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BBQ and Al Fresco Dining

BBQ and Al Fresco Dining
Page 15

As we cross our fingers for one of our somewhat rare long, hot summers, it is time to plan for al fresco dining. Good weather traditionally favours operators with outside dining areas with market research showing that food sales often soar when the sun comes out. Here we look at the host of possibilities thrown up by al fresco dining and barbecues, from specialised menus at London’s Best Alfresco Restaurant, to inside alternatives for operators who do not have an outside area

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Beers & Lagers

Beers & Lagers
Page 23

As in all areas of the on trade and foodservice in general, the beers and lagers sector is shifting in response to today’s consumer who seeks different experiences. With the boom in craft beers, spirit beers, low-alcohol beers and a plethora of other beers, how can today’s licensee ensure that their offer is optimum for the bottom line

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Re-heating Rice

Re-heating Rice
Page 31

Most people appreciate that classic high-risk foods such as chicken, eggs and shellfish can cause serious food poisoning. Not so many are aware that even some of the most ‘innocent’ foods can also wreak havoc under certain circumstances. Fiona Sinclair, Director of STS, the food safety specialist, looks at the issues that re-heating rice and grains can cause

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Accounting Advice

Accounting Advice
Page 35

To succeed in the competitive hospitality industry, you need to maintain a firm grip on finances at all times. One of the major reasons operators in this sector go out of business is badly managed accounts. With transactions going through on a daily basis and razor-thin margins, it’s important to manage cashflow well and keep an eye on inventory, costs and revenue. Mike Day, Director of Operations at Xero advises on how your accounting can be made both simpler and more effective

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Search is on for World Porridge Champion

May 2016 • Entries are now open for the 2016 World Porridge Making Championships, which take place in the highland village of Carrbridge, Scotland on Saturday 8 October. Read more >

Search is on for World Porridge Champion

Benihana embraces Wagyu trend

Apr 2016 • While most establishments offer Wagyu beef at a prohibitive premium, quirky Japanese restaurant Benihana is bucking the trend and offering this speciality meat at prices that are intended to encourage people to try it. Read more >

Benihana embraces Wagyu trend

Bestway launches April Super 6

Apr 2016 • Bestway Wholesale has launched its latest Super 6 drinks promotion package. Read more >

Bestway launches April Super 6
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When it comes to comfort food, we are a nation of pie fanatics with 75% of people enjoying at least one a month, according to recent research. Read more >


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