Events & Awards

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

Ed Balls to headline 2017 hospitality summit

27-Apr-2017 - Former shadow chancellor and Strictly Come Dancing star Ed Balls has been announced as keynote speaker at this year’s hospitality and tourism summit in London.

UK chosen as Top 5 country for 2019 Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie

25-Apr-2017 - The United Kingdom has been selected as one of the Top 5 countries granted automatic entry to the 2019 Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie.

Monica Galetti: “More female chefs” should apply to MasterChef: The Professionals

24-Apr-2017 - Chef Monica Galetti has said she would like to see more female chefs enter the BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals show this year, as the last week of applications draws to...

Margarita cocktail contest comes to London’s Mexican restaurants

20-Apr-2017 - London restaurants and bars such as Wahaca, El Patron and DF/Mexico are to compete for the title of ‘best margarita in town’ in the city’s first ever ‘Margarita Rumble’ competition....


Pump up the volume: Is the music right in your restaurant?

20-Apr-2017 - Video by Hannah Thompson         Noisy music in restaurants is a contentious issue. Yet for many restaurateurs, music is crucial in adding warmth to their venues. Others are...

Chefs of Tomorrow to host Hispi bistro dinner

19-Apr-2017 - Chefs of Tomorrow are to host their second dinner of the year at Gary Usher’s Hispi bistro in Manchester next month.

Nominations for the Basque Culinary World Prize close in one month

19-Apr-2017 - There is just one month left until nominations close for the Basque Culinary World Prize, with the deadline extended to 19 May.

Ladies of Restaurants to host London debate

18-Apr-2017 - Women working in hospitality are being invited to attend a London talk with top industry professionals this spring.

Academy of Chocolate Golden Bean 2017 announces Filled Chocolate winners

18-Apr-2017 - The Academy of Chocolate Golden Bean 2017 awards has announced its first round of winners, in the Filled Chocolate category.

Martin Chiffers on why “pastry chefs must do sugar art"

13-Apr-2017 - Martin Chiffers, pastry chef and former president of international Pastry Team UK, co-judged the 2017 UK Sugar Championships last week. We caught up with him to talk key skills, and...

Great British Menu 2017 reveals chef line-up

13-Apr-2017 - Chefs including Michael Bremner, Selin Kiazim and Pip Lacey are among those competing in this year’s series of Great British Menu.

Massimo Bottura’s non-profit given grant to open in the USA

12-Apr-2017 - Massimo Bottura’s non-profit Food for Soul is to open two new community kitchens in the USA, ahead of the expected opening of the group’s London outpost.

Francesco Mazzei and Theo Randall confirmed for Bellavita 2017

11-Apr-2017 - High profile chefs Francesco Mazzei and Theo Randall are to headline Italian food and drink expo Bellavita. 

Luke Selby of Dabbous wins the Roux Scholarship 2017

11-Apr-2017 - Luke Selby, chef at Michelin-starred London restaurant Dabbous, has won the 34th annual Roux Scholarship 2017.

Third Back To The Floor event raises £92k for Hospitality Action

10-Apr-2017 - Industry charity Hospitality Action has raised £92,000 in its third annual Back to The Floor event.

WATCH: Restaurant Eats Out: New Wave Indian

10-Apr-2017 - In Restaurant magazine’s third Eats Out event, we explored London’s burgeoning new wave Indian scene, including Tandoor Chophouse, Talli Joe, and Hoppers

Ching He Huang joins all-female guest chef line-up at J. Sheekey Atlantic Bar

07-Apr-2017 - J. Sheekey Atlantic Bar in London is to welcome chefs Ching He Huang, Rachel Roddy and Anna Tobias in its second annual female chef guest programme.

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017: Eleven Madison Park takes the top spot

05-Apr-2017 - Eleven Madison Park in New York has been crowned the World’s Best Restaurant, knocking Osteria Francescana off the coveted top spot.

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017 to be announced today

05-Apr-2017 - The 2017 World’s 50 Best Restaurants list will be announced at a ceremony in Australia this morning.

Stellar chefs to volunteer at London homeless food waste initiative

05-Apr-2017 - Chefs including Alain Ducasse, Michel Roux Jr, Monica Galetti, Jason Atherton, Clare Smyth, Angela Hartnett, Francesco Mazzei and Ashley Palmer-Watts are to volunteer at a London community kitchen created by...

Craft Guild launches Young National Chef of the Year 2018

04-Apr-2017 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has launched its annual search for the Young National Chef of the Year (YNCOTY) 2018.

Champagne Taittinger plants its first Kentish sparkling wine vines

03-Apr-2017 - French Champagne house Taittinger is to launch officially the planting stage of its English sparkling wine, in the fields of its vineyard project in Kent.

Baristas should be “as respected as top sommeliers” as demand booms

03-Apr-2017 - Baristas should be as respected as “top sommeliers at the finest restaurants”, the chief executive of the Allegra Group has said, as figures show 40,000 new baristas will be required...

Academy of Chocolate Awards 2017 receives record number of entries

30-Mar-2017 - The Academy of Chocolate Awards has received almost double the entries for 2017 as it did for the 2016 competition, as it confirms pastry chef Sarah Hartnett as new chair of judges.

“I’m going back to the beginning”: Claude Bosi on Bibendum

29-Mar-2017 - The former Hibiscus chef has officially opened the doors of his new restaurant Claude Bosi at Bibendum. He discusses the 'death' of tasting menus and the theatre of a 1920s...