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Blanc and Clegg team-up for school meals week

Raymond Blanc and Nick Clegg have formed an unlikely partnership to help promote school dinners.   Running until 7th November, National School Meals Week is designed to encourage children to eat healthy school lunches and celebrate how much the meals have changed recently.   Earlier ...

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Coq d’Argent appoints new Head Chef

A new Head Chef has been put in place to lead the kitchen at London restaurant Coq d’Argent.   Damien Rigollet’s promotion at the D&D restaurant will see him take over from Mickael Weiss after joining in 2005 as Senior Sous Chef before rising up the ranks to become ...

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Sellers takes over Chris Evans’s former pub

Tom Sellers has taken over the former West Sussex pub of broadcaster Chris Evans.   The celebrity Chef, who recently appeared on the BBC’s Great British Menu, has acquired the Lickfold Inn in Petworth and plans to reopen the pub by the end of the year.   Bought by Evans in 2007, ...

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Hospitality industry “should hire older workers”

The hospitality industry should consider hiring older employees to reduce the turnover in staff that it sees each year, it has been claimed.   Around 365,000 people leave their jobs in hospitality and catering each year, which is the equivalent of 20 per cent of all people working in the ...

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Bateman wins National Chef of the Year

A new National Chef of the Year has been crowned after a cook-off at The Restaurant Show.   Russell Bateman took the Craft Guild of Chefs prize after beating Daniel Morgan, Sous Chef at The Square Restaurant in London, into second place with Nick Edgar, Head Chef at Belmond Le Manoir aux ...

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16,000 new hospitality jobs created by beer cuts

Consecutive cuts on beer duty have helped to create around 16,000 new jobs in hospitality and catering, it has been claimed.   The government has reduced the tax by one penny in each of the past two years, which has helped to get more people into pubs and create new jobs, according to the ...

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Thousands of new hospitality jobs created

Young people currently looking for a catering and hospitality job have been given a massive boost with the news that thousands of new roles have been created.   By the end of the year, a total of 6,000 hospitality jobs will be made available for candidates aged between 16 and ...

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Nathan Outlaw named Chefs’ Chef of the Year

Nathan Outlaw has been named the AA’s Chefs’ Chef of the Year 2014 and succeeds last year’s winner Tom Kerridge.   The ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, London also saw Ruth Rogers handed the Lifetime Achievement prize, while awards were also given out to ...

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Hospitality employees “lack customer service skills”

Many people working in catering and hospitality jobs do not have adequate customer service skills, it has been claimed.   Despite an overwhelming number of businesses (87 per cent) regarding good customer service as being important to them over the next three to five years, the majority (53 ...

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Five young chefs win Craft Guild Graduate Awards

The Craft Guild of Chefs has handed out prizes to five young chefs who have made the grade at its annual Graduate Awards.   Needing to score an average of 85 per cent or higher in the final examination, the winning chefs were revealed at a ceremony held last week at the Landmark London Hotel ...

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Leigh takes Hong Kong Head Chef job

British Chef Rowley Leigh is set to take his award winning cooking to the other side of the globe at a new restaurant in Hong Kong.   Opening in October, The Continental Hong Kong is planned to be the flagship restaurant from Swire Hotels, with Leigh taking charge as its Chef and Restaurant ...

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Albert Roux to open new Roxburghe restaurant

Legendary Chef Albert Roux has announced plans to join forces with The Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course on the Scottish Borders.   Alongside Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI), Roux has signed a 15 year contract which will see the Chef open a new Chez Roux restaurant at the ...

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Manchester gets new Aumbry pop-up restaurant

Manchester’s fine dining scene is set to receive another boost in the next few months with a new pop-up restaurant from the Head Chef behind Aumbry.   Following on from the opening of Simon Rogan’s The French and Aiden Byrne’s Manchester House last year, Mary-Ellen McTague, ...

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Jamie Oliver to open new London restaurant

A second Barbecoa restaurant is set to be opened in London by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.   Due to launch towards the end of next year, the new restaurant’s menu will have a focus on flames, fire and smoke and will feature quality cuts of meat selected by in-house ...

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Rick Stein to open first non-Cornwall restaurant

Celebrity Chef Rick Stein is set to open a new restaurant in Winchester, which will be his first outside Cornwall.   Named after the Chef, the new restaurant is expected to open on the town’s high street in late autumn and will have room for 70 diners at lunch and dinner   On ...

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New Head Chef appointed at London’s Hunter 486

The restaurant based within London’s five-star Arch hotel has boosted its back of house team by appointing a new Head Chef.   Gary Durrant will take on the role at Hunter 486 after working in several Michelin-starred kitchens in France and London, including Claridges.   Most ...

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Foreign workers “key to avoiding hospitality jobs skills gap”

Migrant workers make up more than a quarter of all employees currently working in hospitality and catering jobs across the UK, it has been claimed.   The report from People 1st states that many are working in skilled and managerial jobs in the hospitality industry and are helping to avoid a ...

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The Chancery appoints new Executive Chef on 10th anniversary

London restaurant The Chancery has celebrated its tenth anniversary by appointing a new Executive Chef.   Graham Long has taken over the kitchen after having worked in many acclaimed restaurants including the Michelin starred Pied a Terre in London where he was the Senior Sous ...

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Noma Chef plans new culinary academy

A former Chef at Noma has announced plans to open a new academy to prepare young people for a career in the hospitality industry and help them find catering jobs.   As well as working at the two Michelin-starred Noma, which was recently voted the world’s best restaurant, Damian ...

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Gregory makes Ace move from Ramsay

The former Group Executive Chef at the Gordon Ramsay Group has taken on a new high-profile Chefs job at Ace Hotel London Shoreditch, it has been announced. Simon Gregory will take over as Executive Chef at the 265-bedroom hotel and will oversee its Hoi Polloi brasserie, which offers modern ...

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