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Essentially Catering Magazine - September 2017

        Industry News

        BBPA publishes latest

        cost benchmarking data

        The BBPA has published the latest edition of its operating cost guide for tied tenants and lessees. The 2016 data is
        intended to help those wishing to take on a tenanted or leased pub business to be as well informed as possible about
        the current costs involved in running a pub.
          The BBPA’s guide provides valuable information for tenants and lessees on typical operating costs in the tied pub sector.
        The guide gives existing tenants and lessees the opportunity to benchmark their own business, and compare their own costs
        against these published industry norms.
          The guide shows the average cost of running a tied pub over a range of pub models based on turnover and business types.
        It covers a wide range of pubs, from those with little in the way of food sales, to those that are largely food-led, and takes
        account of the significant variations that exist in the cost base, even within those pubs that are broadly in the same category.
          As well as providing average costs, the guide also includes the minimum and maximum typical costs, providing a range of
        scenarios across different types of business.
          Running a Pub: A guide to costs for tied tenants and lessees – July 2017 is available here.

          Riso Gallo launches Young

          Risotto Chef of the Year

          Italian rice specialist Riso Gallo has launched Young Risotto Chef of the Year, for
          budding chefs aged 18-25 years old.
             The winner will receive an all expenses three-day trip to Milan to cook with a Michelin-starred Guida Gallo chef. In
          addition, the winning recipe will feature on the menu at Gordon Ramsay’s Union Street Café for one week.
             To enter, send a recipe and image of your risotto plus why you believe winning will enhance your catering career.
          Deadline is 5 November 2017.
             For further information, visit

        Restaurants harness technology

        to cut insurance costs

        Restaurants and other foodservice businesses that implement the latest
        food safety management technology will secure a reduction in their
        business insurance premiums under a ground-breaking partnership
        announced by Towergate Insurance and technology provider Checkit*.
          The insurance discount is offered as recognition that businesses using
        Checkit technology are substantially reducing their risk of liability for safety
        and hygiene incidents that have financial and legal implications. Towergate
        Insurance is offering the saving to all customers in the foodservice and food
        manufacturing sectors who implement the Checkit system.
          For more information visit
        *Checkit provides a cloud-based platform for compliance by automating the scheduling, monitoring and recording of daily
        checks that are required by the Food Standards Agency and enforced by Environmental Health Officers.

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