Events & Awards

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

Dandelyan’s Iain Griffiths on building a bar in 24 hours and predicting the next big spirit

02-Oct-2015 - Iain Griffiths is business manager at Mr Lyan, Ryan Chetiyawardana’s bar and drinks company, and bartender at Dandelyan. He is also part of the London team competing in Bacardi Brown...


Happy Halloween: Premier Foodservice helps restaurants get off to a spooky start

29-Sep-2015 - Premier Foodservice is helping restaurant and pub chefs get off to a spooky start this Halloween with the launch of its Winter Warmers calendar. 

Sat Bains and Michel Roux Jr among chef line-up at The Restaurant Show 2015

28-Sep-2015 - Sat Bains, Michel Roux Jr and Raymond Blanc are some of the big named chefs who will be sharing some of their trade secrets at The Restaurant Show next week...

Chefs raise £45k at Action Against Hunger Global Gastronomy event

24-Sep-2015 - Chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin, Richard Corrigan, José Pizarro and Hameed Farook have helped raise £45k for Action Against Hunger by cooking at and hosting the charity's annual Global Gastronomy...

National Chef of the Year 2015 finalists

24-Sep-2015 - These are the finalists for the National Chef of the Year competition which will be held at the Restaurant Show on Tuesday 6 October.

Young National Chef of the Year 2015 finalists

24-Sep-2015 - These are the finalists for the Young National Chef of the Year competition which will take place at The Restaurant Show, London Olympia, on Tuesday 6 October.

Political support builds for Cut Tourism VAT campaign

22-Sep-2015 - Political support for Cut Tourism VAT's campaign to reduce VAT on domestic tourism from 20 per cent to 5 per cent is growing with The Liberal Democrats becoming the first...

Restaurant Manager of the Year competition open for entries

21-Sep-2015 - The 2015 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year competition is open for entries.

Top chefs and restaurateurs to inspire young job seekers at Big Hospitality Conversation

21-Sep-2015 - Chefs Mark Sargeant, Phil Howard, Gary Lee and Adam Byatt are among those attending the British Hospitality Association's (BHA) Big Hospitality Conversation in London today (Monday) where they will aim...

Michelin Guide 2016: Chefs react to new stars

17-Sep-2015 - Following Michelin UK’s surprise early announcement upgrading two new restaurants to Two Star status, and awarding 15 new restaurants their first star, BigHospitality caught up with some of the newly...

Michelin 2016: Birmingham shines while Manchester misses out (again)

17-Sep-2015 - Birmingham has become the city holding the most Michelin-starred restaurants outside of London while Manchester has failed to earn itself a star for another year.

Michelin Guide editor: “How do you get a Michelin star? Don’t cook for us”

17-Sep-2015 - Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland editor Rebecca Burr’s advice to chefs disappointed at not gaining a Michelin star for their restaurant this year is 'not to cook for Michelin'. ...

Michelin Bib Gourmand 2016: Awards for Nuno Mendes and Tom Kerridge

16-Sep-2015 - Nuno Mendes and Tom Kerridge are among chefs whose restaurants have been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand for the first time.

Michelin Guide 2016: New Stars for Lyles, Araki and The Man Behind The Curtain

16-Sep-2015 - The Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland 2016 has awarded Two Stars to Japanese restaurants Araki and Umu, in a year that saw Lyle’s and The Man Behind the...

Parliamentary event to highlight importance of hospitality to the economy

16-Sep-2015 - A reception is being held at Parliament today (Wednesday) to highlight the importance of the hospitality and tourism industries to the British economy. 

NCOTY 2014 winner Russell Bateman to cook at Selfridges as part of store's food showcase

15-Sep-2015 - Collette's at the Grove head chef Russell Bateman, winner of last year's National Chef of the Year (NCOTY) competition, is one of four chefs taking part in a series of...

Bocuse d'Or 2017: Christian Grebenstein of The Ritz London wins UK final

14-Sep-2015 - Christian Grebenstein, executive sous chef at The Ritz London, has been chosen to represent the UK at the European qualifying for the 2017 Bocuse d'Or.

Great British Pub Awards 2015: Winners crowned

10-Sep-2015 - The Shibden Mill Inn in Halifax, West Yorkshire has been crowned the Sky Great British Pub of the Year 2015.

AHC 2015: Communicating and connecting ‘important for hoteliers’

10-Sep-2015 - The importance of communicating and connecting with hotel guests before, during and after their stay will be the main theme of this year’s Annual Hotel Conference (AHC). 

D&D London to launch new events and catering company with Lena Björck

10-Sep-2015 - D&D London has launched a new events and outside catering business in partnership with Lena Björck, the founder of catering business Inn or Out.

Young chefs named ones to watch at Craft Guild of Chefs Graduate Awards

07-Sep-2015 - The Craft Guild of Chefs named five ‘exceptional’ young UK chefs as ones to watch at its annual Graduate Awards at the Lancaster London hotel on Friday.

Good Pub Guide 2016: Horse & Groom at Bourton-on-the-Hill wins Pub of the Year

03-Sep-2015 - The Horse & Groom at Bourton-on-the-Hill in Gloucestershire has been named the Good Pub Guide's 2016 Pub of the Year. 

The Gold Service Scholarship returns for 2016

02-Sep-2015 - The annual Gold Service Scholarship has announced that it is accepting entries for the 2016 competition.

AA announces shortlists ahead of AA Hospitality Awards 2015

01-Sep-2015 - The AA has revealed the shortlists for four categories ahead of its AA Hospitality Awards 2015 which take place on 5 October.   

Conflict Café: Peace promoting pop-up restaurant returns to London

26-Aug-2015 - Conflict Café, a pop-up restaurant which promotes peace through food will return to London next month with chefs from Honey & Co and Tas Restaurant Group among those cooking for guests....

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