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Keep up to date with all the latest food news, including tips and hints to help boost your sales.

17/03/2015 02:32 AM
Want to know what "menu engineering" is?

I touched upon the growing popularity of wine at the top end of the pub market last month – with a whopping 47% increase in wine sales in gastropubs according to CGA figures.


11/03/2015 08:13 PM
UK pub & restaurant sales up 5.8% year-on-year

UK pub and restaurant groups saw their 23rd consecutive month of like-for-like sales growth, continuing a trend of consistent post-recession growth.


26/02/2015 08:32 PM
Norfolk pub re-opens with bakery and community cafe

A village pub dating back to the 13th century has re-opened its doors with a bakery and community cafe following an 18-month closure.


26/02/2015 01:18 AM
Menu trends: French dip, burnt ends and bacon jam

Foodservice consultancy Horizons looks at menu trends being embraced on the high street


18/02/2015 03:03 AM
Deadline extended for entries to Development Chef Awards 2015

The deadline for entries into the Farm Frites Development Chef Awards 2015 has been extended to 28 February. 


16/02/2015 03:32 AM
Trade organisations join forces to tackle chef skills shortage

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) and Perceptions Group have joined forces to help fight the shortage of pub chefs and improve chef skills for those working in the pub and bar sector.


12/02/2015 09:07 PM
Power to the pie

With British Pie Week coming up on the 2-9 March Sheila McWattie looks at seven ideas for pies


05/02/2015 01:07 AM
The mothership has landed

Five ways to succeed with Mother’s Day


02/02/2015 02:43 AM
New book offers '27 golden rules for a successful food business'

Hospitality consultant Ali Carter has launched a new book aimed at food-led pubs.


29/01/2015 01:27 AM
Team UK comes tenth whilst Norway triumphs in Bocuse d'Or 2015

Britain finished in tenth place at the world final of the Bocuse d’Or 2015, held in Lyon, France on Wednesday 28 January.


26/01/2015 08:50 AM
Northern Ireland pub takes title in Best Breakfast Awards 2015

The Speckled Hen, in Lisburn, Northern Ireland has won the Best Pub category in the Best Breakfast Awards 2015.


13/01/2015 08:51 PM
Bidvest 3663 joins VAT Club

Leading UK foodservice provider, Bidvest 3663, has become the first major foodservice distributor to join the VAT Club Jacques Borel.


17/12/2014 08:21 PM
M&B: Over 1m will dine out on Christmas Day

Mitchells & Butlers has revealed research that estimates over one million people will dine out in its outlets on Christmas Day this year.


13/06/2013 01:56 AM
JDW pubs gain top FSA hygiene scores

JD Wetherspoon, the managed pub operator, says 85% of its eligible pubs have gained the maximum five star rating in the Food Standards Agency (FSA) Scores on the Doors food hygiene scheme.


15/11/2012 04:20 AM
Pub food ideas: Sharing food

From simple late-night snacks to an elaborate New Year’s Day lunch, sharing foods offer chefs opportunities to experiment creatively and enable customers to tuck into dishes that promote a convivial atmosphere. Sheila McWattie looks at different ways to attract groups of customers with sharing dishes and snacks.


17/10/2012 06:59 PM
Pub food ideas: 7 ways with takeaways

Sheila McWattie takes a look at some exciting and innovative routes to making takeaways part of your pub’s offer.


27/06/2012 02:26 AM
7 ways to use fish and seafood to liven up your pub menu

Sheila McWattie explores the many ways that fish and seafood can liven up your pub menu