Emma Lake

Emma Lake

News Editor

News editor, specialising in restaurants and foodservice.

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Premier Inn owner warns cost inflation likely to exceed previous expectations

28 April 2022 by

Premier Inn owner Whitbread has warned cost inflation is expected to exceed previous expectations reaching 8-9% in the next year.

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Design: art deco glamour at the Nightjar, London

27 April 2022 by

The Nightjar cocktail bar has opened a second venue in Kingly Court, in London’s West End, moving away from the prohibition aesthetic towards the rich history of music venues and art deco glamour.

Executive chef Martyn Nail leaves Claridge's after 36 years News

Executive chef Martyn Nail leaves Claridge's after 36 years

14 April 2022 by

Claridge’s hotel has confirmed that executive chef Martyn Nail has left the five-red-AA-star hotel alongside head[...]

A look at the design of Kray Treadwell's 670 Grams Business

A look at the design of Kray Treadwell's 670 Grams

14 April 2022 by

A space within an old custard factory has been transformed into a petite but punchy restaurant

Sara Roberts named managing director of Umbrella Training News

Sara Roberts named managing director of Umbrella Training

14 April 2022 by

Sara Roberts has been named managing director of hospitality specialists Umbrella Training, in a newly created[...]

The Vurger Co to open first Manchester restaurant News

The Vurger Co to open first Manchester restaurant

05 April 2022 by

The Vurger Co is to open it’s first restaurant outside London and the south east in[...]

Jeremy King loses battle to regain control of Corbin & King's restaurants News

Jeremy King loses battle to regain control of Corbin & King's restaurants

01 April 2022

Jeremy King has lost his battle to take control of restaurant group Corbin & King, with shareholder Minor International seizing the business in an auction held last night.

Front of house staff at PizzaExpress win campaign for bigger slice of tips News

Front of house staff at PizzaExpress win campaign for bigger slice of tips

01 April 2022

Front of house staff at PizzaExpress have successfully campaigned to reverse a move by a tronc committee to allocate a greater proportion of tips to kitchen staff.

Interview with Veryan Palmer: How to welcome teenagers into hospitality Business

Interview with Veryan Palmer: How to welcome teenagers into hospitality

01 April 2022 by

The director of the five-AA-star Headland hotel in Newquay talks about welcoming teenagers into hospitality and[...]

Chef calls for help in securing visas for Ukrainian refugees News

Chef calls for help in securing visas for Ukrainian refugees

31 March 2022 by

A chef has called for help in securing visas for Ukrainian refugees after more than 1,750[...]

Menuwatch: Dipna Anand, Somerset House, London Sector

Menuwatch: Dipna Anand, Somerset House, London

30 March 2022 by

The new Indian restaurant in Somerset House follows a long family line in the industry. Emma[...]

Minute on the clock: Ricki Weston, executive chef of Whatley Manor Business

Minute on the clock: Ricki Weston, executive chef of Whatley Manor

30 March 2022 by

The executive chef of Whatley Manor in Wiltshire retained one of the restaurant’s two Michelin stars[...]

Attempted murder charge after woman stabbed in east London restaurant News

Attempted murder charge after woman stabbed in east London restaurant

28 March 2022

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman in her early 20s was stabbed in a Newham restaurant.

Two-thirds of councils fail to distribute business rates relief fund News

Two-thirds of councils fail to distribute business rates relief fund

28 March 2022

Two-thirds of councils have failed to distribute business rates relief funds, leaving the majority of a £1.5b government funded package unclaimed.

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

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

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