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Sat Bains talks of what could be next, revealing secrets to his restaurant’s success

10-Oct-2012 - Sat Bains has hinted that his next business venture could come in the form of a brasserie-style restaurant, but the two-Michelin-starred chef is still content with his eponymous site in Nottingham, claiming that the London dining scene isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. 

Koffmann's chef Ben Murphy crowned Young National Chef of the Year 2012

10-Oct-2012 - Ben Murphy, chef de partie at Pierre Koffmann's London restaurant has been named Young National Chef of the Year 2012 following a tense final at The Restaurant Show.

Alyn Williams named National Chef of the Year 2012

09-Oct-2012 - Alyn Williams, chef-patron of Michelin-starred Alyn Williams at The Westbury, has been crowned National Chef of the Year 2012 after a hard-fought final at The Restaurant Show.

Casa Malevo pair to open Zoilo Restaurant & Bar in London next month

09-Oct-2012 - Diego Jacquet and Alberto Abbate, the duo behind Casa Malevo in London’s Connaught Village, are opening a second Argentine restaurant in the capital with the launch of Zoilo Restaurant & Bar in Marylebone next month.

Hospitality insolvencies continue to rise

09-Oct-2012 - Hospitality and leisure (H&L) was one of the worst-hit sectors in the UK in terms of insolvencies over the past year, a new report has found.

Michael Caines appointed non-exec director at Bath Priory, steps down from exec chef role

09-Oct-2012 - Michael Caines is to stand down as executive chef at the newly Michelin-starred Bath Priory after being appointed a non-executive director at Andrew Brownsword's country house hotel group Bath Priory Limited.

Street Food: Is there a danger the trend could become too popular for its own good?

09-Oct-2012 - Restaurant operators have been warned the growing popularity of the street food trend could lead to an unsustainable growth in the market and a dilution of the original origins of the concept.

The Ledbury wins National Restaurant Award hat trick

08-Oct-2012 - The Ledbury has been voted the UK's best restaurant for the third year running at the National Restaurant Awards, beating Pollen Street Social and The Hand and Flowers to the top spot. 

News in brief

Richmond Catering wins ECats event catering competition at The Restaurant Show 2012

08-Oct-2012 - A team of private event caterers from Richmond Creative Event Catering has won the inaugural Event Caterers Team Challenge (ECats), held at The Restaurant Show.

New Sport & Tourism Minister Hugh Robertson delivers first speech to hospitality industry

08-Oct-2012 - In his first speech to the industry, new Sport and Tourism Minister Hugh Robertson claimed tourism will play a central role in the legacy for 2012 and that the Government considers the industry as an important driver of the economy, but failed to address some of the issues it faces. 

The Restaurant Show 2012 opens with Sat Bains, Paul Foster and Claire Clark centre stage today

08-Oct-2012 - This year's Restaurant Show has opened at Earl's Court 2 in London, kicking off three days of events designed to help restaurateurs and chefs build a better business.

Tom Kerridge's apprentice honoured in HTP Training Awards for Excellence

08-Oct-2012 - Connor Black, who is about to begin an apprenticeship in Tom Kerridge's Michelin-starred pub The Hand & Flowers, is among hospitality industry individuals and employers who have been honoured in the 2012 HTP Training Awards for Excellence.

Soren Jessen to open 1776 restaurant next to 1 Lombard Street

08-Oct-2012 - Soren Jessen, the man behind 1 Lombard Street in London’s Bank, is set to open a second restaurant neighbouring the fine-dining establishment later this month.

Hospitality employers must change to attract Generation Y workforce

08-Oct-2012 - Employers across the hospitality industry must change their staff policies and adapt to the needs of the Generation Y workforce if they want to attract and retain talent in the future. 

Michelin Guide 2013: What makes a Michelin-starred restaurant?

05-Oct-2012 - Following last week's early release of the 2013 Michelin Guide to Great Britain & Ireland, the Guide's editor Rebecca Burr has revealed how the inspectors define a Michelin-starred restaurant and what some establishments must do to take things to the next level.

Gordon Ramsay: Hospitality businesses should be doing more to help UK unemployed

05-Oct-2012 - Gordon Ramsay believes today’s unemployed ‘have it too easy’ and that more hospitality businesses should be rolling out their own modern-day apprenticeship programmes as opposed to hiring migrant workers for low wages.

James Durrant: Career Profile

05-Oct-2012 - Chef James Durrant recently saw his life ambition come true when he bought, renovated and opened his own restaurant – The Plough Inn in Hampshire. A protégée of Gordon Ramsay, Durrent worked within GRH for nine years, starting at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay as a junior sous chef before moving onto Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's as Senior Sous Chef and ending his career with the group as Executive Chef at Maze, working directly in hand with Jason Atherton.

Bath Ales set to open largest food-led pub to date

05-Oct-2012 - Independent south west-based brewer Bath Ales is set to open its 11th managed pub and its largest to date when the latest site under the Graze brand launches near Bath Spa train station.

M&J Seafood launches new Tally initiative

05-Oct-2012 - Trade seafood supplier M&J Seafood has introduced a new service - the Tally initiative - which allows chefs to trace the fish they buy back to the fishmonger who prepared it.

Atrium and Blue owners return to Edinburgh's restaurant scene with Timberyard

04-Oct-2012 - Andrew and Lisa Radford, the husband-and-wife team behind the long-running Edinburgh restaurants Atrium and Blue, have returned to the industry with the opening of a new restaurant called Timberyard which they are running with their three children.

New management training programme launched to improve hospitality's customer service standards

04-Oct-2012 - With Channel 4’s Hotel GB currently highlighting the importance of customer service standards in the UK (albeit in Big Brother fashion), the People 1st Training Company has developed a new programme to give UK managers the skills to create a long-lasting customer service culture within their hospitality businesses.

The Tippling House bar & restaurant to open in Aberdeen

04-Oct-2012 - The man behind cocktail catering company 10 Dollar Shake is launching his first bar and restaurant, The Tippling House, in Aberdeen later this month.

Call Systems Technology launches lightweight two-way radio for busy catering businesses

04-Oct-2012 - Call Systems Technology has launched the Motorola CLP mini two-way mini radio for use in busy restaurants where staff need to be able to communicate with each other quickly and easily.

Prezzo and Pizza Hut add gluten-free options, is the industry doing enough?

04-Oct-2012 - With Prezzo and Pizza Hut the latest branded national operators to up their gluten-free offerings, the rest of the industry needs to ‘get up to speed’ when it comes to catering for customers suffering with coeliac disease. 

The Ambrette fine-dining Indian restaurant set for South East and London expansion

03-Oct-2012 - Dev Biswal, chef patron of The Ambrette restaurant which has sites in Margate and Rye, has revealed plans to expand the Indian fine-dining concept to six sites in the South East and London before embarking on a new business venture under a franchise model.