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Mastara Chef: Apprenticeship scheme aims to tackle ethnic skills shortage

10-Jan-2014 - With immigration rules closing the door on all but the most senior chefs hoping to join the UK restaurant industry, there’s a crisis simmering in the kitchens of the nation’s curry houses. A recently launched initiative from the Asian Restaurants Skills Board seems to have found an answer.

Chefs' Choice Awards 2014: Winners revealed

10-Jan-2014 - Restaurant magazine’s annual Chefs’ Choice Awards reveal the finest products, suppliers, brands and equipment gracing kitchens across the land. The winners have been voted for by professional chefs from every sector of the industry.

Kenny Atkinson searches for apprentices for Newcastle restaurant House of Tides

09-Jan-2014 - Chef Kenny Atkinson is looking to develop the skills of young people in the industry by recruiting five apprentices for his new restaurant House of Tides. 

Hospitality industry urged to 'Register. Swab. Save a Life'

09-Jan-2014 - Members of the hospitality industry are being urged to register their interest in stem cell donation to help save the life of a 16 month old girl with a rare form of Leukaemia. 

Billy Reid appointed executive chef at Danesfield House Hotel

09-Jan-2014 - Billy Reid has been appointed executive chef of Danesfield House Hotel & Spa in Marlow following a two-month winter residency. 

Bob Bob Ricard owner plans £15m restaurant

09-Jan-2014 - Leonid Shutov, the man behind Soho’s Bob Bob Ricard, is planning to open ‘London’s largest luxury restaurant’ next year, having acquired the former Just St James site in Mayfair.

NatWest and RBS launch emergency loan fund to help storm-struck hospitality businesses

09-Jan-2014 - NatWest and RBS have launched a £250m interest free loan fund to help out hospitality businesses who have been affected by the recent floods and strong winds. 

News in brief

Entries open for first Development Chef Awards

09-Jan-2014 - Restaurant magazine is seeking entries from the UK's top multi-site chefs for its inaugural Development Chef Awards. 

Hazy sunshine with cloudy spells is forecast for UK eating-out market

08-Jan-2014 - Increasing consumer confidence will drive growth in the UK restaurant sector through 2014, according to industry experts, but will be tempered by the continued squeeze on operators’ profit margins.

Branded coffee shop sales up 9.3% in 2013

08-Jan-2014 - Branded coffee shop sales rose by 9.3 per cent last year with 5,531 outlets turning over a total of £2.6bn according to latest figures from Allegra Strategies.

Restaurants, pubs and coffee shops celebrate bumper festive period

08-Jan-2014 - The festive period appeared to be one of the strongest on record for many restaurant and pub groups across the UK, despite the recent challenges to footfall caused by the extreme weather.

News in brief

Wine Australia brings dining focus to Australia Day Tasting

08-Jan-2014 - Wine Australia is adding a dining focus to this year's Australia Day Tasting by including a dedicated space for food and wine pairing. 

Five Guys to open in Guildford and Kingston

08-Jan-2014 - US burger chain Five Guys Five Guys has ramped up its presence in the South East, after securing new openings in Guildford and Kingston.

Food for thought: Should restaurants be forced to display hygiene ratings?

07-Jan-2014 - It is now compulsory in Wales and there are calls for the rest of the UK to follow suit. But opponents of the current system say it is inconsistent and open to misconception. Should all restaurants and takeaways be required by law to display their food hygiene ratings?

Brooklyn Bowl heads to O2

07-Jan-2014 - New York-based entertainment venue Brooklyn Bowl is set to launch its first UK outpost at The O2 in London later this month.

Chef Adam Bennett picked as UK's Bocuse d'Or candidate for second time

07-Jan-2014 - Adam Bennett, head chef at The Cross at Kenilworth, is to represent the UK in the Bocuse d'Or for a second time after winning a cook-off in Birmingham yesterday. 

News in brief

Annual Awards of Excellence 2014 open for entries

07-Jan-2014 - The Academy of Culinary Arts is now accepting entries for the 2013 Annual Awards of Excellence, which recognises and encouragse the most talented and up-and-coming young chefs, pastry chefs and waiters.

Toasties, BBQ joints and Greek wine: Restaurant magazine predicts what will be hot in 2014

07-Jan-2014 - The toastie, barbecue restaurants and Greek wine are all tipped to make it big in 2014 according to predictions by the team at Restaurant magazine, whose first edition of the year is out on Wednesday 8 January.

Giaconda Dining Room becomes restaurant, café & bar

07-Jan-2014 - Giaconda Dining Room, the family-run café in central London, has begun the New Year under a new guise with the launch of La Giaconda Restaurant, Café and Bar on the site.

ASK THE EXPERTS

How to manage your hotel, restaurant and pub laundry

06-Jan-2014 - With the start of the new year Steve Clarke of the Brilliant Laundry Group  gives his advice on how best hoteliers, restaurateurs and publicans can manage their laundry service. 

Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley to close for renovation and re-launch

06-Jan-2014 - Marcus Wareing is to shut his two Michelin-starred restaurant Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley for more than two months to allow for renovation work which will enable him to re-launch it with a new focus and new name in March. 

Happy New Year: What's hot in hospitality for 2014

03-Jan-2014 - What does 2014 hold for the hospitality industry? We’ve looked into our crystal ball (and spoken to a few industry experts) to predict some of the big trends and developments in the world of restaurants, hotels and pubs over the next 12 months. 

Young’s Seafood launches first restaurant

03-Jan-2014 - Seafood supplier Young’s has partnered with renowned fish & chip shop operators Mark and Pete Petrou to launch its first restaurant in Cambridge at the end of the month.  

David Moore to launch US smokehouse concept

02-Jan-2014 - David Moore, the man behind Michelin-starred London restaurants L’Autre Pied and Pied à Terre, is teaming up with Sean Martin – who revived the Northumberland Arms in Fitzrovia and the Barley Mow in Marylebone - to open a new US smokehouse-style concept, 160 degrees Fahrenheit in West Hampstead. 

Tom Aikens to close Chelsea restaurant

02-Jan-2014 - Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Tom Aikens is to close his eponymous flagship restaurant in Chelsea.