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Jamie Barber takes Hush brasserie concept to St Pauls

28-Sep-2012 - Jamie Barber, owner of Hush in Mayfair, has revealed plans to open a second Hush brasserie offshoot in St Pauls next summer.

Arjun Waney turns to Peruvian cuisine for opening of Coya in November

28-Sep-2012 - Arjun Waney, the man behind Le Petite Maison, The Arts Club and one half of the duo behind Zuma and Roka, is set to launch Coya – a contemporary Peruvian...

Cask ale sales back in growth for first time in 20 years

28-Sep-2012 - Around 2.2 million barrels of cask, equating to some 633 million pints, were sold in the UK last year, marking a 1.6 per cent uplift in volume on 2010 -...

‘London could be next’ for Mark Poynton following Alimentum’s Michelin star

28-Sep-2012 - Mark Poynton, chef-patron of Alimentum restaurant in Cambridge, awarded its first Michelin star yesterday, has revealed ambitions to open a second site in London.

Just Desserts creates Fever Tree ginger beer cheesecake for Christmas

28-Sep-2012 - In the last part of the BigHospitality guide to new Christmas products available to hospitality businesses, we put the spotlight on Just Desserts latest range of alternatives to Christmas pudding...

Martin Morales to open second Ceviche restaurant in London

27-Sep-2012 - Ex-DJ turned restaurateur Martin Morales has announced plans to open a second restaurant in London following the success of Ceviche in Soho's Frith Street. 

Wolfgang M Neumann to head up Rezidor following Kurt Ritter retirement

27-Sep-2012 - Rezidor executive vice president and chief operating officer Wolfgang M Neumann is to take over as president and chief executive of the company when Kurt Ritter retires at the end...

Michelin Guide 2013: Two stars for L'Enclume, Sketch and Michael Wignall at The Latymer

27-Sep-2012 - The Michelin Guide 2013 for UK and Ireland has awarded two stars to L'Enclume, Sketch and Michael Wignall at The Latymer in a year that sees Dabbous, Alimentum and Heston...

Planning for Christmas 2012: Creating the perfect menu

27-Sep-2012 - It doesn't matter how much you've prepared, what events you’re running, or even if you’re thinking of doing something completely different this year, if you want to have yourself a profitable Christmas, the quality and variety of...

Off the menu? How the global pork shortage could affect your business

27-Sep-2012 - Chefs and restaurateurs across the country are being forced to reconsider the meat options on their menus after a global shortage of pork and bacon has been deemed ‘unavoidable’ next...

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Maze's Arnaud Baudary takes second place in international sommelier competition

27-Sep-2012 - Maze sommelier Arnaud Baudary has gained second place in the 2012 Chaîne des Rôtisseurs’ International Young Sommelier of the Year competition. 

Giggling Squid plans to become 'UK’s first major Thai chain'

27-Sep-2012 - Giggling Squid, a small Thai restaurant group with four sites across Sussex and Kent, has revealed bold plans to become the first major national Thai chain with a target of...

Red Tractor Week highlights increasing importance of food quality assurance on menus

27-Sep-2012 - With Red Tractor Week currently underway, a new survey from the not-for-profit organisation has revealed that over half of diners (56 per cent) now look for its symbol when eating out.

Rex Restaurant Associates to open new restaurant Colbert in Chelsea next month

27-Sep-2012 - Colbert, the new restaurant from The Wolseley and Delaunay owner Rex Restaurant Associates, is set to open its doors in Chelsea next month with Andrew Woodford as head chef and...

3663 adds new crackers to its Christmas range

27-Sep-2012 - Foodservice wholesale distributor and supplier 3663 has released details of its Christmas range of products including new luxury crackers and the return of Woodland Kraft sustainable crackers.

National Chef of the Year 2012: Last-minute advice for the final eight

26-Sep-2012 - With less than two weeks to go before the final of The Craft Guild of Chefs National Chef of the Year competition, BigHospitality spoke to the competition’s judges to find...

Planning for Christmas 2012: How to host the perfect event

26-Sep-2012 - As we’ve seen, preparing for the festive season early on is vital if you want it to go smoothly for your business, impress your customers and ultimately keep tills ringing. ...

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Atul Kochhar to open restaurant at JW Marriott Marquis hotel in Dubai

26-Sep-2012 - Benares owner Atul Kochhar has announced plans to open a restaurant at the JW Marriott Marquis hotel in Dubai later this year. 

Shaun Rankin to leave Bohemia to focus on solo venture and TV work

26-Sep-2012 - Shaun Rankin has announced plans to quit his role as head chef at Jersey's Michelin-starred restaurant Bohemia to focus on a solo venture and his TV career. 

Strong beer, food and room sales help Shepherd Neame's profits rise nearly 40%

26-Sep-2012 - Strong performances across the areas of beer, food and accommodation at Shepherd Neame has led to the brewer, pub and hotel operator experiencing a pre-tax profit rise of almost 40...

Event catering and debating given a platform at The Restaurant Show 2012

26-Sep-2012 - A competition for event caterers and the debating of hot industry topics are two of the features of this year's Restaurant Show, which opens at Earl's Court 2 in less...

Business bank: is the Government missing the point again?

26-Sep-2012 - The new ‘business bank’, which will be handed £1bn of taxpayers’ money in a bid to kick-start lending to small and medium-sized British firms, is ‘missing the point’ and will...

Classic Cuisine introduces trio of turkey ready meals for Christmas

26-Sep-2012 - Frozen ready meal manufacturer Classic Cuisine has created a trio of turkey meals to add to its Christmas range of products for hospitality businesses.

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Bourne Leisure signs up to new Women 1st corporate membership scheme

26-Sep-2012 - Bourne Leisure, owner of Butlin's, Warner Leisure Hotels and Haven Holidays, has become the first company to sign up to Women 1st's new corporate membership scheme. 

Planning for Christmas 2012: Something a bit different...

25-Sep-2012 - What do Elvis Presley, The Mad Hatter and a nautical sailor all have in common? Aside from all being popular choices at a fancy dress party, all three have formed...

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