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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

David Yeo on Hutong at The Shard, restaurant design and operating at height

David Yeo on Hutong at The Shard, restaurant design and operating at height

Hutong at The Shard - the second of three restaurants to take up residence in the iconic London skyscraper - opens today. Ahead of the opening, BigHospitality was invited to tour the restaurant and meet David Yeo, the owner and founder of Aqua Restaurant Group, for an exclusive video.

Published: 26-Jun-2013

National Waiters Day: A day in the life of a maître d’ with Paulo de Tarso

National Waiters Day: A day in the life of a maître d’ with Paulo de Tarso

To celebrate the first ever National Waiters Day, BigHospitality decided to discover a little bit more about one of the most important front-of-house restaurant roles - the maître d’. For this exclusive video we spent a morning with Bar Boulud's Paulo de Tarso.

Published: 19-Jun-2013

Focus on wine: What it takes to be a top sommelier

Focus on wine: What it takes to be a top sommelier

The Moet UK Sommelier of the Year competition took place in London last week with Clement Robert of Medlar in Chelsea, finally taking the title after five attempts. 

Published: 05-Jun-2013

Jonathan Neame: Beer duty cut has given Shepherd Neame confidence to invest in 40 pub projects

Jonathan Neame: Beer duty cut has given Shepherd Neame confidence to invest in 40 pub projects

Jonathan Neame, chief executive of brewer and pubco Shepherd Neame, has revealed the cut in beer duty has given him the confidence to accelerate investment in his company's expanding pub estate. 

Published: 29-May-2013

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2013: El Celler de Can Roca video interview

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2013: El Celler de Can Roca video interview

Joan Roca, the co-founder and head chef of El Celler de Can Roca, has told BigHospitality he expects the impact of his restaurant being named number one on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list to be 'huge' - bigger than the effect of other accolades such as Michelin stars.

Published: 09-May-2013

The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2013: Video interviews with Thomas Keller, Heston Blumenthal and Brett Graham

The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2013: Video interviews with Thomas Keller, Heston Blumenthal and Brett Graham

As three Michelin-starred El Celler de Can Roca stole the world's best restaurant title from René Redzepi's Noma, BigHospitality was at The World's 50 Best Restaurants to chat to some of the chefs including Heston Blumenthal, Thomas Keller, Brett Graham, Raymond Blanc and Jason Atherton.

Published: 02-May-2013

Jason Atherton on ambitions, Gordon Ramsay and why Social Eating House is an investment in talent

Jason Atherton on ambitions, Gordon Ramsay and why Social Eating House is an investment in talent

In an exclusive video interview filmed at his newest restaurant Social Eating House, chef-restaurateur Jason Atherton has spoken about his ambitions for his growing empire and revealed how he has learnt from Gordon Ramsay as he hands more power to number two Paul Hood.

Published: 18-Apr-2013

Grant Hearn on learning from supermarkets, beating Premier Inn and making Travelodge better value

Grant Hearn on learning from supermarkets, beating Premier Inn and making Travelodge better value

In an exclusive video interview with BigHospitality, Travelodge chief executive Grant Hearn has revealed how he plans to learn from the growth of supermarkets as he leads the budget hotel operator following its turbulent recent past. 

Published: 10-Apr-2013

Non-alcoholic drinks: Making money from mocktails with Tony Conigliaro

Non-alcoholic drinks: Making money from mocktails with Tony Conigliaro

In the third part of our special feature on non-alcoholic drinks, BigHospitality sat down with leading mixologist and bar owner Tony Conigliaro for an exclusive video on how to make money from mocktails and to discover some current trends and practical tips and recipes for alcohol-free cocktails. 

Published: 27-Mar-2013

Hospitality technology: Behind the scenes of the hotels, restaurants and pubs of the future

Hospitality technology: Behind the scenes of the hotels, restaurants and pubs of the future

In the final part of our series of special articles on technology in hospitality, BigHospitality paid a visit to three of the most high-tech restaurants, hotels and pubs to investigate the business benefits for a special video report.

Published: 01-Mar-2013

Relighting Luminar: Peter Marks reveals the ups and downs of running nightclubs

Relighting Luminar: Peter Marks reveals the ups and downs of running nightclubs

After saving Luminar from administration in December 2011, Peter Marks labelled the business 'a crash waiting to happen', but the nightclub veteran was convinced he could restore the industry giant to its former glory. Just over a year on, are Luminar's lights back on for good?

Published: 20-Feb-2013

Keeping sweet: Are pastry chef careers valued in the UK?

Keeping sweet: Are pastry chef careers valued in the UK?

From William Curley to Claire Clark, the UK has produced some of the leading masters in chocolate, sugar and all things sweet. However employers still report difficulties in filling pastry chef vacancies - so is a career in pastry as valued in this country as it is elsewhere?

Published: 13-Feb-2013

The Bocuse d'Or 2013: Putting Britain on the culinary map

The Bocuse d'Or 2013: Putting Britain on the culinary map

International chef competition The Bocuse d'Or took place in Lyon, France last week with the UK team taking fourth place and winning two of the five special prizes. 

Published: 07-Feb-2013

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