Articles By Date 01 September 2006 - 30 September 2006
Results: 51 - 100 of 2002

London’s first eco-friendly training restaurant is set to open its doors in November, aiming to coach 10 students a year in ecological restaurant trade.

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(25 September 2006 15:52:00)

Philip Jansen is the chief executive of Sodexho UK and Ireland, the second largest contract caterer in the UK’s £3.865b foodservice market.

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(25 September 2006 14:15:00)

Andrew Main is the chief executive of Aramark UK, which is the third largest contract caterer in the UK with an estimated turnover of £360m, more than 1,100 contracts and in excess of 12,500 staff.

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(25 September 2006 13:30:00)

Tony Blair and his cabinet were faced with an irate hotel owner lying in a bed when they left the Midland Hotel in Manchester this morning on route to the Labour Party conference.

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(25 September 2006 13:06:00)

Albert Roux and Michel Roux Jnr. Albert and his brother Michel Snr are viewed as the godfathers of modern restaurant cuisine in the UK. They put Britain on the culinary map; raised standards across the board through their ground-breaking Michelin-starred restaurants, TV series, and books; and trained and encouraged many of today’s top chefs. Albert’s son, Michel Albert Roux, is chef-patron of two-Michelin-star Le Gavroche in London, which his father and uncle founded in 1967.

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(25 September 2006 12:42:00)

The Government is reportedly planning to give parents advice on making a healthy packed lunch.

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(25 September 2006 11:21:00)

A round-up of the weekend's news affecting the hospitality industry. News includes: Compass management cuts could reach 200; Clapham House wants 10-fold rise over 10 years; Gondola happy to be a bid target and more...

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(25 September 2006 11:01:00)

Manchester is to boost its portfolio of upmarket hotels with the £30m development of the region's second Crowne Plaza.

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(25 September 2006 10:46:00)

Essential news from around the world, including: Hilton sells five Canadian Hotels but expands in Ireland; InterContinental US appointment; Treasure Beach, Barbados to reopen; Golden Tulip blossoms and more...

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(25 September 2006 10:33:00)

Eating out is not a major contributory factor to Western consumers’ expanding waistlines, according to research from foodservice analysts Horizon.

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(25 September 2006 10:33:00)

London’s Great Eastern hotel is to be renamed the Hyatt on Broadgate, as part of a £4.8m rebranding exercise, CatererSearch can exclusively reveal.

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(22 September 2006 17:37:00)

Eyck Zimmer (left), executive chef of the Lowry Hotel in Manchester, has been crowned Knorr National Chef of the Year 2006.

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(22 September 2006 15:58:00)

Pubs ’n’ Bars has made a “satisfactory” start to the year, with new acquisitions made in the second half of 2005 boosting turnover and profit.

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(22 September 2006 15:33:00)

Gourmet Holdings is to ditch its gastropub chain Bel and the Dragon after a "disappointing" performance.

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(22 September 2006 14:19:00)

Strategic review means 200 jobs will go at contract caterer

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(22 September 2006 12:46:00)

Airline Thomsonfly has enlisted celebrity chef Aldo Zilli to prepare the menus for its in-flight meals for next summer.

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(22 September 2006 12:08:00)

The list of 16 finalists for this year’s Young Chef Young Waiter competition has been unveiled.

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(22 September 2006 11:29:00)

Time is running out for you to enter the Springboard Awards for Excellence 2006, supported by Caterer and Hotelkeeper.

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(22 September 2006 0:00:00)

Catering industry charity Hospitality Action is holding its annual fundraising ball for 800 of the sector's great and good at London's Grosvenor House hotel on 13 October. Charity chief executive and ball organiser Penny Moore talks to Emily Manson

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(22 September 2006 0:00:00)

Ralph Findlay is the chief executive of brewer and pub operator Wolverhampton & Dudley (W&D) which has nearly 2,400 pubs and brews the Marstons Pedigree and Bank’s beer brands.

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(21 September 2006 18:52:00)

Chef and restaurateur Gordon Ramsay has been named 2006's most powerful and influential person in UK hospitality.

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(21 September 2006 18:30:00)

Gleneagles chef nominated by peers in hospitality listings

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(21 September 2006 18:25:00)

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(21 September 2006 17:13:00)

A team of ramblers from contract caterer Elior UK walked the length of Hadrian’s Wall for the company’s Plan International charity last weekend.

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(21 September 2006 17:08:00)

Tom Aikens is a British Michelin-starred chef who combines a bad-boy image with the reputation for original, subtle and intense cuisine.

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(21 September 2006 15:55:00)

Richard Cousins is the group chief executive of the Compass Group and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the world’s largest contract caterer.

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(21 September 2006 15:32:00)

Gondola Holdings, owner of PizzaExpress, has issued its first - and potentially last - set of full-year results since listing in November.

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(21 September 2006 14:25:00)

Supplier Brakes has launched a website showcasing British produce to coincide with British Food Fortnight.

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(21 September 2006 14:12:00)

Surinder Arora is one of the UK’s major independent hoteliers, owning properties with more than 5,500 hotel bedrooms principally around hotel airports.

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(21 September 2006 11:16:00)

Richard Corrigan is the Dublin-born chef who has become a key player on the London restaurant scene since 1994, when he won a Michelin star for Stephen Bull’s Fulham Road restaurant.

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(21 September 2006 10:52:00)

London hotels boosted revenue per available room (revpar) by 16.1% in the week ending 17 September, according to figures from hotel benchmarking service The Bench.

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(21 September 2006 10:43:00)

Hotels in Scotland boosted revenue per available room (revpar) by 8.2% during the month of August.

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(21 September 2006 10:36:00)

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(21 September 2006 10:15:00)

Gordon Ramsay is perhaps the most influential and high-profile chef-restaurateur to emerge in recent years. Hailed as a culinary genius, he is as well-known to the public for his expletive-fuelled TV series and his inspirational cook books as for his empire of restaurants that are now spreading across the globe.

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(21 September 2006 7:30:00)

Andrew Page is the chief executive of The Restaurant Group (TRG) which was known as City Centre Restaurants (CCR) until January 2004.

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(21 September 2006 7:00:00)

Andrew Cosslett took on the £650,000-a-year role of chief executive at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) on 3 February 2005. He now heads up the world’s (and the UK’s) largest hotel operator by bedroom numbers and posted pre-tax profits of £284m on a £1.9b turnover in 2005.

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(21 September 2006 7:00:00)

Celebrity TV chef and professional “cheeky chappie” Jamie Oliver is one of Britain’s most famous exports. His award-winning TV series have been seen in 50 countries and the accompanying best-selling books have been translated into 16 languages.

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(21 September 2006 7:00:00)

Nick Jones is one of hospitality’s most well-known and successful entrepreneurs. He is the managing director of (and significant shareholder in) Soho House UK, which has built up a collection of multi-faceted businesses that variously combine luxury private members clubs, restaurants, cinemas, health spas and bedrooms, with some aspects open to the public

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

The Matharu brothers – Harpal, Raj and Tony – are the founders of Grange Hotels, which owns and operates 12 luxury hotels in the heart of London and a 13th property in Bracknell, Windsor.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Tim Scoble is the chief executive officer of Thistle Hotels which operates 49 hotels, of which 30 are managed and the rest owned or leased.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Stelios Haji-Ioannou (or Stelios, as he prefers) is the chairman and founder of the easyGroup, which has been the launchpad for a veritable litter of ultra-cheap, no-frills "easy" spin-offs since Stelios revolutionised the European aviation since with his first economy venture, the maximum-budget easyJet airline.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Tim West built Elior into the UK’s fourth largest contract caterer and then quit to seek the new challenge of building up the much smaller Lexington Catering group in the role of chief executive.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Richard Shepherd is the owner of Langan’s Restaurants whose flagship eaterie, Langan’s Brasserie in Mayfair, has proved an enduringly popular and busy landmark of the London scene. It has served up some 600 covers a day for the past 30 years.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Doug Locke's article ("Copyright for TV in guestrooms", 7 September) raised awareness of the dangers of copyright infringement when a hotel lends or rents DVDs to guests, but it did not set out where or how to apply for a copyright licence.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Further to Tom Bill's article entitled "Healthy school snacks delayed by producers" (7 September), which reported on the Government's new nutritional standards in schools and the reaction from some drinks suppliers, I would like to correct an assertion that Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is still supplying carbonated soft drinks to schools.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

I read with great interest the findings of the 2007 Zagat Survey London Restaurants guide (Caterer, 14 September, pages 8 and 9), and Tim Zagat's call for the restaurant industry to address the issue of bad service - following the survey's revelation that 65% of punters' complaints related to this issue.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Thanks for a wonderful interview with Richard Shepherd, one of the greats of the British catering industry.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Sir Roy Gardner is the chairman of the Compass Group, the world’s largest contract caterer and the leading player in the £3.865b UK market.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

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