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Hobart alumni joins Serviceline as 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.

Grazing kitchen Falcon suite

Falcon tweaks sales team as it seeks orders for cooking equipment from national chains

Falcon Foodservice Equipment has promoted Kevin Veitch as its new head of national accounts, tasking him with driving up adoption of its cooking suites among chain restaurants.  Veitch has been with Falcon for almost 10 years, most recently as business development manager, having joined the company after several years working in the foodservice industry. “Kevin’s track record

Tim Allen, executive director of F&B, Select Property Group

Tim Allen named executive director of F&B at burgeoning property group

Celebrated chef and Great British Menu contender Tim Allen has been appointed executive director of food and beverage at Select Property Group as the group readies for expansion. The announcement comes as the company elevates its focus on the food and beverage industry with the group looking to open its first joint venture restaurant with Allen

Chris Corbin & Jeremy King

Legendary restaurateurs Corbin & King receive lifetime achievement accolade

Industry legends Chris Corbin and Jeremy King were last night honoured with a special Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Harden’s London Restaurant Awards.   The duo first became synonymous with power dining in the capital after they purchased and re-launched Le Caprice in 1981, and followed it up with an even bigger hit, The

Tom Cook, executive head chef

New executive head chef for Smith & Wollensky steakhouse chain

High-end steakhouse Smith & Wollensky has appointed Tom Cook, formerly of Skylon Restaurant, as executive head chef. Cook’s former roles include executive head Chef of two AA rosette restaurant Le Pont de la Tour, head chef of Michelin-starred Tom Aikens Restaurant and sous chef of highly-regarded Pier Restaurant in Sydney, which held three Hats at the

Airedale Printworks Leeds

Former M&B and Greene King purchasing chief joins kitchen house

Former Mitchells & Butlers and Greene King procurement chief Barry Acton has swapped the end-user market for the catering equipment side of the business by joining Airedale Group. Acton, who also worked for De Vere Hotels and has been responsible for category spend budgets in excess of £150m over the past 15 years, takes on

The Cinnamon Club

Restructuring at Cinnamon Collection sees star chef take on kitchen training role

The Cinnamon Collection of restaurants has announced a number of key promotions prior to its scheduled opening of two new sites later this year. The group, whose portfolio includes iconic The Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Kitchen, Cinnamon Soho and Cinnamon Bazaar from award-winning chef Vivek Singh, has made five promotions among its team members. With two

Chris Birch, Team Velo London to Paris Cycle Challenge

Hobart warewash man to tackle 230-mile cross-Channel bike ride

Hobart Warewash’s marketing manager, Chris Birch, is tackling Springboard Charity’s 230-mile Team Velo London to Paris Cycle Challenge for the fourth time in a bid to raise money for charity. Birch (left), a veteran of the hospitality industry and keen cyclist, has raised hundreds of pounds for Springboard during previous events and hopes to net

Simon Norris, sales director

Sales director role for Pentland Wholesale stalwart

Refrigeration and catering equipment provider Pentland Wholesale has promoted Simon Norris to the role of sales director, it announced this morning.   Norris joined Pentland in 2001 in an administrative role and progressed to sales manager in 2004, where he has played an integral part in the growth of the business, specialising in customer account