Root & Branch opens new café in Ormeau Baths

Root & Branch opens new café in Ormeau Baths

Ormeau Baths has today announced the opening its new coffee shop, which will be operated by Belfast-based specialty coffee roasters Root & Branch, becoming the brand’s second outlet in the city. Ormeau Baths is a newly developed co-working space and tech community based in an historic former bath house in... View Article

Food NI CEO, Michele Shirlow, awarded MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017

Food NI CEO, Michele Shirlow, awarded MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017

Food NI Chief Executive Michele Shirlow has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, receiving the award in recognition for her services to the food and drink sector in Northern Ireland. Michele is the driver behind Food NI, the... View Article

Bottom’s Up for Bottomless Brunch

Bottom’s Up for Bottomless Brunch

Not quite breakfast, not quite lunch, a new foodie trend is sweeping the coolest cities, and Horatio Todd’s in Ballyhackamore is one of the first restaurants in Northern Ireland to offer the ‘Bottomless Brunch’. Kicking off on July 1st, ‘bottomless dining’ taps into the growing demand for brunch, where diners... View Article

James Street South celebrates Apprentice excellence in bid to secure industry future

James Street South celebrates Apprentice excellence in bid to secure industry future

Leading figures from the hospitality, tourism and education sectors attended a celebratory event at award-winning James Street South, as its Apprentice Programme participants graduated from the 2016/17 scheme, with six securing full time jobs within the restaurant group. The completion of the third James Street South Apprentice Programme, created by... View Article

New chic café-bar opens on the Dublin Road

New chic café-bar opens on the Dublin Road

A stylish new café and bar on the Dublin Road has officially opened this week, creating 32 full and part-time jobs, as part of a one million-pound investment by The Richland Group, the London-based property company. Situated on the ground floor of the award-winning Gallery apartment building, which opened earlier... View Article

A Law onto himself

A Law onto himself

Nathan Outlaw has generated a global reputation for specialising in fish dishes. Here the restaurateur, celebrity chef and acclaimed cook book author chats with Emma Deighan about his inspirations, challenges, the NI culinary map and what’s coming next Becoming a chef wasn’t in Nathan Outlaw’s original career plans. As a... View Article

Celebrate summer with a fresh local catch!

Celebrate summer with a fresh local catch!

Tis the season for seafood and menus across the Province are exciting us with their unique and exciting variations of our flippery friends! From succulent shellfish to tender fresh fish, for the most refined to the more natural palettes, seafood is on the rise and we’re beginning to see why.... View Article

Apprentice Scheme launches as industry leaders warn of skills shortage

Apprentice Scheme launches as industry leaders warn of skills shortage

Award-winning chef Niall McKenna has announced the launch of his fourth consecutive Chef Apprentice Programme for the 2017/18 academic year, amid real concerns of a skills gap in the sector. This scheme of education and training within the James Street South restaurant group, in collaboration with Belfast Met, has provided... View Article

Ulster University Business School announces new Agri-food Centre

Ulster University Business School announces new Agri-food Centre

Ulster University Business School has announced the setting up of an Agri-food Business Development Centre with the aim of providing sector specific support through the promotion of agri-food business education, research and innovation. Professor Mark Durkin, Executive Dean of Ulster University Business School explains, “The agri-food industry is Northern Ireland’s... View Article

Freshii announces plans for new Northern Ireland restaurants creating 100 jobs

Freshii announces plans for new Northern Ireland restaurants creating 100 jobs

Healthy eating chain Freshii has announced plans for nine more stores across Northern Ireland. It has just opened its first store in Belfast at Donegall Square West. Freshii, which sells burritos, wraps and salads, is set to open more stores in shopping centres and major towns creating over 100 full... View Article