January 2019

HIT Training urges hospitality businesses to pledge Apprenticeship Levy funding

31/01/2019 11:01
Industry apprenticeship provider HIT Training is calling on Levy-paying hospitality business to fund at least one apprenticeship outside of their company, as part of its brand new ‘Don’t Waste: The Future of Hospitality’ campaign.

It comes as the organisation claims all businesses within the industry are affected by staff shortages, and struggling to attract and retain talent to help their business grow.

As such, HIT’s latest campaign hopes to find an ‘industry-wide solution’ for an ‘industry-wide problem.’

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C&C Catering Equipment founder passes away

31/01/2019 09:01
C&C Catering Equipment Group has announced the death of its founder, John Kitchin who passed away on 27 January.

Kitchin was noted as a highly respected figure in the catering equipment industry, having held many different roles throughout his 60-year career.

ceda director general, Adam Mason paid tribute to Kitchin. He said: “John was a great man and leaves an incredible legacy; a family and...

Leading caterers sign pledge to make veg more ‘accessible and appealing’

31/01/2019 08:01
Four ‘leading’ UK caterers - Compass Group UK & Ireland, Caterlink, Olive Catering and Vertas – have committed to increase vegetable consumption in the UK by signing up to The Food Foundation's ‘Peas Please’ initiative.

The news follows the launch of Veg Power and ITV’s ‘Eat Them To Defeat Them’ advertising campaign, with a total 14 of catering companies now signed up to the campaign since it launched it 2017.

As part of their pledge, Compass Group, school specialist Caterlink and the University of West...

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Jamie Oliver opens first on-campus deli

31/01/2019 08:01
In partnership with Aramark Northern Europe and the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group, Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University (RGU) has opened the world’s first on-campus Jamie’s Deli.

The emphasis is on healthy, balanced food made with local and sustainably sourced ingredients.

Vicki Nairn, vice principal for corporate operations at Robert Gordon University, said: “RGU is the first university in the UK to embrace the Jamie’s Deli concept as one of its choices for...

ScotHot speaker schedule released

31/01/2019 06:01
ScotHot, Scotland’s hospitality trade event, has announced the full speaker programme for the Scottish Tourism Alliance Spotlight Stage.

Taking place on the 13 and 14 March 2019 at Glasgow’s Scottish Event Campus (SEC) it is being held in collaboration with Scottish Tourism Month.

The Spotlight Stage, in partnership with Scottish Tourism Alliance, features a programme of expert speakers from some of Scotland’s hospitality...

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