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2024 Gold Service Scholarship winner Scott Crowe on coping with the stress of a busy restaurant service

Flash-grilled: Scott Crowe

By James McAllister

The 2024 Gold Service Scholarship Scholar, who is supervisor at The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh, on coping with the stress of a busy shift, and his favourite post-service snack.

Paulo De Tarso leaves LSL Capital

Paulo De Tarso leaves LSL Capital

By Joe Lutrario

Paulo De Tarso has left his role of head of hospitality at Mayfair-based restaurant operator LSL Capital after three months.

Employers warned over ‘quiet firing’ and told to adopt better HR practices

Employers warned over ‘quiet firing’

By Joe Lutrario

Almost a third of employees working in hospitality claim they’ve been forced to leave their job due to their manager making their work life uncomfortable and encouraging them to leave.

Flash-grilled: Kayleigh Thorogood

Flash-grilled: Kayleigh Thorogood

By James McAllister

The restaurant manager at Rogan & Co shares her top front of house tips, her pet customer hates in the dining room, and reveals a love of Bisto.

How I Got Here: Gearoid Devaney master sommelier, restaurateur and co-founder of hospitality industry members club Trade

How I Got Here: Gearoid Devaney

By James McAllister

The master sommelier, restaurateur and co-founder of hospitality industry members club Trade on his partnership with Xavier Rousset, communicating the possibilities of a career in hospitality, and staffing woes.

How I Got Here with Jonathan Kaye general manager of the recently-opened Jolly Gardeners pub in London Vauxhall

How I Got Here: Jonathan Kaye

By James McAllister

The general manager of the recently-opened Jolly Gardeners pub in Vauxhall on the importance of offering a great front of house experience, and changing people's perceptions of the sector.

Centre for London calls for London ‘College of Food’

Think tank calls for London ‘College of Food’

By Joe Lutrario

A world-beating College of Food should be established in London with a mission to transform culinary education and support the hospitality industry to recover from Coronavirus and Brexit.

How I Got Here with former The Wolseley and Isabel maître d’ James Gummer who owns 7 Saints in Notting Hill

How I Got Here: James Gummer

By James McAllister

Former The Wolseley and Isabel maître d’ James Gummer, who now owns Notting Hill restaurant 7 Saints, on what motivates him and his love of pubs.

Elizabeth Forkuoh Gold Service Scholarship winner Gleneagles

Flash-grilled: Elizabeth Forkuoh

By Joe Lutrario

The winner of the 2020 Gold Service Scholarship on why she chose to work in restaurants, her pet hate in the dining room and the industry figure she most admires.


Video: How restaurants are gearing up for re-opening

By Joe Lutrario

As the re-opening date for restaurants approaches, operators’ thoughts are turning to how they can re-open safely and economically. Here restaurateurs in Brighton & Hove discuss the challenges they face as they look to start welcoming their diners...

Social distancing for restaurant re-openings Coronavirus

The Lowdown: Social distancing in restaurants

By Joe Lutrario

With the Government due to reveal plans for a gradual return to normal later this week, restaurateurs large and small are starting to think about what re-opening for eat-in customers might look like.

Jobs board launches Hospitality Redeployment Hub

26,000 roles listed on new Hospitality Redeployment Hub

By Joe Lutrario

The UK’s largest hospitality jobs board has listed 26,000 jobs related to the UK’s Coronavirus crisis response to help an estimated 500,000 displaced hospitality workers find short term jobs.

Does fine dining in restaurants have a future?

Does fine dining have a future?

By Tony Naylor

The latest Michelin stars were a morale boost for high-end restaurants. But is fine dining mired in a generational crisis?

Pizza Pilgrims pizza academy London restaurant

Pizza Pilgrims to launch 'pizza academy'

By Joe Lutrario

Pizza Pilgrims is eyeing the launch of a pizza academy for its staff that will also contain a delivery kitchen and a small training restaurant.

Maciej Lyko Polish Sommelier of the Year Launceston Place

How I Got Here: Maciej Lyko

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at Kensington's Launceston Place was recently awarded first place in The International Sommelier Association’s Best Polish Sommelier Competition 2019.

Imogen Davis Native restaurant Borough Market founder

How I Got Here: Imogen Davis

By Joe Lutrario

Imogen Davis is the co-founder of Native, a modern British restaurant in Borough Market that's big on foraging and has a zero-waste ethos.

Premium on-trade wine report

Premium wine sales hold value in tricky market

By Joe Lutrario

On-trade wine volumes are falling, but value is proving to be far more resilient in top restaurants, bars and pubs as consumers continue to explore and trade-up to higher quality wines.

Karen Gruet Le Manoir Gold Service Scholarship

Flash-grilled: Karen Gruet

By Joe Lutrario

The assistant restaurant manager at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire was recently named the winner of the 2019 Gold Service Scholarship.

Charlie Gilkes Inception Group

How I Got Here: Charlie Gilkes

By Joe Lutrario

Charlie Gilkes is the co-founder of Inception Group, an eclectic collection of London bars and restaurants that includes Cahoots and Bunga Bunga.

Ei Group teams up with The Clink

Ei Group teams up with The Clink

By Andrew Don

Pub giant Ei Group has followed in the footsteps of Wahaca, Hawksmoor and The Cavendish by partnering with a charity that helps get former offenders into work.


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