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Rhodes around the City: Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes has teamed up with Gardner Merchant, Britain's largest catering company, to provide catering services for his new restaurant in the Square Mile.

The restaurant, called City Rhodes, is due to open for lunch and early dinner on 14 January. Mr Rhodes, best known for his popular television series promoting the virtues of British cuisine, will become Gardner Merchant's executive chef and train more than 300 of its cooks each year at the restaurant.

He is pictured (left) discussing dishes to be served at the restaurant with Garry Hawkes, Gardner's chairman and chief executive.

Gardner Merchant used to be part of the Forte group, but is now owned by Sodhexo of France.