All news articles for January 2024

Riverine Rabbit restaurant Birmingham chef Ash Valenzuela-Heeger

Latest opening: Riverine Rabbit

By Joe Lutrario

Ash and Erin Valenzuela-Heeger have launched an accessible-yet-ambitious Birmingham restaurant that takes many of its culinary cues from South Africa.

Jake Simpson ex head chef at Bocca di Lupo named new head chef at The Rectory in Wiltshire

Jake Simpson joins The Rectory as head chef

By Restaurant

Jake Simpson, former managing director and head chef at Bocca di Lupo, has left the London restaurant to lead the kitchen at The Rectory in Wiltshire.

Resy to close UK business this year

Resy to close UK business this year

By James McAllister

Online booking platform Resy is to close its UK arm later this year in order to concentrate on its wider international business.

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IHOP and Applebee’s owner targets UK market

By James McAllister

US-based casual dining operator Dine Brands Global is looking to launch a ‘duel-branded restaurant concept’ in the UK that encompasses its IHOP and Applebee’s chains.

Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

By James McAllister

This week's top news stories include The Gentlemen Baristas calling in administrators, SMOKESTAK founder David Carter's next venture, and research revealing the cheapest and most expensive countries for Michelin-starred dining.

What do the Government's changes to Skilled Worker visas mean for restaurants

The Lowdown: changes to Skilled Worker visas

By Joe Lutrario

The Government has released important new information about its changes to a means of employing staff from abroad that has been a 'lifeline' for some parts of the hospitality industry.

Britain’s top hospitality groups toast bumper December with year-on-year sales growth of 8.8%

Managed sector toasts 'bumper' December

By James McAllister

Britain’s top hospitality groups generated year-on-year sales growth of 8.8% in December, the latest CGA RSM Hospitality Business Tracker reveals.

Carousel general manager Joshua Bratt on wine

Uncorked: Joshua Bratt

By Joe Lutrario

The general manager of Fitzrovia‘s Carousel on Black Country Ale, designing a wine pairing for a different chef and menu each week and the Loire’s Domaine du Collier.

Founder of Edinburgh-based Pizza Geeks Patrick Ward

How I Got Here: Patrick Ward

By James McAllister

The founder of Edinburgh-based Pizza Geeks, which recently launched its third site in the city, on the importance of admitting your mistakes, handling stress, and what makes a good leader.

Restaurant industry job moves January 2024 Emma Underwood and William Gleave

People on the move: January 2024

By Joe Lutrario

This month's round up of industry job moves include a new head chef for London Fields butcher-cum-restaurant Hill & Szrok and Emma Underwood swapping the Midland Grand for upcoming Holland Park restaurant Julie's.

Workforce management solutions for restaurants Workforce.com and Tevalis

Ask the Experts: Workforce management

By Restaurant

Everything you need to know about workforce management solutions, including integration, managing staff performance and keeping labour costs in check.

Former Soho House group COO Martin Kuczmarski has opened The Dover restaurant in Mayfair

Latest opening: The Dover

By Restaurant

Former Soho House group COO Martin Kuczmarski is channelling old school hospitality with his first solo venture.

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