15-Feb-2013 - Frenchman Frederic Brugues started his career as commis sommelier for Marco Pierre White in 1996. As wine director for London restaurant Sketch he has steadily built up the wine cellar to over 750 bins. He consults on individual tastes and requirements and advises on matching particular wines to Pierre Gagnaire’s menu.
14-Feb-2013 - Two pubs linked to Marco Pierre White's Wheeler's of St James's brand are among five venues up for sale after pub company Powder Train entered administration earlier this month.
14-Feb-2013 - With grilled dishes now having a greater presence on menus, McCormick has decided to make its Schwartz Grill Mates range of seasonings available for foodservice.
14-Feb-2013 - Denmark-based Japanese restaurant chain Sticks'n'Sushi has revealed it has secured a venue in Covent Garden for its second UK site which it hopes to open before Autumn 2013.
14-Feb-2013 - The Giggling Squid in Crawley was raided last night by the UK Border Agency over what turned out to be false claims that the Thai restaurant has been employing illegal workers.
14-Feb-2013 - Inbound tourism contributed £19bn to the UK economy in 2012 as 31 million international tourists flocked here for the Olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have shown.
14-Feb-2013 - With the Government currently investigating how horsemeat has made it into processed beef products, restaurant, hotel and pub owners are being urged to take extra steps to know the provenance of the produce they are using to avoid being embroiled in future scandals.
13-Feb-2013 - Town & Country Inns is set to launch Fleet Street Kitchen, a new ‘farm to fork’ British restaurant featuring a Barbacoa open-fire grill, which will sit alongside the bar operator’s Après and Mechu outlets in Birmingham’s Summerrow development.
13-Feb-2013 - The Clove Club Restaurant & Bar, the business from chef Isaac McHale which has been partly funded by investors using a crowdfunding website, is set to open in Shoreditch Town Hall next month.
13-Feb-2013 - The team behind city-based contemporary Japanese restaurant K10 has said it plans to continue expansion following the opening of its second restaurant in Appold Street, London, at the end of the month.
13-Feb-2013 - Leading restaurant and pub groups collectively saw a 2.4 per cent drop in like-for-likes in January, but the heavy snow across the country 'was not wholly responsible' and year-on-year sales wouldn’t have increased without it.
13-Feb-2013 - From William Curley to Claire Clark, the UK has produced some of the leading masters in chocolate, sugar and all things sweet. However employers still report difficulties in filling pastry chef vacancies - so is a career in pastry as valued in this country as it is elsewhere?
13-Feb-2013 - Tri-Star Packaging has added a portable ice bucket to its PortaBrands range of out-of-home drinks carriers, which it says could help operators drive sales of Champagne, wine and beer at outdoor events and venues this summer.
13-Feb-2013 - Rebecca Dibben, restaurant supervisor at Deseo Mediterranean Restaurant at Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland, has won the first Gold Service Scholarship after wowing judges with her 'charm, enthusiasm and technical skill'.
12-Feb-2013 - Nick Brodie, new head chef at Welsh country house hotel Llangoed Hall, has revealed ambitions for a Michelin star and four AA rosettes after taking up the helm at its restaurant.
12-Feb-2013 - Food and drink sales at railway stations are continuing to rise faster than those on the high street according to the latest figures from Network Rail, who says that the areas now provide operators with some of the most lucrative trading environments in the marketplace today.
12-Feb-2013 - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has confirmed the third River Cottage Canteen restaurant will open in Bristol on 4 March and will help showcase growers, breeders and producers in the area.
12-Feb-2013 - Homeslice Pizza, the street food operation founded by chef Ry Jessup, will open a permanent restaurant in Covent Garden, London this spring.
12-Feb-2013 - Fruit juice brand Sunmagic has added four new flavours to its range - Mango, Pomegranate, Passion Fruit and Pineapple and Coconut - which it says take it into a more 'exotic arena'.
11-Feb-2013 - Confidence among UK businesses has hit its lowest level in at least 21 years but the hospitality industry has 'reason to be confident’ as one of the few sectors planning for growth and creating jobs.
11-Feb-2013 - Wahaca founders Mark Selby and Thomasina Miers’ unconventional approach to business has created a burgeoning Mexican chain that’s showing no sign of slowing.
11-Feb-2013 - Poultry supplier Plusfood has introduced three flavoured chicken wing products to its range designed for busy caterers who want to cook freshly prepared meals to order.
08-Feb-2013 - Tom Kitchin, chef proprietor of Michelin-starred Edinburgh restaurant The Kitchin, is to open a pub restaurant in the Scottish capital with fellow chef Dominic Jack.
08-Feb-2013 - Italian restaurant chain Zizzi is launching what will be its largest restaurant in the UK next week and the first to house a new standalone bar; in Glasgow’s Royal Exchange Square shopping centre.
08-Feb-2013 - The NEC Group’s event catering company Amadeus has revealed plans to rebrand 21 of its retail outlets across the UK as ‘The Oak Kitchen’ in a £1m, three-year rollout programme.