Events & Awards

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

L’Enclume, Fat Duck and Gordon Ramsay make Good Food Guide history

27-Aug-2014 - The restaurants scored a 10 out of 10 in Waitrose’s yearly publication – the first time in 15 years that three restaurants got the top mark.

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Restaurant Magazine to host Development Chef Food Forum

26-Aug-2014 - BigHospitality’s sister publication Restaurant Magazine will host a new event for the UK’s multi-site chefs at Westminster Kingsway College in October.

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The Boutique Bar Show comes to London

26-Aug-2014 - The seventh edition of the Boutique Bar Show in London will be taking place at The Grand Hall St Pancras from 16 to 17 September. 

Pestaurant brings bug-based menu back to London

20-Aug-2014 - Pest control provider Rentokil is bringing its ‘Pestaurant’ pop-up back to London on 21 August.

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Digital Innovation Forum 2014 line-up revealed

18-Aug-2014 - Experts from Twitter and TripAdvisor will join hospitality operators and marketing professionals for a day of debate and discussion at the third annual Digital Innovation Forum, taking place at London’s Soho Hotel on 16 September.

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UK Restaurant Manager of the Year calls for entries

14-Aug-2014 - The Academy of Food and Wine Service is calling for entries for the UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2014.

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Entries open for Young Highland Chef 2014

13-Aug-2014 - This year’s Young Highland Chef competition has opened, with cooks aged between 18 and 30 from Scotland’s Highlands and Islands being invited to enter by 31 August. 

National Fish & Chips Award nominees announced

12-Aug-2014 - Seafish has revealed the names of the UK’s top 60 fish and chip shops, which are now running for the title of Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year as part of the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Harrods launches Michelin-starred pop-up concept

11-Aug-2014 - Luxury department store Harrods is launching a five-month pop-up event, hosting a different Italian Michelin-starred restaurant each month from September, and is looking at renewing the concept with British chefs in the future.

Great British Pub Awards finalists revealed

11-Aug-2014 - Judges have revealed the names of 100 regional winners that will be running for the finals of the Great British Pub Awards, taking place in London on 11 September.

Independent Hotel Show announces award nominees

08-Aug-2014 - Now in its third year, the Independent Hotel Show has announced shortlisted nominees for its two awards. opens nominations for Best Kept Secret Awards 2014

06-Aug-2014 - Hotels bookings website is once again seeking the hotel sector’s ‘hidden gems’ through its annual Best Kept Secret Awards.

Registration is live for the Independent Hotel Show 2014

30-Jul-2014 - This year’s show will be running at London Olympia’s West Hall from 21 to 22 October, a key event for independent hoteliers and professionals involved with the industry. 

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Chefs tackle hunger in charity football tournament

30-Jul-2014 - Sixteen teams from the restaurant industry managed to raise over £2,700 for Farm Africa through a football tournament last Sunday in Birmingham.

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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 

#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.

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