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

Chefs' Secrets of Success: Ashley Palmer-Watts

25-Jan-2017 - In the latest in our Chefs' Secrets of Success series, we caught up with Ashley Palmer-Watts, executive chef of the Fat Duck and the Dinner by Heston group, across The...

Tom Kerridge to collaborate with West Country chefs

24-Jan-2017 - Tom Kerridge is to collaborate with some of the biggest chefs from the west of England for a series of one-off dinners later this year.

Martha Ortiz reveals name and menu for London restaurant

24-Jan-2017 - The name of Martha Ortiz's first London restaurant has been revealed along with details of the menu the Mexican chef will serve at the Park Lane site. 

Ana Roš of Slovenia's Hiša Franko named The World’s Best Female Chef 2017

24-Jan-2017 - Ana Roš of Hiša Franko in Kobarid, Slovenia, has been named The World's Best Female Chef 2017 ahead of The World's 50 Best Restaurants awards 2017. 

Cyrus Todiwala's Assado restaurant closes at Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo

23-Jan-2017 - Cyrus Todiwala's Portuguese-inspired restaurant Assado has closed for business at its location at the Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo hotel. 

Pastry Team UK aims for the podium at Patisserie World Cup 2017

23-Jan-2017 - [Photo credit: Pastry Team UK] Pastry Team UK has completed its competition day at the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie 2017 at the Sirha exhibition in Lyon, ahead of the...

Angus Deayton takes over from Tom Kerridge as host of professional Bake Off

20-Jan-2017 - Television presenter Angus Deayton is to take over from chef Tom Kerridge as the host of professional pastry chef show Bake Off: Crème de la Crème.

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Matin Miah on the rise of Jamaican food, expansion and that Caribbean vibe

20-Jan-2017 - As co-founder of “real jerk” Dalston restaurant Rudie’s, Matin Miah knows a thing or two about the rise of Jamaican food. As the brand looks to expand its bar and...

New appointments at British Tourist Authority and VisitEngland

19-Jan-2017 - Culture secretary Karen Bradley MP has appointed new chairs of the British Tourist Authority and VisitEngland.

Ashley Palmer-Watts returns to Kenya with Farm Africa

19-Jan-2017 - Ashley Palmer-Watts, executive head chef at the Fat Duck Group, has returned to Kenya to launch Nairobi Restaurant Week in partnership with charity Farm Africa. 

Cinnamon Collection launches chef training scheme

19-Jan-2017 - Vivek Singh, executive chef at The Cinnamon Collection, has launched a chef de partie training programme across the group’s four London restaurants.

S. Pellegrino Young Chef competition returns for 2017

18-Jan-2017 - The S.Pellegrino Young Chef competition is returning this year with an additional region and taking place over an extended period of time. 

Roux Scholarship 2017: Anne-Sophie Pic named honorary president of judges

18-Jan-2017 - Chef Anne-Sophie Pic has been named honorary president of judges for the Roux Scholarship 2017. 

Jamie Oliver's second Barbecoa to open in Piccadilly next month

17-Jan-2017 - The second London location for Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa will open in Piccadilly next month. 

Gidleigh Park restaurant and chef Michael Wignall awarded five AA Rosettes

17-Jan-2017 - The two-Michelin-starred restaurant at the 24-bedroom, luxury Gidleigh Park hotel, which saw Michael Wignall join as executive head chef in January 2016, has been awarded the top accolade of five...

Restaurant Eats Out: Anzu

17-Jan-2017 - As part of its inaugural Restaurant Eats Out food tour Restaurant takes a group of operators to some of London's hottest Asian dining spots. 

Ben Murphy new head chef at D&D London’s Launceston Place

16-Jan-2017 - Chef Ben Murphy, previously head chef at The Woodford in east London, has been appointed head chef at D&D London’s Launceston Place, in Kensington.

New York food waste pop-up WastED to launch at Selfridges

16-Jan-2017 - WastED, a New York-based pop-up focusing on food waste from chef Dan Barber, is to open at London’s Selfridges department store this February.

First UK Maison Kayser restaurant and bakery opens in London

13-Jan-2017 - The UK’s first Maison Kayser bakery has opened on London’s Baker Street today, just over twenty years after founder, baker, author and entrepreneur Eric Kayser opened his first site in...

Chef Adam Bennett on going back to the Bocuse d'Or

13-Jan-2017 - Arguably the most successful UK Bocuse candidate ever, Bennett - chef director at the Michelin-starred Cross in Kenilworth - is returning to Lyon this year to cook at the prestigious...

Hospitality: Proposed £1,000 fee for EU workers 'very worrying'

12-Jan-2017 - The industry has called proposals to charge British employers £1,000 for every worker they employ from the European Union following Brexit, 'very worrying' with concerns the move will add huge...

Chef Daniel Boulud to make personal appearance at Harrods pop-up

12-Jan-2017 - New-York-based, two-Michelin-starred French chef Daniel Boulud has confirmed he is to make a personal appearance in the kitchen at his first ever Bar Boulud pop-up at Harrods department store this...

Isaac McHale on his new 'Britalian' restaurant Luca

11-Jan-2017 - The second restaurant from the team behind London’s hugely successful The Clove Club might be Italian with a British accent, but it’s no new, crazy concept.

Former The Square duo to open first London restaurant

11-Jan-2017 - Two former colleagues from The Square in Mayfair have revealed plans to open their first London restaurant later this year.

Former chef colleagues Tom Sellers and Tom Aikens to collaborate

11-Jan-2017 - Chefs Tom Sellers and Tom Aikens are to collaborate and co-host two tasting menu dinners at Sellers’ Restaurant Story on 15 and 16 February.