Daily news update: our selection of food and chef news from the worlds press

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Editor 10th March 2014

UK chef Jason Atherton to open first Middle Eastern restaurant

IHG has confirmed celeb chef Jason Atherton will open his first restaurant in the Middle East at the InterContinental Dubai Marina, seven months after Caterer Middle East revealed he was eyeing a venue in Dubai.  No stranger to the Middle East, Atherton served as executive chef of Gordon Ramsay’s Verre in 2001. Read more from Hotelier Middle East  

Nigella Lawson only asked for the contents of her kitchen after bitter split from Charles Saatchi

Nigella Lawson asked for nothing but the contents of her kitchen after her bitter split from Charles Saatchi, a friend has revealed.  And the TV chef, 54, got her fishmongers to remove her cooking appliances following their divorce last year. Read more from The Mirror  

Chef Tommy among the culinary elite - aged just 24

WHEN Tommy Banks began cooking at his family’s pub and restaurant, his only experience was washing pots and a brief encounter with his school Food Technology classes - from which he had been banned for being “a little bit disruptive”.  Fast forward a few years, however, and the 24-year-old causing a stir among foodies from his North Yorkshire kitchen where he is believed to be the youngest Michelin starred chef in Britain. Read more from Yorkshire Post  

Restaurant Loses £1k After Customers Storm Out 

The Laughing Buddha restaurant in Maidstone, Kent, is nursing losses of £1,100, after more than 40 diners stormed out without paying on Saturday night. Problems erupted when a customer went into the kitchen to complain about the service. The owner said that if he wasn't happy he could leave - and 43 diners took him up on his offer. Read more from AOL  

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 10th March 2014

Daily news update: our selection of food and chef news from the worlds press