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Ian Scaramuzza of Hibiscus wins Roux Scholarship 2015

31-Mar-2015 - Ian Scaramuzza, head chef at Hibiscus in London has won the Roux Scholarship 2015. 

Yates's prime Leicester Square site on the market

31-Mar-2015 - A prime Leicester Square site has come on the market for the first time in 15 years, as wine bar Yates moves out.


Daniele Quattromini of ClubLounge39 on delivering top quality service

30-Mar-2015 - Daniele Quattromini, manager at ClubLounge39 at Canary Wharf and winner of the Gold Service Scholarship 2015, shares his top tips for providing quality service. 

Wine remains diners' top choice of drink

27-Mar-2015 - White and red wine remain the most popular drinks for restaurant goers, new figures have revealed.  

Consumers spend more on eating out for the seventh consecutive month

27-Mar-2015 - Consumer spending on eating out grew for the seventh consecutive month in February, while drinking out saw a sharp month-on-month rise, according to Greene King’s monthly Leisure Spend Tracker.

James Martin opens restaurant at Stansted Airport as part of £80m redevelopment

26-Mar-2015 - A raft of restaurants, including the first ever James Martin Kitchen and new concept Halo Fizz Bar from The Restaurant Group (TRG) have opened as part of phase two of an £80m redevelopment of Stansted Airport.

Cut food and tourism VAT and improve hospitality staff training, Select Committee tells Government

26-Mar-2015 - The Government must cut tourism VAT and give the hospitality sector greater support, according to a report published today (26 March) by Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.

Kenny Atkinson urges fellow chefs to work with students to help fill future vacancies

26-Mar-2015 - Established chefs can help fix the industry's skills shortage problem by working more closely with colleges and their students, says House of Tides chef-owner Kenny Atkinson. 

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Frankie & Benny's among winners at Development Chef Awards 2015

25-Mar-2015 - Chefs at Frankie & Benny's and the Seafood Pub Company were among the winners at the Farm Frites Development Chef Awards last night (24 March). 

The Barbican re-launching restaurants and catering services

25-Mar-2015 - The Barbican Centre has announced new catering contracts with Searcy’s and high street brand Benugo. 

People on the Move in Hospitality: March 2015

24-Mar-2015 - It's been a busy month for the hospitality industry once again, with new appointments at Welcome Break, Hampton by Hilton and Paradise by way of Kensal Green.

Government must act to secure the future of the UK tourism industry, says WTTC

24-Mar-2015 - The UK government must take action to ensure the future of the UK tourism industry, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has warned.

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Tom Hamblet named FutureChef 2015

24-Mar-2015 - Tom Hamblet of Tanbridge House School in Horsham, West Sussex, has been named Springboard's FutureChef 2015. 

Casual dining restaurants set to continue leading growth in the foodservice sector

23-Mar-2015 - The British foodservice market is set to grow by 1.1 per cent in 2015 and 1.5 per cent in 2016, according to NPD Group's first complete forecast for the foodservice market. 

Smart-meter saves hospitality industry £1m in food waste

23-Mar-2015 - A smart-meter that helps chefs measure and manage food waste has saved hospitality caterers an estimated combined total of £1m, the manufacturer has claimed.

Dive bar inspired diner Brooklyn Social coming to Derby in April

20-Mar-2015 - A new casual diner that will take influences from both US dive bars and east London watering holes is to open in Derby at the end of April.

Bristol’s Finzels Reach development boosted by bridge approval

20-Mar-2015 - A proposed new eating out quarter in Bristol has received a boost after councilors approved the building of a bridge over the city’s Floating Harbour.

ETM Group makes first move out of London with new Suffolk pub

20-Mar-2015 - London-based gastropub operator ETM Group is to open its first venue outside the capital.

Shortage of skilled chefs could limit ‘foodie’ tourism in the UK

20-Mar-2015 - A lack of skilled chefs could limit the growth of the UK tourism industry, with businesses struggling to fill nearly half of all chef vacancies, says VisitEngland.


Jasper Cuppaidge of Camden Town Brewery on crowdfunding and running 'awesome' pubs

20-Mar-2015 - Camden Town Brewery launched its Hells Raiser crowdfunding campaign to help finance a new brewery in February and has already over-reached its £1.5m target. Founder Jasper Cuppaidge talks about his reasons for going down the crowdfunding route and why he'll only open a pub if it can be 'awesome'. 

Online review sites improve business standards, says TripAdvisor

19-Mar-2015 - Nearly three quarters (73 per cent) of UK businesses have taken steps to improve their service as a result of an online review, according to new research by TripAdvisor. 

Poor staff soft skills could create industry crisis by 2020

19-Mar-2015 - Foodservice and accommodation businesses are at risk of a major staffing crisis by 2020 if more is not done to recognise the importance of soft skills, a report by Development Economics warns.

Budget 2015: Mixed news for the hospitality industry

18-Mar-2015 - The 2015 budget brought good news for pubs across the UK, with a reduction in duty on beer, cider and spirits, but failed to mention a cut in Tourism VAT.

VisitEngland asks industry for views on tourism growth strategy

18-Mar-2015 - VisitEngland is asking for views on the growth strategy it has in place for England's tourism industry over the next five years.

IFE 2015 Preview: 23 British chefs to demonstrate culinary expertise

18-Mar-2015 - Alyn Williams, Adam Smith and Alan Bird are among the 23 British chefs demonstrating their skills and providing inspiration to others at this year's International Food and Drink Event (IFE).