All news articles for September 17, 2012

(L-R): Ian Musgrave of The Ritz; Melissa Paul of William Curley and Romain Crozat from Galvin at Windows were the night's big winners

Annual Awards of Excellence 2012 winners revealed

By Luke Nicholls

The leading lights of the hospitality industry came together this month to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Academy of Culinary Arts’ Annual Awards of Excellence, with winners revealed in the kitchen, pastry and service categories.

Jillian Maclean, managing director of Drake & Morgan, said the company had put in an 'exceptional performance'

Record year for Drake & Morgan as profit rises 33%

By Emma Eversham

Drake & Morgan, the City-based bar group led by Jillian Maclean, has announced a record pre-tax profit of almost £1.3m for the year ending 31 March 2012, a 33 per cent rise on the previous year. 

Hotel GB, the new Channel 4 show that will see a host of famous faces run a hotel alongside people looking for a break into the industry

Springboard to benefit from Ramsay and Portas Channel 4 hotel TV show

By Emma Eversham

Industry charity Springboard has been revealed as one of the beneficiaries of the Channel 4 TV show which will see Gordon Ramsay, Mary Portas and other TV personalities manage a hotel staffed by unemployed people looking for a break in the industry. 

The Vac-Star 9-litre Sous Vide Water Bath  uses the sous vide method of cooking food sealed in airtight vacuum packed bags in a water bath for a long period

Sous Vide Tools launches Vac-Star sous vide equipment range

By Luke Nicholls

Sousvidetools.com, a specialist supplier of sous vide and vacuum packing equipment for professional chefs, has launched the Vac-Star 9-litre water bath, a new compact light-duty stainless steel sous vide machine, ideal for use in restaurants, pubs, hotels,...

The Jam Tree has opened its third food-led pub in Clapham which has a menu containing a number of dishes also available in its Kensington and Chelsea sites including thyme and habanero roasted pumpkin salad

The Jam Tree extends food-led pub estate to Clapham

By Peter Ruddick

Privately-owned gastropub group The Jam Tree has continued its expansion plans by opening its third venue in as many years last week with a new site in Clapham; it joins two existing sites in Chelsea and Kensington.

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