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Good Week Bad Week: 22/10/10

21 October 2010

Our regular catch-up on what has brought a burst of sunshine - or a mantle of storm clouds - to the catering and hospitality world this week.

GOOD WEEK

Art lovers The Rome Cavalieri hotel launches a menu of 12 cocktails inspired by some of its staggering 11,000 piece collection of paintings, sculptures and tapestries.

Honours
Michelin-starred chef Sat Bains is to receive the honorary award of Doctor of Professional Practice from the University of Derby, the city in which he was born.

London Pride David Cameron presents Chilean President Sebastian Pinera with 33 bottles of London Pride to be passed on to the miners following their dramtic rescue last week after 69 days spent trapped underground.

BAD WEEK

Healthy eating advocates The recession has little impact on adults' appetite for fast food - however, press stories about obesity and health problems prove effective.

Natural charm Restaurant chain Pizza Express employs actor Karl James to train its less charismatic staff in the art of "subtle" flirtation.

Escaping reality
TV X Factor wildcard contestant Wagner checks into the Borehamwood Premier Inn and entertains guests with his karate moves after there isn't enough room at the house where rival acts are staying.

Eliminating waste
Super-sized portions are contributing to an annual waste mountain with UK chefs throwing away 600,000 tons of food that is fit to eat.

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