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

Great British Menu 2015: Chefs to cook for the Women's Institute

31-Jul-2015 - Sat Bains, Tom Kerridge and Marcus Wareing are among chefs appearing on the tenth series of Great British Menu starting on 3 August, which will see competitors battling for the...

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Jerome Tafani of Chipotle talks UK expansion

31-Jul-2015 - US chain Chipotle opens 2-3 restaurants a week in America, though so far its UK expansion has been more guarded. Jerome Tafani, executive director for European business development at Chipotle, spoke...

Charity to recycle used hotel soaps and toiletries for people in need

30-Jul-2015 - A new UK sustainability programme is recycling used hotel guest soaps and toiletries and redistributing them to people in need.

Pubs and restaurants back Live Your Life Day

28-Jul-2015 - Pub and restaurant groups, including Greene King, Yummy Pubs, La Tasca and Drake & Morgan will be giving out special wristbands and displaying posters on Thursday (30 July) in support...

Brighton considers banning smoking outside restaurants and pubs

27-Jul-2015 - Smoking outside restaurants, cafes and pubs in Brighton and Hove could be banned under plans being considered by the council.

The Edge Hotel School students learn afternoon tea service tips at London hotels

27-Jul-2015 - Hospitality students at The Edge School in Essex will be learning how to serve afternoon tea from the industry's best after spending time in the kitchens and lounges of luxury...

Springboard and BHA to champion housekeeping careers

23-Jul-2015 - Springboard and the British Hospitality Association (BHA) will host the first ever Big Hospitality Conversation event focused on careers in housekeeping at The Dorchester hotel on 7 September.

People on the Move in Hospitality: July 2015

23-Jul-2015 - In a month that saw American Zach Johnson win the Open Championship at St. Andrews, the golf resort is among a number of companies to appoint a new general manager...

Chef Sat Bains receives third honorary degree

22-Jul-2015 - Chef Sat Bains has been awarded an honorary degree by Nottingham Trent University in recognition of his 'significant contribution' to the hospitality industry. 

High staff turnover in hospitality causing a productivity crisis

20-Jul-2015 - High staff turnover in the hospitality industry has resulted in a productivity crisis costing the sector £272m per year, new figures show

Tourism industry welcomes Government’s five point plan

20-Jul-2015 - The tourism industry has responded positively to David Cameron’s five point plan for the tourism sector.

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Camellia Panjabi of MW Eat on relocating Chutney Mary and Masala Zone plans

17-Jul-2015 - Based in Mumbai but currently in the UK to oversee the relocation of venerable Indian fine-dining restaurant Chutney Mary, Camellia Panjabi is part of the trio of family members behind Indian restaurant...

Staff retention: PizzaExpress holds onto waiter for 45 years

16-Jul-2015 - Successfully retaining staff in the hospitality sector remains a challenge for operators, but Italian restaurant chain PizzaExpress is celebrating holding onto one employee for more than four decades. 

How will the rising Living Wage affect hospitality?

16-Jul-2015 - The Chancellor announced last week that from April 2016 all UK businesses would have to pay staff over 25 a National Living Wage of £7.20 per hour , rising to £9 per hour by 2020.

Disclosing the gender pay gap – what will it mean for hospitality?

15-Jul-2015 - David Cameron announced this week that from early 2016 businesses with more than 250 employees will be forced to publish salary details of male and female staff in a bid...

Neil Rankin: The Good, The Bad & The Eggy

13-Jul-2015 - Neil Rankin, the chef behind Smokehouse and Bad Egg talks about his latest ventures, his eclectic menus and turning pubs into restaurants.

Springboard calls for entries into Awards for Excellence 2015

13-Jul-2015 - Industry charity Springboard is calling for entries into this year's Awards for Excellence.

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King of #CookDaily on why vegan food is 'going to be massive'

09-Jul-2015 - Chef King Senathit has been serving his unique twist on vegan food from #CookDaily at Boxpark in Shoreditch since March and is on a mission to prove that vegan food...

Restaurant Conference 2015: Speaker programme announced

09-Jul-2015 - The speaker programme for this year's Restaurant Conference has been announced with PizzaExpress chief executive Richard Hodgson and Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group's Simon Blagden among those on the panel.

How The Dairy became a cult hit

09-Jul-2015 - Robin and Sarah Gill's Clapham restaurant The Dairy serves 900 plates a night and hosts dinners that finish at 7am, Restaurant magazine's Joe Lutrario looks at how it became such...

“It could happen to anyone”: New Hospitality Action ad campaign unveils shocking images of renowned chefs

07-Jul-2015 - A new ad campaign by industry charity Hospitality Action is aiming to highlight the range of issues hospitality workers can face by using images of renowned chefs in trouble. 

In Operation with...La Tasca

06-Jul-2015 - In the second video in our In Operation with... series we visit the Covent Garden branch of La Tasca to find out more about the workings of the Spanish restaurant...

Katie Leslie wins prestigious Le Cordon Bleu scholarship

03-Jul-2015 - Edinburgh chef Katie Leslie has been awarded Le Cordon Bleu’s UK Scholarship Award 2015.

Hospitality employers must act to prevent staff soft skills crisis

02-Jul-2015 - Hospitality employers must do more to tackle poor staff soft skills, which risk creating an industry crisis by 2020.

Mark Moriarty crowned S. Pellegrino Young Chef of the Year 2015

02-Jul-2015 - Mark Moriarty has been hailed as the best young chef in the world after winning the San Pellegrino Young Chef of the Year 2015 award (SPYCY).