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Jockey Club Catering races ahead at National Racecourse Catering Awards

Jockey Club Catering is celebrating an incredible 9 award wins at last week’s National Racecourse Catering Awards held at Ascot Racecourse on Friday 4th October. The standout racecourse caterers were thrilled to win the prestigious Judges Excellence Award for Newmarket Racecourses and the Small Racecourse Catering Award for Market Rasen Racecourse.

Prepare Your Business’ Facility for Winter

As the cooler weather approaches, the changing weather conditions can have a detrimental effect on your business’ facility. From frozen pipes to broken roof tiles, there are many issues which can arise over the winter period, and MSL Property Care Services Ltd want to give their top tips for preparing your facility for winter.

Hospitality charity seeks new trustees

HIT Scotland, the charity that provides inspirational learning experiences for those working in the Scottish hospitality industry, is inviting applications to join its board of trustees.

The organisation, founded in 1994 by leaders in the hospitality and culinary sectors, is searching for a number of knowledgeable trustees to inform its future development, following the retirement of several current trustees.


With Halloween creeping up in the calendar, now is the time to ensure pubs and bars are in the perfect position to capitalise on the second biggest party night of the year after New Year’s Eve[1]. Falling on a Thursday this year, Halloween represents a significant opportunity for operators to boost mid-week sales, as well as providing outlets with the perfect excuse to extend the occasion into the weekend after and draw in the crowds.

The Independent Hotel Show reveals consumers’ attitudes to environmental consciousness in hotels

The landscape of luxury is rapidly changing, according to telling new research from the Independent Hotel Show.

A new report has gathered the opinions of 2,000 travellers sharing their views on hotels’ environmental responsibility, of which 75% are UK based, 64% female and 88% aged between 26 and 66 years old. The report, in partnership with Criton, supports the Independent Hotel Show’s live installation, The Conscious Bedroom, which will consider, showcase and celebrate both the environmental and social factors that contribute to a consciously designed hotel bedroom.

Master Innholders welcomes 9th cohort of Aspiring Leaders

The hospitality industry’s leading educational programme for aspiring hotel managers has welcomed its ninth intake of ambitious junior professionals.

The Master Innholders Aspiring Leaders Diploma (MIALD), endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality, is one of the most sought-after qualifications for junior-level hotel supervisors and managers in the UK – so much so that for the first time, two cohorts will be starting in the same year.

Halloween at Roast, Borough Market

From 28 October – 3 November, Roast Restaurant in Borough Market will be turning their much-loved classic afternoon tea into a spooky Halloween-inspired version. Available daily from midday – 6pm, in the light and airy restaurant, overlooking the historic market. For just £25 per person, guests can indulge in an array of Halloween-themed sweet treats including Spiced pumpkin cake and a decadent Chocolate witch’s hat, alongside classic savoury delights such as Smoked salmon and crème fraîche and Roast beef, watercress and mustard finger sandwiches. The scones have also had a spooky Halloween makeover, infused with charcoal in honour of the season. Complementing the experience is a selection of 13 teas and infusions bursting with flavour, from apple and cranberry to Japanese sencha and organic camomile flowers. Champagne and English sparkling wines are available by the glass, for an extra treat. To book and for more information please visit


Craig Rogan Launches Brand New Menu at Dakota Leeds

Dakota Leeds’ new Executive Head Chef, Craig Rogan, has unleashed his culinary skills and love for fresh, seasonal and local produce on the hotel’s newly released menu at Dakota Grill.

The latest menu offering features mouth-watering comfort food favourites and experimental flavour combinations. Using the finest British produce and freshest seasonal ingredients, dishes include; Cod Brandade with Yorkshire Chorizo and Salt Baked Kohlrabi with Lincolnshire Poachers for starters, Grilled Seabass, Glazed Ox Cheek and Roasted Hake for mains, followed by a truly tempting assortment of desserts.


The award-winning Josh Eggleton, Elliott Lidstone and Jan Ostle will join forces this November for an unforgettable dining experience to raise funds for industry charity Hospitality Action. Taking place on Monday 11th November the trio of pioneering Bristol talent will take to the helm at Clevedon Hall for an exclusive dinner to celebrate the Bristol Young Guns: three award-winning chefs at the forefront of the South West food scene.

Royal Berkshire Conference Centre relaunches as Reading FC Conference and Events

Royal Berkshire Conference Centre (RBCC), one of Thames Valley’s premier destinations for private and corporate events, has undergone an exciting rebrand and name change, relaunching as Reading FC Conference and Events to better align the venue brand with its Madejski Stadium location.

To mark the rebrand a new website,, has also launched to reflect the newly enhanced brand identity.