Category: Interviews

The art of the familiar

It’s rare to come across someone in hospitality who makes a virtue of deliberately refusing to upgrade their facilities, but John Copeland has built a

In pursuit of opportunity

Janine Kane is well-known locally as the amiable proprietor of a burgeoning chain of hospitality venues, but the 49-year-old west Belfast woman started out in

The best is yet to come

Michelin-starred French chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, whose Belfast restaurant will celebrate its second anniversary in April this year, has praised the quality of Northern Ireland’s fresh

Keeping it real

While there is still much to do with Beannchor’s estate in Northern Ireland, the group’s straight-talking MD tells LCN that the focus for future growth

No time for standing still

Locally-owned with a reputation for high-end service, Galgorm Collection is a hospitality success story for Northern Ireland. Its managing director, Colin Johnston, talks to Russell

On a journey of discernment

Bushmills Irish whiskey master distiller, Colum Egan, delivers a masterclass for those not yet initiated into the joys of this versatile spirit. Colum Egan was

All about the love

Latching on to demand among diners for offerings out of the ordinary, brothers Chris and Gerard McQuillan came up with The Gypsy Kitchen supper club.