Lake District – Good Food, Restaurants and Pubs

Lanchashire, a place better known as Lancs, is one place that has so many activities to do that rest assured if you plan a holiday or a weekend trip here, you are going to have the time of your life. Be it with kids, be it with friends, be it with family or be it a corporate get together, there is something for everyone in this historic county of Lancaster. For kids there is this black pool area which is full of various theme parks to make their vacation a bundle or memories while for the adults there are galleries, museums, cathedrals, monuments and more. For the adventurous ones there is biking and hiking and for the ladies, they are going to love the shopping stops for sure. Lancashire has many different pubs too for the youth as well as the young at heart.

Last but not the least, the food of Lancashire, it is one thing that should top your wish list because the restaurants here serve a variety of delectable recipes from all over the world including the authentic food of England. But, the foodies hotspot would certainly be Lake district as it is well known for its awesome restaurants and English country pubs.

The Jumble Room – The name may sound weird but if you are a bohemian food lover or would like to try the bohemian palate then this restaurant is a must visit for you. The ambience and service is quite good and the menu is made up of dishes like hindle wakes chicken, pavlova with rubarb, etc. dishes which are a treat to your taste buds.

Daffodil Hotel – This is a hotel that is relatively new and this place also uses local produce for cooking its mouthwatering delicacies in the luxurious ambience and a picturesque view of the lake.

The Highwayman – This is one of the most preferred choices if you are looking for good food and excellent ambiance. This restaurant brings a different dimension to enjoyment and relaxation.

The Strickland Arms – This is one place to have on your wishlist when in Lancashire. This place is situated near Sizergh Castle in Lake district and has a reputation of expert recipes and beer. This is one place that is featured in the Good Pub guide and also the Good Bear Guide not once for many years now. Be it summer or winter, this is a cozy place to be.

Lucy 4 Wine Bar and Bistro – Want to try Tapas style menu, then do visit Lucy 4 Wine. It has a variety of tapas style recipes and a long wine list too. The ambience of the place is comforting and pleasant. The menu mainly includes recipes like coconut mussels, feta polpettes and more.

So, pack your bags and get set to visit a rocking destination and a heaven for the foodies.

Projections For Jobs In The Travel And Hotel Industry

Even though the general estimates for jobs is tied to the economic situation in the world, the hotel and food service job projections continue to be satisfactory. Other than the government service jobs, this group of jobs is one of the highest employers as a group. In general terms, the work can include positions in hotels, restaurants, attractions and even travel. The forecast for the next few years in this area of employment remains satisfactory.

The group of workers who fill these jobs are often young. In fact, almost 20 percent of employees in the related professions are age 25 or younger. The overall percentage for all industries is 13 percent. Selected service jobs often are entry level, part-time or seasonal positions with little training beyond high school required. Where training is needed, it may be offered on the job.

Additional training, if required, is often available at community college. Students may elect to obtain an associate’s degree for better likelihood of obtaining a position after schooling is completed. This is a trend in the industry. Because job applicants are better trained when they enter the work force, less training is required by the employers. Sometimes this translates to higher wages and benefits.

Employment growth in the industry is expected to be at about five to eight percent through the next decade. Some impact due to the current economic crisis makes it difficult to project employment changes. The turnover rate in this area, especially for entry level positions is high. The wages and benefits are not expected to keep pace with other industry projections during the same period.

Looking just at the restaurant and food service aspect, the picture is very similar. The wages for entry level tent to be low. Turnover is high, and available work is likely to be shift oriented. Working conditions may be in offices or services. Waiters, cooks and other service staff are often jobs taken by those who don’t have the training and experience to command higher level positions.

Because the entry level positions are physically demanding, many people do not stay with the positions for a lengthy period. Those who do stay in the industry can often take advantage of training offered by the employer to provide a better future for workers. The forecast for travel and hotel jobs is satisfactory, especially for those who have minimal training and experience. It is still possible to work your way up in a company from direct service workers to administration and more responsible positions.

Restaurants and Hotels Hoping to Benefit From the Olympics Need to Prepare Thoroughly

Many businesses, not only those businesses based in the capital, are seeing the London Olympics 2012 by as an opportunity, especially in the current economic climate.

Many businesses, particularly those in the catering and hospitality industries in attractive parts of the country within easy reach of London, are hoping to welcome visitors from overseas who may use the occasion to explore the attractions further afield.

Kent, East Anglia and the West Country are just a few of the most obvious ones. Many have an abundant history, attractive countryside, crafts and arts on offer as well as restaurants and hotels offering excellent regional and international food.

It is also possible that some visitors will be in the country seeking out business opportunities and looking for partners to supply products or services. That means local businesses may also want to host and impress visitors and are likely to want to showcase the hospitality and facilities in their localities.

This all suggests opportunities not only for restaurants and hotels but also for conference centres and a key element will be the catering in these establishments.

The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has produced a document looking at the potential risks that host venues may need to take precautions against and the booklet of advice can be downloaded from its website.

One of the most obvious issues with catering is cleanliness of commercial kitchens. The booklet advises that mass gatherings, such as Olympic events, amplify the potential of food borne disease outbreaks because of the increased levels of food production and transportation that are required to meet the demands of venues, hotels and food stores.

At previous events there have been instances of food borne diseases at major sporting events including an outbreak of salmonella enteritis during a Junior World Rowing Championships in Poland in 1995 and during the 1992 Barcelona Games, emergency departments reported an increased number of cases of food borne illness.

The HSE advises that preparation should be meticulous and food safety monitoring should be enhanced both before and during major sporting events.

Cleanliness is plainly a major part in preparation and one obvious step for those facilities hoping to benefit from the arrival of Olympic visitors to take is to have thorough kitchen deep cleaning carried out by a commercial kitchen cleaning company.

A well-equipped professional company with the proper tools and well-trained personnel will do a thorough top to bottom cleaning job and provide a certificate once the job is done. Most of all it will provide those businesses hoping to benefit from next year’s games with the peace of mind that they have prepared as thoroughly as possible to give their visitors the best possible experience.