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Sopwell House makes menu feature out of ‘versatile’ charcoal oven

Luxury Hertfordshire hotel Sopwell House has put charcoal cooking at the heart of a new brasserie open kitchen it has opened. The venue has opted for a Mibrasa charcoal oven, supplied by Ascentia Foodservice Equipment, which has a heating rack designed for a 110-cover restaurant. Sopwell House has used a Mibrasa in its fine dining

Care home group to put all its 45 chefs through five-star hotel kitchen training

Professional chefs at a South Coast care home provider have begun receiving added training at one of the UK’s top hotels so they can continue to delight their residents.  Under a new partnership, 12 chefs from Colten Care – which runs 20 homes – enjoyed a day of bespoke sessions in The Kitchen cookery school

Harbour & Jones co-founder purchases Lowestoft hotel armed with new restaurant concept plans

Nathan Jones, co-founder of Harbour & Jones Ltd, has bought Fishers Hotel in Pakefield for an undisclosed fee. Jones, who co-founded the London-based foodservice operator in 2007 with Patrick Harbour, is now a director at the firm following a merger with CH&Co last year. He has taken over the 16-bedroom hotel in Suffolk to operate

Whitbread takes on more ‘Hub’ projects for Premier Inn brand

Whitbread, the owner of Premier Inn, has secured planning permission for a 294-bedroom ‘hub by Premier Inn’ hotel in between Marylebone and Paddington stations. It is one of seven sites that are now in the planning or construction stages. Granted by LB Westminster, the decision unlocks a major redevelopment of a site that Whitbread purchased freehold

Businessman to ‘give away’ his football-themed hotel if England win World Cup

Lawrence Kenwright, chairman of hotel group Signature Living, has vowed to give his hotel away for the evening and a free bar in one of his restaurants if England win the World Cup. Hotel boss Kenwright, who runs a string of properties in Liverpool, Cardiff, Preston and Belfast and is the co-owner of the renowned

Brasserie Blanc extends restaurant partnership with the Marriott hotel group

Brasserie Blanc, the French restaurant group led by acclaimed chef Raymond Blanc, will open its second Marriott hotel venue at major transport hub Manchester Airport. The newest addition to the group’s portfolio will be located within the newly-refurbished four-star Manchester Airport Marriott Hotel in Hale Barns, just minutes from the terminal. The classic and contemporary

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

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