With an estimated 236,000 extra jobs expected to be created in hospitality by 2015 there has never been a greater need to find the right people to fill them. Recruiting the right staff, developing their skills and retaining them is essential for a successful business, so it is important to know how to do it. Read about the latest trends in recruitment, top tips from experts and more here.
18-Apr-2017 - The hospitality industry has welcomed the announcement of a general election on 8 June as a chance to challenge politicians on the issues facing restaurants, hotels and pubs.
18-Apr-2017 - A new "barista visa" could be introduced to ensure the UK’s restaurants, pubs and coffee shops do not struggle for staff after Brexit.
12-Apr-2017 - Two-Michelin starred chef Raymond Blanc has launched a chef scholarship programme in partnership with Ascot Racecourse, in the same year as Phil Howard joins the chef team.
11-Apr-2017 - Former Young National Chef of the Year (YNCOTY) winner Charles Smith has been appointed head chef at the Michelin-starred Lords of the Manor hotel and restaurant in the Cotswolds.
06-Apr-2017 - Pastry chef Claire Clark has confirmed she is to open a patisserie academy with Milton Keynes College.
30-Mar-2017 - Chef Ben Tish is to leave the Salt Yard restaurant group to pursue a new solo venture.
27-Mar-2017 - Pret A Manger has promised to pay teenagers on work experience its starting hourly rate following online criticism.
21-Mar-2017 - The industry’s hard-working front-of-house staff are to be celebrated on National Waiters’ Day on 16 May.
13-Mar-2017 - Marcus Wareing Restaurants has appointed Mark and Shauna Froydenlund as joint chef patrons at Marcus, at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge.
01-Mar-2017 - Chef Alain Roux, chef-patron at the three-Michelin-starred The Waterside Inn, has said the lack of female chefs applying to his family’s prestigious Roux Scholarship contest is “very disappointing”.
22-Feb-2017 - Brexit secretary David Davis has offered further hope to the hospitality industry by claiming the UK is not about to ‘shut the door’ on EU workers.
16-Feb-2017 - Hertfordshire’s Auberge du Lac has relaunched with a new team led by the chef who headed up the restaurant’s kitchen in the 1990s.
14-Feb-2017 - Nieves Barragán Mohacho, head chef of Barrafina since its launch nine years ago, is leaving the group at the end of the month to open her own restaurant.
10-Feb-2017 - Kim Woodward has been appointed executive chef of Skylon, D&D London’s modern European restaurant within Royal Festival Hotel.
07-Feb-2017 - More than 43,000 restaurants and catering businesses across England could be affected when a law to make it compulsory for places that serve or sell food to display their food...
06-Feb-2017 - The Soil Association has launched its Organic Served Here certification scheme across the UK to allow restaurants to promote their use of organic produce.
03-Feb-2017 - The government has sent a positive signal to the hospitality industry by setting out plans to allow EU nationals currently living in the UK to be able to legally remain...
03-Feb-2017 - Simon Addison has been named head chef at the Dining Room at the five-star Chewton Glen hotel in Hampshire.
25-Jan-2017 - In the latest in our Chefs' Secrets of Success series, we caught up with Ashley Palmer-Watts, executive group chef of Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. He talks advice to young chefs, learning the basics,...
19-Jan-2017 - Vivek Singh, executive chef at The Cinnamon Collection, has launched a chef de partie training programme across the group’s four London restaurants.
11-Jan-2017 - The 10 most bizarre excuses for not paying staff minimum wage have been revealed by the Government, as it launches a £1.7m campaign to ensure workers know how much they...
05-Jan-2017 - Over half of British diners are unsure whether to leave a tip in restaurants in case it is not passed on to waiting staff, according a study by AA Hotel...
04-Jan-2017 - Restaurant workers at Harrods are calling on the store to allow staff to vote on who distributes their tips in the latest row over the use of service charges.
20-Dec-2016 - The UK’s top hoteliers are being invited to apply to join the Master Innholders in 2017.
15-Dec-2016 - Currently more than two-fifths (43 per cent) of workers in the restaurant, QSR, hotel and pub sectors in the UK are foreign nationals, according to latest figures from Fourth Analytics.