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So over the festive period a little tête à tête broke out. I’d post something which was inaccurate, despite my best efforts to get the situation clarified. Then all off a sudden a tweet has gone viral with my many detractors jumping on the bandwagon. Like David Campbell from the […]

The final post?!?


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So as an early Christmas present to you, my readers, I’ve got some juicy rumours for you which are yet to be announced. Replacement for Wignall First up, chefhermes.com can reveal who will be replacing the soon to be departing MIchael Wignall at the 2Michelin starred Latymer. As Wignall  is […]

Chef rumours & gossip: Michelin star recruitment & news


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I’ve know Natalie at IO Shen knives for several years now. She’s an absolute star, she gets the chef humour, but more importantly she has an excellent product that delivers. I’m not just saying this in the vain hope that she’ll send me some freebies, but because she is a […]

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Clearly in the build up to Christmas it has been a quiet week for the news. Yet another blagger was outed on social media and Gary Usher (@StickyWalnut) confirms on Twitter that his next venture will be Chorlton in 2016, as posted on this site in mid November. Masterchef: The […]

The Weekend Edition


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This week has seen a stalwart of the Hospitality industry be recognised for his outstanding contribution. Former Managing Director of Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons, Phillip Newman Hall, received a standing ovation on Friday for winning the Outstanding Contribution award at the Hotel Cateys 2015. Masterchef: The Professionals – Week […]

The Weekend Edition


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The some of news from the Hospitality sector has been that the industry can’t decide what the outcome of the National Living Wage will be, shock horror. Also, when appearing in front of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, the lobbying group ‘Cut Tourism VAT’ were caught out exaggerating some of […]

The Weekend Edition



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Sadly, yet again the Hospitality is mourning the loss of another from within its ranks. The phrase ‘Food hero’ is often banded around, but very few actually live up to the billing, Reg Johnson was a true legend in this respect. Synonymous for his Goosnargh Chickens & Ducks, Reg (never […]

The Weekend Edition


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Simon Numphud, Head of AA Hotel Services, and the one who generally oversees the rosettes & stars for the AA guides is set to leave the motoring organisation, chefhermes.com can reveal. Numphud, who is one of the longest serving members of the AA Hospitality team and has seen the introduction […]

Latest rumour & gossip: Simon Numphud set to leave the ...


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For those who have been living under a rock for the past few years, and don’t know the name Gary Usher, let me explain. He’s the brains behind Sticky Walnut in Chester, and latterly Burnt Truffle in Heswall. On top of receiving outstanding review from the likes of Marina o’Loughlin, […]

Chef rumours & gossip: Another Gary Usher restaurant.