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Spurs sign up two more top chefs to complete line-up for new stadium

Spurs sign up two more top chefs to complete line-up for new stadium

Tottenham Hotspur and its catering partner Levy UK have revealed the full line-up of world-renowned chefs bringing their expertise to the premium offering at the club’s new stadium, with Bryn Williams and Dipna Anand unveiled as the final additions. Award-winning Williams and Anand join the Roux family and Chris Galvin, as revealed by FEJ last month, at the On

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CDG exports Las Iguanas and Bella Italia to Ireland in latest franchise deal

The Casual Dining Group has secured an exclusive deal to roll out two new franchises in Southern Ireland in partnership with an experienced restaurateur. The group has signed a franchise deal giving exclusive rights to its Las Iguanas and Bella Italia brands in Southern Ireland to Robert O’Donoghue to further the development of its growing

Fast food group has its eyes on $1bn Pret takeover, report says

A Filipino fast food group is reportedly plotting a takeover bid worth around £740m for 444-strong upmarket sandwich chain Pret A Manger. Jollibee, a popular fast food chain with a network of 2,700 outlets, has held talks with an advisor regarding an offer for Pret, according to a Reuters report which cited unidentified sources. The

Montague ovens to help Scottish steak concept venture south

A Glasgow-based steak restaurant is opening its second UK site this year in Manchester and its kitchen operations will be spearheaded by a high-spec Montague oven which it will use to bring its unique food offering to English customers. Alston Bar & Beef will be the first venue in Manchester to offer Tweed Valley steak

Over half of contract caterers want tech to solve food waste

More than half of all of contract caterers (54%) want technology to give them more accurate predictions of food and footfall so they can solve their number one problem – food waste – a new survey shows. In the survey, published by software and services company, Omnico, covering the attitudes to technology of 153 senior

Ali Group expands global footprint with new HQ

Catering equipment giant Ali Group has expanded its global operations by opening a new regional office in Dubai, UAE. The Middle East and Africa headquarters is located in the purpose-built community Dubai Design District. Regional director of Ali Group’s Middle East division, David Morris (pictured), who formerly worked for Tricon and Compass Group, is leading

Catering equipment industry calls for voice in Europe after Brexit

Senior members of the catering equipment sector have met with government representatives at Downing Street to present the industry’s position on Brexit, it has emerged.  Trade body CESA was granted face-time with Lord Bridges, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union, at 9 Downing Street to discuss the sector’s position

Kitchen hygiene fees ‘must only apply to re-inspections’

National trade body the ALMR has welcomed the introduction of fees for voluntary food hygiene inspections but warned that they must only apply to re-inspections requested by businesses and not to routine inspections. Local authorities can now charge for re-inspections requested by a venue that has taken action following a low hygiene rating. ALMR chief

Die-Pat strengthens sales division with experienced appointment

Catering equipment supplier Die-Pat has announced a new addition to its sales team with the appointment of Mark Wilson as a national sales manager. Wilson has more than 25 years’ experience within the construction industry across the hospitality and sanitary ware sectors, working closely with architects, contractors and distributors alike. He was the retail and