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JANUARY BLUES? GET £1 BURGERS AND PIZZAS AT BREWDOG THIS MONTH 

• Purchase one burger or pizza and get a second for £1 
 • Offer available from 3rd January 2023 – 15th February 2023 in all BrewDog bars 
 • Drink all you can this Jan with unlimited refills on AF beers 

Campus Director of Glion Institute of Higher Education in London named in 100 Most Influential People in Europe Travel and Hospitality

Georgette Davey, Campus Director of Glion London and Interim Managing Director of Glion Institute of Higher Education, has been named in the 100 Most Influential People in Europe Travel and Hospitality for 2022 by the International Hospitality Institute (IHI), the leading global advocacy, training and standards organisation for the hospitality industry.

Worldwide Wellness for 2023 from BIRD Travel PR 

2023 is set to be bigger than ever for wellness as travellers continue to seek out transformative retreats that will help them become their best selves.

According to a recent study by Accenture, despite increasing financial pressures, the health and wellness market is expected to increase to more than $1 trillion in spend globally by 2025, making it one of the industry’s fasting growing sectors. As Skift identifies, today wellness extends beyond physical health and incorporates many different dimensions that should work in harmony including mental, physical, environmental, social, spiritual, and emotional. 

AWARD-WINNING TAPAS GROUP SERVES UP A TASTY OPPORTUNITY FOR LONDON RESTAURATEURS

An award-winning restaurant brand in South London could serve up a mini empire to an experienced entrepreneur or foodie with a dream of success, when its current owner steps down due to family commitments.

The Tapas Room, which offers a tapas menu and specialist wine recommendations, was established in 2017 in Tooting Broadway Market by founder Paul Belcher.

Crush Dry January with Beavertown Brewery’s tasty selection of alcohol-free beers

  • Lazer Crush (0.3% ABV) is an alcohol free IPA that’s perfectly balanced with citrus undertones and topped with subtle notes of pine for that ultimate fresh taste
  • Astro-Nought (0.5% ABV) is a clean and crisp alcohol free lager with a hint of lime zest freshness and a ridiculously light cereal character
  • Lazer Crush is available at Waitrose and Sainsbury’s or via the Beavertown webshop here, and Astro-Nought is available exclusively via the webshop here
  • Order a pack of 24 x Lazer Crush for a free Lazer Crush Tumbler  – offer runs until 31 January 2023.

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS RESTAURANT OFFERINGS IN LONDON | HOTEL CAFE ROYAL | THE DORCHESTER | HIDE

Alex Dilling at Hotel Café Royal

Throughout the festive period, an array of culinary experiences from Christmas Eve lunch to New Year’s Day brunch will be offered at Alex Dilling for guests to enjoy a true masterclass in the best ingredients and culinary expertise. The Christmas menu includes slow-roasted duck on Christmas Eve and a British classic of beef wellington on Christmas Day, with a delicious 8-course tasting menu with live entertainment on New Year’s Eve and a New Years’ Day brunch with celebratory cocktails to cheers to 2023. Available to book here.

Seaside seafood hotspot set to open

A BEACHFRONT restaurant tucked away on Seaburn’s golden sands officially opens its doors next month.

North, the latest venture from restaurateurs Ben Wall and Neil Bassett, will be nestled in the historic Bay Shelter on Seaburn’s Lower Promenade, just yards from the shoreline.

LEDFlex lighting solutions bring elegance to destination dining

Scott’s, Richmond

Located on a westward meander of the River Thames, Scott’s new Richmond location brings decadence and old-world elegance to destination dining. Guests are greeted with glamour at the stately terrace for al-fresco dining on the banks of the Thames, the opulent champagne and crustacean bar and a dazzling dining hall set across two floors. Scott’s prides itself on providing service that is as exceptional as the food, sharing the heritage and experience of its famous original location in Mayfair.  

Over 40 years supplying the hospitality industry

Roneford Catering is established since 1978 and is the one-stop-shop for all your catering equipment needs! Supplying the hospitality Industry for over 40 years, our clients range from Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Public Houses. As a family business, we pride ourselves on our customer service and the longstanding relationship we have with major manufacturers.

ON THE CREST OF A WAVE OF SUCCESS….

60 AWARDS AND RISING

  • Notable awards including winning at World Rum, Gin Guide Awards and SIP (California) in 2022.
  • Traditional distillery that ferments, distils and ages its products.
  • Unique local area product ingredients.

ARE YOU THE ULTIMATE PLANT PARENT?

The new Stoneleigh wine ‘Christmoss’ gift promises to leaf your foliage friends green with envy

  • New Zealand’s number-one wine brand Stoneleigh has partnered with Patch Plants to create limited-edition Christmas jumpers for the nation’s plants
  • Research* reveals that seven in ten Millennials consider themselves ‘plant parents’
  • The Christmoss bundle is available on Patch Plants website at £45 and Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc is available in all major supermarkets nationwide, including Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Tesco, Co-op and Waitrose, at an RRP of £10

PATISSERIE VALERIE AND BAKERS + BARISTAS APPOINTGROUP CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

One of the UK’s leading bakeries, Patisserie Valerie, and its sister coffee and baking brand, Bakers + Baristas, have appointed Martin Burke as Group Chief Marketing Officer. Martin will oversee the marketing for Patisserie Valerie’s 29 stores and Bakers + Baristas 64 sites across the UK and Ireland, as well as Patisserie Valerie’s eCommerce platform.

Five Top Tips for Styling Your Christmas Table

Can you hear those sleigh bells ringing and jing-ting-tingaling too? Christmas is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited! As the long dark nights draw in and the temperatures drop, we need something to look forward to, right? With that in mind, don’t let anyone tell you that it’s too early to get into the Christmas spirit. All Scrooges exit to the left, please.

Plus, with so much to consider, such as what gifts to buy, the best decorations to dress your home in, and what tasty food you’ll serve, preparing as early as possible is best and will save a lot of stress when the big day finally arrives. Let’s tick off one vital box nice and early…

Styling the Christmas table! Here are our top tips to ensure you WOW family and guests.

Panasonic Goes for Growth with New Pro Cooking Team Member

Panasonic has announced the addition of a new Key Account Manager to its professional cooking team.

Victoria Kennedy joins Panasonic having spent the past six years in foodservice looking after customers from the travel, leisure, restaurant, hotel and QSR sectors.

YOOBIC Communities Give Restaurants a Secret Weapon to Combat Employee Turnover

Frontline employee experience software pioneer unveils brand new features to boost morale, build a culture of community, and keep employees engaged

YOOBIC, the innovator of the all-in-one Frontline Employee Experience Platform, today announced the launch of YOOBIC Communities, a powerful expansion of the YOOBIC app designed to enable companies with frontline workers to drive engagement and give employees a shared space to build collaboration, camaraderie, and a sense of common purpose. The feature launch cements YOOBIC’s place as the premiere Frontline Employee Experience Platform (FEXP) for today’s most demanding distributed enterprises.

Reducing your overheads with professional equipment

Throughout recent years, the hotel industry has faced continuous economic difficulties, from the pandemic to inflation and the cost-of-living crisis.

As inflation rates increase this year, businesses across the industry face possible closure, including independent hotels under the pressure of soaring costs. To support independent hotels this winter, Miele has produced some top tips on how your business can reduce costs in the short and long term.

Doing it On A Budget: The Affordable Guide To Dressing For Your Christmas Party

It’s that time of the year again – the start of sequins, glitter, and plenty of festive joy! It also means that your work Christmas party is nearing.

As one of the most anticipated events of the year, work Christmas parties are a high-end parade of chic garments that only reinforce the festive cheer.

Cocktail Party in a Box: Celebrate the season with exquisite pre-mixed cocktails available in a host of innovative flavours

Sure to top your Christmas SWISH List this year, SWISH Cocktails today announces the launch of its “Cocktail Party In A Box” [from £45], the perfect gift to kick-start any party this festive season.

Offering expertly crafted ready-to-drink no and low alcohol cocktails, mixed from the finest ingredients in a host of unique, experimental flavours, alongside bar-quality glassware and delicious party nibbles that will have you craving more. 

DATA REVEALS ABERDEEN IS THE BEST CHRISTMAS MARKET TO VISIT THIS YEAR

With Christmas around the corner, markets all over the country have now opened for the festive season. But with so many options, which is the best one to visit to get into the Christmas spirit?

Botanical drinks brewer, Fentimans, has delved into the data and analysed all things Christmas across the UK’s biggest cities to find the ultimate Christmas market destination. Metrics include the number of Christmas markets to visit, the chance of snow, average costs for food and drink in each location and the cost of a weekend overnight stay.

Six hospitality industry trends for 2023 and beyond

Having worked in the hospitality business for a long time, I feel we often underappreciate quite how resilient – and adaptive – this industry is.

In just the past couple of decades we have seen the hotel distribution model upended by the Online Travel Agents (OTAs); a major competitor arrive in the shape of Airbnb (and its emulators); and then a global pandemic which forced hotels in many key markets to cease trading almost overnight, and for what turned out to be an extended period.

LOLLY SIGNS UP WITH CUBO

-Hospitality technology specialist focuses on the higher education sector

-To exhibit at CUBO Winter conference

In its mission to continue extending hospitality technology services to universities and colleges across the UK, Lolly has signed up with CUBO (College and University Business Officers).

CUBO is the membership organisation for campus and commercial services professionals. Supporting over 900 members with best practice, learning, research and representation in areas including catering, hospitality and retail.

École Ducasse and the École d’Hôtellerie et de Tourisme du Luxembourg announce further public-private training initiative

École Ducasse and École d’Hôtellerie et de Tourisme du Luxembourg (EHTL) are reinforcing their successful four-year collaboration by creating an ad hoc training course for students in the hotel, restaurant and tourism industries.

OYO Vacation Homes and Joyned announce global partnership  

Israeli start-up Joyned has today announced a commercial partnership with one of Europe’s leading vacation homes rental companies, OYO Vacation Homes. The partnership will see OYO test Joyned’s group booking software across its vacation homes brands in Europe.   

A global platform that provides full-stack technology to homeowners to help them secure customers from around the world, OYO’s current proposition will be further enhanced by Joyned’s Friends & Family (F&F) booking functionality.