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Cardsave launches GPRS terminals

30-Sep-2008 - New wireless technology enables staff to take terminals to any place the customer is

Beer voted best match to food

30-Sep-2008 - Beer has overtaken wine as the best alcoholic drink match to pub food following a debate on the subject

Mini desserts pack a punch

30-Sep-2008 - Create a unique selling point with the new mini dessert variety packs from Atlantic Foods

Heston Blumenthal discovers scientific sherry and food pairings

30-Sep-2008 - The Fat Duck chef has made a scientific discovery that hails Sherry as the perfect wine to accompany food

Carluccio’s restaurants to be prosecuted

30-Sep-2008 - The Carluccio’s restaurant chain is being prosecuted by the Environment Agency for failing to comply with packaging waste regulations

Free coaching for hospitality executives

30-Sep-2008 - Business coaching company Walk on Waves secures government funding for coaching courses to help senior hospitality execs deal with the credit crunch and improve their leadership skills

New Rational oven tells chefs when to clean it

29-Sep-2008 - Rational installs a new self-cleaning mechanism into its SelfCooking Centers which tells chefs when it needs to be cleaned

Amberley Castle GM Oliver Smith’s BigTalent

29-Sep-2008 - The third instalment in our BigTalent series sees Becky Paskin meet Oliver Smith, the youngest ever General Manager of a von Essen hotel, to uncover why experience is better than...

Michel Roux Jr backs Biodynamic event at Borough Market

29-Sep-2008 - Biodynamic Food Fortnight’s annual event held at London’s Borough Market is being backed by Michel Roux Jr

Cyrus Todiwala to cook at The Restaurant Show 2008

29-Sep-2008 - Cafe Spice Namast? Chef/proprietor Cyrus Todiwala speaks to BigHospitality about his plans for The Restaurant Show next week

Graffiti bar to open in Kensington’s Gainsborough

29-Sep-2008 - Ghost Inc is branching into South Kensington with a ‘graffiti chic’ themed bar and nightclub in the Gainsborough hotel’s basement

Compass UK profits expected to be stable

29-Sep-2008 - Compass Group, the worlds biggest foodservice company said UK operating profit would be broadly in line with last years

Cote to open fifth site

26-Sep-2008 - French bistro concept Cote is continuing with its expansion across the capital with plans to open its fifth site in Kensington, it has been revealed

Hotel potential for Leeds station building

26-Sep-2008 - Network Rail is selling off the building above Leeds Railway Station with a view to turning it into a hotel.

Belgo recruits beerologist for latest menu

26-Sep-2008 - Belgian restaurant group Belgo has recruited its very own beerologist to track down the best Belgian beer partners to dishes on its Oktoberfeast menu

Rigby re-launches hotel portfolio as Eden Hotel Collection

26-Sep-2008 - Technology tycoon, Sir Peter Rigby merges his hotels under one company as he re-launches his Chipping Campden hotel, Kings.

Visit London Chief Exec to leave post

26-Sep-2008 - James Bidwell, who has been at the helm of the organisation for the past three years resigns from his job for a position with US lifestyle brand Anthropologie Europe

British diners tip despite bad service

25-Sep-2008 - Waiting staff that deliver a bad service are still likely to receive a tip according to research by Which? magazine

ISS Eaton announces Guest Chef Exchange winner

25-Sep-2008 - Steve Read, Head Chef for ISS Eatons SELEX Galileo site will serve up the best of British at one of the companys site in Denmark after being announced winner of...

Young Chef Young Waiter: finalists announced

25-Sep-2008 - The 16 finalists of the 2008 Young Chef Young Waiter competition are revealed

Battle to find perfect beverage accompaniment to food

25-Sep-2008 - A debate between the big beverage names in the industry battle it out to debate the best beer, wine or cider to enjoy with pub grub

Talbot Inn reopens following major makeover

25-Sep-2008 - The historic coaching inn in Ripley, Surrey, opens next week following a major facelift and restaurant menu redesign

Hospitality businesses do industry proud at Customer Service Awards

25-Sep-2008 - Three outstanding hospitality businesses scooped top accolades at the National Customer Service Awards this week

Landmark, Elior and Comfort Hotel Royal appointments

24-Sep-2008 - Landmark London appoints a new Marketing Manager, Elior appoints Finance Director and promotes IT Director, while Comfort Hotel Royal recruits new head chef

Swedish blueberry juice makes great wine alternative

24-Sep-2008 - New Swedish blueberry juice hits UK to offer non-drinkers a tasty alternative to wine

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