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Asian catering federations urge members to back 'Tax Parity Day'

16th July 2013

The Federation of Bangladeshi Caterers (FoBC), Asian Caterers Federation (ACF) and Malaysian Restaurant Association (MRA) are urging restaurant owners to support Jacques Borel's 'Tax Parity Day' on Wednesday 25th September.

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Taste of London adds more top chefs and restaurants to the 10th anniversary line-up

18th June 2013

Taste of London, the capital's annual restaurant festival, returns with a Michelin starred line-up of chefs, restaurants and brand new features.

Taste of London adds more top chefs and restaurants to the 10th anniversary line-upRead more »

Out-of-home food and drink index makes brewer top dog with 193% growth

11th June 2013

BrewDog, the dynamic Scottish brewer and bar operator, has taken the top spot in an index of the fastest-growing companies in the UK eating and drinking out market.

Out-of-home food and drink index makes brewer top dog with 193% growthRead more »

Unilever gives chefs the technology to help reduce consumer food waste

6th June 2013

With research revealing that almost one third of consumers admit to leaving food waste on their plates when eating out, a new mobile app has launched to help chefs and caterers tackle avoidable food waste.

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Pork-gate leads to thorough meat-sampling programme in Leicester

30th May 2013

The recent news that pork has been found in Halal lamb burgers in Leicestershire schools is disappointing and is another indication that certain industry procedures and policies are crying out for reassessment.

Pork-gate leads to thorough meat-sampling programme in LeicesterRead more »

Clement Robert is Moët UK Sommelier of The Year 2013

29th May 2013

Following a closely contested final yesterday (28 May), Clement Robert, head sommelier at Medlar Restaurant, London, won the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2013.

Clement Robert is Moët UK Sommelier of The Year 2013Read more »

Supermarkets sweep up at expense of local restaurants and takeaways

8th May 2013

With supermarket chains opening more convenience or c-stores, research from global information company The NPD Group Inc highlights the threat of this expansion to restaurants and takeaway operators.

Supermarkets sweep up at expense of local restaurants and takeawaysRead more »

Horizons' annual briefing gives hope for future growth with snacking to rise, but evening meals declining

2nd May 2013

The UK's foodservice sector will experience long-term growth now the worst of the recession is over, although it will take at least until 2016 to return to food sales levels of 2007.

Horizons' annual briefing gives hope for future growth with snacking to rise, but evening meals decliningRead more »

UK Coffee Week

23rd April 2013

In an inspiring collaboration across the nation, leading coffee chains, independents, workplaces and coffee-loving consumers are uniting this week for UK Coffee Week, an annual charitable programme and celebration of coffee.

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Bessant & Drury's Coconut Lemon 'Ice Cream' carries off top prize at 2013 FreeFrom Food Awards

17th April 2013

The winners of this year's FreeFrom Food Awards 2013 were announced last night (Tuesday 16 April) by TV chef, Antony Worrall Thompson at the Royal College of Physicians in London's Regent's Park.

Bessant & Drury's Coconut Lemon 'Ice Cream' carries off top prize at 2013 FreeFrom Food Awards Read more »

Time to vote for the craft guild of chefs people’s choice award

12th April 2013

The shortlist of candidates has been announced for the Craft Guild of Chefs 2013 People's Choice Award in this year's 20th anniversary awards - and it's time to cast your vote.

Time to vote for the craft guild of chefs people’s choice award Read more »

Gadgets, gizmos and ideas for chefs at the CESA Light Equipment & Tableware Forum 2013

11th April 2013

The CESA Light Equipment and Tableware (LET) Forum is the annual opportunity for distributors and end-users to check out the very latest commercial kitchen products.

Gadgets, gizmos and ideas for chefs at the CESA Light Equipment & Tableware Forum 2013Read more »

Savoy lecture given by Most Powerful Person in UK Hospitality

4th April 2013

Alastair Storey last week addressed the great and the good of the food and drink industry with a dedicated lecture in his honour at The Savoy Hotel in London.

Savoy lecture given by Most Powerful Person in UK HospitalityRead more »

Hospitality Guild And People 1st Call For Support To Access Share Of £250m Skills Funding Pot

26th March 2013

People 1st and the Hospitality Guild are co-ordinating a comprehensive, industry-wide bid for the hospitality industry's share of £250 million funding within the Government's Employer Ownership Fund to improve skills in the workforce.

Hospitality Guild And People 1st Call For Support To Access Share Of £250m Skills Funding PotRead more »

Hospitality industry gears up for National Apprenticeship Week

8th March 2013

The Hospitality Guild has joined with partners including People 1st, PACE, the Academy of Culinary Arts and the Institute of Hospitality to deliver a range of events and activities during National Apprenticeship Week, 11-15 March.

Hospitality industry gears up for National Apprenticeship WeekRead more »
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