IFEX 2020 postponed until 17-19 November

IFEX 2020 postponed until 17-19 November

Montgomery Events, owners and organisers of IFEX, has made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s event which was due to be held at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, on 24 – 26 March due to the significant escalation of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases across the United Kingdom as well as... View Article

Top chefs help beat the blues for children’s cancer charity

Top chefs help beat the blues for children’s cancer charity

Four of Northern Ireland’s top chefs joined together to prepare a dinner with a difference in aid of local charity, Cancer Fund for Children, on February 28. Creating a menu showcasing some of Northern Ireland’s best produce were chefs Simon Dougan MBE, owner of the Yellow Door; Jim Mulholland, head... View Article

Month of food & drink launches in Antrim and Newtownabbey

Month of food & drink launches in Antrim and Newtownabbey

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is embracing the new spring season with the launch of its first food initiative aimed at encouraging people to explore the array of high-quality eateries and restaurants on their doorstep. A Department for Communities and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council-funded initiative, Taste the Borough will... View Article

Hospitality sector reassures customers over coronavirus

Hospitality sector reassures customers over coronavirus

“We have been following the developments of coronavirus closely and have issued detailed guidance to our members and those working in the hospitality industry,” said Colin Neill, chief executive of Hospitality Ulster. “By nature, the hospitality industry operates high standards of hygiene and cleanliness and we have encouraged members to... View Article

Love is on the menu in Belfast City Centre

Love is on the menu in Belfast City Centre

Whether you love the thought of having the children off for half term and enjoying a meal out as a family in Belfast, love getting friends together for a well deserved night out or you love the idea of celebrating the most romantic day of the year with your Valentine... View Article

Knorr Professional Student Chef of the Year launches

Knorr Professional Student Chef of the Year launches

Knorr Professional Student Chef of the Year 2020, which is in its 23rd year, is now open to second year students from culinary colleges across the island of Ireland. The competition, which takes place in TU Dublin – Tallaght on 10th March 2020, is the biggest competition of its kind... View Article

Little Wing launches search for the ‘Picasso of pizza’

Little Wing launches search for the ‘Picasso of pizza’

Some of Northern Ireland’s best-known faces have created their very own pizza box art, as part of a special initiative to celebrate homegrown pizzeria Little Wing’s 10th anniversary. Channelling their inner artists, boxer Carl Frampton, radio presenter Pete Snodden, comedian Paddy Rafferty, TV personality Pamela Ballantine and graffiti artist Dean... View Article

Unprecedented demand for return of Belfast Restaurant Week

Unprecedented demand for return of Belfast Restaurant Week

Following a phenomenally popular Belfast Restaurant Week in September, organisers of the initiative have been inundated with requests from diners and restauranteurs to confirm that the event will return in 2020. In a survey following September’s initiative, restaurants reported that an increase of up to 75% in footfall during that... View Article

McMeel celebrates provenance with new winter menu

McMeel celebrates provenance with new winter menu

Lough Erne Resort’s award-winning executive head chef, Noel McMeel, who is renowned for his seasonal menus at the prized Catalina Restaurant has put provenance at the centre of his newest winter menu with a keen focus on fresh produce from Fermanagh, Cavan and Tyrone. With key ingredients sourced from around... View Article

Flogas launches carbon offsetting solution for hospitality

Flogas launches carbon offsetting solution for hospitality

Amidst increased pressure on the commercial sector to take more responsibility for their carbon footprint by driving down carbon emissions, Flogas has launched a carbon offsetting solution for its commercial customers. It will allow them to offset 100% of their own carbon emissions by providing critical support for projects directly... View Article