in brief

01 January 2000
in brief

Ceserani honoured

Victor Ceserani has been awarded an honorary life membership of the HCIMAfor outstanding lifetime achievement in the hospitality industry. Ceserani's experience has included time in the kitchens of the Ritz Hotel, theOrleans Club and 30 years in catering education at Ealing College.

organic preferred

Radisson Edwardian has introduced organic breakfasts at its 10 London hotels after a poll of 250 guests said they would prefer it. The group says that the extra cost of its "organic power breakfast" has not been passed on to customers.

Groper jailed

A homeless man last week was sentenced to three weeks imprisonment for groping a woman employee at Burger King in London's Victoria. The victim was on her way to the staff area when Abdul Jama walked behind her and put his hands on her bottom.

Not coming back

City Centre Restaurants has replaced its Newcastlehi-tech bar, Jimmy Mack's, with an Italian-style diner after claiming the bar was "too futuristic" for Tyneside drinkers. The site hasre-opened as an Est Est Est restaurant.

Nant Ddu award

The AA has named Nant Ddu Lodge in the BreconBeacons as the 1999Welsh Hotel of the Year.The hotel, a former Caterer Adopted Business, has increased its turnoverfrom £200,000 to £1mand now employs 35people.

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Jacobs Media is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

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