Creating the right environment for your paying customers is essential if you wish them to feel comfortable and to stay longer which in turn leads to a greater expenditure on food and beverages. A key element of achieving the correct ambience is lighting. Many older establishments have fluorescent lights that look dated and out of …

GO IN (UK) will be showing a number of new products for the first time at Restaurant 2013 (stand C49, 7-9 October 2013, Earls Court 2, London).  Among the highlights from the hospitality furniture specialist are a number of new chairs and tables particularly suited to the dining room, breakfast area and restaurant. The Deco …

Consolis launches integrated EPoS/payment system for pubs and bars for under £60 a month.  Recent research from Santander UK revealed that many small businesses are losing sales opportunities because of their lack of flexible payment options. Now, Consolis Payments (www.consolispayments.com) is enabling small and medium-sized businesses to meet all of their customers’ growing card payment …

UK’s leading combi steamer brand celebrates 40th anniversary by giving away latest model The company that invented combi steaming, Rational, is 40 years old in 2013.  Rational is celebrating the anniversary by giving UK caterers the chance to win the world’s most popular combi steamer – the Rational SelfCookingCenter® whitefficiency®.  The prize, a six-grid model, …

Call Systems Technology announces new downloadable Restaurant App Suite Keeping ahead in the foodservice industry means maintaining the highest possible standards of customer service at all times. Increasingly, restaurants are turning to high-tech tools to improve service and attract customers. Call Systems Technology (CST) has recently teamed up with USA manufacturer HME Wireless Inc to …

The George of Stamford: historic venue enlists energy-saving warewashers The George of Stamford is one of the most beautiful and historic hotels in the UK. It’s also one of the most popular, not only with customers but also employees: it’s constantly busy and its staff are passionate about their work – many of them have …

Flagship oven surprises kitchen staff in iconic building Andrew Biggs is head chef for contract caterer Elior at one of London’s most iconic buildings, Lloyd’s at One Lime Street. Recently a Samsung microwave CM1929 was installed, for use in the busy pastry section. However, it’s been a hit with the rest of the kitchen too. …