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New GM For Altrincham Bistrot Pierre

The two-floor restaurant, with space for 170 diners has impressive floor to ceiling windows, stunning French-styled interiors, a bar area and outside seating, and has proved popular with diners in and around Altrincham. Nicole Mangan has worked for Bistrot Pierre for two years and has a passion for food and delivering a truly authentic dining experience, which has led her to her new role at the busy Altrincham restaurant.

Nicole said: “I have held a number of roles in ...more

Northern Restaurant and Bar 2018

The North’s leading hospitality trade show, Northern Restaurant & Bar, returns to Manchester Central in 2018 on March 21 and 22. The show is the biggest hospitality exhibition for the North of England and showcases 275 exhibitors providing every product and service a hospitality business needs, delivers 65 exciting live food & drink demos, and brings the entire Northern hospitality industry together for two days of networking, discovery and inspiration. The show also includes ...more

Food Hall Pledges to Champion Lancashire

Entrepreneurial foodies across Lancashire and the North-West are being challenged to come up with new and innovative food products by a business boss committed to championing local produce. James Warburton, md of James’ Places, the business behind the food hall at Holmes Mill, Clitheroe, has pledged to give every foodie start up a chance to grace the shelves. He said: “Bowland and Lancashire are absolute hotspots for top quality produce and an entrepreneurial spirit. We are ...more

Premier British Charcuterie Producer Woodall’s Enters Snacking Category

 After generations of producing some of the finest charcuterie in Britain, Woodall’s has entered the snacking salami category with three delicious new salami products; Classic, Spicy and Gin.  These 'sophisticated snacks' will be available in stick and bite formats and are perfect to offer in bars and restaurants as well as on sharing platters and as canapes or appetisers.  These will be available from the 1st May 2017.

Handmade using traditional methods ...more

Gilpin Hotel And Lake House Seek New Chefs

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, nestled in Lake District near Windermere are looking for skilled chefs. The kitchen has grown and exciting plans have been put in motion allowing the venue to serve fine and casual dining under one roof. Due to this expansion more positions have been created – chefs de partie and commis pastry chef. If you are interested then please give them a call and Hrishikesh Desai will be more than happy to talk to you about the job. Call 015394 ...more


As UK consumers’ love of charcuterie continues to grow, Woodall’s has expanded its range with three new delicious salami varieties using traditional ingredients; Norfolk Mustard, Spicy Cumberland and Black Pepper & Garlic Salami.  These new products sit alongside Woodall’s award-winning air dried hams, smoked pancetta and their core Cumberland Salami.

These new flavours continue Woodall’s commitment to producing quintessential British ...more

Successful Premium Chefs Recipe Books Launch Second Edition South West & Channel Islands

Following the success of the 'Signature Chefs' recipe book from the Heart of England and Wales, the publishers have announced their next edition will focus on the South West of England and Channel Islands.

The inaugural edition featured 75 unique recipes selected from some of the finest chefs and venues across the Heart of England, the Cotswolds and Wales – including 15 Michelin-starred venues.



Join Hospitality Action for a fabulous day of golf, networking and fundraising at one of the finest inland courses in the North of England. Whether you’re entertaining clients, rewarding team members or simply looking forward to a day’s golf, we are pulling out all the stops to make this a day to remember.

Registration for players is from 11am with tea, coffee and bacon rolls and the day’s golf will start at 12 noon on the Championship course. The afternoon will ...more

Thai food chain Chaophraya to open in Newcastle

The popular restaurant group are set to launch a £25m flagship restaurant in the Grey’s Quarter on Eldon Square. The Chaophraya venue will be part of an 80,000 sq.ft new development that will also house 20 other new restaurants, including Ed’s Easy Diner, Bella Italia, The Alchemist and ...more

Juicing for health

With the sugar issues now gaining pace have you considered a healthy more profitable, more upmarket product alternative to offer to your customers?
We would love to show you our juicers and let you trial one at no risk to you.
We think you might be a business who may be interested in offering a healthy profitable alternative soft drink without the added sugar and  may want to ...more

The Nominations Are Open For This Year’s Northern Restaurant And Bar Awards Top 50

The prestigious list, which is announced at a special reception at NRB on 15 March 2016, is hotly contested and the results always create a huge stir amongst the regional and national hospitality industry.
Everyone who makes the Top 50 must be actively working in the hospitality industry and be based in the region (North West, North East, Yorkshire and the Humber). To nominate a colleague, a client or indeed yourself simply complete the form online. The rules and restrictions are all ...more

Christmas Dining Soars in popularity

According to research by Mitchells & Butlers, the firm behind, Harvester, Toby Carvery and Sizzling Pubs. Christmas dinner bookings for pubs and restaurants has soared by 2012 per cent since 2012.
65 per cent of diners ...more

Jonray Sanchez-Iglesias dies after four year cancer battle

Jonray Sanchez-Iglesias passed away last week after a four year battle with melanoma cancer. Famous for the success of Casamia restaurant in Bristol, run alongside his brother Peter. Last year the brothers were named the good food chefs of the year with Casamia featuring in the top 20 National Restaurant Awards. The Sunday times recently named it the fourth best restaurant in the ...more

Top 50 Gastropubs Awards Deadline Extended

The deadline now closes on Friday 30 October, the three categories open for entry are, Front of house manager of the year, Newcomer of the year and Business innovation of the year.
In the past winners of the awards have benefitted by national press coverage since its great brand exposure. if you would like to enter head to the top 50 Gastro  pub awards website to find out more.

Website Advice from Google

Google’s restaurant industry manager Charlotte Sutton has issued some advice regarding mobile responsive websites.
She advises, not to think of mobile websites as any different than desktops sites. People expect to find the same information on both platforms, to insure customers can always find what they need

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