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Caterers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales asked to give views on Food Information

20-Dec-2012 - Caterers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are being asked to give their views on new regulations regarding how food information should be presented to the public. 

BigHospitality's 2012 look-back: The rise of Asian dining and the Michelin Guide 2013

20-Dec-2012 - As we move up our most-read list of stories on BigHospitality during 2012 to the top three and four articles of the year, we discuss the topics they approach, namely the rise of Asian dining in the UK and the Michelin Guide, in more detail. 

Damson restaurateur partners with Salford City College to create MediaCityUK hospitality training centre

20-Dec-2012 - Steve Pilling, co-owner at Stockport restaurant Damson, has gone into partnership with Salford City College to help set up a new hospitality and catering training centre which will be based at MediaCityUK. 

Taywell Ice Creams launches Asian-inspired range of ices and sorbets

20-Dec-2012 - Artisan ice cream maker Taywell has launched a unique range of Asian-inspired ice creams and sorbets, including Thai tea sorbet, vanilla Pandan and lemongrass and chilli flavours, which are now available to hospitality buyers.

Top five BigHospitality videos of 2012

19-Dec-2012 - As another busy year in hospitality draws to a close, BigHospitality is revealing the top five most-watched videos of 2012 - it was the biggest year yet for video on the website and this selection includes new openings, Michelin-star chefs and leading restaurateurs.

Clancy brothers to convert Shoreditch railway arches into British restaurant

19-Dec-2012 - Brothers Danny and Kieran Clancy have unveiled plans to convert three railway arches next to Hoxton station in Shoreditch into a British restaurant and bar next year. 

BigHospitality's 2012 look-back: Catering for diners with special dietary needs and the London 2012 Olympics

19-Dec-2012 - The third instalment of our 2012 look-back feature sees us take a closer look at two big stories from the year, including one about the impact of the London 2012 Olympics on the hospitality industry and another about how restaurants are better catering for diners with special dietary needs. 

Hospitality operators warned to prepare for food inflation surge in 2013

19-Dec-2012 - Food prices are set to soar next year and chefs and hospitality operators need to prepare for the impact on their businesses of a surge in food inflation, according to the latest report from supply chain consultants Prestige Purchasing.

‘New nation of coffee drinkers’ will help coffee shops turn over more than £8bn by 2017

19-Dec-2012 - The coffee shop market will exceed 20,000 outlets and turn over more than £8bn by 2017, according to predictions by management consultants Allegra Strategies.

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Italian chefs invited to enter Ferrarelle's Acqua di Chef competition

18-Dec-2012 - Italian chefs working in the UK, not just their native Italy, are being invited to enter culinary competition Acqua di Chef this year following a change to the rules. 

BigHospitality's 2012 look-back: Restaurant no-shows and MWB Group Holdings administration

18-Dec-2012 - In the second instalment of our look-back at the top stories of 2012, we digest two more of the hottest topics featured on the website this year - the rise of the dreaded restaurant no-shows and MWB Group Holdings' appointment of administrators. 

Spanish restaurant and bar group Camino gains funding for expansion

18-Dec-2012 - Spanish bar and restaurant group Camino has announced plans to add another seven restaurants to its estate by 2015 after receiving £3m of investment from the Business Growth Fund (BGF).

MKN introduces improved Salamander 'energy-saving cooking unit' to UK

18-Dec-2012 - German cooking technology manufacturer MKN has introduced an improved version of its Salamander energy-saving cooking unit to the UK.

BigHospitality’s 2012 look-back: Chicken restaurants and pub food

17-Dec-2012 - As we approach the end of the year we take a look-back at our most-read articles to find out what the hot topics were that got you clicking on and sharing in 2012. In our first instalment we look at the rise of the chicken restaurant and the evolution of pub food. 

Gordon Ramsay's Las Vegas pub and burger bar to open this week

17-Dec-2012 - Gordon Ramsay will open two new projects in Las Vegas this week - a pub and grill at Caesars Palace and a burger bar at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. 

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Pizza Express opens first restaurant in India

17-Dec-2012 - Pizza Express has expanded its operation to India where it sees 'enormous potential' to grow within the fast-expanding Indian casual dining market. 

The Mince Pie Project chefs help raise £29k for charity

17-Dec-2012 - Chefs have helped raise almost £30k for industry initiative Galvin's Chance and homeless charity Crisis after putting specially baked mince pies up for auction through The Mince Pie Project. 

Yorkshire Tea releases tea bag designed for busy caterers

17-Dec-2012 - Yorkshire Tea claims to have come up with quicker and more convenient format of tea bag for busy caterers with the introduction of non-enveloped stringed and tagged tea bags. 

Exclusive interview with MasterChef: The Professionals 2012 joint winners Keri Moss and Anton Piotrowski

14-Dec-2012 - In the closest MasterChef: The Professionals final ever, Keri Moss and Anton Piotrowski were last night crowned the first ever joint winners in the history of the BBC cooking competition. The pair have told BigHospitality of their desire to now move on to even greater things and perhaps even run a restaurant together. 

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Fifteen Cornwall to reveal new look in 2013 after major refurb

14-Dec-2012 - Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall has unveiled plans to transform its dining and training experience after investing £400k into revamping the restaurants interior and developing a new kitchen.

Naga Pan Asian restaurant gears up for official launch in Kensington

14-Dec-2012 - After months of being in a soft launch period, Pan Asian restaurant and bar Naga officially opens its doors in Kensington on Monday (17 December), having appointed a new head chef to improve the quality and consistency of the food.

Middletons Steakhouse & Grill opens in Norwich

14-Dec-2012 - Middletons Steakhouse & Grill has progressed from Norfolk to Norwich with the opening of a second restaurant, headed up by former Loch Fyne chefs Rob Spillings and Adam Mott, as the group looks to embark on a ‘slow and steady’ UK expansion.

People on the Move in Hospitality: December 2012

13-Dec-2012 - In our exclusive People on the Move in Hospitality gallery, BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the industry. The past month has seen a number of new appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs and hospitality institutions including Vapiano, Seven Park Place and Lancaster London.

InterContinental London Westminster: BigHospitality's video tour

13-Dec-2012 - Last month global hotel company the InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) opened the doors to its second InterContinental hotel in London and BigHospitality was given the rare chance to take an in-depth look at the property and speak to some of those who are responsible for its management.

Alea Leeds' 'entertainment hub' re-positioning pays off

13-Dec-2012 - The boss of casino and entertainment venue Alea Leeds says a repositioning of the business as an entertainment hub rather than a gambling destination has helped the business survive through a recession.