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Des élèves choisissent leurs plats pour déjeuner à la cantine du collège de la Chataigneraie, le 20 Juin 2011 à Autun. Ce collège expérimente un nouveau rythme scolaire où des classes "pilotes" suivent des cours classiques le matin et participent à des activités sportives et culturelles l'après midi.  AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD (Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

UK contract catering market contains 66 ‘high-class’ acquisition targets, study reveals

UK contract catering market contains 66 ‘high-class’ acquisition targets, study reveals

A study of over 600 contract caterers has identified a group of 66 firms that present the most appealing acquisition prospects for those looking to expand in the sector. Plimsoll’s latest report into the largest 620 contract catering companies operating in the UK identified a total of 66 “high-class” acquisition targets which would enable prospective

Mark Teed, food strategy & implementation manager

Star Pubs hires former Greene King food man to shape the kitchens behind its 1,000-strong estate

Star Pubs & Bars’ drive to provide licensees with the right kitchen equipment and support will now be led by a new face with extensive experience of the pub sector, it has emerged.  Pub sector expert Mark Teed has joined the 1,000-strong group as its new food strategy and implementation manager, which will involve leading

Richard Brown, commercial business manager

Ex-Glen Dimplex salesman takes on new catering equipment role

Experienced catering equipment man Richard Brown has joined up with Catering Equipment Professional (CEP) in a role that will see him develop the company’s sales channel. Mr Brown has been in the industry for more than 25 years, initially working on the hotel side of the business before moving into foodservice equipment distribution. He has

Simon Gregory, executive chef, Bluebird Chelsea

Former Gordon Ramsay exec chef takes on kitchen assignment with D&D

D&D London has appointed Simon Gregory, formerly of Gordon Ramsay Group and Ace Hotel, as executive chef of Bluebird Chelsea. Gregory will oversee the iconic Chelsea site, which encompasses a restaurant and bar, café and courtyard, food store and wine cellar, as well as creating the menus and overseeing the development for Bluebird Cafe, White

Adrian Bayly, project director

Tricon recruits project director to boost foodservice management consultancy team

Tricon has bolstered its management consultancy team with the appointment of an experienced project director.  Adrian Bayly, who joins the team following 17 years in the industry, will support Tricon’s UK and Middle East operations. Following his degree in hospitality business, Bayly started in an operational role for a leading food retail service before moving on to join

Richard Cousins, CEO

Boss of world’s biggest caterer shocks market with resignation

The CEO of the world’s largest caterer is to step down from his position next year, it has been announced.   Richard Cousins, the boss of Compass Group (pictured), will exit his role on 31 March 2018 and retire from the company on 30 September 2018 in a move that has taken the market by

Andy Clarke, service director

Hobart alumni joins Serviceline as service director

Professional kitchen and refrigeration maintenance provider Serviceline has announced the appointment of a new service director following Duncan Grocott’s promotion to managing director. Andy Clarke has joined the company as service director with extensive experience within the foodservice industry having previously held various operational roles at Hobart, most recently as operations director. The appointment comes during

David Penlington, director

Signature Dining recruits former Caterplus executive to deliver new contracts

Care sector caterer Signature Dining has brought in a new company director as it looks to build on the £1.4m worth of contracts it has bagged since the start of the year.  David Penlington will work alongside company founder Paul Robottom in growing the business. The pair previously worked together for eight years at contract caterer Caterplus.