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This week's Tip Jar highlights:
  • Running your own restaurant (again!) - Ramin and Jane, Kindling
  • Hospitality entrepreneur - Oli Hyde, Flour Pot Bakery
  • Artisanal produce and independent wine bar, Sam Pryor, FOURTH AND CHURCH
  • The journey of a food photographer, Jo Hunt
  • New vegan platform, Nicole Saunders, Veeg
  • News and dates for October 2019
  • MICHELIN Announcement 
  • Veg City Challenge, Brighton & Hove Food Partnership
  • Meet Ian Swainson, Amarillo
There is also all the usual news, vacancies, and general goings on.

NEW to Brighton

Jayne and Ramin, Kindling Restaurant 

We talk to restaurant experts Jane and Ramin about starting their new restaurant brand Kindling, having successfully ran Food For Friends for 15 years. Read more.


Brighton Hospitality | Industry People

Oli Hyde, The Flour Pot Bakery

Local hospitality entrepreneur, Oli Hyde, is a founder and managing director of the city's ever-popular bakery, The Flour Pot. He talks to us about hard work, the influencers in his career and owning a business in Brighton. Read more.


We meet Sam Pryor from FOURTH AND CHURCH, a restaurant, wine bar and shop. Sam talks about developing his career in the hospitality industry, starting his own business and owning a restaurant. Read more. 

Supplier Spotlight | Industry People

The Journey of a Food Photographer | Jo Hunt

There has been an unprecedented growth in food photography since the explosion of online marketing and social media, and if done correctly hospitality venues can use the power of images to grow their business. We meet Jo Hunt, of Jo Hunt Photography, who works as a professional food photographer in Brighton and beyond; Jo takes us through her personal journey and her inspirations. 

New Platform | Veeg

Veeg is the new platform which showcases great plant-based deals across Brighton and Hove. We meet founder Nicole and discover her inspirations, the features of the service and which great Brighton eateries are involved.


Brighton Hospitality News and Dates

Vegan Winners 2019 | The Roundhill

In the 2019 finales of The Great Moshimo Vegan Challenge, first place went to Jake Swayne and Adam Eynon of The Roundhill Pub, the vegan gastropub is relatively new on the scene in Brighton and this win marks a sign of many good things to come for the team. Their pertinently titled dish Polar Rice Caps was a bold and strikingly colourful dish of homemade katsu seitan with pickled radish nigiri, spirulina coconut sea, aromatic snow and sushi rice-cap.


Curry Leaf Cafe expansion to Churchill Square

Brighton’s largest independent food operator Curry Leaf Cafe, opened their fourth site this week with a purpose-built street food trailer, resembling an Indian train carriage, now at Churchill Square. The award-winning South Indian casual dining restaurant has bucked the national trend of restaurant closures, proving independent restaurants can survive in a competitive food market.

Vegan eatery seeks £250K for roll-out | Erpingham House

The business behind a vegan restaurant in Norwich has turned to crowdfunding to finance its ambition of opening a venue in Brighton. Read more.

Brighton Chocolate Festival - 12th, 13th October 

Indulge your senses during the Brighton Chocolate Festival weekend in October and discover a selection of chocolate-themed exhibitors, including award-winning chocolatiers and chocolate makers. Highlighting sustainable, ethical products, with traceability, and made with human compassion for those who work in the cocoa fields. The Brighton Chocolate Festival will be held at the Brighton Hilton Metropole on the 12 and 13 of October, 11.00 - 5.00 pm, free entry. 

Ben McKellar, flash-grilled 

Brighton and Hove-based restaurateur Ben McKellar runs five venues including fine dining restaurant the Gingerman and recently launched small plates restaurant The Flint House. Read his latest interview with Big Hospitality. 

Brighton Jobs Fair - 11th October, Jury's Inn Waterfront

The event is between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm. Free to attend with no registration required. The Jobs Fair is a great way to speak with potential employers face-to-face. You can register with employers for jobs, collect info on employers, ask them questions, apply for jobs, or even have a mini-interview on the day. More information.


Michelin 2020


The Michelin Guide is considered the gold standard in the culinary industry, its awarding of one to three Stars representing the pinnacle of achievement for a restaurant. 

Have a look at this weeks full Michelin 2020 round up.

Brighton Hospitality News and Dates

Sussex Food and Drink Awards are announced. 

The Sussex Food and Drink Awards started 14 years ago and annually receives more than 300 business entries and last year attracted over 18,000 public votes. Read more. 

More food and drink events
Your month by month guide to the best food and drink events in Brighton, Hove and Sussex. If you have any events you wish to feature then get in touch. 

Veg City Challenge


Calling all chefs and caterers: are you up for an exciting challenge to help inspire teens and young adults to eat more veg? 

You don’t have to be a large-scale caterer to participate, however, the recipe needs to be easy to make and sell at volume, so some knowledge of a commercial kitchen might help. Read more.

Hot hospitality vacancies

Latest roles this week include
Find out who's recruiting this month.

Brighton Hospitality Discounts

Industry Discounts - discounts for hospitality workers only. Discounts include:

20% off total bill at Indian Summer
20% off food at Fourth and Church
20% off entire bill at Gars

Download the industry discounts poster for your staff room or share with your team via email

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Ian Swainson Interview | Amarillo

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