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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.

Restaurants to turn out the lights for Earth Hour

24-Feb-2017 - Restaurants across the UK will be serving up candlelit dinners to mark the 10th annual Earth Hour this weekend.

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.

Valentine’s Day 2017: The romantic restaurant roundup

14-Feb-2017 - Can you say love potion? From cheeky cocktails to surprise meals for hospitality staff themselves, we take a look at some of the industry's take on the "most romantic" day...

Darjeeling Express Indian supper club opens permanent site

13-Feb-2017 - Indian-style supper club concept Darjeeling Express, from self-taught cook Asma Khan, is to open a permanent site in Carnaby Street’s Kingly Court this spring.

Call for entries for Academy of Chocolate 2017 Golden Bean Awards

13-Feb-2017 - The Academy of Chocolate’s ninth Golden Bean Awards, of which Michel Roux OBE is patron, is open for entries.

The Drapers Arms crowned scotch egg champion 2017

09-Feb-2017 - The Drapers Arms has proved it is the king of the scotch egg after being crowned winner of the annual Scotch Egg Challenge for the third time in six years.

Gordon Ramsay wins seventh Michelin star

09-Feb-2017 - Gordon Ramsay has credited his use of British produce as helping him add another star to his collection in this year’s Michelin Guide for France.

Atul Kochhar’s 2017 chef series to include Cyrus Todiwala and Dominic Chapman

09-Feb-2017 - Two-Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar is to collaborate with chefs including Cyrus Todiwala, Dominic Chapman and Aktar Islam as part of his 2017 Chef Season event.

Leon to launch all-singing, live show restaurant in London’s Theatreland

08-Feb-2017 - Healthy fast food group Leon is to open a live performance restaurant in London’s Shaftesbury Avenue theatre district, with staff not only serving customers, but also singing for them.

Chefs' Secrets of Success: Benoit Blin

08-Feb-2017 - Benoit Blin is chef patissier at the two Michelin-starred Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Raymond Blanc’s renowned restaurant and rooms in the heart of Oxfordshire.

Tom Kerridge to launch Pub in the Park food, drink and music event

07-Feb-2017 - Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge is to launch Pub in the Park, a three-day food, drink and music event this summer, in Higginson Park, Marlow.

Organic award scheme launches for restaurants

06-Feb-2017 - The Soil Association has launched its Organic Served Here certification scheme across the UK to allow restaurants to promote their use of organic produce.

UK’s "toughest culinary competition" opens for entries

06-Feb-2017 - Entries have opened for what is often considered to be the country’s most rigorous culinary competition, the Master of Culinary Arts (MCA). Organised by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts,...

Entries open for National Chef of the Year 2018

02-Feb-2017 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has opened entries for this year’s National Chef of the Year (NCOTY) competition.

Top 50 Gastropubs 2017: Yorkshire pub steals the top spot

30-Jan-2017 - Yorkshire pub the Star Inn, Harome, has been named the best gastropub in the country at this year’s Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs Awards.

Chef Stagiaire Award 2017 opens with Restaurant Sat Bains set for final

30-Jan-2017 - The Chef Stagiaire Award 2017 is calling for entries, with this year’s one-week final to take place at Sat Bains’ two Michelin-starred Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms in Nottingham.

USA wins Bocuse d'Or for the first time

26-Jan-2017 - The United States has won the Bocuse d’Or for the first time following a final cook-off in Lyon on Wednesday.

Pastry Team UK comes eighth and wins Best Sugar at World Patisserie Cup 2017

24-Jan-2017 - Pastry Team UK has come in eighth place at the 2017 Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie at the Sirha exhibition in Lyon, France, and Sugar candidate Florian Poirot won...

Ana Roš of Slovenia's Hiša Franko named The World’s Best Female Chef 2017

24-Jan-2017 - Ana Roš of Hiša Franko in Kobarid, Slovenia, has been named The World's Best Female Chef 2017 ahead of The World's 50 Best Restaurants awards 2017. 

Pastry Team UK aims for the podium at Patisserie World Cup 2017

23-Jan-2017 - [Photo credit: Pastry Team UK] Pastry Team UK has completed its competition day at the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie 2017 at the Sirha exhibition in Lyon, ahead of the...