Events & Awards

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

The Sportsman named top UK gastropub

26-Jan-2015 - The Sportsman, in Seasalter, Kent, was been voted the best gastropub in the country by a select band of influential industry experts.

Debrett's 500: Heston Blumenthal and Jason Atherton among food & drink's most influential

26-Jan-2015 - Chefs Heston Blumenthal and Jason Atherton along with restaurateurs Russell Norman and Alan Yau have made a list of the 500 most influential people in Britain according to The Peerage...

S.Pellegrino reveals UK judges for Young Chef 2015

26-Jan-2015 - S.Pellegrino has recruited four of the UK & Ireland’s leading chefs to help identify the world’s best young culinary talent.

Nestlé Professional Toque D’Or 2015: regional finalists revealed

22-Jan-2015 - A record breaking 36 college teams have made it through to the regional heats of the Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or 2015.

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Scottish shop wins top fish and chip award

22-Jan-2015 - Frankie’s Fish & Chips in Brae, Scotland, was named the best fish and chip shop in the UK at the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards yesterday (20 January).

Team UK turns to crowdfunding to improve Bocuse d'Or chances

21-Jan-2015 - Chefs competing in the UK team for this year's Bocuse d'Or have launched a crowdfunding campaign to improve their chances in the global competition.

Haymarket Hotel tops TripAdvisor's 2015 Travellers' Choice Awards

21-Jan-2015 - Haymarket Hotel in London has been voted the UK's top hotel for 2015 by users of reviews website TripAdvisor. 

Connect and communicate: AHC 2015 aims to inspire and engage independent hoteliers

21-Jan-2015 - The organisers of the Annual Hotel Conference have said this year's event will aim to provide more relevant advice and networking opportunities than ever for the independent hotelier. 

2015 World Pastry Cup: UK team ready for action

20-Jan-2015 - As the final countdown to the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie begins, UK team captain Barry Johnson has told BigHospitality he has a ‘positive outlook’ on their chance of success....

Blackpool hotel offers midnight marriages after obtaining 24-hour wedding licence

19-Jan-2015 - The Hotel Collection’s Imperial Hotel in Blackpool has launched a ‘midnight marriage’ package to its guests after gaining a 24-hour wedding licence from the council.

Chefs' Choice Awards 2015: Winners revealed

15-Jan-2015 - Restaurant magazine's annual Chefs’ Choice Awards reveal the best commercial products, suppliers, brands and equipment, as voted for by professional chefs from across the country.

The Burlington Restaurant gains four AA rosettes

15-Jan-2015 - The Burlington Restaurant at The Devonshire Arms Hotel in Bolton Abbey is celebrating after receiving four rosettes in the AA's latest round up of inspections. 

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Knorr invites chefs to join gravy train to The Hospitality Show

14-Jan-2015 - Knorr is offering free travel to 60 chefs on its 'gravy train' to the Hospitality Show in Birmingham next week. 

Bristol's hospitality businesses pledge to create 1,000 work opportunities

14-Jan-2015 - Hotel, restaurant and pub owners in Bristol have pledged to create 1,000 work opportunities for job seekers after attending the Big Hospitality Conversation.


James Moyle-Rosser: Braised ox cheek with pancetta infused mash and bourguignon sauce

13-Jan-2015 - In the fourth of our videos from The Farm Frites Development Chef Food Forum, James Moyle-Rosser, executive chef at pub group Whiting & Hammond talks us through how he makes...

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Search starts for NRB Top 50 2015

12-Jan-2015 - Northern food and drink operators have until this Friday (16 January) to nominate themselves or a colleague as one of the region’s most influential people in hospitality.

Chef Josh Eggleton among speakers at next Big Hospitality Conversation

09-Jan-2015 - Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton will be among guest speakers encouraging young jobseekers to pursue a career in the hospitality and tourism industry when he addresses delegates at the Big Hospitality...

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Chefs urged to share chocolate dessert ideas to win cocoa plantation visit

08-Jan-2015 - Begian chocolate company Callebaut is offering caterers the opportunity to win a visit to a cocoa plantation as part of its For the Love of Chocolate challenge.

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Entries open for the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts' Annual Awards of Excellence 2015

07-Jan-2015 - The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts is now accepting entries for the Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE) 2015.

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Call for entries to Development Chef Awards 2015

06-Jan-2015 - If you run a multi-site pub or restaurant chain and think you have the most talented development chefs in the business, Restaurant wants to hear from you.

Political parties urged to support hospitality in election year

06-Jan-2015 - Political parties are being urged to support the hospitality industry during the election year and recognize the important role it plays in the economy.


James Petrie: Tart of Flowers with muscat grape sorbet and lovage ice cream

05-Jan-2015 - In the third of our videos from the Farm Frites Development Chef Food Forum, chef James 'Jocky' Petrie, head of development at The Ledbury talks through how he makes the...

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New Years Honours for tourism chiefs as Britain expects record year

05-Jan-2015 - Former VisitBritain chief executive Sandie Dawe and Michael Cantlay, the chairman of VisitScotland are among those who have been honoured by the Queen in the 2015 New Years Honours list...

Exclusive interview with MasterChef: The Professionals 2014 winner Jamie Scott

24-Dec-2014 - Fresh from being named winner of MasterChef: The Professionals 2014, Jamie Scott has spoken to BigHospitality about how it feels to win the show, where he finds inspiration as a...

Jamie Scott wins MasterChef: The Professionals 2014

24-Dec-2014 - Scottish chef Jamie Scott has been crowned the winner of MasterChef: The Professionals 2014.