All news articles for February 10, 2012

Skye Gyngell has left Petersham Nurseries Café, the venue has confirmed. Photo credit - Martin Hartley

Skye Gyngell and Petersham Nurseries part company

By Peter Ruddick

Petersham Nurseries Café has confirmed the departure of head chef Skye Gyngell after eight years at the Michelin-starred venue and announced she will be replaced by Austalian chef Greg Malouf.

Valentine's Day is an important day for restaurants and two surveys have revealed Italian is the top cuisine choice and diners are searching for discounts when they book for their dates

Valentine's Day diners love Italian and special offers

By Peter Ruddick

Two surveys have revealed the way to the hearts of Valentine's Day diners could be Italian or French cuisine or a special offer with 55 per cent of Britons planning to take advantage of money saving deals when they treat their loved one this year.

Benito's Hat Mexican Kitchen at the new King's Cross concourse will be the fourth site for the company and is described as a 'statement of intent' for the business

Benito's Hat King's Cross site a 'statement of intent'

By Peter Ruddick

Benito's Hat Mexican Kitchen founder and director, Ben Fordham, has declared the forthcoming opening of a King's Cross site a 'statement of intent' for the restaurant chain with plans for two more sites this year and a move outside...

74 pubs, including sites from the former Pubfolio and Goldtry estates, have been put up for sale

Former Pubfolio sites among package of 74 pubs put up for sale

By Mark Wingett

A 74-strong package of closed freehold and long-leasehold pubs, which includes sites from the former Pubfolio and Goldtry estates, has been placed on the market, according to BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report.

Noel Corston, collecting an award from fellow Devon chef Michael Caines, will launch his own company and second restaurant this year

Devon chef launches own company, second restaurant planned

By Peter Ruddick

Noel Corston, a chef who has run the North Devon restaurant The Courtyard for almost a decade, is this year forming his own company and plans to open a second restaurant in the area after re-launching his first site as a brasserie.

Sudha Saha, executive head chef, the Saffron Group

Career Profile: Sudha Saha

By Luke Nicholls

Chef Sudha Saha has an impressive culinary career. At 17, he was given a place to train hotel management at Chennai. He then joined the Ambassador hotel and trained with the Taj Group. A few years later, Saha moved to Dubai to take up his first executive...


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