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Thirst for champagne continues: export figures

Thirst for champagne continues: export figures

Last year, Australia imported more than six million bottles of champagne, a rise of 1.4 percent, which makes Australia the sixth largest export market in the world.

Move over Heston: chefs need to return to the basics

Move over Heston: chefs need to return to the basics

Chefs are so preoccupied with devising menu items that resemble a scientific experiment that they’ve forgotten about the basics – and even the Michelin Guide is over it, writes Tony Berry.

PayPal adds Pay at Table feature to its mobile app

PayPal adds Pay at Table feature to its mobile app

PayPal Australia has added the Pay at Table feature to its mobile application in a bid to minimise the effects of the controversial new Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) standards to be introduced…

I'll have my beast and cook it all, chefs say

I'll have my beast and cook it all, chefs say

Chefs are increasingly serving up whole animals, as well as traditionally less popular parts of the animal such as offal, pigs' tails and liver, and it's proving to be a hit with diners.

Foodservice

Rodent droppings found in Adelaide bakery

Rodent droppings found in Adelaide bakery

Rodent droppings together with insects found in batters and ingredients are among over 100 alleged food standard breaches being brought against a Western Adelaide bakery.

‘More work to be done’ in liquor licencing: new NSW hospitality minister

‘More work to be done’ in liquor licencing: new NSW hospitality minister

NSW’s hospitality sector has a new minister, with Troy Grant taking the reins to the hospitality, gaming and racing and arts portfolio.

Group buying not paying off for restaurateurs: Restaurant and Catering Australia

Group buying not paying off for restaurateurs: Restaurant and Catering Australia

When the group buying movement launched a number of years ago, many restaurateurs around Australia embraced the concept with open arms, but some venues are now questioning the value of such schemes.

Easter bookings rise, despite penalty rate pessimism: Dimmi

Easter bookings rise, despite penalty rate pessimism: Dimmi

Penalty rates and the cost of doing business on public holidays were hot topics this Easter, but according to online reservation website Dimmi, the long weekend wasn’t as challenging for the industry as some were anticipating.

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Beverage

Wine Tasmania aims to boost presence of Tassie drops in interstate venues

Wine Tasmania aims to boost presence of Tassie drops in interstate venues

Wine Tasmania has announced that it will be looking to host up to 10 key industry figures from around Australia as part of an initiative designed to showcase the local wine offering.

Top 25 revealed for Diageo Reserve World Class bartending competition

Top 25 revealed for Diageo Reserve World Class bartending competition

Diageo Australia has announced the Top 25 bartenders to make it through to the next round of one of the industry’s largest and most prestigious competitions, Diageo Reserve World Class.

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Management

How to use Instagram to boost your food service business

How to use Instagram to boost your food service business

Make Instagram work for your business by following these five simple steps.

Technology: the missing puzzle piece in your business?

Technology: the missing puzzle piece in your business?

Technology is offering “big opportunities” for cafes and restaurants, said Saxon Wright, managing director of Pablo & Rusty’s.

Decoding Yelp: how it can help boost business

Decoding Yelp: how it can help boost business

Ninety-percent of customers suggest online reviews have influenced their buying decisions, which indicates the trend of people logging on to share their good and bad experiences with businesses.

Food service lags behind retail in sharing paddock to plate stories

Food service lags behind retail in sharing paddock to plate stories

Diners are a fickle bunch, but a trend that seems to be sticking around is a growing interest in how food gets from paddock to plate. But is the industry prepared - or even interested in - delivering this information to their customers?

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Jobs

Cook - Karratha

Cook - Karratha

ARMY RESERVE WA - Other

If a career in hospitality appeals, why not get paid while training as a cook and a soldier in the Army learning everything from catering for formal dinners to feeding 500 elite troops.

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Events

Foodservice Australia 2014

Foodservice Australia 2014

4 weeks to go Moore Park NSW

Griffith Market Day

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Resources

Adapting to Customers Changing Habits and Tastes

Adapting to Customers Changing Habits and Tastes

This free whitepaper looks at the four popular food trends such as ‘grazing menus’ and ‘business breakfasts’ and how you can adapt your business to meet these consumer demands.

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