Story of the week: Heston Blumenthal has received £200,000 compensation following a food-poisoning outbreak at his three-Michelin-starred Fat Duck restaurant.
A young sous chef at the Tate Modern has died after suffering from tonsillitis. Nathan Laity, 23, of Penryn, Cornwall continued to work long hours at the restaurant even though he felt ill. He eventually died of the infection.
Acclaimed Spanish chef Ferran Adrià is set to teach at Harvard university in the USA to create an undergraduate course in culinary physics.
Jamie Oliver was reduced to tears while filming a new show in the US when locals told him not to preach over fatty food.
Police looking into the disappearance a year ago of chef Claudia Lawrence are searching an area of York, where she went missing.
The new head chef of the Goose in Britwell Salome, Oxfordshire, is aiming to regain its Michelin star, despite a well-publicised row in which owner Paul Castle was reported to have told former head chef Ryan Simpson that the restaurant’s food offering was too ‘poncey’
Mid-market casual dining chain Coal Grill and Bar is targeting major towns and cities across the UK, as it plans to expand to 16 sites by the end of 2011.
People from Swansea are the lousiest tippers, according to research that found just one in five admitted they regularly recognise good service with a tip.
A top US fish restaurant has closed after it was caught selling illegal whale meat in a film-makers' sting. The Hump, a sushi restaurant near Santa Monica airport in California, was caught selling the meat for £57 a plate, billed as 'omakase' - a Japanese term for 'chef's choice', according to the Guardian.
The receivers for the iconic Fridge nightclub in Brixton, London, have indicated that they have already received three 'significant' offers to buy the property.
Pub sector groups have reacted angrily to the news in this week’s Budget that duty on wine, beer and spirits is to rise by 2% above inflation
Chancellor Alistair Darling has staggered a rise in fuel duty, and left VAT at 17.5% but increased duty on beer, wine and spirits by 2% above inflation in the Government's last Budget before a General Election.
Pub operator Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) is to speed up its efforts to become a food-led business and plans a withdrawal from the drinks-led business.
The Old Swan hotel in Harrogate is to undergo a £4m revamp following news that it is to be managed by Classic Lodges.
An advert from Premier Inn which sees comedian Lenny Henry parody horror film The Shining has been banned from children's TV.
Sodexo is to celebrate 25 years of its Healthwise healthy eating programme.
Host Contract Management has managed to turn a profit, despite its turnover falling by almost £4m.
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Quote of the Week
“Through a wide range of activities, Marco will encourage people to move away from the 'turkey is just for Christmas' psyche and inspire everyone to cook with turkey all year round."
The Bernard Matthews press department.