Tag Archives: Food and Beverage

Fresh talent, where are you?

Where are you, the talent of the future, the creative Pastry Chef, the out of box thinking chef or the hotelier that is more than just a number cruncher? Looking back over the past few years I can’t get past the thought that we are lacking fresh new talent, in particular in the culinary area. […]

The Restaurant and Hotel Guests from Hell!!

The internet loves a horror story. The pages of the Daily Mail are full of stories about our industry and the problems encountered on a seemingly hourly basis! Rude staff, foreign object in meals, woeful restaurant hygiene, bed bugs, why you should unpack your luggage in the bathroom (yes, really!) and many more… If you […]

Anti-Aging Super Foods for your Next Menu…

  The quest for youth is never ending –  here are some anti-ageing super foods from the fruit and veggie patch that you really should be adding to your next menu…   1. Blueberries Blueberries are one of the healthiest fruits you can eat to fight aging. With the highest concentration of antioxidants of all […]

Drink these wines at your (financial) peril!

Just in case there is one of these bottles hidden in the depths of your cellar somewhere, here are a few of the world’s most expensive bottles of wine … 1992 Screaming Eagle $ 80,000 At auction in ‘Napa Valley 2008’, a charity event, a lot of six magnums of Screaming Eagle were sold for […]

Gazing into the Crystal Ball… what’s in store for the hospitality industry in 2017

Each and every year between November and February I watch with interest to see the various reviews of the past year and predictions for the year ahead. Will the hospitality industry live to survive another year? What will be the next ‘big thing’ or destination? Will it be massive development for luxury resorts or the […]

The Increasing Influence of Social Media and Review Websites…

In past posts on The Elite Hotelier we have discussed the importance of paying attention to reviews on social media and the major review websites. It is a well-trodden path and much written about subject and apparently everyone understands the increasing power of these sites and the importance to correctly manage the social media presence […]

What’s happened to restaurant service?

I hear, read and experience every excuse in the book why restaurant service has taken a turn for the worse, but do we really have to accept it? I don’t want to bad mouth and criticise innocent restaurant or hotel operators, but we seem to be going in a very wrong direction in the service industry. […]

The Rook Restaurant – The Two Ronnies

I was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Ronnie Corbett. Many of us grew up watching him and the other legend Ronnie Barker every week on TV. His legacy will no doubt live on in the sketches and reruns of their classic comedy which is still as funny today as it was then… […]