Events & Awards

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

The Craft Guild of Chefs calls on senior chefs to mentor at its Graduate Awards

28-Apr-2016 - The Craft Guild of Chefs is calling for senior chefs to become mentors to young chefs in its Graduate Awards scheme, and has outlined the benefits taking part can bring...

Hospitality & Tourism Summit 2016: Low Pay Commission chair to discuss National Living Wage impact

27-Apr-2016 - Sir David Norgrove, chair of the Low Pay Commission, will talk about the impact the National Living Wage is having on the hospitality industry at this year's Hospitality & Tourism...

Royal Academy of Culinary Arts reveals Annual Awards of Excellence 2016 finalists

27-Apr-2016 - The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts has announced 59 finalists for its 2016 Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE).

Ashley Palmer-Watts, Tom Kerridge and John Freeman dinner raises £135k for Farm Africa

27-Apr-2016 - A gala event which saw chefs Ashley Palmer-Watts, Tom Kerridge and John Freeman cook dinner for 200 guests has raised £135k for international development charity Farm Africa. 

Cyrus Todiwala shares competition success tips as Zest Quest Asia 2017 opens

26-Apr-2016 - Chef Cyrus Todiwala's annual industry competition Zest Quest Asia has opened for entries giving students the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime culinary trip to Asia and hone their cooking skills.

Mayfair Power and Tower Race returns to support Galvin's Chance

21-Apr-2016 - Members of the industry are being invited to take part in the annual Mayfair Power and Tower Race to help support Galvin's Chance, the charity set up by Chris Galvin...

Global Wellness Day: Hospitality businesses urged to pledge their support

20-Apr-2016 - The UK representative for an international event designed to encourage health and well-being is rallying hotels and restaurants to get behind it and make the most of its promotional opportunities. ...

BBC MasterChef: The Professionals 2016 calls for new chef entries

18-Apr-2016 - BBC show MasterChef: The Professionals is back for 2016, with a call for entries to all professional chefs.

Craft Guild of Chefs announces 2016 Chefs Awards nominations

15-Apr-2016 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has announced its 2016 Chefs Awards nominations, including top chefs Allan Pickett from the newly-opened Piquet, Steve Groves from Roux at Parliament Square, Will Holland...

VIDEO: Cyrus Todiwala on the secret to successful hotel restaurants

15-Apr-2016 - Indian chef Cyrus Todiwala, with his wife Pervin, is the chef-proprietor of Café Spice Namasté, Mr. Todiwala's Kitchen, and Assado, including sites at the Hampton by Hilton in London's Waterloo and...

NCOTY 2017: deadline for entries extended

07-Apr-2016 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has extended the entry deadline for the 2017 National Chef of the Year (NCOTY) competition to Friday 15 April. 

Heston Blumenthal backs Basque Culinary World Prize

05-Apr-2016 - Chefs are being encouraged to enter the Basque Culinary World Prize competition that recognises those who have made an exceptional contribution to improving society through gastronomy.

Harry Guy from Eden Hotel Collection named Roux Scholar 2016

05-Apr-2016 - Harry Guy from the Eden Hotel Collection in Stratford-upon-Avon has been named the Roux Scholar 2016.

Last call for entries to Le Cordon Bleu UK Scholarship Award 2016

01-Apr-2016 - The deadline to enter Le Cordon Bleu UK Scholarship Award 2016 – with a prize including an internship at the three-Michelin-starred Restaurant Gordon Ramsay ‒ is fast approaching.

Pierre Gagnaire joins Roux Scholarship judges ahead of 2016 final

31-Mar-2016 - Three Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire is to join this year’s Roux Scholarship competition as honorary president of the judges, ahead of the final awards ceremony this Monday.

Angela Hartnett and Giorgio Locatelli among star-studded charity dinner line-up

31-Mar-2016 - Seven top chefs including Angela Hartnett, Giorgio Locatelli and Cyrus Todiwala are to take part in a fundraising dinner to raise funds for food charity FoodCycle.

Chefs under 30 encouraged to enter S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 competition

24-Mar-2016 - Chefs under the age of 30 are being encouraged to enter the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 competition for the chance to become Young Chef of the Year. 


Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or 2016 Finals: In Pictures

23-Mar-2016 - Following the Regional Heats last month, the Finals of the Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or competition took place last week with six student teams competing for their chance to win the title...

Coeliac UK event to help foodservice businesses benefit from gluten-free market

23-Mar-2016 - Charity Coeliac UK is to hold its first networking event for food businesses looking to benefit from the growing gluten-free market. 

Tapas bar Poco named Restaurant of the Year at the Food Made Good Awards

22-Mar-2016 - East London tapas bar Poco has been named Restaurant of the Year at the Food Made Good Awards just six months after opening.

Jamie Oliver named Raymond Blanc Sustainability Hero by the SRA

21-Mar-2016 - Jamie Oliver has been named Raymond Blanc's Sustainability Hero ahead of the Sustainable Restaurant Association's (SRA) Food Made Good Awards 2016.

Roux Scholarship 2016: finalists revealed

18-Mar-2016 - Chefs from L'Enclume, the RAC Club and BaxterStorey are among the six finalists who have made it through to the final of the Roux Scholarship 2016.

Merseyside school pupil is Springboard's FutureChef 2016

17-Mar-2016 - Bethan Disley-Jones, a 14-year-old secondary school pupil from Merseyside, has been named Springboard's FutureChef 2016. 

Des McDonald to open Japanese restaurant at Birmingham's Park Regis hotel

17-Mar-2016 - Former Ivy head chef-turned restaurateur Des McDonald is to open a Japanese izakaya-style restaurant on the 16th floor of the Park Regis hotel in Birmingham. 

NRB Top 50 hospitality power list for 2016 revealed

16-Mar-2016 - Thai Leisure Group  and chefs Michael O’Hare and Gary Usher are among those featured on the Northern Restaurant & Bar show’s Top 50 operators for 2016.