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

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Editor 1st April 2014

Bocuse d’Or Team UK prepares for Stockholm

Adam Bennett, Bocuse d’Or candidate for the UK, will compete for his place in the Bocuse d’Or world final at Bocuse d”Or Europe in Stockholm on May 8th 2014. The heats will take place during Gastronord, Sweden’s largest culinary exhibition.  The head chef from The Cross in Kenilworth will compete in Kitchen 2, supported by commis chef, Josh Allen, also from The Cross and coach and UK candidate 1999 Idris Caldora. Read more from The Staff Canteen  

Mark Hix to open second Hixter restaurant

Mark Hix is to open a second Hixter restaurant, this time south of the river in London.  The new Hixter, at Great Guildford Street on Bankside, will open in summer this year.  Like the original restaurant, the new site will build on the concept of serving a whole roast chicken or steaks of 250g or 300g to share. A chicken with chips and salad serving two to three people is set to cost £25, with steaks from £20. Read more from Caterer & Hotelkeeper  

Pub hours extended for England World Cup matches

Licensing laws will be relaxed during the World Cup to allow pubs to stay open late during some England matches, the Home Office has said.  Pubs and bars will be allowed to open until 01:00 BST when England matches kick-off at 20:00 BST or later.

Read more from BBC News  

'Man vs Food' restaurant Sizzle And Grill in Cardiff serves up 96oz steak and six-pound burger

Restaurant boss Paul Stevens has created an entire menu of 40 different Man Vs Food mega-meals.  Father of one Mr Stevens, 53, beefed up his Desperate Dan-style cuisine to include a giant 96oz rump steak, a 6 ½ pound ‘baby’ burger weighing more than a sack of potatos, ‘suicide’ chicken wings covered in hot chilli sauce and a selection of giant desserts. Read more from Mail Online

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 1st April 2014

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