United Kingdom Housekeepers Association and Umbrella Training launch set of COVID-19 Secure Standards

United Kingdom Housekeepers Association (UKHA) has teamed up with Umbrella Training on a set of COVID-19 Secure Standards, designed around and exclusively for housekeeping teams across the country.  The aim of the training programme is to give both consumers and the industry a recognised set of procedure and assurances, supporting the transition back to normalContinue reading United Kingdom Housekeepers Association and Umbrella Training launch set of COVID-19 Secure Standards

Holborn Dining Room fundraising for NHS

Calum Franklin and his sous chef at Holborn Dining Room Nokx Majozi have launched a range of savoury treats to be sold at Drings Butchers in Greenwich to raise funds for the NHS staff at Lewisham & Greenwich hospital. The range of savoury treats to be sold include pies, sausage rolls and scotch eggs andContinue reading Holborn Dining Room fundraising for NHS

Stonegate KEEPING IN TOUCH DURING LOCKDOWN

At the start of lockdown, Stonegate Pub Company, like many other companies, furloughed many of their staff. However, that didn’t stop the company from keeping their team spirit alive. They launched a new community initiative via its internal platform, Academy Online. The segment of the platform is designed to ensure its furloughed staff still enjoyContinue reading Stonegate KEEPING IN TOUCH DURING LOCKDOWN

Purple Umbrella Award Winners Announced

The Pig’s Fu Jian Ting and New Forest Hotels’ Chloe Lancaster were named as joint winners of the top Purple Umbrella Award at a ceremony held at the Savoy in London. The awards celebrate Umbrella Training’s apprentices and crown their apprentice of the year who has stood out during their time within their apprenticeship, whilstContinue reading Purple Umbrella Award Winners Announced

MICHEL ROUX OBE – How ‘British gastronomy’s greatest modern champion’ changed the world of hospitality?

After hearing the deeply saddening news of Michel Roux’s death, the industry and nation have been paying tribute to the chef that changed the face of hospitality in the UK. How did it all begin? Michel Roux developed his passion for food by helping his mother in the kitchen. At 14, he became an apprenticeContinue reading MICHEL ROUX OBE – How ‘British gastronomy’s greatest modern champion’ changed the world of hospitality?