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Restaurant chain Xiao Nan Guo looks to personal diners for growth

This Xiao Nan Guo in Causeway Bay is a mainland concept that caters to business diners. Photo: Martin Chan

Mainland restaurant chain operator Xiao Nan Guo Restaurants Holdings plans to open its first mainland Dining Room outlet, a brand originally designed for the Hong Kong market, in Shanghai next year.

Thursday, 29 November, 2012, 4:58am

TICKLING taste buds

Hong Kong is a city that likes to eat. Throw in the corporate side of things, and it's a city that likes to meet and eat. But handling the catering can be a tricky business, with budgets, menus, venues and last-minute changes all needing to be carefully juggled.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Workers leave grind of kitchens for an easier life

Already saddled with rising rents and soaring food prices, Hong Kong's catering industry says it is facing a new problem: a lack of staff.

The number of jobs unfilled in the 200,000-strong sector has reached 20,000, or 10 per cent, the highest vacancy rate since 1997.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Wedding sales managers should have experience in catering

When it comes to planning their wedding, Hong Kong couples do not hesitate to splurge. Monica Ng, wedding sales manager at Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, says market research shows that local couples spend an average HK$200,000 to HK$300,000 on weddings.

Hosting weddings in hotels has become a popular choice and an increasingly important part of the business.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

An unbeatable stock recommendation - except for the liquidators

Can you get rich by reading the Financial Times and investing like Warren Buffett? Probably not, if the paper's stock-screening service is anything to go by.

20 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Five-star hotel seeks top professionals

With its new Cafe on M opening this month, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong is hiring professionals able to enhance its standards and project the hotel as a five-star property suitable for business and leisure travellers. Specifically, there are vacancies in the front office, food and beverage, engineering and catering departments.

9 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

It's worth charging more for flights so that passengers get decent meals

It is about time that something was done with regard to the in-flight meals that are served by airlines and the costs involved.

Every day, more strain in placed on the airline's meal planning department, and the caterers themselves, to reduce costs, cut meal volumes and cut choices.

13 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Meal prices may go up

The government will spend HK$50 million to help schools build kitchens and adopt on-site meal portioning.

But caterers say parents should brace themselves for higher meal prices as rising electricity and water costs will not be covered by the government.

19 Nov 2009 - 12:00am