Recruitment & training

Recruitment & training

With an estimated 236,000 extra jobs expected to be created in hospitality by 2015 there has never been a greater need to find the right people to fill them. Recruiting the right staff, developing their skills and retaining them is essential for a successful business, so it is important to know how to do it. Read about the latest trends in recruitment, top tips from experts and more here.

David Davis: EU workers safe in UK after Brexit

UK won't 'shut the door' on EU workers

By Sophie Witts

Brexit secretary David Davis has offered further hope to the hospitality industry by claiming the UK is not about to ‘shut the door’ on EU workers.

Chef Nieves Barragán Mohacho to leave Barrafina

Nieves Barragán Mohacho to leave Barrafina

By Stefan Chomka

Nieves Barragán Mohacho, head chef of Barrafina since its launch nine years ago, is leaving the group at the end of the month to open her own restaurant.

Mandatory Scores on the Doors will affect thousands of businesses

Mandatory Scores on the Doors will affect 43,000 businesses

By Stefan Chomka

More than 43,000 restaurants and catering businesses across England could be affected when a law to make it compulsory for places that serve or sell food to display their food hygiene rating comes into force in 2019.

Soil Association launches Organic Served Here award scheme

Organic award scheme launches for restaurants

By Sophie Witts

The Soil Association has launched its Organic Served Here certification scheme across the UK to allow restaurants to promote their use of organic produce.

Chefs' Secrets of Success: Ashley Palmer-Watts

Chefs' Secrets of Success: Ashley Palmer-Watts

By Hannah Thompson

In the latest in our Chefs' Secrets of Success series, we caught up with Ashley Palmer-Watts, executive group chef of Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. He talks advice to young chefs, learning the basics, and the importance of taste.

Half of diners unsure whether tips go to staff

Half of diners unsure whether tips go to staff

By Sophie Witts

Over half of British diners are unsure whether to leave a tip in restaurants in case it is not passed on to waiting staff, according a study by AA Hotel and Hospitality Services.

Harrods staff demand greater control over tips

Harrods staff demand greater control over tips

By Sophie Witts

Restaurant workers at Harrods are calling on the store to allow staff to vote on who distributes their tips in the latest row over the use of service charges.

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