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60-Second Skill: The perfect latte

60-Second Skill: The perfect latte

With the growth of coffee culture in the UK in recent years, having a decent coffee offering has become indispensable. Here Andrew Tolley, co-founder of Harris + Hoole and head judge at the UK Barista Championships, demonstrates how make the perfect latte.

Published: 05-Sep-2014

Dish Deconstructed: Mushroom spaghetti with ceps pil pil from Tickets, Barcelona

Dish Deconstructed: Mushroom spaghetti with ceps pil pil from Tickets, Barcelona

At the recent Estrella Damm Gastronomy Congress, Fran Agudo – head chef of Tickets in Barcelona – revealed the method behind the restaurant’s mushroom spaghetti with ceps pil pil.

Published: 22-Aug-2014

60-Second Skill with Nigel Haworth: finely chopped onion

60-Second Skill with Nigel Haworth: finely chopped onion

Being able to chop finely is an essential skill if you want to make sauces or stocks with an onion base. Here Nigel Haworth, chef patron of the Michelin-starred Northcote hotel, gives BigHospitality the 60-second lowdown on the best way to finely chop an onion.

Published: 08-Aug-2014

Infographic: London hospitality trends

Infographic: London hospitality trends

The rise in property prices in the capital's prime central locations is prompting a change in hotel developers' attitudes, according to Wetherell's 'Sleeping in London' report.

Published: 07-Aug-2014

Dish Deconstucted: José Pizarro's roasted monkfish with Serrano ham, black olives and thyme

Dish Deconstucted: José Pizarro's roasted monkfish with Serrano ham, black olives and thyme

At the recent Estrella Damm Gastronomy Congress, chef and restaurateur José Pizarro revealed the method behind a dish full of Spanish flavour: roasted monkfish with black olives, Serrano ham and thyme. 

Published: 05-Aug-2014

Training for staff retention: Jamie's Italian

Training for staff retention: Jamie's Italian

Staff retention can be greatly improved by providing new recruits with the right training. BigHospitality visited a Jamie's Italian kitchen to find out more about the company's training programme.

Published: 21-Jul-2014

VIDEO: National Restaurant Awards 2014

VIDEO: National Restaurant Awards 2014

The National Restaurant Awards 2014 took place in London last week, with the top 100 list revealed alongside a number of special awards celebrating excellence in the UK restaurant industry.

Published: 08-Jul-2014

60-Second Skill: Using #foodporn to your advantage

60-Second Skill: Using #foodporn to your advantage

Customers posting pictures of your food on social media is a trend you can't escape, but by following simple guidelines you can actually use the #foodporn craze to your advantage.

Published: 27-Jun-2014

60-Second Skill: Pouring champagne

60-Second Skill: Pouring champagne

As demonstrated at the Moet UK Sommelier of the Year competition, champagne pouring requires skills and knowledge. BigHospitality gets top tips from this year's winner Kathrine Larsen .

Published: 16-Jun-2014

The future of London dining

Video the future of London dining

As London's rents continue to climb, restaurateurs are finding innovative ways to open new venues.

Published: 16-May-2014

World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2014: Top chefs on what it takes to make it on the list

World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2014: Top chefs on what it takes to make it on the list

Every year, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards celebrate the best places to eat around the globe. This year, Noma was voted the best restaurant in the world, stealing the top spot back from El Celler de Can Roca. But what does it take to make it on the list?

Published: 12-May-2014

Exclusive interview with MasterChef: The Professionals winner and finalists

Exclusive interview with MasterChef: The Professionals winner and finalists

BigHospitality talks to MasterChef: The Professionals 2013 winner Steven Edwards and finalists Adam Handling and Scott Davies about what the show has changed for their business and future plans.

Published: 07-May-2014

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2014: Exclusive video interviews with top chefs including Massimo Bottura

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2014: Exclusive video interviews with top chefs including Massimo Bottura

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2014 saw Danish restaurant Noma dramatically reclaim the title of world’s best restaurant from El Celler de Can Roca – BigHospitality was there to capture the action and chat to some of the chefs about what it means to be on the list. 

Published: 02-May-2014

Non-alcoholic drinks: How to improve your coffee offering

Non-alcoholic drinks: How to improve your coffee offering

In the final part of our special feature on non-alcoholic drinks, BigHospitality travelled to the London School of Coffee in Kingston to meet artisan coffee producer Paddy & Scott's, and ask what restaurants and bars can do to improve their coffee offering.

Published: 24-Mar-2014

National Apprenticeship Week: The way forward for hospitality

National Apprenticeship Week: The way forward for hospitality

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.

Published: 05-Mar-2014

Customer-focused technology: High-tech hospitality in action

Customer-focused technology: High-tech hospitality in action

For the final part of our technology special feature, BigHospitality checked in at one of the country’s most high-tech hotels to bring you an exclusive video report on the business benefits of customer-focused technology.

Published: 25-Feb-2014

Housekeeping Olympics: Celebrating the heart of hotels

Housekeeping Olympics: Celebrating the heart of hotels

Hotel housekeepers are the unsung heroes of the industry, but where would we be without them all? The Housekeeping Olympics, held last month in London, gave this labour-intensive and multi-skilled profession the recognition it deserves. 

Published: 05-Feb-2014

Aiden Byrne on Manchester House: Business success before Michelin star

Aiden Byrne on Manchester House: Business success before Michelin star

Manchester House, the partnership between chef Aiden Byrne and restaurant and pub company Living Ventures, opened its doors for trade in September with the firm aim of putting Manchester on the culinary map and bagging the city a Michelin star. 

Published: 19-Dec-2013

Hospitality House: Behind the scenes of the industry’s new home

Hospitality House: Behind the scenes of the industry’s new home

The Hospitality Guild’s new hub and training venue aims to help the sector address its skills gap and nurture the talent of the future. BigHospitality headed to the official launch to take a closer look.

Published: 11-Dec-2013

Claude Bosi: Hibiscus must evolve to stay on top

Claude Bosi: Hibiscus must evolve to stay on top

Two-Michelin-starred chef Claude Bosi says he must not turn a blind eye to the increasing ‘casualisation’ of fine-dining as he looks to try and keep people flocking through the doors of his Mayfair establishment Hibiscus.

Published: 18-Nov-2013

Chef collaboration: Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder on working together at Hartnett Holder & Co.

Chef collaboration: Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder on working together at Hartnett Holder & Co.

Can having two chefs' names above a restaurant door really work? That was one of the questions BigHospitality asked Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder in this exclusive video interview at the Restaurant Show earlier this month. 

Published: 28-Oct-2013

VIDEO: The National Restaurant Awards 2013

VIDEO: The National Restaurant Awards 2013

The National Restaurant Awards 2013 took place in London last week, where 100 of the nation's top restaurants heard their place on the prestigious list and picked up a handful of special awards.  

Published: 15-Oct-2013

Young National Chef of the Year 2013: 'Driving out the best in the industry'

Young National Chef of the Year 2013: 'Driving out the best in the industry'

There is just a week to go until the final of the Young National Chef of the Year 2013, when one of eight chefs aged between 18 and 23 will find out if their entry is strong enough to make them the winner of this year's title. 

Published: 01-Oct-2013

Tom Kitchin & Dominic Jack on Michelin stars, the rise of Edinburgh and running a 'gastropub'

Tom Kitchin & Dominic Jack on Michelin stars, the rise of Edinburgh and running a 'gastropub'

Edinburgh's dining scene is almost unimaginable without Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack, chef-patrons of the Michelin-starred The Kitchin and Castle Terrace restaurants who recently opened their family-friendly dining pub The Scran & Scallie.

Published: 21-Aug-2013

Burger business: Why quality and traceable beef will prevail

Burger business: Why quality and traceable beef will prevail

With London’s burger boom showing no signs of abating, BigHospitality took a trip to a beef cattle farm in Scotland to find out how one of the newest burger joints to hit the capital is championing the quality and traceability of its patties to stand out from the ever-growing crowd.

Published: 17-Jul-2013