The latest news and results of industry events and awards – from trade shows and conferences to national and international competitions.
12-Mar-2014 - Over 900 of the best licensees and pub operators in the country will descend upon the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane in May for the British Institute of Inn Keeping’s 2014 AGM & Annual Lunch.
11-Mar-2014 - The shortlist for the inaugural Development Chef Awards 2014, which recognises and rewards the best menus, dishes and multi-site chefs across the restaurant and pub sector, has been announced.
11-Mar-2014 - “Negotiating with the BBC can be a frustrating process,” said Michel Roux Jr as the legendary two-Michelin-starred chef announced he will not be working for the corporation for the foreseeable future.
10-Mar-2014 - The Craft Guild of Chefs is once again hunting for the UK’s brightest upcoming culinary star in the Young National Chef of the Year competition.
07-Mar-2014 - As the seventh annual National Apprenticeship Week draws to a close, BigHospitality has heard from an array of hotels, restaurants and pubs - and even Boris Johnson – all pledging their support for the initiative.
06-Mar-2014 - The search is back on for the UK’s most innovative food and drink enthusiasts, with the Young British Foodie Awards 2014 now open for entries.
05-Mar-2014 - The Mayor of London Boris Johnson got National Apprenticeship Week off to a ‘frying start’, gaining a hands-on experience of hospitality apprenticeships at a budget hotel in the capital.
04-Mar-2014 - Chefs from across the UK are being urged to enter MasterChef: The Professionals 2014, with the deadline for applications closing on 4 April.
28-Feb-2014 - It's National Apprenticeship Week and hospitality businesses large and small have been pledging their support for the initiative which celebrates apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on the UK economy.
28-Feb-2014 - Shona Jamieson from Aboyne, Scotland, was last night announced as the winner of Le Cordon Bleu’s UK Scholarship Award.
27-Feb-2014 - Wine waiters and sommeliers from across the hospitality industry are being encouraged to enter the Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) 2014 Moët UK Sommelier of the Year competition.
26-Feb-2014 - Carluccio’s, the all-day Italian café chain led by Simon Kossoff, has become the largest restaurant operator in the UK to achieve the highest accolade possible for its commitment to sustainability.
26-Feb-2014 - Bidvest 3663 group managing director Alex Fisher will present this year’s Savoy Lecture, taking place in London on 24 March.
25-Feb-2014 - Chefs from the likes of L’Enclume, Murano and Midsummer House are among the 18 regional finalists set to compete for the Roux Scholarship.
24-Feb-2014 - BigHospitality has once again teamed up with Hotelympia to celebrate the achievements of the under-30s and crown hospitality’s brightest young stars.
21-Feb-2014 - TV personality Keith Lemon will present a prize at the ceremony for this year’s Publican Awards, which is taking place in London next month.
17-Feb-2014 - Chef Tim Bouget has claimed the top prize at the Sustainable Restaurant Awards for the third year running.
13-Feb-2014 - Chef Jason Atherton has pledged his support for charity Farm Africa by preparing a special menu to be served at its Food for Good Ball next month.
12-Feb-2014 - A sleepy village pub in Lancashire has today been crowned the best in Britain by the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) in its 2014 National Pub of the Year competition.
11-Feb-2014 - The themes for this year's British Hospitality and Tourism Summit have been set with technology, how to develop people within the industry, investment and the environment top of the agenda for debate.
11-Feb-2014 - James Fleming, chef de rang at Raymond Blanc’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, has been crowned the winner of the 2014 Gold Service Scholarship.
10-Feb-2014 - Cacao Barry has revealed the theme for the sixth biannual World Chocolate Masters competition, with pâtissiers, chocolatiers and chefs being called upon to take an ‘Inspiration from Nature’.
06-Feb-2014 - Chef Ben Spalding is planning on turning his pop-up ventures No Rules and Stripped Back into 'huge brands' while continuing to find a site for a permanent restaurant that he hopes will 'change London's dining scene'.
05-Feb-2014 - Hotel housekeepers are the unsung heroes of the industry, but where would we be without them all? The Housekeeping Olympics, held last month in London, gave this labour-intensive and multi-skilled profession the recognition it deserves.
30-Jan-2014 - Organisers of The London Wine Fair are aiming to attract more sommeliers and on-trade buyers to this year's event by earmarking funds to help pay for their travel and accommodation costs.
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