All news articles for September 18, 2015

Polpo set for regional expansion

Polpo set for regional expansion

By M&C Allegra Foodservice

Polpo, the Luke Bishop-­led restaurant group, is set for its next stage of growth after securing new bank funding and its first regional site in Brighton, according to BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Allegra Foodservice.

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Rugby World Cup search boost for hotels

By Liam Garrahan

Search figures for hotels in Rugby World Cup host cities show a significant year-on-year increase, according to research from hotels booking website Expedia.

Paul Mannering, HIT Chef Academy principal

New Chef Academy to tackle skills shortage

By Sophie Witts

A new chef training academy is aiming to tackle the industry skills shortage and continue to build on the UK’s Michelin success in to the next generation.

Dave Pigram is a big believer in the health benefits of superfoods which he weaves into his menu at Waterleaf Restaurant in Kent


Chef Dave Pigram on integrating superfoods into menus

By Emma Eversham

With superfoods predicted to be a growing trend for menus BigHospitality speaks to Dave Pigram, head chef at The Waterleaf Restaurant at Reynolds Retreat in Kent, about how he is using them in his menus and why they can be beneficial to health and business.


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