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Jamie Oliver Group CEO Jon Knight to give his account of casual dining business

Jamie Oliver Group CEO Jon Knight to give his account of casual dining business

Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group’s new CEO has been unveiled as the first big-name keynote speaker for Casual Dining next February. Jon Knight, who became CEO several weeks ago, after serving as managing director of Jamie Oliver’s international restaurant portfolio, will present at the London show in 2018.  Mr Knight’s speech is likely to present a fascinating insight to life

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THE BIG INTERVIEW: Dr Peter Stadelmann, CEO of Rational

When it comes to patents and innovations in professional cooking, combi oven maker Rational is up there with the best of them. The most recent example of this is ConnectedCooking 2.0 – the latest digital networking for the kitchens of today. In a special Q&A, Dr Peter Stadelmann, CEO of Rational, explains how the company is

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Meiko steps up the pace with newly relaunched website

Warewashing manufacturer Meiko has unveiled a fresh new website, which has been designed to improve product browsing for customers in the industry. Meiko has redesigned its homepage and now lets users find specific information with fewer clicks and faster navigation. The digital redesign is part of a continuous expansion of online activities scheme by the German manufacturer.


Carpigiani sets kick-off date for first gelato course aimed at chefs

Carpigiani has set the date for its first ever gelato course for chefs in the foodservice industry after completing the set-up of a state-of-the-art development kitchen in London that will form a key part of its ‘Gelato University’ offering.  Bookings are now being taken for the inaugural event, covering module one of the Foodservice Professionals


Falcon launches new grill for small and medium kitchens

Commercial catering equipment manufacturer Falcon has unveiled its newest rise and fall grill, which it claims offers substantial time savings for small and medium kitchens.  The electric rise and fall grill ES6 has two 1.8kW elements which were designed to deliver rapid heat up times and cooking speeds. The unit also offers temperature and height variation.

Darwin and Wallace

Darwin & Wallace’s growth rallies as it serves up new bar in Wimbledon

An independent neighbourhood bar group has announced it is expanding its London presence with the addition of its sixth bar in the heart of Wimbledon. Darwin & Wallace, which launched in 2012, is expected to open the doors of its new bar within walking distance of the world-famous tennis ground in spring 2018, in time

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Jamie’s Italian site in Portsmouth is axed despite promise of no more closures

Jamie’s Italian is pulling the plug on its seventh restaurant this year, despite claims that the chain wouldn’t shut any more venues following the closure of ‘problem sites’ at the start of the year. It has been confirmed that Jamie’s Italian in Portsmouth, which first opened for business in 2011, will stop trading on Sunday

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ROUNDTABLE DEBATE: How are pub kitchens changing as food sales gather momentum?

Food in the pub industry is massive. Mintel figures put the growth at 14% over the past five years and value the pub food market at some £7.4 billion a year. It follows, therefore, that operators need to pay more attention to their kitchens than ever before. At this year’s Commercial Kitchen Show, three leading pub

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Hoshizaki creates first ever digital product catalogue to simplify kitchen design

Ice machine manufacturer Hoshizaki has rolled out a digital product catalogue that will be available to customers worldwide. Hoshizaki Europe B.V. has entered into a partnership with Specifi that will provide consultants, specifiers and equipment suppliers from around the world with access to a complete digital product catalogue. The catalogues, which include product specification, full pricing in

Marston's pubs

Pubs being failed by local authorities over rates relief, warns industry body

The ALMR has warned that not enough is being done by local authorities to ensure that promised rates relief is being distributed to pub owners. The warning follows the publication of a list of local authorities that have notified the government of their schemes to allocate and distribute business rates reliefs. While the majority of