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TUCO delivers inspiring 2017 conference line-up

31st July 2017

Hundreds of caterers from the Further and Higher Education sector gathered at the University of Nottingham last week (24-26 July) for the annual TUCO Conference.

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New standard serves up sustainable approach to catering

6th June 2017

The Soil Association Certification and the Carbon Trust have launched a new certification designed to promote sustainable catering.

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Tobacco Dock takes summer to a new level

26th May 2017

Launched this week at Tobacco Dock in Wapping, London, Skylight is set to be one of London's more quirky rooftop destinations.

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Caroline Quentin launches Coeliac UK’s Gluten Freevolution campaign

8th May 2017

Caroline Quentin, Patron of Coeliac UK, the national charity for people living gluten free, is today (8 May) helping to launch the charity’s ‘Gluten Freevolution’ to further grow the range of options of safe gluten free food when eating

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The Clink Restaurant at HMP Brixton opens for Sunday lunch behind bars

5th May 2017

The Clink Restaurant at HMP Brixton is opening its doors for Sunday lunch and Thursday dinner service for the first time ever as it looks to expand its celebrated fine-dining experience in response to demand from London foodies.

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Chocolate-coffee treats at London Coffee Festival,
6-9 April 2017

30th March 2017

UCC Coffee UK & Ireland and Hotel Chocolat have joined forces for this year’s London Coffee Festival. They will be running sensory lab sessions to explore what makes coffee and chocolate great.

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Eurostar harnesses Best of British for new Paris lounge

22nd February 2017

They say that it is better to travel than to arrive. When it comes to Eurostar’s recently opened Business Premier Lounge in Paris, they would be wrong.

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Vivek Singh brings colour and culinary delights to Covent Garden

2nd February 2017

From the man behind one of London’s most iconic restaurants, The Cinnamon Club, Vivek Singh opened his latest venture, Cinnamon Bazaar in Covent Garden, just before Christmas.

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UK's Best Fish and Chip Shop announced

27th January 2017

Kingfisher Fish and Chips in Plympton, Plymouth was crowned the best fish and chip shop in the UK yesterday (26 January) after frying out on top at the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.

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Death of 15 year old highlights importance of food safety

10th January 2017

Two men have been arrested over the death of 15-year-old Megan Lee, who died on New Year's Day after apparently suffering an allergic reaction to a takeaway.

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Prosecco pips Champagne at New Year

4th January 2017

Not surprisingly, Champagne and Prosecco sales soared between 11.30pm on New Year’s Eve and 12.30am on New Year’s Day as drinkers celebrated the arrival of 2017.

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Industry stars raise funds for Hospitality Action

22nd December 2016

Celebrated chefs Raymond Blanc OBE, Bruno Loubet and Ashley Palmer-Watts recently hosted a special fundraising dinner within Brasserie Joël at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London.

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Inaugural Springboard panto

21st December 2016

The Springboard Charity is holding the hospitality industry’s very first pantomime in January 2017 in partnership with Kings Place, London and Green & Fortune Café, N1 9AG.

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Fish & Chip industry announces standard portion size recommendations

8th December 2016

The fish and chip industry has recommended a selection of standard portion sizes to address the wide variance of sizes currently sold in the UK.

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Nespresso adds new line of flavoured coffee to Professional Range

18th November 2016

Nespresso has introduced two new coffees - Espresso Caramel and Espresso Vanilla - to its professional range, bringing the total to 13 varieties.

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