Events & Awards

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

The TMRW Project to host Women in Hospitality event

23-Mar-2017 - Does the hospitality industry need more female-focused awards, such as Best Female Chef?

Mark Poynton and Gareth Ward join latest Simpsons guest chef series

22-Mar-2017 - Simpsons, the Michelin-starred restaurant near Birmingham, has announced Mark Poynton and Gareth Ward as the latest chefs to appear in its guest series.

NRB names Top 50 food and drink players in the North of England

21-Mar-2017 - Chef Gary Usher and Living Ventures Group have received special awards as part of the Northern Restaurant & Bar show’s Top Fifty power list 2017.

National Waiters' Day returns to celebrate front-of-house staff

21-Mar-2017 - The industry’s hard-working front-of-house staff are to be celebrated on National Waiters’ Day on 16 May.

Palé Hall wins Wales’ first five AA star rating in a decade

17-Mar-2017 - Palé Hall, the hotel and restaurant advised by former Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines, has become the first in North Wales to receive a five star AA rating.


Gary Jones on why young chefs today are better than ever

17-Mar-2017 - The executive head chef at Raymond Blanc’s Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons and newly-appointed chair of judges for this year’s National Chef of the Year and Young Chef of the...

Michael O'Hare and Tom Sellers to collaborate

16-Mar-2017 - High-profile chefs Tom Sellers and Michael O’Hare are to team up for a special two-day lunch and dinner service at Sellers' Restaurant Story in London later this year.

Bel & The Dragon wins Premium Food gong at 2017 Publican Awards

15-Mar-2017 - Bel & The Dragon has won the Best Premium Food Offer Award at this year’s prestigious Publican Awards, in a night that saw The New World Trading Company (NWTC) win...

Eighteen regional finalists for the 2017 Roux Scholarship announced

10-Mar-2017 - The 18 regional finalists have been announced for the 2017 Roux Scholarship competition.

Inaugural Chefs’ Choice Awards announced

08-Mar-2017 - Professionals from the hospitality, wholesale and food manufacturing industries gathered at London’s Haymarket Hotel last night to see the winners of the inaugural Chefs’ Choice Awards unveiled.

Top UK chefs spearhead S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 launch

06-Mar-2017 - Chefs Angela Hartnett, Phil Howard, Alyn Williams and Mickael Viljanen – along with Claude Bosi ‒ have today launched the S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 competition in the UK & Ireland.

George & Dragon named CAMRA Pub of the Year 2017

03-Mar-2017 - A village pub saved from closure by locals has won the CAMRA National Pub of the Year award.

Restaurants to turn out the lights for Earth Hour

02-Mar-2017 - Restaurants across the UK will be serving up candlelit dinners to mark the 10th annual Earth Hour later this month.

Basque Culinary World Prize 2017 opens for nominations

02-Mar-2017 - The Basque Culinary World Prize is inviting gastronomic professionals to nominate chefs who have “improved society through gastronomy”.

Restaurant Magazine heads to Bristol

01-Mar-2017 - This month Restaurant magazine is heading to Bristol for its next R200 Club event to get to grips with why the city is fast becoming one of the top restaurant...

Alain Roux says lack of female chefs in Roux Scholarship is “disappointing”

01-Mar-2017 - Chef Alain Roux, chef-patron at the three-Michelin-starred The Waterside Inn, has said the lack of female chefs applying to his family’s prestigious Roux Scholarship contest is “very disappointing”.

Stephanie Beresforde wins the 2017 Gold Service Scholarship

01-Mar-2017 - Stephanie Beresforde, assistant restaurant manager at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Cornwall, has won the 2017 Gold Service Scholarship.

World Chocolate Masters 2018 announces UK & Ireland pre-selection chefs

28-Feb-2017 - The World Chocolate Masters 2018 has announced the six chocolatiers, pâtissiers and chefs that have made it through to the pre-selections for the UK & Ireland.

Dishoom and BrewDog make Sunday Times 100 Best Companies list

27-Feb-2017 - Dishoom and BrewDog are among the 12 hospitality operators to feature in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list 2017.

British chef wins two Michelin stars for Denmark

23-Feb-2017 - British chef Paul Cunningham has won a second star in the Michelin Guide to Nordic Countries 2017.

Craft London to host chef Shaun Hill as first of monthly collaborations

22-Feb-2017 - Craft London, the Greenwich restaurant from chef Stevie Parle, is to launch a monthly chef collaboration event, Thursday Feasts, beginning with Michelin-starred Shaun Hill on 9 March.

Josh Eggleton announces stellar chef guest series

21-Feb-2017 - Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton is to collaborate with top chefs including Simon Hulstone, Emily Watkins, and Dominic Chapman in a new guest series.

15th annual Chefs’ and Pastry Graduate Awards open for entries

20-Feb-2017 - Entries are open for the 15th annual Chefs’ Graduate Awards and the Pastry Graduate Awards, asking chefs aged 23 and under to test and improve their skills.

15 Michelin stars in the line-up for Who’s Cooking Dinner? 2017 charity dinner

15-Feb-2017 - A brigade of 20 chefs including Tom Kerridge, Isaac McHale, Hélène Darroze, Ashley Palmer-Watts, Angela Hartnett, Adam Byatt and Nuno Mendes, is to cook at this year’s Who’s Cooking Dinner?...

Adam Reid at The French opens

15-Feb-2017 - Adam Reid at The French, located in Manchester’s The Midland Hotel, has opened following the premature departure of Simon Rogan from the restaurant last year.

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