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Bessant & Drury's Coconut Lemon 'Ice Cream' carries off top prize at 2013 FreeFrom Food Awards

17th April 2013

The winners of this year's FreeFrom Food Awards 2013 were announced last night (Tuesday 16 April) by TV chef, Antony Worrall Thompson at the Royal College of Physicians in London's Regent's Park.

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Time to vote for the craft guild of chefs people’s choice award

12th April 2013

The shortlist of candidates has been announced for the Craft Guild of Chefs 2013 People's Choice Award in this year's 20th anniversary awards - and it's time to cast your vote.

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Gadgets, gizmos and ideas for chefs at the CESA Light Equipment & Tableware Forum 2013

11th April 2013

The CESA Light Equipment and Tableware (LET) Forum is the annual opportunity for distributors and end-users to check out the very latest commercial kitchen products.

Gadgets, gizmos and ideas for chefs at the CESA Light Equipment & Tableware Forum 2013Read more »

Savoy lecture given by Most Powerful Person in UK Hospitality

4th April 2013

Alastair Storey last week addressed the great and the good of the food and drink industry with a dedicated lecture in his honour at The Savoy Hotel in London.

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Hospitality Guild And People 1st Call For Support To Access Share Of £250m Skills Funding Pot

26th March 2013

People 1st and the Hospitality Guild are co-ordinating a comprehensive, industry-wide bid for the hospitality industry's share of £250 million funding within the Government's Employer Ownership Fund to improve skills in the workforce.

Hospitality Guild And People 1st Call For Support To Access Share Of £250m Skills Funding PotRead more »

Hospitality industry gears up for National Apprenticeship Week

8th March 2013

The Hospitality Guild has joined with partners including People 1st, PACE, the Academy of Culinary Arts and the Institute of Hospitality to deliver a range of events and activities during National Apprenticeship Week, 11-15 March.

Hospitality industry gears up for National Apprenticeship WeekRead more »

Best Pub Pie announced for British Pie Week (4-10 March)

7th March 2013

Lancastrian chef Jon Reading of the Shovels Inn at Poulton-le-Fylde has been announced as the winner of the annual Jus-Rol Professional's Best Pub Pie on the Menu competition.

Best Pub Pie announced for British Pie Week (4-10 March)Read more »

FreeFrom Foods Awards 2013 - shortlist announced

5th March 2013

After a record-breaking number of entries and two weeks of testing by more than 50 expert judges, the shortlist for this year's FreeFrom Food Awards has now been completed.

FreeFrom Foods Awards 2013 - shortlist announcedRead more »

Taylors of Harrogate Sponsors Best Tea Award in 2013 Beverage Standards Awards

4th March 2013

Taylors of Harrogate is sponsoring the Best Tea category in the 2013 Beverage Standards Association (BSA) Awards - promoted as the Michelin stars of the hot drinks industry.

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Inaugural Gold Service Scholarship winner is revealed

15th February 2013

Rebecca Dibben, a 22-year-old restaurant supervisor at Deseo Mediterranean Restaurant, Gleneagles Hotel, has won the inaugural Gold Service Scholarship.

Inaugural Gold Service Scholarship winner is revealedRead more »

The Bay in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire Named UK's Best Fish & Chip Shop for 2013

8th February 2013

The Bay in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire was crowned the best British fish and chip shop after 'battering' its rivals in the 25th National Fish and Chip Awards 2013 on Thursday 24 January.

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Team UK secures highest position ever in the Bocuse d’Or and is the only country to bring home two trophies

6th February 2013

UK candidate Adam Bennett and commis chef Kristian Curtis last week reached the highest place ever for Team UK in the world's most prestigious chef competition, the Bocuse d'Or.

Team UK secures highest position ever in the Bocuse d’Or and is the only country to bring home two trophiesRead more »

Innovative sandwich designers required

25th January 2013

With increasing pressure from Government to reduce salt and fat levels in products as well as economic pressures on costs, there has probably never been a time when innovative sandwich design has been more important.

Innovative sandwich designers requiredRead more »

The Hospitality Show Ten Business Commandments for 2013

17th January 2013

The Hospitality Show returns to the NEC Birmingham (21-23 January) featuring some of the most respected names in the industry offering invaluable business advice across two dedicated areas

The Hospitality Show Ten Business Commandments for 2013Read more »

Consumers say paying standard price for a meal is better value than dining with a voucher

9th January 2013

Consumers say they get better value for money by paying the standard price for a meal than when dining out with a voucher, according to the latest Taste of the Nation survey by Deloitte.

Consumers say paying standard price for a meal is better value than dining with a voucherRead more »
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