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Contents News & Opinion


5 Thomas Kochs leaves Hotel Café Royal for Corinthia Hotel London 6 News in brief The week’s top stories


Business


18 Cover story How the Ned, the City’s huge £200m hotel and members’ club, has come to life


5 Business 28 More online www.thecaterer.com


24 Putting the retail into retirement Why Paul Robottom aims to do things differently with care catering company Signature Dining


Chef


28 From Dabbous to Roux Behind the scenes at the final of the coveted Roux Scholarship 32 Menuwatch The Clock House, Surrey


City slicker


The Ned – the largest and most ambitious hotel to launch in London this year – is set to welcome its first guests next week. Janet Harmer checks out how the £200m project will create a unique hospitality offering for the Square Mile


Best Places to Work in Hospitality 2017


35 The innovative employers that make up the top 30 in the business


Products


51 Product news What’s happening in the world of suppliers


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54 Black magic Small but perfectly formed chocolates, savoury flavours and new pâtisserie


Equipment Guide 2017


63 From warewashers to combi ovens, we have the cutting-edge kit for your kitchen


People 54


85 Minute on the clock Sean Pleasants, head chef, the Devonshire Arms hotel


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