All news articles for January 06, 2012

Paul Ainsworth (right) was presented with the accolade by Anthony Pitcher OBE, chairman of the Board of City College Southampton

Paul Ainsworth awarded honorary diploma

By Luke Nicholls

Renowned chef and restaurateur Paul Ainsworth has been awarded an honorary diploma in recognition for his outstanding contribution to the catering and hospitality industry.

Restaurants in London will be hoping to capitalise on this year's Olympics

Could the Olympics hold the key to a prosperous 2012 for restaurants?

By Luke Nicholls

With a bumper year packed full of iconic, once-in-a-lifetime events including the London 2012 Olympics, the London 2012 Festival and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the UK restaurant industry will be hoping to capitalise. But just how big an impact will...

Gourmet Burger Kitchen is donating 20p of its promotional burgers to Capital FM’s Help a Child charity


Help a Capital Child with GBK and Healthy Choices at YO! Sushi

By Luke Nicholls

Restaurants and hotels, including Gourmet Burger Kitchen, YO! Sushi, The Chester Grosvenor and Umi hotels, tell BigHospitality about special events and promotions they're running to attract more customers.

Distinctive Inns opened the Riverside Pub and Kitchen last year in a co-investment deal with Punch Taverns

Punch Taverns pub co-investors form Distinctive Inns

By Peter Ruddick

Distinctive Inns has been formed in the East Midlands by James Bull and Ross Tunaley who opened the Riverside Pub and Kitchen near Newark in a co-investment deal with Punch Taverns last year.

Alan Swinson, catering director for Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

Pearls of Wisdom: Alan Swinson

By Emma Eversham

Alan Swinson started his professional life as a chef more than 20 years ago and worked his way up through the ranks to become catering director Macdonalds Hotels & Resorts where he oversees Food & Beverage at 42 of the group's properties.


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