The latest news and interviews from the movers and shakers in the industry, including appointments, promotions, insights and achievements.
05-Feb-2016 - Culinary legend Albert Roux, his son Michel Roux Jr and granddaughter Emily are to open two new Scottish restaurants in early 2016.
05-Feb-2016 - Theo Randall at the InterContinental Hotel re-opens later this month with a shiny new dining room. Its chef talks about the perils of removing dishes from his menu, collaborating with Azzurri Group...
04-Feb-2016 - Businesses in the hospitality sector are being advised to make their recruitment process more ‘youth friendly’ to help safeguard the industry’s future workforce after a survey of 18-24-year-olds found they...
04-Feb-2016 - Gareth Bowen has been appointed executive chef at the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard.
03-Feb-2016 - His street food markets will attract more than one million visitors this year and his latest business, London Union, is backed by Jamie and Nigella. Now Jonathan Downey has his...
03-Feb-2016 - Former Great British Menu winner James Durrant has been appointed executive head chef at Bluebird Chelsea after closing his pub The Plough Inn in Hampshire in December.
03-Feb-2016 - Simon Hulstone has revealed some of the Michelin-starred names taking part in the upcoming guest chef series at his restaurant The Elephant in Torquay this year.
02-Feb-2016 - Pub and bar operator, Stars Pubs & Bars, has opened a training pub in Arnold Nottingham, which will provide on-site training for Star Personnel and prospective licensees once it is...
01-Feb-2016 - Gordon Ramsay has both gained and lost a star in this year’s French Michelin Guide, which saw 54 new stars awarded overall.
01-Feb-2016 - Young people in Liverpool are to take part in a Visitor Economy Week designed to tackle skills shortages in the city’s booming hospitality sector.
01-Feb-2016 - A chef who previously worked at acclaimed London eatery Duck & Waffle has taken on the role of head chef at new Fuller’s pub the Sail Loft, Greenwich.
29-Jan-2016 - Chris Knights, group executive chef at Young's Pubs and Geronimo Inns, launched Young's Chef Academy last year. He feels strongly that developing and recognising chefs within the company will help...
28-Jan-2016 - Asian restaurant group Bar Soba is to pay its staff the National Living Wage two months early in order to support its ‘relentless’ expansion plans.
27-Jan-2016 - The line that has been drawn between pubs and restaurants is blurring as restaurateurs are being priced out of London and pushed into pub operations, according to Michelin-starred chef, restaurateur...
27-Jan-2016 - Ex-Hedone head chef Lee Skeet is to open a pop-up restaurant in London inspired by his coastal Devon roots and experience working in Michelin-starred kitchens.
26-Jan-2016 - Mikael Jonsson – chef-owner at Hedone – has left his consultancy role at Antidote Wine Bar & Restaurant after two years.
25-Jan-2016 - Chefs Jason Atherton and Tom Kerridge and restaurateurs Russell Norman and Alan Yau are among those who have made it onto this year's Debrett's 500, the specialist publisher's annual list...
22-Jan-2016 - Glynn Purnell is to star in Come Dine with Me Champion of Champions, it has been announced.
22-Jan-2016 - Canadian chef Jane Tran has gone from working at Bar Boulud to a role as executive chef at tech start-up EatFirst – which home-delivers restaurant-quality meals within minutes.
21-Jan-2016 - BigHospitality rounds up the biggest appointments in the industry including new faces at Caprice, Admiral Taverns and Hampton by Hilton.
20-Jan-2016 - Japan is launching a certification scheme for chefs working at Japanese restaurants worldwide in a bid to improve the standard of food on offer.
19-Jan-2016 - The Gallivant restaurant with rooms in Camber has scrapped its service charge and announced plans to share company profits with staff at the end of the financial year.
18-Jan-2016 - Catering staff trade union GMB is to meet with MPs to discuss ‘unfair tipping policies’ at Turtle Bay and other high street restaurants.
15-Jan-2016 - Andrew Fairlie – chef at the eponymous two Michelin-starred restaurant at Gleneagles - has backed calls for a tax on sugary drinks in Scotland.
15-Jan-2016 - A fast-track chef training programme is being launched in Newcastle to avert an impending skills crisis in the booming North East restaurant industry.