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Hugh Thomas

Hugh Thomas is a freelance food journalist. Among others, he’s written for The Guardian, Foodism, Time Out, and Great British Chefs. Hugh works closely with British Street Food who, as well as running the annual British Street Food Awards, are busy getting street food into a pub near you. He tweets @hughwrites.
Posts by Hugh Thomas
On the regular: why won’t diners come back for seconds?

On the regular: why won’t diners come back for seconds?

Originally, this piece wanted to address the supposed decline of regular customers – the idea that Millennials’ well-documented (and perhaps…
Hugh Thomas
Bundobust co-founder Marko Husak on why beer can add more to a restaurant than its drinks offering

Bundobust co-founder Marko Husak on why beer can add more to a restaurant than its drinks offering

It started with a handful of pop-ups, festival appearances, and kitchen takeovers. Then it was the North’s next best thing.…
Hugh Thomas
3 initiatives helping restaurants curb food waste (and save money)

3 initiatives helping restaurants curb food waste (and save money)

There’s a revolution happening in the home kitchen. Pickling and fermenting – among the oldest waste-averting techniques in the world…
Hugh Thomas
Why more restaurateurs should take ex-offender recruitment seriously

Why more restaurateurs should take ex-offender recruitment seriously

At the end of last year, a restaurant in Brixton’s HM Prison became publicly known as one of the best…
Hugh Thomas
Catalan peasant food: Proof that backwards is the way forwards?

Catalan peasant food: Proof that backwards is the way forwards?

Bodega Bartolí: A neighbourhood wine shop-cum-restaurant on a Barcelonian back street. Garlic hangs from the ceiling. The tables are dressed…
Hugh Thomas
What are fake reviews, and how much are they a problem?

What are fake reviews, and how much are they a problem?

Business owners seem to have a love-hate relationship with public review sites. On one hand, they’re a free – and…
Hugh Thomas
Women’s Day 2018: 3 Events and Discussions Aiming to Tackle Issues in the Industry

Women’s Day 2018: 3 Events and Discussions Aiming to Tackle Issues in the Industry

Every so often, a certain conversation comes up in the hospitality industry. “What’s with the terminology ‘female chef’?” It’s a…
Hugh Thomas
Why theme is so important when nurturing the perfect atmosphere for a restaurant

Why theme is so important when nurturing the perfect atmosphere for a restaurant

Some time ago, the BBC put out a poll asking the public how they’d define their ideal atmosphere in a…
Hugh Thomas
Turning the tables: 5 ways to generate faster customer turnover

Turning the tables: 5 ways to generate faster customer turnover

Contrary to how things were not that long ago, dining out on an accessible, high quality supper can be cheap.…
Hugh Thomas