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Evolve Hospitality shortlisted for prestigious Investors In People Awards 2017

Evolve Hospitality has been named as a leader in people management practice globally, having been shortlisted as the Silver Employer of the Year (50-249 employees) in the annual Investors in People Awards.   The Awards celebrate the best people management practices amongst Investors in ...

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Simmonds set to open experimental year-long pop-up restaurant

Adam Simmonds has announced plans to launch a 12-month pop-up restaurant in Soho before the Chef opens his own high-end permanent venue in early 2018.   The temporary site will be called The Test Kitchen and will see Simmonds cooking an experimental menu with all guests asked to provide ...

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Rupert Taylor appointed Head Chef at four AA star Bath hotel

The four AA star Abbey hotel in Bath has appointed Rupert Taylor as its new Head Chef.   Formerly of Heston Blumenthal’s three Michelin starred Fat Duck, Taylor will introduce a new menu featuring the likes of venison rolled in hay ash with red cabbage puree and broccoli, and turbot ...

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Launceston Place appoints new Michelin-trained Head Chef

The award winning Launceston Place has added a new Head Chef in the form of Ben Murphy.   The Kensington restaurant has appointed the Michelin-trained Chef to lead the kitchen after he previously held the same position at The Woodford restaurant.   Murphy’s career has seen him ...

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London hotels see strong growth in November

It looks set to be a busy festive period for those working in catering and hospitality jobs in London as new figures show the capital’s hotels experienced a strong November.   The month saw an 8.5 per cent year-on-year increase in demand for hotels during the month and a 3.0 per cent ...

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Michelin-starred Whatley Manor names new Executive Chef

A new Executive Chef has been appointed at the two Michelin starred Whatley Manor to replace the departing Martin Burge.   Niall Keating will take over the high profile Chef job where he will oversee both its Dining Room restaurant and its Le Mazot brasserie.   The Caterer reports ...

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Service and technology top diners’ future wish list

Attentive service and the ability to choose the exact time restaurants serve our meals top the list of diners’ desires for the future.   Personalisation is a key focus for Brits with 71 per cent wanting individual and observant service and almost half (47 per cent) hoping to curate ...

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Rogan to leave Manchester’s The French

Michelin starred Chef Simon Rogan is set to leave The French restaurant after only three years, it has been announced.   Rogan had a five-year contract at the famous restaurant based in Manchester’s Midland Hotel, but has decided to depart later this month in order to focus on his ...

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Michelin names 18 new one-star restaurants

The Michelin Guide has handed out its awards for 2017 with 18 restaurants picking up stars for the first time, however once again there was no luck for Manchester.   Despite housing restaurants by the likes of Simon Rogan and Aiden Byrne, Manchester's wait for a Michelin star ...

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UK lunch market competition intensifies

More and more restaurants and outlets are competing for the lunchtime food market, according to new stats.   The days of relying on a packed lunch at work seem to be dwindling, as branded operators and independents have increased their focus to compete in the lunch out-of-home (OOH) ...

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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay tops list of London’s best

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay has risen to the top to be named the greatest restaurant in England’s capital city.   After four years at the top, The Ledbury has lost its crown on the All In London Ultimate Restaurant List 2016 and has dropped down to third place behind the celebrity ...

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Hospitality spending grows despite Brexit fears

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union does not appear to have had an immediate impact on hospitality as new figures show that spending in the industry has risen.   The latest Visa UK Consumer Spending Index data found that hotels, restaurant and bars was the strongest ...

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Pub closure rate eases in 2016

The rate at which pubs across the UK are closing down has slowed so far this year, according to new stats.   After taking into account the number of new pubs opening around the country, a net average of 21 closed every week in the last six months, which is down from 27 in the previous ...

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London and Manchester lead UK casual dining growth

London and cities in the north of England have led the UK in showing the greatest leaps in casual dining over the past three years, according to new figures.   The Casual Dining in the UK report from Savills ranked the top 50 towns and cities to show the biggest growth in such restaurant ...

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Osteria Francescana named world’s best restaurant

There is a new best restaurant in the world after Osteria Francescana was awarded the crown earlier this week.   The Modena restaurant has risen to the top spot on the World’s Best Restaurant list after holding second place for the past two years.   Led by renowned Chef Massimo ...

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Michael Caines’ Palé Hall fills Head Chef job

A new Head Chef and General Manager have been appointed at Palé Hall, the upcoming venture from two Michelin-starred Michael Caines.   Gareth Stevenson will take control of the kitchen after previously working with the likes of Raymond Blanc and Gordon Ramsay.   His career ...

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Coworth Park names Roux scholar as Executive Chef

A former Roux scholar has been named as the new Executive Chef at the five AA star Coworth Park.   Adam Smith will take over from Simon Whitley who left the Berkshire hotel in February to become the Director of Food and Beverage at the Devonshire Club.   Smith will begin working at ...

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Great British Menu Chef to launch Cornwall pub

A familiar face from Great British Menu is set to open a new pub this summer based in South East Cornwall.   Emily Watkins, Chef Proprietor of the Kingham Plough in Oxfordshire, is set to join forces on the project with Tremayne Carew Pole, publisher of the A Hedonist’s Guide ...

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Evolve wins Best New Agency at Recruiter Awards 2016!

We’re delighted to say that Evolve Hospitality Recruitment was named Best New Agency at the Recruiter Awards 2016! The team took home the honour at the UK’s largest recruitment event of the year, which was held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on 4th May and was hosted by TV ...

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Hospitality firm aims for 50% female Chefs by 2020

A hospitality company is aiming to become the first in the industry to employ women in half of all its Chefs jobs.   Females currently only account for 18.5 per cent of all Chefs jobs in the UK, but Compass Group UK and Ireland said that it plans to reach the 50 per cent mark by ...

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