On the 9th of March 2023 the UK Health Security Agency warned that Norovirus rates are running at the highest level for over a decade.  Norovirus can have a huge impact across the hospitality sector, from the disruption of team being off ill to large scale outbreaks across multiple sites, forcing businesses to close. So, …

American-inspired bar and restaurant chain, TGI Fridays, is offering a double-whammy of deals this March To mark St Patrick’s Day, those with TGI Fridays’ Stripes Reward app can claim a complimentary Guinness with their main dish On Mother’s Day, Mums can raise a toast with a glass of Prosecco on the house American-inspired cocktail bar …

From Friday the 17th March, The George invites Londoners to join them throughout the weekend to eat, drink and enjoy St.Patrick’s Day as the pub partners with Jameson Irish Whiskey to offer guests the ultimate Irish experience. Kicking off the celebrations on Friday 17th March The George will have a live Irish band playing from …

UKHospitality Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: “With hospitality businesses continuing to struggle with vacancies running at 56% higher than pre-pandemic levels, the measures announced today are significant in incentivising people back into work and hopefully alleviating crippling labour shortages. The wider economic forecasts also give us encouragement that consumer confidence and spending are in for …

The Irishman whiskey is a key sponsor of ‘The Paddy Irishman’ art project (Home – Paddy Irishman Project), a ground-breaking and innovative art project that challenges historical stereotypes about Ireland, during St. Patrick’s Week in New York City. The multimedia, not-for-profit project is being exhibited in several high-profile locations from 12th to 17th March in …

Latest figures from leading discovery and booking platform DesignMyNight suggest that St. Patrick’s Day will provide a bumper weekend of trade for hospitality despite searches and bookings for venues getting off to a slower start than in 2022.  In 2022 there were almost 40,000 general searches on DesignMyNight for St. Patrick’s Day the month leading …

For the second year running, Graham’s Port is offering bartenders the chance to win €1,000, a trip to Porto for the finale and six-months’ supply of Graham’s Blend Series ports.  Ten professional bartenders from across the globe will compete in a series of national heats. To take part, entrants will need to create a new …

Graham’s port has announced the launch of its global competition for bartenders and mixologists for the second year running. You could be in with a chance of winning €1,000, a trip to Porto for the finale and six-months’ supply of Graham’s Blend Nº5 White Port and Blend Nº12 Ruby Port… https://www.grahams-port.com/news/recent

Diageo, maker of Gordon’s, Guinness and Johnnie Walker, launches new influencer-led campaign on the dangers of underage drinking, following research commissioned by Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP). Although the UK is making progress in reducing levels of underage drinking, with policies such as Challenge 25 helping deter young people from purchasing alcohol, 71% of young people …

·         Caterer.com data shows a tremendous uplift in hospitality job applications per vacancy (APV), with the biggest rises seen across Barista Management, F&B staff and hotel roles ·         The number of workers moving into hospitality from other sectors has jumped by 18% year-on-year and 2.9m UK workers are currently considering a move into hospitality from …