FSA issues advice on safety standards & protecting staff

FSA issues advice on safety standards & protecting staff

Guidance covering a range of areas – including good hygiene practice, management of employee sickness and social distancing for specific food business settings – has been published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in NI to help businesses continue operating throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. FSA has said it is very... View Article

Free design consultation service launched for hospitality owners

Free design consultation service launched for hospitality owners

With coronavirus closing hospitality outlets across the UK, many business owners are trying to remain positive and using the unexpected time off from the day to day work to get around to that paperwork or planning how to re-open with a bang. Hospitality owners seeking a refresh of their décor,... View Article

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