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Supermarkets sweep up at expense of local restaurants and takeaways

8th May 2013

With supermarket chains opening more convenience or c-stores, research from global information company The NPD Group Inc highlights the threat of this expansion to restaurants and takeaway operators.

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Horizons' annual briefing gives hope for future growth with snacking to rise, but evening meals declining

2nd May 2013

The UK's foodservice sector will experience long-term growth now the worst of the recession is over, although it will take at least until 2016 to return to food sales levels of 2007.

Horizons' annual briefing gives hope for future growth with snacking to rise, but evening meals decliningRead more »

UK Coffee Week

23rd April 2013

In an inspiring collaboration across the nation, leading coffee chains, independents, workplaces and coffee-loving consumers are uniting this week for UK Coffee Week, an annual charitable programme and celebration of coffee.

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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.

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

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.

Savoy lecture given by Most Powerful Person in UK HospitalityRead more »

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.

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

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 »
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