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Perth restaurateur launches public protest over rent hike

Perth restaurateur launches public protest over rent hike

Chef Alain Fabregues, a top restaurateur, has launched a public protest over a substantial rent hike at his Subiaco restaurant, Bistro des Artistes.

Restaurant & Catering continues push to cut penalty rates

Restaurant & Catering continues push to cut penalty rates

As the Fair Work Commission reviews more than 200 awards that define employee entitlements, the Restaurant & Catering Association is maintaining its push to have penalty rates in the hospitality…

Turn tables quickly to boost your bottom line

Turn tables quickly to boost your bottom line

Whether you own a cafe, restaurant, club or hotel, the aim is to build a business that delivers maximum profits. In order to do so you need to ensure that you are getting the best return on your…

Cutting the booze out of food and beverage pairings

Cutting the booze out of food and beverage pairings

There’s nothing quite like a great wine that is perfectly matched to a meal, but what about those folk who choose not to drink alcohol? Enter food and juice pairing.

8 trends influencing menus in 2015: VIDEO

8 trends influencing menus in 2015: VIDEO

David Lovett, head chef at Sydney's Uccello restaurant, has his finger on the pulse and is making some predictions about what trends will be influencing menus in 2015.

Foodservice

Manu Feildel renews ambassador role for Murray Valley Pork

Manu Feildel renews ambassador role for Murray Valley Pork

French-born chef Manu Feildel is continuing his role as ambassador for Rivalea’s pork brand, Murray Valley Pork.

Seven Seeds to open Paramount Coffee Project in LA

Seven Seeds to open Paramount Coffee Project in LA

Mark Dundon, co-owner of one of Melbourne’s most popular speciality coffee roasters, Seven Seeds will be introducing the city’s coffee culture to Los Angeles.

Brunswick café fire results in $150,000 of damage

Brunswick café fire results in $150,000 of damage

A fire that broke out in a Melbourne café last Friday has caused more than $150,000 in damages.

Hartsyard set to open new inner west bar

Hartsyard set to open new inner west bar

One of Sydney’s most popular dining destinations, Hartsyard has announced that it will be opening up a new bar in Enmore.

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Beverage

SA mayor calls for more small bar openings

SA mayor calls for more small bar openings

Following the introduction of simplified licensing processes in mid-2013, 36 small bars have opened across Adelaide’s CBD and mayor for Norwood, Payneham and St Peters, Robert Bria, is hoping to continue the trend into the city’s east.

Bargains from Burgundy?

Bargains from Burgundy?

Don’t be deterred by Burgundy’s complex appellation system, writes Christine Salins, for there are some good buys out there.

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Management

The three people you need in your business

The three people you need in your business

According to the ABS, there are just over two million registered businesses in Australia, the vast majority of which employ fewer than five people.

Is tipping a dying art?

Is tipping a dying art?

Have tap-and-go payment systems and operators' desire to turn tables quickly killed the romance of tipping? Hospitality's Industry Observer thinks so.

New goal setting platform designed for the hospitality industry

New goal setting platform designed for the hospitality industry

A new online goal setting and coaching platform, iGoal9 aims to boost employee engagement, increase productivity and improve commercial performance within the hospitality sector.

Don’t let social media burn your business

Don’t let social media burn your business

Social media can blur the line between your employees’ personal and professional lives, so it’s important to have clear rules and regulations in place.

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Resources

10 Wine Myths Debunked

10 Wine Myths Debunked

This free article explains 10 of the most common myths about wine, and may make you rethink your cheese choices that accompany your wines.

The Art of Cooking with Oil

The Art of Cooking with Oil

This free article uncovers some of the frying techniques used by well known Australian chefs, and how they can be used to extract the right flavours from various dishes to transform them from mediocre dishes to culinary greats.

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