Former senior manager at Sheffield United Football Club, Janet Gurr, has returned to the city to take over the helm of the four-star Kenwood Hall hotel.
(13 August 2009 16:03:00)
Tom Krooswijk is joining Hotel de l'Europe in Amsterdam as general manager.
(13 August 2009 16:01:00)
The club and spa at Hoole Hall in the Doubletree by Hilton Chester hotel has appointed Alice Cox as sales and marketing manager.
(13 August 2009 15:59:00)
Wood Hall Hotel & Spa in Wetherby, West Yorkshire, has appointed Norman MacKenzie as its new head chef.
(13 August 2009 15:56:00)
Small Luxury Hotels of the World has taken on Jonathan Slater as chairman of its board of directors.
(13 August 2009 15:25:00)
Yorkshire-based Indian restaurant chain Akbar's is set to expand into the Midlands, with the opening of a new outlet in Birmingham next month. The company, which currently operates nine restaurants throughout the North of England in Leeds, Manchester, York, Sheffield and Middlesbrough ...
(13 August 2009 15:18:00)
A man has been charged with arson with the intent to endanger life, following a fire at a Liverpool restaurant. The blaze at the Spice City Balti House on Stanley Street began at the back of the premises on Saturday morning before quickly spreading through the four-storey building.
(13 August 2009 15:03:00)
Sonya Young has been taken on as general manager of the four-star Barceló Brighton Old Ship hotel
(13 August 2009 14:51:00)
The Hallmark hotel in Carlisle has appointed Claire Flint as general manager.
(13 August 2009 14:19:00)
Swire Hotels has appointed Dean Winter general manager of the Upper House, Hong Kong, which opens in October.
(13 August 2009 14:15:00)
If last weekend's Observer is to be believed, the golden arches of McDonald's will loom large over participating venues in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
(13 August 2009 13:51:00)
Gaggia, one of the historic pioneering names of espresso coffee and a familiar brand throughout the British catering industry, has suffered the closure of its British base.
(13 August 2009 13:40:00)
Caffe Society of Leeds has made an early move to encourage catering-trade interest in 2010, the year the World Barista Championship comes to the UK.
(13 August 2009 12:28:00)
Employers should not discriminate when asking to see registration papers from workers who appear to be non-UK nationals. Katee Dias explains that you should check documentation of all workers to prove their right to work in the UK.
(13 August 2009 11:52:00)
Safety should be a higher priority for UK hoteliers if they hope to increase repeat visitors, according to an independent survey of over 2,000 holidaymakers. The research by Opinion Matters found that 88% of tourists would not return to the same hotel where they had contracted an illness or had an accident.
(13 August 2009 11:35:00)
The international hotel market is doing a good job in restructuring and adapting to the current global economic squeeze, concludes the latest biannual hotel survey from travel group Hogg Robinson. While most regions have seen hotel room rates decline in local currency terms ...
(13 August 2009 9:00:00)
The Royal Lancaster hotel in central London is changing its name to the Lancaster London next month. The 416-bedroom property overlooking Hyde Park is rebranding to reflect its central London location and is marking the relaunch with a series of special offers.
(13 August 2009 8:00:00)
Harbour & Jones (H&J) has won a catering contract with the Financial Services Authority (FSA) that gives it a foothold in London’s Canary Wharf development. H&J will cater for around 3,000 FSA staff at the organisation’s office at 25 North Colonnade, an 80-metre-high skyscraper ...
(13 August 2009 7:00:00)
David McHattie is chief executive of the National Skills Academy for Hospitality, which is offering Caterer readers a last chance to get six tickets for a five-day hospitality seminar run by the Disney Institute in London next month. He spoke to Janie Stamford.
(12 August 2009 16:32:00)
One cannot reject the possibility that the report recently published by the Food Standards Agency was politically motivated. The chemical industry must have lobbied the Government so that sales of pesticides, presently in a very parlous state, could resume at 1970s levels by assuming that consumers are simple-minded, gullible, pushovers and can be fed any kind of misinformation on food safety.
(12 August 2009 15:44:00)
Afternoon tea has come a long way from the days of a simple cuppa and a sarnie. Now seen as a special treat rather than a daily occurence, the great English tradition can be a very profitable offering. Ian Boughton reports.
(12 August 2009 15:39:00)
Cooper’s Coffee, one of the most distinctive suppliers in the beverage trade, has gained Investors In People status. The IIP standard, which confirms the positive ways in which staff are managed and involved in business activity, was awarded by the Yorkshire and Humberside Recognition Panel.
(12 August 2009 13:57:00)
This is the Inc Group's fifth outlet at the O2 Arena which is set over two floors and divided into a downstairs bar and upstairs restaurant. American-themed interiors feature wooden floors and antique leather armchairs next to a large collection of Western paintings.
(12 August 2009 12:35:00)
Charles Wells Pub Company is selling 24 rural and urban pubs across the UK valued between £100,000 and £600,000. Gerald Eve, the appointed property agent, has so far sold 11 of the pubs which are located between Leamington Spa in the West, Peterborough in the East, London ...
(12 August 2009 12:30:00)
Roasted crown and slow-braised leg of Berwickshire grouse, spiced, seared foie gras and lemon dust "en feuilleté" with pickled blueberries and truffled mashed potatoes.
(12 August 2009 12:02:00)
Rick Stein's latest collection of recipes has taken him from sleepy Cornwall to the bustling streets, markets and waterways of Asia. As usual, it's the companion volume to a major new BBC series featuring the usually fish-focused chef.
(12 August 2009 11:31:00)
Hilton's private equity owner, the Blackstone Group, has denied rumours that the hotel giant is to be broken up in a bid to realise its value. A spokesman for Blackstone said the plans, reported last week in the Independent, were "categorically untrue". However, speculation remains rife ...
(12 August 2009 11:20:00)
The tricky subject of automatic milk frothing for speciality coffee has taken a new turn, with an unprecedented claim from Rancilio that its latest steam wand produces milk good enough for the creation of latte art.
(12 August 2009 11:01:00)
Leeds Metropolitan University has been announced as the first Centre of Excellence for Event Management in Yorkshire and the Humber. The university’s UK centre for Events Management was awarded the approved status by the National Skills Academy for Sport and Active Leisure ...
(12 August 2009 10:26:00)
UK tourism is not reaching its potential, is poorly regarded in Whitehall and is in danger of slipping further behind international competitors according to an industry report from the British Chambers of Commerce and Travelodge. The Backing UK Tourism: Destination Recovery report ...
(12 August 2009 9:00:00)
Former Aubergine chef William Drabble is set to become the executive chef of the five-star St James’s Hotel and Club in central London, Caterersearch can reveal. The move, first reported by Caterer’s restaurant blog Guide Girl, will see Drabble, who left the London Fine Dining Group in June ...
(12 August 2009 8:00:00)
Hotel revenue per available room (revpar) fell by just 1.1% in London and by 6.2% in the provinces in the week ending 25 July 2009, according to figures from hospitality research company STR Global. London revpar fell to £117.49, down from £118.76 in the equivalent week of 2008.
(12 August 2009 7:00:00)
Nescafé Partners Blend is the Fairtrade coffee within the Nescafé stable of brands. It is 100% Fairtrade arabica beans, giving a coffee smooth, balanced and rich that is sourced primarily from Ethiopia and El Salvador where projects are underway to help these communities achieve social, economic and environmental sustainability.
(11 August 2009 16:44:00)
Commercial kitchens can make big improvements on energy efficiency, according to a new guide written specifically for caterers by the Catering for a Sustainable Future Group (CSFG) and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).
(11 August 2009 15:16:00)
Pub managers are being forced to risk their health by working longer hours than any other group of employees in the UK, trade union Unite has warned. In its Manifesto for the Pub Industry, Unite has called for a maximum working week for pub managers of 48-hours, a minimum of 25 days holiday a year ...
(11 August 2009 12:33:00)
Enterprise Inns boss Ted Tuppen has made £501,000 after selling 300,000 shares in the company as a price of 167p per share. As a result, Tuppen now holds 2,896,313 shares in the company, currently worth around £5m. Simon Townsend, chief operations director at Enterprise, pocketed ...
(11 August 2009 11:57:00)