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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.

Dead Parrot bar manager wins Monkey Shoulder’s Ultimate Bartender Championship

27-Jul-2016 - Dave White, manager at the Dead Parrot bar in Horsham, West Sussex, has been crowned Monkey Shoulder's Ultimate Bartender for the second year running. 

Wine & Brine named Waitrose Good Food Guide Local Restaurant of the Year

27-Jul-2016 - Wine & Brine, ex-Corrigan's chef Chris McGowan's restaurant in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, has been named the overall winner of the Waitrose Good Food Guide Local Restaurant of the Year Awards 2017. ...

Fuller's Inns boss to speak at next Arena networking event

21-Jul-2016 - Hospitality networking association Arena will place its focus on pubs at its next event with Fuller's Inns managing director Jonathon Swaine talking about the sector's changing landscape.

Ten finalists of Young National Chef of the Year 2017 named

15-Jul-2016 - The ten finalists in the 2017 Young National Chef of the Year (YNCOTY) contest have been confirmed, after chefs Ruth Hansom and Arthur Bridgeman-Quin won their heats.

Rude Health Café could expand, as it develops 'balanced health' ethos

14-Jul-2016 - Rude Health, the food and drink brand known for its healthy cereals, has launched the Rude Health Café in London’s Fulham, with hopes to expand if its ‘healthy balance’ message...

Four London hotels win at 2016 Afternoon Tea Awards

14-Jul-2016 - London hotels Claridge's, The Mandarin Oriental, Sanderson London and Grosvenor House have been awarded for their afternoon tea offerings in the first Afternoon Tea Awards. 

Winners announced: Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Annual Awards of Excellence 2016

13-Jul-2016 - The winners of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE) 2016 have been announced, including the best young chef, pastry chef, and waiter of the year.

Venezuelan chef Maria Fernanda Di Giacobbe wins Basque Culinary World Prize

11-Jul-2016 - Venezualan chef Maria Fernanda Di Giacobbe has been named the winner of the Basque Culinary World Prize, the award designed to honour chefs who have helped improved society through gastronomy. ...

16 finalists announced for Craft Guild of Chefs Graduate Awards 2016

01-Jul-2016 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has announced the 16 young chef finalists for the 2016 Graduate Awards, following the heats in the Pastry and Kitchen rounds.

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ Annual Awards of Excellence 2016: The winners

30-Jun-2016 - The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts has announced the 27 winners of its Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE).

Anglian Country Inns acquires seventh site after SRA three star rating

29-Jun-2016 - Anglian Country Inns (ACI) has acquired its seventh site, bar-restaurant-with-rooms The King’s Head, in Letheringsett, Norfolk.

IN PICTURES: The National Restaurant Awards 2016

28-Jun-2016 - Last night saw the awards ceremony of this year's National Restaurant Awards at the Hurlingham Club in Putney, south west London. 

Brexit Hospitality Summit: Hospitality's fears and how it can face up to them

28-Jun-2016 - Brexit has sent shockwaves across the hospitality industry, but operators attending the British Hospitality Association’s (BHA) Hospitality and Tourism Summit have been urged to embrace change and see the potential...

Hospitality leaders: Living Wage shows Government's 'contempt' for businesses

28-Jun-2016 - Hospitality leaders have criticised the Government’s ‘disgraceful’ decision to introduce the National Living Wage (NLW) without consulting businesses first.

National Restaurant Awards 2016: The Sportsman claims number one spot

27-Jun-2016 - The Sportsman in Kent has been named the UK’s best restaurant in the 2017 National Restaurant Awards.

Sacked Meliá Hotels staff member re-instated and charges dropped

27-Jun-2016 - A waiter that was sacked from London restaurant STK at the 157-bedroom Aldwych ME by Meliá Hotels International has been re-instated and all allegations of unfair dismissal dropped.

University College Birmingham wins Toque d’Or 2016

27-Jun-2016 - University College Birmingham has been crowned the winner of this year’s Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or competition, which is in its 28th year.

BHA: Hospitality must have 'seat at the table' for post-Brexit negotiations

24-Jun-2016 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has said it will use its Summit on Monday (27 June) to create a plan to secure the industry’s future following the Brexit vote.

SMALL TALK

Isaac McHale of The Clove Club on making The World's 50 Best Restaurants list

24-Jun-2016 - Last week The Clove Club in Shoreditch was awarded the Highest New Entry in the The World's 50 Best Restaurants list, making its debut at number 26. Chef Isaac McHale,...

Springboard Awards of Excellence 2016 open for hospitality entries

23-Jun-2016 - Industry charity Springboard is calling for entries to its 2016 Awards for Excellence, which celebrate the achievements of organisations and individuals across the sector.

National Chef of the Year 2017: 10 finalists revealed

23-Jun-2016 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has named the 10 chefs making it through to the final of the National Chef of the Year (NCOTY) 2017 competition. 

George Kataras of M named the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016

22-Jun-2016 - The S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 has been announced as George Kataras from M Threadneedle Street, London, who will now go on to represent the UK and Ireland in the final.

Council allows Bunga Bunga to keep Euro 2016 colours

22-Jun-2016 - Wandsworth council in south London has allowed the Bunga Bunga bar in Battersea to keep its outside walls painted with garish Euros-themed colours.

People on the Move in Hospitality: June 2016

21-Jun-2016 - This month's round-up features a number of significant moves, including new general managers at London's St Pancras Renaissance hotel and at Tylney Hall in Hampshire, and CFO at The Restaurant...

Pub Skills Summit to tackle industry's retention, recruitment and skills challenges

21-Jun-2016 - An event designed to help the pub sector tackle the challenges associated with recruitment, retention and skills is being held in London next month.