New summer spice blends from Lähde

Restaurant chefs and operators can spice up summer menus with five new seasonings from Lähde. On the menu are Sriracha, Smoky piri piri, Taco blend, Bajan BBQ and Hot Wings herb and spice blends, all ideal for street food-style dishes, informal dining and summer feasting.

CAMUS AND BABSON COLLEGE PRESENT FIRST GLOBAL FAMILY ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD

Ernesto Bertarelli is recognized as first recipient of Babson-Camus Global Family Entrepreneurship Award during Babson Connect Worldwide 2021

Five staff training tips for bar hygiene

By Hance McGhie, Chemisphere UK

As the UK’s hospitality industry fires up again after many months of closures, refreshing your cleaning schedules and ensuring your team is well versed in hygiene practices has never been so critical.

OLD MOUT LAUNCHES A ONE MELON PERCENT REFRESHING FLAVOUR IN THE ON-TRADE, WITH NEW WATERMELON & LIME CIDER

  • New Zealand-born cider brand, Old Mout, has brought a juicy new flavour to the cider category, with the launch of Watermelon & lime in the on-trade
  • Old Mout Watermelon & lime will be Old Mout’s lowest sugar variant to date. In line with its current range, Watermelon & lime is made from natural flavours, is gluten free and vegan friendly and also performed exceptionally well in external consumer taste tests[1]
  • The new variant taps into the growing popularity of watermelon in the drinks category following a string of successful launches in adjacent categories over the last year
  • The brand’s last innovation, Pineapple & raspberry, was the number one cider innovation of 2019[2] and is currently worth £12M in the on trade alone[3]

Stannah calls for safety checks for lifts in the hospitality and retail industries

Stannah, the UK’s largest independent lift manufacturer has called on hospitality and retail businesses to carry out essential safety checks on passenger lifts, platform lifts and microlifts ahead of the sector reopening. Non-essential retail businesses and outdoor hospitality venues start to reopen in April, and hotels, restaurants, pubs and coffee shops have a government roadmap to safely accommodate customers indoors within the following two months.

Enhance the perception of clean with a venue that smells great

Act now: Ensure your investment in reopening creates a positive experience for your staff and diners

Now that there is a roadmap for coming out of lockdown, restaurant and pub managers need to ensure that premises are not only clean and safe, but also restore confidence for returning staff and diners.

Sous Vide Tools, favoured amongst Michelin-starred chefs, to launch British Barbecue, Kasai Grill

On Monday 10 May, Sous Vide Tools, Europe’s leading kitchen supplier, will launch their British-made Kasai Grill, a stainless steel BBQ inspired by the famous Japanese blueprint of the Konro. The innovative Kasai, meaning ‘fire’ in Japanese, is ideal for grilling meats, vegetables and fish. Perfect for the great British summer ahead, It’s compact design sits neatly in any garden or outside setting. Suitable for the novice cook to the accomplished chef, the Kasai will be available online from Sous Vide Tools’ website with the little grill priced at £399 and the medium wide at £499.

QikServe bridges the gap between digital and traditional with its Tradigital open tab solution 

QikServe today launched its revenue-driving open tab solution for hospitality operators. The pioneering technology allows guests to order food and drink to their table or seat, paying the final bill with their mobile device when ready. 

The Banana Road: Rollicking, Raw Memoir Chronicles Quirky Reality Chasing Dream of “A Place in the Sun”

Andrea Montgomery’s ‘The Banana Road: It’s Tenerife but not as you know it’ is a frank, hilarious and sometimes shocking memoir; following the author and her husband as they trade the damp suburbs of Manchester for a sub-tropical banana plantation in Tenerife. Far from a tranquil island paradise, readers should prepare to encounter an espionage agent neighbour, a white cat with no tail, a sudden death and dozens of islanders who keep life spicy.  

MILLENNIUM HOTELS: BREAK THE CHAIN – STOP SPONSORING THE IDITAROD

The Iditarod dogsled race is an Arctic nightmare for dogs who are forced to pull heavy sleds for 1,000 miles in under two weeks through biting winds, blinding snowstorms, and subzero temperatures. Every year, hundreds of dogs are pulled out of the race because they’re ill, injured, or too exhausted to go on. More than 150 have died as a result of the Iditarod, most often from aspiration pneumonia caused by inhaling their own vomit. Millennium Hotels and Resorts is sponsoring this cruelty.

ILLYCAFFÈ EARNS B CORP CERTIFICATION

illycaffè is the first Italian Coffee Company to Obtain B Corp Status, Awarded to Companies that Meet Highest Standards for Social and Environmental Performance

YOU CAN’T MANAGE WHAT YOU CAN’T MEASURE

Stuart MacLennan – CEO, Circular1 Health

Mass testing continues to dominate the headlines and Government thinking in terms of getting people back to work and the economy moving. It is similarly being discussed as a tool to kick-start our leisure and hospitality sectors.

Hospitality Design Show, 28th & 29th of September 2021 – Excel, London

On the 28th & 29th of September, London’s ExCeL will welcome the UK’s ultimate event for the designs behind business growth – the Hospitality Design Show!