The latest news and interviews from the movers and shakers in the industry, including appointments, promotions, insights and achievements.
09-Oct-2015 - Former Pearl executive chef Jun Tanaka is to launch his first solo restaurant - The Ninth - on London’s Charlotte Street in November.
09-Oct-2015 - M Restaurants founder Martin Williams has criticised the ‘terrible’ treatment of customers at popular restaurants in London.
09-Oct-2015 - Noble Inns executive chef Neil Rankin says the company is on the cusp of securing a new site for its barbecue restaurant brand Smokehouse.
09-Oct-2015 - Smash-hit east London residency Som Saa closes this month, but Thai food specialist Andy Oliver and his partners have already reached their crowdfunding target for their first permanent restaurant, also...
08-Oct-2015 - The next generation of chefs has a responsibility to ensure future restaurants improve sustainability standards, chef and campaigner Arthur Potts Dawson has warned.
08-Oct-2015 - Hoxton Pony founder Gerry Calabrese will open a new bar and restaurant - Wringer & Mangle - in East London next month.
08-Oct-2015 - Searcys has announced that Urban Coterie, a new restaurant concept in collaboration with Anthony Demetre, will open in east London’s M by Montcalm Hotel on 5 November.
08-Oct-2015 - Mark Sargeant has set his sights on running a group of new pubs across Kent.
08-Oct-2015 - Michael Caines is to leave Gidleigh Park in Chagford Devon after 21 years to pursue his business ventures in Devon, Shropshire, Wales and Abu Dhabi.
07-Oct-2015 - Danny Hoang, a commis chef at Colette's at The Grove Hotel in Watford has been named Young National Chef of the Year 2016.
06-Oct-2015 - Larry Jayasekara, a senior sous chef at the Gordon Ramsay Group, has won National Chef of the Year 2016.
06-Oct-2015 - Daniel Clifford was named AA Chefs’ Chef of the Year 2015 at the annual AA Hospitality Awards last night.
05-Oct-2015 - Five Guys UK has become the latest chain to raise staff salaries ahead of the introduction of the National Living Wage next April.
05-Oct-2015 - Florian Poirot, a York-based patissier, has been announced the winner of the third UK Pastry Open.
02-Oct-2015 - Clare Smyth is leaving her role as chef patron at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay to open her own standalone London restaurant with the backing of the celebrity chef.
02-Oct-2015 - A government levy designed to boost the number of apprenticeships on offer could lower the quality of training programmes, employers warned today.
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...
01-Oct-2015 - Alain Ducasse Education Research & Consulting, the consultancy firm set up by the first chef to own restaurants carrying three Michelin Stars in three cities, is to advise the Casual...
01-Oct-2015 - Hospitality businesses have been warned they could face fines of up to £20,000 per employee for failing to pay staff the new national minimum wage rate - which comes in...
01-Oct-2015 - FOLD a new Vietnamese restaurant and bar which will specialise in serving foldable food and rice paper dishes is set to open on London's Brick Lane later this month.
30-Sep-2015 - D&D London's Thameside restaurant Le Pont de La Tour re-opened its doors this week after a two month refurbishment and BigHospitality was one of the first to see it. ...
30-Sep-2015 - Westbury Street Holdings (WSH), the owner of Searcys, BaxterStorey and Beungo, has set up a dedicated restaurants division to support high-profile chefs in launching new ventures.
29-Sep-2015 - Mark Hix will open a standalone Mark's Bar within The Old Vic theatre next month.
29-Sep-2015 - "Classics never die,” National Chef of the Year and Le Pont de la Tour’s new head chef, Frederick Forster, tells BigHospitality as he demonstrates how to make his Lobster Thermidor...
28-Sep-2015 - The chef shortage problem could be eased temporarily by relaxing Britain's immigration laws to allow a 'freer movement of chef talent' around the globe, the director of hospitality recruitment company...