Events & Awards

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

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2015: 100-51 list announced

26-May-2015 - The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has announced the list of restaurants ranked 51st-100th in 2015, ahead of the annual awards ceremony in London on 1 June.

Hospitality industry celebrates National Waiter's Day

22-May-2015 - Hospitality businesses around the UK showed their support for National Waiter's Day yesterday (21 May).

UK bids to host 2018 European Bocuse d'Or

21-May-2015 - The UK is one of six European countries intending to bid to host the 2018 edition of the Bocuse d'Or Europe. 

Bake Off producers seek professional pastry chefs for new TV series

21-May-2015 - Love Productions, the TV production company behind popular BBC Two series Bake Off are on the look-out for professional pastry chefs and bakers to take part in a new series. ...

Street Kitchen to open first shop as part of ambitious rollout

21-May-2015 - The owners of street food vendor Street Kitchen are to open their first shop next month as part of a wider strategy to have 15 fixed sites in London over...

Ed’s Easy Diner CEO headlining Arena Summer Event

20-May-2015 - Hospitality networking association Arena has announced details of its 2015 Summer Event, taking place on 26 June at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London.

National Chef of the Year 2016: Semi-finalists revealed

19-May-2015 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has named the 40 chefs who have made the semi-finals of the National Chef of the Year 2016 competition. 

TripAdvisor reports rise in top rated UK hospitality businesses

19-May-2015 - The number of UK hospitality businesses receiving high ratings from customer reviews has risen in the past year, according to TripAdvisor.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants gives Daniel Boulud Lifetime Achievement Award

19-May-2015 - Chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud has been awarded the 2015 Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award by the World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards. 

Craft Guild of Chefs names new boss

18-May-2015 - The new boss of the Craft Guild of Chefs has been named following the announcement that chief executive Martin Bates is to retire.

AA B&B Awards 2015: Redruth B&B The Old Railway Yard named UK's friendliest

13-May-2015 - The Old Railway Yard in Redruth, Cornwall, has been named the Friendliest B&B in the UK by the AA in its annual B&B Awards. 

VisitEngland 2015 Awards for Excellence winners announced

12-May-2015 - Hospitality and tourism businesses were honored at the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence last night (11 May).

Caffè Culture Show 2015: Coffee inspiration and innvovation

06-May-2015 - Hospitality operators looking to improve their coffee offering are being invited to attend this year's 'inspirational and innvovative' Caffè Culture Show. 

#RestaurantsUniteforNepal: Tweet leads to widespread industry support for earthquake appeal

05-May-2015 - More than 240 restaurants have pledged to raise urgent funds for Action Against Hunger's (AAH) Nepal earthquake appeal following a rallying Tweet from restaurant The Sticky Walnut.  

Competition launches to find Seaside Chef of the Year

05-May-2015 - Chefs are being encouraged to enter a new competition championing the best of British seaside food.

Malmaison Leeds voted best overall venue at inaugural Conference and Hospitality Show Awards

01-May-2015 - Malmaison Leeds was a big winner at the inaugural Conference and Hospitality Show Awards last night (30 April) after being voted best overall venue by booking agents. 

BII Licensee of the Year 2015 finalists announced

29-Apr-2015 - The finalists for the 2015 British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) Licensee of the Year Award have been announced.

Sustain declares Bournemouth & Poole first Sustainable Fish City

28-Apr-2015 - Campaign group Sustain has named Bournemouth & Poole the UK's first Sustainable Fish City after the majority of restaurants and catering outlets in the two towns committed to only using...

Belmond first global group to get rated by Sustainable Restaurant Association

27-Apr-2015 - Luxury hotel and travel operator Belmond has become the first global company of its size to be rated by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA). 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.