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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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. 


Deadline extended for entries to Development Chef Awards 2015

18-Feb-2015 - The deadline for entries into the Farm Frites Development Chef Awards 2015 has been extended to 28 February. 

Nestle Professional Toque D’or 2015: Finalists announced

18-Feb-2015 - The six colleges who will compete in the grand finals of the Nestle Professional Toque D’or 2015 catering competition in March have been announced. 

Accor triumphs at Springboard Awards for Excellence 2015

10-Feb-2015 - Hotel chain Accor was the biggest winner at Springboard's Awards for Excellence last night, after picking up three awards for its work to attract and retain staff. 

South West chefs take to stage for Hotel & Catering Show 2015

10-Feb-2015 - Some of the South West’s top chefs will appear at the 2015 Hotel & Catering Show, taking place at Bournemouth International Centre on 17-18 March.

Club Lounge 39 manager wins Gold Service Scholarship 2015

10-Feb-2015 - Daniele Quattromini, manager at private members' club Club Lounge 39 in Canary Wharf, has won the Gold Service Scholarship 2015 following a nationwide search to find hospitality's top service professionals. 

Dan Doherty launches Chefs of Tomorrow scheme to inspire and develop future talent

09-Feb-2015 - Duck & Waffle executive chef Dan Doherty has launched an initiative to give up-and-coming young chefs a platform to showcase their skills and allow restaurants to host the culinary stars...

Entries open for National Chef of the Year 2016

06-Feb-2015 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has launched its search for the UK’s National Chef of the Year 2016.

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Chefs under 23 urged to enter Craft Guild of Chefs' Graduate Awards 2015

04-Feb-2015 - The Craft Guild of Chefs is urging chefs under 23 to enter this year's Graduate Awards for a chance to win a day with top chefs and a place in...

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Center Parcs UK's Martin Robinson to speak at Arena's Savoy Lecture

02-Feb-2015 - Center Parcs UK chairman Martin Robinson has been announced as the speaker at this year's Arena Savoy Lecture. 

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Essential Cuisine launches search for Britain's Best Brigades

30-Jan-2015 - Essential Cuisine has launched a nationwide search for the UK’s hardest working chef teams.

Dishoom named best UK eatery by Yelp

30-Jan-2015 - Dishoom Covent Garden has topped a list of the best 100 eateries in the UK compiled by online city guide Yelp.

Bocuse d'Or 2015 in pictures

29-Jan-2015 - The UK team took 10th place at the Bocuse d'Or 2015 in Lyon this week, with Norweigan chef Orjan Johannessen from restaurant Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri in Austevoll impressing the jury to win...

Bocuse d'Or 2015: Norway wins, UK team comes 10th

28-Jan-2015 - Norway has won the Bocuse d’Or 2015 at the competition’s world final held in Lyon, with the USA and Sweden finishing in second and third place respectively.

World Pastry Cup 2015: UK team comes 6th

27-Jan-2015 - The UK team competing in the World Pastry Cup (Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie) took sixth place at the final in Lyon yesterday, the highest result for the UK...

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.