As consumers tighten their spending, limited-time offers give chains pricing flexibility and relevance.
(25 July 2008 12:35:00)
Visitors to Buckingham Palace this summer will be able to see the ballroom set-up for a state banquet for the first time.
(25 July 2008 12:05:00)
Price-pressured? Here are 30 chain-menu ideas priced below $5, $10, $15 or $20--and a few clues about the trends shaping the future.
(25 July 2008 12:04:00)
Food sales have jumped more than 5% at Mitchells & Butlers as the pub company continues to defy fears over slowing consumer spending due to the credit crunch.
(25 July 2008 10:05:00)
Thistle Hotels plans to expand its luxury brand Guoman overseas while lavishing £150m on its UK properties.
(25 July 2008 9:12:00)
Fledgling pub group Old English Taverns has bought the two-AA-rosette Knife & Cleaver restaurant with rooms in the Bedfordshire village of Houghton Conquest.
(24 July 2008 16:12:00)
Gloucestershire County Council seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced caterers for the provision of meals to Primary Schools across the County.
(24 July 2008 12:05:00)
The Scottish Ministers are seeking to award a framework contract with a number of suitably qualified and experienced companies for the supply of Catering and Associated Services.
(24 July 2008 11:46:00)
The National College for School Leadership (NCSL) invitesb tenders for the provision of total facilities management support services at NCSL’s Learning and Conference Centre (LCC) and...
(24 July 2008 11:36:00)
Eco-chef and all round green cuisine guru Arthur Potts Dawson has a new recipe book out. The Acorn House Cookbook is what he describes as a “green blueprint”, providing readers with a veritable feast of green tips, seasonal recipes and general advice on running a sustainable kitchen.
(24 July 2008 10:00:00)
With two newspapers and a powerful trade union all demanding an end to the practice of topping up pay with gratuities to meet the minimum wage, the industry is beginning to wonder if the debate has reached tipping point. Chris Druce reports
(24 July 2008 8:00:00)
Tenanted pubs have been urged to look at ways of maximising their potential after a City analyst predicted that they could see profits fall by a massive 90% in the next year.
(24 July 2008 7:00:00)