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Soul Man: Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster

05-Jun-2017 - New York chef Marcus Samuelsson opens his legendary Red Rooster restaurant in the new Curtain Hotel in Shoreditch this month. Can Harlem’s king of soul food rule the roost this...

Paul Leonard joins The Devonshire Arms as head chef

02-Jun-2017 - Paul Leonard has been appointed head chef at the three-AA-rosette Burlington Restaurant at the Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa.

Angel Zapata Martin on taking the reins at Barrafina

02-Jun-2017 - Angel Zapata Martin has cooked at Barcelona’s three-Michelin-starred Can Fabes, the Hofmann School of Hospitality, and Ossiano in Dubai. He has taken over as executive chef at Barrafina, the Hart...

Swinton Park announces new chefs and restaurant

02-Jun-2017 - A former Three Chimneys chef is to head up a new restaurant at an £8m development at the Swinton Estate in North Yorkshire.

Spurs sign the Roux family for new stadium

01-Jun-2017 - Three generations of the Roux family are to oversee the catering at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium when it launches in 2018.

Nieves Barragán Mohacho and Sethi family to launch Sabor

01-Jun-2017 - Sabor, the new Spanish restaurant venture by Nieves Barragán Mohacho, former head chef of Barrafina, will launch this October in London’s Heddon Street.

Roka and Zuma founders to open Greek restaurant Meraki

31-May-2017 - Meraki, a new Greek-Mediterranean restaurant from the Waney family, of Roka and Zuma, is to open in Fitzrovia this June, with a Greek chef whose career includes Michelin-starred The Square and...

New pecking order: Carl Clarke and David Wolanski on their new fast casual concept CHIK’N

31-May-2017 - The founders of hipster-fried chicken restaurant Chick 'n' Sours are hoping to redefine the chicken shop with their new 'guilt-free' fast-casual concept CHIK'N. On London's...

Core by Clare Smyth to open in Notting Hill this July

31-May-2017 - Chef Clare Smyth has confirmed she is to open her first restaurant, Core by Clare Smyth, in Notting Hill this July.

Gary Usher crowdfunds £200k to open Wreckfish

31-May-2017 - Chef Gary Usher has hit his £200,000 crowdfunding target to open his fourth restaurant, Wreckfish, in Liverpool.

William Hemming to be head chef at re-opened Simpson’s in the Strand

30-May-2017 - Historic Savoy-owned restaurant Simpson’s in the Strand, which is currently undergoing restoration, has revealed that William Hemming will lead the kitchen when it re-opens this summer.

Arbutus founder Will Smith launches Scottish bistro

30-May-2017 - Will Smith – co-founder of London restaurants Arbutus and Wild Honey – has launched a new neighbourhood bistro in Helensburgh, Scotland.

YNCOTY Ruth Hansom to join graduate chef series at Royal Garden Hotel

30-May-2017 - Ruth Hansom, current Young National Chef of the Year, is one of four young chefs set to lead the kitchen at the Royal Garden Hotel in a graduate series run...

Simon Ulph joins The Twenty Six as head chef

30-May-2017 - Simon Ulph has taken over as head chef at the I’ll Be Mother Group’s The Twenty Six restaurant in Tunbridge Wells.

Chef James Dugan joins Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

25-May-2017 - Former Lindsay House chef James Dugan has joined the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane hotel as executive chef.

People on the move in hospitality: May 2017

25-May-2017 - It’s been another busy month in hospitality, we round-up some of the movers and shakers taking on new roles.

Gino D'Acampo to open Camden restaurant

24-May-2017 - Italian chef and TV personality Gino D’Acampo is to launch a new restaurant in London's Camden Town this July.

Chef Steven Bennett leaves The Comfy Duck

24-May-2017 - Chef Steven Bennett has left the two-AA-rosette Comfy Duck restaurant at the Oaklands Hall Hotel to pursue his own catering business.

Over £10k raised to buy drinks for Manchester hospital staff

24-May-2017 - A crowdfunding page has raised over £10,000 to cover the bar tab for staff working at a Manchester hospital treating victims of Monday’s terrorist attack.

Tom Kerridge joins top chefs backing Gary Usher's Wreckfish

23-May-2017 - Chef Tom Kerridge is to host a guest chef night at Gary Usher’s upcoming Wreckfish restaurant if the project hits its £200,000 crowdfunding goal.


Nine don'ts of social media for restaurants

22-May-2017 - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have transformed how restaurants market themselves. But too many are still getting social media all wrong, writes Tony Naylor.

Angel Zapata Martin joins Barrafina as executive head chef

19-May-2017 - Angel Zapata Martin has replaced Nieves Barragan Mohacho as executive head chef at Sam and Eddie Hart’s Spanish restaurant group Barrafina.

Asian restaurants warn of curry crisis over immigration plans

19-May-2017 - Conservative plans to double the charge on employing non-EU staff could prove dire for the UK's curry houses, trade bodies have warned.

National Chef of the Year 2018 semi-finalists announced

19-May-2017 - The 41 semi-finalists for the Craft Guild of Chefs’ National Chef of the Year 2018 competition have been announced.

Former Fat Duck chef to open Manchester cafe

18-May-2017 - Former Aumbry and Fat Duck chef Mary-Ellen McTague has been appointed to overhaul the food offering at Manchester Art Gallery.