‘Soda & Starch Pantry and Grill’ named in Sunday Times’ Ireland’s 100 Best Restaurants 2019

‘Soda & Starch Pantry and Grill’ named in Sunday Times’ Ireland’s 100 Best Restaurants 2019

Derry-Londonderry based eatery, Soda & Starch Pantry and Grill, has been named in Sunday Times’ Ireland’s 100 Best Restaurants 2019. The coveted list published by John and Sally McKenna features eight Northern Ireland premises. Soda & Starch Pantry and Grill is a partnership between Raymond Moran and local entrepreneur Ciaran O’Neill, Managing Director... View Article

Tayto NI Launches Crisp £1million Campaign with Bite

Tayto NI Launches Crisp £1million Campaign with Bite

Iconic Northern Ireland heritage brand Tayto has launched its largest-ever TV, digital and promotional campaign as part of a major £1 million brand rejuvenation programme. Reinvigorating the well-loved crisp brand for current and new generations and underlining the strength of its taste credentials and proud association with Northern Ireland, the... View Article

Four of Northern Ireland’s top chefs cook up a dinner with a difference to support local children living with cancer

Four of Northern Ireland’s top chefs cook up a dinner with a difference to support local children living with cancer

On Friday 8th February chefs including; Simon Dougan MBE owner of the Yellow Door, Hazel Magill Executive Head Chef at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, Paul Cunningham Head Chef at Brunel’s in Newcastle and Jim Mulholland Head Chef at Novelli at City Quays Belfast created a spectacular menu showcasing... View Article

Killyleagh student celebrates triple success

Killyleagh student celebrates triple success

Mollie Cunningham from Killyleagh, is celebrating success after winning three top awards at the Ulster University Business School. Mollie, who recently graduated with a BSC Hons degree in Consumer Management and Food Innovation recorded the hat trick at the annual Department of Hospitality and Tourism Awards held at the Magee... View Article

New Visiting Professor for Ulster University Business School

New Visiting Professor for Ulster University Business School

Ulster University Business School has announced the appointment of a new Visiting Professor.  Alain Kerloc’h, who is co-owner of the Michelin starred restaurant OX, has taken on the voluntary role for a four-year period. Professor Una McMahon Beattie, Head of Department for Hospitality and Tourism Management, explains, “The role of... View Article

NI chef wins silver in Sodexo UK and Ireland competition

NI chef wins silver in Sodexo UK and Ireland competition

Dennis McCarroll from Dundonald in Belfast took home a silver medal in the recent Sodexo UK and Ireland Chef of the Year Competition held at the Great Hospitality Show in the NEC Birmingham. It marks his fourth medal to date at this extremely challenging culinary competition. Dennis, who is the... View Article

‘Six by Nico’ invests half a million pounds opening new restaurant in bustling Catherdral Quarter

‘Six by Nico’ invests half a million pounds opening new restaurant in bustling Catherdral Quarter

Renowned Scottish-Italian chef, Nico Simeone, is set to introduce his Glasgow and Edinburgh dining concept ‘Six by Nico’ to Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. ‘Six by Nico’ Belfast will be the third addition to the growing restaurant portfolio, taking Nico’s conceptual restaurant idea out of Scotland for the first time and placing it in the bustling Cathedral Quarter.... View Article

Danni Barry joins the award-winning team at County Down gastro pub, Balloo House

Danni Barry joins the award-winning team at County Down gastro pub, Balloo House

Award-winning gastro-pub group Balloo Inns has announced a new addition to its team at Balloo House, Killinchy, County Down. Renowned chef Danni Barry has joined Balloo House as Executive Head Chef expanding its awarding-winning culinary team.  She began working in a professional kitchen at the age of 14, was named... View Article

Henderson Foodservice intensifies record growth with Foodco acquisition

Henderson Foodservice intensifies record growth with Foodco acquisition

Henderson Foodservice, part of the Henderson Group, one of the largest employers in Northern Ireland, has added to its expanding portfolio with the acquisition of multi depot foodservice company, Foodco. Established in 1985, Foodco are an independently owned foodservice company, with distribution depots based in Lisburn, Co Antrim and Ashbourne,... View Article

Yellow Door creates 35 jobs with Hillsborough Castle catering contract win

Yellow Door creates 35 jobs with Hillsborough Castle catering contract win

Northern Ireland’s leading outside caterer, The Yellow Door’s Simon Dougan, has secured his latest venture – providing dedicated on-site catering at Hillsborough Castle, which is due to open new catering propositions on the estate as part of the major project to open the Castle up to the public by Easter... View Article