Katherine Price

Katherine Price

News editor

Katherine Price is news editor at The Caterer covering hotel, restaurant, pub, bar and foodservice news articles and analysis. She also looks after the breakfast briefing newsletter, book reviews and writes features.

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Jessica Tapfar appointed hotel manager at the Ned

20 October 2021 by

Jessica Tapfar has joined the Ned hotel in the City of London as hotel manager from the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, where she was director of operations for four years.

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Driver shortage expected to last a year while hospitality faces ‘terrifying’ 18% inflation

20 October 2021 by

The shortage of HGV drivers causing supply chain disruption to businesses across the UK may not be resolved for the next year, according to the Road Haulage Association (RHA).

Frank and Jackson Boxer to open dive bar in Stone Nest basement News

Frank and Jackson Boxer to open dive bar in Stone Nest basement

19 October 2021 by

Frank and Jackson Boxer, the brothers behind Brunswick House in London’s Vauxhall, are to run a[...]

Labour and materials shortages drive up foodservice price inflation by 1.2% News

Labour and materials shortages drive up foodservice price inflation by 1.2%

19 October 2021 by

Widespread supply problems and increased demand combined to push up prices by 1.2% in August, the[...]

UK hotel trading still not expected to return to pre-pandemic levels by end of 2022 News

UK hotel trading still not expected to return to pre-pandemic levels by end of 2022

19 October 2021 by

Demand is gradually returning for the hotel sector, but trading is not expected to hit pre-pandemic[...]

Staff shortages hindering growth at D&D London News

Staff shortages hindering growth at D&D London

18 October 2021 by

Since mid-September, revenues at D&D London have been ahead of pre-Covid levels, however bosses have said[...]

Big Easy to open first venue outside London following Bluewater signing News

Big Easy to open first venue outside London following Bluewater signing

18 October 2021

Barbecue and lobster brand Big Easy has signed for a 6,100 sq ft site at Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent, which will be the group’s first site outside of London when it opens in November.

Neat Burger to triple London portfolio following $70m valuation News

Neat Burger to triple London portfolio following $70m valuation

18 October 2021

‘Plant-based’ fast food chain Neat Burger has announced plans to open 30 further sites across London following the completion of a funding round valuing the company at $70m (£51m).

Gilpin and Grantley Hall awarded five red AA stars News

Gilpin and Grantley Hall awarded five red AA stars

18 October 2021 by

The AA has today announced its latest round of AA red star winners, with two hotels[...]

Sector urged to use Hospitality Apprenticeships Week to champion diverse and exciting careers on offer News

Sector urged to use Hospitality Apprenticeships Week to champion diverse and exciting careers on offer

18 October 2021 by

Trade association UKHospitality has urged the sector to use Hospitality Apprenticeships Week this week as a[...]

Door staff shortage ‘risking public safety’ News

Door staff shortage ‘risking public safety’

18 October 2021 by

A shortage of door security staff across the night-time economy is becoming critical and risking public[...]

Hospitality records strong sales in September but London lagging behind News

Hospitality records strong sales in September but London lagging behind

18 October 2021 by

Britain’s leading managed restaurant, pub and bar groups achieved a significant bounce in sales in September,[...]

Domino’s looks to recruit 8,000 employees News

Domino’s looks to recruit 8,000 employees

15 October 2021

Pizza group Domino’s is looking to recruit 8,000 employees across the UK and Ireland, according to a trading update.

Government offers temporary visas to pig butchers and lifts rules on foreign lorry driver deliveries News

Government offers temporary visas to pig butchers and lifts rules on foreign lorry driver deliveries

15 October 2021

The government has launched a consultation today on proposals to temporarily extend ‘cabotage’ rights, allowing foreign drivers to make unlimited journeys to pick up and drop off goods for two weeks before returning home.

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