Events & Awards

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

BHA: Hospitality must have 'seat at the table' for post-Brexit negotiations

24-Jun-2016 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has said it will use its Summit on Monday (27 June) to create a plan to secure the industry’s future following the Brexit vote.


Isaac McHale of The Clove Club on making The World's 50 Best Restaurants list

24-Jun-2016 - Last week The Clove Club in Shoreditch was awarded the Highest New Entry in the The World's 50 Best Restaurants list, making its debut at number 26. Chef Isaac McHale,...

Springboard Awards of Excellence 2016 open for hospitality entries

23-Jun-2016 - Industry charity Springboard is calling for entries to its 2016 Awards for Excellence, which celebrate the achievements of organisations and individuals across the sector.

National Chef of the Year 2017: 10 finalists revealed

23-Jun-2016 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has named the 10 chefs making it through to the final of the National Chef of the Year (NCOTY) 2017 competition. 

George Kataras of M named the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016

22-Jun-2016 - The S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 has been announced as George Kataras from M Threadneedle Street, London, who will now go on to represent the UK and Ireland in the final.

Council allows Bunga Bunga to keep Euro 2016 colours

22-Jun-2016 - Wandsworth council in south London has allowed the Bunga Bunga bar in Battersea to keep its outside walls painted with garish Euros-themed colours.

People on the Move in Hospitality: June 2016

21-Jun-2016 - This month's round-up features a number of significant moves, including new general managers at London's St Pancras Renaissance hotel and at Tylney Hall in Hampshire, and CFO at The Restaurant...

Pub Skills Summit to tackle industry's retention, recruitment and skills challenges

21-Jun-2016 - An event designed to help the pub sector tackle the challenges associated with recruitment, retention and skills is being held in London next month. 

US singer Kelis to open restaurant pop-up with burger brand Le Bun

21-Jun-2016 - American singer-turned-cook Kelis is to open a pop-up restaurant concept at London boutique hotel Leicester House, focusing on South American street food.

No hospitality consensus on Brexit’s effect on staff, say polls

17-Jun-2016 - There is still no consensus among hospitality operators on the Brexit debate, according to two surveys released today, with polls disagreeing over its potential impact on recruitment.

GBK offers free bacon and avocado burgers to celebrate new emoji symbols

16-Jun-2016 - High-street burger chain Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) has created a new avocado and bacon burger to celebrate the release of the new bacon and avocado keyboard “emojis”.

What's on at Imbibe Live 2016

15-Jun-2016 - Imbibe Live, the trade show dedicated to bartenders, sommeliers, and anyone responsible for sourcing, buying and serving drinks in hospitality is returning with a host of top names from the...

BBC Bake Off contestant Martha to be Wimbledon afternoon tea consultant

15-Jun-2016 - The youngest ever BBC Great British Bake Off contestant, Martha Collison, is to be the official afternoon tea advisor at The Championships at Wimbledon, alongside food designed by the Roux...

Owning your customer: Why the hotel sector can learn from retail

14-Jun-2016 - The hotel sector could benefit from acting more like retail by better tailoring offers and services to guests' likes and purchasing behaviours.

IN PICTURES: The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016

14-Jun-2016 - The much-anticipated World’s 50 Best Restaurants list was announced at the Cipriani Ballroom in New York on 13 June, as hundreds of the great and the good in global culinary...

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016: Osteria Francescana takes the top spot

14-Jun-2016 - Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy has taken the title of World's Best Restaurant for the first time.

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016: Joy for The Clove Club but Heston takes a hit

14-Jun-2016 - The UK had a mixed night at this year’s Worlds 50 Best Restaurants awards, with The Clove Club in Shoreditch entering the top 50 list for the first time while...

The World’s 50 Best will travel to Australia in 2017

13-Jun-2016 - Ahead of tonight’s big reveal of The World’s Best Restaurants 2016 list at The Cipriani Wall Street in New York, we can announce that next year’s ceremony will take place...

The Three Chimneys founder and HIT Training exec chairman on Queen's 90th Birthday Honours List

13-Jun-2016 - Shirley Spear, the founder of Isle of Skye restaurant The Three Chimneys and John Hyde, executive training of hospitality training provider HIT Training are among those receiving honours in the...

Stanbrook Abbey hotel to serve afternoon tea all day (and night)

08-Jun-2016 - Stanbrook Abbey hotel in Worcestershire is running a 12 hour afternoon tea service later this month to mark National Cream Tea Day.

Ducasse and Kerridge to collaborate in one-off lunch

08-Jun-2016 - Michelin-starred chefs Alain Ducasse and Tom Kerridge are to collaborate in the first ever joint one-off lunch at Kerridge’s flagship Marlow pub, The Hand & Flowers, on 3 July.

Cornish couple win BII Licensee of the Year 2016

08-Jun-2016 - Rob and Lucy Brewer from the Rashleigh Arms in Charlestown, Cornwall, have been named as the British Institute of Innkeeping’s (BII) 2016 Licensee of the Year.

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2016: 100-51 list announced

07-Jun-2016 - The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has announced the list of restaurants ranked 51st-100th in 2016, ahead of the annual awards ceremony on 13 June.

Shop assistant wins Le Cordon Bleu Scholarship 2016

06-Jun-2016 - Keiron George Murphy has been announced as the winner of Le Cordon Bleu London UK Scholarship Award 2016. 

National Business Lunch Week launched to help boost business dining

03-Jun-2016 - Online restaurant reservation platform Bookatable has launched National Business Lunch Week this June to help address what it calls the “death” of lunchtime business dining. The new week will also aim...