The reasons for needing temporary kitchens vary from nice to necessary. Unexpected peaks in business, on the one hand, or a fire-damaged kitchen, on the other, can mean you need to quickly relocate food preparation.
(24 November 2004 18:29:00)
Disillusioned by the demands of the supermarkets, apple farmers David and Linda Deme hit upon the idea of blending juices from the different varieties they grew. Now they're building quite a following among restaurant and bar operators looking for something different
(24 November 2004 18:28:24)
The prison service puts a lot of effort into training inmates for jobs in catering after their release. Some prisons now even offer NVQ level 3 training in their kitchens. But how willing are companies to give ex-offenders a second chance?
(24 November 2004 18:20:38)
Here's an ethical conundrum for you: a wheelchair user contacts a hotel and asks if it has a lift that can accommodate his wheelchair. Somebody on reception reassures him that the hotel has suitable disabled access, so the wheelchair user books a room.
(23 November 2004 18:07:00)
London Mayor Ken Livingstone threatened to increase the congestion charge by at least £1 to £6 this week, causing an outcry among businesses in the capital.
(23 November 2004 18:04:03)
Facilities management company OCS Group has bought Reading-based contract caterer Just Deli for an undisclosed sum.
(23 November 2004 17:41:00)
Celtic Inns, the 55-strong Wales-based pub chain, has agreed a £26m buyout by venture capitalist Sand Aire Private Equity to fuel its expansion.
(23 November 2004 17:40:00)
Hand Picked Hotels has won top prize at the first Business Excellence Awards for the hospitality and tourism industry.
(23 November 2004 17:34:00)
A Greene King pub in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, has seen its sales rocket 40% since converting to a no-smoking venue in April.
(23 November 2004 17:33:00)
Central London bar group Soho Clubs and Bars is to buy two more late-night licensed venues in Soho in the next two months.
(23 November 2004 17:16:00)
Manchester's buzzing nightlife and music scene has long made it popular with students, but major development in the past five years and the attraction of events such as the Commonwealth Games has helped raise its profile further.
(23 November 2004 16:22:00)