MONKEY SHOULDER PARTNERS WITH VICE MEDIA GROUP TO LAUNCH ‘THE NIGHT SHIFT’: AN INVESTIGATIVE DEEP DIVE INTO UK NIGHTLIFE CULTURE, FINISHING WITH THE PARTY OF ALL PARTIES!

Whether its relaxed dress codes or noughties-themed nights, ‘The Night Shift’ aims to reveal what revellers really want from UK nightlife, redesigning nights out and nights in

Monkey Shoulder, the 100% malt whisky made-for-mixing, has partnered with global multi-platform media company VICE Media Group to embark on a noble mission to define what party-goers want from their night out in a post-pandemic world. Together, they’ll explore how Britain’s nightlife scene has changed for the better and for worse, giving a voice to the people who know best.

Survey: Digital Workplaces Help Frontline Teams Look Beyond the “Big Quit” 

Hospitality and retail workers want engagement and opportunities for personal growth

London June 28th, 2022, YOOBIC, the digital workplace leader, today announced the publication of the 2022 State of the Frontline Employee Experience survey — a major global report offering unique insights into the challenges facing hospitality and retail workers and their employers in an era of COVID-19, labour shortages, supply chain disruptions, and economic uncertainty. 

My Sardinian Home Cooking: New Sardinian Travel Guide and Cook Book Embraces Some of the Island’s Favourite Dishes- Sunshine on a Plate!

So much more than a recipe book, Stefano De Luca’s My Sardinian Home Cooking not only introduces authentic Sardinian recipes lovingly taught to the author by his mother, but in possibly the  first book to promote Sardinian home-cooking, this foodie par excellence also shares his enthralling Sardinian backstory through images and family anecdotes.

Summer Slush Cocktail to Mix at Home

The sun is shining and summer is fast approaching. So what is the first thing you think of when summer jumps into action? If the answer is a refreshing slush cocktail, then you’ve come to the right place.

Introducing The Saffa Bru at Woolton, a new dining experience in a stunning venue 

Woolton Farm in Bekesbourne nr Canterbury, the home of award-winning cider producer Kentish Pip, partners with The Saffa Bru (Afrikaans for ‘South African brother’) at The Barn, to launch an exciting new dining experience this summer.  

The Savoy Announces Appointment of Chelsie Bailey as Head Bartender of the American Bar

The Savoy team is very happy to share news of the appointment of Chelsie Bailey to the role of Head Bartender at the world-renowned American Bar. She will join the hotel on 19 July from London bar Happiness Forgets, where she is currently General Manager.   

Chelsie began her career in the south west of England, managing popular Bristol bars such as Red Light and Filthy 13. After winning several competitions including Speedrack and Chivas Masters in 2016, and Monkey Shoulder in 2017, Chelsie won the coveted Bacardi Legacy Competition in 2019 in the UK and finished in the Top 8 in the world.

Cocktail’s uncomplicated: Premium pre-batched cocktail range Batch & Bottle extends range with launch of Passionfruit Martini

The Reyka Vodka Passionfruit Martini joins the existing range of four cocktail classics made from spirit classics such as Hendrick’s Gin and Glenfiddich

23rd June 2022: Award winning ready to pour cocktail range Batch & Bottle – made using premium spirits such as Hendrick’s Gin and Glenfiddich whisky – has added a refreshingly full-flavoured Reyka Vodka Passionfruit Martini to its already impressive line-up, just in time for summer sipping.

AMILLA MALDIVES WELCOMES GREAT BRITISH MENU FINALIST, CHEF LUKE FRENCH, FOR CULINARY POP-UP FROM 13-23 OCTOBER 2022

Chef patron of sustainability-focused restaurant, JÖRO, will also headline Amilla’s one-day food festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of Maldives tourism

Eco-friendly luxury resort Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences welcomes Cambridge-born culinary mastermind Luke French to its shores for an exclusive pop-up residency this October 2022. Chef director of Kelham Island eatery and Michelin-recognised restaurant, JÖRO, Luke French combines sustainability led, locally sourced ingredients with a forward-thinking approach to bring high impact international flavours. From 13-23 October, French will host a series of special gastronomic events, as well as leading one of the private island resort’s celebrations to mark 50 years of tourism in Maldives.

Beer Piper invests £1 Million into New Premises and Equipment

Greater Manchester-based hospitality firm Beer Piper – which is the UK’s number one in beer line cleaning – is investing over one million pounds into the business as it cements itself in the sector after the pandemic.

The firm will move to expanded premises in Trafford Park, Greater Manchester, and invest over £100k in new manufacturing equipment to ensure Beer Piper stays at the top of its game as a vital support for pubs, bars, hotels and restaurants in the region and beyond.

World Cup bookings kicking off with 150 days to go 

With 150 days to go before the start of the tournament, leading discovery and booking platform DesignMyNight has reported exceptional interest in the men’s FIFA World Cup. The site has recorded over 10,000 searches for hospitality venues hosting World Cup screenings and has taken a record number of bookings to watch the tournament in pubs and bars a full five months before the first match.  

Vector ovens just got wider

Vector Wide multi-cook ovens now available from FEM

Kitchen managers are always looking for ways to save space without compromising menu options. Multi-functional equipment has proved its worth in this area and now FEM (Foodservice Equipment Marketing) is launching the new Alto-Shaam Vector Wide ovens, which are ideal where chefs think big but space is at a premium.

Wimbledon Fashion Lessons from the Royals

Witnessing the fashion choices that Wimbledon’s VIPs make is almost as thrilling as the action on the court itself. The royal family, in particular, is known for its tactful dressing that’s in line with the mood and the theme of any event. As you would expect, white designer garments are dominating the scene.

Here is how to dress like a royal at the Wimbledon events, fusing nobleness with pristine fashion.

Icelandic​ franchise opportunity with 1,100 years of heritage launches in UK

Ísey Skyr Bar, the innovative protein-rich snack bar concept, has announced the launch of its UK franchise opportunity. The authentic Icelandic experience offers franchisees a wholesome superfood consumer concept combined with an efficient business model needing minimal staff. 

Mactaggart Family & Partners secures multi-million deal from NatWest for its first Resident Edinburgh location 

Boutique hotel brand, Resident Hotels, has secured a multi-million-pound loan with NatWest for the development of its first Edinburgh location. 

Owners Mactaggart Family & Partners (MF&P) announced last year that they were developing Meldrum House on Drumsheugh Gardens, converting the former HM Revenue & Customs office in to a 166 bedroom Resident Hotel, just off Charlotte Square.  

KICKING GOAT ANNOUNCED AS THE OFFICIAL CIDER AT THE MAGIC MILLIONS FESTIVAL OF BRITISH EVENTING 

KICKING GOAT ANNOUNCED AS THE OFFICIAL CIDER AT THE MAGIC MILLIONS FESTIVAL OF BRITISH EVENTING 

The Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing welcomes the refreshing taste of Kicking Goat Cider as the Official Cider at the equestrian extravaganza held at Gatcombe Park, 5-7 August 2022. 

Biddenden Cider Releases Ice Cider 2021 – an Innovative Sweet and Complex Cider made by Winemakers 

Biddenden Cider Releases Ice Cider 2021 – an Innovative Sweet and Complex Cider made by Winemakers 

Biddenden Cider is launching an innovative sweet cider – Biddenden Ice Cider 2021 – the first of its kind within the Biddenden Cider range. 

OXBO at hilton london bankside reopens with a fresh menu for summer nights

OXBO Bankside (www.oxbobankside.co.uk), the local neighbourhood eatery at the design-led hotel Hilton London Bankside, is reopening its doors with a brand new enticing evening menu invoking the fresh flavours of spring and summer, alongside punchy cocktails made with seasonal ingredients.

EXCLUSIVE SPIRITS AT HARVEY NICHOLS

Explore a range of sought-after spirits, including a limited-edition gift set by Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum, S.B.S Barbados (Foursquare) 2006 Cask Strength Rum by 1423 Single Barrel Selection, and Vera Wang Vodka by Chopin Vodka

Bullards Pineapple, Ginger & Lime

Luxury sustainable British gin brand, Bullards, is excited to announce its latest gin, Pineapple, Ginger & Lime, to add to its impressive selection of unique spirits.

Bullards pineapple gin is a decadent harmony of flavours, combining juicy roasted pineapple with feisty ginger warmth and citrusy lime leaf. Allow your taste buds to transport you to tropical climates with this unique gin for the UK market.

CELEBRATE THE GREAT BRITISH SUMMER WITH A WIMBLEDON TEA AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL HYDE PARK, LONDON

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London will be ‘serving’ up a host of tennis inspired treats for fans to enjoy throughout the prestigious Wimbledon Championship 2022 tournament.

“Hospitality and entertainment venues have a responsibility to ensure the safety of women”

Following the recent announcement of the Mayor’s new public health strategy to combat voilence against women in night-time venues, Arith Liyanage, CEO and founder of The Night Owl, a Birmingham-based independent nightclub, comments:

“It’s positive to see Sadiq Khan’s investment in ensuring women’s safety considering the spike in violent incidents recently.

IT’S LOLLY LAUNCHES CARBON FOOD SCORING APP

  • Another first into its digital suite of products
  • Lolly carbon awareness tool gives the hospitality sector real opportunity to be low carbon
  • Puts the customer in control of their food choices

Introducing The Saffa Bru at Woolton, a new dining experience in a stunning venue 

Woolton Farm in Bekesbourne nr Canterbury, the home of award-winning cider producer Kentish Pip, partners with The Saffa Bru (Afrikaans for ‘South African brother’) at The Barn, to launch an exciting new dining experience this summer.