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

Simon Gregory joins Ace Hotels London Shoreditch

23-Jul-2014 - Ace Hotels London Shoreditch has confirmed that former Gordon Ramsay Restaurants group executive chef Simon Gregory will take over its kitchens next month.

Scott Hallsworth to open late night venue in South Kensington

18-Jul-2014 - Ex-Nobu head chef and Kurobuta founder Scott Hallsworth is to open a new late night venue and restaurant in the former Brompton Club in South Kensington.

Skye Gyngell to open Spring at Somerset House in October

18-Jul-2014 - Chef Skye Gyngell has confirmed that her long-anticipated first solo venture, Spring, will open at London's Somerset House in October.

News in brief

Nathan Outlaw, Simon Hulstone and Eric Lanlard join forces for charity dinner

17-Jul-2014 - Chefs Nathan Outlaw, Simon Hulstone and Eric Lanlard are set to host a fundraising dinner for industry charity Hospitality Action later this year.

People on the Move in Hospitality: July 2014

16-Jul-2014 - We've rounded up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry, with the past month seeing key appointments at venues including The Highwayman, Mayfair's 34 restaurant and The Kensington Hotel, as well as head office positions at Travelodge, Peach and Late Night London.

Giorgio Locatelli to open Marylebone pizza pop-up

16-Jul-2014 - Renowned Italian chef Giorgio Locatelli is opening a pop-up pizza restaurant in Marylebone with his wife Plaxy this September.

Jamie Oliver to launch second London Barbecoa

16-Jul-2014 - Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver will open his second Barbecoa restaurant in London in late 2015.

The Ledbury tops All In One Ultimate Restaurant List for third year

15-Jul-2014 - The Ledbury has once again topped a list of London’s best 100 restaurants based on dining awards and ratings given during the year.

Small Talk

Richard Corrigan on his cookery school, winning Great British Menu and plans for a third London restaurant

14-Jul-2014 - Richard Corrigan is the the inimitable chef behind Bentley’s and Corrigan’s Mayfair. He has also enjoyed a wide and varied media career, and was declared winner of Great British Menu no less than four times. He recently bought a cookery school in Cavan, Ireland.

Coco Chanel’s Rosehall Estate to become boutique hotel

14-Jul-2014 - Rosehall Estate, famous for being Coco Chanel’s love nest with the 2nd Duke of Westminster Hugh Grosvenor, is to be restored and turned into an upmarket boutique hotel.

Raymond Blanc backs Cut Tourism VAT campaign

14-Jul-2014 - Celebrity chef and hotelier Raymond Blanc is supporting the campaign to cut VAT on accommodation and attractions in the UK.

Marco Pierre White to open 12 franchises this year

11-Jul-2014 - Sanguine Hospitality, the hotelier with a master franchise agreement with Marco Pierre White, is planning to open UK 12 restaurants under the Steakhouse Bar & Grill and New York Italian brandsthis year as part of its plans to roll out 50 over the next five years.

Jeremy King to speak at R200 summer event

09-Jul-2014 - Renowned restaurateur Jeremy King has been announced as guest speaker at the upcoming R200 summer event to be held on 22 July the new Big Easy in London’s Covent Garden.

Harvey Ayliffe announced as new 34 head chef

09-Jul-2014 - Caprice Holdings has announced that Harvey Ayliffe will be taking over from Paul Brown as head chef of Mayfair’s 34 restaurant this coming Saturday (12 July).

Mitch Tonks reveals Rockfish expansion plans

08-Jul-2014 - Mitch Tonks, the high-profile chef, has opened his fourth Rockfish seafood restaurant in Torquay , Devon as part of plans to grow the brand to 15 restaurants in coastal towns.

Restaurant Magazine: Exclusive interview with Gymkhana chef-patron Karam Sethi

03-Jul-2014 - Goat’s brains, absinthe lassi and venison biryani — how Karam Sethi’s Mayfair restaurant, the 2014 National Restaurant of the Year, became an overnight smash.

Gordon Ramsay backs British food sourcing campaign

03-Jul-2014 - Gordon Ramsay is backing the UK Trade and Investment’s (UKTI) ‘Food it GREAT’ campaign and curated a gala menu for its Food & Drink Summit yesterday (3 July).

Robin Hutson: Pearls of Wisdom

03-Jul-2014 - The hotel-restaurant entrepreneur, who co-founded the ground-breaking Hotel du Vin, has built his latest concept The Pig into a successful four-strong group. He discusses kitchen gardens, the power of a name and training young entrepreneurs

Marco Pierre White confirms Glasgow restaurant opening

03-Jul-2014 - Marco Pierre White has confirmed that he will open his first Glasgow restaurant at Hotel Indigo Glasgow in late August.

Tom Kerridge reveals plans for second Marlow pub

02-Jul-2014 - Chef Tom Kerridge has revealed further details of the second pub he hopes to open in Marlow alongside his award-winning flagship business The Hand and Flowers. 

Give Us A Break: New campaign to cut tourism VAT

30-Jun-2014 - The Sun newspaper has launched a campaign calling on Chancellor George Osborne to cut VAT on hotel accommodation and attractions to 5 per cent.

News in brief

Springboard disability employment survey

27-Jun-2014 - Springboard is seeking industry opinions on employing people with disabilities in the hotel sector.

Small Talk

Alexander Salussolia on Silk & Grain, market niches and nurturing future talent

26-Jun-2014 - Managing director of Glendola Leisure Alexander Salussolia joined the company in 1992 as an area manager, before becoming its managing director in 2000. The company is about to open its first venture in the City of London, restaurant and aged cocktail concept Silk & Grain.

Ritz London launches academy to train future hospitality stars

24-Jun-2014 - The Ritz London has launched a new hospitality training scheme to help develop the industry leaders of the future.

Neil Snowball takes the helm at Pétrus

23-Jun-2014 - Neil Snowball has been announced as the new head chef of Gordon Ramsay’s Pétrus restaurant.

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