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Christmas comes but once a year, however in the hospitality industry we owe it to ourselves to prepare and plan months in advance for a time when customers are out in their droves looking to party, enjoy themselves and spend money.
One in eight people around the world will go to bed hungry tonight for the want of some basic grains and vegetables. The 'Curry for Change' campaign raises money to transform the lives of poor families and the person who raises the most money will enjoy a free masterclass with Michelin Starred chef Atul Kochhar.View magazine >
The UK is officially a nation of coffee addicts. Once deemed the preserve of aficionados in East London, a thirst for quality coffee can now be found throughout Britain - and caterers are taking note by making a
good cup of coffee a mandatory part of their operation.
New laws for the foodservice industry will be coming into effect on 13 December 2014. From this date, any establishment or supplier providing food products will need to label these products, ensuring that food allergens are listed and highlighted. The Food Allergy Training Consultancy, answers some of the industry's most frequently asked questions.
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Sep 2014 • Customers at Lancaster London Hotel are being offered the opportunity to challenge their senses by eating blindfolded. Read more >
Sep 2014 • Research released earlier this week (10 September) reveals that 'weird and wonderful' ice cream flavours are driving uptake in the out of home (OOH) market in the UK. Read more >
Sep 2014 • The Beverage Standards Association (BSA) will be holding a free panel discussion on how to improve hot beverages and make more profit in your business on Wednesday 24 September 15:45 at lunch! (23-24 September) at the Business Design Centre, Islington. Read more >
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You may well run the cleanest kitchen in the business, but if you fail to pay attention to the state of your extract ductwork, you could well be breaking the law. Read more >
Approximately 10.8 million working days are lost in the UK each year due to stress. One in five people have called in sick due to stress at some time, but 93% of those lied about their reason for absence. Read more >