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Chaîne des Rôtisseurs' Young Chef and Young Sommelier of the Year winners named

21-Jun-2012 - Daniel Marshall of the Imperial hotel in Great Yarmouth and Arnaud Bardary of The Maze in London have been named as the UK winners of the 2012 Chaîne des Rôtisseurs’ Young Chef and Young Sommelier of the Year competitions.

Fine dining restaurant confirmed for National Football Museum

21-Jun-2012 - A fine dining restaurant with a menu designed by Frank Bordoni is to be launched within the National Football Museum when the museum opens in Manchester's landmark Urbis building next month.

Classeq Eau de Vie water system & Ice-O-Matic ice machine

21-Jun-2012 - Catering equipment manufacturer Classeq has launched the new Eau de Vie water system and Ice-O-Matic ice machines for restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars.

People on the move in Hospitality: June 2012

21-Jun-2012 - BigHospitality rounds up the latest appointments in the hospitality industry. This month sees key appointments at hotels, restaurants and pubs including DoubleTree by Hilton, Carlson Rezidor and The Fishpool Inn.

Sushisamba owners to open 24-hour Duck and Waffle restaurant at the Heron Tower

20-Jun-2012 - Sushisamba operator Samba Brands Management has announced it is to open Duck and Waffle, a 24-hour restaurant, at the Heron Tower in August.

Restaurants and pubs see sales pick-up in May

20-Jun-2012 - Restaurant and pub groups across the UK saw a welcome 2.6 per cent increase in collective like-for-like sales in May, with total sales up 6.5 per cent on the same month last year.

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Le Méridien Piccadilly opens refurbished terrace grill and gin bar

20-Jun-2012 - Following a significant refurb, the Le Méridien Piccadilly hotel has relaunched its terrace restaurant as the Terrace Grill & Bar specialising in grilled, modern British meat and seafood alongside a central gin bar.

Crab Quay House restaurant, bar & deli to open in £22m Brixham Fish Market development

20-Jun-2012 - Crab Quay House, a new restaurant, bar and deli concept, is set to launch in the heart of Brixham Fish Market next month, serving local produce cooked in a modern British and European style.

Diversity in hospitality honoured as Women 1st announces 2012 Shine Award Winners and Top 100 Club inductees

20-Jun-2012 - Women 1st, the programme set up by People 1st to help women achieve their career aspirations in hospitality, announced the winners of the 2012 Shine Awards last night following the inaugural Women 1st Conference held at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge.

What one change would most benefit the hospitality industry?

20-Jun-2012 - At the first ever British Hospitality Association (BHA) Summit earlier this month there was widespread discussion on what the industry and the Government should be doing to boost the hospitality sector - but what do the experts think?

Taurus Mycook heated blender

20-Jun-2012 - Catering equipment supplier Nisbets has introduced the Taurus Mycook heated blender to the UK market; it combines a number of kitchen processes saving time and use of extra utensils.

Heinz Kitchen culinary bulk sauces

19-Jun-2012 - Heinz Foodservice has this month unveiled five new additions to its premium Heinz Kitchen range of culinary bulk sauces, specifically developed for the ‘increasingly adventurous consumer palate.’

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McDonald’s chief executive delivers keynote speech at Women’s Leadership Conference

19-Jun-2012 - Jill McDonald, UK chief executive and president of Northern Europe for McDonald’s Restaurants, is delivering the keynote speech at the inaugural Women 1st Conference today at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge.

Food quality in the premium casual market: 10 tips to success

19-Jun-2012 - Alex Scrimgeour, joint managing director of Côte Brasserie, has given fellow UK restaurant operators some of his top tips on maintaining or enhancing food quality in the premium casual dining market.

The Hippodrome Casino brings three tiers of F&B to London’s West End

19-Jun-2012 - The Hippodrome Casino – the UK’s first ‘international style’ casino – is set to open in London’s Leicester Square next month, featuring five bars and four dining rooms spread over three floors of the property.

Whitbread maintains restaurant performance with 'sharper focus'

19-Jun-2012 - Premier Inn, Costa Coffee and Beefeater operator Whitbread has reported a rise in like-for-like sales in the 13 weeks to 31 May driven by its coffee shop and hotel business but said a 'sharper focus' on restaurants was yielding results.

Restaurant magazine’s R200 list 2012: 101-200

18-Jun-2012 - While Gondola Group topped this year's R200 list of the 200 largest restaurant and food-led pub operators in the UK, those appearing in the second half of the list are attracting just as much attention as the larger players.

M&B enters Restaurant magazine's R200 list

18-Jun-2012 - Restaurant, pub and bar operator Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has this year made its R200 debut, coming in at second on Restaurant magazine’s list of the 200 largest restaurant and food-led pub groups in the UK, ranked by number of sites.

From kitchen hand to eponymous restaurateur: Mahmud Zaman opens his own restaurant

18-Jun-2012 - After starting work at the restaurant within The Sportsman casino in London's West End as a kitchen hand, Mahmud Zaman is this week planning to re-open the restaurant under his own name. 

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Slow Food Week: Michel Roux Jr and Marcus Wareing sign up to chef alliance

18-Jun-2012 - As Slow Food Week kicks off with a number of events planned to promote the slow food ethos and small, local producers, the Slow Food UK Chef Alliance has announced it has now signed up 50 chefs including Michel Roux Jr, Marcus Wareing and Brett Graham.

Hospitality businesses learning to operate in 'new normal' trading conditions

18-Jun-2012 - Christie & Co has said hospitality businesses are learning to deal with 'new normal' trading conditions in a report which also says a further 2,500 pubs need to close to make the sector competitive and predicts there is hope for restaurants in the remaining part of the year.

Chefs urged to cut 24 calories per dish to tackle obesity without affecting quality

18-Jun-2012 - A new campaign urging chefs to cut just 24 calories from each dish on their menu to help meet Government obesity targets without impacting food quality has been unveiled by Unilever Food Solutions (UFS).

Dolmio lasagne sauces for foodservice trade

18-Jun-2012 - Food manufacturer and supplier Mars Foodservice has launched two new Dolmio pasta sauces for trade designed to save chefs time when preparing lasagne.

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours List: Firmdale Hotels co-founders and Patrick Dempsey among hospitality figures recognised

16-Jun-2012 - Firmdale Hotels co-founders Tim and Kit Kemp are among the hospitality figures recognised in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours List, while it has been announced separately that restaurateur and Great British Menu judge Oliver Peyton is being made an honorary OBE.

Troels Bendix: Career Profile

15-Jun-2012 - Danish-born Troels Bendix holds claim to the rare title of Master Baker. He initially trained as a chef at the Culinary Institute of Denmark before moving to London to work at the Sugar Club in 1999. In 2001, he founded Breads Etcetera, growing from a one-man band to a bakery with its own shop and cafe, supplying top London outlets.