Wed, 23rd Oct 2019
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October's Employee of the Month

CODE's Employee of the Month for October is Pauline Bearune, Head Waitress at Nutshell

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Q&A with James Ramsden

In this week's Q&A we hear from James Ramsden of Pidgin and recently opened Sons + Daughters. James takes us through the impetus behind his restuarants and his thoughts on the industry's rising stars.

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Q&A with Apollonia Poilâne

For this week's Careers Q&A we caught up Apollonia Poilâne, CEO and third generation family member of world famous bakery Poilâne. She shared with us how she started working in the bakery at just 16, her advice to those starting out in the industry and why she is excited about new opening Silo. 

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Gender pay gap in hospitality: what does yours look like?

Howard Kennedy is a London based, full-service law firm, specialising in providing straightforward advice to entrepreneurial businesses and individuals on domestic and international matters. Its staff have a deep understanding of the retail and leisure sector, helping operators seize the opportunities generated through changing consumer tastes. Lydia Christie looks at gender pay gaps. (sponsored content in collaboration with Howard Kennedy) 

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Spanish tortilla masterclass from Nieves Barragán Mohacho

Even when you’re a Michelin-starred chef you never stop learning. So when Tom Kerridge heard that Lisa Markwell was having a tortilla-making lesson from Nieves Barragán Mohacho, he joined in. Here’s what happened at the Sabor stoves… Photographs by Harriet Raper

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Bethlehem Travel Guide

By Lisa Markwell, editor of CODE Hospitality

Seeing, touching and tasting the city of Bethlehem brings alive Palestinian culture like no documentary or London pop-up can ever achieve. Just five hours from London, the ancient city offers myriad places to eat, drink and absorb so much. Save space in your cases for the incredible produce. 

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Tools of the trade: Tomos Parry of Brat

In this regular feature, we take a closer look at the workspace of people who inspire us. Here Tomos Parry of BRAT tells us about the kit behind his distinctive menu. Photographs by Katie Hammond

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Victoria Stewart on hospitality’s support networks

Whether it’s to find support with mental-health issues, share intel on gender inequality or simply hang out with like-minded people, networks are vital in hospitality, says Victoria Stewart



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Q&A with Robby Jenks

Under the spotlight this week is Robby Jenks, the recently appointed Executive Chef at The Samling Hotel. Having completely relaunched their food offering, Robby shares with CODE his journey to becoming a chef, the greatest influences throughout his career and the importance of surrounding yourself with talented individuals. 

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Q&A with James Hill

This week CODE caught up with James Hill from Hampton Manor. He chatted to us about how he grew up in the hospitality industry, their new restaurant opening in Spring 2020 and why Birmingham is buzzing when it comes to the hospitality scene. 

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September's Employee of the Month

CODE's Employee of the Month for September is Conor Knowles, Bar Manager at Manchester institution Cottonopolis

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Happiness in Hospitality 2019

A survey of the hospitality industry as a place to work. Our second annual Happiness in Hospitality report considers important topics such as workplace happiness, diversity, mental health and well-being. 

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Q&A with Luke Selby

This week CODE catches up with Luke Selby, currently a guest chef at Mortimer House. Selby tells us how Raymond Blanc helped him enter the industry, why his two younger brothers are rising stars in his eyes and how being honest about mistakes is key to those starting out in the industry. 

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In conversation with Sat Bains

From the location of his restaurant to the title of his book, Sat Bains is clearly a chef of singular vision and determination. For nearly 20 years he has been one of the most famous faces in hospitality. Lisa Markwell asks him about his life, work and rumoured book obsession. 


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