02-May-2012 - Black Garlic Limited - the company which produces the first ingredient of its kind, transformed from local and European white garlic in 14 days – is to be produced in the UK and made more accessible for chefs.
01-May-2012 - René Redzepi, whose Danish restaurant Noma has been crowned the World’s Best Restaurant for the third year running, tells BigHospitality how the diminutive but innovative restaurant has been able to remain so consistent.
01-May-2012 - Hotel Terravina, the hotel and restaurant owned by world-renowned sommelier Gerard Basset and his wife Nina, has merged with Alan Murchison's fine-dining restaurant group 10 in 8.
01-May-2012 - While just three UK restaurants featured on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list this year, a further five venues came in the top 100.
01-May-2012 - The World's 50 Best Restaurants awards 2012 have been announced and, while Rene Redzepi’s Noma scooped top spot, the movers and shakers further down the list have made for some interesting findings.
01-May-2012 - The 2011 Masterchef winner Tim Anderson is to launch a pop-up restaurant in association with Citroën in Shoreditch offering a five course tasting menu inspired by the five senses.
30-Apr-2012 - Danish restaurant Noma has been voted the World's Best Restaurant for the third year running, beating Spanish restaurants El Cellar de Can Roca and Mugaritz respectively to the top spot.
30-Apr-2012 - More than 150 chefs, restaurateurs and food producers operating in the UK, as well as some of the World’s 50 Best chefs, are visiting Downing Street today to launch a campaign to promote the UK’s food scene abroad.
30-Apr-2012 - The branded restaurant sector is to grow by more than 20 per cent in three years and fast food operators are to spearhead growth in the eating out industry, according to the Allegra Project Restaurant 2012 report from Allegra Strategies and Barclays.
30-Apr-2012 - With just hours to go until the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, make sure you tune in to BigHospitality on Facebook and Twitter for all the gossip, with live updates, photos and exclusive video interviews throughout the evening.
30-Apr-2012 - Chef Maurizio Morelli, who has run the Latium restaurant in London’s Fitzrovia for the past eight years, has opened a second site in Marylebone.
30-Apr-2012 - Almost half of UK restaurant-goers – equating to some 15 million people - rate discount vouchers as ‘very’ or ‘extremely’ important when deciding where to dine out, with the number continuing to increase.
30-Apr-2012 - On the eve of the unveiling of the 2012 Worlds 50 Best Restaurants list, BigHospitality went to meet the 50 Best Academy - those who head up the voting for the awards - to find out what they look for when choosing restaurants to vote for and their predictions for this year.
30-Apr-2012 - Hygiene Audit Systems, a food and health safety consultancy, has launched Hawk, an online food safety management system designed to allow hospitality operators to store and view food safety monitoring records at a time and place that is convenient to them.
27-Apr-2012 - The Plaza restaurants at Salford's Lowry Outlet Mall have seen sales rise by more than 20 per cent driven in part by the increased footfall in the centre from nearby developments including the BBC move to MediaCityUK.
27-Apr-2012 - French bistro chain Cote has been revealed as the company with the fastest-growing profits within the UK's restaurant, pub and quick service market.
27-Apr-2012 - Advertising in all the right places and whittling down prospective candidates for a job can seem wasted if you are forced to dig out the job description again after only a few months. So how can you ensure staff development supports the recruitment process in the hospitality sector with noted low levels of staff retention?
27-Apr-2012 - Eight colleges from across the UK are set to go head-to-head in the 2012 finals of the student catering competition Nestlé Toque d’Or.
27-Apr-2012 - Alan Murchison took up his first post in the kitchen as a porter at the age of 14. During the 1990s, the Scot worked in a number of Michelin-starred kitchens, including Claridges, Nobu, Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons and L’ortolan. He returned to the latter in 2001 as executive chef/managing director and in 2007 he re-opened the renowned Hibiscus restaurant in Ludlow as La Bécasse. In 2010, Murchison launched the 10 in 8 Fine Dining Group, with an ambitious aim to operate 10 Michelin-starred restaurants by 2018.
27-Apr-2012 - Two entrepreneurs with an interest in Brazilian and Japanese cuisine are planning to introduce London's diners to a new style of Latin American food this month with the launch of what is though to be London's first Brazilian temakeria.
26-Apr-2012 - Restaurant, hotel and coffee shop operator Whitbread has reported an 11.2 per cent increase in total revenue for the financial year to 1 March 2012, with Group like-for-like sales also up 2.6 per cent.
26-Apr-2012 - Gaucho's finance and commercial director Charlie McLean has been appointed managing director at its sister group CAU to help push forward expansion of the restaurant chain.
26-Apr-2012 - So you’ve advertised a role in your business and the applications are beginning to pour in. But how do you effectively search through stacks of CVs and what questions should you be asking in the interview stage to make sure you’re picking the best person for the job?
26-Apr-2012 - Coeliac UK - the national charity for people suffering with coeliac disease - is today stepping up its efforts to help food businesses capitalise on the burgeoning market for gluten-free options.
26-Apr-2012 - Rex Restaurant Associates, the company headed up by experienced restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, has received private equity backing to fund expansion plans for the group that owns The Wolseley.