Articles By Date 01 November 2004 - 30 November 2004
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Mark Parfait, development chef, Avenance

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(23 November 2004 15:58:00)

Lexington bags four new deals, £1m contract at Stock Exchange, Holroyd Howe bags DCMS job...

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(23 November 2004 15:58:00)

The world turned upside down when top food critics went into the kitchen to cook for an audience of chefs and restaurateurs - all in aid of Action Against Hunger. Emma Allen was there

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(23 November 2004 15:57:00)

London hotels have continued to recover from the slump of recent years, according to PKF hotel consultancy services.

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(23 November 2004 15:46:00)

The four-star, seven-bedroom Dunedin guest house in Edinburgh has been sold for more than £695,000. The property is located 1.5 miles from the city centre and includes a dining room that seats 18 and a three-bedroom owner’s apartment. The new owners are David and Irene Wright, who previously ran the four-star Glentower Lower Observatory guest house in Fort William, Highland. The agent was Colliers Robert Barry.

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(23 November 2004 14:45:26)

InterContinental Hotels Group today revealed a modest increase in pre-tax profits to £97m in the three months to 30 September.

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(23 November 2004 14:31:00)

Adam Byatt and Adam Oates established their Clapham restaurant, Thyme, as one of the must-dine-at places in London. Now they've taken it uptown to Covent Garden - to the Hospital

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(23 November 2004 11:21:00)

Top chefs and restaurateurs will be promoting mutton by serving it in their restaurants during Mutton Renaissance Week, which runs from 8 November.

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(22 November 2004 17:33:00)

We ask three leading chefs if they would serve mutton in their restaurants.

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(22 November 2004 17:33:00)

Struggling late-night bar operator Regent Inns announced two top-level appointments alongside its annual results on 26 October.

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(22 November 2004 17:25:00)

Support for a ban on smoking in public places and the workplace is growing across the country. Following Liverpool's decision to petition the Government for a city-wide ban, some of England's biggest cities and nearly 50 other councils have now added their support.

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(22 November 2004 17:04:00)

The Government is unlikely to make dramatic changes to its Gambling Bill, according to industry experts.

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(22 November 2004 17:02:00)

The tourism and leisure sector would benefit from adding three new bank holidays to the annual calendar, especially one in the autumn, claims the TUC.

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(22 November 2004 16:54:00)

Scotland must market itself better if its hospitality industry is to attract the best foreign workers, according to a survey from recruitment agency Chess Partnership.

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(22 November 2004 16:36:00)

The sale of the Wentworth golf club and hotel to Irish billionaire Sean Quinn has been postponed after a second bid was tabled for the property in Virginia Water, Surrey.

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(22 November 2004 16:11:00)

Leisure group Whitbread looks set to "do an InterContinental" and sell off its £1.1b Marriott hotel portfolio.

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(22 November 2004 16:08:00)

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

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(22 November 2004 12:15:00)

McDonald’s could face court action for alleged racism after workers in one of its restaurants were ordered to speak in English at all times – even on their breaks.

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(19 November 2004 16:57:00)

Crisis, the national charity for the homeless, is appealing for chefs and catering staff with basic food hygiene certificates to volunteer to help out this Christmas.

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(19 November 2004 16:44:00)

Chefs gathered for the World Testicle Cooking Championships last week...

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(19 November 2004 16:22:00)

Yates Group, the pub operator recently bought out by its management in a £98m deal, has announced a shake-up designed to strengthen its board of directors.

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(19 November 2004 15:59:00)

Despite his spell at the Michelin-starred Greenhouse restaurant, Paul Merrett has found it a steep learning curve since taking over the kitchen at the Farm

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(18 November 2004 18:47:00)

An IT specialist is warning hotels they need to become much more conscious of the security implications surrounding the latest internet technology.

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(18 November 2004 17:19:00)

Nearly one-third of the 80,730 Eastern European workers who entered Britain between May and September this year took jobs in hospitality and catering.

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(18 November 2004 16:55:00)

Gourmet Holdings, owner of Richoux Restaurants and the Bel and the Dragon chain of pub-restaurants, has added two more pubs to its portfolio.

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(18 November 2004 16:00:00)

The future of boutique hotels remained a hot topic at the Monaco conference.

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(18 November 2004 14:02:00)

The industry's largest event of 2005, Hospitality, will take place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 24-26 January.

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(18 November 2004 13:54:00)

French catering giant Sodexho surprised the financial markets today with better than expected full-year profit figures, partly thanks to a recovery in the UK.

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(18 November 2004 13:26:00)

What should on-property Hotel General Managers expect to earn?

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(18 November 2004 12:53:00)

Starwood boost, Dublin debut...

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(18 November 2004 12:40:00)

The recovery in the hotel sector shows no sign of abating and will probably last for three years, hotel group Hilton predicted today.

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(18 November 2004 12:03:00)

Quintessential Hotels has unveiled plans to grow to 10 hotels, an increase of seven in the next 12 months.

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(18 November 2004 12:03:00)

Claire Porter, the Lake District chef who was offered a job by Gordon Ramsay at Angela Hartnett's Menu restaurant in London's Connaught hotel, has left just weeks after joining.

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(18 November 2004 11:46:00)

The sale of the seven A-Z restaurants in central London has sparked "significant interest" from both chain restaurants and individual operators.

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(18 November 2004 11:37:00)

The Restaurant Group (TRG) has been forced to bail out the struggling Deep Pan Pizza company, despite selling off the business at the end of 2001.

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(18 November 2004 11:36:00)

Indian chef Kuldeep Singh is launching two restaurant chains based on his Chowki and Mela restaurants in the capital.

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(18 November 2004 11:35:00)

What do you do when you find yourself at the centre of a media feeding frenzy? We joined the Sodexho team at the Scottish Parliament building, Holyrood, in the run-up to its official opening by the Queen

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(17 November 2004 17:05:00)

All the latest appointments and promotions...

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(17 November 2004 14:18:00)

Although you didn’t join the hospitality industry to spend time writing beautiful prose, there are times when it is necessary to put pen to paper. The ability to write good letters, reports and e-mails is important for business. Good written communication says a lot about you and your organisation. Poor writing says even more.

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(17 November 2004 13:00:00)

Time to put an end to passive smoking...

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(17 November 2004 12:44:00)

Here's some more feedback on our survey and the smoking debate...

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(17 November 2004 12:43:00)

A ban on smoking in the workplace raises fears among some operators of falling profits and deserted premises; but the prime issue, surely, must be the long-term health of your staff. Dan Bignold attempts to clear the air...

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(17 November 2004 12:43:00)

We asked 1,005 people their views on working in an environment where customers were allowed to smoke.

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(17 November 2004 12:42:00)

This week Caterer is calling on the Government to help safeguard the health of the 1.6 million hospitality professionals by launching its campaign for a smoking ban in all UK pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels.

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(17 November 2004 12:41:00)

The Government has said it plans to limit the number of new “super casinos” to eight.

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(16 November 2004 17:26:00)

Hotel group Hilton has confirmed it is putting 11 of its hotels, including the Edinburgh Grosvenor, on to the market in a move that could raise between £80m and £100m.

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(16 November 2004 16:50:00)

Smoking is to be banned from 2006 in all restaurants and pubs and bars in England where food is prepared or served, the Government announced today.

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(16 November 2004 16:35:00)

September saw a marked slowdown in the number of people visiting the UK, according to the latest monthly figures from UKinbound, the former British Incoming Tour Operators Association.

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(16 November 2004 16:26:00)

UK Burger King franchisor Gowrings is being bought by rival Caspian for £9.6m.

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(16 November 2004 16:20:00)

Luminar, operator of the Chicago Rock Café chain, has reported a dip in half-year profits, as competition in the sector remains fierce.

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(16 November 2004 13:55:00)

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