“Grotty” Restaurant Takes Home Top UK Prize

The Sportsman has been referred to as a grotty seaside boozer off the beaten path and a spot the trendy would more likely drive by. While there’s nothing wrong with its exterior, you might step inside and not see award-winning ambiance that normally goes with being crowned best by the National Restaurant Awards. It has an old school bar feel. There are mismatched wooden chairs and tables, and the kind of basic blackboard menu that’s usually accompanied with loud music, foot stomping and someone passed out on the floor. So it was far more than a small surprise to the restaurant industry, the elite and trendy, and even management of the restaurant itself when The Sportsman walked away with the 2016 Gastro Pub of the Year Award.

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Meet Michelin Chef Eric Ripert

If your vision of Eric Ripert is a severe, white-clad, toque-wearing chef glaring at underperforming assistants in the kitchen, you are seeing only the public face of this supreme chef. To know Chef Eric, take a trip into his personal history. His culinary roots reach deep into French soil and his passion was ignited there as well.

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Getting a Table at No Reservation Restaurants

You and your friends have just got off from work on Friday night. It’s been a long, hard week, and you are all looking forward to spending time at a neat little restaurant not far from your office buildings. The food is to die for. The only problem is that this restaurant is “no-reservation only.” Yes, you heard correctly. You are unable to reserve seating at this particular place. What should you do to ensure that you still have a chance to taste the food of the gods?

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Safety Hazards in your Restaurant Kitchen and How to Avoid Them

The restaurant industry is one of the most rewarding and challenging of all service industries. Aside from good food and friendly service, one of the most important aspects of day-to-day operation is safety in the kitchen. An unsafe restaurant is not one that will stay in business for long. Keeping your employees and customers safe is one of the most important duties of a restaurant owner. All it takes is a little know-how and consistent practice to avoid common hazards, stay safe, and assure day-to-day business goes smoothly.

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Heart Health for Savvy Chefs

The restaurant world can be a little indulgent sometimes. When you’re looking for the perfect dish, it can be only natural to use rich ingredients – but what if you also want to be a little more ‘heart health conscious’? Rich foods can be enjoyed in moderation, but to make sure you’re looking after your body as much as your appetite, you need to understand exactly what good heart health is, and how the foods you eat can affect it.

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Meet Alain Ducasse, The Chef and His Thoughts

You have heard of the five-star hotel and the three-star restaurant, then meet Alain Ducasse to get more about these accolades. The 59-year old, Alain Ducasse, is a French chef who owns 23 restaurants in seven countries, which include two in London and 20 Michelin stars. Besides, Ducasse has written many cookbooks, runs many cookery schools, and in 2015, he created a menu for the International Space Station.

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Pub Dreams for Michelin Chefs and Brothers

You wouldn’t normally associate Michelin-starred chefs, famous for French cuisine, with pub fare, but that will soon be the case for Essex-born brothers Jeff and Chris Galvin. If fact, the pair has set an impressive goal of opening a chain of as many as 20 pubs over the next five years.

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