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Ex-Caffe Nero food chief hired to spearhead hotel group’s renewed kitchen push

Ex-Caffe Nero food chief hired to spearhead hotel group’s renewed kitchen push

The former head of international food for Caffé Nero has joined hotel group GLH with a remit to transform its F&B offering. Marco Zacharia, who joins as food and beverage director, is tasked with evolving the hotel group’s culinary offering to focus on delivering consistently compelling dishes across the hotel group’s five individual brands and

Top Sodexo chef says its kitchens are not afraid to lead corporate food trends

The onus on commercial kitchen operators to meet demand for more vegetarian and vegan food, coupled with a desire to be more environmentally-friendly, is rapidly catching fire in the corporate events space too, a leading chef at one of the country’s top caterers has claimed. Ben Dutson, head chef for Sodexo’s major events business, oversees

EXCLUSIVE: Hilton profits from ‘Ripple effect’ as specialist kit packs a punch with punters

A Wifi-enabled countertop device that prints beautiful high-resolution images and messages directly onto any foam-topped drink is providing operators with a completely new way to interact and engage with customers. Hilton London Tower Bridge, in the shadow of The Shard, is among the big names to have spotted its potential. FEJ headed over to find

Jamie Oliver and contract caterer Aramark sign exclusive 10-year culinary deal

Restaurant concepts operated by TV chef Jamie Oliver, such as Jamie Oliver’s Diner and Jamie’s Deli, could become a common sight in office catering environments following a landmark deal with Aramark. The Jamie Oliver Group and contract caterer have struck a 10-year agreement that will see them work together on an exclusive basis to enhance

BaxterStorey exec head chef Frank Coughlan raises £21k for industry charity

BaxterStorey’s executive head chef, Frank Coughlan, has raised an impressive £21,000 for The Springboard Charity, following a black tie event at Arora Hotel Gatwick in Crawley. The charity dinner was the culmination of several months of fundraising for Mr Coughlan (pictured second left), who initially set himself a target of £3,500. Mr Coughlan oversees the