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Essentially Catering Magazine - August 2014 Industry News Hospitality FreeFrom Eating Out Awards Action’s York The new FreeFrom Eating Out Awards are designed to London Cycle to raise awareness of the opportunities offered to foodservice providers by the growing numbers of those Challenge either needing, or choosing, to eat ‘freefrom’. The awards have been launched to coincide with the build-up to the Sponsored by Bunzl Catering new Food Information Regulations (FIRs) coming into Supplies, the Hospitality Action’s force in December. These will require all foodservice York to London Cycle Challenge (12-14 outlets to provide accurate information about any of the September) takes riders along sections of the recent 14 major allergens in the food that they serve. Tour de France route. During the London leg of the Categories include: challenge, participants will cycle past iconic landmarks 1. Restaurants and hotel restaurants including the Olympic Park, the Docklands, the Royal 2. Pubs and pub restaurants Exchange and St. Paul’s Cathedral. 3. Cafés, coffee shops and take-aways Hospitality Action is hoping that the Challenge will 4. Guest houses and B&Bs raise more than £20,000 for those in need working in the 5. Schools. hospitality sector. It’s not too late to join the peloton, for To enter the awards, go to the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards further information email astrid@hospitalityaction.org.uk site and follow the links. Deadline for entries is 31 August. Another gong for Peter Avis Acas advice for employers on flexible working From last month, all employees who have worked for their employer for 26 weeks Peter Avis of Babylon or more have the right to ask if they can work flexibly. This right previously only Restaurant at The Roof applied to parents with children under the age of 17 (or 18 if the child is disabled) Gardens, London won the and certain carers. coveted ‘Manager of The Workplace expert Acas has published a new Code of Practice and guidance on the Year’ award at the recent right to request flexible working. The guide is designed to help employers consider any Catey Awards 2014. requests in a reasonable manner, stay within the law and includes advice on: In 2001, • How employees can make a request to work flexibly Peter was • How to handle a request to work flexibly and what to consider approached • How to manage requests fairly to join the opening • Avoiding discrimination team of • Dealing with appeals. Babylon Restaurant as For more information about the right to request flexible working and to see the new Restaurant Supervisor; Code of Practice and guidance, visit www.acas.org.uk/flexible he became Restaurant Manager in 2006. In 2008 Babylon scooped the Double whammy for Westminster Kingsway ‘Best London Restaurant’ award at the Visit London First, Westminster Kingsway College’s head of Hospitality, Geoff Booth was Awards, and Peter was awarded the hospitality industry’s leading award, the Catey for Education awarded the honour of and Training last month. The award recognises Geoff’s long-standing ‘Restaurant Manager of contribution to education and training for the sector. the Year’ Award in 2009. Next, four of the college’s chef and front-of-house students have been selected as part of Having met the lovely man, the UK Squad for WorldSkills Sao Paulo 2015. WorldSkills is the largest international skills EC is not surprised that the competition in the world. Held every two years, the competition sees around 1000 young industry is recognising his people, aged 18-25, from all over the world come together to compete for medals in more achievements. than 40 different skills including electrical installation, welding, web design, cooking and www.roofgardens.virgin bricklaying. WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 takes place from 11-16 August 2015. .com www.westking.ac.uk. www.essentiallycatering.co.uk 3
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