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Sparkling Wines

Sparkling Wines
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Time was when a sparkling wine – notably Champagne – was only consumed at special, celebratory occasions. Today the on trade is awash with all manner of sparkling wines with lower price points and wider appeal.

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National Curry Week

National Curry Week
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As we approach the 21st annual National Curry Week, we take a look at its history and why it is worth operators getting involved, no matter what their establishment.

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Chocolate Week

Chocolate Week
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The annual Chocolate Week was launched in 2014 to promote fine flavour chocolate, independent artisan chocolatiers and the chocolate companies that work in direct partnership with cocoa farmers, encouraging consumers to pay a fairer price for their chocolate.

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Additional Charges & Tipping

Additional Charges & Tipping
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Tipping in the hospitality sector is surrounded by ambiguity. Lack of clarification and confusion around where tips actually go mean the lines are blurred both for staff and consumers.

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News updates - For more news stories read this month’s magazine »

New York’s Dante is named World’s Best Bar

Oct 2019 • New 50 Best Bars list comprises a diverse range of bars from 26 cities across 21 countries, 15 new entries and two re‑entries Read more >

New York’s Dante is named World’s Best Bar

National Chef of the Year and Young National Chef of the Year 2020

Oct 2019 • Closely fought battle at Restaurant Show provides winner for Craft Guild of Chefs competition Read more >

National Chef of the Year and Young National Chef of the Year 2020

Operators urged to join UNBLOCKTOBER – awareness month to fight fatbergs

Sep 2019 • Utility companies are calling on hospitality operators to join the world’s first awareness month to fight fatbergs Read more >

Operators urged to join UNBLOCKTOBER – awareness month to fight fatbergs

Applications for 2020 Gold Service Scholarship are now open

Sep 2019 • The Gold Service Scholarship exists to inspire, educate and nurture the UK’s finest Front of House Talent. Read more >

Applications for 2020 Gold Service Scholarship are now open

British Pakistani businessman and Bestway Group Chief Executive to be appointed to the House of Lords

Sep 2019 • Zameer Choudrey CBE will be appointed to the House of Lords under the Queen’s intention of conferring Peerages of the United Kingdom. Read more >

British Pakistani businessman and Bestway Group Chief Executive to be appointed to the House of Lords
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Article Archive

Christmas presence

With the festive season nearly upon us, now is the time to check that all is planned and ready both to embrace and benefit from this particularly busy time of year. Read more >

Soft Drinks

Britvic’s 2017 research into the importance of soft drinks at Christmas revealed that almost half of consumers (45%) were set to buy more soft drinks at Christmas and over a fifth (21%) planned to drink less alcohol. Read more >

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