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Dan Inniss-Fitzhugh and Hyun You Im are the latest CGC graduates

Craft Guild of Chefs name 2009 graduates

By Becky Paskin

A Thames Valley University student and a demi chef de partie from Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons have been named as the Craft Guild of Chefs (CGC) graduates of 2009

Less diners chose to eat out in August as fear of a longterm recession set in

August trading dire for London restaurants

By Becky Paskin

The summer holidays saw trading in London restaurants plummet over August, as diners demonstrated their pessimism of a near-recovery of the recession

Premier Inn saw like for like sales fall by 7.7 per cent

Sales increase for Premier Inn operator

By Becky Paskin

Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group, has reported a steady performance for the past six months, with total sales up by 2.4 per cent

Christmas will still be a lucrative time for businesses, despite the recession

How to plan the perfect recessionary Christmas

By Becky Paskin

The recession may be affecting the corporate Christmas party budget, but with our guide on how to offer the perfect festive package, hospitality operators needn’t miss out

A Pho 24 outlet in Vietnam

Vietnamese restaurant chain to launch in UK

By Becky Paskin

Pho 24, a Vietnamese fast food restaurant chain, is rolling it’s concept over to the UK, with the first of 30 planned sites to open in London next month

The Artichoke will open next month after an extensive  refurbishment

Buckinghamshire's Artichoke restaurant to re-open

By Emma Eversham

Laurie and Jacqueline Gear's Buckinghamshire restaurant Artichoke, forced to close last summer following a fire, is set to open in October following a large scale refurbishment

Vito Cataffo's British concept is a winner in Italy

TV's Vito Cataffo to expand British restaurant concept in Italy

By Emma Eversham

Restaurateur Vito Cataffo, star of Channel 4 series Dolce Vito, says he wants to open more British restaurants in Italy and help others expand their restaurant concepts here and abroad following the success of his first - Passion - in Bologna

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