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Academy of Chocolate Awards 2017 receives record number of entries

30-Mar-2017 - The Academy of Chocolate Awards has received almost double the entries for 2017 as it did for the 2016 competition, as it confirms pastry chef Sarah Hartnett as new chair of judges.

Expedia to expand loyalty scheme to UK website

22-Nov-2016 - Travel website Expedia is launching its loyalty programme Expedia + in the UK next month to encourage users to book through the site and gain points in exchange for exclusive offers, discounts and...


Six food and drink trends to watch in 2017

11-Nov-2016 - The food and drink product trends set to make an impact over the coming year have been revealed with ancient grains, plant-based products and calming ingredients predicted to make it...

Introducing the Chefs’ Choice Awards

26-Oct-2016 - Calling all foodservice companies: the new Chefs’ Choice Awards are your chance to show the restaurant industry that you are best in class. 

Spending on eating out rises but transaction spend falls

30-Sep-2016 - Consumers are spending more on takeaway services ‒ including Deliveroo and Hello Fresh ‒ and eating out more frequently overall, although average transaction value has fallen across casual dining and...

Where to find inspiration at The Restaurant Show 2016

15-Sep-2016 - This year’s Restaurant Show is all about inspiring you and your business to be the best. We’ve delved into the programme ahead of the event and dug out our top...

Amazon launches one­-hour restaurant delivery service in the UK

07-Sep-2016 - Amazon Restaurants has officially announced it will allow its Prime members in certain postcodes across London, to order food from selected restaurants for free delivery within an hour.

Late-night restaurant delivery service Feast HQ builds hotel offering

30-Aug-2016 - The founder of a late night food delivery service is targeting hotels to help them offer quality room service without running their kitchens after 11pm.

Mexican cheese and edible insects at this year's Speciality and Fine Food Fair

22-Aug-2016 - A Mexican cheese, edible insects and a riddled beer are among the products available to try and source at this year's Speciality and Fine Food Fair. 

Edible insects: Why chefs should embrace 'nature's best kept secret'

29-Apr-2016 - The owners of a new business selling edible insects in the UK are encouraging chefs to embrace one of ‘natures best kept secrets’ and add them to their dishes.

Montcalm hotels launches free Handy smartphone for guests

15-Apr-2016 - The Montcalm London Marble Arch has become the first hotel in Europe to launch Handy - a free smartphone service for guests.


OpenTable app launches 'lickable' food pictures

01-Apr-2016 - Online restaurant reservations provider OpenTable has unveiled new 'lickable' technology which allows diners to taste dishes from their favourite restaurants.

Confusion surrounds 'craft' term when applied to drinks, report finds

16-Mar-2016 - Confusion still surrounds the term 'craft' when applied to drinks despite more people drinking independently brewed beers than ever before.

Restaurant names 2016 Chefs’ Choice Awards winners

06-Jan-2016 - Restaurant magazine has announced the results of its annual Chefs’ Choice Awards, which throw a spotlight on the hospitality sector’s best products, suppliers, brands and equipment.

McDonald's to pilot premium burger range

04-Nov-2015 - McDonald's is to pilot a range of premium beef burgers which it has created in consultation with a team of chefs, including those working in Michelin-starred restaurants.

Votes open for Chefs' Choice Awards 2016

02-Nov-2015 - Chefs are being urged to vote for their favourite products in the Chefs' Choice Awards 2016 for the chance to win a meal in a top restaurant.

Michelin-starred restaurant delivery service to launch

30-Jul-2015 - A new service delivering food and wine direct from London's Michelin-starred restaurants will launch in London in September. 

What's on at Imbibe Live 2015

16-Jun-2015 - Imbibe Live, the annual exhibition for anyone who sources, buys or serves drinks in the licensed on-trade is back. Here's our round-up of what's on at this year's show.

Yotel intalls biometric systems to record staff attendance

30-Apr-2015 - Hotel group Yotel has installed automated biometric systems to record the attendance of staff at three of its airport hotels which it says will enable its general managers to better...

IHG adopts 'revolutionary' cloud-based community model for hotel reservations

29-Apr-2015 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is working with travel technology company Amadeus on the development of a new cloud-based reservation system that it says will 'revolutionise the technological foundations of the...

What you need to know about craft cider

28-Apr-2015 - Like beer, cider is getting crafty. BigHospitality looks at what craft cider is all about and the opportunities it presents for pubs, restaurants and hotels. 

Triptease launches widget to help hoteliers boost direct bookings

16-Apr-2015 - Travel start-up Triptease says the launch of its new Price Check widget is helping hotels battle the power of OTAs because it can boost the number of direct bookings they...

Smart-meter saves hospitality industry £1m in food waste

23-Mar-2015 - A smart-meter that helps chefs measure and manage food waste has saved hospitality caterers an estimated combined total of £1m, the manufacturer has claimed.

IFE 2015 Preview: 23 British chefs to demonstrate culinary expertise

18-Mar-2015 - Alyn Williams, Adam Smith and Alan Bird are among the 23 British chefs demonstrating their skills and providing inspiration to others at this year's International Food and Drink Event (IFE).

Starwood Hotels partner with Uber to launch mobile loyalty scheme

27-Feb-2015 - Starwood Hotels and Resorts have launched a new digital partnership with Uber.