Furloughed Pub Chef cooking meals for the vulnerable

Pub Chef, Jamie Stone, from Cotswolds Inns and Hotels (recently acquired by Fuller, Smith and Turner PLC) is raising funds for ingredients and delivery of meals for vulnerable, NHS & care homes.   He has cooked 250 meals last week but he is keen to try and reach a couple of thousand meals.   Jamie…

VE Day pub opening hours extension confirmed

To mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, the Government have announced that pubs in England and Wales licensed to trade until 11pm, will be able to extend their serving times by an extra two hours. This will take place across Friday 8 May with pubs who have a curfew of 11pm,…

Should pubs be used as polling stations?

The Beer O’clock Show took to Twitter this week to find out the final #hopinion of whether pubs should be used as polling stations. With the General Election happening today, the question comes at a pivotal time to highlight the general consensus on the use of pubs as polling stations. The Twitter poll concluded that…

Mitchells and Butlers’ kitchen training programme receives royal recognition

Mitchells and Butlers, the 1,700 strong pub and restaurant chain has been awarded a royal accolade for its ‘Chefs Academy’. An insightful response to the chef shortage caused by Brexit, ‘Chefs Academy’ was set up to recruit and develop chefs by offering Level 2 and Level 3 apprenticeships. The apprenticeships allow candidates to get a…

Let’s Talk Vegan

It’s November which means its World Vegan Month and we’re looking into the trend which has taken over 2019. Many people assumed veganism wouldn’t catch on, but this year has definitely disproved this. Whether it be the controversy over Gregg’s vegan sausage roll or the promise of added health benefits, it’s been a recurring conversation….

Fuller’s to Sponsor UK National Team in Bocuse d’Or Competition

Fuller, Smith and Turner has announced they will be sponsoring the Bocuse d’Or UK Academy, the organisation set up to represent Team UK in the global cooking competition Bocuse d’Or. Bocuse d’Or, created in 1987 by world renowned chef Paul Bocuse, is the largest and most prestigious cooking competition in the world. It brings together…

BBPA announce their new Chief Executive

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) recently announced their new Chief Executive, Emma McClarkin, who will start the role in early November, succeeding former executive Brigid Simmonds. Emma currently works as a Global Consultant following a 10-year term as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP). Before this role, Emma has also held the…

Food: Bigger than the Plate

Only a few more days to catch the exhibition, ‘Food: Bigger than the Plate’ is coming to a close on Sunday 20 October. Open since 18 May at the V&A Museum, it features over 70 experimental and contemporary projects, exploring global issues concerning climate change and sustainability stemming from the way we produce and consume…