This week we raise a glass to the end of Covid restrictions, welcome plans to aid London’s hospitality sector and toast the starry talents of fine dining. We also look at software solutions to be ready for the Calorie Labelling legislation.
Lift off after Covid restrictions end
The end of all Covid-19 restrictions in England (from 24 February) has been welcomed by UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls who hopes it will boost consumer confidence in the sector. The hospitality industry had proved that its venues were safe for staff and consumers, she said. The changes mean people who test positive for Covid will no longer have to isolate and from 1 April free testing will be targeted to the most vulnerable only.
A Capital idea to boost hospitality
London’s hospitality sector will be among businesses welcoming London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s proposal for a £10m tourism investment pot to lure people back to the capital after the impact of Covid-19. Now restrictions for travellers coming to the UK have been eased, Khan wants London to retake its place as one of the most visited cities in the world.
Michelin celebrates its stars
Congratulations to the creative, skilled chefs and amazing dining venues which have been recognised with coveted Michelin stars. They include two stars for The Clove Club, Shoreditch, and one star for London restaurants Trivet, Bermondsey, Jamavar, Mayfair, Frog by Adam Handling, Covent Garden and Kol, Marylebone, all of whom are Food Alert clients. We’re delighted their talents have been recognised in the 2022 Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland.
Increased demand for software to help with Calorie Labelling
With the new Calorie Labelling legislation coming into force in April, hospitality operators across the country are on the hunt for technical tools and software solutions to be prepared for the new law. Food Alert’s new products Smart Chef, an online recipe management system, together with recipe management tool Smart Menu provide an end-to-end food information solution which enables compliance with legislation.