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Jerry Brand obituary: tributes paid to 'force of nature' hospitality entrepreneur

12 January 2022 by

Serial hospitality entrepreneur Jerry Brand has died at the age of 64 following a short battle with cancer.

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2021 Review of the year

16 December 2021 by

As 2021 draws to a close, we look back at what has been a turbulent year for the hospitality industry. Here are the most popular stories on www.thecaterer.com

Douglas Ankrah, inventor of the pornstar martini, dies News

Douglas Ankrah, inventor of the pornstar martini, dies

17 August 2021 by

Douglas Ankrah – mixologist, bar consultant, inventor of the pornstar martini and former proprietor of London[...]

‘Monarch of British restaurateurs’ Kenneth Bell dies aged 94 News

‘Monarch of British restaurateurs’ Kenneth Bell dies aged 94

06 August 2021 by

Chef-restaurateur Kenneth Bell, former owner of Thornbury Castle near Bristol, died peacefully at home aged 94[...]

Historic House Hotels director Matthew Johnson dies aged 49 News

Historic House Hotels director Matthew Johnson dies aged 49

05 August 2021 by

Matthew Johnson, director of hotel operations at Historic House Hotels, died suddenly on Monday 2 August[...]

Obituary: hospitality journalist Alan Sutton dies aged 78 News

Obituary: hospitality journalist Alan Sutton dies aged 78

04 August 2021 by

Hospitality journalist and former writer for The Caterer Alan Sutton has passed away suddenly, aged 78.

Tributes paid to former Marston’s chair David Thompson News

Tributes paid to former Marston’s chair David Thompson

07 July 2021

Tributes have been paid following the death of former Marston’s chair David Thompson, who passed away on 4 July after being ill with cancer for some years. He was 67 years old.

Tributes paid to visionary operator and first Scottish Michelin-starred chef David Wilson News

Tributes paid to visionary operator and first Scottish Michelin-starred chef David Wilson

17 May 2021

David Wilson, former chef-proprietor of the Peat Inn in Fife for 35 years and believed to have been the first Scottish chef awarded a Michelin star, died on 15 May peacefully in his sleep.

Hotelier Sir Richard Sutton murdered News

Hotelier Sir Richard Sutton murdered

09 April 2021 by

Sir Richard Sutton, owner of the freehold of London’s Athenaeum and Sheraton Grand Park Lane hotels,[...]

Tributes paid to hotelier Trevor Forecast, who has died aged 86 News

Tributes paid to hotelier Trevor Forecast, who has died aged 86

17 February 2021 by

Hotelier Trevor Forecast, former owner of Congham Hall hotel in Norfolk, died suddenly at home on[...]

Theatreland restaurateur Joe Allen dies aged 87 News

Theatreland restaurateur Joe Allen dies aged 87

09 February 2021 by

Joe Allen, founder of the eponymous theatre district restaurants in London, New York and Paris, has[...]

Andrew Bennett, former chair of the Craft Guild of Chefs, passes away aged 63 News

Andrew Bennett, former chair of the Craft Guild of Chefs, passes away aged 63

31 January 2021 by

Andrew Bennett, chair of the Craft Guild of Chefs between 2018 and November 2020, passed away[...]

Sir David Barclay dies aged 86 News

Sir David Barclay dies aged 86

13 January 2021

Billionaire, hotelier and Telegraph Media Group boss Sir David Barclay has died unexpectedly following a short illness aged 86, according to the newspaper he owned.

Albert Roux dies aged 85 News

Albert Roux dies aged 85

06 January 2021

The Roux family has announced the sad passing of Albert Roux, who had been unwell, at the age of 85 on 4 January 2021.

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