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

Prezzo staff win National Waiters' Day race

21-Oct-2016 - Front-of-house staff took part in races across the country yesterday as part of the National Waiters' Day celebrations.

Pastry Team UK aims for the podium as it gears up for Lyon 2017

21-Oct-2016 - Pastry Team UK has renewed its intention to aim for a podium place at the 2017 Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie at the Lyon Sirha exhibition in January.

Perilla's founders on opening their first permanent restaurant

21-Oct-2016 - Following a series of sell-out London residencies, chef Ben Marks (ex-Noma and The Square) and front-of-house Matt Emmerson (Polpo) are opening their first permanent restaurant Perilla in Newington Green next...

Hourly hospitality pay outstripping minimum wage

21-Oct-2016 - Hourly pay for UK hospitality workers is already significantly outstripping new legal minimum wage thresholds, research by Fourth Analytics has revealed.

Jason Atherton to open second restaurant with Restaurant Associates

20-Oct-2016 - Jason Atherton's restaurant company The Social Company is to open its second London restaurant with Restaurant Associates.

Rajesh Suri to launch Grand Trunk Road restaurant

20-Oct-2016 - The former director of London’s Michelin-starred Tamarind Collection is to open a new Indian restaurant in the capital next month.

People on the Move in Hospitality: October 2016

20-Oct-2016 - October has seen a number of high profile appointments across the hospitality sector, including new food and beverage directors at Macdonald Hotels and Fairmont St Andrews and general managers at...

Secrets of Success

Chefs' Secrets of Success: Theo Randall

18-Oct-2016 - In the first of a series of videos on tips for success, we caught up with Theo Randall, former River Cafe star, champion of Italian produce, and chef at London's...

Head waitresses earn 20% less than men

18-Oct-2016 - Women dominate front of house roles, but their salaries are still lagging behind men, analysis from The Change Group has revealed.

Karl Lagerfeld to create international hospitality brand

17-Oct-2016 - Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has announced plans to expand his global business into hospitality with the creation of brand Karl Lagerfeld Hotels & Resorts. 

Details for The World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2017 revealed

17-Oct-2016 - Next year's World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards will be held on 5 April in Melbourne, Australia, it has been revealed.  

Futureproof your hotel: Industry experts share their top tips

14-Oct-2016 - The ‘pace of change’ is moving at its fastest ever rate, according to Danny Pecorelli, managing director of Exclusive Hotels and Venues and, like it or not, the hotel sector...

Simon Rogan parts ways with The French three years into five-year contract

14-Oct-2016 - Two-Michelin-starred chef Simon Rogan is to part ways with 312-bedroom The Midland Hotel three years into his five-year contract, effective at the end of October.

Small Talk

Oliver Heywood on the future of Flat Cap Hotels

14-Oct-2016 - The North West-based hotel group – inspired by openings such as design-led The Pig, Firmdale Hotels, and The Hoxton ‒ first opened as the restaurant The Vicarage Freehouse in 2014,...

Living Ventures apprenticeships to tackle skills shortage

13-Oct-2016 - Living Ventures is teaming up with The City of Liverpool College to introduce a chef academy running apprenticeships for young people.

Clove Club trio to launch second London restaurant

12-Oct-2016 - The team behind The Clove Club have announced plans to open their second London restaurant next month.

Yummy Pub Co launches Chef Academy

12-Oct-2016 - The Yummy Pub Company has launched a Chef Academy aiming to recruit new talent from a variety of backgrounds.

The Restaurant Show 2016: This year’s round up

11-Oct-2016 - Held over three busy days at London Olympia, this year’s Restaurant Show 2016 technically housed not one, but four separate shows under one roof.

Front-of-house focus: The new order of service

10-Oct-2016 - Restaurant has put seven very different top-end restaurant service styles under the microscope to see what makes today’s dining rooms tick.

Sethi family to launch first Deliveroo-only restaurant

07-Oct-2016 - The siblings behind Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Gymkhana are set to reinvent the takeaway by launching the first Deliveroo-only brand.

Gino D'Acampo to open Leeds restaurant

07-Oct-2016 - Italian chef Gino D’Acampo is to open a new restaurant in Leeds later this year.

Vivek Singh to launch Cinnamon Bazaar in Covent Garden

07-Oct-2016 - The Cinnamon Collection, the Indian restaurant group headed up by chef Vivek Singh, is to launch a new concept Cinnamon Bazaar in Covent Garden next month.

Young National Chef winners: Industry must help new talent

07-Oct-2016 - Some of the UK’s best young chefs have called on the restaurant industry to offer better support to help new talent.

Chef Luke Tipping on the revamped Simpsons

07-Oct-2016 - Birmingham stalwart Simpsons last month hosted its inaugural Eureka evening, which sees its chef director Luke Tipping encourage his whole team to develop new dishes to be served at a special Monday...

M Restaurants raises £1.3m crowdfund in just 24 hours

06-Oct-2016 - M, the London-based restaurant group, has raised £1.3m in crowdfunding in just 24 hours, including a six-figure investment from former England rugby union player Simon Shaw.