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Young’s gives kitchen teams licence to innovate and seize new food opportunities

Young’s gives kitchen teams licence to innovate and seize new food opportunities

Pub chain Young’s might operate nearly 200 sites but its chefs are encouraged to be entrepreneurial and take ownership of their menu offerings, its group executive chef has said. Chris Knights, who oversees Young’s and Geronimo Inns’ kitchen operations on a multi-site level, said that each venue has autonomy to operate an individual business but

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ROUNDTABLE DEBATE: How are pub kitchens changing as food sales gather momentum?

Food in the pub industry is massive. Mintel figures put the growth at 14% over the past five years and value the pub food market at some £7.4 billion a year. It follows, therefore, that operators need to pay more attention to their kitchens than ever before. At this year’s Commercial Kitchen Show, three leading pub

Young’s Pubs names Adande refrigeration as ‘most innovative kitchen product’

Adande refrigeration drawers have been the most innovative and useful product for Young’s pub sites. That’s according to Young’s’ group executive chef, Chris Knights, who has said in terms of the impact and the change the refrigeration units have had in the firm’s kitchens , Adande has helped Young’s to deliver growth. Speaking at Commercial

SPECIAL REPORT: Why Young’s is no longer afraid to spend big if the kitchen fits

Every chef has at least one big kitchen disaster story to tell and for Young’s & Co’s group executive chef, Chris Knights, the tale that springs to mind dates back to a few years ago when the business acquired a new site in Islington, overlooking the Regent’s Canal. The kitchen it inherited was fully equipped

POWER LIST 2016, KITCHEN INNOVATORS: Chris Knights, Group Executive Chef, Young & Co Brewery

Pub group Young’s, which also counts Geronimo Inns within its burgeoning estate, has completely transformed its kitchens in recent years in response to the more adventurous appetites of consumers. In doing so, the company, which numbers 250 pubs, has attained a market-leading position in a sector that is changing by the day. Sales were up