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The latest news and interviews from the movers and shakers in the industry, including appointments, promotions, insights and achievements.

Claude Bosi to exchange Hibiscus as part of international chef swap

17-Apr-2015 - Claude Bosi, chef patron at Hibiscus, will be exchanging his London restaurant for a new international destination as part of a chef swap. 

Shortlist for 2015 Craft Guild of Chefs Awards announced

17-Apr-2015 - The shortlist has been unveiled for the 2015 Craft Guild of Chefs Awards. 


Mark Sargeant on The Strand Dining Rooms and why you won't see his name above any restaurant door

17-Apr-2015 - Mark Sargeant, co-owner of Folkestone restaurants Rocksalt and The Smokehouse and the newly-opened Duke William pub, talks about his new role as chef director of The Strand Dining Rooms and...

Hospitality industry shamed over gender pay gap

16-Apr-2015 - Women working in the hospitality and catering sector were on average paid 18 per cent less than their male co-workers in 2014, according to research from

Kurobuta's Scott Hallsworth ends Ramusake partnership

16-Apr-2015 - Kurobuta chef-owner Scott Hallsworth has pulled out of his partnership with South Kensington membership club Ramusake.

The Truscott Cellar restaurant and wine bar opening in Belsize Park

16-Apr-2015 - The husband and wife team behind award-winning gastropub The Truscott Arms are opening a new wine bar and restaurant in Belsize Park.

Hospitality employers and staff encouraged to enter VQ Day vocational awards

16-Apr-2015 - Hospitality businesses are being encouraged to enter The VQ Employer of the Year Award 2015, which recognises the promotion of the value of vocational qualifications in the workplace.

Government must act on apprenticeships, says leading hotel director

15-Apr-2015 - A leading independent hotel group is calling on the government to increase its focus on apprenticeship schemes.


Entente Cordiale: Le Chabanais opening in Mayfair

15-Apr-2015 - The team behind Paris neo-bistrot Le Chateaubriand opens Le Chabanais in Mayfair this month, bringing new-wave French food to the capital.


Mark Sargeant: Duke William pub to be 'accessible to all'

15-Apr-2015 - Mark Sargeant is planning for his first pub - The Duke William - to be an accessible and welcoming environment where customers will be able to order 'simple pub food...

We grill challenges 'monotonous' London lunch market

14-Apr-2015 - A new fast-casual grilled skewers restaurant is hoping to break up what its owner calls the ‘monotonous’ salads and sandwich-centric London lunch market.

Sienna's Russell Brown to focus on consultancy following restaurant sale

14-Apr-2015 - Chef Russell Brown has said he will focus on running his consultancy Creative about Cuisine following the sale of his Michelin-starred restaurant Sienna at the end of this month.  

Consumers eating-out more but spending less

13-Apr-2015 - Consumer spending in restaurants rose 17 per cent year-on-year in first quarter of 2015, though average transaction values fell, according to the latest Barclaycard consumer spending report.

Employee of the month: How internal competitions help motivate staff

13-Apr-2015 - Internal competitions are a crucial tool to motivate staff within all levels of a business and can also be used to drive menu development and promote sales of certain items....


Shing Tat Chung of Bao London on turning a street food stall into a permanent restaurant

13-Apr-2015 - As one of the three founders of Taiwanese street food stall Bao, Shing Tat Chung has just turned restaurateur proper with the opening of a first permanent site on Soho's...

Marco Pierre White opening rooftop restaurant above 100-room Indigo Hotel development

10-Apr-2015 - Marco Pierre White is to open a rooftop Steakhouse Bar & Grill above a planned 100-room Indigo hotel in Cardiff city centre.

Shortage of skilled chefs and hospitality staff worsened in March

10-Apr-2015 - Staff shortages in the hotel and catering sector worsened in March 2015 with chefs singled out as remaining in demand, according to a monthly job report by The Recruitment and...

Nando's launches speaking menu for visually impaired and dyslexic diners

10-Apr-2015 - Nando’s has joined Carluccio's and Pret a Manger in partnering with the Good Food Talks app to make their menus more accessible to visually impaired and dyslexic customers.

Whitbread pledges 6,000 apprenticeships by 2020 and launches Costa training scheme

09-Apr-2015 - Whitbread will create 6,000 apprenticeships by 2020 and launch a new apprenticeship scheme for Costa, it was announced today (9 April).


Graham Long of The Chancery on the benefits of using seasonal produce

09-Apr-2015 - Graham Long joined The Chancery in London last year as executive chef. After a two-year stint working in Hong Kong, where much of the produce is imported, Long became passionate...

The Nestlé Professional Toque d'Or 2015 finals

09-Apr-2015 - Follow the challenges undertaken by the finalists of the Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or 2015 competition in our exclusive photo gallery

Simon Rimmer and Richard Johnson bring street food to The Grand National

08-Apr-2015 - Street food traders will be bringing sushi wraps, ‘untraditional’ fish and chips, and gourmet waffles to race-goers at the Crabbie’s Grand National this week (9-11 April).

Simon Hulstone takes over tea rooms in Torquay

08-Apr-2015 - Simon Hulstone, chef-owner of Michelin-starred Torquay restaurant The Elephant, has taken over Burridge's Cafe Tearooms in the seaside town. 

Restaurant start-up project The Kitchens to launch at Manchester's Spinningfields

07-Apr-2015 - New restaurant start-up venture The Kitchens will launch at Spinningfields in Manchester next month, giving six new food and drink entrepreneurs the chance to test their concepts out on the...

Hospitality named one of the most sociable industries to work in

07-Apr-2015 - The hospitality industry has been named as one of the most sociable industries to work in with almost half (49 per cent) of those surveyed saying they see colleagues socially...