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

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Editor 28th March 2014

Simon Rogan reveals name for new Claridge's restaurant

The new restaurant at Claridge’s to be launched with Michelin-starred chef Simon Rogan will be called Fera at Claridge’s. The name Fera, which means ‘wild’ in Latin, reflects both the primal influence of nature and the highly seasonal ingredients used in Rogan's cooking.  Fera at Claridge’s will open on Tuesday, 6 May 2014, with reservation lines open from 9am on 14 April 2014. Reservations can be made from this date online at claridges.co.uk/fera or by calling 020 7107 8888. Read more from The Staff Canteen  

Honours and Awards for Craft Guild Greats and Rising Stars

Forty-six members and supporters of the Craft Guild of Chefs were presented with honours and awards at a special ceremony following the association's Annual General Meeting.  The accolades were presented by Craft Guild of Chefs chairman, Christopher Basten; Vice Presidents’ Council (VPC) chairman Stephen Scuffell and the recently-appointed Craft Guild president, Vice Admiral Tony Johnstone-Burt, in his first appearance at the awards. Read more from The Staff Canteen  

Skye Gyngell to open restaurant in Somerset House

Chef Skye Gyngell is to open a new restaurant at Somerset House in London in late September this year.  The restaurant, called Spring, promises to be guided by the changing seasons, with menus that present the quality produce simply. Read more from Caterer & Hotelkeeper  

Swiss fondue restaurant wins legal fight with neighbours over cheesey smells

The manager of a Swiss fondue restaurant has won a three-year legal battle over the smell of his cheese after a court decided he did not have to pay a £135 police fine.  The fine was imposed on Florian Kurz after two boutique clothes shops either side of his Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten restaurant in Zurich complained that the smell of melted Swiss cheese was driving their customers away, contaminating their products and ruining their business. Read more from The Guardian  

How beer with your BBQ could save your life

A cold beer and a steak from the barbecue are often said to be a match made in heaven on a summer's day.  However research has found that the pairing is also good for your health as marinating meat in beer before grilling it can reduce the chances of getting cancer from eating barbecued food. Read more from The Telegraph
 

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 28th March 2014

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