Gordon Ramsays attempts to create the worlds first Michelin-starred airport restaurant have been dealt a blow by less-than-complimentary opening reviews and a catalogue of problems at the new Heathrow Terminal 5.
Frozen chip maker McCain has warned of an imminent double-digit price rise on frozen chips due to a sharp increase in raw ingredient costs. The warning comes amid soaring prices on foods across the board.
Park Plaza Hotels Ltd is confident of sustainable growth through 2008 and beyond as it posted healthy pretax profits. The group went on to warn that profitability in the UK could be affected by adverse movements in the sterling to euro exchange rates.
Intercontinental - one of the worlds largest hotel groups - is to create 4,000 jobs in the UK in a war for talent. The recruitment drive will focus mainly on workforce, with one quarter constituting managerial positions.
Triple-Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal is taking on the challenge of transforming roadside diner chain Little Chef into a quality dining spot in a new series to be aired on Channel 4 television
Catering recruitment company Gilds has been bought out of administration by Cheshire-based hotel entrepreneur Mark Boler, the owner of Mere Golf and Country Club, and five-star hotel chef Matthew Barrett.