This week saw the UK Government publish its plans for Post-Brexit immigration policy. Needless to say, it didn't go down well with the majority of the establishment in Hospitality. Although there were some people who thought it was an excellent idea: Then there was an absolute litany of the old guard who, let's be honest,…Read more Post-Brexit immigration policy
Every morning I’m awake by at least 6.30am, before my wife’s alarm sounds, I read the two pages of news that Google deems worthy of my attention. In the main, it keeps me well informed of global events. But recently an article came to my attention, which, if I'm being honest makes my piss boil:…Read more Opinion: Own the problem, you created it!
We had a post-festive getaway this year, so we trundled down to Cornwall to a place we've gotten to know reasonably well over the past year. The Victoria Inn near Penzance, is run by Husband & Wife team Nikolaus & Laura Boyle, suitably aided by some fantastic staff. They allow dogs in the bar but…Read more #Foodporn: The Victoria Inn, Penzance, Cornwall
This week The Caterer released its customer feedback survey into the wild. It's been 6years since Travel and media entrepreneur Clive Jacobs purchase the industry journal and it has been a slippery slope ever since. In that time it has had three editors, vast swathes of journalists who knew the industry and built up a rapport…Read more Opinion: The Caterer Survey
Here is the foodporn from a recent meal at Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons near Oxford. As you'd expect from a 2 Michelin star, Relais & Châteaux it really is the height of luxury which comes with a price tag to match. Lunch for two including a 'reasonable' bottle of wine, a round of…Read more #Foodporn: Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
The Michelin guide concludes yet another award season in 2018 for the culinary gifted. Sadly, it will be commented on by those that think they know about such things, yet clearly, don't. Having had experience in multiple Michelin starred kitchens & had had several frank conversations with their inspectors, I can say with conviction that…Read more Michelin 2019 – Press reaction
Monday will see the release of the Michelin guide to UK & Eire 2019 at an IMAX cinema in Waterloo, London. The past 12-18months has seen quite a few developments which will have surely caught the inspeactor's eye; new openigs too late for the 2018 guide & those with pedigrees settling into their stride. That said,…Read more Michelin 2019: Predictions (Updated)
This is a recent meal at Gidleigh Park, Devon with former Nathan Outlaw Head chef Chris Simpson, now at the helm. We visited on a Sunday lunch, where there is a four choice menu available at £65 per person. A big thank you to all the team at Gidleigh Park for wonderful meal & thoughtful…Read more #Foodporn: Gidleigh Park
So by now, you’ve probably had your fill of emails from various websites emailing you, nay pleading with you, to stay on their mailing lists. For those that have been living under a rock for past 6 months GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 to give it its full title, came into…Read more GDPR – Are we there yet?