This is the last bulletin of the year and team CODE would like to take this opportunity to wish the whole hospitality community a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We know for many there won’t be any respite until January, so we also wish you good luck for the coming, very busy days.
It’s been an interesting year for restaurants, bars and hotels – the real economic challenges and predicted post-Brexit struggles are never very far down a conversation between operators, but there’s also much to celebrate. Some new and vibrant restaurants got recognised by Michelin, and Clare Smyth was also noted as the world’s best female chef. A new world restaurant awards were launched, and food on TV had something of a reinvention (although the jury’s still out on The Final Table).
In 2019, we will be there every week to alert you to the biggest and most interesting hospitality news, and every season with our informative, entertaining Quarterly magazine, which also makes a great last-minute Christmas present. More info here.
Until 7 January, our very best wishes,