Brakes’ Individual Potato Gratin Dauphinoise has been entered in the Accompaniments & Ingredients section of Caterer's Excellence in Food and Drink Awards 2009.
(19 August 2009 0:12:00)
Gourmet Classic’s Cooking Crème de Framboise has been entered in the Accompaniments & Ingredients section of Caterer's Excellence in Food and Drink Awards 2009.
(19 August 2009 0:10:00)
Major’s Piri Piri Mari-Base Marinade has been entered in the Accompaniments & Ingredients section of Caterer's Excellence in Food and Drink Awards 2009.
(19 August 2009 0:05:00)
Major’s Ready to use Liquid Demi-Glace has been entered in the Accompaniments & Ingredients section of Caterer's Excellence in Food and Drink Awards 2009.
(19 August 2009 0:04:00)
Major’s Vegetable Stock Powders have been entered in the Accompaniments & Ingredients section of Caterer's Excellence in Food and Drink Awards 2009.
(19 August 2009 0:02:00)
Nourish’s Christian Potier Poivre Sauce has been entered in the Accompaniments & Ingredients section of Caterer's Excellence in Food and Drink Awards 2009.
(19 August 2009 0:01:00)
Celebrity chefs Heston Blumenthal and Gordon Ramsay are still at the top of their game when it comes to the UK restaurant scene, according to the latest edition of the Good Food Guide. The restaurant bible has named Heston Blumenthal’s three-Michelin-starred Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire ...
(19 August 2009 0:01:00)
Hotel revenue per available room (revpar) fell by 3.7% in London and by 9% in the provinces in the week ending 1 August 2009, according to figures from hospitality research company STR Global. London revpar fell to £108.40, down from £112.55 in the equivalent week of 2008.
(18 August 2009 15:16:00)
London Mayor Boris Johnson has published an action plan outlining ways the capital’s tourism industry can maximise opportunities and boost the economy during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
(18 August 2009 13:06:00)
Von Essen hotels has appointed Bernard Bloodworth as executive general manager of its luxury Northumberland hotel Seaham Hall. Bloodworth joins Von Essen with more than 24 years experience in the hotel and hospitality industry...
(18 August 2009 12:31:00)
Restaurant operators must tighten the purse strings for the rest of the year even if they see an upturn in trade, research has warned. Market analyst Horizons has warned that even if the economy improves, corporate spend is likely to remain low...
(18 August 2009 11:35:00)
The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has urged the Government to stop its “heavy-handed approach” to pubs after more than 7,000 consumers objected to recent legislative proposals. According to the BBPA some 7,150 pubgoers contacted the Home Office by the end of the consultation ...
(18 August 2009 10:00:00)
Punch Taverns has sold 10 pubs over the past month to smaller businesses capitalising on the opportunities afforded by the economic downturn. Surrey-based Red Mist Leisure has acquired the freehold of three pubs it previously operated as lessees from Punch Taverns.
(18 August 2009 9:00:00)
Richard Balfour-Lynn, chief executive of the Alternative Hotel Group (AHG), has categorically denied claims that Lloyds Banking Group is looking to effect a huge debt-for-equity swap. A report in the Sunday Times suggested the group, which owns hotel chain De Vere and contract caterer Searcy...
(18 August 2009 8:00:00)
The five-star Four Seasons hotel on Park Lane has unveiled details of its 18-month refurbishment programme. Overseen by design consultancy Reardon Smith, which is also redesigning the Savoy, the redevelopment has seen the building entirely stripped back to its structure.
(18 August 2009 7:00:00)
Next month, some of the country’s rising front and back of house stars aged 25 and under will compete in the regional heats of the Young Chef, Young Waiter competition, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary.
(18 August 2009 0:00:00)
Former Michelin-starred chef Paul Kitching’s recently opened 21212 restaurant in Edinburgh has wowed critics from the national newspapers. Melanie Reid of The Times says the former Juniper chef’s playful, experimental cooking style is bringing molecular gastronomy to Scotland ...
(17 August 2009 16:30:00)
Sodexo will continue to provide catering services at Balmoral Estates in Scotland, in a five-year contract extension worth £800,000. Under the deal Sodexo, which has provided the catering and hospitality at Balmoral since 2003, will continue to manage private and corporate functions at the castle ...
(17 August 2009 15:30:00)
Britain’s leading restaurant and pub operators are starting to see signs of recovery despite the recession thanks to continued marketing and promotional deals, research has found. July sales for the 13 major chains were up by 1% compared to last year, according to the monthly ...
(17 August 2009 14:30:00)
A round-up of the latest national restaurant reviews including: The Crown at Whitebrook, Monmouthshire; 21212 in Edinburgh; and Damson in Stockport.
(17 August 2009 14:25:00)
The Crowne Plaza hotel near Venice has been forced to accept bookings for one Euro cent a night after its room rates were mistakenly advertised on the internet. Nearly 230 people took advantage of the offer, which saw room rates at one cent instead of the usual €150 (£129...
(17 August 2009 13:30:00)
Hotel group Von Essen is teaming up with department store Harvey Nichols to promote the culinary expertise of three of its hotels’ top chefs during September’s British Food Fortnight. Working alongside Harvey Nichols’ chefs, the Michelin-starred chefs Kenny Atkinson and Mark Teasdale ...
(17 August 2009 12:29:00)
People 1st, the sector skills council for hospitality, has appointed McDonald's HR chief David Fairhurst as its new chairman. Fairhurst, who has been People 1st vice-chairman for two years, is vice president, chief people officer at McDonald’s Restaurants UK & Northern Europe...
(17 August 2009 10:35:00)
A round-up of the weekend's news affecting the hospitality industry. News includes: hoteliers who flout fire safety rules to be named and shamed; older workers boost profits at McDonald's restaurants; and soaring liver disease renews calls for minimum alcohol pricing
(17 August 2009 10:21:00)
London-based bar group Drake & Morgan is the latest hospitality operator to sign up to the Park Pavilion development in Canary Wharf. The privately-owned company, which currently operates the Refinery in Southwark, will launch its second London site with the opening of the Parlour in October.
(17 August 2009 8:00:00)
Christophe, the only Michelin-starred restaurant on the island of Guernsey, is set to close next month. Located in the Fermain Valley Hotel’s upper gardens, the restaurant, which has held a star for eight years, will shut as its building will be developed...
(17 August 2009 7:00:00)
The Old Union Inn at Stibb Cross in North Devon has been bought by local villagers Nigel and Sue Harris.
(14 August 2009 15:24:00)
The British Hospitality Association has announced the launch of an on-line food safety guide for all sizes of hospitality business. Hot on the heels of the BHA’s fire safety guide, the computer-based package clarifies the latest regulations from the Food Standards Agency and local authorities ...
(14 August 2009 15:07:00)
Duchy Catering, the contract caterer acquired by Graysons Restaurants in January, has confirmed two redundancies as a result. David Houslander and Emma Towers, Duchy operations director and finance director respectively, have now left the company. Rowena Edwards, Graysons chief executive ...
(14 August 2009 14:44:00)
Sodexo has secured a string of contracts to provide catering services at the University of Stirling in Scotland worth an estimated £9m in total turnover. The five-year deal, which begins in October, will see Sodexo deliver catering, vending and hospitality services to the university’s 10,000 students and ...
(14 August 2009 14:36:00)
Shopping centre operator the Westfield Group has announced five new restaurant signings for its Merry Hill development in the West Midlands. The restaurants, which will be part of its £2m, 1,200-seat food court, include Pizza Express, Chinese restaurant Yangtze Express, Zetao Noodles and Sushi, British restaurant Harpers and Italian eatery Napoli.
(14 August 2009 10:22:00)
With some owners trying to ride out the fall in property prices, finding a hotel property might not be easy. However, due to the economic downturn, a lot of businesses have failed and been placed in administration. Ben Walker offers some timely advice on how to go about buying a hotel.
(14 August 2009 10:08:00)
‘Go online to win public contracts’ is the advice being given to businesses by the Forum of Private Business (FPB) following the government’s decision to scrap charges on its contracts opportunities website, supply2.gov.uk. The government move to ditch the policy of charging a maximum £180 per year ...
(14 August 2009 9:00:00)
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has spoken out about how the restaurant industry has suffered during the recession because it became too arrogant and forgot that customers are king. Gordon Ramsay was recently forced to publicly admit that his restaurant business came close to collapse earlier this year.
(14 August 2009 7:00:00)
Joanne Shaw has been appointed director of conference and banqueting at the Landmark London hotel in Marylebone. Shaw will manage a permanent team of six...
(13 August 2009 16:07:00)