Events & Awards

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

Blanc, Palmer-Watts and Loubet raise £15k for Hospitality Action

07-Dec-2016 - Chefs Raymond Blanc, Bruno Loubet and Ashley Palmer-Watts have raised over £15,000 for industry charity Hospitality Action, in this year's fundraising dinner at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.

Gold Service Scholarship announces 2017 finalists

02-Dec-2016 - The Gold Service Scholarship has announced the eight finalists who will be competing to win the 2017 award.

ASAP Awards 2016: Winners revealed

01-Dec-2016 - The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) has revealed the winners of its 2016 awards with Cheval Residences and SITU Serviced Apartments among the winners. 

Chef Adam Rawson to take on Fitzrovia pub residency and supperclubs

30-Nov-2016 - Adam Rawson, former head of Pachamama, is to hold a number of weekend supperclubs as part of his new residency at Fitzrovia pub, The George & Dragon.

Bookatable launches restaurant music festival to explore food-music link

30-Nov-2016 - Online restaurant booking platform Bookatable is to hold a festival exploring the links between food and music, as part of wider research into the subject.

British Curry Awards announce winners amid immigration controversy

29-Nov-2016 - The winners of the British Curry Awards – referred to as the ‘Curry Oscars’ ‒ have been announced, with Dishoom, Darbaar, The Chilli Pickle and the Cinnamon Club among them.

Springboard announces winners of Awards for Excellence 2016

25-Nov-2016 - Byron, QHotels and Peach Pubs were among the winners of Springboard's Awards for Excellence 2016.

Flat Iron triumphs at 2016 R200 Awards

23-Nov-2016 - Affordable steak restaurant brand Flat Iron was a double winner in the 2016 R200 Awards at London's M Restaurant Victoria last night (22 November). 

Julien Richard wins 50th Le Taittinger Prix Culinaire

17-Nov-2016 - Chef Julien Richard from Hotel Bendor in Les Iles Paul Ricard in France has won the 50th Le Taittinger Prix Culinaire International contest, whose judging panel included Michel Roux Jr from...

City & Guilds launches digital professional chef qualifications

17-Nov-2016 - Professional hospitality body Worldchefs has teamed up with skills education group the City & Guilds to launch a new digital tool allowing professional chefs and educators to gain certification ‘on...

‘Mr Lyan’ creates original spiced cocktails for Cinnamon Bazaar

16-Nov-2016 - Mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana, aka Mr. Lyan, has created a new cocktail list for new casual dining site Cinnamon Bazaar, which executive chef Vivek Singh is set to open in London’s...

Mary Quicke’s Academy of Cheese to offer accredited UK qualification

15-Nov-2016 - British cheesemaker Mary Quicke MBE has launched a new Academy of Cheese to offer professional and accredited qualifications to UK chefs, makers, retailers and cheese lovers.

Bompas & Parr creates waterfall cocktail ‘experience’ at Westfield London

14-Nov-2016 - Experimental gastronomy group Bompas & Parr is to team up with Westfield London to offer a new ‘fantasy’ Christmas cocktail ‘experience’, including a boat journey across a lagoon and under...

The Clink Restaurants reduce prisoner re-offending by 41%

14-Nov-2016 - The Clink Charity – the hospitality and restaurant training scheme for prisoners operating across the UK – reduces re-offending rates among male ex-offenders by a “statistically significant” 41 per cent, a...

Gold Service Scholarship announces 2017 semi-finalists

14-Nov-2016 - The Gold Service Scholarship has announced the semi-finalists set to compete for the 2017 award.

The Master Innholders names 2017 Scholars

09-Nov-2016 - The Master Innholders has announced the 20 hoteliers who have won places on its 2017 hotel management scholarship programme.

Roux family starts search for Roux Scholar 2017

07-Nov-2016 - The Roux family has started its search for a new Roux Scholar with the launch of the 2017 Roux Scholarship competition. 

UK’s top three new fish and chips shops announced

07-Nov-2016 - The top three new fish and chips shops have been announced at the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards, pending the awards’ final results in January next year.

Plans submitted for Sheffield's new £300m Meadowhall leisure and restaurants hall

07-Nov-2016 - A planning application has been submitted for a new 330,000 sq ft leisure space including restaurant and café units in a new £300m ‘leisure hall’ at Sheffield's Meadowhall shopping centre.

Salon Culinaire 2017 calls for professional chef entries

04-Nov-2016 - The Salon Culinaire 2017 is calling for entries from professional and trainee chefs, including into the class categories of Live Theatre, Salon Display, and the Skills Theatre.

World record-breaking Cottons rum bar launches new rum menu

04-Nov-2016 - Notting Hill rum bar Cottons has launched a new rum menu to celebrate its official Guinness World Record confirmation as the bar with the most rums in the world.

Hospitality Action lunch to host Q&A with Ryan Giggs of GG Hospitality

04-Nov-2016 - Hospitality Action is hosting its Sporting Legends Lunch on 18 November at Hotel Football in Manchester, with guest speaker Ryan Giggs of GG Hospitality and Hotel Football leading the speeches.

Former Pachamama chef Adam Rawson to host foraged supper club

03-Nov-2016 - Rising chef Adam Rawson will host a freshly-foraged seasonal supper club pop-up this Friday 4 November, at Vagabond Coffee, north London.

Monty’s Deli launches £50k crowdfund bid for permanent site

03-Nov-2016 - Monty’s Deli, the south London Jewish deli market stall, has launched a £50,000 Kickstarter fundraising campaign to open its first restaurant, having already reached £30,000 in three weeks.

Antipodea all-day brasserie and bar to launch from Brew Café group

31-Oct-2016 - The team behind London-based café group, Brew, is to open a new all-day dining, bar and retail venture named Antipodea, in west London’s Kew Gardens, next month.