Events & Awards

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

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Nathan Outlaw headlines Great Cornish Food Festival

28-Jul-2014 - Cornwall’s popular food festival has undergone a re-launch for its eleventh year and will be taking place on 26 to 28 September in Truro, headlined by chef Nathan Outlaw.

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Young National Chef of the Year Awards: final line-up

21-Jul-2014 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has announced the complete line-up of its Young National Chef of the Year Awards finalists.

London in the Sky brings Michelin dining to new heights

18-Jul-2014 - Five London chefs are set to reproduce the dining experience of their Michelin-starred restaurants at a pop-up venue 100ft from the ground this September.

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Nathan Outlaw, Simon Hulstone and Eric Lanlard join forces for charity dinner

17-Jul-2014 - Chefs Nathan Outlaw, Simon Hulstone and Eric Lanlard are set to host a fundraising dinner for industry charity Hospitality Action later this year.

The Ledbury tops All In One Ultimate Restaurant List for third year

15-Jul-2014 - The Ledbury has once again topped a list of London’s best 100 restaurants based on dining awards and ratings given during the year.

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Event to help hotels improve F&B sustainability

14-Jul-2014 - The Considerate Hoteliers and the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) are hosting a free event to help hotels tackle sustainability challenges such as reducing food waste, cutting energy bills and sourcing local food.

#WorldCup2014: Pubs and bars get £116m sales boost

11-Jul-2014 - Consumers have spent an extra £116m in pubs and bars during this year’s football World Cup, according to research by vouchercodes.co.uk. 

#ServAptSummit: serviced apartments tackle the 'bleisure' market

11-Jul-2014 - The ‘bleisure’ market was a key topic of conversation at the Serviced Apartment Summit 2014 which took place at London’s Montcalm hotel in Marble Arch on 9 July, with many discussions circling around how serviced apartments can turn their business clients into leisure guests.

Jeremy King to speak at R200 summer event

09-Jul-2014 - Renowned restaurateur Jeremy King has been announced as guest speaker at the upcoming R200 summer event to be held on 22 July the new Big Easy in London’s Covent Garden.

VIDEO: National Restaurant Awards 2014

08-Jul-2014 - The National Restaurant Awards 2014 took place in London last week, with the top 100 list revealed alongside a number of special awards celebrating excellence in the UK restaurant industry.

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National Fish & Chip Awards 2015 searches for entrants

07-Jul-2014 - Seafish’s National Fish & Chip Awards has gotten off to a good start since the launch of the competition and businesses only have a short time left to enter.

Gordon Ramsay backs British food sourcing campaign

03-Jul-2014 - Gordon Ramsay is backing the UK Trade and Investment’s (UKTI) ‘Food it GREAT’ campaign and curated a gala menu for its Food & Drink Summit yesterday (3 July).

National Restaurant Awards 2014: in pictures

02-Jul-2014 - The seventh National Restaurant Awards, organised by Restaurant magazine and sponsored by Estrella Damm, took place at The Hurlingham Club, London on 30 June.

National Chef of the Year: finalists revealed

01-Jul-2014 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has announced the finalists for its National Chef of the Year competition and the Chef Stars of the Future competition.

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UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2014 competition launches

01-Jul-2014 - The Academy of Food & Wine Service’s UK Restaurant Manager of the Year competition, now in its sixth year, has started its search for the 2014 champion. 

Interactive map: National Restaurant Awards 2014 top 10

01-Jul-2014 - Gymkhana stole the top spot at last night's National Restaurant Awards 2014, but what other venues made it into the top 10? Check out our interactive map for more details on the ten best restaurants in the UK.

National Restaurant Awards: Gymkhana takes 2014 title

30-Jun-2014 - Mayfair restaurant Gymkhana has been voted the UK’s best restaurant at the 2014 National Restaurant Awards, beating previous winners The Ledbury and The Hand & Flowers to the top spot.

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Spanish chef Ferran Adrià to speak at Estrella Damm Gastronomy Congress

27-Jun-2014 - World-renowned chef Ferran Adrià will head up the Estrella Damm Gastronomy Congress, in association with Restaurant magazine, today (30 June) at the Hurlingham Club.

Preview: Imbibe Live 2014

27-Jun-2014 - Imbibe Live, the annual exhibition for anyone who sources, buys or serves drinks in the licensed on-trade, will return to London’s Olympia Grand on 1-2 July.

Emily Greenough wins Chef Stagiaire Award 2014

26-Jun-2014 - Young chef Emily Greenough has won the first-ever Chef Stagiaire Award after a challenging week-long final at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal.

National Restaurant Awards 2014 announced next week

26-Jun-2014 - The UK’s top chefs and restaurateurs will gather at the Hurlingham Club in London on Monday (30 June) for the prestigious National Restaurant Awards 2014.

#Wimbledon2014: Hotel prices rise 114%

23-Jun-2014 - Hotel prices in Wimbledon have increased by as much as 114 per cent while the tennis championships are on, according to hotel search website trivago.co.uk, and hospitality businesses are laying on events and offers to make the most of the tournament. 

Imbibe Live: Spirits and cocktail events and activity

23-Jun-2014 - It is one week to go until Imbibe Live, and there will be plenty of activity for budding mixologists and bar owners.

Loungers’ Alex Reilley to headline The Arena Summer Event 2014

18-Jun-2014 - Networking association for the hospitality industry Arena has announced details for this year’s Summer Event, which will be held at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London on 27 June. 

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Taste of London festival kicks off

18-Jun-2014 - Taste of London has kicked off at Regent’s Park and will run from 18 to 22 June. The festival will feature many well-known chefs, though this year’s theme is emerging talent. 

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