Events & Awards

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

Katie Leslie wins prestigious Le Cordon Bleu scholarship

03-Jul-2015 - Edinburgh chef Katie Leslie has been awarded Le Cordon Bleu’s UK Scholarship Award 2015.

Mark Moriarty crowned S. Pellegrino Young Chef of the Year 2015

02-Jul-2015 - Mark Moriarty has been hailed as the best young chef in the world after winning the San Pellegrino Young Chef of the Year 2015 award (SPYCY).


VIDEO: National Chef of the Year 2015

01-Jul-2015 - Find out what's involved in the National Chef of the Year 2015 competition so far in this video from the Craft Guild of Chefs.

EU referendum: Hospitality industry risks 'sleepwalking in to danger'

01-Jul-2015 - The hospitality industry must wake up to the potential dangers posed by Britain voting to leave the European Union, according to Travelodge CEO Peter Gowers.

Chef's Table restaurant wins OpenTable Fit for Foodies award

01-Jul-2015 - Following the National Restaurant Awards 2015, online restaurant booking provider OpenTable has revealed its Top 50 Fit for Foodies restaurants in the UK.

National Restaurant Awards 2015: In pictures

01-Jul-2015 - Take a visual tour of the National Restaurant Awards 2015.

Interactive map: National Restaurant Awards 2015 top 50 restaurants

30-Jun-2015 - See where 50 of the UK's top 100 restaurants, as announced at the National Restaurant Awards 2015, are located in our interactive map.  

National Restaurant Awards: Barrafina Adelaide Street takes 2015 title

29-Jun-2015 - Barrafina Adelaide Street has been named the National Restaurant of the Year 2015.

Andrew Guy 'planning to stay' with Ed's Easy Diner

29-Jun-2015 - Chief executive Andrew Guy has said he will remain involved in the running of Ed’s Easy Diner in some capacity in the event of the mooted sale of the business...

Young National Chef of the Year 2015: Finalists revealed

25-Jun-2015 - Five young chefs have been picked to go through to the final of the Young National Chef of the Year 2015 following semi-finals in Sheffield and London. 

Mayor of London Boris Johnson to headline BHA Summit

25-Jun-2015 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has announced the keynote speakers for the 2015 Hospitality and Tourism Summit being held in London next week (30 June).

National Chef of the Year 2015: Finalists revealed

25-Jun-2015 - The eight chefs who have made it through to the final of the National Chef of the Year 2015 competition have been revealed. 

Craft Guild of Chefs reveals Graduate Awards finalists

24-Jun-2015 - Ten young chefs have made it through to this year's Craft Guild of Chefs' Graduate Awards final. 

Joan Roca to headline at Estrella Damm Congress

24-Jun-2015 - Joan Roca, head chef and co-owner of the newly crowned World's Best Restaurant, will headline the Estrella Damm Gastronomy Congress in London next week. 

What's on at Imbibe Live 2015

16-Jun-2015 - Imbibe Live, the annual exhibition for anyone who sources, buys or serves drinks in the licensed on-trade is back. Here's our round-up of what's on at this year's show.

Craft Guild of Chefs Awards 2015: The winners

16-Jun-2015 - Sat Bains from two-Michelin starred Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms in Nottingham was awarded the top accolade at The Craft Guild of Chefs Awards held at the Hilton Park Lane...

Queen's Birthday Honours 2015: Who was awarded in hospitality?

15-Jun-2015 - Leon co-founders Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent, Red Hot World Buffet director Helen Dhaliwal and the co-owners of The Riverside Restaurant in Dorset were among those awarded in the Queen's...

Young chef and landlord launches competition to encourage the next generation of talent

10-Jun-2015 - One of the youngest head chefs in the country is running a Masterchef-style competition to inspire catering students to follow in his footsteps.

Restaurants and hotels raise £551k for homeless charity StreetSmart

09-Jun-2015 - Restaurants and hotels involved in last year's StreetSmart campaign have raised £551k for the homeless charity. 

Sustainable hospitality businesses honored at the Footprint Awards 2015

08-Jun-2015 - Pret A Manger and the Spirit Pub Company were among hospitality businesses recognised for their sustainability efforts at the Footprint Awards last week (4 June).

Mövenpick Gourmet Dessert Chef of the Year winner announced

04-Jun-2015 - Biju Joshwa of the London Marriott Country Hall Hotel was crowned the Mövenpick Gourmet Desert Chef of the Year 2015 last night (3 June).

The World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2015: In pictures

03-Jun-2015 - Join us for a visual tour of the 2015 The World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards. 


Licensees of the Year 2015 crowned

02-Jun-2015 - Husband and wife team, Keith and Diane Marsden from the Prince of Wales in Birmingham, have been named as the 2015 Licensees of the Year.

Worlds 50 Best Restaurant's 2015: As it happened

02-Jun-2015 - As the global culinary community descended on London's Guildhall last night to find out who made the list of the Worlds 50 Best Restaurants, BigHospitality was on hand to report...

Portable hotel concept Snoozebox wins global design award

02-Jun-2015 - British modular hotel manufacturer Snoozebox has won a global design award for the latest incarnation of its portable rooms.