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Win VIP tickets to top events with Nescafe Foodservice

29-Aug-2008 - Nescafe Foodservice is giving away four pairs of VIP tickets to some of Britain’s favourite events with special packs of their coffee

Chef finds sponsor for Fat Duck placement

29-Aug-2008 - Specialist chef job agency Gladstone Park Chefs offers to cover Aaron Craigs accommodation costs during his stage at the Fat Duck following a BigHospitality appeal

Bistro One Ninety and Guoman appointment news

29-Aug-2008 - The Gore Hotel’s Restaurant has appointed a new head chef, while Guoman Hotels has created a position for an Executive Director of Global Sales

Tom Aikens forced to close restaurant

29-Aug-2008 - The Michelin starred chef has been forced to close Toms Place in Chelsea after relentless complaints from neighbours about the restaurant’s odour

Luxury Cornwall hotel and spa build under way

29-Aug-2008 - CMR Leisure have begun development of a luxury boutique hotel and spa in rural Cornwall

Montilla PX roadshow to finish in Bristol

29-Aug-2008 - Independent restaurateurs and sommeliers are invited to attend the final tasting of a range of sweet Pedro Xim?nez wines in the UK

Jus-Rol’s pastry shapes it up for chefs

28-Aug-2008 - New pre-cut and rolled puff pastry shapes save valuable prep time in busy kitchens

Wareing’s Petrus retains Hardens title over rival Ramsay

28-Aug-2008 - For the second year running, Marcus Wareing has topped the Harden’s London Restaurant Guide as the best top-end restaurant in London, trampling over former mentor Gordon Ramsay’s Restaurant Gordon Ramsay...

Welsh Culinary Olympics team starts training

28-Aug-2008 - A team of Welsh chefs sets up its Culinary Olympics training camp in the Lake District to prepare for the event in Germany this October

Mitchells & Butlers fined for defying council ruling

28-Aug-2008 - A Toby Carvery in Chester that is owned by Mitchells & Butlers, has been hit with a fine after refusing to comply with advertising laws

Anton Edelmann launches into Time and Space

28-Aug-2008 - The Anton chef’s molecular gastronomy restaurant at the Royal Institution set for launch next month

New industry charity to highlight equal opportunities

28-Aug-2008 - The One and All Foundation will launch next week to raise awareness of equal opportunities in the hospitality sector

Restaurants to benefit from contactless payment

27-Aug-2008 - New ‘wave and pay’ system allows customers to pay up in less than half a second

Recipe: Christine Bailey’s gluten-free apricot and orange polenta cake

27-Aug-2008 - Recipe for one of the winning dishes from the Gluten-free Chef of the Year competition

Equilibrium at Fawsley Hall, Hoole Hall and The Gore Hotel appointments

27-Aug-2008 - The soon to open Equilibrium at Fawsley Hall appoints a renowned head chef, a new Conference and Banqueting Manager arrives at Hoole Hall in Chester, while The Gore in Kensington...

Giorgio Locatelli announces Gluten-free Chef of the Year

27-Aug-2008 - The Italian chef turned judge for a day to pick the winner of Coeliac UK’s Gluten-free Chef of the Year

Quay produce

27-Aug-2008 - To celebrate the Speciality and Fine Food Fair Barny Haughton of Bordeaux Quay in Bristol creates two dishes exclusively for Restaurant magazine using ingredients from the event

6 out of 10 wine drinkers now drink ros?

26-Aug-2008 - Interest in ros? is increasing with 60 per cent of wine drinkers claiming to drink it compared to less than 40 per cent three years ago

Rude waiters ruin dining experience for customers

26-Aug-2008 - Diners list rude and ignorant waiters as biggest gripe when eating out in new Toptable survey

Scott Goss's BigTalent

26-Aug-2008 - Our BigTalent series continues in a frank interview with The Swan’s Scott Goss, the head chef of a Kentish gasropub that BigH is tipping for stardom

Chefs geared up for speciality food fair

26-Aug-2008 - This year’s Speciality and Fine Food Fair is hyped to be the biggest yet, with over 700 producers and a new dedicated chocolate section

Chinese restaurants rush to enter Tsingtao competition

26-Aug-2008 - Chinese restaurants across the UK have just one week left to apply for this year’s Tsingtao Legacy of Taste competition

Ageing Dinton Hermit Inn to get complete makeover

26-Aug-2008 - The seventeenth century inn in Bucks to get major facelift after new owners settle in

Hotel arrival to help regenerate Welsh town

26-Aug-2008 - The first four-star boutique hotel will open in Neath, South Wales next month as part of regeneration plans for the town

Chef seeks sponsor for Fat Duck placement

22-Aug-2008 - A chef who beat hundreds of applicants to win a stage at the Fat Duck is appealing for sponsorship to help him cover his costs while he completes it.

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