CODE is built by and for the industry, and we aim to support and promote it - choosing to celebrate achievements and progress rather than focus on the negatives. However, we cannot ignore the issue around the racist and offensive comments made by a restaurant employee recently on social media, which has caused a huge fallout. It relates to a London restaurant, but the repercussions affect the whole hospitality industry.

Not only did the posts cause personal distress and anger among those working in restaurants, but it also brings the entire industry into disrepute at a time when it needs a positive and inclusive reputation more than ever. Employers have a responsibility to tutor their teams to use social media with care, and also to act swiftly and decisively if they become aware of intolerant or offensive behaviour or language in their workplace. Employees must behave responsibly - and equally be able to work in a safe environment.

These sort of incidents – which we hope some positives can come from – is partly why we’ve launched our Happiness in Hospitality survey. There’s still some time to take part in it by clicking here.

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CODE app users love Albert’s Schloss, so will be pleased to hear that the operator behind the brand, and Rudy’s Neopolitan Pizza, has received a £10m boost from the Business Growth Fund, to further their ambitions. These include appointing a new non-exectuive chairman with long retail experience and rolling out Albert’s Schloss and the pizzerias to other cities.


A new restaurant from the team behind El Gato Negro will open in Manchester this September. Chef patron Simon Shaw (above right) says the Henry Street site will be the city’s only Portuguese restaurant. Its location, in the Ancoats area, is another sign that the Cutting Room Square district is booming.


The popular Indian street-food restaurant Mowgli, created by Nisha Katona and with branches in Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester and Oxford, is planning a Nottingham opening. Katona, a former barrister, has applied for a site on Stoney Street and hopes to open by the end of the month.


And still on Indian food, Bundobust is eyeing Liverpool for its third location, having successful restaurants up and running in Leeds and Manchester. It will be close to Mowgli (see left) and will occupy the first floor of a building on Bold Street. The Bundobust style of bar snacks, street food and sweets, often inspired by Gujurat cuisine, will be on offer.


Bistrot Pierre is adding a Preston site to its portfolio next month, when it opens in a former Baptist chapel. Hull is the location for a new restaurant – Humber Fish Co – inspired by the successful London Wright Brothers concept. The Fruit Market site is now open. Also in the city, and also in the growing Fruit Market area, is a second Bert’s pizzeria.

...and closing

In the twists and turns of Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs’ restaurant empire, it’s bad news for Mahiki, the Manchester bar they launched (although they pulled out some time ago). It recently closed its doors after less than a year of trading. Meanwhile The Alchemist bar in Alderley Edge has closed – the operators want to concentrate on city centre locations. The space will become a Victor’s.

Jonny Baron

Manchester fresh produce suppliers Noone & Son has recruited Jonny Baron to its team. Baron is a former chef – at Northcote Manor – and has also worked at West Country Fine Food and Wellocks. The company anticipates that Baron will bring a chef’s perspective to it 60-year-old family catering-supply business and help it to grow.

Frances Atkins

Frances Atkins, the well respected and Michelin-starred chef, has relaunched The Yorke Arms near Harrogate. She had sold the historic restaurant with rooms to local businessman Jonathan Turner, but has decided to stay on and work in partnership with him – which is great news for fans of the fresh produce and elegant dishes The Yorke Arms specialises in.

Head Chef, Federal Cafe and Bar

Federal Cafe and Bar is an independent, antipodean cafe in the Northern Quarter of Manchester’s city centre. Looking for a head chef that is very passionate about producing amazing looking and tasting breakfast and lunch dishes, and is quick, consistent, clean, and innovative. Our cafe has been operating for three years and we are a very well established venue and we are looking for a strong chef capable to continue our growth!

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Assistant General Manager, Carters of Moseley

One of the most dynamic Michelin Starred restaurants in the UK needs an Assistant Manager to help take our restaurant to the next level.

We're looking for someone who's ready to hit the ground running and use passion & commitment to deliver a dynamic service environment. If you're looking for the next step in your career, you'll be in the right place.

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