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  • Sustainability Series: Restaurants

    Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    As people become more environmentally aware, it’s safe to say the word sustainable has been making an appearance more often lately; for example sustainable fashion, going second hand or fixing clothes to stop using fast fashion stores that have factory locations around the world that aren’t practiced in an environmentally or humanly ethical way.  This is to prevent the markets being as high in ...

  • What it takes to Work in a Michelin-Starred Kitchen

    Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    The culinary sector can be a tricky one to get right, moving up and showing your worth is different when in the kitchen; forget office KPI’s and targets, as this place requires survival, talent, and sometimes, quite literally, thick skin. So what does it take to work in the best of the best, with the best of the best? The Michelin star was started up by the Michelin brothers, who founded their ...

  • Brexit: What No Deal Brexit Might Mean for the Hospitality Sector

    Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    The on goings of Brexit have had many of us sat in confusion for quite some time now, but we may have some more answers as time has went on and more decisions have been made; but it will all fall down to what move is made next. The current subject is about a no deal Brexit, which means the UK would leave the European Union immediately on the 29th of March 2019 with no agreements set in stone ...

  • Restaurant Tech – Serve Yourself?

    Posted on Friday, January 25, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    A recent meal out made me realise how the food and beverage industry could be changing before our very eyes.  Slowly but surely, places are starting to get customers to serve themselves, or do more; but why? Is it to up the experience, or perhaps let the customers feel as if they are doing more, giving them more freedom to spend the night how they wish – and is this how to get people to stay ...

  • “Take a Leap of Faith and Begin the Wondrous New Year by Believing”

    Posted on Monday, January 7, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    As Christmas winds down, the New Year approaches fast and intensely, followed with the question you dread to hear; “what are your New Year’s Resolutions?” Resolutions, goals, plans – they’re all good things to have, but for some reason the New Year has some unachievable and demanding mantras stuck with it.  I must lose weight.  I will change my house.  I have to cut off these people from my ...

  • We Rise by Lifting Others

    Posted on Monday, December 24, 2018 by Amy ListonNo comments

    We’re at the start of a new week, and with that it is time to plan the days ahead; reflecting on the last week to make the next week better. As individuals, reflection is highly important, and today we are thinking about success and how we all get to where we are. “We rise by lifting others”. These are five words to repeat to yourself on a daily basis because you cannot succeed alone – success ...

  • “Everything you want is on the other side of fear”.

    Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018 by Amy ListonNo comments

    As we near the end of another year, we begin to think about what we have done, what we wish we had done and what we hope for in the future.  It is a reflective time for us all around the world, for the people who have started their dream job, to the families that came together through times of love and times of comfort.  Perhaps the shared thing amongst us all, is the thought of “what if I did ...

  • Can the Food & Beverage Industry Save the World?

    Posted on Friday, December 7, 2018 by Amy ListonNo comments

    In the first half of October 2018, scientists came out with a final call to save the world from irreversible changes, giving us 12 years maximum to help reduce the effects. So the question is, what can we do to help? Well, the recent debate has been whether we should decrease our meat consumption or not.  Could we all do a little more to save the place we call our home?  That’s where the debate ...

  • Christmas Music in Retail – Tactical or Tacky?

    Posted on Sunday, December 2, 2018 by Amy ListonNo comments

    ‘Tis the season of shopping, failed Pinterest DIY attempts and a lot of Michael Buble.  There is no denying that with the twinkling Edinburgh Christmas lights, the last couple of months in the year feel colourful, magical and surreal.  But the one thing we are all too familiar with is the Christmas music following shoppers everywhere they go. Being quite the jolly Christmas lover that I am, I ...