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Essentially Catering Magazine - May 2019

        Industry News

         Royal Lancaster’s

         security leads the way

         Royal Lancaster London is the first hotel in London to receive the
         Global Secure Accreditation (GSA). Established by international
         experts, this independent accreditation is awarded to hotels able to
         deliver consistent and effective levels of security.
           Sally Beck, General Manager, Royal Lancaster London explained: “GSA   Mindful
         is the world’s first truly independent standard and assessment system
         for hotel security. This accreditation enables corporate travel managers
         to provide enhanced duty of care and business travellers to make more   drinking
         informed choices on safety and security within hotels internationally.
           “Following our major £85 million refurbishment, we have stepped up
         our security to become an example to the industry on how to make guests   goes digital
         safe during their stay.”

                                                                                Club Soda, the mindful drinking
        Veg takes on meat and                                                   movement, is working alongside
                                                                                Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I to
        fish in battle of chefs                                                 develop a new digital behaviour-
                                                                                change tool for those working in
                                                                                the food and drink industry. The
                                                                                online tool is designed specifically
        On 22 May, 12 of London’s top chefs will be battling for the coveted    for those working in the hospitality
        ‘Dish of the Night’ vote in London’s only charity fine dining contest   sector who want to change their
        that is open to everyone to attend and where the general public         drinking habits, whether cutting
        selects their favourite dishes.                                         down or going alcohol-free.
          Now in its third year, this annual foodie event is a one-night only     Club Soda co-founder, Laura
        event held in aid of Hospitality Action. It is sponsored and organised by   Willoughby MBE explained: “The
        luxury hospitality recruiter, The Change Group in partnership with Flat   tool will be the UK’s first behavioural
        Iron Square (London Bridge). The restaurants, chefs involved, organisers   science-based online tool for mindful
        and venue all donate their time and ingredients in order to raise as much   drinking. It draws on successful tools
        money as possible for Hospitality Action.                               in other areas of preventive and
                                                                                self-guided health - such as diet and
                                                                                mental health - as well as input from
                                                 Participating chefs            Club Soda’s 30,000 members, and the
                                                 include Joo Won (Galvin at
                                                 Windows), Adam Handling        knowledge gained over four years of
                                                 (The Frog Hoxton), Simon       working online with people looking to
                                                 Gregory (Bluebird), Lewis      change their drinking habits.
                                                 de Haas (La Goccia at            “With financial backing from
                                                 Petersham Nurseries) and
                                                 Joshua Hooper (Bistro          Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I and
                                                 Union)                         research funding from the Wellcome
                                                                                Trust, in collaboration with Big Society
                                                                                Capital, Bethnal Green Ventures and
                                               Tickets cost £25 per             Zinc, a pilot of the programme will
                                               person and include a meat,       be launched later in 2019, targeted
                                               fish and veg dish, as well       at people working in the hospitality
                                               as a drink. Click here to        sector.”
                                               book your ticket.                Click here for more information.

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