Events & Awards

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

Kenny Atkinson urges fellow chefs to work with students to help fill future vacancies

26-Mar-2015 - Established chefs can help fix the industry's skills shortage problem by working more closely with colleges and their students, says House of Tides chef-owner Kenny Atkinson. 

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Frankie & Benny's among winners at Development Chef Awards 2015

25-Mar-2015 - Chefs at Frankie & Benny's and the Seafood Pub Company were among the winners at the Farm Frites Development Chef Awards last night (24 March). 


Pub operators celebrate success in Development Chef Awards 2015

25-Mar-2015 - Five pub companies have been recognised for the quality of their food offers in Restaurant's Farm Frites Development Chef Awards 2015.

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Tom Hamblet named FutureChef 2015

24-Mar-2015 - Tom Hamblet of Tanbridge House School in Horsham, West Sussex, has been named Springboard's FutureChef 2015. 

VisitEngland asks industry for views on tourism growth strategy

18-Mar-2015 - VisitEngland is asking for views on the growth strategy it has in place for England's tourism industry over the next five years.

IFE 2015 Preview: 23 British chefs to demonstrate culinary expertise

18-Mar-2015 - Alyn Williams, Adam Smith and Alan Bird are among the 23 British chefs demonstrating their skills and providing inspiration to others at this year's International Food and Drink Event (IFE).

NRB 2015: 90 per cent of top Northern operators planning expansion

17-Mar-2015 - Nine out of ten of the Top 50 most influential members of the Northern hospitality sector are planning expansion.

Publican Awards: Triple Crown for Fuller’s and Oakman Inns

16-Mar-2015 - Fuller’s and Oakman Inns were the big winners at the Publican Awards 2015 in association with Sky – each winning three trophies.

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Roux Scholarship 2015: Finalists revealed

16-Mar-2015 - Chefs from Cliveden House, The Feversham Arms Hotel and Hibiscus are among the six who have made the final of the 2015 Roux Scholarship.

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Jason Atherton aims to raise £100k through Hospitality Action Sundays

12-Mar-2015 - Jason Atherton is aiming to raise £100k for industry charity Hospitality Action this summer by running an intiative that will see members of his team pair with other tops chefs...

Front-of-house staff to be celebrated on National Waiters' Day

11-Mar-2015 - Front-of-house staff will be celebrated on National Waiters' Day on 21 May.

NRB 2015: 'World wakes up to strength and potential' of Northern England's dining scene

10-Mar-2015 - The chief executive of hospitality trade show Northern Restaurant & Bar (NRB) believes ‘the world has finally woken up to the strength and potential' of Northern England's dining scene as...

Young National Chef of the Year 2015

10-Mar-2015 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has launched its annual hunt for the Young National Chef of the Year.

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PG tips' Monkey urges hospitality to get involved in Red Nose Day campaign

05-Mar-2015 - The PG tips Monkey is calling on hospitality operators to get involved in its Red Nose Day 'make your face funny for money' selfie campaign. 

Tim Bacon scoops top prize at Retailers' Retailer of the Year Awards

05-Mar-2015 - Tim Bacon, the driving force behind the continued growth, evolution and success of Living Ventures Group, has been singled out by his peers as the stand-out individual in the eating-out...

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The Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or

04-Mar-2015 - With the finals of the 2015 Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or just around the corner, BigHospitality takes a look at what makes the competition so unique.

Chefs Chris and James Tanner at launch of restaurant designed to 'equip young people for work'

02-Mar-2015 - Chefs James and Chris Tanner were among those last week leading the launch of BR6, a training restaurant at Bromley's Hospitality, Food and Enterprise Career College designed to equip young...

Hospitality businesses among UK’s best companies to work for

02-Mar-2015 - Hospitality businesses including Red Carnation Hotels, T.G.I Fridays and Marriott Hotels have ranked highly in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For list 2015.

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Claude Bosi hosting dinner to support Hospitality Action

27-Feb-2015 - Claude Bosi is hosting a dinner to raise money for Hospitality Action at his two Michelin starred restaurant Hibiscus in Mayfair on 15 March.

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The definitive guide to ScotHot 2015

26-Feb-2015 - ScotHot – Scotland’s food, drink, hospitality and tourism show – will return to Glasgow’s SECC on 4 to 5 March 2015.

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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 competition crowns UK and Ireland winner

26-Feb-2015 - Mark Moriarty from The Culinary Counter has been named as the UK and Ireland Winner of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 competition.

Daylesford and The Captain's Galley named joint winners of Sustainable Restaurant of the Year

24-Feb-2015 - Daylesford, operator of three organic cafés in the Cotswolds and Kensington and The Captain's Galley, a restaurant in Caithness, Scotland, have been announced joint winners of the Sustainable Restaurant of the...

HotelsCombined reveals 'Stellar Stays' winners

23-Feb-2015 - Hotel price comparison website HotelsCombined has revealed the 18 UK winners of its second annual ‘Stellar Stays’ awards.

Roux Scholarship 2015: Regional finalists revealed

23-Feb-2015 - The chefs who have made it to the regional finals of the 2015 Roux Scholarship competition have been announced with judges reporting a 'particularly strong year' for entries.

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Mövenpick Ice Cream launches Gourmet Dessert Chef of the Year competiton

23-Feb-2015 - Mövenpick Ice Cream has launched its annual Gourmet Dessert Chef of the Year competition.