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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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Gold Service Scholarship: now open for entries until Friday, 9 October

2nd October 2015

The Gold Service Scholarship has announced that the application deadline for its 2016 competition has been extended until Friday, 9 October.

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Best British Roast Dinner finalists announced

1st October 2015

With British Roast Dinner Week in full swing, operators are urged to ensure they benefit from this annual event.

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Rugby World Cup – 25 million extra pints to be sold, says BBPA

17th September 2015

On the eve of the Rugby World Cup, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) says the tournament will give a big boost to locals across the UK.

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Setting the Gold Standard

9th September 2015

The Gold Service Scholarship 2016 is open for entries.

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Academy seeks nominations for awards for excellence

3rd September 2015

The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) is seeking nominations from employers and staff in the hospitality industry for its front-of-house Annual Awards Excellence.

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Rapid growth in takeaway sector serves up success for UK economy

6th August 2015

A new report from JUST EAT shows that the UK takeaway industry was worth £9 billion to the economy and supported more than 220,000 direct jobs in 2014.

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London’s South Bank hots up for Summer

31st July 2015

Londoners reading this will know that the South Bank, near Waterloo Station, comes into its own during the warmer months with different street food outlets, performers and art installations popping up to be enjoyed by the world and his wife.

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Heart transplant chef scales heights

27th July 2015

A chef who was given just 48 hours to live before receiving a heart transplant is on top of the world after climbing one of the highest volcanoes in Ecuador.

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BHA not pleased with announcement of new National Minimum Wage

15th July 2015

George Osborne announced in the Summer Budget last Wednesday that a compulsory ‘new National Living Wage’ of £7.20 an hour will be introduced for over 25s in April 2016.

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Meantime’s Alastair Hook named UK Brewer of the Year

9th July 2015

Meantime Brewing Company’s founder and Master Brewer Alastair Hook has been named ‘Brewer of the Year’ by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group.

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