All news articles for February 2012

The Schmallenberg virus could force restaurants and pubs to take lamb off the menu this spring

Virus outbreak could price lamb off the menu

By Luke Nicholls

Restaurants and pubs across the UK may need to consider revising their menus due to the continuing spread of the Schmallenberg virus, which could dramatically reduce supplies of lamb and increase its costs.

The Toque d'Or, now in its 24th year has changed format this year to make it more focused and easier to enter

Nestle Toque d'Or takes on new format for 2012

By Emma Eversham

Nestle Toque d'Or, the culinary competition for catering colleges, has taken on a new format for 2012, doing away with the first round paper entries and putting more emphasis on exposing students to 'real life' hospitality scenarios.

Giorgio Locatelli has been challenged to create a three-course vegetarian meal for the FoodCycle charity rewards dinner using surplus food

Giorgio Locatelli to cook three-course surplus food meal for charity

By Peter Ruddick

Michelin-starred Italian chef Giorgio Locatelli has been challenged to create a three-course vegetarian meal for the FoodCycle charity rewards dinner using surplus food no longer wanted by retailers with just 24-hours notice of the ingredient list.