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.
03-Oct-2012 - Behind every restaurant industry big name, high-profile restaurateur or Michelin-starred chef is a hard-working chef heading up a kitchen with someone else's name above the door - this month BigHospitality celebrated those hidden heroes with a video investigating the lives of the chefs behind the chefs.
03-Oct-2012 - High street restaurant chains were the big winners in last night's Academy of Food and Wine Service (AFWS) 2012 Annual Awards for Excellence with two Brasserie Blanc and TGI Friday's general managers scooping the top prizes.
03-Oct-2012 - The recent flurry of new chicken-led restaurants shows no signs of abating with more set to launch in the capital in the coming months.
02-Oct-2012 - Gordon Ramsay is dishing out the orders in the restaurant, Mary Portas is in charge of the rooms and Gok Wan is running the bar. The stars of Hotel GB think the show will have an eventual wider impact on our hospitality industry - are they right? BigHospitality went behind the scenes at the hotel to find out.
02-Oct-2012 - Restaurant and pub groups such as Nando's, Pizza Hut, Mitchells & Butlers and JD Wetherspoon are cutting their energy consumption across the business by as much as 15 per cent by getting their staff to make small changes to their behaviour.
02-Oct-2012 - Ever wondered who is running the kitchen for Heston Blumenthal, Marcus Wareing or Jason Atherton when they are busy in TV studios or planning their next business move?
02-Oct-2012 - McCain Foods has developed a mashed potato product for the foodservice sector which allows caterers to produce creamy and fluffy mash in 15 minutes.
01-Oct-2012 - Fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain Tortilla has been able to continue with its plans to operate up to 25 sites in the UK by the end of 2013 after securing £2.25m of funding from bank group Santander.
01-Oct-2012 - Jan Matthews, head of catering, cleaning and waste at the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG), has been announced as the new chairman of hospitality networking association Arena.
01-Oct-2012 - Brighton vegetarian restaurant Terre a Terre has been forced to close temporarily after a fire swept through its ground-floor kitchen in the early hours of this morning (1 October).
01-Oct-2012 - La Hechicera, a premium rum from Colombia is now available in the UK and is being aimed at mixologists and bartenders at high-end bars and restaurants.
28-Sep-2012 - Jamie Barber, owner of Hush in Mayfair, has revealed plans to open a second Hush brasserie offshoot in St Pauls next summer.
28-Sep-2012 - Arjun Waney, the man behind Le Petite Maison, The Arts Club and one half of the duo behind Zuma and Roka, is set to launch Coya – a contemporary Peruvian restaurant and private members bar - in Mayfair this November.
28-Sep-2012 - Mark Poynton, chef-patron of Alimentum restaurant in Cambridge, awarded its first Michelin star yesterday, has revealed ambitions to open a second site in London.
28-Sep-2012 - In the last part of the BigHospitality guide to new Christmas products available to hospitality businesses, we put the spotlight on Just Desserts latest range of alternatives to Christmas pudding including a Fever Tree ginger beer cheesecake.
27-Sep-2012 - Ex-DJ turned restaurateur Martin Morales has announced plans to open a second restaurant in London following the success of Ceviche in Soho's Frith Street.
27-Sep-2012 - The Michelin Guide 2013 for UK and Ireland has awarded two stars to L'Enclume, Sketch and Michael Wignall at The Latymer in a year that sees Dabbous, Alimentum and Heston Blumenthal's pub The Hinds Head receive their first Michelin stars.
27-Sep-2012 - It doesn't matter how much you've prepared, what events you’re running, or even if you’re thinking of doing something completely different this year, if you want to have yourself a profitable Christmas, the quality and variety of the food and drink you offer is paramount.
27-Sep-2012 - Chefs and restaurateurs across the country are being forced to reconsider the meat options on their menus after a global shortage of pork and bacon has been deemed ‘unavoidable’ next year by Britain’s National Pig Association.
27-Sep-2012 - Maze sommelier Arnaud Baudary has gained second place in the 2012 Chaîne des Rôtisseurs’ International Young Sommelier of the Year competition.
27-Sep-2012 - Giggling Squid, a small Thai restaurant group with four sites across Sussex and Kent, has revealed bold plans to become the first major national Thai chain with a target of 50 sites over the next five years.
27-Sep-2012 - With Red Tractor Week currently underway, a new survey from the not-for-profit organisation has revealed that over half of diners (56 per cent) now look for its symbol when eating out.
27-Sep-2012 - Colbert, the new restaurant from The Wolseley and Delaunay owner Rex Restaurant Associates, is set to open its doors in Chelsea next month with Andrew Woodford as head chef and Daniel Craig as general manager.
27-Sep-2012 - Foodservice wholesale distributor and supplier 3663 has released details of its Christmas range of products including new luxury crackers and the return of Woodland Kraft sustainable crackers.