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

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Editor 11th April 2014

Stars of the industry raise over £80,000 for the future of hospitality

The Academy of Food & Wine Service, the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and the Restaurant Association joined forces at The Dorchester last night for the 27th National Restaurateurs’ Dinner (NRD) to celebrate the year’s successes and raise vital funds for the future of training and education in the hospitality sector. Read more from The Staff Canteen  

Top chefs including Singh and Kerridge set for Belmond British Pullman train 

Five top chefs are to host a series of dinners on board the Belmond British Pullman train, from May to November this year.  Vivek Singh (the Cinnamon Club), Tom Kerridge (the Hand and Flowers), Tom Sellers (Restaurant Story), James Martin (the Talbot, Malton) and Anton Mosimann (Mosimann’s) will each host a one-off evening with their own individual menus, matching their personal cooking styles, and accompanying wines. Read more from Caterer & Hotelkeeper  

Greenpeace and TV chef celebrate as tuna producer agrees to change ways

Greenpeace and the television chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall are claiming victory for sea creatures after a producer of cut-price tuna linked to a controversial fishing method that can kill sharks, rays and turtles agreed to change its ways.  LDH, owner of Oriental & Pacific, a brand stocked by Tesco and Asda, told campaigners it would sell only sustainably sourced tuna from April 2015. Read more from The Guardian  

Chef Mitch Tonks to open new eaterie in Torquay

Chef-restaurateur Mitch Tonks and business partner Mat Prowse are set to launch a fourth seafood restaurant, in an undisclosed but ‘sizeable’ investment just nine months after their most recent opening.  They are set to open a 60-cover harbourside eaterie on Torquay’s Victoria Parade. Read more from Western Morning News  

The luxury CAT hotel fitted with webcams for owners

Britain's first 'five-paw' hotel has opened in Cornwall, offering felines a truly un-furrgetable stay.  And for owners who can't bear to be parted from their beloved kitty, bosses at the Meadow Cat Hotel have installed webcams, which allow them to watch their pets via a computer or smartphone.  The technology provides a round-the-clock real-time stream and can even see in the dark, providing piece of mind for owners. Read more from Mail Online  

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 11th April 2014

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