Events & Awards

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

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.

The must-attend on-trade drinks show is back

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

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". 

Alastair Storey and chef Tommy Miah given OBEs

19-Jun-2017 - Alastair Storey and chef Tommy Miah have been awarded OBEs in the Queen’s 2017 Birthday Honours.

Stephen Harris on The Sportsman winning National Restaurant of the Year

16-Jun-2017 - Stephen Harris' self-proclaimed 'grotty' gastropub The Sportsman was named the UK's best restaurant for the second year in a row at the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards this week (12 June).

Adam Simmonds to hold ‘pay what you like’ dinner for Grenfell Tower

16-Jun-2017 - Chef Adam Simmonds is the latest chef to help the residents of stricken London tower block Grenfell Tower, with a ‘pay what you want’ dinner at his Test Kitchen restaurant...

Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2017: The top Asian winners

16-Jun-2017 - This year's award winners featured an unmistakable rise of new wave Asian restaurants, from A. Wong to Som Saa to Gunpowder. We round up the best

Marcus Wareing director Chantelle Nicholson calls for Grenfell Tower donations

14-Jun-2017 - The Marcus, Tredwells and Gilbert Scott restaurants, from the Marcus Wareing Restaurants group, have called for donations for those affected by the North Kensington Grenfell Tower fire.

The Estrella Damm National Restaurant Award Winners: In pictures

13-Jun-2017 - From The Sportsman in Kent taking the top spot AND Gastropub of the Year, to Elizabeth Haigh picking up Chef to Watch, Jason Atherton winning Restaurateur, and the winners of...

The Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2017: As it happened

13-Jun-2017 - The Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2017 took place at the Hurlingham Club on Monday night, with attendees spanning a who’s who of the industry. We look back at the...

Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2017: The red carpet

13-Jun-2017 - Restaurant magazine rolled out the red carpet (sort of) for the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards last night (12 June). We caught some of the high-profile arrivals on their way in.

National Restaurant Awards 2017: The Sportsman once again named UK's best

12-Jun-2017 - The Sportsman in Kent has once again been named the UK’s best restaurant in the 2017 Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards. 

Countdown begins to Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards

12-Jun-2017 - There are just a few hours to go until Restaurant magazine announces the winners of the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2017.

Michelin star studded Chef Stagiaire Awards 2017 names semi-finalists

09-Jun-2017 - The 10 young semi-finalists in the 2017 Chef Stagiaire Awards have been revealed, including chefs from Lucknam Park, Hampton Manor, and Stoke Park. 

S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 announces UK semi-finalists

08-Jun-2017 - The UK and Ireland semi-finalists for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 have been announced.

The Oystermen pop-up opens permanent site with former Café Murano chef

07-Jun-2017 - Seafood pop-up The Oystermen is to open its first permanent site, The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen, in Covent Garden this July, with former Café Murano chef Alex Povall in charge. ...

BHA boss criticises political 'bidding war' over minimum wage

07-Jun-2017 - The chairman of the British Hospitality Association (BHA) has criticised politicians' plans to raise the minimum wage without considering the impact on businesses.

Croquetas Challenge 2017 calls for professional chef entries

07-Jun-2017 - The second annual Croquetas Challenge at Soho restaurant Ember Yard is calling for entries from professional chefs.

Future of hospitality in the spotlight in new BHA and ITN news show

06-Jun-2017 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has helped to create a news and current affairs-style TV programme that explores the future of the hospitality industry.