The latest news and interviews from the movers and shakers in the industry, including appointments, promotions, insights and achievements.
12-Dec-2013 - Pizza Express has launched new undergraduate placements to help recruit future leaders for the hospitality industry.
12-Dec-2013 - The rapid expansion of UK restaurant chains, combined with a rise in standards has created a widening skills gap. Restaurant magazine asks, 'how can the hospitality industry tackle the recruitment challenge'.
11-Dec-2013 - Restaurant operators headed to Merchants Tavern in Shoreditch last month to find out the winners of this year's R200 Awards.
11-Dec-2013 - The Hospitality Guild’s new hub and training venue aims to help the sector address its skills gap and nurture the talent of the future. BigHospitality headed to the official launch to take a closer look.
11-Dec-2013 - TV chef Simon Rimmer has teamed up with the founders of Inventive Leisure to launch a new pub-restaurant business ahead of the opening of his new restaurant at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Liverpool.
09-Dec-2013 - Jamaican-influenced burger concept Boom Burger is set to open its first permanent restaurant in London's Notting Hill early next year.
06-Dec-2013 - The chef-owner of Noma in Copenhagen – three times voted the S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant – discusses losing and rediscovering his creative spark, aided by writing a newly published journal.
06-Dec-2013 - Food programme regular and former Pearl executive chef Jun Tanaka is set to open his first restaurant in central London next year.
05-Dec-2013 - Hospitality businesses have reason to cheer after today's Autumn Statement, with industry bodies unanimously welcoming a package of measures on business rates and the removal of employers’ national insurance contributions for young people.
04-Dec-2013 - Chef Albert Roux and his son Michel have partnered with Cheltenham Racecourse where they will run a restaurant during the four-day Cheltenham Festival.
03-Dec-2013 - The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Maria Miller has today revealed details of a new initiative to make Britain ‘the most welcoming destination in Europe’ for Chinese visitors.
03-Dec-2013 - The Hospitality Guild has announced the seven winners of this year's Apprenticeship Awards as well as the latest inductees to its Young Hall of Fame following an event earlier today at the Tower of London.
03-Dec-2013 - Restaurant magazine looks at the hospitality industry's current recruitment challenges and discusses how they can be tackled in its latest issue, out tomorrow.
03-Dec-2013 - Transport hubs such as railway stations, airports and underground stations are providing new opportunities for pub company Fuller’s, according to chief executive Simon Emeny, who also believes the smoking ban ‘was one of the best things to happen to pubs’.
29-Nov-2013 - Daniel Pearse, 28, has been head pastry chef for Hakkasan London for more than two years after stints at The Mandarin Oriental and The Langham. The pastry chef believes that classic training and knowing the basics before trying to climb the ladder is the key to success in the pastry section.
28-Nov-2013 - HOSPA has announced the winners of its 2013 Career Investment Development Scholarships.
28-Nov-2013 - Tom Kerridge, Sir Terence Conran, Tom Aikens and Phil Howard are just some of the leading industry names confirmed for Hotelympia 2014, which takes place at London’s ExCel centre next spring.
27-Nov-2013 - The winners of the 2013 Coeliac UK’s Gluten-free Chef of the Year competition have been announced following a cook off by six finalists.
27-Nov-2013 - Budget hotel chain Travelodge has taken on all 17 apprentices to have graduated from its first Junior Management Programme (JuMP).
27-Nov-2013 - Alan Murchison Restaurants Ltd, which operated the Michelin-starred L’Ortolan restaurant in Berkshire, has been put into voluntary liquidation after running up debts of almost half a million pounds.
26-Nov-2013 - David Cameron has vowed to support upcoming young chefs in the UK’s ethnic restaurant sector, but the Prime Minister admitted that the difficulties importing skilled chefs from the Indian subcontinent will take some time to solve.
26-Nov-2013 - Iqbal Wahhab, the founder of successful London restaurants Cinnamon Club and Roast, has received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of West London for his services to the hospitality industry.
25-Nov-2013 - Having recently been announced as the chef replacing Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s, Simon Rogan is not taking his eyes off of his flagship L’Enclume, with the completion of a major investment into the restaurant’s adjacent test kitchen, Aulis.
25-Nov-2013 - Premier Inn has unveiled plans to create 8,000 new jobs over the next five years, half of which will be targeted at long-term unemployed 16 to 24-year-olds.
25-Nov-2013 - The best managers in the industry have been honoured at the Institute of Hospitality’s 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner, held last week at The Westbury in London
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