All news articles for July 2009

Thomas Helyer, the 2009 Chaine des Rotisseurs Young Chef of the Year

Thomas Helyer's BigTalent

By Becky Paskin

After a hurdle-ridden and troublesome education, Thomas Helyer, the 2009 Chaine des Rotisseurs Young Commis Chef of the Year, told Becky Paskin how he ditched the chalkboard for the chopping block, and turned his life around

Marcello and Carlo di Stefano Photograph: Suzanne Mitchell

Business profile: San Carlo

By Paul Wootton

Food, atmosphere, hard work and passion have helped San Carlo become one of the most successful family-owned restaurant companies in the UK – and landed them a franchise deal with one of the Middle East’s richest companies

The rate of hotel insolvencies is beginning to slow down

Hotel insolvency rate slows down

By Becky Paskin

The rate of UK hotel businesses becoming insolvent has begun to slow down, while those in London return to an average rate

Fresh fish must be frozen and defrosted if being served raw

Restaurants warned over raw fish

By Joe Lutrario

Restaurants are being warned that fresh fish must be frozen and defrosted before being served raw after Aberdeenshire restaurant Yatai fell foul of EU regulations

Harry Morgan in St. John's Wood's new interior

Harry Morgan reopens following shooting

By Becky Paskin

New York-style deli restaurant Harry Morgan in St John’s Wood has reopened following a refurbishment triggered by a gangster-style shooting at the premises last month

The decline in pub beer sales is beginning to slow down

Decline in pub beer sales begins to slow

By Becky Paskin

The decline in pub beer sales is beginning to slow, with a 4.5 per cent drop in the second quarter of this year giving ‘some ground for cautious optimism’

Paramount restructures

Paramount restructures

By Stefan Chomka

The Chez Gerard owner announces a financial restructuring of the business following private equity owner Silverfleet Capital's sale of its entire interest in the company to its existing lenders