Events & Awards

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

Young National Chef of the Year 2017 finalists

26-Sep-2016 - These are the 10 finalists for the Young National Chef of the Year 2017 competition, which will be held at the Restaurant Show on Tuesday 4 October. 

Tilda launches Young Chef of the Year 2017 competition

23-Sep-2016 - Young chefs are being encouraged to show off their skills by entering the 2017 Tilda Young Chef of the Year competition.

Prescott & Conran to open Parabola at London's Design Museum

21-Sep-2016 - Sir Terence Conran and Peter Prescott are to open their new restaurant, Parabola, within the newly-relocated, John-Pawson-designed Design Museum in London's Kensington, next month.

Dandelyan and Plateau bartenders win chance to create new single malt whisky

21-Sep-2016 - Bartenders Jack Wareing and Georgia Billing have been chosen to help create a new single malt whisky after winning the UK final of Auchentoshan's New Malt Order competition. 

National Chef of the Year 2017 finalists

19-Sep-2016 - These are the finalists for the National Chef of the Year 2017 competition, which will be held at The Restaurant Show on Tuesday 4 October. 

London bartenders to battle it out in inaugural Quo Vadis Soho Negroni Championship

16-Sep-2016 - Bartenders from London venues Quo Vadis, Hix, Polpo, The Clove Club and Bernardi’s are among those set to take part in the inaugural Soho Negroni Championship next month.

Hotels risk losing business to Airbnb, says BDRC Hotel Insights panel

16-Sep-2016 - Hotels are almost certainly losing business to the sharing economy platforms such as Airbnb, a panel has suggested at this year’s BDRC Hotel Insights Forum 2016.

Where to find inspiration at The Restaurant Show 2016

15-Sep-2016 - This year’s Restaurant Show is all about inspiring you and your business to be the best. We’ve delved into the programme ahead of the event and dug out our top...

BHA condemns view that hospitality is not a good career as ‘outdated’

14-Sep-2016 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has branded the view that hospitality is not a good career for young people as ‘an outdated viewpoint’.

AA Chef of the Year 2016 shortlist revealed

14-Sep-2016 - Six top chefs have been shortlisted for the AA Chef of the Year award, with the winner to be announced at the AA Hospitality Awards 2016.

16 Hospitality announces fifth site acquisition in Cheshire

12-Sep-2016 - Cheshire-based hospitality operator, 16 Hospitality, has acquired a new site in Stretton as part of its portfolio of pubs across the North West and North Wales.

Raj Holuss wins UK final of 50th Taittinger Prix Culinaire for second time

12-Sep-2016 - Raj Holuss, first sous chef at three Michelin-starred restaurant The Waterside Inn in Bray, has won the UK finals of the 50th annual Taittinger Prix Culinaire International for the second year...

Adam Rawson wins Slider Decider for the second year in a row

12-Sep-2016 - Chef Adam Rawson has won burger challenge The Slider Decider contest for the second year in a row.

Good Pub Guide 2017: The Horse Guards Inn named Pub of the Year

08-Sep-2016 - The Horse Guards Inn in Tillington, West Sussex, has been named the Good Pub Guide Pub of the Year 2017.

Craft Guild of Chefs names eight new graduates

07-Sep-2016 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has named eight recipients of its 2016 Graduate Awards with chefs from The Ritz, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons and Wiltons restaurant among those honoured. 

Springboard makes final call for Awards for Excellence 2016 entries

05-Sep-2016 - Industry charity Springboard has issued a final call for entries for its Awards for Excellence 2016.

Independent Hotel Show 2016: Awards shortlists revealed

01-Sep-2016 - The eight hoteliers and six hotels shortlisted for the 2016 Independent Hotelier and Outstanding New Hotel awards have been announced.

Trade Union seeks second London site following Wapping launch

01-Sep-2016 - Trade Union ‒ the food, drink, barber and florist collaboration from the team behind Grand Union ‒ is seeking a second location in the centre of London, following its launch...

Front-of-house staff encouraged to enter Gold Service Scholarship 2017

01-Sep-2016 - Front-of-house staff are being encouraged to enter the Gold Service Scholarship as the 2017 competition opens for entries.

Adam Handling apologises for TripAdvisor outburst but calls feedback “unfair”

31-Aug-2016 - Chef Adam Handling has branded online criticism as “unfair, frustrating, and personal", but has apologised for replying to a negative TripAdvisor review by saying the customer was an “imbecile” who...

London ice skating rink Queens to re-open as Skate-Bowl-Dine

30-Aug-2016 - London ice skating rink Queens – which claims to be the city’s only permanent rink and first opened in the 1930s ‒ is to re-open its doors this 16 November...

Hospitality benefits from £40m fund as Government pledges to boost UK tourism

30-Aug-2016 - Seafood restaurants on the South Devon coastline, hotels and restaurants along the South West coast and golf resorts are some of the tourism businesses set to benefit from a share...

The doggy dollar: How hospitality is recognising our love of dogs

26-Aug-2016 - It’s no secret that Brits love their dogs, and recent trends suggest that hospitality is starting to wake up to the business benefits of catering to customers' canine friends.  ...

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 22/08 - 26/08

26-Aug-2016 - From high-profile restaurant lists to chefs writing to the Mayor of London, it was eventful this week. Here’s some of the top stories

UK restaurants help raise money for Italian Red Cross after earthquake

26-Aug-2016 - Restaurants across the UK are helping to raise money for the victims of the Italian earthquake, via the Italian Red Cross.