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New manager for The Midland Hotel and marketing director for Millennium & Copthorne

30-Sep-2009 - Morecambe Bay's iconic Art Deco hotel gets a new manager and Millennium & Copthorne moves forward with its marketing strategy for Europe with the appointment of a new marketing director

Pulze’s Brasserie St. Jacques changes hands

30-Sep-2009 - Claudio Pulze has sold Brasserie St. Jacques to front and back of house partnership Richard Weiss and Laurence Glayzer after being open for just over a year.

The 21 most influential people in the restaurant industry

30-Sep-2009 - To celebrate 21 years of the Restaurant Show we asked more than 16,000 people to name the key figures alive today who have had the biggest impact on the UK...

L'enclume chef Simon Rogan takes on organic farm

30-Sep-2009 - Chef Simon Rogan has opened a research and development facility next to L’enclume, his Cartmel-based restaurant with rooms, as well as acquiring an organic farm nearby

AA awards Raymond Blanc lifetime achievement

29-Sep-2009 - Raymond Blanc is given the Lifetime Achievement Award while Marcus Wareing, Sat Bains, Von Essen and Exclusive Hotels are also among those receiving accolades at the AA Hospitality Awards 2009/10...

D&D London abandons discretionary service charges

29-Sep-2009 - D&D London is to discontinue its practice of applying a 12.5 per cent discretionary service charge on customer bills in all its restaurants from October 1

Chef Sat Bains celebrates only 2009 5 AA rosette award

29-Sep-2009 - Staff at Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham celebrate after the restaurant becomes the only one to receive the coveted five rosettes in this year's AA Hospitality Awards

Michel Roux revises classic Sauces cookbook

29-Sep-2009 - A new and revised edition of Michel Roux’s Sauces is to be released this week with a fresh look at recipes from the classic cookbook published a decade ago...

Legacy portfolio reaches 21 with Cardiff hotel

29-Sep-2009 - Legacy Hotels and Resorts takes over the operation and management of the former Quality Hotel in Cardiff, bringing its portfolio up to 21.

Gov to allow more flexibility on alcohol measures

28-Sep-2009 - The government gives the green light to proposals for licensed premises to sell wine in smaller measures and beer and cider in two thirds of a pint glasses...

Stephen Williams's BigTalent

28-Sep-2009 - Stephen Williams, head chef of The Harwood Arms in Fulham, was close to quitting life as a chef before he’d even begun, but six years later he’s receiving glorious reviews...

Record number of Fifteen apprentices graduate

28-Sep-2009 - The Fifteen Foundation sees 15 young chefs graduate from its apprenticeship scheme this year

Fire forces Benares restaurant to close

28-Sep-2009 - Atul Kochhar's central London restaurant is forced to close for repairs after a fire breaks out in the ventilation system

Autumn 'critical time' for hotels

28-Sep-2009 - KPMG predicts that this autumn will be a critical period in the future success of the UK's hotel companies as summer holidays come to an end and corporate business remains...

Peach Pubs aims to double estate

28-Sep-2009 - The pub company founded by Lee Cash and Hamish Stoddart is aiming for 22 sites over the next few years

Prue Leith protege to launch own Edinburgh cookery school

28-Sep-2009 - Fiona Burrell, the former principal of Prue Leith’s cookery school in London, is to launch her own venture in Edinburgh this winter

Blumenthal apologises but denies responsibility for Fat Duck poisoning

25-Sep-2009 - Heston Blumenthal has denied responsibility for the norovirus outbreak that potentially poisoned 500 diners at his Fat Duck restaurant in Bray, and has personally invited each diner back for a...

Oldest British restaurant reopens after £100k refurbishment

25-Sep-2009 - The UK’s oldest restaurant, Blackfriars in Newcastle, has reopened following an extensive £100k refurbishment using reclaimed parts of the city’s High Level Bridge

Babylon Roof Gardens manager rewarded for excellence

25-Sep-2009 - Peter Avis, restaurant manager of Babylon at the Roof Gardens in Kensington, has been awarded the Academy of Food and Wine Dalmore Award for Excellence

Exclusive lager at Slumdog restaurant and stylish weekends at Greenway hotel

25-Sep-2009 - BigHospitality rounds up the promotions, offers and marketing ideas being run by restaurants, hotels and pubs across the country

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge appoints HR & commercial directors

25-Sep-2009 - Park Plaza Westminster Bridge has boosted its senior managerial team by appointing human resources and commercial directors six months before it is planned to open

WRBM launches online food hygiene and safety courses

24-Sep-2009 - William Reed Business Media's new e-learning programme allows businesses to train staff at a time convenient to them

Punch Taverns to sell 300 pubs

24-Sep-2009 - The UK's largest pub company instructs property agent Christie & Co to market 300 of the pubs from its turnaround division

Pearls of Wisdom: Andrew Swindells

24-Sep-2009 - Andrew Swindells, general manager of London's Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel, shares his experiences of and thoughts on the hotel industry

Campo Viejo campaign invites chefs to match food to wine

24-Sep-2009 - Spanish wine brand Campo Viejo creates a new twist on food and drink matching by asking diners to choose a wine and then trust a chef to create a dish...

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