21-Jun-2012 - Daniel Marshall of the Imperial hotel in Great Yarmouth and Arnaud Bardary of The Maze in London have been named as the UK winners of the 2012 Chaîne des Rôtisseurs’ Young Chef and Young Sommelier of the Year competitions.
21-Jun-2012 - A fine dining restaurant with a menu designed by Frank Bordoni is to be launched within the National Football Museum when the museum opens in Manchester's landmark Urbis building next month.
21-Jun-2012 - Catering equipment manufacturer Classeq has launched the new Eau de Vie water system and Ice-O-Matic ice machines for restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars.
21-Jun-2012 - BigHospitality rounds up the latest appointments in the hospitality industry. This month sees key appointments at hotels, restaurants and pubs including DoubleTree by Hilton, Carlson Rezidor and The Fishpool Inn.
20-Jun-2012 - Sushisamba operator Samba Brands Management has announced it is to open Duck and Waffle, a 24-hour restaurant, at the Heron Tower in August.
20-Jun-2012 - Restaurant and pub groups across the UK saw a welcome 2.6 per cent increase in collective like-for-like sales in May, with total sales up 6.5 per cent on the same month last year.
20-Jun-2012 - Following a significant refurb, the Le Méridien Piccadilly hotel has relaunched its terrace restaurant as the Terrace Grill & Bar specialising in grilled, modern British meat and seafood alongside a central gin bar.
20-Jun-2012 - Crab Quay House, a new restaurant, bar and deli concept, is set to launch in the heart of Brixham Fish Market next month, serving local produce cooked in a modern British and European style.
20-Jun-2012 - Women 1st, the programme set up by People 1st to help women achieve their career aspirations in hospitality, announced the winners of the 2012 Shine Awards last night following the inaugural Women 1st Conference held at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge.
20-Jun-2012 - At the first ever British Hospitality Association (BHA) Summit earlier this month there was widespread discussion on what the industry and the Government should be doing to boost the hospitality sector - but what do the experts think?
20-Jun-2012 - Catering equipment supplier Nisbets has introduced the Taurus Mycook heated blender to the UK market; it combines a number of kitchen processes saving time and use of extra utensils.
19-Jun-2012 - Heinz Foodservice has this month unveiled five new additions to its premium Heinz Kitchen range of culinary bulk sauces, specifically developed for the ‘increasingly adventurous consumer palate.’
19-Jun-2012 - Jill McDonald, UK chief executive and president of Northern Europe for McDonald’s Restaurants, is delivering the keynote speech at the inaugural Women 1st Conference today at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge.
19-Jun-2012 - Alex Scrimgeour, joint managing director of Côte Brasserie, has given fellow UK restaurant operators some of his top tips on maintaining or enhancing food quality in the premium casual dining market.
19-Jun-2012 - The Hippodrome Casino – the UK’s first ‘international style’ casino – is set to open in London’s Leicester Square next month, featuring five bars and four dining rooms spread over three floors of the property.
19-Jun-2012 - Premier Inn, Costa Coffee and Beefeater operator Whitbread has reported a rise in like-for-like sales in the 13 weeks to 31 May driven by its coffee shop and hotel business but said a 'sharper focus' on restaurants was yielding results.
18-Jun-2012 - While Gondola Group topped this year's R200 list of the 200 largest restaurant and food-led pub operators in the UK, those appearing in the second half of the list are attracting just as much attention as the larger players.
18-Jun-2012 - Restaurant, pub and bar operator Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has this year made its R200 debut, coming in at second on Restaurant magazine’s list of the 200 largest restaurant and food-led pub groups in the UK, ranked by number of sites.
18-Jun-2012 - After starting work at the restaurant within The Sportsman casino in London's West End as a kitchen hand, Mahmud Zaman is this week planning to re-open the restaurant under his own name.
18-Jun-2012 - As Slow Food Week kicks off with a number of events planned to promote the slow food ethos and small, local producers, the Slow Food UK Chef Alliance has announced it has now signed up 50 chefs including Michel Roux Jr, Marcus Wareing and Brett Graham.
18-Jun-2012 - Christie & Co has said hospitality businesses are learning to deal with 'new normal' trading conditions in a report which also says a further 2,500 pubs need to close to make the sector competitive and predicts there is hope for restaurants in the remaining part of the year.
18-Jun-2012 - A new campaign urging chefs to cut just 24 calories from each dish on their menu to help meet Government obesity targets without impacting food quality has been unveiled by Unilever Food Solutions (UFS).
18-Jun-2012 - Food manufacturer and supplier Mars Foodservice has launched two new Dolmio pasta sauces for trade designed to save chefs time when preparing lasagne.
16-Jun-2012 - Firmdale Hotels co-founders Tim and Kit Kemp are among the hospitality figures recognised in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours List, while it has been announced separately that restaurateur and Great British Menu judge Oliver Peyton is being made an honorary OBE.
15-Jun-2012 - Danish-born Troels Bendix holds claim to the rare title of Master Baker. He initially trained as a chef at the Culinary Institute of Denmark before moving to London to work at the Sugar Club in 1999. In 2001, he founded Breads Etcetera, growing from a one-man band to a bakery with its own shop and cafe, supplying top London outlets.