Covid creates Vera Foods
Covid 19 has played a role in creating an exciting new food business for two hospitality professiona...

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Optimizing Covers in Phase Three
John Girvan, Manager at catering supplier Alliance Online Ireland (, shares so...

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IFSA/Chef Network Operating Guidelines
Representing over 200 member companies, IFSA (the Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance) and Chef Net...

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Brand Building with Video
  Video is a powerful communications tool, but hotels need to have a clear reason for posting ...

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Covid creates Vera Foods
Optimizing Covers in Phase Three
IFSA/Chef Network Operating Guidelines
Brand Building with Video


More Seafood Bars Planned

Quinlan’s Seafood owner Liam Quinlan announced expansion plans, which will more than double the size of his family’s seafood bar business, at the opening in Cork City of their third outlet.
 The company has invested €300,000 into the development of the new restaurant on Princes St.
 Mr Quinlan, who saw the success of the seafood bar concept work in Scotland, said the Irish consumer’s appetite has grown for fish and seafood in recent years, and felt it would work here.
 The first seafood bar opened in Killarney, Co Kerry, in 2011, a second in Tralee in 2013, and the third in Cork.

Boutique Hotel for Sale

Stauntons on the Green,a boutique hotel,  is to be offered for sale at more than €12 million through agents JLL.
The four-star 51-bedroom fproperty is located on the southern side of St Stephen’s Green and is to be sold with vacant possession.
The owner, Jim Staunton, has been running the townhouse since 1989 and in recent years added an attractive modern extension to the rear to bring the overall floor area up to more than 1,850sq m (20,000sq ft) and to accommodate additional bedrooms.
An important feature of the property is that it is the only hotel with a private access to the Iveagh Gardens at the rear.

Wetherspoon's Cork Opening

UK pub chain JD Wetherspoon is to open its first bar outside of Dublin with a new premises in Cork opening next week.
The Linen Weaver, which has been built on the site of the former Newport Cafe, Bar and Restaurant on Paul Street Plaza, officially opens on Tuesday next following a €3.65 million refurbishment.
Up to 75 new jobs are to be created at the bar, which will be managed by Louis Scott. The pub, which is on three floors, includes two bars.

Sweeney Plans Legal Action

Lorraine Sweeney, whose LS Catering company owned the cafes at Clerys, says she is preparing legal action against several parties involved in the recent sale and liquidation of the companies behind the department store.

KPMG, the liquidator to Clerys’ operating company, OCS Operations, is due to hold a meeting of creditors today to appoint a committee of inspection to oversee the liquidation.

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'McMór' not Artisan

McDonald’s has been obliged  to withdraw the term “artisan” from material promoting a new “Irish” burger which features bacon and cabbage.

The company's description of its new 'McMór ' burger fell foul of Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) guidelines published earlier this summer.

Under the rules something can be described as artisan only if it is made in limited quantities by skilled craftspeople. Also, the processing method must not be fully mechanised and should use food grown or produced locally “where seasonally available and practical”.


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