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Shaken and stirred: Zilouf's transformed by 100 Hoxton team

12-Mar-2014 - The team behind 100 Hoxton have refurbished Islington bar and restaurant Zilouf's, with a new Asian-fusion menu and cocktail offering to tempt local workers.

Development Chef Awards 2014 shortlist announced

11-Mar-2014 - The shortlist for the inaugural Development Chef Awards 2014, which recognises and rewards the best menus, dishes and multi-site chefs across the restaurant and pub sector, has been announced.

Work-based hospitality training programme launches in Merseyside

11-Mar-2014 - A new training initiative has been launched to educate and empower young people from across Merseyside to allow them to begin their careers in the hospitality industry.

Michel Roux Jr quits MasterChef: The Professionals over clash with BBC

11-Mar-2014 - “Negotiating with the BBC can be a frustrating process,” said Michel Roux Jr as the legendary two-Michelin-starred chef announced he will not be working for the corporation for the foreseeable future.

Mayfair hotel plays host to interactive pop-up

11-Mar-2014 - Grovesnor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living is to host a week-long pop-up featuring two award-winning chefs.

Pension auto-enrolment: Hospitality checklist

11-Mar-2014 - With major changes gathering pace in the world of workplace pensions, BigHospitality has spoken to a number of industry experts to give you everything you need to know to ensure a smooth transition into the automatic enrolment scheme.

Taste of Peru: Lima team to open second London restaurant

10-Mar-2014 - Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez is to open a second London restaurant with the Gonzales brothers this summer.

Heston Blumenthal reveals details of new T2 restaurant

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. 

James Petrie to join The Ledbury

10-Mar-2014 - Former Fat Duck chef James ‘Jocky’ Petrie has been appointed head of development at The Ledbury in Notting Hill.

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Young National Chef of the Year 2014

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. 

Watergate Bay Hotel opens new brasserie

07-Mar-2014 - Cornwall’s Watergate Bay Hotel is opening a new brasserie that blends local influence with American and European cuisine.

National Apprenticeship Week 2014: Hospitality leads the way

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.

Dindin hits Holborn

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.

Foodilic eyes 30 London restaurants in five years

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.

Orchid Group reveals plans for significant investment in 2014

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.

Arnaud Bignon: Pearls of Wisdom

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.

Young British Foodie Awards 2014

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.

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AFWS launches new membership for young recruits

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.

Fusion Group looks to revamp Perthshire’s hospitality offering

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. 

Brasserie Bar Co begins pub expansion, plans ‘more relaxed’ restaurants

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.

Glendola pulls into Glasgow Central

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.

Shoryu snaps up third site

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.

National Apprenticeship Week: The way forward for hospitality

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.

Singha beer brewer opens Asian restaurant in London

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.

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Glion launches London Summer Academy

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.