Minute on the clock: David Grosfils

Minute on the clock: David Grosfils

Since his appointment in September 2016, head of Hallmark Hotels David Grosfils has overseen the merger of three hotel groups into one unified brand owned by Topland Group. He tells Katherine Price about the experience and relates how he ensures the brand stands out in the market What was it like overseeing the integration of […]

Treasury minister told hospitality sector made bus...

Treasury minister told hospitality sector made bus…

A treasury minister was told that the hospitality sector had made a business rates overpayment of £1.8b, during a debate held in Westminster Hall this week.  Labour’s MP for York Central, Rachael Maskell, had called a debate on business rates, which was held in front of the financial secretary to the treasury Mel Stride. Introducing the debate […]

A tribute to Anthony Bourdain

A tribute to Anthony Bourdain

We look back to 2002, soon after the chef first achieved global attention, with an interview published in The Caterer Tributes following the death last week of the American chef, author and television personality Anthony Bourdain at the age of 61 were wide and effusive. In 2000, Bourdain, then the executive chef of Les Halles in […]

Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie 2018 Europe: 4 Cou...

Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie 2018 Europe: 4 Cou…

Following a day of precision weighing, baking, icing and sculpting, Sweden have scooped gold at the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie European Final 2018, the World Cup of Pastry, held in Turin, Italy today. Teammates Martin Morand and  Jessica Sandberg from Sweden will now get the chance to defend their flag during the World Finale […]

Lime Wood and Home Grown Hotels backer leads Queen...

Lime Wood and Home Grown Hotels backer leads Queen…

The financial backer behind Lime Wood and Home Grown Hotels, the owner of the Pig brand, has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2018. Sir Jim Ratcliffe, chairman and chief executive of Ineos, the giant chemical company which has an annual turnover of £45b and employs more than 18,500 people across 22 countries, […]