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

Alain Senderens, one of the founders of Nouvelle Cuisine, dies aged 77

27-Jun-2017 - French chef Alain Senderens, often credited as one of the founders of the Nouvelle Cuisine movement, has died at the age of 77.

The AMLR welcomes PM details on post-Brexit EU worker rights

26-Jun-2017 - Details revealed by Prime Minister Theresa May on safeguarding EU workers’ rights after Brexit have been welcomed by the Association of Multiple Licensed Retailers (AMLR).

Tom Sellers to step back from Restaurant Ours at the end of June

26-Jun-2017 - Chef and restaurateur Tom Sellers is to step back from Restaurant Ours, the London restaurant he opened in April 2016.

Entries open for 51st Taittinger Prix Culinaire with Michel Roux Jr

26-Jun-2017 - Entries are now open for the 51st annual Taittinger Prix Culinaire International, with Michel Roux Jr as presidential judge for the third year running, and the UK panel already including Pascal...

Bistro Vadouvan’s Durga Misra on combining French technique with Middle Eastern and Indian cooking

26-Jun-2017 - The Eric Chavot protege on surviving in the suburbs and the joy of creating new dishes

Will Holland named executive chef at The Atlantic Hotel, Jersey

26-Jun-2017 - Chef Will Holland has been appointed executive chef at the Ocean restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel in Jersey, beginning October this year.

Silo chef and Mr Lyan to launch London restaurant Cub

23-Jun-2017 - Doug McMaster, chef-owner at Brighton’s zero-waste restaurant Silo, is teaming up with world champion bartender Mr Lyan to launch his first London project.

Immigration plans address uncertain future of EU workers

23-Jun-2017 - Theresa May’s plan to allow three million EU citizens living in the UK to stay after Brexit has been praised as a ‘positive signal’ for UK restaurants, pubs and hotels....

Chef Will Holland to leave Coast

22-Jun-2017 - Will Holland is to step down as head chef of Coast in Pembrokeshire later this year.

Hospitality criticises ‘disappointing’ Queen’s Speech

22-Jun-2017 - Hospitality trade bodies have given a lukewarm reception to the ‘disappointing’ announcements made in the Queen’s Speech yesterday (21 June).

Frederick Forster is now executive chef at The Don restaurant

21-Jun-2017 - Frederick Forster, former Roux Scholar 2000 and National Chef of the Year 2011, is now executive head chef at The Don restaurant in the City of London.

Applications open for TMRW Project's The Switch

21-Jun-2017 - Applications are now open for The Switch, the nationwide project that sees front-of-house staff swap places of work for up to a week.

Ten finalists revealed for National Chef of the Year 2018

21-Jun-2017 - The ten finalists in the National Chef of the Year 2018 contest have been revealed, and include Ben Champkin, Young National Chef of the Year 2013 and sous chef at...

Seven of eight finalists for Young National Chef of the Year 2018 named

21-Jun-2017 - Seven finalists of the Young National Chef of the Year 2018 competition have been named, after this year’s London and Sheffield heats, with just one more left to be revealed.

New York chef Anthony Falco to team up with Yard Sale Pizza

20-Jun-2017 - The former chef at New York’s legendary Roberta’s pizza restaurant is flying to London for a three week collaboration with Yard Sale Pizza next month.

Steve Drake reveals opening date and top team for Sorrel

20-Jun-2017 - Steve Drake has revealed that the opening of his upcoming restaurant Sorrel has been delayed until September.

Frances Atkins to embark on “new challenge” after sale of The Yorke Arms

20-Jun-2017 - The first female chef in the UK to win a Michelin star says she’s set to embark on a “new challenge” following the news that The Yorke Arms is up...

"It's bulls**t that all food in China is delicious": Andrew Wong's top six Chinese food myths

19-Jun-2017 - The well-regarded chef busts the most common myths and misconceptions about Chinese cooking and champions the importance of proper technique

Academy of Chocolate hails 2017 Bar winners and industry as "stronger than ever"

19-Jun-2017 - The Academy of Chocolate has announced its final round of winners - the 2017 Bar winners - with judges hailing the UK chocolate industry as "stronger than ever". 

Alastair Storey and chef Tommy Miah given OBEs

19-Jun-2017 - Alastair Storey and chef Tommy Miah have been awarded OBEs in the Queen’s 2017 Birthday Honours.

Raymond Blanc’s Brasserie Blanc to open its first restaurant in a hotel

16-Jun-2017 - Brasserie Blanc, the French-style restaurant group from two Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc, is to open its first site in a hotel, the Marriott Bournemouth Highcliff, on 26 June.


Jason Atherton: "Any chef that says they feel confident over the next five years is a liar"

16-Jun-2017 - Chef Jason Atherton heads up the 17-strong Social Company restaurant group with his wife and business partner Irha. He spoke at Restaurant magazine’s Restaurant Congress about empowering staff, Brexit, and...

Stephen Harris on The Sportsman winning National Restaurant of the Year

16-Jun-2017 - Stephen Harris' self-proclaimed 'grotty' gastropub The Sportsman was named the UK's best restaurant for the second year in a row at the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards this week (12 June).

Adam Simmonds to hold ‘pay what you like’ dinner for Grenfell Tower

16-Jun-2017 - Chef Adam Simmonds is the latest chef to help the residents of stricken London tower block Grenfell Tower, with a ‘pay what you want’ dinner at his Test Kitchen restaurant...

Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2017: The top Asian winners

16-Jun-2017 - This year's award winners featured an unmistakable rise of new wave Asian restaurants, from A. Wong to Som Saa to Gunpowder. We round up the best