NI countryside festival goes back to it’s roots

NI countryside festival goes back to it’s roots

  THE Northern Ireland Countryside Festival is back bigger and better this year in Moira, CountyDown with a focus on the wonderful world of industry, heritage and culture in Ulster. The two day spectacular which attracted more than 20,000 visitors last year, will feature three great events in one giant... View Article

Guinness launches ultimate Jazz Trail for 2013

Guinness launches ultimate Jazz Trail for 2013

Plans for the City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival 2013 are already in full swing, and this week sees the launch of the Guinness Jazz trail – the ultimate entertainment treat for music lovers. Once again the Jazz Trail will take music fans on a tour of the... View Article

The Fitz gives NRC trainee chef opportunity to feature on menu.

The Fitz gives NRC trainee chef opportunity to feature on menu.

  Over 60 catering students from Northern Regional College have been invited to enter The Fitzwilliam Hotel’s afternoon tea competition which will see one promising chef have their dessert or pastry featured on the menu and enjoyed by visitors of the hotel. Champagne Afternoon Tea is one of the most... View Article

The countdown is on…

The countdown is on…

In less than six months time, Northern Ireland will be playing host to the World Police and Fire Games. This event has presented an exciting prospect, in particular for the local hospitality and accommodation sector. With many city centre hotels now reporting to be fully booked for the first two... View Article

Hunger is key factor for young chefs

Hunger is key factor for young chefs

Aged 14, Carl Johannsen had caught the bug. He may have been young, but working in a Michelin-starred restaurant, the teenager quickly realised where his future lay. Spending all his weekends and spare time working in the Peat Inn near St Andrew’s, he eventually went full-time when he turned 16.... View Article

A downtown dining venue with lots of panache!

A downtown dining venue with lots of panache!

This month Louise Murphy speaks to John Robinson, one of the business Directors and Shaun Hanna, Head Chef from Canteen at the Mac, as the venue approaches its first anniversary, to hear their highlights and challenges of the past year. HR: Tell us a little bit about what you offer... View Article