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Vegetarian Chefs of the Future Contest

21st January 2009

The Cordon Vert School is on the look out for the new vegetarian chefs of the future and is offering them the chance to show their potential by taking part in a culinary competition.

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'Save-it for something special' mentality means going out less, but spending more

14th January 2009

The number of times people dined out hit an all-time low in the run-up to Christmas, with 72% of consumers claiming to have eaten out in the first two weeks of December - a 3% decrease.

'Save-it for something special' mentality means going out less, but spending moreRead more »

2009 Roux Scholarship Closing Date Soon

9th January 2009

Chefs who want to take part in the 2009 Roux Scholarship need to start honing their lamb recipes as the closing date is Friday 23 January.

2009 Roux Scholarship Closing Date SoonRead more »

Bogus letter warning

22nd December 2008

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is warning food business operators about bogus letters claiming to be from the FSA demanding payment for supposed breaches of food safety regulations.

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Is it a cold or flu? Ask NHS Direct's New Symptom Checker

17th December 2008

Do you have a cold? Is it flu? Or are your symptoms serious enough that you should seek urgent medical attention?

Is it a cold or flu? Ask NHS Direct's New Symptom CheckerRead more »

FSA advice on Irish pork

10th December 2008

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is currently advising consumers not to eat pork, or products where pork is the main ingredient, that are labelled as being from the Irish Republic or Northern Ireland.

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VAT cut: The Guild of Fine Food comments on the effect on small businesses

3rd December 2008

Commenting on the 2.5% decrease in VAT introduced this week, Bob Farrand of The Guild of Fine Food maintains that all this will achieve is aggravation for the small business owner.

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Hottest curry winner

1st December 2008

National Curry Week's XXXMints 'Can You Handle the Heat' competition was held on 26 and 27 November at the World Food Market, ExCel, London Docklands.

Hottest curry winnerRead more »

Sales of breakfasts up as consumers opt for food on the go

28th November 2008

Fast food outlets are serving 10 per cent more breakfasts now than they were five years ago.

Sales of breakfasts up as consumers opt for food on the goRead more »

Frozen food industry to reduce carbon footprint

20th November 2008

The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) and the Carbon Trust have reported the launch of their first joint project for the frozen food industry.

Frozen food industry to reduce carbon footprintRead more »

Time for sprouts — the veg most people either love or hate

11th November 2008

Those who hate these little green gems have probably only tasted them when overcooked, because after eight minutes' cooking, sprouts start to release their sulphur compounds.

Time for sprouts — the veg most people either love or hateRead more »

Fancy a busman's holiday? Trained chefs and kitchen assistants required for festive period

7th November 2008

This Christmas in London, homelessness charity Crisis will be opening nine centres to take in 2000 homeless guests to offer them food, warmth, companionship and a host of other services

Fancy a busman's holiday? Trained chefs and kitchen assistants required for festive periodRead more »

Million Pound Investment for Scottish Hospitality Leaders

5th November 2008

Applications are now open for the 2009 Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland Emerging Talent Scholarships.

Million Pound Investment for Scottish Hospitality LeadersRead more »

Fight Hunger. Eat Out

16th October 2008

To coincide with UN World Food Day on 16 October, more than 500 chefs and restaurateurs are joining forces for a month of fundraising for the humanitarian charity Action Against Hunger.

Fight Hunger. Eat OutRead more »

Top chefs create Divine cakes for Chocolate Week

9th October 2008

To mark the fifth annual national Chocolate Week (13-19 October), Divine Chocolate asked five top chefs to propose the ultimate Divine chocolate birthday cake.

Top chefs create Divine cakes for Chocolate WeekRead more »
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