What does the popularity of these unflinching depictions of life as a chef tell us about the industry and how true to life are they? Founder of Seoul Bird restaurant thinks pretty accurate, she says ‘Working in a kitchen is always 100% full on, and not in a good way…people do get caught up in … Continue reading From The Bear to Boiling Point restaurant dramas are on the rise.
Square Meal’s annual awards are back! Based on research from the Square Meal team along with feedback from thousands of customers a list of the top 100 UK restaurants for 2023 has newly been published. To make the list a restaurant has to offer more than just exceptional food, they must create an entire dining … Continue reading Square Meal’s Top 100 UK Restaurants
With many restaurants facing challenging times ahead we’ve taken a look at some of the ways tweaking your offering could ensure you are giving diners what they’re looking for whilst keeping staffing and supply costs manageable from your side. Streamline Your Menus Reducing the number of dishes on your menus can be an excellent way … Continue reading Summer 2023 and beyond…
Since Action Against Hunger’s first ‘Too Many Critics’ launched in 2001 the campaign has raised over £100,000 through this event alone. Action Again Hunger is the world’s leading charity stopping life-threatening hunger, with projects spanning mental health, climate change adaptation and improved access to clean water, Action Against Hunger works to predict, prevent and treat … Continue reading Action Against Hunger’s ‘Too Many Critics’ event returns this June!
With staff shortages across the hospitality industry at a high in 2022, staff satisfaction and retention will be key for business success in 2023. At Mise en Place we want to support you to motivate your teams and encourage staff loyalty across the business – we’ve put together a few easy wins to increase staff … Continue reading The secret to motivating your team team for the long term…
According to a recent survey (The Fentimans Market Report, in partnership with hospitality data and research consultancy, CGA by NielsenIQ) although concern over the cost of living crisis led 40% of consumers to predict they will be going out less in 2023, 35% of consumers said they would be prioritizing hospitality visits over other items … Continue reading Key Hospitality trends for 2023
We’re all in need of some good news and Street Smart’s hugely successful annual campaign to support homeless people can offer just that right now. Over 500 restaurants have currently signed up to their £1 per table donation scheme including big names like Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, The Fat Duck and D&D London to name a … Continue reading StreetSmart’s annual campaign attracts more than 500 restaurant sign-ups.
Like a person’s race or religion, a chef’s gender shouldn’t even feature as a descriptor, but sadly there are still far more male than female chefs in kitchens across the UK today and still fewer who are at the helm. Data from the Office for National Statistics show that in 2017 only 17% of chef … Continue reading 27 top UK female chefs – in association with Champagne Ayala, by Square Meal
Mise en Place has worked with the talented Chef Ian Simpson for many years, with the most recent placement at stunning boutique Hotel La Villa in Italy. After 4 years as head chef at La Villa, Ian has now opened his own restaurant Osteria Odette in the stunning region of Piemonte North-West Italy to great reviews. Here, we talk to Ian … Continue reading Eat My Words – Interview with the Talented Chef Ian Simpson