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French revolution: Adam Reid on taking over the Manchester restaurant

24-Feb-2017 - Chef Adam Reid has taken control of The French at Manchester’s Midland Hotel following the premature departure of Simon Rogan last year. The restaurant re-opened this month after a refurbishment....

BBC Two to champion British farmers, growers & fishermen

24-Feb-2017 - A new BBC Two show is to champion British farmers, growers, and fishermen as part of a country-wide tour hosted by Great British Bake Off 2015 winner, Nadiya Hussain.

British chef wins two Michelin stars for Denmark

23-Feb-2017 - British chef Paul Cunningham has won a second star in the Michelin Guide to Nordic Countries 2017.

Dabbous to close as owners plan major new project

23-Feb-2017 - Michelin-starred Fitzrovia restaurant Dabbous is to close as owners Ollie Dabbous and Oskar Kinberg begin work on a major new project for late 2017/early 2018.

Hospitality leaders optimistic despite rising cost concerns

23-Feb-2017 - The hospitality industry has rising concerns about cost rises and property price hikes, a new survey suggests, although optimism about business prospects overall is growing.

Craft London to host chef Shaun Hill as first of monthly collaborations

22-Feb-2017 - Craft London, the Greenwich restaurant from chef Stevie Parle, is to launch a monthly chef collaboration event, Thursday Feasts, beginning with Michelin-starred Shaun Hill on 9 March.

UK won't 'shut the door' on EU workers

22-Feb-2017 - Brexit secretary David Davis has offered further hope to the hospitality industry by claiming the UK is not about to ‘shut the door’ on EU workers.

Allan Pickett joins Swan, Shakespeare's Globe

22-Feb-2017 - Allan Pickett has been named as the new executive chef at Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe in Southwark.

People on the Move: February 2017

21-Feb-2017 - From a new head chef at luxury Hampshire hotel Chewton Glen, new director and chef positions at D&D London, new restaurant manager at Simpsons in Birmingham, and more, it's been...

Josh Eggleton announces stellar chef guest series

21-Feb-2017 - Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton is to collaborate with top chefs including Simon Hulstone, Emily Watkins, and Dominic Chapman in a new guest series.

Peter Gordon and José Pizarro announce collaboration

20-Feb-2017 - Chef Peter Gordon is to team up with José Pizarro for a one-off dinner at his London restaurant The Providores and Tapa Room.

15th annual Chefs’ and Pastry Graduate Awards open for entries

20-Feb-2017 - Entries are open for the 15th annual Chefs’ Graduate Awards and the Pastry Graduate Awards, asking chefs aged 23 and under to test and improve their skills.

Guest chef line-up announced for WastED pop-up

20-Feb-2017 - Gordon Ramsay and Sat Bains are among the final line-up of guests chefs set to join New York chef Dan Barber at his upcoming food waste pop-up at Selfridges.

15 Michelin stars in the line-up for Who’s Cooking Dinner? 2017 charity dinner

15-Feb-2017 - A brigade of 20 chefs including Tom Kerridge, Isaac McHale, Hélène Darroze, Ashley Palmer-Watts, Angela Hartnett, Adam Byatt and Nuno Mendes, is to cook at this year’s Who’s Cooking Dinner?...

Watch: Richard Kirkwood at Wright Brothers preps Thai-inspired seabass

15-Feb-2017 - The head chef at oyster, seafood and fish restaurant Wright Brothers Spitalfields Market, demonstrates a super-fresh seabass sashimi with hot dipping sauce.

Stéphane Reynaud to open first London restaurant

14-Feb-2017 - French chef Stéphane Reynaud is to launch his first London restaurant at the Boundary Hotel in Shoreditch later this year.

Tam Storrar appointed chef director at Blanchette

14-Feb-2017 - Former Bibendum chef Tam Storrar has been appointed chef director and shareholder at the Blanchette French restaurant group in London.

Nieves Barragán Mohacho to leave Barrafina

14-Feb-2017 - Nieves Barragán Mohacho, head chef of Barrafina since its launch nine years ago, is leaving the group at the end of the month to open her own restaurant.

Lorne's Katie Exton on opening her first London restaurant

13-Feb-2017 - Sommelier Katie Exton is opening Lorne in Victoria with her former colleague from The Square, chef Peter Hall.

Darjeeling Express Indian supper club opens permanent site

13-Feb-2017 - Indian-style supper club concept Darjeeling Express, from self-taught cook Asma Khan, is to open a permanent site in Carnaby Street’s Kingly Court this spring.

Mitchells & Butlers apologises to ‘mocked’ job candidate

10-Feb-2017 - Mitchells & Butlers has apologised to an interviewee who was ‘mocked’ in a text message when applying for a job at its Miller & Carter steakhouse format.

Opening of the week: Hai Cenato

10-Feb-2017 - What: It might sound like a new Japanese restaurant, but Hai Cenato is actually a New York/Italian restaurant in the newly-opened Nova development in London’s...

Kim Woodward appointed executive chef of Skylon

10-Feb-2017 - Kim Woodward has been appointed executive chef of Skylon, D&D London’s modern European restaurant within Royal Festival Hotel.

Duck Duck Goose’s Oli Brown on running a Cantonese restaurant in a shipping container

09-Feb-2017 - We can’t help noticing you’re not Chinese...Nope. I got a bit obsessed with the Cantonese roast meats restaurants in Queensway when I was working with...

Gordon Ramsay wins seventh Michelin star

09-Feb-2017 - Gordon Ramsay has credited his use of British produce as helping him add another star to his collection in this year’s Michelin Guide for France.