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This week's Tip Jar highlights:
  • A History of Brighton Hospitality, Fleurets
  • Running your own Restaurant, Kate at Market Restaurant and Bar
  • Becoming a Restaurant Manager, Naomi Watts, The Coal Shed 
  • Women Chefs in Hospitality, Manju
  • The Brighton Bar Awards, The 2019 Winners
  • News and Dates for September 2019
There is also all the usual news, vacancies, and general goings on.

Brighton | Riding the wave of change

Meet Kate Dowd, a Brighton leisure property specialist who has been enjoying a life in hospitality since 1987. Kate gives us a whirlwind overview of Brighton’s incredible past, we discover how and when the city boomed and we get insights as to how the city may be growing in future from a hospitality and tourism perspective. 


Women in the Spotlight 

Industry People -  Kate Alleston | Market

We meet Kate Alleston the co-owner of Market Restaurant & Bar on Western Road in Hove.  Kate talks about her journey in hospitality, her motives, her biggest influences and running her own restaurant with business partner Manni.

Industry People - Naomi Mason | The Coal Shed

We interview Naomi Mason, Restaurant Manager at Brighton’s The Coal Shed Restaurant on Boyce Street. Naomi tells us about her successful journey in hospitality, her biggest influences, challenges and the qualities she is looking for when growing her team.

Manju and women chefs

BBC's Sarah Ali Choudhury meets Brighton's very own Manju as she talks about living her dreams and working with her family in the kitchen. As a national shortage of professional chefs threatens our curry houses, food entrepreneur Sarah, who grew up in her family’s restaurant in Dorset, is calling for more women to get involved and pays Manju a visit to discover her perspective.  

Watch 'Inside Out South' via BBC iPlayer 

Brighton Hospitality News and Dates

Brighton Vegan Festival 2019

It's no surprise to see festivals celebrating all that's good in vegan food and drink, especially with the rise in vegan-friendly menus and supermarket produce alike. Why not head along to the Brighton Vegan Festival at Hilton Brighton Metropole on Saturday 28 September?

Good Food Guide 2020

See which Brighton and Hove restaurants made it into the Waitrose Good Food Guide for this year. Who's new and who's had an upgrade on their rating?

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. Held at the Hilton hotel 11-5pm, free entry. 

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

The event is between 10am and 1pm. 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.

Brighton Bar Awards | Winners 2019

We meet Samuel Benson, director of ABV Media who organises the Brighton Bar AwardsWe talk to Sam about this years winners, his aspirations and where it all started.

Highlights from this years Brighton Bar Awards awards saw:
  • The Golden Pineapple win the best bar award.
  • Will Underwood (Bar Valentino) / Lucie Bekova (Golden Pineapple) winning best male/ female bar tender.
  • Luka Zani from L'Atelier Du Vin scooping best newcomer. 
See all the 2019 Best Bar Award Winners.

Brighton Hospitality News and Dates

Al Duomo turns 40

A huge congratulations to Alberto and his team who are now celebrating 40 years of serving all their lovely customers. An astonishing achievement! Send them your birthday wishes. 

Coming to Brighton, 640 East

Restaurant brand 640 East is coming to Brighton this November, on the site formerly occupied by Douglas McMaster’s Silo in the North Laine. 

Ian Swainson launches Amarillo

Former head chef at The Pass and The Samling launches new Brighton venture Amarillo. 

Vegan Takeaway orders Quadruple
The rising demand for plant-based meals has seen orders of takeaway vegan food more than quadruple over the last two years. Read more. 

The Restaurant Show, 30th Sept - 2nd Oct

Bringing together the hospitality industry this renowned, unique trade event caters to those owning, operating and working in restaurants, hotels, pubs, bars and hospitality establishments across the UK. Register here


Pabéllon closes 

Restaurateur Lee Shipley has closed his North Street Spanish restaurant Pabellón after less than one year.

More food & drink events
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59 hot hospitality vacancies

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Brighton hospitality discounts

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*New* 20% off at Baqueano
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Brighton taking the lead | Moshimo

Through the Fishlove campaign, Nicholas and Karl from Moshimo have done more to help transform the fishing industry than any other restaurant, anywhere. We speak to Nicky about which positive practices Moshimo have made and are making to save the planet; including Fishlove, Vegan Wednesdays and The Great Moshimo Vegan Challenge.

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