The latest news and interviews from the movers and shakers in the industry, including appointments, promotions, insights and achievements.
07-Mar-2014 - Cornwall’s Watergate Bay Hotel is opening a new brasserie that blends local influence with American and European cuisine.
07-Mar-2014 - As the seventh annual National Apprenticeship Week draws to a close, BigHospitality has heard from an array of hotels, restaurants and pubs - and even Boris Johnson – all pledging their support for the initiative.
07-Mar-2014 - Restaurateur Peter Ilic is looking to take the London grab-and-go market by storm, with plans to open at least 30 outlets for his healthy fast food brand Foodilic over the next five years.
07-Mar-2014 - The executive chef at Marlon Abela’s two-Michelin starred restaurant The Greenhouse, in Mayfair, which has just been awarded four AA rosettes, discusses his preference for French food in an English setting.
06-Mar-2014 - The search is back on for the UK’s most innovative food and drink enthusiasts, with the Young British Foodie Awards 2014 now open for entries.
06-Mar-2014 - The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) has revised its membership structure, introducing a category specifically for young people in the profession.
06-Mar-2014 - A Dorset-born British pizza and cider brand has its sights on the capital – and to fill the gap left by Union Jacks’ departure. Founder Nikki Cooper spills the tomato sauce.
05-Mar-2014 - The Mayor of London Boris Johnson got National Apprenticeship Week off to a ‘frying start’, gaining a hands-on experience of hospitality apprenticeships at a budget hotel in the capital.
04-Mar-2014 - Glion Institute of Higher Education, one of the world’s top three institutes of higher education for an international career in hospitality management, has launched a London Summer Academy for budding industry leaders.
04-Mar-2014 - Polpo co-founders Russell Norman and Richard Beatty talk about their new pub venture, the evolution of their business and their dynamic relationship in an exclusive interview with Restaurant magazine this month.
04-Mar-2014 - Chefs from across the UK are being urged to enter MasterChef: The Professionals 2014, with the deadline for applications closing on 4 April.
03-Mar-2014 - Chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton has unveiled plans for his first City restaurant, which will open on the site of Gary Rhode’s former eatery on the 24th floor of Tower 42 in May.
03-Mar-2014 - Marco Pierre White has signed a major deal with a hotel development company which will see the ‘godfather of modern cooking’ roll out 50 branded restaurants across the UK and Northern Ireland over the next five years.
28-Feb-2014 - It's National Apprenticeship Week and hospitality businesses large and small have been pledging their support for the initiative which celebrates apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on the UK economy.
28-Feb-2014 - One hundred hospitality and catering students from City College Norwich took over the management of a local hotel this week to host the latest Big Hospitality Conversation event.
28-Feb-2014 - Layo and Zoe Paskin, the siblings behind London’s former The End and AKA nightclubs, are venturing back into hospitality together with the launch of a Jerusalem restaurant in Soho.
28-Feb-2014 - Shona Jamieson from Aboyne, Scotland, was last night announced as the winner of Le Cordon Bleu’s UK Scholarship Award.
27-Feb-2014 - As the Michelin-starred East End destination restaurant Viajante prepares for its last service, details of the replacement F&B offerings at the five-star Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green have been revealed.
27-Feb-2014 - Growth in the branded restaurant sector is set to accelerate this year, driven by dynamic new fast food brands and improved market confidence.
27-Feb-2014 - Wine waiters and sommeliers from across the hospitality industry are being encouraged to enter the Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) 2014 Moët UK Sommelier of the Year competition.
26-Feb-2014 - Bidvest 3663 group managing director Alex Fisher will present this year’s Savoy Lecture, taking place in London on 24 March.
25-Feb-2014 - Orient-Express Hotels is re-branding its portfolio of luxury hotels, including Raymond Blanc’s Michelin-starred Oxfordshire establishment Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.
25-Feb-2014 - Chefs from the likes of L’Enclume, Murano and Midsummer House are among the 18 regional finalists set to compete for the Roux Scholarship.
25-Feb-2014 - Enterprise Inns has announced the dates for a series of business roadshows for publicans this spring.
25-Feb-2014 - For the final part of our technology special feature, BigHospitality checked in at one of the country’s most high-tech hotels to bring you an exclusive video report on the business benefits of customer-focused technology.
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