2nd March 2018
Chris appears on BBC1 'Inside Out' giving expert F&B insights
Chris appeared on BBC 1's current affairs show Inside Out, giving expert opinion and inside into restaurant practice regarding tips, service charge and gratuities. This is a sensitive issue which CBFS advise regularly on. If managed properly, this gives a fair reward system for all staff and satisfies the guest that their tips have gone where intended - for the staff. However, there are sound business reasons, as well as emotional and cultural ones for giving all of the tips to the staff. Those operators who 'pocket' the tips, are missing a trick on all levels.
7th February 2018
Constance Hotels and FCBL
Chris is once again heading to Mauritius for Festival Culinaire Bernard Loiseau - the worlds most prestigious culinary festival. Chris is the UK ambassador for the event and will be accompanied by David Moore of Pied a Terre, a jury member for the second year and the Michelin starred chef Mark Kempson from Kitchen W8.
1st February 2018
Latest Food Business Course nearly sold out
The latest edition of our food business course at Leiths School of Food and Wine has one place remaining for the April session; https://www.leiths.com/courses/how-to-start-up-a-successful-food-business-weekend-course The course will run again on the last weekend in July, a great opportunity for all budding restaurant and food entrepreneurs to learn how to make it a success.
1st November 2017
Eric Chavot at The Royal Albert Hall
One of London's greatest chefs has teamed up with Rhubarb Food Design to create and deliver a new food offer at the Coda restaurant. CBFS were integral in bringing Eric Chavot to the table and making it happen. Rhubarb already provided a world class hospitality offer at The Hall, in the spirit of evolution and staying at the top, the appointment of Eric will help consolidate that position.
17th October 2017
Store Street Exchange Manchester
CBFS MD Simon Cromack has been working alongside the Double Tree team to launch this innovative food and drink concept in central Manchester. The city is now a thriving hub of food and drink, and to survive you need to be at the top of the game. The Store Street Exchange brings all the best of grilled and rotisserie premium quality meats way beyond the standard hotel F&B offers; indeed this concept competes with the very best on the high street and draws in many non residential guests.