Category Archives: People

Comment on the people in our industry

Chotto Matte, Soho


A review by Paulina Herrmann, Support Consultant at Coverpoint.  Chotto Matte opened in London’s Soho in Autumn 2013, but I can’t say that it has gained a reputation. I have tried to research some background information about the restaurant and … Continue reading

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Big Easy Bar.B.Q & Crabshack, Covent Garden


A review by Louis Esner, Support Consultant at Coverpoint. Over 20 years ago, Paul Corrett opened Big Easy’s doors in London. And right from the beginning, it’s been the food, family, friends and music that have exhilarated guests and kept … Continue reading

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Almost Famous, Great Northern Manchester


A review by Ian Hanlon & Ken Higman, Directors at Coverpoint. Like buses, you wait for ages and they all come at once. Like my visits to Manchester. 2 projects in the City, in quick succession, meant that we could … Continue reading

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Salvation in Noodles, Dalston


A review by Louis Esner, Support Consultant at Coverpoint.  Many have said that 2014 is the year of the chopstick. With the ever increasing trend of street food, the talking point for a lot of ‘street tastes’ has been the … Continue reading

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Trip Kitchen & Bar, Hackney


A review by Adem Lacin, Support Consultant at Coverpoint.  Trip Kitchen is a Turkish Cypriot food concept located in the heart of Hackney. Residing in one of the unused archways of Haggerton’s London Over ground station, the site has bags … Continue reading

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Take Two…Reds True Barbecue


Hot on the heels of winning ‘Best Venue’ at the Retailers Retail awards organised by M&C Report and voted on by over 700 senior players in the foodservice sector Coverpoint decided to head off to Reds True Barbecue for the … Continue reading

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What do you want, do you really, really want?


First Published in the FSM Magazine, March 2014. So there I was, having a very pleasant lunch with a Sales Director of a very nice catering business and the topic of conversation had moved to Tendering. It was all going … Continue reading

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Take Two…Ziferblat


Ziferblat, is London’s first pay-per-minute café (is it really a café), based on a Russian chain where the drinks and snacks are free, but you pay 3p for every minute you are there. The unit has located itself in the … Continue reading

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Stretching Services in 2014


First published in the FSM Magazine, January 2014. Here we are, the beginning of 2014 and the papers are already full of “predictions” for the year ahead. As human beings we like to look back and to look forward, it’s … Continue reading

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Parties, Partnerships and Profit


First published in the FSM Magazine December 2013. I am sure that everyone else has noticed but the world of Contract Catering seems to be an increasingly friendly place to be. People and businesses seem to be more willing than … Continue reading

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