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Electrolux Appetite for Excellence finalists announced

Electrolux Appetite for Excellence finalists announced

The finalists for this year’s Appetite for Excellence competition have been announced, with the winners revealed at an awards ceremony in Melbourne on 11 August.

Six ways to make your establishment pet-friendly

Six ways to make your establishment pet-friendly

Turning your restaurant, café, or pub into an ideal environment for pets takes more than just putting a sign up and a water bowl out the front.

Saving dough: Hospitality Masterclass [Video]

Saving dough: Hospitality Masterclass [Video]

In this week’s masterclass video, Ashley Hughes of 360 Bar and Dining reveals how he saved over $45,000 a year by giving away bread.

How to make the most of your young staff

How to make the most of your young staff

When you’ve got a business to run and a livelihood to make, it can be difficult to invest in – and rely on - junior employees.

Charlie Ainsbury takes out Australian World Class final

Charlie Ainsbury takes out Australian World Class final

Charlie Ainsbury of Ananas Bar & Restaurant in Sydney’s The Rocks has been crowned the Australian winner of the Diageo Reserve World Class bartending competition.

Foodservice

Bakker opens Brothl, with sights set on UK

Bakker opens Brothl, with sights set on UK

No-waste soup specialist ‘Brothl’ replaced Silo café in Melbourne’s CBD this week, but in the spirit of recycling the café will reopen in the UK in September.

Time Out Sydney unveils annual  Food Award finalists

Time Out Sydney unveils annual Food Award finalists

A number of Sydney's top dining destinations, both old and new, as well as the talented chefs who work behind the scenes, have been named as finalists in Time Out Sydney’s annual Food Awards.

Former coffee shop operator pays overseas worker $2000 in compensation

Former coffee shop operator pays overseas worker $2000 in compensation

Senan Pty Ltd, the former operator of a Gloria Jean’s franchise in Sydney’s Kings Cross, has paid $2000 compensation to a young casual employee who was dismissed after she queried her pay rate.

Perth chefs win WA Golden Chefs regional cook-off

Perth chefs win WA Golden Chefs regional cook-off

Cherise Davids, 21, and Stacey Currell, 23, have won a gold medal in the 2014 Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award, to win the Western Australia title.

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Beverage

Tax on distilled spirits upped to $1 per standard drink

Tax on distilled spirits upped to $1 per standard drink

The Distilled Spirits Industry Council of Australia (DSICA), says that spirit drinkers together with consumers of pre-mixed drinks will be footing one dollar in alcohol tax for every standard drink as of 1 August.

Local craft beer on the rise, overall consumption dwindles

Local craft beer on the rise, overall consumption dwindles

For the first time on record Australians’ consumption of craft beer in an average four-week period has increased to more than one million, however their overall preference for locally brewed beer is on the decline.

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Management

How music can make your business sing

How music can make your business sing

Music is an important ingredient to any hospitality business, particularly when considering the way customers perceive your business.

Why hospitality is a target for cybercrime

Why hospitality is a target for cybercrime

Hospitality businesses are particularly at risk of cybercrime. Eric Lowenstein from Aon Risk Solutions explains what can be done to mitigate, manage and potentially transfer this ever-growing risk.

How alternative lending can help you grow your business

How alternative lending can help you grow your business

Australian restaurant owners have new and exciting opportunities for growth as we say goodbye to fiscal year 2014 and once again focus on new opportunities to serve more customers and drive overall sales.

Red tape strangling hospitality and tourism: AHA

Red tape strangling hospitality and tourism: AHA

The industry isn’t asking for a major overhaul of legislation; we are asking for simple, common-sense measures to alleviate the pressure currently placed on the industry and those who work in it.

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Resources

Red Tape Strangling Hospitality

Red Tape Strangling Hospitality

This free article highlights the need for improvement of public policy in order to allow Australia to have a prosperous future within the hospitality and tourism industries.

Pros & Cons of Pay-at-the-Table Technology

Pros & Cons of Pay-at-the-Table Technology

This free article discusses the benefits and drawbacks of various new digital payment devices that are seemingly destined to be the next big thing in restaurants.

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