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‘Staycation’ trend gives hospitality businesses a boost

24-Apr-2015 - UK hospitality businesses are predicted to see a boost in profits this summer due to an increasing number of Britons opting for ‘staycations’, according to new research from VoucherCodes.co.uk.

Hospitality employers fail to meet the career expectations of staff

24-Apr-2015 - Hospitality employers are failing to meet the career expectations of staff and create a desirable workplace environment, according to research from recruitment specialists Korn Ferry.

News in brief

Simon Rogan announces residency at Rogan & Company

24-Apr-2015 - Simon Rogan has announced he will take up personal residence at Rogan & Company in Cartmel, Cumbria, in December.

Election 2015: Where do the parties stand on cutting tourism VAT?

24-Apr-2015 - Labour and the Conservatives have been accused of neglecting the travel industry following a review of the party manifestos by the Cut Tourism VAT campaign.

Bounce announces second London site and international expansion

23-Apr-2015 - Ping pong entertainment concept Bounce is opening a second site in London and its first in the US following the success of its flagship site in Holborn. 

Holographic receptionist among innovations at COSMO's new £2m flagship Nottingham site

23-Apr-2015 - Multi-cuisine buffet chain COSMO has launched its new £2m flagship site in Nottingham this week (21 April).

Branded Content

Diners want more gluten-free options on menus

23-Apr-2015 - Operators are at risk of alienating diners by failing to offer an adequate range of gluten-free menu options, according to research commissioned by Aviko in the run up to Coeliac Awareness Week (11-17 May).

Des McDonald opening Vintage Salt pop-up on Selfridges rooftop

22-Apr-2015 - Restauranteur Des McDonald is opening his third pop-up restaurant on the roof of Selfridges.

Valrhona starts search for UK's pastry stars

22-Apr-2015 - French chocolatier Valrhona has started its search for talented pastry chefs and chocolatiers to compete in the next UK Pastry Open. 

The Good Life Eatery opening second London site

22-Apr-2015 - Chelsea based The Good Life Eatery is bringing its ‘clean food with attitude’ to a second site opening in Marylebone in early May.

Westminster Kingsway College wins Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or 2015

22-Apr-2015 - A team of students from Westminster Kingsway College has won the Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or 2015 competition. 

Five-star York hotel to undergo £15m redevelopment

22-Apr-2015 - York’s only five-star hotel is set to undergo a £15m redevelopment, doubling its 107 rooms and opening a new 140-cover restaurant.

Restaurants and hotels losing billions by neglecting the over 65’s

22-Apr-2015 - The UK hospitality sector has lost at least £16bn in potential revenue over the last year by ignoring the over 65 age group, according to a report from Barclays Corporate Banking released today.

G&D Ventures acquire two Norwich sites in bid to put Norfolk on the foodie map

21-Apr-2015 - The owners of Michelin recognised restaurant The Ingham Swan in Norfolk have acquired two Norwich sites in a bid to put the County on the foodie map.

People on the Move in Hospitality: April 2015

21-Apr-2015 - It's been another busy month for hospitality with Frankie & Benny's founder joining Bulldog Hotel Group, a host of young talent taking up positions at Lainston House and Shibden Mill Inn, as well as a new head chef at Bibendum.

Put front-of-house in the spotlight says Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons MD

21-Apr-2015 - Philip Newman Hall, the managing director of restaurant and hotel Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, is calling on the industry to do more to raise the profile of service roles and encourage more young people to consider a career working front-of-house.

Dining trends: Gourmet burger boom set to continue

20-Apr-2015 - With US giant Smashburger set to hit the UK this year, the decade-long gourmet burger boom is showing little sign of slowing down. 

How to successfully grow your own produce

20-Apr-2015 - The kitchen garden is nothing new, but over the last few years more pub, restaurant and hotel owners have started growing their own produce to enable their business to run more sustainably and give them an interesting point of difference. 

Election manifestos recognise the hospitality and tourism industry

20-Apr-2015 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has welcomed election manifestos from several key political parties as acknowledging the contribution of tourism and hospitality to the UK economy for the ‘first time ever’.

Rick Stein invests in Padstow and considers expansion outside South West

20-Apr-2015 - Chef and restaurateur Rick Stein is working on three projects in Padstow, Cornwall, where he currently operates four sites while also planning to grow his restaurant estate across the UK.

ASK THE EXPERTS

What you should know about Shared Parental Leave

20-Apr-2015 - Tom Solesbury, a solicitor at Hamlins LLP, gives advice to hospitality employers about the new rules on Shared Parental Leave which came into force earlier this month. 

Claude Bosi to exchange Hibiscus as part of international chef swap

17-Apr-2015 - Claude Bosi, chef patron at Hibiscus, will be exchanging his London restaurant for a new international destination as part of a chef swap. 

Shortlist for 2015 Craft Guild of Chefs Awards announced

17-Apr-2015 - The shortlist has been unveiled for the 2015 Craft Guild of Chefs Awards. 

Queenswood in Battersea opens as sister restaurant to Damson & Co

17-Apr-2015 - Queenswood, a new restaurant from Damson & Co founders Sax Arshad and Antonio Cardoso, has opened in London’s Battersea Square. 

New Moon Company continues expansion

17-Apr-2015 - New Moon Company is to open its second site in Liverpool in June 2015.