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PS - the Pub Company rolls out Blue's Smokehouse concept

27-Feb-2015 - PS - the Pub Company will open its second Blue's Smokehouse in Twickenham this weekend as it looks to roll out the concept in and around London.

Infographic: Bacon butty trends

27-Feb-2015 - Brits have voted on what makes the best bacon butty, with some interesting findings for pubs, restaurants and hotels to take note of.

VIEWPOINT

Simon Jenkins on how we can improve prospects for pastry and pastry chefs

27-Feb-2015 - Simon Jenkins is the group pastry chef at Marcus Wareing Restaurants. He talks to BigHospitality about why giving pastry chefs more recognition could help make it easier to recruit and retain people in this sector. 

Half of hospitality businesses make use of zero hour contracts

27-Feb-2015 - Fifty-three per cent of hospitality businesses make use of zero-hour contracts, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Alcohol licence fees to continue to be set nationally

26-Feb-2015 - Alcohol licence fees will continue to be set at a national level until the Home Office can source more evidence that allowing local authorities to do so wouldn't put 'an undue burden' on pubs, restaurants and hotels. 

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The definitive guide to ScotHot 2015

26-Feb-2015 - ScotHot – Scotland’s food, drink, hospitality and tourism show – will return to Glasgow’s SECC on 4 to 5 March 2015.

News in brief

UK's first owl bar opening in London

26-Feb-2015 - Fans of London's cat cafe can get excited, as the UK’s first owl bar is opening in the capital in March.

Yorkshire Meatball Company sets out city expansion plans

25-Feb-2015 - Harrogate's meatball-based restaurant Yorkshire Meatball Company is looking to expand into other cities following a successful first year of trade. 

PRODUCT NEWS

Holmesterne serves up time-saving pork crackling

25-Feb-2015 - Holmesterne Foods has introduced a new form of pork crackling that is claimed to offer busy chefs time-saving benefits.

Hospitality employers named and shamed for failing to pay minimum wage

24-Feb-2015 - Hospitality businesses were among 70 employers ‘named and shamed’ by the government today (24 Feb) for failing to pay their workers national minimum wage.

Licensed operators welcome minimum wage recommendations

24-Feb-2015 - Licensed operators have welcomed the Low Pay Commission (LPC) recommendation to increase the minimum wage by 3 per cent this year.

People on the Move in Hospitality: February 2015

24-Feb-2015 - It's been a busy month in the hospitality industry with a whole range of new appointments at hotels, pubs and restaurants, including The Four Seasons Hampshire, Plateau restaurant and Geronimo Inns.

PRODUCT NEWS

Steelite targets growing casual dining market with Tulip Bowl range

24-Feb-2015 - Steelite International has extended its Taste range to include a collection of multi-functional stacking bowls for busy, casual dining environments.

Revere Pub Company opening two more pubs with rooms

24-Feb-2015 - Revere Pub Company, the premium pub format created by Marston's, has announced the opening of two new pubs with rooms.

Daylesford and The Captain's Galley named joint winners of Sustainable Restaurant of the Year

24-Feb-2015 - Daylesford, operator of three organic cafés in the Cotswolds and Kensington and The Captain's Galley, a restaurant in Caithness, Scotland, have been announced joint winners of the Sustainable Restaurant of the Year award at the 2015 Sustainable Restaurant Awards.

CAMPAIGN NEWS

ALMR and BII back Budget Drop the Duty campaign

24-Feb-2015 - The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) and Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) have both backed the ‘Drop the Duty’ campaign which calls for a 2% cut in wine and spirits duty in next month’s Budget.

Luke Johnson: Foodie culture is making hospitality more attractive

23-Feb-2015 - Risk Capital Partners chairman Luke Johnson has said that Britain’s new foodie culture coupled with a more focused approach to training is helping to make hospitality a more attractive career choice for young people.

Half of diners concerned about food safety

23-Feb-2015 - 51 per cent of diners are ‘fairly’ or ‘very’ concerned about food safety in UK restaurants, pubs, cafes and takeaways, a report by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has found.

Roux Scholarship 2015: Regional finalists revealed

23-Feb-2015 - The chefs who have made it to the regional finals of the 2015 Roux Scholarship competition have been announced with judges reporting a 'particularly strong year' for entries.

News in brief

Mövenpick Ice Cream launches Gourmet Dessert Chef of the Year competiton

23-Feb-2015 - Mövenpick Ice Cream has launched its annual Gourmet Dessert Chef of the Year competition. 

Byron and Browns voted most satisfying restaurant brands

20-Feb-2015 - Byron and Browns have been named as the restaurant brands in the UK which leave their customers most satisfied.

People 1st calls for ‘systematic’ approach to hospitality training

19-Feb-2015 - People 1st has called on hospitality employers to develop a more ‘systematic’ approach to training in order to guarantee a return on investment (ROI).

Video: Nigel Haworth promotes Eblex QSM scheme

19-Feb-2015 - Great British Menu chef Nigel Haworth has appeared in a new video promoting Eblex’s Quality Standard Mark (QSM) for sourcing meat for pubs, restaurants and hotels.

AWARDS

Deadline extended for entries to Development Chef Awards 2015

18-Feb-2015 - The deadline for entries into the Farm Frites Development Chef Awards 2015 has been extended to 28 February. 

Nestle Professional Toque D’or 2015: Finalists announced

18-Feb-2015 - The six colleges who will compete in the grand finals of the Nestle Professional Toque D’or 2015 catering competition in March have been announced.