11-Jun-2012 - Tebay South in Cumbria has become the first motorway service station to receive a five-star rating from VisitEngland with the family-run business praised in particular for its quality food using locally-sourced produce.
11-Jun-2012 - A new entertainment service aimed at helping pubs, restaurants, hotels and events venues provide customers with something different and help boost revenue has launched in the UK.
11-Jun-2012 - Restaurateur and Great British Menu judge Oliver Peyton has announced his business, Peyton and Byrne, is to open a second restaurant at the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) in London; a restaurant Peyton says will 'push the boundaries' of dining.
11-Jun-2012 - Charlie Hird, the 12-year-old son of restaurateur and Tavistock Leisure managing director Mark Hird, has won a radio station’s Junior Entrepreneur of the Year award for setting up a business which supplies his father’s restaurant with meat.
08-Jun-2012 - The finalists competing in the 2012 Chaîne des Rôtisseurs' Young Chef and Young Sommelier of the Year competitions have been revealed.
08-Jun-2012 - Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants managing director Patrick Dempsey has revealed the Premier Inn operator is considering introducing a London living wage and urged fellow hospitality employers to join The Big Conversation to talk about jobs and apprentices in the industry.
08-Jun-2012 - One of the UK’s most respected Italian chefs, Giorgio Locatelli is chef patron at Locanda Locatelli in London’s Mayfair and a second restaurant in Dubai. He has featured in three major TV series and has published two books with a third in the works.
07-Jun-2012 - QikServe, an app that allows diners to view a restaurant menu, order food and drinks for their specific table and pay the bill using their own iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone, has been launched in the UK.
07-Jun-2012 - International restaurant company Hakkasan Group has announced plans to open two new restaurants in the city of London this autumn.
07-Jun-2012 - The majority of pubs, restaurants and hotels across the UK experienced a welcomed boost in trade over the course of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee bank holiday weekend with businesses located close to organised events, or holding their own, benefiting the most.
07-Jun-2012 - Carluccio's and Corney & Barrow have been confirmed as the first food and beverage operators to become future tenants at London Waterloo train station when a £10m project to build a new balcony there is completed.
07-Jun-2012 - The first British Hospitality Association (BHA) Hospitality & Tourism Summit has been held with the gathered audience of industry experts encouraged to lobby and work with Government instead of simply complaining about issues such as tourist visas and VAT.
07-Jun-2012 - Jus-Rol Professional is making it easier for chefs to serve healthier pies, quiches and desserts to diners by launching a reduced fat pastry range.
07-Jun-2012 - Brandon Stephens, founder of the Mexican restaurant chain Tortilla, will be discussing the challenges involved in searching for the right site for a restaurant at Restaurant magazine’s R200 Business Seminar later this month.
06-Jun-2012 - BigHospitality’s sister title Restaurant magazine launched a new industry event last week – the Digital Innovation Forum - which presented operators with the very latest developments, products and thinking in restaurant technology.
06-Jun-2012 - The majority of chefs do not know which breed of chicken is on their menu or the provenance of the meat despite its continued popularity over pork or beef, according to a number of industry experts, including Mark Hix and the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA).
06-Jun-2012 - Wagamama is to present a major challenge to Yo! Sushi’s status as the UK’s only national branded sushi operator after deciding to serve sushi in all its restaurants.
06-Jun-2012 - Welsh chef Adam Gaunt-Evans has returned to his homeland after years working in kitchens across the globe to open a restaurant that champions Welsh seasonal produce.
06-Jun-2012 - Michelin-starred Edinburgh chef Tom Kitchin has told BigHospitality he views the unofficial role he has taken on as an ambassador for Scottish food and the restaurant industry in Scotland as increasingly important as he begins to branch out a little from just working in The Kitchin day-to-day.
06-Jun-2012 - Monin, producer of syrups and flavourings for coffees, cocktails and smoothies, has added a Black Forest gateau-inspired syrup to its range.
05-Jun-2012 - Village Hotels has been relaunched as De Vere Village Urban Resorts by newly-appointed chief executive Robert Cook, who has revealed target locations for the expanding brand and created a new restaurant concept, declaring the hotel brasserie 'dead'.
01-Jun-2012 - Caravan Restaurant & Bar, which currently has a site in in Exmouth Market, is heading into the capital for the opening of a second site in Kings Cross in August.
01-Jun-2012 - Complications and difficulties obtaining a tourist visa are a ‘major deterrent’ for potential visitors to the UK, reducing the impact of tourism as an engine for growth in the UK economy.
01-Jun-2012 - Thasanee Robinson, originally from Thailand, began her hospitality career as a trainee chef at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Foundation and remained in the kitchen for several years before deciding to switch to front-of-house. She is currently general manager at Theo Randall at the InterContinental in London.
31-May-2012 - The UK’s hospitality industry is set to benefit from the double bank holiday weekend afforded by the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee as the majority of Brits plan to remain on home soil to celebrate.