Daily news update: our selection of food and chef news from the world's press

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 4th December 2013

Gordon Ramsay Group's London House to open in February

London House, the latest restaurant from the Gordon Ramsay Group, is to open its doors in Battersea Square next February.  Offering a comfortable, relaxed and welcoming dining experience, this neighbourhood venue will also boast a separate drinks lounge serving premium spirits, traditional cocktails, London brewed beers and a carefully selected wine list. Read more from The Staff Canteen  

Food poverty in UK has reached level of 'public health emergency', warn experts

Hunger in Britain has reached the level of a “public health emergency” and the Government may be covering up the extent to which austerity and welfare cuts are adding to the problem, leading experts have said. Read more from The Independent  

The Staff Canteen and Essential Cuisine renew partnership to seek more ‘Heroes of the Hotplate’

The Staff Canteen and Essential Cuisine have renewed their exclusive partnership to continue running the popular feature ‘Heroes of the Hotplate’. Dedicated British producer of premium quality stock products, Essential Cuisine, has once again linked up with leading chef site The Staff Canteen to bring unrivalled, behind-the-scenes access to some of the most talented chefs working today. Among the names to have appeared in 2013 are Tom Kerridge and his team at The Hand and Flowers and Le Gavroche head chef Rachel Humphrey. Read more from The Staff Canteen  

Worcestershire pub offers tent sleepovers to drinkers

A pub is offering free overnight accommodation - and breakfast - in an effort to prevent drinking and driving.  The Drum and Monkey, near Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, has put up tents so drinkers who have an extra pint do not take to the road.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 4th December 2013

Daily news update: our selection of food and chef news from the world's press