All news articles for May 29, 2013

Outsourcing: The management of a hotel, its staff and F&B offering is now often leased out

The virtual hotel: Have major chains ‘lost their DNA’?

By Luke Nicholls

The move by major hotel chains to adopt an asset-light or ‘virtual hotel’ business model by franchising and managing properties has created a ‘vertically disintegrated’ marketplace, with the number of specialised firms involved in the industry continually...

The Electrolux Chef Academy finalists

Seven chefs picked for Electrolux Chef Academy competition final

By Emma Eversham

Seven young chefs have been chosen to compete in the Electrolux Chef Academy final for the chance of winning one of three 12 month work placements with Michelin-starred chefs Simon Hulstone, Tom Kitchin and Peter and Jonray Sanchez. 

Blessing and Gibson Mutandwa were selected from 25 finalists to win the AA's Friendliest Bed and Breakfast of the Year award

Milton House named UK’s Friendliest B&B

By Luke Nicholls

Milton House in Poet’s Corner, Bath, has been crowned the Friendliest Bed and Breakfast of the Year by the AA in its annual Bed and Breakfast Awards.

The La Tasca rebrand is set to roll out across other sites now the company has completed its turnaround

La Tasca completes turnaround following restructure

By Emma Eversham

Spanish restaurant chain La Tasca has said a turnaround of the business following last year's restructure is complete, with the business back in profit after four years of seeing sales drop. 

Country Range's new strips of steamed-cooked chicken breast are perfect for salads, wraps and stir fries

Country Range launches new chicken range

By Luke Nicholls

Wholesale food supplier country range has launched a new range of chicken products, allowing caterers to prepare wraps, stir-fries, burgers and sharing patters. 

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