London conference and events venue the QEII Centre has strengthened its in-house catering team, QEII Taste, with the appointment of Sous Chef Leah Hardy.
Liverpool’s Vincent Cafe and Cocktail Bar, part owned by Liverpool and England footballer Steven Gerrard, has been fined £20,000 after inspectors found a mouse in the kitchen.
The BBPA has welcomed the Department of Health’s consultation published yesterday, on low alcohol descriptors in the marketing or labelling of alcoholic drinks. This should provide an opportunity to change the rules to help grow the lower strength market and clarify labelling for consumers.
It has emerged that Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa brand collapsed last month owing £6.7m to creditors.
Oddfellows Hotels has announced Elliot Hill as head chef at boutique hotel, Oddfellows, Chester.
The restaurant and bar scenes in Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds are growing at rates more than double those of London.
Today Tomos Parry, formerly of Kitty Fisher’s, will open his debut restaurant, BRAT, on Redchurch Street. Originally a colloquial term for ‘turbot’, BRAT draws on Tomos’ Welsh heritage and influence from the Basque region of Northern Spain, with a menu favouring seasonal British produce, cooked on an open fire wood grill.