Charlie Says

Charlie writes extensively for the press on the food & beverage industry. Below are extracts from his occasional column for the Propel newsletter.

 
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Foodstuff: Delivering the Right Result

In the late 80s I went across to New York City for a short and intense weekend of partying, staying with friends in Greenwich Village. On...

After Covid: Trust The People

It’s mid-March 2020 and I am on a 6-man ski-lift in Crans-Montana with a few pals. There’s also an Italian woman with a dry repetitive...

I Got Culture-Slammed by Breakfast Club

Good culture is an amazing thing. This week I went to my first Breakfast Club Summer Slam, an all-day sports competition where the...

Working from Home is Good for Noone

Picture the scene. An eager Head of People waits outside the Founder’s office. It’s her first big face-to-face meeting since lockdown and...

Building a New Jerusalem after Corona

The original title of this piece was “What’s Culture without People?”. When I proposed this at the beginning of the week to Mark Wingett...

Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

How to Succeed in Hospitality in the early 20s Reading the trades and business pages you’d be forgiven for thinking that the UK...

Lunch is Dead! Long live Lunch!

There’s something about a “proper lunch” for a middle-aged hospitality professional that’s not dissimilar to his or her younger self...

Dream Colossus

Draft House founder Charlie McVeigh asks what’s stopping the UK from producing global hospitality brands On a morning in August I decided...