10-Mar-2014 - Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez is to open a second London restaurant with the Gonzales brothers this summer.
10-Mar-2014 - Heston Blumenthal’s new ‘nostalgic British restaurant’ will be called The Perfectionists’ Café and will open at Heathrow’s newly redeveloped Terminal 2 in June.
10-Mar-2014 - Former Fat Duck chef James ‘Jocky’ Petrie has been appointed head of development at The Ledbury in Notting Hill.
10-Mar-2014 - The Craft Guild of Chefs is once again hunting for the UK’s brightest upcoming culinary star in the Young National Chef of the Year competition.
07-Mar-2014 - Cornwall’s Watergate Bay Hotel is opening a new brasserie that blends local influence with American and European cuisine.
07-Mar-2014 - As the seventh annual National Apprenticeship Week draws to a close, BigHospitality has heard from an array of hotels, restaurants and pubs - and even Boris Johnson – all pledging their support for the initiative.
07-Mar-2014 - Dindin Kitchen, a new fast-casual Persian restaurant concept, is set to make its debut next month with a 30-cover restaurant opening in Holborn.
07-Mar-2014 - Restaurateur Peter Ilic is looking to take the London grab-and-go market by storm, with plans to open at least 30 outlets for his healthy fast food brand Foodilic over the next five years.
07-Mar-2014 - The Orchid Group has revealed plans to carry out ‘significant works’ across 13 of its businesses in this financial quarter, with more to follow in the rest of the year.
07-Mar-2014 - The executive chef at Marlon Abela’s two-Michelin starred restaurant The Greenhouse, in Mayfair, which has just been awarded four AA rosettes, discusses his preference for French food in an English setting.
06-Mar-2014 - The search is back on for the UK’s most innovative food and drink enthusiasts, with the Young British Foodie Awards 2014 now open for entries.
06-Mar-2014 - The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) has revised its membership structure, introducing a category specifically for young people in the profession.
06-Mar-2014 - The Fusion Group of Companies, which owns and operates a collection of hotels and self-catering lodges in Scotland, is set to open a new food and drink destination with rooms in Perthshire.
06-Mar-2014 - Fresh from securing £13.5m of new funding for expansion, Raymond Blanc's Brasserie Bar Co is expecting to open its third White Brasserie Company pub in Orpington later this year and is currently in talks on another four units.
06-Mar-2014 - Privately-owned bar, club and restaurant company Glendola is investing £1m into two new food and drink establishments at Glasgow’s Central Station.
05-Mar-2014 - The Japan Centre Group is continuing its expansion of restaurants in London with a third site for its Shoryu Ramen concept opening in the West End next month.
05-Mar-2014 - The Mayor of London Boris Johnson got National Apprenticeship Week off to a ‘frying start’, gaining a hands-on experience of hospitality apprenticeships at a budget hotel in the capital.
04-Mar-2014 - Boon Rawd Brewery, the Thailand-based company that produces Singha beer, has brought its Asian street food concept Pacata back to London with a new restaurant opening in Covent Garden.
04-Mar-2014 - Glion Institute of Higher Education, one of the world’s top three institutes of higher education for an international career in hospitality management, has launched a London Summer Academy for budding industry leaders.
04-Mar-2014 - Chefs from across the UK are being urged to enter MasterChef: The Professionals 2014, with the deadline for applications closing on 4 April.
03-Mar-2014 - Chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton has unveiled plans for his first City restaurant, which will open on the site of Gary Rhode’s former eatery on the 24th floor of Tower 42 in May.
03-Mar-2014 - Marco Pierre White has signed a major deal with a hotel development company which will see the ‘godfather of modern cooking’ roll out 50 branded restaurants across the UK and Northern Ireland over the next five years.
03-Mar-2014 - Hospitality businesses in London’s West End enjoyed strong trading last year, but competition for prime retail space could hamper future expansion, according to a new report.
03-Mar-2014 - Event caterer Amadeus has won a £5m contract to manage the new Riverside Clubhouse in Stratford-upon-Avon.
03-Mar-2014 - As National Apprenticeship Week kicks off, a new study has revealed that demand for apprenticeships is outstripping supply in England, and boosting the number of apprentices would provide a £4bn a year boost to the economy.
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