Cocktails Under the Clock

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The Chester Grosvenor will be welcoming cocktail connoisseurs and novices alike to its inaugural cocktail tasting evening at the hotel’s chic La Brasserie restaurant on Thursday 20th July from 6pm

Ophir to Handle the PR for The Bermondsey Square Hotel

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Ophir PR is delighted to announce that it will be handling the UK PR for the Bermondsey Square Hotel, a 90-room property in trendy South London brimming with personality, individuality and soul. Fusing an industrial aesthetic with London skyline views, complimentary all day tea and coffee, as well as a utilitarian approach to staff, the hotel facilitates a contemporary hub for millennials.

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa dessert the old and in with the new

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Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa has launched its new and most recent à la carte dessert menu, which turns retro classic desserts into modern masterpieces. The new desserts combine outstanding seasonal flavours with innovative cooking methods to inject humour and intrigue into the menu – the Head Pastry Chef, Lee O’Neill, has even incorporated cockney rhyming slang and his study of braille onto the plate.

Chapman Taylor behind the first volumetric modular hotel to be completed in Manchester

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Chapman Taylor’s new 220 bedroom Holiday Inn Express, built off-site from purpose built steel shipping containers, has been completed at Manchester’s Trafford City. It is the first hotel in the North West to be built using this particular type of volumetric modular construction. Volumetric modular construction is a method of off-site construction which sees a large portion of a building being constructed as a series of separate modules (or pods) in a controlled environment; typically a purpose built factory or large manufacturing warehouse.

Malmaison celebrates Brighton launch with stylish party

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Leading lifestyle hotel brand Malmaison last night celebrated the launch of its Brighton hotel with a glittering party.

The boutique hotel, located in the famous Brighton Marina district, invited the city’s movers and shakers to join in the celebration. British actress Carlo Cleveland and The Bill’s Chris Ellison were among the revellers raising a glass to the new hotel last night, following the multi-million pound transformation that led to the arrival of Malmaison in the city earlier this year.

Grahame Gardner: Setting the style for the hospitality market

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Grahame Gardner, leading uniform supplier to the UK hospitality industry, has unveiled its latest range of sophisticated workwear in partnership with the internationally renowned brand, Noel Asmar.

From sleek, fashion-led designs to everyday staples, the Leicester-based organisation is the official UK supplier for Noel Asmar, offering a variety of workwear collections to suit all areas of the hospitality industry.

54% of contract caterers want tech to solve their biggest headache – food waste! Omnico Group has the solution to this.

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More than half of all of contract caterers (54%) want technology to give them more accurate predictions of food and footfall so they can solve their number one problem – food waste.

In an exclusive survey commissioned by Omnico, the Point-of-Sale and customer engagement software provider, which covered the attitudes to technology of 153 senior figures in contract catering and food services, 53% said reducing food waste is their biggest challenge. 52% believe that being able to predict the numbers of those wanting to eat and the quantities of food required will be a major leap forward in operational efficiency and well over half (58%) believe using technology to reduce waiting times in queues will improve footfall.

How clean is your establishment? Rapid cleaning verification

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Residue left behind after cleaning can quickly lead to guest illness or even worse.

EnSURE™ monitoring system and easy-to-use swab tests detect adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy molecule of all living organisms, including germs and bacteria. Visual assessment of cleanliness is subjective and only detect gross lapses in procedure. Hygiena’s ATP Cleaning Verification system verifies catering and housekeeping staff are cleaning to the highest standards to ensure a clean and healthy environment.

Is the KP of the Year working in YOUR kitchen?

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Winterhalter offers prizes worth £10k+ in annual awards

The 2017 KP of the Year Awards have been launched and the search is on for the best kitchen porter in the land. The awards are the brainchild of Winterhalter, the market leader in commercial warewashers. Managing director Stephen Kinkead is encouraging entrants from all sectors of the industry. “In previous years we’ve had entries from schools, stadia and snack bars, pubs and prisons, hotels and hospitals, restaurants and residential homes, barracks and banquet caterers… even the Houses of Parliament,” he says.

LSA International at your service

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From serving jugs and grand champagne flutes or balloon glasses and understated tumblers – the spring/summer 2017 collection from LSA International has everything you need for your hotel bar or restaurant.

The spirit of choice this summer is gin and LSA International’s GIN Collection boasts five varieties of glasses defined by their weighty bases and subtly flared stems.