February Newsletter

2018 Is In Full Swing!!

Welcome to the first newsletter of the year and what a year its going to be for the London food scene.
We have some exciting new concepts coming to London including Avobar, London’s first avocado themed restaurant and Prosecco House in Tower Bridge

This February we also have the ACE wine dinner, pancake day and Valentines day. But most importantly whilst I am typing this Gary and Matt from our office are in make-up for Aladdin, the ACE hospitality panto.

Wage war on the cold with fortifying tagines, hearty stews and comfort food. Try roast venison with kale or fish pies boasting fresh clams and mussels. Finish things off with rhubarb crumble and real custard.

February sees the arrival of shellfish such as oysters, clams, mussels and winkles as well as fantastic British venison. Deep dark winter does not see too many fruits come in to season, but blood oranges from southern Spain are hot this month.

If Collins King were asked to create a seasonal menu it would include dishes such as:

Moules mariniere & sour dough
Roasted loin of venison with wild mushroom, celeriac puree and rosemary roasted potatoes
Blood orange posset with winter berries

New Year New Job!!

We have some exciting jobs waiting for you in 2018 including:

Exec Chef – Outside events caterers, London, £55-60K

Head Chef – Farm to fork restaurant and bar, Greenwich £50K

Head Chef – Italian restaurant and deli, Canada Water, £40K

Head Pastry Chef – One Star Michelin restaurant, Central London, £40K

Sous Chef – High volume classic French brasserie, Central London £33K

Junior Sous Chef – High Volume British and French brasserie, Piccadilly, £28-30K

Chef de Partie – High Volume British restaurant with seasonal menus, Kings Cross, £25K

Demi Chef de Partie – Traditional members club, Monday to Friday, Mayfair £22K

To view a full list of Collins King’s vacancy’s please visit our website:


Collins King will be holding a chef open day.

We will be locating ourselfs in a restaurant close to Bank Station and want to speak to any chefs.

For more details please contact us by clicking here.

Where do foodies go for Valentines Day??

If you aren’t lucky enough to be romancing with the Roux’s or hugging up to that special some one at Hush in Mayfair this year, London has many romantic restaurants to choose from and the chef team have chosen their favorites:

Nathan: I would go to Clos Maggiore, its voted the most romantic restaurant in London.

Matt: If you are lucky enough, get a table at Nula on old street, it opened a few weeks ago, has open fires and great food.

Daisy: Loves the romantic, cosy atmosphere and low lights at Ffiona’s in High Street Kensington

Martyn: Dont forget Odetts, its an award winning romantic spot


Well done to all the winners and participants in the Gastro pub of the year awards.

Congratulations to the Sportsman for winning best gastro pub to go with their many other awards including restaurant of the year 2017 One Michelin star and being voted the best place to eat in the UK.