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11 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Philip Eeles of Honest Burgers on using tech to keep his team motivated
Honest Burgers has done a better job than most of keeping its teams engaged throughout the pandemic, using Workplace from Facebook to host everything from 80s-themed HIT classes to interactive conversations about mental health.
13 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Alex Hall: “It’s about creating a culture for the future”
The chef ambassador of FairKitchens discusses why chefs need to look after themselves - and each other - in this time of pandemic.
13 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Kolamba: “What we want for the next year is just stability”
The co-founder of Soho-based Sri Lankan restaurant Kolamba describes his first full year in business as being a ‘rollercoaster’.
12 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
Farika Holden: “Building a brand is not easy, but it's been good for my mental health"
How publican Farika Holden created food business Grateful Pies after being forced to close her London pub because of Coronavirus.
18 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
Rare Restaurants to ramp up hot food delivery with virtual brands
Rare Restaurants is planning to expand its hot food delivery service by increasing the reach of its existing Gaucho and M Restaurants-branded offerings as well as introducing a number of virtual brands that aren't attributed to its existing restaurants.
13 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
Wingmans duo: "We don’t want to expand at a rate where we lose control”
Wingmans founders Ben Ford and David Turofsky say that while further expansion for their cult chicken concept is on the cards, it’s not something they’ll be considering any time soon.
30 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
Ikoyi duo: “To come back as we were felt insensitive”
The pair behind celebrated London restaurant Ikoyi have described the operational changes to their restaurant as a ‘cultural response’ to the pandemic.
15 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
Podcast: Makan Malaysia duo on delivering Malaysian food across the UK
Two Malaysian food entrepreneurs say the enforced lockdown of hospitality earlier in the year has been the motivation behind them changing their business model completely.
14 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
Charlie Mellor: "I've never had any money but I've always had a lot of wine."
The Laughing Heart owner Charlie Mellor says the crisis has necessitated a drastic rethink of the East London restaurant's wine list.
14 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
Roast owner Marc Bevan: "I'm like a caged animal"
Marc Bevan says re-opening his Roast Restaurant in Borough Market is not viable following the collapse of both the tourist and office worker markets in central London.
16 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
David Moore: “People will come back to fine dining”
Pied à Terre owner David Moore says he is confident his restaurant will be able to weather the Coronavirus crisis, providing it isn’t hit with another enforced lockdown closure.
15 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Jun Tanaka: “As soon as I heard restaurants could reopen I booked into three of my favourites”
Jun Tanaka, chef-patron at The Ninth in Fitzrovia, says his restaurant won’t reopen until mid August when he has his full front of house team back in operation.
25 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
Rupert Gutteridge: "Covid 19 is the catalyst for digital tech in restaurants"
Digital menus, pay-at-table apps and even robots that deliver food could become more prevalent in restaurants following the Coronavirus pandemic as businesses look at ways to reduce contact between staff and customers.
16 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
Geetie Singh-Watson: “Eleven days’ notice for the guidelines is infuriating"
Restaurateur Geetie Singh-Watson says that hospitality businesses should have been given earlier confirmation from the Government about when they could reopen and believes that the guidelines issued to the sector have been inadequate.
17 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
Podcast: Selin Kiazim on ditching the service charge
Selin Kiazim says the reopening of her restaurants post lockdown has given her a blank canvas on which to draw on, which is why the time is right for her to scrap service charge.
15 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
David Carter on creating a more stripped-back version of Smokestak
Shoreditch barbecue restaurant Smokestak re-opens its doors tomorrow with a simplified offer centred around meat cooked overnight sold by the 100g.
15 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
"The readiness to make sure people enjoy themselves can still be there” - Chuku's talks reopening
The founders of Nigerian tapas restaurant Chuku’s in Tottenham say physical distancing will not detract from the socially-driven spirit of their restaurant.
16 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
“There’s going to be no honeymoon period” - Claude Bosi on re-opening
Claude Bosi is less confident about UK restaurants bouncing back than their continental counterparts because of differing attitudes to eating out on these shores.
19 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Ranjit Mathrani on re-opening MW-Eat
MW-Eat chairman and co-owner Ranjit Mathrani is planning to open the whole of his 10-strong estate of London Indian restaurants on 4 July.
12 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
Mark Gurney on having to close Larry's after just four days
Mark Gurney, Nicholas Balfe and Matt Bushnell's follow-up to Salon and Levan was forced to close after just four day's trading.
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