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Flash-grilled with Ben Hobson head chef at Bob Bob Ricard City in London

Flash-grilled: Ben Hobson

By James McAllister

The head chef at Bob Bob Ricard City in London on a troubling Michelin memory, what he'd be doing if he wasn't in kitchens, and his dream dinner party guests.

Disabled being denied full access to hospitality

Disabled people being denied full access to hospitality

By Georgi Gyton

Disabled people are being denied some of the pleasures of eating and drinking out because of inaccessible or difficult to navigate venues and websites and poor customer service, a new report by the Business Disability Forum has found.

Pret to expand into India under its latest global franchise agreement

Pret to expand into India

By James McAllister

Pret A Manger is to expand into India with up to 100 sites expected to open in the country over the next five years, under its latest global franchise agreement.

Fernando Cubas head sommelier Theo Randall at the InterContinental restaurant

Uncorked: Fernando Cubas

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at Theo Randall at the InterContinental on his Italy-focused list, Trentino-based producer Elisabetta Foradori and his love of Sicilian wines.

Clare Smyth's new cookbook Core

Book review: Core

By Stefan Chomka

Clare Smyth's book is fascinating insight into what it takes to be a chef at the very top of their game.

L'Enclume Simon Rogan named chef of the year National Restaurant Awards three Michelin stars

Cartmel king: Chef of the Year Simon Rogan

By BigHospitality

L'Enclume's promotion to three-star status this year was just one of a number of reasons why Simon Rogan was named Chef of the Year at the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2022.

BrewDog eyes blockchain

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BrewDog eyes blockchain

By BigHospitality

BrewDog is working with digital finance platform Globecap on options for investors to 'tokenise' their equity in the craft beer business.

How I Got Here: Tom Stock co-founder of Burger & Beyond

How I Got Here: Tom Stock

By James McAllister

The co-founder of Burger & Beyond, which has just launched a huge 119-cover site in London's Soho, on swapping a career in construction for one in restaurants.

Trading in city centres bounces back CGA

Trading in city centres bounces back

By Shwetali Sapte

Out-of-home food and drink sales grew in all 10 of the country’s biggest city centres over the four weeks to 4 June, new research from CGA and Wireless Social reveals.

Santiago Lastra named in 50 Next list

Santiago Lastra named in 50 Next list

By James McAllister

Santiago Lastra has been named a 'Hospitality Pioneer' in the second edition of The World's 50 Best group's 50 Next list.

Andrew Sheridan Black & Green restaurant Worcestershire Barnt Green

Latest opening: Black & Green

By BigHospitality

Andrew Sheridan’s latest project sees him return to his hometown to open a bijou dining spot.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This week's main hospitality news stories include Paul Ainsworth and Tommy Banks launching an employee exchange programme, rail strikes, and Honest Burgers ditching V Honest after just six months.

Flash-grilled: Emilia Strazzanti chef and co-founder of Sicilian ingredient supplier, meal kit and supper club brand Strazzanti

Flash-grilled: Emilia Strazzanti

By James McAllister

The chef and co-founder of Sicilian ingredient supplier, meal kit and supper club brand Strazzanti on her career, from training at culinary school at 16 to running her own business.

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