Events & Awards

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

What's on at Hotelympia 2016

08-Feb-2016 - The UK’s largest hospitality trade show throws open its doors at the end of the month. Here’s what you need to know.

VisitEngland Awards for Excellence finalists revealed

03-Feb-2016 - VisitEngland, the national tourist board, has announced the finalists for its Awards for Excellence, paying tribute to businesses and individuals who are at the top of their game with customer...

Entries for National Chef of the Year now open

02-Feb-2016 - The Craft Guild of Chefs have now opened entries to this year’s National Chef of the Year competition.

Michelin Guide France 2016: Gordon Ramsay loses Versailles star

01-Feb-2016 - Gordon Ramsay has both gained and lost a star in this year’s French Michelin Guide, which saw 54 new stars awarded overall.

Liverpool takes action to tackle hospitality skills shortages

01-Feb-2016 - Young people in Liverpool are to take part in a Visitor Economy Week designed to tackle skills shortages in the city’s booming hospitality sector.


Valentine's Day: Add sharing dishes to menu for right atmosphere

28-Jan-2016 - February 14 is always one of the busiest nights of the year for the foodservice industry, as couples look to treat loved ones to a special meal out-of-home. From creating...

The Seafood Restaurant and Lancaster London appear in Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer 2016 list

28-Jan-2016 - Seven businesses from the hospitality and foodservice sectors, including Rick Stein's The Seafood Restaurant and London hotel Lancaster London, have been named a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer 2016. 

Top 50 Gastropubs Awards 2016: The Sportsman in Kent is number one for second year

25-Jan-2016 - Michelin-starred pub The Sportsman in Seasalter, Kent has topped the list of the 50 best gastro pubs in the UK for a second year running with Yorkshire pubs The Pipe...

Jay Rayner announced as headline speaker at NRB Debate

22-Jan-2016 - Jay Rayner, the award-winning writer, journalist, broadcaster and food critic for The Observer, has been announced as the headline speaker for the 2016 NRB Debate.

Who’s Cooking Dinner: Charity event returns for 2016

21-Jan-2016 - Who’s Cooking Dinner, a charity event that raises money for research into the causes of Leukemia and blood cancer, is returning for 2016 with a line-up of 20 world class...

Edgar House Chester named best small hotel in the world

20-Jan-2016 - Edgar House Hotel in Chester has been named the best small hotel in the world in TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Awards 2016. 


What the Temporary Event Notice (TEN) changes mean to pubs and other licensed venues

18-Jan-2016 - John Coen, a partner at national law firm Weightmans, talks through what the recent changes to Temporary Event Notice (TEN) legislation will mean to pubs and other licensed business. 

NRB Top Fifty awards open for nominations

18-Jan-2016 - The Northern Restaurant & Bar Top Fifty awards 2016 are now open for nominations, with the ceremony set to take place at the Northern Restaurant & Bar convention in Manchester...

DWP works with BHA to put spotlight on hospitality jobs

14-Jan-2016 - The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is working with the British Hospitality Association (BHA) this month to help promote opportunities and jobs within the hospitality industry. 

Green Hotelier Awards open for entries

13-Jan-2016 - The Green Hoteliers Awards 2016 are now open for entries, with the aim of finding the world’s most environmentally friendly hotels.


Essential Cuisine starts search for Britain's Best Brigade 2016

13-Jan-2016 - Following a successful first year, which saw eight skilled chef teams become YouTube stars, Essential Cuisine is starting the search for Britain’s Best Brigade 2016.

The AA reveals new three and four rosette restaurants

12-Jan-2016 - The AA has revealed the latest restaurants to receive three and four rosettes. 

Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or 2016 tackles the talent shortage

11-Jan-2016 - Nestlé Professional’s 2016 Toque d’Or competition has attracted a record number of entries from catering college students across the UK.

Restaurant names 2016 Chefs’ Choice Awards winners

06-Jan-2016 - Restaurant magazine has announced the results of its annual Chefs’ Choice Awards, which throw a spotlight on the hospitality sector’s best products, suppliers, brands and equipment.

Big Hospitality Conversation set for Dundee

05-Jan-2016 - The Big Hospitality Conversation is to take place in Dundee later this month, with over 50 Scottish hospitality and tourism businesses expected to attend.

New Years Honours 2016: Awards for Chardon's Maurice Taylor, David Levin, Robin Rowland and Andrew Guy

04-Jan-2016 - Hotel group owner Maurice Taylor, Capital hotel founder Professor David Levin, YO! Sushi chief executive Robin Rowland and Andrew Guy, formerly chief executive of Ed's Easy Diner were among those...

ALMR names winners of Operations Managers Awards 2015

17-Dec-2015 - Caren Geering of Admiral Taverns, Martha Ingham of Mitchells & Butlers and David Bigio of Thwaites have been announced winners of the 2015 Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) Operations Managers Awards. ...

#SiNxSambalShiok: Sambal Shiok popping up at Salvation in Noodles

17-Dec-2015 - Malaysian street-food kitchen, Sambal Shiok, is to pop-up at Salvation in Noodles (SiN), London, and take over the kitchen for a fortnight in January.

The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs: Search begins for best young sommelier

15-Dec-2015 - The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is calling for sommeliers to enter its Annual Young Professionals Competitions.

Bocuse d'Or UK announces new 2016 team

14-Dec-2015 - Anthony Wright, a senior chef lecturer at University College Birmingham (UCB), has replaced Christian Grebenstein of The Ritz London as the UK Bocuse d’Or candidate for the 2016 European qualifying.