Janet Harmer

Janet Harmer

Observer of the hospitality industry for 33 years. Always on the look out for genuine hotel and restaurant experiences.

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Winners of the Young Chef Young Waiter 2021 competition unveiled in Dubai

17 November 2021 by

The winners of the Young Chef Young Waiter 2021 competition were announced at the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai last night.

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Café Rouge to drop the Café

17 November 2021 by

The Café Rouge name could be consigned to the history books after it was announced that one site is to be rebranded as just 'Rouge'.

Cornwall's Headland hotel records rise in pre-tax profit despite Covid closures News

Cornwall's Headland hotel records rise in pre-tax profit despite Covid closures

16 November 2021 by

An expansion of facilities and stringent cost savings helped the 91-bedroom Headland hotel in Cornwall achieve[...]

Welcombe hotel to be managed by M&T Hotel Management following sale News

Welcombe hotel to be managed by M&T Hotel Management following sale

16 November 2021 by

The 91-bedroom Welcombe hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon is to undergo a significant investment to create an “iconic”[...]

PPHE Hotel Group's Daniel Pedreschi on why prioritising staff won him Hotelier of the Year 2021 Hotel News

PPHE Hotel Group's Daniel Pedreschi on why prioritising staff won him Hotelier of the Year 2021

11 November 2021 by

Daniel Pedreschi not only runs a complex collection of properties, he also prioritises team development. It’s[...]

A pig's tale: the story of Robin Hutson's Pig hotels Hotel

A pig's tale: the story of Robin Hutson's Pig hotels

29 September 2021 by

As the eighth Pig hotel opens its doors to guests, founder Robin Hutson looks back on[...]

Sales at Mitchells & Butlers restaurants and pubs rise but remain 'volatile' News

Sales at Mitchells & Butlers restaurants and pubs rise but remain 'volatile'

23 September 2021 by

Sales across the 1,650-strong Michells & Butlers restaurant and pub estate have returned to pre-pandemic levels,[...]

Megan’s to hire 100 new staff and open three further restaurants News

Megan’s to hire 100 new staff and open three further restaurants

23 September 2021 by

Neighbourhood restaurant group Megan’s will have more than doubled the size of its portfolio since the[...]

Former Adams' head chef Keiron Stevens to join JM Socials News

Former Adams' head chef Keiron Stevens to join JM Socials

23 September 2021 by

Keiron Stevens, the former head chef at one-Michelin-starred restaurant Adams in Birmingham, is to return to[...]

Ellen Chew brings Mrs Chew's Chinese Kitchen brand to London News

Ellen Chew brings Mrs Chew's Chinese Kitchen brand to London

23 September 2021 by

Birmingham’s Mrs Chew’s Chinese Kitchen has arrived in London with the launch of a site at[...]

Majority of consumers in favour of deposits for restaurant bookings to discourage no-shows News

Majority of consumers in favour of deposits for restaurant bookings to discourage no-shows

22 September 2021

More than half of consumers are in support of paying a deposit for a restaurant table and a no-show fee if they fail to turn up for their booking, according to new research.

Obsession 22 to celebrate the UK and Ireland's leading chefs News

Obsession 22 to celebrate the UK and Ireland's leading chefs

22 September 2021

Obsession, the annual food festival at Northcote in Lancashire, will return next year as a celebration of the best of British and Irish food. 

As a current holder of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Jacobs Media Group extends its condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth ll.

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