The latest news and interviews from the movers and shakers in the industry, including appointments, promotions, insights and achievements.
06-May-2016 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has called on the new Scottish Government to dismiss plans for a controversial ‘bed tax’ on hotels.
06-May-2016 - The property developer turned restaurateur sold his four-strong pub business last year to concentrate on ambitious new-build projects in iconic London locations, of which the latest is the newly opened The Lighterman...
05-May-2016 - The Tate Modern is seeking 120 staff to work in five bars and restaurants as part of its new £260m extension.
05-May-2016 - Sommelier and restaurateur Xavier Rousset is set to open his first solo venture this month, a relaxed Mediterranean restaurant with a 250-strong wine list.
05-May-2016 - Michael O'Hare burst onto the scene a few years back with his Leeds restaurant The Man Behind the Curtain, followed last year by a barnstorming performance on BBC Two's Great...
05-May-2016 - Chef Jason Atherton is to open the Pig and Palm, his first restaurant in the Philippines, in his wife Irha’s hometown of Cebu.
05-May-2016 - Customers at Costa are being encouraged to pout for the camera with the launch of new 'selfie zones' in selected stores.
04-May-2016 - The Chestnut Group, the owner of the Packhorse Inn in Moulton and The Rupert Brooke in Grantchester, has launched an in-house training academy to help equip staff with the skills...
03-May-2016 - Trade Union Unite has urged the hospitality industry to ‘do the decent thing’ and accept that staff should take home 100 per cent of their tips.
03-May-2016 - Members of the industry have made tributes to 'vibrant, honourable and generous' Tim Bacon, chairman of Living Ventures Group, who died on Friday (29 April).
29-Apr-2016 - Accor is the latest hospitality firm to extend the National Living Wage (NLW) to all staff regardless of age.
29-Apr-2016 - Former National Chef of the Year Kevin Viner ran Michelin-starred Pennypots until 2000 and Viners in Cornwall until 2010. After a stint abroad he has returned to the UK as...
28-Apr-2016 - A documentary featuring the story of Alex Lewis, the fiancé of Lucy Townsend ‒ owner of Michelin-recommended pub the Greyhound on the Test in Stockbridge ‒ who suffered a quadruple...
27-Apr-2016 - The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts has announced 59 finalists for its 2016 Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE).
27-Apr-2016 - A gala event which saw chefs Ashley Palmer-Watts, Tom Kerridge and John Freeman cook dinner for 200 guests has raised £135k for international development charity Farm Africa.
26-Apr-2016 - Kopapa, Peter Gordon and Adam Wills' fusion restaurant in London's Seven Dials, is set to close its doors at the end of this week.
26-Apr-2016 - Restaurant chains including Zizzi, EAT and Café Nero have faced criticism for appearing to cut staff perks following the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW).
26-Apr-2016 - Chef Cyrus Todiwala's annual industry competition Zest Quest Asia has opened for entries giving students the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime culinary trip to Asia and hone their cooking skills.
26-Apr-2016 - Simon Hulstone is closing his upstairs Michelin-starred restaurant The Room at The Elephant in Torquay to create a more casual single-storey venue.
25-Apr-2016 - BrewDog is set to move forward with its plans to open a craft beer-themed hotel despite falling £6m short of its crowdfunding target.
25-Apr-2016 - MEATliquor has teamed up with St John owner Fergus Henderson to create a Brain Burger, which it will be selling to raise money for Parkinson’s research.
25-Apr-2016 - Michelin-starred chef Claude Bosi and his brother Cedric have bought The Swan Inn pub in Esher, Surrey, which they plan to open next month.
25-Apr-2016 - Pub chain Greene King has partnered with The Prince’s Trust to launch a scheme helping unemployed young people in to jobs in hospitality.
22-Apr-2016 - Michelin chef Kevin Viner is to fulfill a ‘lifelong dream’ by launching his first restaurant in Bournemouth.
22-Apr-2016 - Harry Cragoe, owner of The Gallivant restaurant with rooms in Camber, pays all his staff a minimum of £9 per hour and has launched the #toohiptotip campaign to ban service...