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  • The BRAVOs return for their fourth year
  • Government outlines new immigration proposal
  • The Salt Rooms new Head Chef, Lawrence McCarthy
  • Waste solutions for hospitality businesses
  • Running a restaurant again!
  • Brighton Gin scoops awards
  • Are you being scammed?
  • Latest hospitality positions
Brought to you from the team at Restaurants Brighton. 

Brighton's Biggest Food Awards Return

Brighton's biggest food and drink awards, the BRAVOs, have returned for their fourth year, and voting has just passed the halfway stage. With 18,000 public votes so far and 130,000 web hits, voting continues until March 15th so there is still plenty of time to get involved.

See all 16 categories here.

Get in touch with the BRAVO team for more information.

The BRAVOs (which stands for Brighton Restaurant Awards Vote Online) are the only entirely publicly generated food and drink awards in the city.

Post-Brexit spotlight: immigration and employment

Last week the government announced plans to end the reliance on cheap, low skilled labour coming into the country. Read the summary of proposed changes and their impact on hospitality employment on Big Hospitality.

Read about the fierce reaction just here.

The Salt Room's new appointment 

We meet Lawrence McCarthy, Head Chef at The Salt Room as he reveals his three favourite dishes, the chefs that inspire him and the biggest challenges when taking over the Head Chef role at The Salt Room.

Waste solutions for hospitality businesses

We meet Rory Anderson from Brighton Paper Round and discover what waste solutions they provide for the hospitality industry.

With the emphasis really being 'now or never', Rory explains how Paper Round is able to provide simple, effective solutions and training that helps businesses, reduce waste, save money and help create a sustainable future.


In the news

The new Brighton culinary prodigy

Culinary prodigy Beth Collings had never been to India before, never mind cooked there. But by the end of the Young Chef Olympiad in Kolkata the 18-year-old from Brighton had won bronze. Read more.

Brighton Gin Scoops Awards

Brighton Gin has kicked off the decade in style by adding two major international awards to their collection of accolades for their hand-made gins. Read more.

Food and Drink Expo 2020

20th March, 1st April at the NEC Birmingham. Find out more here.

Running a restaurant again!

We meet Ramin and Jane from Kindling as they reveal what it's like running a restaurant for the second time. Read more.

Erpingham House to open in Brighton

The latest news from the Fleurets team, featuring one of Brighton's latest additions Erpingham House. Read more. See all the latest openings and coming soon here. 


Historic venue to close
Historic venue and wedding venue closes. Read more

New hospitality jobs 

Latest roles on RB Jobs this week include: Find out who's recruiting this month.


Diner Scam BEWARE!

A message from the Brighton Restaurant Association.

"It is a sad fact that you, as an individual and/or a business, have most likely been targeted and perhaps fallen victim to scammers over the years. One particular 'gentleman' has been brought to our (Brighton Restaurant Association) attention who has been emailing restaurants claiming to have been ill after a meal. This 'gentleman' has been found to have been targeting restaurants since at least 2017 and has, in the past week, targeted more than 15 of the city's restaurants.

If you too have had an email of this sort, please send over the details to who will be able to tell you if it's the same person and what to do next."
Do you work in the hospitality industry?

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Join the Restaurants Brighton Industry Facebook group, share our poster with your work colleagues and begin making the most of your next night off!

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