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

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Editor 16th December 2013

Great Scotland Yard to be turned into 5-star hotel

The first headquarters for the Metropolitan Police will be transformed into a five-star hotel - with £10,000-a-night rooms for VIPs - after the historic building was acquired by property developers. Read more from Mail Online  

Apprentice chef tipped for Michelin stardom

A TALENTED young chef is being tipped for the top by one of the UK’s top restaurateurs after scooping a prestigious award.  17-year-old Connor Black, who works at Marlow’s Hand and Flowers, was awarded Advanced Apprentice of the Year 2013 by industry group the Hospitality Guild.  Tom Kerridge, the two-Michelin starred culinary mastermind behind the West Street eatery, said: "Connor is an incredible, driven and valuable member of my kitchen team. Read more from Bucks Free Press  

Sacked Chef Hijacks Employer's Twitter Account

Angry messages posted by a sacked head chef on his former employer's Twitter account are re-tweeted hundreds of times. Read more from Sky News  

Diners flee Chinese restaurant after fight breaks out between staff

Diners enjoying lunch at a Chinese restaurant were forced to flee after staff became embroiled in a angry bust-up.  Staff were heard shouting at each other before plates were thrown around the restaurant.  All of the buffet trays were tipped onto the floor and customers were sworn at as tempers boiled over.  More than 20 diners were forced to leave The Real China restaurant, in Bath, following the incident on Friday lunchtime. Read more from Mail Online

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 16th December 2013

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