Stefan Chomka is editor of Restaurant magazine, a title for which he has worked since 2008. His specialist fields include food, eating, restaurants, eating, culinary trends, lunch, chefs, dinner and eating and he has an expanding waistline and cholesterol score to prove it.
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The co-founder of Rockfish restaurant group and fine dining restaurant The Seahorse on streamlining his business post lockdown, changing his approach to staff and weathering the coming winter.
The co-founder of Corbin & King discusses reopening most of his estate, trying to launch a restaurant during the pandemic; the mixed bag of dealing with landlords and what he hopes the positive sides of the pandemic will be.
More than half of operators, (54%) said that their landlord had refused to offer any concessions, with an additional 34% saying that negotiations were ongoing, according to the latest weekly Hospitality Leaders Poll by MCA Insight/HIM. The results highlight further the need for a debt enforcement moratorium, one of the key pillars of Hospitality Union’s original six-point action plan, to give both commercial tenants and landlords breathing space against litigation.
How restaurant businesses act now in terms of dealing with their staff, suppliers and customers will mark them out for the future once the lockdown restrictions have been lifted, Patty & Bun founder Joe Grossman has said.
You’ve put questions to the government on its wage relief - what answers have you received so far? We got the much-needed confirmation that the Government will roll-out a Job Retention Scheme providing grants to cover 80% of wages. We had been pushing the Government very hard on this and it was absolutely vital that support was provided to ensure that employees would still receive money and businesses supported. We are still awaiting detail on the scheme
Social entertainment bar group Roxy Leisure has received a £7.5m investment from Foresight Group to help it support its expansion.
The founder and CEO of street food collective KERB discuss Seven Dials Market, the two-floor market and restaurant hub located in a former banana and cucumber warehouse that opens this month in Covent Garden
Restaurant group Corbin & King has launched an initiative to employ more people over the age of 50 in a move that it believes will create a better and more diverse workforce.