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Michelin-star dinner for homeless youth

23rd March 2016

Dans le Noir? - the celebrated dining in the dark restaurant staffed by blind people - and the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint, hosted a gastronomic dinner recently.

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Ascot continues to raise the standard for fine dining

7th March 2016

Ascot Racecourse has appointed two of the nation’s most respected chefs to help deliver its fine dining offer for 2016.

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Bestway guarantees low prices for two months

29th February 2016

Bestway Batleys Foodservice has announced its latest Price Hold Guarantee (PHG), with over 300 prices on key catering products locked down until the end of April.

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Going for gold: the winner of The Gold Service Scholarship 2016 is announced

24th February 2016

Jennifer Santner, Restaurant Manager at Fenchurch Restaurant at Sky Garden, was awarded this year’s Gold Service Scholarship by The Queen, at a celebratory awards ceremony held at Claridge’s last week.

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Restaurants putting couples in the mood for love

12th February 2016

Bookatable.co.uk, the restaurant booking platform, has released new research that shows that restaurants help keep couples together.

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Restaurants drive growth in Oriental food consumption

5th February 2016

The explosion in the number of Pan-Asian restaurants is driving the growth of Oriental food in the UK, according to a report published today to coincide with the start of Chinese New Year.

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World Scotch Pie Champion 2016


29th January 2016

The Kandy Bar of Saltcoats made it a double recently as it was crowned World Scotch Pie Champion for the second time - it took the trophy home for the first time in 2013.

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Chef squirrels away popular ingredient this Burns Night

22nd January 2016

This Burn’s night (25 January), instead of tucking into traditional haggis, a restaurant in Edinburgh will be giving diners the option of the dish with a twist.

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Bestway Group Chief Executive, Zameer Choudrey, awarded CBE

15th January 2016

Zameer Choudrey was awarded his CBE earlier this month in recognition of his contributions to advancing Britain through his services to the UK Wholesale industry and the extensive philanthropic work he engages in both in the UK and abroad.

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Life-begins-at-40

12th January 2016

Bestway Wholesale is celebrating 40 years in the wholesale business in 2016 since its first cash and carry depot in Acton opened in 1976.

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Tasty Christmas jumper

22nd December 2015

Bakery experts Dr. Oetker has given traditional festive fashion a tasty makeover and created an entirely edible Christmas jumper.

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The taste of Christmas

18th December 2015

The lead-up to Christmas provides huge profit opportunities for operators, as shoppers head to the high streets in their masses, many purchasing hot beverages as a pick me up mid-shop.

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Booming UK coffee shop market outperforms UK retail sector

15th December 2015

Estimated at 20,728 outlets, the total UK coffee shop market shows significant sales growth of 10% on last year and a total turnover in 2015 of £7.9 billion.

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Cote Brasserie helps visually impaired diners read menus

14th December 2015

Côte Restaurants has become the first French brasserie group to sign up with Good Food Talks, the free menu app and website that helps visually impaired people and those with reading disabilities dine in restaurants.

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Tetley launches animated sales assistant

30th November 2015

Tetley has unveiled a first for the tea industry with the appointment of a virtual sales assistant who will begin work for the company in selected Cash & Carry stores and Wholesalers from this week. The first application goes live in Bestway on 1 Dec.

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