Marlon Abela, chairman of MARC

Pearls of Wisdom: Marlon Abela

By Joe Lutrario

The man behind Marlon Abela Restaurant Corporation (MARC) oversees eight top-end restaurants, split between London and New York, as well as the US-based FPB bakery brand.

Jankel (left) and Tanaka with their Street Kitchen Airstream van

Tanaka and Jankel take Street Kitchen food truck to the City

By Lorraine Heller

Pearl chef Jun Tanaka and Mark Jankel, chef and founder of The Food Initiative, will take their mobile Street Kitchen unit to Finsbury Avenue Square for three months to bring “gourmet grub” to the City’s business population.

Food trucks have soared in popularity in the US

Learning from abroad: Restaurants

By Becky Paskin

The British restaurant industry can often be short-sighted; concentrating too much on what’s happening in their local neighbourhood rather than focusing on the bigger picture.

Rimmer: working with Robinsons

TV chef Rimmer teams up with Robinsons

By Lesley Foottit

Celebrity chef Simon Rimmer is working with Stockport brewer Robinsons to help raise food standards across the company’s tenanted estate.

Businesses could claim back thousands of pounds in VAT on take-away sales

EU rules zero VAT on take-away food

By Lorraine Heller

A European ruling could mean that restaurants and pubs pay no VAT on take-away food and drink, and they could reclaim some of the tax paid over the past four years.