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Eric Kayser to open restaurant and pâtisserie in London French master baker Eric Kayser will open his first UK outlet tomorrow, fittingly enough on Baker Street, London. The renowned boulanger has been looking for a UK site for over two years and settled on Baker Street because the Marylebone area has had something of a renaissance in recent years. The location’s name proved to be a matter of synchronicity rather than design, according to a spokeswoman. The Baker Street Maison Kayser, which will offer a takeaway, pâtisserie and a 60-cover restaurant, will open from 7am-11pm. All “Natural fermentation is the essence of our bread and we are proud to have crebread, brioches and viennoiseries will be made on the premises using natural liquid ated a wide range of breads that serve every kind of taste,” he said. “We believe fresh baked bread is a joy that should be shared and experienced every day.” leaven. Kayser, a fourth-generation artisanal baker, is famous for using liquid leavening rather than commercial yeast in his breads. At the age of 30 he invented the Fermento Levain with fellow baker Patrick Castagna, a machine that facilitates the continuous use of liquid leaven.

The first Maison Kayser opened in Paris just over 20 years ago and there are now more than 100 bakeries in 21 countries, including 19 in Tokyo, five in New York City and three in Singapore. Kayser refused to be drawn on plans for further expansion in the UK. Baker Street has no historical connection to the gentle art of leavening, but was so named after builder William Baker, who laid out the street in the 18th century.

More Britons plan staycation in 2017 than took one in 2016 More Britons plan to take their main holiday in the UK in 2017 than did so in 2016, with eastern Europe another favoured option for this year. That’s according to research from Travelzoo, which asked over 1,200 Britons where they planned to holiday. It found that 52.4% of respondents were considering the United Kingdom or western Europe for their main holiday in 2017, with 24% saying they would be holidaying in England, 6% in Scotland, 4% in Wales, and 3% in Ireland. That compares to a similar survey conducted in October last year which found that 29% of Britons said they had spent their 2016 holiday in the UK. Meanwhile, fears about safety and the weakness of the pound is driving more Britons away from traditional western


European destinations in favour of eastern Europe. Travelzoo said that central and eastern Europe as a whole (12%) was now more appealing and affordable for Britons than Spain (10%). Croatia, Bulgaria and Poland were found to be the most popular eastern European holiday destinations this year, despite the fact that nearly half (45%) of Britons considering travelling there admit that they wouldn’t have done so before 2017. Joel Brandon-Bravo, managing director of Travelzoo in the UK, said: “Six months on from the Leave vote and it’s encouraging to see Britons considering Eastern Europe as a travel destination in 2017. As flight bans to Sharm el Sheikh and Tunisia continue, and uncertainty over the value of the pound remains, countries such as Croatia and Bulgaria – which operate outside of the Euro – offer better exchange rates and great value for money to British tourists.” Brandon-Bravo continued: “UK tourists who are now looking further east won’t be disappointed. If you take the Balkan Peninsula for example, the coastlines of Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro, are just a stone’s throw from the east coast of Italy. They boast the same warm weather and beautiful beaches, lakes and mountains, and present a wonderful opportunity for British people to explore new travel gems.

Preliminary data from STR’s monthly report found occupancy soared 7.1% in the capital to 80.1%, while RevPAR increased 14.5% to £119.41. Meanwhile, average daily rate (ADR) was also up 7% to £149.02. The increase was down to demand outstripping supply, with supply increasing 2.7% compared with a 10% jump in demand.


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December marked London’s highest year-over year RevPAR increase in the past 52 months – since the UK hosted the Summer Olympics in 2012. STR analysis noted that while the performance growth is compared with a weak December 2015 – when London hotels experienced a downturn in performance following the terror attacks in Paris – December 2016 marked London’s highest actual occupancy level for any December on record.

Cornhill Castle set to undergo £750,000 refurb Cornhill Castle hotel in Biggar, Lanarkshire, has announced it is to undergo a £750,000 refurbishment programme. The first phase of the project will see the opening of its ‘Grand Ballroom’ on Sunday, 12 February. The room will have a traditional castle-period feel with bookcases lining the walls and a sloped ceiling that will give the optical illusion that it’s higher than it actually is. Although the castle can accommodate 220 people for meals, and 250 plus for an evening reception, a statement from the property said the overall ambience of the refurbishment is “warm and intimate”. Also planned is a new honeymoon suite housed in one of the original castle turrets. Set over two storeys, the honeymoon suite will have a luxury copper bath, rainfall shower and its own private mini-spa. A further phase will include the

conversion of an existing grade B-listed stable block into 15 bedrooms with an additional courtyard.



Cornhill was acquired by the Manorview Hotels and Leisure Group last February, which has a reputation for taking over tired, old buildings, and giving them a new lease of life. LIONS TOUR

Fallon Cowley, group operations director at Manorview, said: “Weddings are a key part of our business but rather than have a standard formulaic wedding throughout all our hotels, we allow each hotel to have its own personality, therefore we can cater for all types of weddings. “At Cornhill we wanted to create something that complemented the castle and its stunning location. I’m proud to say we’ve achieved that with our Grand Ballroom.” The refurbishment is expected to be completed in February 2017.


London has reported record occupancy in December and the strongest revenue per available room (RevPAR) increase since the London Olympic Games in 2012.

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Govert Deketh takes helm as London Marriott Hotel County Hall general manager Govert Deketh has taken the helm of London Marriott Hotel County Hall just prior to the completion of its major refurbishment and relaunch. The iconic 206 room London hotel is due to fully reopen in November 2016 and has been transformed during a year-long extensive renovation programme which has combined the historic beauty of the building and the very best in contemporary hotel design.

his career include winning “Dubai’s Favourite International Specialty Restaurant 2002” as director of operations at the Renaissance Dubai Hotel, founding the Manchester Marriott Business Council as general manager at the Renaissance Manchester. He also received the Mustang Award 2007 for achieving outstanding results in challenging circumstances whilst significantly improving house profit at Renaissance London Gatwick and achieving Govert Deketh joins London Marriott substantial growth during five years as County Hall from a two year period as general manager of London Marriott general manager of the Hanbury Manor Marble Arch. Govert is bilingual in Marriott Hotel & Country Club where he English and French, as well as being oversaw increases in both RevPAR and fluent in German and Dutch. staff engagement.  “I am honoured to have the opportunity Govert graduated with degree in hotel to lead the London Marriott County management from Ecole Hotelière de Hall at such an exciting moment in the Lausanne in Switzerland and joined hotel’s history,” said Govert. “This grand the Marriott group in 1996 as director dame of British hotels has been lovingly of food and beverage at Portsmouth restored and absolutely epitomises Marriott. Notable achievements in classic British style, energy and

Restaurant bosses warn May over soaring rates

reporting rises up of to 50%.

The letter states: ‘We know Theresa May appreciates the contribution of the hospitality industry but we are not sure the Government understands the commercial pressures we face. We pay millions of pounds in VAT, business rates, national insurance and other London’s top restaurants have joined taxes. In other countries, taxes are cut for the hospitality sector.’ forces to issue a plea to Theresa May to address the perfect storm of Calling for a reduction in VAT, an difficult trading conditions caused extension on transitional relief on by rising business rates and the business rates or a reduction in national aftermath of Brexit. insurance contributions, the group continued: ‘The weak pound has led to In an open letter published in the food costs increasing by about five per Evening Standard, chief executives of 23 companies including Leon, London Union, Living Ventures, Wagamama, the Casual Dining Company, Pizza Express, Wahaca, Yo! Sushi and Carluccio’s, have also asked for reassurances on retaining EU workers after the UK leaves the Union. Business rates, which will increase from April, are the biggest concern, with some of the letter’s signatories


modernity. It is now my mission and pleasure to relaunch London Marriott County Hall to the world, explaining our central prime location with the best views over London, mouth-watering Gillray’s Steakhouse Restaurant and Bar, sleekly efficient modernised new meeting spaces and superb staff.”

cent. Those of us with central London sites have seen rents soar and an increase of 30-40% in business rates. ‘Our industry is also penalised because restaurants and pubs have to charge 20 per cent VAT. The Government also wants a new apprenticeship tax and increase the National Living Wage to £7.50 next year and towards £9 by 2020. We back this — we want to pay our people well. However, labour costs represent around 30 per cent of our revenue and we need balance elsewhere in the tax regime to do that.’

The 6,000sq m Aber Falls distillery, located in Abergwyngregyn near Bangor in North Wales, will produce whisky, alongside gin and other alcoholic drinks. The company has ramped up its expansion plans in recent years, both domestically and overseas, having purchased a ‘significant’ stake in West Cork Distillers in 2016. It also added Liverpool Gin range, The Pogues Irish Whiskey and Rum Sixty-Six to its portfolio last year. ‘Halewood Wines & Spirits is looking to bring its extensive experience in developing craft spirits to North Wales,’ said Stewart Hainsworth, chief executive of Halewood Wines & Spirits. ‘We are currently working closely with North Wales Tourism and Gwynedd Council to finalise our proposals, which will help to regenerate the area and deliver a number of new jobs within the local community.’ Though the size of the proposed investment has not been announced, Halewood described the sum as ‘significant’, with the site to include a visitor centre and training courses for distilling spirits.

Punch board back Heineken’s £305m bid for pub estate

Heineken has confirmed its £305m bid to acquire Punch Tavern’s 1,900-strong ‘Punch A’ pub estate has received the backing of the pubcos top three shareholders and its board of directors.

together represent 52.3% of the existing ordinary share capital of Punch, supported the deal.


It’s been 100 long years since North Wales had itself a whisky distillery, but things are about to change, with Halewood Wines & Spirits announcing plans to open a new whisky distillery in the region.

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rival bid at 185p per share for the entire business.

However, it was revealed today that the Vine Acquisitions Following regulatory approval, offer has now been increased to a final offer of 180 per the Punch sites will be integrated into Star, making it share, valuing the company at Punch Directors now intend to the third largest pub company approximately £402.7 million in the UK. unanimously recommend to In its statement, Heineken shareholders to vote in favour said: ‘Heineken believes that Yesterday Punch revealed it of the scheme – which forms had received offers both from there is compelling strategic part of a back-to-back deal rationale for enlarging its with Vine Acquisitions – at the Heineken and from Punch’s existing pub business through founder Alan McIntosh. company’s general meeting. the acquisition of Punch A. Vine Acquisitions is a newly Heineken considers pubs to Punch TavernsPatron Capital formed ‘bidco’ company from be an integral part of British Advisers in partnership with Patron Capital Advisers. culture and that high-quality, Heineken had initially issued well invested pubs run In a statement released today, a cash offer for the business, by skilled and motivated it was confirmed shareholders at 174p per share. McIntosh, however, under his investment operators will continue to including Glenview Funds, prosper. business Emerald Investment Avenue Funds and Warwick Funds, and the directors which Partners, launched a higher



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Electronic music label releases Rum & Techno bottling Rum and techno – what’s not to like? Glasgow-based electronic music label Soma Records has branched out into the world of drink, releasing a limited edition bottling of rare 18yo Single Cask Caroni Rum. The team settled on this rare spirit from the former Trinidadian distillery after trying a number of other contenders. ‘We also tried some single-cask 65% abv, but thought that might have been a little too much!’ MD Glenn Gibbons explained. ‘We know a lot of techno lovers, and people who work for us, that also love a good quality rum. The correlation between the two seemed like a natural thing. We often have a bottle of rum sitting in the office to crack open to celebrate a big release, to get the party going, or to have a nip before venturing out to a club.’ Only 200 hand-numbered bottles of Rum & Techno were released, but there are plans to follow it with a limited-edition gin this summer (G ‘n’ T ‘n’ Techno, anyone?), followed by a single malt whisky in the winter to celebrate the label’s 25th anniversary. Rum & Techno; 46% abv, £49/70cl

Michelin-starred Eneko Atxa to open restaurant at One Aldwych

Three Michelin-starred chef Eneko Atxa is to open a new Basque-themed restaurant in London’s One Aldwych Hotel.

Due to open in summer 2016, the restaurant will be the UK incarnation of Atxa’s prestigious Azurmendi site, located in Bilbao, Spain. Azurmendi is currently ranked number 19 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, while his Bistró Prêt À Porter has a Michelin Bib Gourmand. Eneko At One Aldwych will feature interpretations of traditional Basque country cuisine, inspired by Azurmendi, but delivered in a more relaxed and friendly fashion. The Covent Garden restaurant is the brainchild of Eneko Atxa and Kostas Sfaltos, One Aldwych’s general manager. Sfaltos said: ‘Eneko has incredible vision and passion for Basque cuisine and shares the same standards of quality, quest for innovation and respect for traditions as we do.’ Atxa said: ‘We aim to create an unpretentious modern take on rustic Basque cuisine, based on quality ingredients, simplicity and culinary heritage. One Aldwych Hotel is the perfect partner for this joint creation.’


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ARTIST RESIDENCE ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR THEIR 4TH HOTEL IN OXFORD Artist Residence, the award-winning hotel group included in The Times Top 100 and Conde Nast Traveller’s Hotlist, have announced their exciting new venture, their fourth site in South Leigh, Oxfordshire.

fictional character, Mr Hanbury – a small nod to the pubs characterful history. Formerly known as Mr Stonhill’s Most Individual Mason Arms, its owner of 18 years, Mr Stonhill himself was an eccentric character to say the least, notable for refusing to accept the smoking ban law and installing a helipad on site for his ‘affluent’ clientele - The Mason Arms was once a firm favourite of many well-known chefs including Marco Pierre-White and Raymond Blanc.

Chefs Dan Kenny and Semone Bonner. The arty vibe throughout proved a hit and has been the key thread to the constantly evolving story of the group.

The young couples second ambitious project was a derelict guesthouse in Penzance, West Cornwall. Jumping at “We are extremely excited to be able to the opportunity for another challenge share our latest project with you…we’re - over the course of a year with just off to the countryside to restore an old one carpenter, a painter & decorator, pub to its former glory “. plumber and electrician, the second Artist Residence was created. Local artists were Owners, Justin and Charlotte Salisbury once again invited to decorate each of the are currently in the midst of refurbishing Offering a warm welcome, outstanding 13 bedrooms and 4 apartments, adding a seasonal food and stunning en-suite the picturesque building, ready for launch in February 2017 as a cosy country bedrooms in the husband and wife team’s bespoke décor to the site and proving to signature style, The Mason Arms is set to be a huge success story. pub and restaurant, with 5 stunning be a sure-fire hit with locals and visitors en-suite bedrooms in the original London was acquired in in 2014 and, alike. Being only an hour and a half from thatched farmhouse. Attached to the spread across five floors of a former London the bedrooms will provide an pub a cottage, outbuildings and stables derelict pub, this eclectic, rustic-luxe ideal country retreat. with feature pitched ceilings will be 10- bedroom hotel features 2 Suites transformed later in 2017 into a further and 8 ‘House Rooms’. Each bedroom has Notes to Editor: 7 en-suite bedrooms in the couple’s been individually designed by Justin and signature style. Charlie, featuring pieces sourced from Charlotte and Justin’s other boutique antique shops across The UK and Europe hotel locations include Artist Residence Justin and Charlotte will be overseeing Brighton, which opened in 2008 followed and the hotel has gone on to win “London the redesign, restoring an abundance by Cornwall in 2010 and London in 2014. Hotel of the Year” Cesar Award 2015 for of original features including beautiful the Good Hotel Guide. The building is also flagstone flooring, dark oak panelling, In 2008 Justin and Charlie Salisbury took home to Clarendon Cocktail Cellar and rustic beams and exposed stone and The Cambridge Street Kitchen. on the family, tired sea-side guesthouse brick. The couple have hand-picked pieces from their favourite auction houses set in the heart of Brighton in an historic Each building has its own character and square overlooking the iconic West Pier. and reclamation yards to complement is nestled in the center of their locations. The business was struggling and armed the existing features, whilst William With each site, there is an emphasis on with no finance, so Justin ingeniously Morris wallpaper and a personally curated collection of artwork will add the invited local artists to decorate the rooms the importance of establishing oneself as not only outstanding independent hotels, in turn for accommodation, and hence signature Artist Residence pop of colour Artist Residence was born. The initial site but also a local neighborhood hub for throughout the building. food, drink, gatherings and entertaining, has now grown to be a well-established as well as reflecting the context of the townhouse in the hotel scene with 23 Recognised artists The Connor Brothers local area in terms of design. bedrooms, The Cocktail Shack – a staple will be working closely with Justin and establishment in every local’s weekly Charlotte on a bespoke collection of calendar, and The Set restaurant run by work for the bar focussed around their


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Fuelling business with Ringtons One of Northumberland’s most popular service stations is fuelling its customer service and profits thanks to the installation of a brand new Ringtons hot drinks tower within its forecourt shop. Owners of The Purdy Lodge in Belford have invested in a state-of-the art, bespoke coffee tower fitted with the latest La Cimbali bean-to-cup coffee machine. Specified and stocked by tea and coffee experts Ringtons, the machine has been installed to meet demand for top quality coffees and teas on the go and to allow for sales growth. The Purdy Lodge in Belford is situated on the A1, the main route between Newcastle and Berwick, and the complex includes a garage forecourt, 24-hour café, hotel and bar and grill restaurant. The family business also operates self-catering holiday cottages. Since installation of a custom-built Ringtons coffee tower, The Purdy Lodge owners have seen an 18% year-on-year growth in its hot beverages sales, with a similar footfall to the previous year. Paul Hodgson from Ringtons said: “The Purdy Lodge has been a Ringtons client for a number of years now and our coffee, tea and sundries have been enjoyed in the cafe, hotel and restaurant by thousands of people during this time. When it became evident the forecourt’s existing coffee tower was not performing, we worked alongside John – one of the Lodge’s owners – to design, specify, install and supply a purpose-built coffee tower featuring a high tech bean-to-cup coffee machine. The tower’s machine grinds quality coffee beans to order and uses fresh milk to ensure a premium beverage – the fact sales have increased by almost 20% since


installation is testament to the fact the hot drinks facility was worth investing in.” Ringtons is renowned for offering a traditional doorstep delivery service, online store, business-to-business food services division, and a private label packing business. Operating from its head office in Newcastle, the company boasts over 20 sales offices, a team of over 500, and a north east factory which blends and packs all of the company’s tea and coffee to ensure quality and freshness. John Davidson from The Purdy Lodge added: “The Purdy Lodge is situated on the busiest commuter routes between Northumberland and the Borders so we are popular with passing trade, commuters, locals and HGV drivers. Whether our customers are looking for a full meal, accommodation, a quick snack or a take away coffee we want to make sure they get the very best, and we know that with Ringtons this is always the case. Our previous coffee tower, although well used, was unreliable and the quality variable, but since installation of our new tower we can clearly see the impact having a recognised brand in Ringtons, great quality coffee and a well-designed coffee tower is having on our sales and repeat business and we expect this to only grow in time.” Ringtons Beverages sells through its UK-wide sales team, an expert team of customer care advisors on Freephone 0800 0461 444 or online at www.ringtonsbeverages.co.uk.

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“It’s taken us more than three years of research and development to produce this entirely unique coffee maker,” says Maria Tindemans from Royal Paris. “This luxury coffee machine is an elegant echo of the opulent age of salon coffees when only the best coffee was reserved for the rich and famous. And unlike today’s modern coffee machines, a Royal leaves nothing to chance. Every minute process is an exact science and every coffee made is unlike anything you’ll ever taste.”

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A 24-karat gold, semi-precious heat, steam and gravity to brew the coffee in the crystal Baccarat vase. syphon brewer The new Royal Coffee Maker, from Royal Paris, is a luxurious handcrafted 24-karat gold or silver, crystal and semi-precious stone balancing syphon brewer – and the world’s first-ever bespoke coffee maker. Retailing between £9,000 and £15,000, only eight Royal Coffee Makers are produced by hand each month, with each numbered machine taking more than 50 hours of painstaking workmanship. French artist Jean-Luc Rieutort brings to life the exceptional craftsmanship more commonly seen in fine jewellery to the Royal Coffee Maker. Working alongside a team of skilled sculptors, metallurgists and engineers, he has recreated the historic balancing syphon used by royalty in the 1800s. Turning the art of brewing coffee into a ceremony, ground coffee is first placed

How does the coffee taste? Simply put – it’s coffee for kings. Brewed at the perfect temperature with no artificial filters, and no place for the aromatic oils to escape, the resulting brew is crystal clear with unrivalled aroma and flavour. It is the only coffee maker that allows for customised coffee or tea with the ability to add liqueurs and spices before the brew. A bespoke, customisable coffee maker And as the world’s first bespoke coffee maker – it can be personalised too. Choose from 24-karat gold, copper or silver options, and a semi-precious black obsidian, azurite or malachite base, with or without your engraved initials, company name, or family crest. The Royal Coffee Maker is available exclusively via www.royalcoffeemaker.com


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Valdivian Furniture Unveils Stylish Room Refurbishments at Brome Grange Hotel Valdivian Furniture, a bespoke commercial furniture company, has revealed their sophisticated and earthy room designs for Brome Grange Hotel in Suffolk, giving them a modern and cosy upgrade for guests. The rooms showcase Valdivian Furniture’s unique attention to detail with each piece of furniture being hand crafted by the British manufactures in their East Anglia factory. The dark wood and natural colour pallet have an autumnal theme which makes the rooms feel cosy and homely, giving off an aura of comfort. The use of dark wood and neutral tones establish a modern and timeless room that is complimented with warm lighting, cosy scatter cushions and a matching bed throw. “At Valdivian Furniture, we pride ourselves in providing top quality furniture and it was great to be given the opportunity to do some exciting showcase rooms for Brome Grange. We are really happy with the result and seeing our concepts transformed into a reality for our clients is always really rewarding” – Liam O’Donnell, Director of Valdivian Furniture. The concept designs and renders for the showcase rooms were created in house by Valdivian Furniture CAD designers and the project has led to the company securing a contract with the Ipswich Hotel. Progress is underway with the new project and it is expected to be finished early in the new year. Valdivian Furniture are experts in furniture manufacturing, with over 30 years’ experience in the contract furniture market and a team of highly skilled craftsman. The family-run business pride themselves in providing unrivalled customer service and put the client needs at the centre of everything they do. Valdivian Furniture also maintains a strong commitment to environmental initiatives and ensure that all wood is sourced sustainably and packaged using biodegradable materials.


Discover the latest Food Innovations for 2017 Evolving trends and changing consumer demands continue to lead the way in shaping our food and drink landscape. The International Food & Drink Event 2017 is dedicated to showcasing the full scope of today’s global product innovations. Running from 19 to 22 March at ExCeL London, it’s the place to discover new products from 1,350 food & drink manufacturers and identify a range of future trend predictions.

nutritional benefits. For something less tee-total, but still angelic, Twisted Halo is a must see at stand N2145. Fed up with ordering yet another bland vodka, lime and soda, the founder Jess Titcumb started her mission to create great tasting, low calorie alcoholic beverages. The range includes a gently sparkling blend of coconut water twisted with ginger and muddled with premium vodka at just 90 calories per 275ml bottle.

In 2015, the event saw coconut crisps, coconut water, seaweed and savoury popcorn at the forefront of innovation. Now as we prepare for IFE 2017, we ask what products are going to be driving the industry forward over the next two years?

Consumption habits are changing more than ever before and millennials continue to lead the way when it comes to healthy eating and drinking. Cleaner eating is a key trend to look out for and IFE 2017 has a large section dedicated to Health & Wellbeing. New suppliers this year include Nutristrength, founded by two brothers devoted to producing clean living nutritional products. The brand will be showcasing a range of protein powders produced using goat and sheep whey and even peas (stand N2432).

From aloe vera drinks to immune system boosting juices and smoothies, the functional drinks market is huge and further growth is predicted as consumers become increasingly aware of their physical and psychological needs. The industry can also expect to see a rise in demand for groundbreaking premium adult soft drinks. Exhibiting at IFE for the first time, Equinox Kombucha has created raw, organic sparkling energy drinks full of naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, amino acids and live bacterias – visit stand N1900 to discover their

In many categories, industry forecasters expect to see consumers opting for authentic and traditional products, using unadulterated ingredients and locally sourced produce. Discover the Great British & Irish Food section, with a range of artisan products such as Snowflake Gelato at stand N2842. To

Event Director, Soraya Gadelrab commented: “Visitors to IFE 2017 will witness first hand the emerging food & drink trends and the products that will lead the way for 2017. We’re proud that so many of our exhibitors see IFE 2017 as the ideal platform to launch new products and we’re excited to see what’s instore for the year ahead. ” Top 5 must see products: Manhood - Beer jellies: Manhood has combined beer with added flavours such as lemon and ginger to create alternatives for glazes or side sauces. (Stand N3010) Sacoma – Healthy snack bars and crackers made with sweet potato flour. The range also includes sweet potato juice, jams and vine leaves. (Stand N1448) Fori - Meat protein bar: High in protein and paleo friendly, whilst capturing a world of authentic flavours including chilli beef, moroccan lamb and thai turkey bars. (Stand N1544) Sygenix – A light, sparkling natural health drink made with green coffee beans, green tea and vitamins. (Stand N2223) Yumpa – Cricket Flour Power: The natural energy bars are protein-packed with cricket flour, nuts, dried fruit and seeds (Stand N2262) Register now via the IFE website (www. ife.co.uk) for your free entrance badge and save paying £25 on-the-door. Don’t forget to follow the action on Twitter @IFEexhibition using #IFE17 and #IFEintro.


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date, the brand has received 25 Great Taste Gold Stars and was voted the Great Taste Supreme Champion. Free from has already been one of the hottest trends across 2016 and will continue to grow in 2017 with brands launching exciting and innovative products. From avocado oils to dairy-free ice cream, vegan jerky and quinoa crisps, at IFE 2017 buyers can walk a dedicated free from “trend trail” to discover the latest suppliers and products. New for this year, the simple to follow “trend trail” maps will highlight relevant stands to source new and ontrend produce.

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Retox vs Detox at Tom’s Kitchen this January

This January, Tom’s Kitchen will put London-based healthy food and drink company, Rude Health, and social media influencer and Instagram account, KS_Ate_Here, head to head with the ultimate Retox vs Detox menu, available throughout the whole month. Founded by renowned chef Tom Aikens, Tom’s Kitchen has worked closely with both Rude Health and KS to create two dishes that are polar opposites, whilst also both using fresh ingredients and unique flavour combinations. For those in need of a health kick after an indulgent Christmas, Rude Health has created a delicious Smoked salmon tartare, served with a wasabi crème fraiche and cured egg yolk. A good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, the dish is ideal for diners looking for a light lunch (£10) or dinner (£18) after a month or two of pure indulgence. In contrast, KS’s contribution is the ultimate Cardiac stack burger, featuring chicken schnitzel, smothered in homemade pickles, crispy sage chicken skin, streaky bacon and smoked Applewood cheese. The schnitzel is then topped with its very own duck fat potato


rosti, sandwiched between a duck fat brioche bun and served with a side of triple cooked chips (£20) – perfect for those who aren’t quite ready to let go of the festive feasting! Available for lunch and dinner at all Tom’s Kitchen restaurants, including the newly launched site in Birmingham, these delicious dishes will be pitted against each other in the ultimate food fight from 2 January – 31 January 2017.


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With managing director Martin Porter’s combined experience of over 30 years in the HVACR industry; enjoying the success in the largest and most demanding commercial environments, rexmartins has simplified the process of specifying, choosing and purchasing refrigeration, air conditioning and catering equipment. With a main office situated in Tunbridge Wells Kent, as well as a distribution centre in Greenwich, London, the whole of the UK is covered. An expansion at their Tunbridge Wells site means they have acquired additional warehouse space to help with the continued development of the company. Also, an increase in staff numbers has complemented the business growth and increased efficiency, whilst still managing to retain the family


run feel of the company. There is also a demo kitchen onsite at the Tunbridge Wells location where anyone can visit to view the range of products and equipment on offer, as well as receive tailored and individual customer service. The launch of the new rexmartins brand features innovative products that focus on energy efficiency and ease of use. The new products range from induction grills to cooking stations that are suitable for various catering needs. Whether your business is looking for a fryer or pasta cooker, rexmartins now produce a variety of induction cooking equipment. The use of induction cooking makes the new range energy efficient, whilst still maintaining high quality cooking and safety. It utilises electromagnetic energy which only heats what needs to be heated, instead of the entire surface, meaning food is cooked quicker and no energy is wasted.

The ease of use means catering businesses can prepare food rapidly, so more time can be spent on perfecting the quality of the dishes and customers are served quickly. This type of cooking offers electronic, temperature control when cooking, so not only does it save energy, but also money. rexmartins are venturing into other products including heating and cooling units that can be used for indoor or outdoor events. rexmartins will also be a regular at many catering shows throughout the year, make sure you don’t miss them at multiple shows including ScotHot, Commercial Kitchens, Casual Dining, The Restaurant Show, Lunch!, and the European Pizza and Pasta Show. www.rexmartins.co.uk

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Featuring just one on/off push button the DishTemp is easy to use, and the clear LCD display indicates the current and maximum temperatures over the range of 0 to 90 °C with a resolution of 0.1 °C/°F and an accuracy of ±0.5 °C. Supplied with a traceable certificate of calibration at one temperature point (71°C), the DishTemp allows users to comply with current UK guidelines and US FDA food code requirements for monitoring the wash cycle in commercial dishwashers. Using the DishTemp eliminates the need for costly and inaccurate test strips or stem thermometers that don’t stay in place during the wash cycle and often don’t record the temperature at the plate surface. The DishTemp thermometer (order code 810-280) is competitively priced at £25 each (exclusive of VAT and carriage), available direct from www.etiltd.com For further information contact Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd Easting Close, Worthing, West Sussex BN14 8HQ Phone 01903 202151 email sales@etiltd.co.uk



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Julian Lambert goes on to say, ‘ As part of this progress, by developing Maidaid Halcyon can also offer the C, D and Amika ranges of glass and machines that use ultraviolet light dishwashers that provide a suitable and a precise balance of wash time solution for the smallest country pub and water temperatures, Maidaid to major city centre venues. With over Halcyon is able to offer new levels of 40 years of experience in supplying cleanliness and hygiene to users of its warewashing solutions to the UK warewashers. hospitality sector they are uniquely placed to provide a model that fits The Evolution Range includes any sites criteria of capital budget and undercounter glasswashers, specification’. dishwashers and pass through dishwashers. Every model in the ‘We are proud to work closely with range is designed for the most an exclusive network of UK Catering demanding environments. Equipment Distributors that are capable of dealing with any general Maidaid Halcyon Sales Director, Julian enquiry for a sites requirements and Lambert says ‘The Evolution range not call on the expertise of the vastly only has low water consumption and experienced sales and technical lower temperature levels of operation; specialists within Maidaid Halcyon’ a green cycle for economy and an adds Lambert . intensive programme for brilliant cleaning of the dirtiest items, – it also Maidaid has a superb range of has a Sanitising Cycle that has been automatic ice makers providing specifically devised to balance wash numerous types and size - ice cubes , time and water temperature in order granular ice, flake ice or the new and to achieve a superb level of cleaning exciting pebbles that are sweeping that achieves a rating of AO 30. the market due to its incredible versatility. ‘The features of the Maidaid Halcyon Evolution range are pretty unique Pebbles are ideal for cocktails, drinks within the warewashing market in the for serving with fast food and are UK today – when it comes to cleaning even ideal for display. The Maidaid and hygiene this is the best range range caters for everyone, from small


businesses in need of an attractive, compact model for a small space, through to businesses with large scale demands. Hotels, Bars, Nightclubs and Pubs, Sporting venues and Restaurants – Maidaid has the perfect product for every application. Lambert says ‘What places Maidaid ice machines head and shoulders above the rest is their capacity to repeatedly produce top quality crystal clear ice from the most reliable machines due to the incredible passport that follows a machine during its manufacture and testing process . Being fully tropicalized they continue producing quality ice even under the harshest conditions. Lambert concludes,’ There is a genuine belief within Maidaid Halcyon that as suppliers of both warewashing and ice solutions we truly understand a customer’s needs and strive to assist them with provision of the correct equipment, we are also dedicated to supporting the equipment and the customer throughout its life by offering first class service, technical and spares support.

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James Latham is gearing up for the Surface Design Show in February, where it is set to have its biggest presence yet at the UK’s only annual show to focus on interior and exterior surfaces for the built environment. As well as an impactful, eye-catching stand at its usual position on the ground level (stand 208) - where it will show a number of new additions to its range for 2017 - for the first time, this year, Lathams will also be utilising its Product Specification Showroom which is located on the Gallery level of the Business Design Centre at Suite 301. The new showroom, which only opened in September, has given James Latham a permanent presence in the Capital and is already proving to be a major


success with the architect and design community. It will give visitors to the show, the opportunity to see an even wider range of Latham’s massive portfolio of products - many of them exclusive and semi-exclusive – and all under one roof. As well as Latham’s highly experienced team of product specialists, during the show, the newly created A&D specification team will be on hand to discuss the company’s extensive range of products, providing expert advice to architects and designers and helping them to keep abreast of the latest trends and developments in surface solutions. Chris Sutton, Chairman and Managing Director of Lathams Limited commented, “This year, the Surface Design Show promises to be our biggest and best yet. “It’s a great platform to showcase what is one of the UK’s widest ranges of innovative surface solutions and for

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EAT. DRINK. SLEEP February 2017 UPM ProFi-Lifecycle decking will be shown on the Latham stand 2017, not only do we have our usual stand, which in itself gives us a major presence at the exhibition, but for the first time, we are also going to have the added benefit of our new showroom where, as well as enabling us to showcase additional products and decors, we can hold meetings, give product demonstrations and offer refreshments throughout the event.� This year, among others, the products on show will include new decor launches for Egger, Kronospan and XyloCleaf, Valchromat, the innovative and highly popular, engineered coloured high density fireboard, HI-MACS solid surface, UPM composite decking, Lathams new range of fire resistant products, KYDEX thermoplastic sheet, which is proving particularly popular within the retail sector, Accoya cladding and window sections, WoodEx, Moralt & Flamebreak door blanks and the new generation of OSB board from Smartply.

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The new owners of The Cottage in the Wood, Nick and Julia Davies, have begun a £2.5m refurbishment project.

The project will “honour the the property and the surrounding location’s history”, including its links to literary greats such as CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien and composer Elgar.

Located in the Worcestershire village Malvern Wells, the Julia Davies said the project aims to turn the property 30-bedroom hotel’s development will start with the into a destination hotel, restaurant and bar. restoration of the main house back to its former Georgian glory. “We want guests to be able to experience delectable dining, fine wines, new treats such as gentlemen’s The hotel’s two-AA Rosette restaurant, called 1919, will afternoon tea and beautiful bedrooms, enhanced by the also be refurbished. Georgian grey designs, natureproperty’s magical storytelling heritage,” she added. themed aesthetics, chandeliers and mirrors, to reflect the views over the Malvern Hills, will be incorporated into the redesign.


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Never heard of Avenista®? Well, perhaps you can be forgiven. With the stampede towards basic, web-based booking systems in recent years many restaurateurs completely overlooked this unassuming UK company, attracted instead by the fanfares of the big booking operators. But one size does not fit all and having experienced high running costs or poor service delivery many restaurateurs are now looking elsewhere and finding Avenista has intelligent, super-easy software with everything they need and more for often a fraction of the cost. With more than 10 years’ experience delivering Table Reservation software the team at Avenista® know what makes busy restaurants tick and have continuously honed and polished their software to make running a Front of House effortless. These days millions of diners are seated each year using Avenista® systems. Oddly perhaps, at Avenista® their mission is for their customers to spend the minimum time possible using the booking software, yet still have the software do exactly what the customer needs, enabling them to spend more time in their restaurants on activities where they can really add value. To achieve this they worked on making Avenista® intelligent and efficient without taking away any of the features that allow restaurants to deliver really personal service to their Diners. And, so keen are they to deliver on the mission they

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YOUR GUESTS ARE OUR PRIORITY PLEDGES MITRE LINEN Experienced hospitality provider Mitre Linen has launched its biggest ever catalogue – packed with new products to help ensure that not only are their customers left feeling delighted but guests too. From tailor-made bespoke range ‘Heritage by Mitre’ right through to the brand’s Luxury, Comfort and Essentials range, the collection is designed to make the choice of products and buying process as easy as possible. Adding to their growing collection of soft furnishings that are made in-house at their site in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, Mitre have introduced some brand new and contemporary soft furnishing ranges that vary from luxurious crushed velvetlook cushions through to a collection of tartan bed runners, curtains and cushions. Due to high demand, the company has also extended some of its existing collections, adding three brand new vibrant colours to their Simplicity range. Brand new items also include hotel room accessories such as ironing boards, kettles, fridges, safes and irons so hoteliers can ensure that their guests


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Electrolux Professional has unveiled the all new myPRO washer and dryer range. Engineered to bridge the gap in the market for a laundry solution that sits between the domestic and commercial markets, myPRO meets the needs of small businesses including hotels, bed and breakfasts, hair and beauty salons, sports clubs, facilities management companies and restaurants. myPRO presents an opportunity for small businesses to bring their laundry in house, or for those which may be struggling to keep up with the constant demand for clean linen, towels, mops and cloths while working with domestic washers and dryers, to improve the quality of their output. The new laundry range offers significant benefits over domestic appliances as it completes a wash cycle in half the time, thanks to a host of professional programs. Additionally, great wash results are guaranteed time after time thanks to the Electrolux SpeedCare drum, while peace of mind is provided through the professional warranty designed for light commercial use. Mick Christian, Regional Training and Demonstration at Electrolux


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Textiles Philip Watts Design +44 (0) 115 9269756 www.philipwattsdesign.com

Hi Spirits +44 (0)1932 252100 www.hi-spirits.com

Tevalis 01923 294446 www.tevalis.com

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Radnorhills www.radnorhills.co.uk sales@radnorhills.co.uk We have a passion for making the simplest of things taste great! We offer an array of delicious tasting soft drinks made from the finest ingredients we can source and our own Natural Spring Water. We offer Mineral Water, Premium PressĂŠs, Fruit Juices, Flavoured Water and School Compliant Drinks. Please contact us for more details on or visit. Tweet us @Radnorhills


Flexfurn +44 (0)1242 524777 www.flexfurn.com

Neon creations +44 (0)1204 655866 www.neoncreations.co.uk

Cuisine Quip +44 (0) 118 957 1344 www.cuisinequip.com

Tableware www.slateware.co.uk +44 (0)1248 600656


Coffee + Coffee Machines

Kimbo +44 (0) 208 987 9070 www.kimbo.co.uk



FRIMA +44 (0)845 680 3981 www.frima-uk.co.uk


Tableware Barry Perrin +44 (0)1992 611415 www.barryperrin.com

WRS +44 (0)1933 533880 www.wrssystems.co.uk

BALMORAL TEXTILES (028) 90617431

The Spirit Lab We are a team of professional bartenders who have built a career in high end venues both in the UK and in the Asia Pacific.


OASIS GRAPHICS +44 (0)1242 524777 www.flexfurn.com Oasis Graphic Co produce and install bespoke & large format graphics for unique interior & exterior hospitality spaces. Contact us now for: signage, building wraps, digital wall coverings, window and floor graphics, banners and hoardings, backlit graphics and vehicle graphics e: studio@oasisgraphic.co.uk t: +44 1628 532003 w: www.oasisgraphic.co.uk

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Telephone: 02033562949 Address: 4th Floor, Rex House, 4-12 Regent Street, London

Coffee Services +44 (0) 843 289 2109 www.coffee-services.co.uk

Jura +44 (0) 800 552 5527


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Eat Drink Sleep - February 2017  

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