Penalty rates decision a mixed bag: R&CA

Penalty rates decision a mixed bag: R&CA

R&CA CEO, John Hart said he's pleased the Fair Work Commission has acknowledged the differences in hospitality work to traditional sectors, but highlighted the association’s disappointment in leaving…

No animal required, but would people eat artificial meat?

No animal required, but would people eat artificial meat?

Growing meat artificially, under laboratory-type conditions, is not impossible on a large scale. But people’s concerns about eating in vitro meat have rarely been explored.

The trend to turf in 2017

The trend to turf in 2017

In her first column for Hospitality, Elizabeth Meryment laments Australia's deteriorating service standards.

Missed the Restaurant Leaders Summit? Videos now available

Missed the Restaurant Leaders Summit? Videos now available

If you missed out on tickets to Hospitality’s inaugural Restaurant Leaders Summit, now’s your chance to catch up on the insights shared by some of the industry’s greatest chefs and restaurateurs.

Eating Out in Australia report now available

Eating Out in Australia report now available

Intermedia’s landmark market research report Eating Out in Australia is now available. The report shows that Australians spend $45 billion a year eating out – nearly $100 per household per week.

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Zambrero opens 50th Queensland restaurant

Zambrero opens 50th Queensland restaurant

Quick service restaurant franchise Zambrero opened its 50th Queensland restaurant this week, cementing the company’s position as Australia’s largest Mexican Franchise.

How well are hospitality businesses using social?: report

How well are hospitality businesses using social?: report

Social media management platform, Hootsuite, has released its The Connected Consumer report, detailing how foodservice businesses are using sites like Facebook and Instagram and outlining areas for improvement.

Don’t miss Hospitality’s 50th anniversary edition

Don’t miss Hospitality’s 50th anniversary edition

Hospitality is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and we'll be publishing a special edition magazine in April. Subscribe now to get a 50 percent discount!

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A new two-level Burger Project to open in Melbourne

A new two-level Burger Project to open in Melbourne

Rockpool Dining Group will launch another Burger Project venue on 24 March, this time at Melbourne Central, on the ground floor of the LaTrobe Street shopping centre.

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Quality over quantity: the latest beverage trend

Quality over quantity: the latest beverage trend

Australian consumers are drinking less but are happy to spend more for quality, said industry leaders at the recent Pub Leaders Summit.

Coopers ‘did not sponsor’ controversial Bible Society video

Coopers ‘did not sponsor’ controversial Bible Society video

Coopers has copped a social media backlash after a video was released by the Bible Society, which showed two Liberal politicians discussing marriage equality.

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Rethinking refrigeration: what will the future look like?

Rethinking refrigeration: what will the future look like?

While the fundamentals of refrigeration seem here to stay, the smallest of changes are making massive waves in operational costs, construction techniques and end results.

What’s app-ening?: the apps restaurateurs love

What’s app-ening?: the apps restaurateurs love

Chefs and restaurateurs have a plethora of apps at their fingertips, all promising to make their lives easier and their businesses more productive. But which ones are really worth a go?

Explainer: where to from here on penalty rates?

Explainer: where to from here on penalty rates?

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said the government respects the ruling of the commission, but stressed that it had the power to implement the changes gradually to soften the blow for workers.

Cutting Sunday penalty rates will hurt young people the most

Cutting Sunday penalty rates will hurt young people the most

Research tells us that while a third of Australians rely on regular Sunday shifts as part of their wage, nearly 40 percent of young people rely on penalty rates to survive.

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Win a Gourmet Weekend Getaway in Hobart

Win a Gourmet Weekend Getaway in Hobart

Are you a chef, kitchen manager, proprietor or passionate food industry innovator? Tip Top Foodservice is giving away a two-day gourmet food experience in Hobart for one lucky foodservice professional and a friend.

Skilld slashes hospitality recruitment costs

Skilld slashes hospitality recruitment costs

It’s no secret that staffing represents a huge expense for foodservice businesses in Australia – not just because of wage costs and the penalty rate entitlements associated with a casual workforce, but also because turnover rates are high, and as...

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