All news articles for March 21, 2014

Brew world order: artisan coffee is entering the mainstream and pushing up consumer expectations

Non-alcoholic drinks: Cashing in on the coffee culture

By Carina Perkins

In the first part of our special series on non-alcoholic beverages, we look at the astronomic rise of coffee culture in the UK and ask how restaurants, bars and hotels can keep up with increasingly high consumer expectations.

European winners Barry Johnston and Nicholas Belorgey will be joined by Javier Mercado at the competition

World Pastry Cup 2015: UK team announced

By Carina Perkins

Rococo Chocolates' principal chocolatier Barry Johnson has been chosen captain the UK team at the 2015 Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie, taking place in Lyon next January.

CAU uses beef bred on the Argentinian Pampas which is wet-aged for six weeks

CAU hits Kingston

By Luke Nicholls

Argentinian steakhouse concept CAU will open its fifth UK site next month, having secured a unit at the new Riverside development in Kingston-upon-Thames. 

The new mobile payment system was trialled at GBK’s Richmond site last year

Wagamama and GBK embrace mobile payment

By Mark Wingett

Wagamama and Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) have joined Prezzo in introducing new mobile payment technology via the PayPal smartphone app to the whole of their estates.

The Mayor of London said training and apprenticeship initiatives like these are 'the way forward' for the industry

Hospitality 'walks the talk' on job creation

By Luke Nicholls

Following another successful National Apprenticeship Week for the hospitality industry, a number of other hotels, restaurants and pubs have since stepped up to the plate to offer training and apprenticeship initiatives of their own.


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