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60-Second Skill: Pizza dough

60-Second Skill: Pizza dough

Making the perfect pizza dough can be tricky: measurements need to be precise, and the effect of the yeast can easily be compromised. Chef Fabio Giuranna of Mayfair Pizza Co shows us the tricks of the trade.

Published: 24-Oct-2014

#AHC2014: Top 5 hotel sector trends

#AHC2014: Top 5 hotel sector trends

Hotel experts met last week at the Annual Hotel Conference in Manchester to discuss the future of the sector. Here is BigHospitality's round-up of the top five trends that will shape the industry.

Published: 24-Oct-2014

National Chef of the Year Award 2014

National Chef of the Year Award 2014

Organised by the Craft Guild of Chefs, the National Chef of the Year competition took place during the Restaurant Show.

Published: 20-Oct-2014

Adam Bennett: 'We can make a dent in the Bocuse d'Or'

Adam Bennett: 'We can make a dent in the Bocuse d'Or'

Speaking to BigHospitality at The Restaurant Show, Adam Bennett, who is representing the UK in the Bocuse d'Or 2015 and recently won his first Michelin Star as chef director of The Cross, spoke about how he prepares for high-profile competition, and British cuisine's status on the world food scene.

Published: 14-Oct-2014

Tom Kerridge: 'It’s not about success, it’s about getting better every day'

Tom Kerridge pubs interview

In an exclusive interview with BigHospitality at the Restaurant Show, Tom Kerridge explained why he believes pubs need to change and revealed the secrets behind his success at the Hand & Flowers.

Published: 13-Oct-2014

Dish Deconstructed: Salt baked chicken from Mews of Mayfair

Dish Deconstructed: Salt baked chicken from Mews of Mayfair

Michael Lecouteur, executive chef of Mews of Mayfair, recently told BigHospitality the secrets behind the restaurant’s Salt Baked Chicken.

Published: 10-Oct-2014

James Knappett and Sandia Chang: ‘It’s all down to our staff’

James Knappett and Sandia Chang: ‘It’s all down to our staff’

In another BigHospitality interview at the Restaurant Show 2014, James Knappett and Sandia Chang, the duo behind Bubbledogs and recently Michelin-starred Kitchen Table, talked about the importance of nurturing staff.

Published: 09-Oct-2014

Restaurant Show: Day two highlights

Restaurant Show: Day two highlights

The Restaurant Show continued yesterday (7 October) at Earls Court. Here are some of the highlights of the day.

Published: 08-Oct-2014

Clare Smyth: 'You can never lose focus'

Clare Smyth: 'You can never lose focus'

Clare Smyth talked to BigHospitality at the Restaurant Show 2014, telling us why she doesn't dwell on accolades and who she admires most in the industry.

Published: 08-Oct-2014

Restaurant Show 2014: Day one highlights

Restaurant Show 2014: Day one highlights

The Restaurant Show kicked off at Earl's Court yesterday (6 October). Here is a glimpse of some of the highlights for those who missed it.

Published: 07-Oct-2014

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