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Council becomes the first to gain top catering sustainability accreditation

A street food business that set up its own sustainable catering consultancy last year has helped Enfield Council to gain The Sustainable Restaurant Association’s (SRA) coveted three-star top rating for its Civic Centre restaurant. Gourmet Goat provided expert guidance on how to improve the sustainability of the food offering for over 600 council workers plus the

Birmingham steak house cops £50k fine over wooden serving boards

A restaurant that kept using wooden plates to serve food on has been fined £50,000 by Birmingham Magistrates court after a case brought by the city council. Ibrahim’s Grill and Steak House, in Acocks Green, was first visited by council inspectors in October 2016 after an alleged food poisoning outbreak affecting a party of 14.

‘Dirty and damaged’ kitchen lands Skegness restaurant owner in court

The owner of a Chinese takeaway in Skegness has been prosecuted after failing to address a number of food hygiene issues. East Lindsey District Council inspected Lee Garden Chinese Takeaway on Roman Bank earlier this year and found dirty and damaged surfaces in the kitchen and dirty food equipment including sieves, rice cooker and food

Councils ‘sitting on money’ allocated to pub and restaurant operators

Many pubs and restaurants have still not received millions of pounds worth of promised business rates relief after it was promised in the Spring Budget. The promised package of support included £1,000 in relief for pubs with a rateable value of £100,000 or below and a £300 million discretionary fund for local authorities. It has

Wembley takeaway closed after kitchen cockroach invasion

A Wembley takeaway restaurant has been closed by court order, after food inspectors discovered cockroaches running all over its catering equipment. Nammur Express in Ealing Road has been closed after food health and safety officers from Brent Council visited the premises earlier this month and found live cockroaches in the kitchen and food preparation area,

Stoke council secures funding for museum kitchens

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has secured a £90,000 grant to improve the catering facilities at two of the city’s museums. The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Hanley and Longton-based Gladstone Pottery Museum will now look to modernise their kitchen offering in order to enhance their in-house cafes. The funding follows a successful application to Arts