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Nestlé Professional urges pub caterers to refloat their gravy boats in Maggi campaign

22-Sep-2014 - A campaign to bring back the gravy boat in pubs has been launched by Nestlé Professional.

Great British Menu chef targets food after £500k Lincolnshire pub investment

19-Sep-2014 - A Great British Menu winner wants to “set a new standard” for pub food in north Lincolnshire after ploughing £500,000 of his own money into a pub devastated by last winter’s floods.

It’s different gravy: Lancashire pub stages seventh annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships

19-Sep-2014 - The Rose ‘n’ Bowl, in Stacksteads, Lancashire has staged its annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships to raise money for a local hospice.

Suffolk pub British Larder to launch Christmas snacking range in Selfridges

19-Sep-2014 - The owners of a Suffolk pub and food website are to launch a new range of seasonal Christmas products in Selfridges.

Kerridge urges caterers to see new allergen legislation as a positive

19-Sep-2014 - Top chef Tom Kerridge says caterers should view the forthcoming allergen legislation as a positive opportunity to improve customer experience.

Former hospital building turned gastropub set for November opening

19-Sep-2014 - A Northumberland gastropub converted from a former hospital administration building is set to open in early November.

BUSINESS BOOSTER

Money Makers: Ideas for driving food and drink sales at your pub

18-Sep-2014 - Pub Food's focus on event and promotional ideas for your pub

TREND WATCH

Kimchi: South Korea’s national dish

18-Sep-2014 - To go by its traditional definition, kimchi is a fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables and seasonings. Hundreds of different versions of the dish are known throughout the world, but most commonly, it is made with Napa cabbage, radish, scallion or cucumber.

SHOW PREVIEW

Restaurant Show 2014: Why visiting can benefit your business

18-Sep-2014 - Organised by William Reed Business Media – publisher of the Publican's Morning Advertiser – the Restaurant Show will bring together restauranteurs, caterers and chefs over a three-day period from 6-8 October. Here's Pub Food's comprehensive guide to all you need to know about the show.

INDUSTRY INSIGHT

Profile: How Cambridge concept Pint Shop embraces all walks of life

18-Sep-2014 - Pint Shop, based in Peas Hill in Cambridge, opened in November 2013. Co-owner Richard Holmes talks to Pub Food about expansion plans, the importance of staff training and inspiring concepts.

Seabrooks launches 'peel front' sharing crisps for pubs

18-Sep-2014 - The days of ripping the back of crisp packets to be able to share the bag may well be over, as Seabrook crisps reveals its new “peel front” format.

NEW PRODUCT

‘World’s first’ pie-dedicated chutney awarded gold star at 2014 Great Taste Awards

18-Sep-2014 - A recently-launched chutney made specifically for pies has picked up a gold star at the 2014 Great Taste Awards.

NEW PRODUCT

M&J Seafood serves up new range of salmon and haddock fishcakes

18-Sep-2014 - M&J Seafood has introduced a range of salmon and haddock fishcakes suitable for both meals and bar snacks.

UK dining-led pubs shortlisted for international Mr & Mrs Smith awards

18-Sep-2014 - A number of UK dining-led pubs with rooms have been shortlisted in this year’s international Smith Hotel Awards.

Wholesaler Booker in quarterly sales growth

18-Sep-2014 - Food wholesaler Booker Group has reported like-for-like sales growth of 3.1% for non-tobacco sales and growth of 1.8% for sales excluding its Makro stores for the 12 weeks to 12 September 2014.

Chef & Brewer crowns its 2014 'Masterchef' champion

18-Sep-2014 - Chef & Brewer, the 130-strong Spirit Pub Company brand, has named the winner of its annual chef competition.

PHOTOS: Scotch Egg Challenge 2014

17-Sep-2014 - The Cornwall project, currently holding residence at the Adam & Eve pub in east London, has won the Scotch Egg Challenge 2014 at an event run from the Ship pub in Wandsworth.

Sunderland bar launches 'Man vs Food' style chicken-wing chilli challenge

16-Sep-2014 - A north-east bar is throwing down its own Man vs Food-style challenge to the region’s bravest foodies.

Pub Awards 2014 winner and Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton says 'pubs offer opportunities that restaurants cannot'

12-Sep-2014 - Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton has claimed that the pub environment “provides chefs with opportunities that restaurants cannot offer” following his win at the Great British Pub Awards 2014.

Michelin-starred chef Dominic Chapman: 'brilliant rollercoaster' first month at pub venture

12-Sep-2014 - Michelin-starred chef Dominic Chapman has described his first month in charge of his new pub venture as “brilliant rollercoaster”.

Global cold water prawn supply at all-time low, leading supplier warns

12-Sep-2014 - A leading cooked and peeled cold water prawn supplier has warned pub chefs and caterers of an imminent global shortage.

Pieminister signs deal to install pie concept in 30 Enterprise pubs

12-Sep-2014 - Pieminister has agreed to install its ‘open kitchen’ franchise into 30 wet-led Enterprise Inns sites.

Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropub Awards 2015: Now open for entries

12-Sep-2014 - The search is now on for entries in the Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropub Awards 2015.

Tom Kerridge to present the Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropub Awards 2015

11-Sep-2014 - The two Michelin-starred chef will be hosting the ceremony on Monday, 26 January at Anglian Country Inns’ Hermitage Road Bar & Kitchen in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. The company has won Best Food Offer in the Publican Awards for two years running.

Business Booster

Money Makers: Ideas for driving food and drink sales at your pub

11-Sep-2014 - Pub Food's focus on event and promotional ideas for your pub

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National Minimum Wage - what you need to know

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The Big Interview: Mike Benner, SIBA

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In June Mike Benner left the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) after 20 years of campaigning, to...

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Whether or not you serve food in your pub, the balance between your culinary and administration skills...