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New exec chef for Battersea Arts Centre as it brings catering in-house

Battersea Arts Centre has appointed Nigel James as its new executive head chef, having taken its event catering in-house following the multi-million pound restoration of its Grand Hall. Mr James joins with an impressive resume from some of London’s leading caterers and restaurants, including The Admirable Crichton, Detox Kitchen and The Packed Saddle. He also

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Emerging chains could rip up the rulebook for traditional kitchens’

Budding restaurant start-ups with fresh ideas and a disruptive approach to business could lead to a dramatic rethink in the way that traditional kitchen spaces are planned and implemented. That’s according to culinary consultant and former global food head of McDonald’s, Mike Faers, who suggests there is no reason why innovative operators can’t do for

Menu engineering the antidote for shrinking kitchens, suggests pub catering boss

Menu creativity holds the key to profitability in the pub sector irrespective of whether kitchen footprints are shrinking or getting squeezed. That’s the view of Chris Webb, catering operations manager at Punch Taverns, which runs 1,200 pubs across the UK. There is a perception in the market that operators are increasingly under pressure to achieve

Kitchen house to audit catering equipment suppliers on how green they are

A leading kitchen design house that is bidding to become greener in the way it works plans to start auditing suppliers on the sustainability of their activities. ABDA Creative Design & Build, based in Northamptonshire, has launched its environmental sustainability strategy by issuing a supplier questionnaire that it believes will enhance catering equipment and design-led

Pub operators scoring an own goal if they don’t get kitchens checked before World Cup bonanza

Pub operators have been warned they are taking a big risk if they fail to service kitchen equipment ahead of football fans packing out establishments for this summer’s World Cup. The World Cup tournament kicks off with hosts Russia playing Saudi Arabia on Thursday June 14 and is followed by televised matches almost every day

Sites with larger kitchens fetching a premium as operators react to food delivery boom

Restaurant sites with larger capacity kitchens or ones that can be extended to meet demand for delivery are now fetching a “premium” as growth in food delivery dramatically alters the market landscape, it has been claimed. Research suggests the food delivery market is expected to increase by 10% a year to £5.3bn by 2020, with

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