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

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 29th January 2014

Four Michelin Star Chefs Unite

MANCHESTER House head chef Aiden Byrne has called in fellow celebrity chefs Tom Aikens, Daniel Clifford and Michael Wignall to cook alongside him at a charity dinner.  The dining experience over eight courses, each paired with a matching wine, is taking place on Tuesday 18 February and is £200 per person. Hospitality Action, which provides a lifeline for current and former hospitality industry workers who find themselves in crisis, will receive £100 from each ticket. Read more from Manchester Confidential  

Jamie Oliver restaurants forced to close amid 'tough economic climate'

Jamie Oliver is closing three of his four Union Jacks restaurants, citing tough economic circumstances.  Oliver has closed down three of its four branches with just its main Covent Garden Piazza continuing to serve “nostalgic British classics” as it is still trading well. Read more from The Telegraph  

German chef: I cut tongue, damaged sense of taste on Gordon Ramsay’s burger

Television chef Gordon Ramsey is known for having a sharp tongue, but it was an alleged sharp item in a burger at Ramsey’s Midtown Manhattan restaurant that German man Markus Barthel contends cut his own tongue.  Now, the former sous chef claims in a lawsuit that he can’t get work because his sense of taste has been ruined. Read more from New York Daily News  

Pub fry-up is named best breakfast

Pub chain Wetherspoon has been named the nation’s top choice for the most important meal of the day.  Its lower fat sausages and poppy-seed toast has earned the accolade best Big Breakfast in the Men’s Health magazine Restaurant Awards 2014, beating a host of restaurant chains and food providers. Read more from The Express
 

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 29th January 2014

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