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Events & Awards

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

The Clink's Alberto Crisci makes Basque Culinary World Prize final

27-May-2016 - Alberto Crisci, founder of prison restaurant charity The Clink, has been named among the 20 finalists in the Basque Culinary World Prize. 

National Chef of the Year 2017: Semi finalists revealed

24-May-2016 - Chefs from restaurants, hotels and pubs across the country, including Kenny Atkinson's House of Tides, Cliveden House and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, are among the 40 semi-finalists in this year's National...

BHA Hospitality & Tourism Summit 2016: Being connected essential to success

19-May-2016 - Hospitality and tourism businesses must be connected to help build ‘successful and responsible growth’ according to the organisers of this year’s British Hospitality Association’s (BHA) Hospitality and Tourism Summit....

Culinary Ability Awards asks for industry support

18-May-2016 - The organiser of an initiative which gives people with disabilities the chance to test their hospitality skills in a commercial setting is looking for support from more independent restaurants following...

Winners announced on BBC’s professional pastry chef Bake Off

18-May-2016 - Bake Off: Creme de la Creme, the professional pastry chef contest on BBC Two, has crowned Mark Tilling’s team the winners after last night’s final.

Team UK fails to win Bocuse d'Or 2017 final place

12-May-2016 - Team UK has failed to win a place in the Bocuse d'Or finals in Lyon 2017 after chef Anthony Wright came 17th out of 20 contestants at this week's European heat.

Coeliac Awareness Week: Chef Phil Vickery to give gluten-free masterclass

11-May-2016 - Chef Phil Vickery will be giving top tips on how hospitality operators can better cater for customers following a gluten-free diet in a live-streamed masterclass on 12 May. 

Memorial to celebrate life of Living Ventures' Tim Bacon

10-May-2016 - The life of Living Ventures founder Tim Bacon, who passed away at the end of last month, is to be celebrated at an open invitation memorial service next week. 

Team UK prepares to fly to Budapest for Bocuse d’Or 2017 European heat

06-May-2016 - Team UK and this year's competitor Anthony Wright have flown to Budapest for the European heat of the Bocuse d'Or 2017.

Finalists chosen for Le Cordon Bleu London UK Scholarship Award 2016

06-May-2016 - The 14 finalists set to fight for the Le Cordon Bleu London UK Scholarship Award 2016 have been chosen, ahead of the final on 2 June.

Kenny Atkinson in the line-up at Adam Byatt's guest chef nights

04-May-2016 - Chef Adam Byatt has launched a guest chef series, along with Sunday lunch clubs and wine masterclasses, at his Upstairs at Trinity restaurant in Clapham, with Michelin-starred chef Kenny Atkinson...

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.