Head waitresses earn 20% less than men

Head waitresses earn 20% less than men

By MCA Insight

Women dominate front of house roles, but their salaries are still lagging behind men, analysis from The Change Group has revealed.

First Look: Inamo Covent Garden

First Look: Inamo Covent Garden

By Sophie Witts and Liam Garrahan

Tech-driven restaurant Inamo re-located its St James's site to Covent Garden last week and BigHospitality was one of the first to see it.

Top tips: A New York restaurant has asked diners to refrain from tipping - it has sparked a debate on the benefits, or otherwise, of banning tipping

Tipping Point: Should UK restaurants ban tipping?

By Peter Ruddick

UK restaurateurs and front-of-house staff have slammed the decision of a New York restaurant to outlaw tipping, calling the move 'ridiculous' and one that should not be adopted by venues on this side of the pond.

Staphan Chomka with Fred Sirieix. Photo: James Bolton

Service standards: A day at Galvin at Windows

By Stefan Chomka

Restaurant magazine’s Stefan Chomka joins the front-of-house team at Galvin at Windows for a glimpse into the service secrets of the Michelin-starred restaurant.

Silvano Giraldin, former Le Gavroche maître d'

Pearls of Wisdom: Silvano Giraldin

By Joe Lutrario

The celebrated maître d’ at Le Gavroche for 37 years now consults for Just Great Wine, the supplier of wines from small vineyards

Beat the crunch: tips to ride the recession

Beat the crunch: tips to ride the recession

By Emma Eversham

BigHospitality reveals Restaurant magazines Thrifty 50 - top money-saving tips from industry experts to help businesses cut costs, make money and survive the downturn.


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