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Tipping point: Ivy Collection latest chain under scrutiny

Why is it that restaurant chains try to swipe their staff tips? What is the worst example you have ever come across of staff having their  tips snaffled? Write to The Ivy Collection which grew from the original Ivy Restaurant and now manages 8 establishments (not including the original) is the latest chain to... Continue reading

Claude Bosi jumps from Hibiscus to Bibendum

Flailing chef Claude Bosi has just shuttered his Hibiscus restaurant in Mayfair and taken on another basket case. Once boasting the best steak frites outside France, Bibendum in Chelsea was described by then director Simon Hopkinson as daring to be continental, Bibendum is now closed for another revamp as Bosi tries to rethink it amid... Continue reading

Ben Spalding at Leeds City College

Leeds City College catering students are hosting an evening of innovative dining with Chef Ben Spalding as he introduces a one-off, £25 dining experience in Leeds on March 8. Ben’s CV includes 28 + restaurants including; Per Se, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, the Ledbury, Bagatelle, The Fat Duck, Le Manoir, Vue de Monde and L’enclume; as well... Continue reading

Chef Profile: Ben Murphy

The future is bright, the future is Ben Murphy. Looking at his profile it’s hard to believe he’s only 26. His portfolio reads like a glitzy fashion advert. Paris, New York, London. Taking the traditional approach, he started out doing apprenticeships and learning from the greats. He then went on to work at two Michelin... Continue reading

Danske Bank finances new restaurant

An Irish chef has managed to get bank financing for his ambitious new restaurant. Having worked in Scotland, London and Paris Richard McCracken now sets up shop in Ballyhackamore, East Belfast with his new restaurant Cyprus Avenue Interestingly, his venture is backed by a total of £250,000 from Danske Bank. Karen Hoey, senior corporate manager... Continue reading

Graham Long moves to L’Autre Pied

Michelin-starred London restaurant L’Autre Pied in Marylebone has appointed Graham Long as its new head chef. Long joins David Moore’s restaurant from The Chancery where he has been working since 2014. He’s also worked at St Betty in Hong Kong for Shane Osborn and Alan Yau. Moore has worked with Graham Long before at his Pied a Terre restaurant... Continue reading

Vegan Hangover Survival Kits

Friday December 11th identified as the most hungover point of 2015 as party season takes its toll on the nation’s health! , London’s first vegan, alcohol-free restaurant teamed up with SUPPER, the world’s first Michelin-starred delivery service to deliver Hangover Survival Kits straight to your office or home. Nearly two months of late nights, rich... Continue reading