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?
I was first introduced to the AA restaurant guide as a young commis chef working in my first ‘fine dining’ kitchen. It was a culture shock to the system but I decided that this was the path for me. I was fortunate to work under a great chef who’d had two Michelin stars previously at…Read more How the AA became a spent force with their guides.
Yet another piece of investigative journalism beating the Hospitality sector was aired on Channel 4 last night. It outlined the shady practices that are allegedly happening in one particular Premier Inn. Staff being told to report early for unpaid meetings or do their preparation in their own time, an unreasonable time quota set per workload…Read more Channel4 – Dispatches. Too close to the truth for the industry?
This was the very question posed to me quite recently by Richard Davies, Executive chef at Calcot manor near Tetbury. And to be honest it’s something that I hadn’t really paid much attention to, because let’s face it, a peppercorn is a peppercorn right? Well no, actually it isn’t and to my shame I, like…Read more Think you know your spices?
This is one of those posts that any blogger, connected with the Hospitality industry, will be writing about now. Their predictions for who will get a glittering Michelin star on Monday. Our understanding is that Michelin have already sent out the invitations to a select number of the current incumbents, but the next couple of…Read more Michelin 2018: Predictions
Some of you may have read the recent comments by serial restauranteur Jeremy King with regard to Brexit. I could be really brief in this post, and pose the reply of: 2 words Mr King; the second one is off, chose any prefix you like. But I won’t, it deserves a proper reply. There are…Read more Jeremy King–The reply