WELCOME to the July/August issue of Hotel F&B... It was great to be part of the judging panel for the Afternoon Tea of the Year awards. Sampling 12 afternoon teas from a mix of hotels in the UK was enjoyable. I had not expected the sheer variety and innovation of serves. You can find out who I and my fellow judges chose as winners in three categories on page 20. You can also discover the latest industry trends in our features, which in this issue include Terraces and Outdoor Areas, Tableware and Glassware, Cleaning and Hygiene, and Conference and banqueting. Enjoy the read - and the rest of summer!