All news articles for September 2009

More than 16,000 people were asked to nominate the most influential figures of the industry

The 21 most influential people in the restaurant industry

By Stefan Chomka

To celebrate 21 years of the Restaurant Show we asked more than 16,000 people to name the key figures alive today who have had the biggest impact on the UK restaurant industry. Here are the names we were given

Brasserie St Jacques is now in the hands of Richard Weiss and Laurence Glayzer

Pulze’s Brasserie St. Jacques changes hands

By Joe Lutrario

Claudio Pulze has sold Brasserie St. Jacques to front and back of house partnership Richard Weiss and Laurence Glayzer after being open for just over a year.

Simon Rogan hopes his new farm and research facility will become  a model for other restaurateurs

L'enclume chef Simon Rogan takes on organic farm

By Paul Wootton

Chef Simon Rogan has opened a research and development facility next to L’enclume, his Cartmel-based restaurant with rooms, as well as acquiring an organic farm nearby

Michel Roux's Sauces will be published on 2 October

Michel Roux revises classic Sauces cookbook

By Marta Karcz

A new and revised edition of Michel Roux’s Sauces is to be released this week with a fresh look at recipes from the classic cookbook published a decade ago

Raymond Blanc receives his Lifetime Achievement Award from Natasha Kaplinsky and Rupert Miles, CEO of AA Publishing

AA awards Raymond Blanc lifetime achievement

By Emma Eversham

Raymond Blanc is given the Lifetime Achievement Award while Marcus Wareing, Sat Bains, Von Essen and Exclusive Hotels are also among those receiving accolades at the AA Hospitality Awards 2009/10

Stephen Williams worked at The  Square and The Ledbury before  moving to The Harwood Arms

Stephen Williams's BigTalent

By Becky Paskin

Stephen Williams, head chef of The Harwood Arms in Fulham, was close to quitting life as a chef before he’d even begun, but six years later he’s receiving glorious reviews and awards for his very-British gastropub. Speaking to Becky Paskin in our latest...

Hotels are warned to keep a 'tight rein' on costs to help them get through the autumn

Autumn 'critical time' for hotels

By Emma Eversham

KPMG predicts that this autumn will be a critical period in the future success of the UK's hotel companies as summer holidays come to an end and corporate business remains slow

Lee Cash (pictured), with business partner Hamish Stoddart wants to double Peach's estate

Peach Pubs aims to double estate

By Emma Eversham

The pub company founded by Lee Cash and Hamish Stoddart is aiming for 22 sites over the next few years