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Events & Awards

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

Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2017 preview

23-Aug-2017 - More than 700 food and drink producers will exhibit at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair, which takes place 3 – 5 September at West London’s Olympia.

Sushi Tetsu tops 2017’s Ultimate London Restaurant List

23-Aug-2017 - Sushi restaurant Sushi Tetsu has taken the top spot in All In London’s annual Ultimate Restaurant List

Could you be the 2018 Gold Service Scholar?

21-Aug-2017 - Young hospitality workers are being encouraged to enter the 2018 Gold Service Scholarship when it opens for entries on 4 September.

SRA reveals the shortlist for 2017 Food Made Good awards

21-Aug-2017 - Gourmet Goat, Pizza Hut, Petersham Nurseries, boutique Sussex hotel The Gallivant and Jamie’s Italian are among the list of restaurants and companies making up this year’s Sustainable Restaurant Association’s (SRA)...

Outlaw robs Rogan of top spot in The Good Food Guide 2018

17-Aug-2017 - Nathan Outlaw’s eponymous seafood restaurant has been awarded the top spot in the 2018 Good Food Guide, pushing Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume into second place after four years as the reader-reviews...

Two winners crowned in Bookatable's Young Chef of the Year competition

08-Aug-2017 - Chefs from London restaurants Smiths of Smithfield and Paradise Garage have triumphed in Bookatable by Michelin’s inaugural UK Young Chef of the Year 2017.

Are you the next Slider Decider Champion?

28-Jul-2017 - Entries are now open for chefs hoping to compete in London’s annual Slider Decider competition.

The AA names Berkshire and Surrey as hospitality top spots

25-Jul-2017 - Berkshire has been named the ‘hospitality capital of England’ based on an average of ratings awarded by the AA and VisitEngland.

Le Manoir's Henry Wadsworth wins AAE Young Chef of the Year

17-Jul-2017 - Henry Wadsworth from Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons has been named Young Chef of the Year by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE) 2017....

Top chefs team up for Hospitality Action dinner

13-Jul-2017 - Four of London’s top chefs are teaming up for a dinner at London’s Michelin-starred Angler restaurant in aid of industry charity Hospitality Action.

M & Bookatable Young Chef of the Year finalists named

06-Jul-2017 - Bookatable by Michelin has announced the finalists of its Young Chef of the Year Awards 2017. 

Adam Bennett among 16 Master of Culinary Arts finalists

04-Jul-2017 - Chef Adam Bennett is among the 16 finalists for the Master of Culinary Arts (MCA), often considered to be the UK’s toughest culinary competition.

Great British Menu chooses four winning chefs

30-Jun-2017 - Selin Kiazim, owner of London’s Oklava, has been chosen as the final chef to cook at this year’s Great British Menu banquet.

Shrimoyee Chakraborty on bringing Calcutta Street to Brixton

30-Jun-2017 - The Indian-born food blogger turned operator on being taken seriously as a young, female restaurateur

Restaurant Eats Out: Shoreditch

29-Jun-2017 - From Nordic barbecue to Himalayan and Peruvian, there is no shortage of eclectic and original restaurants in east London’s Shoreditch. 

The must-attend on-trade drinks show is back

28-Jun-2017 - Imbibe Live is back for 2017 with a programme of events, tastings and seminars. Discover the latest drinks trends and experience the very best on-trade brands. Get inspired with new...

Finalists revealed for the 2017 Craft Guild of Chefs' Graduate Awards

28-Jun-2017 - Fifteen young chef finalists have been named in the 2017 Craft Guild of Chefs' Graduate Awards, including chefs from Petrus, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, and Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons. 

Pacific West-Coast-inspired Wedge Issue Pizza + Beer to open second site

27-Jun-2017 - Clerkenwell pizza and beer group Wedge Issue is to open its second site, in Shoreditch, this July.

Entries open for 51st Taittinger Prix Culinaire with Michel Roux Jr

26-Jun-2017 - Entries are now open for the 51st annual Taittinger Prix Culinaire International, with Michel Roux Jr as presidential judge for the third year running, and the UK panel already including Pascal...

Restaurant Eats Out: Nova Victoria

22-Jun-2017 - Restaurant magazine’s latest Eats Out events took place in Victoria’s recently opened Nova development, home to a mix of established brands and one-offs, including Hai Cenato, Aster, and Stoke House....

Applications open for TMRW Project's The Switch

21-Jun-2017 - Applications are now open for The Switch, the nationwide project that sees front-of-house staff swap places of work for up to a week.

Ten finalists revealed for National Chef of the Year 2018

21-Jun-2017 - The ten finalists in the National Chef of the Year 2018 contest have been revealed, and include Ben Champkin, Young National Chef of the Year 2013 and sous chef at...

Seven of eight finalists for Young National Chef of the Year 2018 named

21-Jun-2017 - Seven finalists of the Young National Chef of the Year 2018 competition have been named, after this year’s London and Sheffield heats, with just one more left to be revealed.

"It's bulls**t that all food in China is delicious": Andrew Wong's top six Chinese food myths

19-Jun-2017 - The well-regarded chef busts the most common myths and misconceptions about Chinese cooking and champions the importance of proper technique

Academy of Chocolate hails 2017 Bar winners and industry as "stronger than ever"

19-Jun-2017 - The Academy of Chocolate has announced its final round of winners - the 2017 Bar winners - with judges hailing the UK chocolate industry as "stronger than ever".