21-May-2012 - Jockey Frankie Detorri has launched Italian restaurant Sette on the Chelsea site of his former restaurant Cavallino with a new menu and with chef Stefano Stecca heading up the kitchen after leaving fellow Chelsea restaurant Blummyz in March.
21-May-2012 - Experienced commercial appliance manufacture Smeg Food Service solutions has launched its range of warewashers in the UK adding to its trade portfolio of products that includes cooking equipment.
21-May-2012 - Geoff Wilkinson, a building inspector, fire engineer and managing director of Wilkinson Construction Consultants, explains what hotels and other hospitality businesses need to do to stay within fire safey laws following recent prosecutions.
18-May-2012 - Akbar Ashburov, owner of the Lawn Bistro restaurant in Wimbledon, has opened a bakery and cafe just yards from his original restaurant.
18-May-2012 - Reform Social and Grill, a 110-cover restaurant and bar serving 'the best of British', is set to open in London's Mandeville Hotel next week.
18-May-2012 - The grand final of the Nestlé Toque d’Or student catering competition is underway, with eight of the UK’s catering colleges being put through their paces in the most varied range of exciting catering scenarios in the competition’s 24-year history.
18-May-2012 - To celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee next month, BigHospitality has spoken to restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars from across the UK to find out about the Jubilee-themed special offers and promotions they're running to capitalise on the increased footfall.
18-May-2012 - Mitchells & Butlers (M&B), which operates the Harvester and All Bar One brands, has reported positive sales growth in its half year results driven by food although profit for the business has dipped and poor weather has hit recent sales.
18-May-2012 - Foodservice ready meal supplier Classic Cuisine has launched a fish, chip and pea pie 'inspired by everything British', available to restaurants, pubs and bars in time for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
17-May-2012 - Simon Kossoff, chief executive of Italian restaurant chain Carluccio's, has been announced as guest speaker at the summer Arena lunch.
17-May-2012 - April proved to be a washout for the eating and drinking-out market as unusually cold and wet weather hit like-for-like sales, according to this month’s Coffer Peach Business Tracker.
17-May-2012 - CRS Leisure, owner of the Chicago Rib Shack brand, has sold its Knightsbridge restaurant to the global bar and restaurant brand Buddha Bar.
17-May-2012 - Cordon Vert, The Vegetarian Society’s cookery school, has crowned Gary Ashley from Southampton as the winner of its annual Chef of the Future competition.
17-May-2012 - An engineering firm has partnered with recycling company Ekko to roll-out a glass crusher to more pubs, restaurants and hotels following a successful trial in 100 companies, including pub-restaurant chain Mitchells & Butlers.
16-May-2012 - Wahaca, the Mexican street food restaurant concept co-founded by Masterchef winner Thomasina Miers, is to open a temporary restaurant at London's Southbank out of recycled ship containers; a development the company says is 'pushing the boundaries' of sustainable restaurant builds.
16-May-2012 - MWB Group, the company behind Hotel du Vin and Malmaison, has today confirmed the sale of two Bistro du Vin restaurants in London to the owners of the Burger & Lobster brand for £1.2m.
16-May-2012 - Network Rail has revealed it expects to post record retail figures from its newly-launched Western concourse at King's Cross station driven in part by the restaurants and bars on site including Leon and the Fuller's pub The Parcel Yard.
16-May-2012 - Italian restaurant chain Rossopomodoro, which has three venues in London and one in Birmingham, is set to unveil UK site number five in Camden tomorrow, with a further four to follow in the next eight months.
16-May-2012 - Alain Roux took over as chef patron of Bray's The Waterside Inn in 2002 and as the restaurant nears its fortieth birthday BigHospitality caught up with him to talk about the pressure of holding three Michelin stars and his passion for nurturing talent.
16-May-2012 - Hotel and restaurant linen supplier The Linen Group has secured an exclusive license for a new ‘polyvant’ range of linen in a bid to provide a more deluxe service for businesses.
15-May-2012 - Les Routiers UK & Ireland has become the latest restaurant guide to feature the Sustainable Restaurant Association's (SRA) sustainability ratings.
15-May-2012 - A burger served up in The Fence Gate Inn near Burnley, Lancashire, has reached the final two in an EBLEX competition to find England's Best Burger.
15-May-2012 - Lancashire-based, former Michelin-starred chef Paul Heathcote has announced he is to sell The Longridge Restaurant he first opened 22 years ago in order to concentrate on other projects.
15-May-2012 - The 40 chefs who have made it to the semi-finals of the 2012 National Chef of the Year (NCOTY) competition have been revealed by the Craft Guild of Chefs.
15-May-2012 - Rex Restaurants Associates (RRA), the restaurant company headed by Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, has appointed French natives David Collard and Olivier Lavigne du Cadet as head chef and general manager respectively for its new London restaurant Brasserie Zédel.