Events & Awards

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

Simpsons to hold regular 'more relaxed' chef collaborations

25-Aug-2016 - Simpsons, the Michelin-starred restaurant near Birmingham, is to hold a series of chef collaborations, following news of the forthcoming one-off dinner with the team of Sticky Walnut.

L'Enclume named UK's best restaurant in 2017 Good Food Guide

25-Aug-2016 - Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume has been named the UK’s best restaurant for the fourth year running in the 2017 Waitrose Good Food Guide

Simpsons and Sticky Walnut dinner sells out in 2.5 hours

24-Aug-2016 - A one-off collaboration between Chester restaurant Sticky Walnut and Michelin-starred Birmingham site Simpsons has sold out in two and a half hours.

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay tops All In London Ultimate Restaurant List 2016

24-Aug-2016 - Restaurant Gordon Ramsay has knocked The Ledbury off the number one spot for the first time in All In London's Ultimate Restaurant List. 

National Waiters' Day returns to celebrate front-of-house staff

23-Aug-2016 - Hard working front-of-house staff are set to be celebrated at this year’s National Waiters' Day on 20 October.

Mexican cheese and edible insects at this year's Speciality and Fine Food Fair

22-Aug-2016 - A Mexican cheese, edible insects and a riddled beer are among the products available to try and source at this year's Speciality and Fine Food Fair. 

Benugo to open first clothes store outlet in Topshop flagship

18-Aug-2016 - Food and drink company Benugo is to open its first site in a clothing retail store, with its arrival in Topshop’s flagship on London’s Oxford Street on 24 August.

Stellar chefs on the line-up at the Eden Project food festival

17-Aug-2016 - Vivek Singh, Brian Turner and Jun Tanaka are among the high-profile chefs set to take part in this year’s Eden Project Festival of Food.

Bartenders invited to help create new single malt whisky

16-Aug-2016 - Scotch whisky brand Auchentoshan is searching for creative bartenders to become part of its New Malt Order and help create a limited edition single malt whisky.

Michelin to hold event revealing new stars for 2017 Guide

15-Aug-2016 - The Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2017 new stars are to be announced at a live event for the first time since arriving in Britain in 1911.

Shortlist revealed for AA Hospitality Awards winners 2016

15-Aug-2016 - The AA has revealed finalists in four categories of its Hospitality Awards ahead of the event next month. 

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 08/08 - 12/08

12-Aug-2016 - From tiny cakes to billion-dollar deals, we covered stories big and small in hospitality this week. Here's our pick of the top five...

Glynn Purnell announces Jimi Mistry as latest in Friday Night Kitchen charity line-up

12-Aug-2016 - Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell's forthcoming Purnell & Friends' Friday Night Kitchen evening has announced actor-turned-chef Jimi Mistry as the latest in the charity event line-up. 

Top chefs to judge 50th year of Taittinger Le Prix Culinaire UK final

10-Aug-2016 - A crowd of top chefs are poised to judge the 2016 Taittinger Le Prix Culinaire UK final as the prestigious French tournament kicks off its 50th year.

Galvin at Windows re-launches Pay What You Like five-course menu

10-Aug-2016 - Galvin at Windows, the Michelin-starred Galvin brothers’ restaurant on the 28th floor of the London Hilton Park Lane, has launched its Pay What You Like menu for a second year....

Casual Dining Group teams up to raise £40,000 in ‘Race to Rio’ campaign

05-Aug-2016 - The Casual Dining Group (CDG) has teamed up with charity The Prince’s Trust to help raise £40,000 in just four days, in a ‘Race to Rio’ event.

Deliveroo confirms $275m investment into expansion and new projects

05-Aug-2016 - Online food ordering and delivery service Deliveroo has confirmed it has received a $275m (£210m) investment to help it expand in new and existing markets, and into other similar projects.

Chefs Ben Spalding and Ernst Van Zyl collaborate in latest #AllGunsBlazing event

04-Aug-2016 - Chefs Ben Spalding and Ernst Van Zyl, previously of John Salt in Islington and current chef-owner of The Lord Clyde in Cheshire respectively, are to collaborate on two supper club...

Slider Decider 2016 calls for entries ahead of Broadgate Circle move

04-Aug-2016 - The Slider Decider 2016, the annual professional chef burger challenge from the ETM Group, is inviting chefs to enter, ahead of its move to London’s Broadgate Circle.

National Fish & Chip Awards 2017 announces 62 top shortlisted shops

04-Aug-2016 - The National Fish & Chip Awards 2017 by Seafish have announced the 62 best UK fish and chip shops, who will now go on to compete for the overall title.

Back to the shack: How restaurants are rediscovering street food

04-Aug-2016 - Street food used to be a stepping stone. A starter pack for the real restaurateur.

Tom Kerridge rules out Saturday Kitchen but confirms new BBC show

03-Aug-2016 - Chef Tom Kerridge has ruled out the possibility of presenting BBC Saturday Kitchen permanently, but confirmed he will appear in a new BBC show on fast food next year.

Byron pleads for protestors to respect safety in wake of new unrest

02-Aug-2016 - Byron burger group has pleaded for protesters to respect the safety of its customers and staff in the wake of renewed protests against its recent moves on illegal workers.

Big Hospitality Conversation set for Leeds debut

01-Aug-2016 - The Big Hospitality Conversation is heading to Leeds for the first time this year, with over 100 hospitality firms set to attend.

Albert Adrià to collaborate with Virgilio Martinez at London’s Lima Floral

28-Jul-2016 - Chef Albert Adrià is to collaborate with executive chef of the Lima Group, Virgilio Martinez, in a one-off dinner at Lima Floral in London’s Covent Garden on 7 August.