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Glion Institute reveals London hospitality management course details

31-Jan-2013 - Arie van der Spek, senior vice president of Laureate Hospitality Education, has told BigHospitality the courses at the London outpost of the Glion Institute of Higher Education are more expensive than others...

UK team 'disappointed' by ninth place at the World Pastry Cup

31-Jan-2013 - Martin Chiffers, president of the UK's Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie club, has described the team's ninth place in the World Pastry Cup as 'disappointing'. 

River Cottage launches new cookery school for professional chefs

31-Jan-2013 - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage restaurant in Devon is soon to open a new professional cookery school, offering recognised qualifications for industry chefs and an apprenticeship scheme for young people.

The Huxley bar & restaurant opens in Edinburgh’s Rutland Hotel

31-Jan-2013 - Signature Pub Group, which operates a number of hospitality businesses across Scotland, has just opened the doors of The Huxley – a new bar and restaurant housed within the Rutland...

Hospitality businesses caught up in mis-selling scandal with high street banks

31-Jan-2013 - An estimated 8,000 hotels, restaurants and pubs across the UK could be entitled to big compensation pay-outs after being mis-sold complex insurance deals offered by the banks to protect against...

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People 1st: UK's 'fantastic' training initiatives go to Panama

31-Jan-2013 - Sector skills council People 1st is to establish a branch in Panama to help implement some of the UK's 'fantastic initiatives' in hospitality training there. 

Wexiödisk unveils ‘super-efficient’ warewashing machine for UK foodservice businesses

31-Jan-2013 - Scandanavian warewashing machine supplier Wexiödisk has turned its focus to the UK market for the launch on the new WD-6 Duplus machine which utilises just one litre of water per...

Behind the scenes with Team UK at the World Pastry Cup

30-Jan-2013 - The UK team came ninth this week in the 13th World Pastry Cup or Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie and were also awarded the prize for best poster - BigHospitality...

France wins the Bocuse d'Or 2013

30-Jan-2013 - France has been declared the winner of the 2013 Bocuse d'Or with Denmark and Japan taking the second and third places respectively, while in fourth, the UK enjoyed the country's...

The A-Z of Pubs and Bars

30-Jan-2013 - While publicans might not be faced with as baffling a list of acronyms as hoteliers or as driven by fashion as some restaurateurs, our handy A-Z glossary of key industry...

The Big Hospitality Conversation: Businesses urged to make job creation pledge

30-Jan-2013 - Tackling youth unemployment through work placements, apprenticeships and new job opportunities will be the focal point of the Big Conversation for Hospitality taking place next Friday (8 February) on behalf...

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Byron heads for Cambridge

30-Jan-2013 - Rapidly-expanding hamburger chain Byron is continuing to extend its footprint outside of London with the opening of a restaurant in Cambridge in March.

Goat in Boots to re-launch as GOAT restaurant & cocktail bar

30-Jan-2013 - After a three-month closure, the Goat and Boots pub in London’s Fulham Road is set to re-launch this spring as GOAT - a new 140-cover restaurant, cocktail bar and all-day...

Punch supports pub licensees with BII Apprenticeship

30-Jan-2013 - Pub giant Punch Taverns has partnered with hospitality training provider Charnwood to deliver the BIIBAB Level 2 Apprenticeship in Licensed Hospitality as part of the leased pub company’s bid to...

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Sodexo Prestige expands Aspretto café concept to Bury St Edmunds

30-Jan-2013 - Contract and event catering firm Sodexo Prestige has this week opened a café under its Aspretto coffee shop concept within the Apex venue in Bury St Edmunds.

FriFri unveils new Vortech energy-efficient gas fryer

30-Jan-2013 - Electric fryers manufacturer FriFri has launched the FriFri Vortech, a new 97 per cent energy efficient gas fryer, offering what the company claims to be ‘an unprecedented fuel economy and...

The A-Z of Hotels

29-Jan-2013 - The hotel sector is awash with acronyms and exclusive terms that can sometimes be confusing. If you don't know your RevPAR from your GDS or you just want a brief...

Is the financial stress beginning to ease for UK hotels?

29-Jan-2013 - Despite hoteliers battling the perfect storm of the on-going recession, high rates of VAT and costly planning delays – the industry will be buoyed by the fact that only 26...

Pubs 'n' Bars sites put up for sale

29-Jan-2013 - The administrators of the Pubs ‘n’ Bars group have put 20 pubs up for sale, at a combined value of around £6.25m.

Cider apple coffee launched by Cherizena

29-Jan-2013 - Coffee supplier Cherizena is launching a new cider apple-flavoured coffee next month for drinks menus in restaurants, pubs, hotels and cafés across the UK.

Social media remains ‘missed opportunity’ for hospitality businesses

29-Jan-2013 - More than one in 10 hotels, restaurants and pubs now generate up to half of all sales through social media, leaving the rest of the industry ‘missing a trick’ when...

France wins 2013 World Pastry Cup

28-Jan-2013 - France has won the 2013 World Pastry Cup in Lyon, while the UK team came ninth and were awarded the prize for best poster.

The A-Z of Restaurants

28-Jan-2013 - The restaurant sector is a busy place, full of operators large and small, formal and casual, corporate and independent, high-end and mainstream, which can make it hard to define. Here...

Travelodge to invest £243m in new hotels and new bedrooms in 2013

28-Jan-2013 - Travelodge has announced it will invest £243m in its hotels in the coming year with new openings and a refurbishment of the existing estate expected to take the lion's share...

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Lavazza Espression coffee shop set for major UK rollout

28-Jan-2013 - Italian coffee giant Lavazza has today announced plans to open up to 400 coffee shops across the UK under its new store format, Lavazza Espression.

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