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Caterer.com People Awards 2016 Winner Profile – Ambassador to the Industry, The Clink Restaurant Company

“The catering industry is currently experiencing a major skills shortage, so highly qualified chefs and waiting staff are extremely sought after,” says Christopher Moore, Chief Executive of The Clink Restaurant Company. “The Clink Charity helps solve both of these issues that, in their own ways, have an impact on society.” Christopher Moore was speaking as …

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Untapped gold: how to attract emerging talent

It’s hard to turn on the TV without seeing someone cooking. Whether it’s established chefs showcasing their skills or amateur cooks competing to see whose as yet undiscovered raw talent will win the day, the nation continues to be gripped by the preparation and consumption of food. But looking at the catering business as a …

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People like us: hiring for cultural fit

  When it comes to your workforce, skills and qualifications are important but cultural fit is the glue that holds an organisation together and it’s a key element to consider when recruiting. In fact, a recent survey of international employers found that more than 80% of managers said it was a top priority when hiring …

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Waiters Day races are here!

Front of house professionals will be racing through London’s Hyde Park and other locations across the UK on Thursday 20th October. National Waiters Day, led by The Springboard Charity and sponsored by Bunzl, aims to celebrate and showcase the dedication and hard work of front of house roles. Five waiters’ races are taking place across …

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Hospitality Employers Tackle Skills Shortage with Innovation

Boasting some of the finest restaurants and hotels in the world, the UK Hospitality sector is a global envy. The industry is one of the UK’s biggest employers, providing jobs to seven percent of the working population. Despite unsettled economic times, business continues to be strong, and the demand for skilled staff to sate the …

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Caterer.com People Awards 2016 Winners Announced

Last night, the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge played host to the hospitality employers industry event of the year, the 2016 Caterer.com People Awards. Hosted by TV’s Stephen Mangan, the ceremony, attended by almost 500 hospitality professionals, celebrated the very finest programmes and initiatives in hospitality recruitment, retention and development. It was an exciting night for …

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As a hospitality employer, giving opportunities to young people should be part of your DNA, says Caterer.com

The challenges of youth unemployment are well known.   Businesses often claim the talent pool is inadequate to support their needs.  They cite lack of skills, inappropriate qualifications and unrealistic expectations from young people.  Talk of a ‘lost generation’ has been doing the rounds for more than a decade.  What’s more, although youth unemployment is down …

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Caterer.com People Awards 2016, sponsored by….

There’s now less than a week to go before the glamorous Caterer.com People Awards 2016 and the excitement has well and truly taken hold. Next Wednesday evening, the finest initiatives in hospitality recruitment, retention and development will be rewarded at The Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge at what promises to be a spectacular event. TV’s Stephen …

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2016 HR IN HOSPITALITY AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

The winners of the 21st Annual HR in Hospitality Awards were announced on Friday 30th September at the glamorous Jumeirah Carlton Tower London Hotel, hosted by Esther O’Halloran, Chair of HR in Hospitality. Congratulations to all the winners. All finalists should be extremely proud of their achievements and the contribution they make in our sector. …

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Simon Rogan Named AA Chef of the Year

  Congratulations to Simon Rogan on winning the coveted AA chef’s chef of the year award. There is no greater honour than to be recognised by one’s peers and Caterer.com is extremely proud to have sponsored this award. Simon is a singular talent and truly deserves this accolade. We applaud his success in realising his …

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