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The owner of Leicester restaurant Firenze is angered at having become the target of a suspected dry-cleaning scam.

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(29 November 2004 18:28:00)

Hospitality recruitment firm Berkeley Scott is to float on AIM (the Alternative Investment Market) following strong growth in the industry.

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(29 November 2004 18:26:24)

Proposals for licensing fees have at last been released by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) but have been criticised by the industry for being long overdue.

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(29 November 2004 18:25:00)

Giles Coren enjoys a memorable lunch at Mirabelle in the Grand hotel...

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(29 November 2004 18:24:00)

Property firm Marylebone Warwick Balfour (MWB), owner of the Malmaison hotel chain, has sold the five-star Howard hotel (pictured) in London for £75m.

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(29 November 2004 18:21:00)

Paul Heathcote's outside catering arm has scooped the contract for Chester racecourse, which was held by Compass's Letheby & Christopher for nearly 40 years.

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(29 November 2004 18:20:00)

The six most outstanding restaurants in Wales have been singled out for a new gold star award in the 2005 edition of the Dining Out in Wales guide.

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(29 November 2004 18:13:00)

Buying equipment through a distributor also brings you expertise, servicing, back-up, training and advice, says Nick Oryino

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(29 November 2004 18:12:00)

Thousands of chefs work split shifts, but are they an outdated concept or an unavoidable evil, with the alternatives too impractical or costly to consider?

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(29 November 2004 18:11:00)

JD Wetherspoon always used to be on brokers' shopping lists, but recent results have seen the company lose friends in the City. Karl Cushing investigates

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(29 November 2004 18:10:00)

North Devon's stunning coastline offers great surfing and more beautiful beaches than you can shake a stick at, and its increasing popularity with tourists makes it a popular choice for operators.

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(29 November 2004 18:09:00)

Paul Gayler, executive chef at London's Lanesborough hotel, likes to keep a cool head. So his solid-top ranges had to go. Diane Lane reports

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(29 November 2004 18:07:00)

Equipment manufacturer Parry has been getting heavy. After making a name for itself in light- and medium-duty kit, it's aiming to expand its international sales at the medium- to heavy-duty end of the market. Bob Gledhill reports

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(29 November 2004 18:05:00)

...Diwali

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(29 November 2004 18:03:33)

For the beer aficionados among you, this week's featured property is a West Country community pub with some pretty solid real-ale credentials.

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(29 November 2004 18:02:00)

Crisis planning Mary Lynch warns against complacency

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(29 November 2004 17:55:00)

It was all smiles at London's Brewery on Chiswell Street last week as Springboard presented its Awards for Excellence. Here's the full story of who won what

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(29 November 2004 17:48:00)

I've recently left a position as sous chef in a busy pub-restaurant I helped open in the Cotswolds. Although initially confident, a few weeks of my new job left me feeling like a rank amateur. What do you recommend would be the best move for me to reclaim my confidence?

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(29 November 2004 17:34:00)

I am 24 and have been an assistant manager at a pub-restaurant since I was 21. I enjoy the responsibility of my position but have become disillusioned about pay and career progression. I've spoken to my area manager but have received no feedback. Please help.

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(29 November 2004 17:32:00)

I want to go back to work in Canada, but I'm unsure of what visas and procedures would be helpful in attaining a job. Any advice?

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(29 November 2004 17:31:00)

I've worked in the coffee business as both a barista/manager and a roaster/taster. I'm heading towards opening my own business, but would like more experience first.

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(29 November 2004 17:29:00)

I am currently working as an IT consultant and am considering a complete career change to become a chef. I am interested in taking a private course, but is this a respected route within the industry?

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(29 November 2004 17:29:00)

I've been working in sales for nine years and have gone from strength to strength. I'm hoping for a management position as assistant director of sales or director of sales. Could you suggest how I go about it?

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(29 November 2004 17:27:00)

I am a second-year student studying for a degree in tourism and hospitality management. I have failed two exams and am deeply in debt. Do I call it quits now or struggle on? I already have experience in the hotel sector and am 21 years old.

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(29 November 2004 17:26:00)

I've been a chef since I was 16 and would like to further my career in management, but it's hard to find part-time courses or jobs that will take me on without bar experience. Any suggestions?

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(29 November 2004 17:24:00)

Mitie Catering saw turnover grow by more than £2m during the six months to 30 September, its parent company, support services group Mitie said today.

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(29 November 2004 17:23:00)

Hotel occupancy levels in Scotland are now higher than at any point in the past five years, the country’s tourism minister has said.

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(29 November 2004 16:54:00)

The wet summer failed to dampen spirits at Scottish pub company and brewer Belhaven, the company showed today as it posted record half-year results.

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(29 November 2004 16:02:00)

Want the lowdown on the new food and drink products set to hit the market? Then look out for the Catering Update/Caterer & Hotelkeeper Excellence in Food & Drink Awards, in association with food service company 3663.

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(29 November 2004 14:48:37)

After four days of judging, our panel of experts came up with 12 winners in this year's Caterer Group Excellence in Food & Drink Awards

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(29 November 2004 14:26:38)

Coach operators Shearings and Wallace Arnold could be poised to merge, in a deal that would make them the fourteenth biggest hotel chain in the UK.

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(29 November 2004 12:42:00)

Whether you operate in a hard- or soft-water area, some form of treatment of the mains supply will pay dividends in reduced servicing costs, says Bob Gledhill

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(29 November 2004 10:49:00)

Kitchen waste has a double hit on kitchen costs. Food not sold and thrown away immediately hits the bottom line of profit, but the second hit is the charge for removal of kitchen and plate waste.

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(29 November 2004 10:47:00)

The UK hotel property market - and why it pays to be independent

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(29 November 2004 10:46:00)

The smoking issue continues to hot up. As Caterer went to press this week, the Scottish Executive looked likely to introduce an outright ban on smoking in all public places - including restaurants, bars and hotels.

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(29 November 2004 10:45:00)

Good stock control is essential in profitable catering operations, but there's more to it than simply keeping track of your inventory. Antony Adshead rounds up some money-saving tips from the experts

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(29 November 2004 10:43:00)

A round-up of the weekend's news affecting the hospitality industry...

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(29 November 2004 10:27:00)

A new French restaurant called Morel will open on the former site of Thyme in Clapham, South-west London next month.

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(29 November 2004 10:12:00)

Angry drinkers are staging a protest to stop Charlotte Church from singing in her parents' new pub...

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(26 November 2004 17:20:00)

London’s Cumberland hotel has revived a deal with Restaurant Associates to base Gary Rhodes and his team at the hotel, with the celebrity chef managing its food and drink offering.

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(26 November 2004 16:54:00)

Rotch Property Group, the company owned by millionaire property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz, has been named preferred bidder for the Laurel pub company, according to The Times newspaper.

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(26 November 2004 15:56:00)

2005 will be the 19th year of Caterer's Acorn Awards. The event represents everything that is good about our industry.

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(26 November 2004 15:46:00)

Pub operator and brewer Fuller, Smith & Turner has played down the likely effects of a smoking ban.

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(26 November 2004 15:26:00)

Who are the leading young achievers in hospitality this year? We're looking for outstanding individuals aged under 30 who deserve industry recognition. If you have someone in mind, yourself even, turn the page and fill in the nomination form. Lisa Jenkins reports

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(26 November 2004 12:02:00)

Roadside restaurant group Little Chef will be put up for sale next spring with a price tag of up to £50m.

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(25 November 2004 16:34:00)

Salaries for food and beverage managers

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(25 November 2004 16:02:00)

An embryonic restaurant concept has bought a second site in London in what it predicts could be the start of a wider expansion in the capital and elsewhere.

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(25 November 2004 15:39:00)

Branded hotel chains should stop promising too much and consider cutting out bedroom basics.

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(25 November 2004 11:47:00)

The smoking-ban exemption for pubs not serving food looks set to backfire as some operators contemplate ditching their menus to allow smoking in their bars.

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(25 November 2004 11:46:00)

The executive chefs of the House of Lords and House of Commons are due to be questioned by Scotland Yard again next month over allegations of corruption and kickbacks.

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(25 November 2004 10:59:00)

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