All news articles for July 10, 2013

Chris Denney has left the 30-cover Pond Cafe on the Isle of Wight for some stages at restaurants in Brazil

Head chef of Hambrough’s Pond Café leaves after two months

By Luke Nicholls

Less than two weeks after the new head chef at the Hambrough restaurant revealed his ambitions to reinvigorate the business, his counterpart at the Pond Café – set within the same hotel on the Isle of Wight – has left the job.

The 20-cover venue combines an independent coffee shop and British deli

Damson & Co coffee shop and British deli opens in Soho

By Luke Nicholls

Damson & Co, a new British concept which combines an independent coffee shop with a British-themed deli bar, has just opened the doors of its first outlet – a 20-cover venue on Brewer Street in Soho.

The VAT Club is also distributing 250,000 posters to venues across the UK in order to highlight Tax Parity Day

Borel’s VAT Club calls on support from pubs

By Luke Nicholls

Just weeks after planning ‘Tax Parity Day’ for the hospitality industry, Jacques Borel’s VAT Club has written to every pub in the country, calling for their support in its on-going efforts to reduce VAT to 5 per cent.

Taking some time to adjust your processes and installing the right technology can go some way to reducing the hours spent dealing with paperwork says Caternet's Jerry Brand

ASK THE EXPERTS

How to cut time spent on administration

By Jerry Brand

Jerry Brand of integrated technology provider Caternet suggests ways hospitality managers can cut the hours they spend dealing with paperwork after research it commissioned showed that 86 per cent of food and beverage managers were spending too much time...

Helping staff develop and climb the career ladder can keep them happy and keep staff retention levels high

Want to keep your staff? Invest in training, says People 1st

By Luke Nicholls

With the hospitality industry suffering from low levels of staff retention, nearly three-quarters of businesses working across the sector now believe that training holds the key, with an increase in budgets required to reduce turnover rates. 

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