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This week's Tip Jar highlights:
  • Manju, head chef at 83
  • Multi-award winning brunches at Starfish & Coffee
  • World Vegan Month | Biggie Smorl's and Vegan Challenge
  • Cooking with Ben at Brighton Cookery School
  • New hospitality jobs in November
  • Industry discounts
There is also all the usual news, vacancies, and general goings on.

Latest interviews

Manju at 83

We interview the formidable Manju who achieved her life long dream by opening up her own vegetarian Indian restaurant in Brighton. Read more. 


Tony Marks at Starfish & Coffee

Since 2017 Tony Marks has been very busy putting Starfish & Coffee on the map as one of Brighton's top eateries for brunch (#brunchlikeaboss). We chat with Tony and learn of his competitive streak, his top tips from other award winning chefs and the best bits about running your own business. 

November is World Vegan Month

This month, plant-based eaters from across the globe celebrate their sustainable and cruelty-free lifestyle. For many it's an opportunity to try a little more plant-based living or take the 30 day vegan challenge, in what is becoming one of the fastest growing global food trends. 

To celebrate the month, we introduce you to a few of Brighton's vegan success stories. 

The Biggie Smorls

Not only do Smorl’s Brighton make, in our opinion, the best houmous you will ever taste, but they also serve hungry tummies, delicious and nourishing vegan lunches in Brighton’s Open Market. On the menu are, falafel bolognese, loaded salads, houmous pies, mezze cakes and their famous falafels pitta pockets, otherwise known as the ‘Biggie Smorl's’ which you can learn about just here.

The Great Moshimo Vegan Challenge 2020

Ten years ago Moshimo used their position as one of Brighton’s most popular restaurants to create two high profile sustainability campaigns, Fishlove and The Great Moshimo Vegan Challenge. For 2020 Restaurants Brighton is excited to announce we will be Media Partners for The Great Moshimo Vegan Challenge and we're on the look out for the next wave of top chefs to compete.

The Great Moshimo Vegan Challenge 2019 first place went to Jake Swayne and Adam Eynon of 
The Roundhill Pub. For more information about The Great Vegan Challenge just click here,  or if you're interested in participating in the challenge then get in touch.

Too busy to celebrate at Christmas?

We get it - you're too busy helping everyone else organise their Christmas parties to think about your own staff party so give your staff something to look forward to in January! 

That's where the Flour Pot Kitchen comes in. The Flour Pot Kitchen have the perfect party set up: an exclusive venue, great food, plenty of drinks, and you don't have to clear up after yourselves! Party playlist included (no Christmas tunes!). Delicious, intimate sit down dinner or buffet for larger groups, plus a full bar and some great cocktails. 

+ A reduced minimum spend if you book for January before Christmas.
+ Free glass of bubbles for sit down dinners of 12-20.
+ Punch bowl for larger groups.

Call The Beach Kitchen on  01273 730 464 for details, availability throughout January, Weds - Sunday - afternoon or evening slots available. 

In the news

Expansion plans approved for the Old Ship

Plans to extend the Brighton seafront hotel - which has hosted the likes of Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens and was said to be incorporated into WM Thackery's Vanity Fair is to provide more bedrooms, leisure facilities and retail units. Read more. 

BBC Food Stories with Foodie Eshé 

This November Foodie Eshé will host a new BBC Radio series called "Food Stories" featuring local cooks and chefs. Read more. 


Brighton Chefs' Table line-up

As media partner for this event on 20th we'd like to confirm that the chefs hosting this year's charity dinner at The Grand Hotel Brighton are:

· Alan White – GB1

· Steven Edwards – Etch

· Kenny Tutt – Pitch and Masterchef Champion 2018

· Duncan Ray – The Little Fish Market

· David Marrow – Terre a Terre

More details. 

OFM Awards 2019: Best Cheap Eats - the runners-up (South)

BeFries and The Gorilla Kitchen get runners up spots in this year's awards. Read more. 

Hot hospitality vacancies

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

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