Brits spend approximately one-quarter of their annual income on dining out, according to a survey by OpenTable.
Meanwhile the Bangladesh Caterers Association are getting hot under the collar at the lack of 'skilled chefs'. From outside the EU, most likely.
Emma Eversham & Liam Garrahan writing for Big Hospitality ask "How we can solve the chef shortage (and what the industry’s doing already)". Some great suggestions and points of view here.
Is it time to ditch the tip? asks Harden's in this blog post that highlights the difference between attitudes to tipping in Europe and across the pond in the ol' U.S. of A.
I'd say Las Iguanas were wishing they had as this story broke last week in The Guardian: Restaurants’ tipping policy ‘forces waiters to pay to work’
The Caterer magazine offers Seven ways to run an 'ethical' tronc for businesses who do want to do the right thing.
New research in America suggests that living near a Starbucks can actually increase your home value. So much for the property market frothing over. Ahem.
Campaign: Save the Food Tech A-level
Food Teachers are campaigning to save the Food Technology A-Level.
Here you'll find the consultation paper (Food tech on page 17) - respond before 24 September 2015.
As senior vice president of Apple's retail arm Angela Ahrendts is under a lot of pressure to hire for mission-critical roles in her team. In this LinkedIn article, she shares her approach to a typical job interview, in which she tries to judge the candidate’s personality in four key areas.
Get in touch:
Let me know by email if you have any events or latest news worth sharing.
Why not have your say on the topics discussed with a comment below.