Events & Awards

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

UK WorldSkills team preparing for São Paulo

30-Jul-2015 - Young hospitality professionals are preparing to represent the UK at the WorldSkills Competition in São Paulo, Brazil, in August.

Farmers & Fletchers In the City events venue to open in September

29-Jul-2015 - Events venue Farmers & Fletchers In the City is to open on London’s Cloth Street in September following a £1.8m refurbishment.

Pubs and restaurants back Live Your Life Day

28-Jul-2015 - Pub and restaurant groups, including Greene King, Yummy Pubs, La Tasca and Drake & Morgan will be giving out special wristbands and displaying posters on Thursday (30 July) in support...

Conscious Hospitality comes to The Restaurant Show 2015

28-Jul-2015 - A new exhibition exploring how hospitality businesses can improve their corporate, social and environmental responsibility (CSER) will run alongside The Restaurant Show at London's Olympia from 5-7 October.

Springboard and BHA to champion housekeeping careers

23-Jul-2015 - Springboard and the British Hospitality Association (BHA) will host the first ever Big Hospitality Conversation event focused on careers in housekeeping at The Dorchester hotel on 7 September.

Chef Sat Bains receives third honorary degree

22-Jul-2015 - Chef Sat Bains has been awarded an honorary degree by Nottingham Trent University in recognition of his 'significant contribution' to the hospitality industry. 

Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Annual Awards of Excellence 2015 winners announced

15-Jul-2015 - The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts announced the winners of the Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE) 2015 at Claridges last night (14 July).

Springboard calls for entries into Awards for Excellence 2015

13-Jul-2015 - Industry charity Springboard is calling for entries into this year's Awards for Excellence.

Universal Cookery and Food Festival heads north for the first time

13-Jul-2015 - The Craft Guild of Chefs is taking its Universal Cookery and Food Festival to the North East this year. 

London in the Sky to get new chef line up for 2015

10-Jul-2015 - Events in the Sky has announced that chefs Tom Aikens, Martin Morales and Dan Doherty are to cook at London in the Sky in September.

Restaurant Conference 2015: Speaker programme announced

09-Jul-2015 - The speaker programme for this year's Restaurant Conference has been announced with PizzaExpress chief executive Richard Hodgson and Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group's Simon Blagden among those on the panel.

“It could happen to anyone”: New Hospitality Action ad campaign unveils shocking images of renowned chefs

07-Jul-2015 - A new ad campaign by industry charity Hospitality Action is aiming to highlight the range of issues hospitality workers can face by using images of renowned chefs in trouble. 

The Ledbury tops All In London’s ‘ultimate’ London restaurant list for a fourth time

07-Jul-2015 - The Ledbury restaurant has been named the best restaurant in London after topping London’s All In One Ultimate Restaurant list for the fourth year in a row.

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.