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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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Zest Quest Asia announces finalists

26th November 2015

Six colleges have hurdled the first round of judging of Zest Quest Asia, the competition founded by Chef Cyrus Todiwala, Chef Patron of Café Spice Namaste and organised in association with the Master Chefs of Great Britain.

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Fourth UK Chaîne Young Sommelier victory

13th November 2015

For the fourth time in nine years, the UK has shown that it is a force to be reckoned with in the drinks world as Mathias Camilleri from Medlar, London has been crowned the 2015 Chaîne des Rôtisseurs International Young Sommelier of the Year.

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EighthPlate project creates over 53,000 meals for those most in need

3rd November 2015

At the beginning of the summer festival season, the EighthPlate project set out to salvage unsold food from festivals and create thousands of meals for the most vulnerable people in society, also saving perfectly edible food from going to landfill.

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Catering volunteers needed to help homeless people this Christmas

26th October 2015

National homelessness charity Crisis is calling on trained chefs, experienced catering staff and keen cooks to provide hot, healthy meals for homeless people at their temporary centres this Christmas.

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