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The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 19/09 - 23/09

23-Sep-2016 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Tilda launches Young Chef of the Year 2017 competition

23-Sep-2016 - Young chefs are being encouraged to show off their skills by entering the 2017 Tilda Young Chef of the Year competition.

VIEWPOINT

Goodwood Estate's Darron Bunn on why hospitality businesses have a duty to invest in future talent

23-Sep-2016 - Darron Bunn has racked up more than 20 years' as a chef, working with Marco Pierre White and Nico Ladenis before running gastropubs, leading brigades at five-star hotels and more. As group executive chef at Goodwood Estate he oversees all food operations, managing a team and the in-house Chef Academy. 

Tom Kerridge and Adam Byatt to cook at Greyhound pub for Alex Lewis Trust

22-Sep-2016 - Chefs Tom Kerridge and Adam Byatt are to appear at Stockbridge pub The Greyhound on the Test, which was named Michelin Pub of the Year in 2014, for a series of one-off fundraising supper clubs.

Hippo Inns to launch The Islington Townhouse in London

22-Sep-2016 - Pub-style restaurant and bar The Islington Townhouse, from London-based pub group Hippo Inns, is to launch its sixth venue in London’s Angel this winter.

Prescott & Conran to open Parabola at London's Design Museum

21-Sep-2016 - Sir Terence Conran and Peter Prescott are to open their new restaurant, Parabola, within the newly-relocated, John-Pawson-designed Design Museum in London's Kensington, next month.

Cask ale market grows to £1.7bn a year

21-Sep-2016 - The cask ale category is now worth £1.7bn a year in the UK, but pubs still need to do more to raise awareness of the drink.

Dandelyan and Plateau bartenders win chance to create new single malt whisky

21-Sep-2016 - Bartenders Jack Wareing and Georgia Billing have been chosen to help create a new single malt whisky after winning the UK final of Auchentoshan's New Malt Order competition. 

ASK THE EXPERTS

How hospitality can prepare for the next business rates assessment

19-Sep-2016 - Ahead of the next revaluation of business rates in April next year Richard Wackett, a partner at Montagu Evans, addresses hospitality operator's potential concerns. 

National Chef of the Year 2017 finalists

19-Sep-2016 - These are the finalists for the National Chef of the Year 2017 competition, which will be held at The Restaurant Show on Tuesday 4 October. 

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 12/09 - 16/09

16-Sep-2016 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

London bartenders to battle it out in inaugural Quo Vadis Soho Negroni Championship

16-Sep-2016 - Bartenders from London venues Quo Vadis, Hix, Polpo, The Clove Club and Bernardi’s are among those set to take part in the inaugural Soho Negroni Championship next month.

Where to find inspiration at The Restaurant Show 2016

15-Sep-2016 - This year’s Restaurant Show is all about inspiring you and your business to be the best. We’ve delved into the programme ahead of the event and dug out our top picks especially for you. 

Trends: Number of snack plates on menus rises 60%

15-Sep-2016 - Eating out operators are lowering the price of main courses but are boosting consumer spending by offering more starters, snacks and small plates.

BHA condemns view that hospitality is not a good career as ‘outdated’

14-Sep-2016 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has branded the view that hospitality is not a good career for young people as ‘an outdated viewpoint’.

Caravan to open third London restaurant

14-Sep-2016 - All-day dining brand Caravan is to open a third London restaurant - in Bankside - next month. 

One in 10 diners admit to not paying the bill because of waiting times

13-Sep-2016 - Over one in 10 UK restaurant-goers have admitted to leaving a restaurant, café or bar without paying the bill, either because they didn’t want to wait any more, or couldn’t find a member of staff.

Why the gin trend is showing no sign of drying up

13-Sep-2016 - The popularity of gin in the UK is showing little sign of waning with sales of the spirit breaking the £1bn barrier six months earlier than predicted according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

Restaurant cleanliness more important than customer service, finds report

12-Sep-2016 - Food hygiene ratings have greater influence over a diner’s choice of venue than customer service, according to research by food safety management company Checkit.

Frontier Pubs opens first site in London

12-Sep-2016 - Frontier Pubs, the joint venture between Enterprise Inns and London gastropub operator Food & Fuel, has opened its first site in the capital.

Big Red Teapot to open fourth Edinburgh site

12-Sep-2016 - Edinburgh-based bar operator Big Red Teapot is to open a fourth bar and restaurant in the city's West End. 

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 05/09 - 09/09

09-Sep-2016 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Whitbread to open flagship Bar & Block at King's Cross

09-Sep-2016 - Whitbread is to open a flagship branch of its steak-focused all-day dining restaurant Bar & Block at London's King's Cross. 

Hospitality businesses to provide evidence for seaside towns inquiry

08-Sep-2016 - Owners of hospitality and tourism businesses in seaside towns are being asked to help MPs with an inquiry into the problems facing these areas. 

Good Pub Guide 2017: The Horse Guards Inn named Pub of the Year

08-Sep-2016 - The Horse Guards Inn in Tillington, West Sussex, has been named the Good Pub Guide Pub of the Year 2017.