Events & Awards

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

Conflict Café: Peace promoting pop-up restaurant returns to London

26-Aug-2015 - Conflict Café, a pop-up restaurant which promotes peace through food will return to London next month with chefs from Honey & Co and Tas Restaurant Group among those cooking for guests....

Independent Hotel Show 2015: Awards shortlists revealed

26-Aug-2015 - The Independent Hotel Show has announced shortlists for its 2015 Outstanding New Hotel and Independent Hotelier Awards. 

Pubs expecting Rugby World Cup boost

26-Aug-2015 - Pubs around the UK are expecting a boost in September as the Rugby World Cup kicks off, figures from Greene King demonstrate.

L'Enclume scores Waitrose Good Food Guide hat-trick

26-Aug-2015 - Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume has been named the UK’s best restaurant for the third year running in the Waitrose Good Food Guide, writes M&C Allegra Foodservice .

Line-up for Conscious Hospitality Show 2015 announced

21-Aug-2015 - Raymond Blanc, the Michelin-starred chef patron and president of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, will be speaking at the inaugural Conscious Hospitality Show at Olympia on 5th-7th October.

Speciality & Fine Food Fair preview

20-Aug-2015 - More than 750 artisan food and drink exhibitors will be showcasing at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair at London's Olympia on 6th to 8th September.  

Line-up announced for UK Pastry Open

19-Aug-2015 - The list of participants has been announced for the 2015 UK Pastry Open, taking place at the Restaurant Show in Olympia, London, in October.

Cook off to choose next UK Bocuse d'Or candidate

18-Aug-2015 - A cook-off to determine which chef from the UK will compete in international competition the Bocuse d'Or will take place in London next month. 

The Ritz London achieves gold certification from Green Tourism

04-Aug-2015 - The Ritz London has been awarded gold certification by Green Tourism for its sustainable and environmentally-friendly approach to its day-to-day operations.

Taste for Tourism aims to brand Scotland as a food destination

04-Aug-2015 - A new event in Scotland called Taste for Tourism is aiming to brand the country as a global food destination.

UK WorldSkills team preparing for São Paulo

30-Jul-2015 - Young hospitality professionals are preparing to represent the UK at the WorldSkills Competition in São Paulo, Brazil, in August.

Farmers & Fletchers In the City events venue to open in September

29-Jul-2015 - Events venue Farmers & Fletchers In the City is to open on London’s Cloth Street in September following a £1.8m refurbishment.

Pubs and restaurants back Live Your Life Day

28-Jul-2015 - Pub and restaurant groups, including Greene King, Yummy Pubs, La Tasca and Drake & Morgan will be giving out special wristbands and displaying posters on Thursday (30 July) in support...

Conscious Hospitality comes to The Restaurant Show 2015

28-Jul-2015 - A new exhibition exploring how hospitality businesses can improve their corporate, social and environmental responsibility (CSER) will run alongside The Restaurant Show at London's Olympia from 5-7 October.

Springboard and BHA to champion housekeeping careers

23-Jul-2015 - Springboard and the British Hospitality Association (BHA) will host the first ever Big Hospitality Conversation event focused on careers in housekeeping at The Dorchester hotel on 7 September.

Chef Sat Bains receives third honorary degree

22-Jul-2015 - Chef Sat Bains has been awarded an honorary degree by Nottingham Trent University in recognition of his 'significant contribution' to the hospitality industry. 

Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Annual Awards of Excellence 2015 winners announced

15-Jul-2015 - The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts announced the winners of the Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE) 2015 at Claridges last night (14 July).

Springboard calls for entries into Awards for Excellence 2015

13-Jul-2015 - Industry charity Springboard is calling for entries into this year's Awards for Excellence.

Universal Cookery and Food Festival heads north for the first time

13-Jul-2015 - The Craft Guild of Chefs is taking its Universal Cookery and Food Festival to the North East this year. 

London in the Sky to get new chef line up for 2015

10-Jul-2015 - Events in the Sky has announced that chefs Tom Aikens, Martin Morales and Dan Doherty are to cook at London in the Sky in September.

Restaurant Conference 2015: Speaker programme announced

09-Jul-2015 - The speaker programme for this year's Restaurant Conference has been announced with PizzaExpress chief executive Richard Hodgson and Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group's Simon Blagden among those on the panel.

“It could happen to anyone”: New Hospitality Action ad campaign unveils shocking images of renowned chefs

07-Jul-2015 - A new ad campaign by industry charity Hospitality Action is aiming to highlight the range of issues hospitality workers can face by using images of renowned chefs in trouble. 

The Ledbury tops All In London’s ‘ultimate’ London restaurant list for a fourth time

07-Jul-2015 - The Ledbury restaurant has been named the best restaurant in London after topping London’s All In One Ultimate Restaurant list for the fourth year in a row.

Katie Leslie wins prestigious Le Cordon Bleu scholarship

03-Jul-2015 - Edinburgh chef Katie Leslie has been awarded Le Cordon Bleu’s UK Scholarship Award 2015.

Mark Moriarty crowned S. Pellegrino Young Chef of the Year 2015

02-Jul-2015 - Mark Moriarty has been hailed as the best young chef in the world after winning the San Pellegrino Young Chef of the Year 2015 award (SPYCY).