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Massimo Bottura confirms London location for UK homeless kitchen

28-Apr-2017 - Massimo Bottura’s non-profit kitchen, Food for Soul, will open at St Cuthbert’s Centre in London’s Earl’s Court, the group has finally revealed.

Friday Five: The week's top news

28-Apr-2017 - We round-up some of the top stories in hospitality you might have missed this week.

Fifteen Cornwall appoints Adam Banks as head chef

28-Apr-2017 - Adam Banks has been appointed head chef at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall.

Jamie's Italian launches pizza range with Deliveroo

28-Apr-2017 - Jamie’s Italian, the restaurant chain led by chef Jamie Oliver, has begun offering a range of pizzas exclusively through Deliveroo.

Humble Grape to open third site as it smashes £1m crowdfund goal

28-Apr-2017 - Wine bar group Humble Grape has confirmed it will open its third site in Islington this summer, after smashing its most recent £1m crowdfunding goal.

Ex-Zucca chef to head up restaurant by Borough Market

28-Apr-2017 - Former Zucca chef Lale Oztek is to head up the kitchen of a new European restaurant opening opposite London’s Borough Market. 

María Fernanda Di Giacobbe on the power of chocolate

28-Apr-2017 - Winner of the Basque Culinary World Prize 2016, María Fernanda Di Giacobbe, works to empower disadvantaged women in Venezuela through chocolate production. As the 2017 prize approaches its deadline for nominations,...

Opening of the week: Del 74

28-Apr-2017 - What: This buzzy no-frills taqueria is the latest addition to London’s burgeoning taco scene.Who: Jorge Felizardo, who co-launched Taberna Mercado with Nuno Mendes, has teamed...

Ed Balls to headline 2017 hospitality summit

27-Apr-2017 - Former shadow chancellor and Strictly Come Dancing star Ed Balls has been announced as keynote speaker at this year’s hospitality and tourism summit in London.

Jeremy Brown joins Hotel Cafe Royal as executive chef

27-Apr-2017 - Jeremy Brown has been appointed executive chef at the Hotel Café Royal in London.

Majority of London chefs struggle with long working hours

27-Apr-2017 - Over two thirds of London chefs believe the long-hours culture of professional kitchens is damaging their physical and mental health, according to a study by Unite.

Brighton's Chilli Pickle hits crowdfunding target

27-Apr-2017 - Acclaimed Brighton Indian restaurant The Chilli Pickle has hit its £700,000 crowdfunding target to help expand its business across the south of England. 

People On The Move: April 2017

27-Apr-2017 - From Simon Rogan leaving Claridge's, Neil Moffitt stepping down from Hakkasan, and new senior roles at The Principal Hotels Group and Hotel du Vin, it's been an eventful month. We...

Simon Rogan to leave Fera at Claridge's and re-open Roganic

26-Apr-2017 - Chef-restaurateur Simon Rogan is to leave his Michelin-starred Fera at Claridge’s restaurant in a 'mutual agreement', and is in talks to re-launch his Roganic concept elsewhere.

Calcutta Street to open second site, in Brixton

26-Apr-2017 - Bengali-style Fitzrovia restaurant Calcutta Street is to open a second site in Brixton this June. 

Pidgin team to launch British dim sum restaurant

26-Apr-2017 - The team behind Hackney’s Michelin-starred Pidgin are spreading their wings to launch a new Mayfair restaurant in June.

Ex-Grenache chef to head up MasterChef winner's restaurant

26-Apr-2017 - Former Grenache chef-owner Mike Jennings is to head up the kitchen at MasterChef winner Simon Wood’s upcoming Manchester restaurant.

Trawler Trash wants to bring sustainable seafood to Islington

26-Apr-2017 - Hospitality group Fork & Blade is to open a new sustainable fish restaurant in London.

Former Midsummer House chef buys family pie restaurant

26-Apr-2017 - Danny Gill, former head chef at the two Michelin-starred Midsummer House, has bought his parents’ pie shop and restaurant in Lincoln.

Seven restaurants set for new £15m Chinatown food hub

25-Apr-2017 - Property developer Shaftesbury is to launch a new £15m food and retail hub in London’s Chinatown later this year.

Rosa’s Thai Market Kitchen: A “break away from shopping centre food”

25-Apr-2017 - The Rosa’s Thai Café group has explained its new concept, Rosa’s Thai Market Kitchen, as a “faster way of delivering the Rosa’s offering” and a “break away from shopping centre...

YO! Sushi to launch new concept at Boxpark Croydon

25-Apr-2017 - YO! Sushi is ditching the conveyor belt for the launch of its new street food pop-up at Boxpark Croydon.

Cottons Caribbean restaurant to open two new sites

25-Apr-2017 - Caribbean restaurant group Cottons is to open two new sites, one in Shoreditch and one in Vauxhall.

Restaurants urged to apply for business rates relief

25-Apr-2017 - A £300m relief fund set up to help operators hit by rising business rates is now available for local councils to share out, the government has said.

UK chosen as Top 5 country for 2019 Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie

25-Apr-2017 - The United Kingdom has been selected as one of the Top 5 countries granted automatic entry to the 2019 Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie.

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