Willie Pike has left his job as executive chef at contract catering giant Sodexho after nine years.
(17 December 2003 12:01:27)
Eating in supermarkets and department stores is big business, especially at this time of year. So, while you're dashing around for your last-minute presents, Helen Adkins and Ben Walker take a look at department store restaurant operators across the country
(17 December 2003 11:31:59)
In its 11th year, the Hotel General Managers Conference, organised by the Master Innholders, looks at issues concerning hoteliers. Taking place at London's Savoy hotel, the event begins in the afternoon of 19 January with a champagne reception in the evening. The following day there is a full day's programme.
(17 December 2003 10:01:36)
The financial restructuring at Le Méridien should be resolved early in the New Year, promises the newly-appointed chief executive at the troubled international hotel group.
(16 December 2003 16:50:24)
The amount spent on corporate hospitality continues to rise, and guests believe events are getting better, according to a new survey sponsored by contract caterer Sodexho Prestige.
(16 December 2003 12:26:27)
Cambridge-based online reservation firm Active Hotels has been named as the fastest-growing technology company in the UK and Ireland in an annual survey by professional services firm Deloitte.
(16 December 2003 10:49:35)
Hotel, pub and restaurant giant Whitbread has named Alan Parker, head of its hotels division, as the successor to chief executive David Thomas.
(16 December 2003 10:41:06)
Staff from Chinese takeaways in Ireland will receive special training in food safety from next January because they are responsible for more hygiene breaches than any other food sector, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).
(15 December 2003 17:00:16)
Braving the coming media storm on healthy menus "is an opportunity and not a problem", as James Garner reports
(15 December 2003 15:27:48)
Slimline option Low-calorie hot chocolate brand Options is now available in a new slimline pack format, designed, says the company, to stimulate impulse purchases in self-service situations, and for added hygiene as well as easy opening and pouring. Each 11g portion contains 40 calories. Also available in catering-size jars and vending packs. Price: £13.66 per case of 100 sachets. Available from: Twinings Foodservice 01264 348681 www.twiningsfs.co.uk
(15 December 2003 14:43:51)
Nine out of 100 - that doesn't sound many. Call it "nearly 10%" and the figure begins to look better. So, nearly 10% of the businesses listed in the recent Sunday Times list of the UK's top 100 fastest-growing companies can be found in the catering or hospitality sector
(15 December 2003 14:20:14)