Hospitality News Update – November 2017

Pret’s Christmas Sandwich

Yes everyone, Hospitality industry big news is that as of the 7th November Pret’s Christmas Sandwich is back for the festive season – it’s a classic recipe of thick slices of British free-range turkey breast, crumbly pork stuffing, crispy onions, fresh spinach and port and orange cranberry sauce; and also the Veggie Christmas Lunch Sandwich, which combines chunks of roasted butternut squash, nutty Christmas pesto and peppery rocket served with a spoonful of yoghurt & mayo dressing.  Pret delivered the first batch to the company’s longest-standing charity partners; The Passage, Olallo House / Saint John of God Hospitaller Services/ Poor Servants of the Mother of God Partnership, and Glass Door.

Nicki Fisher, Head of the Pret Foundation Trust, said that, “We love seeing how much joy the return of our Christmas menu brings to customers each year, and it’s no different for our charity partners and their clients,”.

Prets christmas lunch sandwich

Image Courtesy of Hospiality and Catering News

Read more here: Pret’s Christmas Sandwich


Students pair-up with managers in pioneering Manchester mentor scheme

TWELVE final-year BA (Hons) Hospitality Business Management students have begun working with twelve general managers of Manchester hotels as part of a pioneering pilot mentoring…

Manchester Hoteliers’ Association (MHA) and Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester Met) have joined forces for the mentorship programme which runs until April 2018.

MHA Chair Adrian Ellis and Amanda White, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Hospitality Business Management at Manchester Met, are behind the initiative which they say has been designed to attract students to careers in the hotel industry – but more importantly retain talent.

Read more here: Hospitality Business Management


Plans in for transformation of former Commercial Hotel in Castlefields

PLANS have been submitted to transform a pair of Grade II listed buildings in Manchester’s Castlefield into a boutique hotel and restaurant run by Liverpool-based Signature Living.

The development, known as 123 -125 Liverpool Road Castlefield, comprises 39 hotel rooms, a 100-cover restaurant and a lounge bar.

One of the buildings set to be converted is the former three-storey Commercial Hotel on Liverpool Road which sits in the Castlefield conservation area and dates from the mid-19th Century.

Read more here: Commercial Hotel Development Manchester


Politicians criticised for accepting gambling industry hospitality

Politicians are under fire again. Tim Costello says MPs who will make decisions on gambling legislation should not attend races as industry guests

“These are the same MPs responsible for voting on pokies and gambling reforms knowing full well they’ll be sitting there in the gambling marquees,” he said. “You’ll never get any meaningful reform.

“I think this year has been the worst for gambling advertising and unsolicited text messages promoting gambling because the very limited federal gambling reforms that got through, and which will take effect in April, means that these sports betting companies are trying everything before then, splurging with texts and social media campaigns to get ahead of restrictions to come.”

Read more here: Gambling Industry Hospitality


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