Events & Awards

The latest news and results of industry events and awards – from trade shows and conferences to national and international competitions.

Valrhona starts search for UK's pastry stars

22-Apr-2015 - French chocolatier Valrhona has started its search for talented pastry chefs and chocolatiers to compete in the next UK Pastry Open. 

Westminster Kingsway College wins Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or 2015

22-Apr-2015 - A team of students from Westminster Kingsway College has won the Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or 2015 competition. 

Eight hoteliers become Master Innholders

20-Apr-2015 - Bespoke chairman Robin Sheppard and Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester general manager Stephen Miles are among the eight hoteliers who have been awarded Master Innholder status this year. 

Claude Bosi to exchange Hibiscus as part of international chef swap

17-Apr-2015 - Claude Bosi, chef patron at Hibiscus, will be exchanging his London restaurant for a new international destination as part of a chef swap. 

Shortlist for 2015 Craft Guild of Chefs Awards announced

17-Apr-2015 - The shortlist has been unveiled for the 2015 Craft Guild of Chefs Awards. 

Great British Pub Awards 2015 open for entries

16-Apr-2015 - The search is now on for the best pubs in Britain in the Great British Pub Awards 2015, organised by the Publican’s Morning Advertiser.

Hospitality employers and staff encouraged to enter VQ Day vocational awards

16-Apr-2015 - Hospitality businesses are being encouraged to enter The VQ Employer of the Year Award 2015, which recognises the promotion of the value of vocational qualifications in the workplace.

Cooking with coffee: Nespresso launches new chef education programme

13-Apr-2015 - Nespresso have partnered with Michelin chef Phil Howard to encourage chefs to take a fresh look at the role of coffee in the dining experience, as part of a new...

Employee of the month: How internal competitions help motivate staff

13-Apr-2015 - Internal competitions are a crucial tool to motivate staff within all levels of a business and can also be used to drive menu development and promote sales of certain items....

The Nestlé Professional Toque d'Or 2015 finals

09-Apr-2015 - Follow the challenges undertaken by the finalists of the Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or 2015 competition in our exclusive photo gallery

VisitEngland reveals finalists of 2015 Awards for Excellence

08-Apr-2015 - VisitEngland has revealed the list of finalists for the 2015 Awards for Excellence. 

Ian Scaramuzza of Hibiscus wins Roux Scholarship 2015

31-Mar-2015 - Ian Scaramuzza, head chef at Hibiscus in London has won the Roux Scholarship 2015. 

Kenny Atkinson urges fellow chefs to work with students to help fill future vacancies

26-Mar-2015 - Established chefs can help fix the industry's skills shortage problem by working more closely with colleges and their students, says House of Tides chef-owner Kenny Atkinson. 

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Frankie & Benny's among winners at Development Chef Awards 2015

25-Mar-2015 - Chefs at Frankie & Benny's and the Seafood Pub Company were among the winners at the Farm Frites Development Chef Awards last night (24 March). 


Pub operators celebrate success in Development Chef Awards 2015

25-Mar-2015 - Five pub companies have been recognised for the quality of their food offers in Restaurant's Farm Frites Development Chef Awards 2015.

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Tom Hamblet named FutureChef 2015

24-Mar-2015 - Tom Hamblet of Tanbridge House School in Horsham, West Sussex, has been named Springboard's FutureChef 2015. 

VisitEngland asks industry for views on tourism growth strategy

18-Mar-2015 - VisitEngland is asking for views on the growth strategy it has in place for England's tourism industry over the next five years.

IFE 2015 Preview: 23 British chefs to demonstrate culinary expertise

18-Mar-2015 - Alyn Williams, Adam Smith and Alan Bird are among the 23 British chefs demonstrating their skills and providing inspiration to others at this year's International Food and Drink Event (IFE).

NRB 2015: 90 per cent of top Northern operators planning expansion

17-Mar-2015 - Nine out of ten of the Top 50 most influential members of the Northern hospitality sector are planning expansion.

Publican Awards: Triple Crown for Fuller’s and Oakman Inns

16-Mar-2015 - Fuller’s and Oakman Inns were the big winners at the Publican Awards 2015 in association with Sky – each winning three trophies.

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Roux Scholarship 2015: Finalists revealed

16-Mar-2015 - Chefs from Cliveden House, The Feversham Arms Hotel and Hibiscus are among the six who have made the final of the 2015 Roux Scholarship.

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Jason Atherton aims to raise £100k through Hospitality Action Sundays

12-Mar-2015 - Jason Atherton is aiming to raise £100k for industry charity Hospitality Action this summer by running an intiative that will see members of his team pair with other tops chefs...

Front-of-house staff to be celebrated on National Waiters' Day

11-Mar-2015 - Front-of-house staff will be celebrated on National Waiters' Day on 21 May.

NRB 2015: 'World wakes up to strength and potential' of Northern England's dining scene

10-Mar-2015 - The chief executive of hospitality trade show Northern Restaurant & Bar (NRB) believes ‘the world has finally woken up to the strength and potential' of Northern England's dining scene as...

Young National Chef of the Year 2015

10-Mar-2015 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has launched its annual hunt for the Young National Chef of the Year.