Alex Bond’s plant-based menu at Alchemilla in Nottingham puts the vegetables in the centre of the plate. Here, broccoli gets the star treatment. Michael Raffael reports
The Asian Catering Federation (ACF) and Tony Khan Culinary Institute in Bangladesh have announced the launch of a joint initiative to train and recruit young chefs in Bangladesh to address the ‘severe skills shortage’ in UK curry restaurants.
In a time of emergency, people need clarity from their leaders. Yesterday afternoon, the industry was left reeling from a lack of clarity from prime minister Boris Johnson’s emergency Downing Street briefing.
Travel trade association UKinbound, which represents more than 400 tourism and hospitality businesses, has written to chancellor Rishi Sunak to ask for “urgent and aggressive” government intervention to protect the industry.
Dr Andrew Kemp, group sales and marketing director at Bidfood has urged the industry to get behind campaigns aiming to tackle child hunger.
Retail brand Laura Ashley has announced its intention to appoint administrators, however the Laura Ashley hotels and tea rooms are unaffected.
Hospitality industry charity Only A Pavement Away, which supports the homeless, ex- offenders, and vulnerable veterans with jobs in hospitality, has committed funding to ensure its members don’t fall back into destitution in light of growing concerns over Covid-19.
The Roux Scholarship has been postponed until autumn because of restrictions associated with the coronavirus.
All the members of the [Winterhalter](https://www.winterhalter.com/uk-en/) and [Classeq](https://www.classeq.co.uk/) sales teams are now CFSP certified.
Compass’ organic revenue growth was 6% for the five months ending 29 February 2020 but the impact of coronavirus means it will miss out on £225m in profit.