All news articles for October 19, 2012

David Mulcahy (centre-right) picked up the Chris Beaumont Award at last night's Springboard Awards for Excellence

Springboard Awards for Excellence 2012: Winners revealed

By Luke Nicholls

The hospitality industry turned out in force at the Novotel London West last night (18 October) to celebrate the Springboard charity’s 10th annual Awards for Excellence which rewarded those promoting careers and talent across the sector.

After recording a profit for the first half of the year, Richoux Group has now confirmed its return to the acquisition trail with the purchase of a site in Chislehurst, Kent, for a Villagio restaurant

Richoux confirms expansion of Villagio brand to Chislehurst

By Peter Ruddick

Richoux Group has acquired the former police station on the High Street in Chislehurst, Kent, and confirmed to BigHospitality it will open the property as a restaurant under the Villagio Ristorante concept at the beginning of December.

Garufin restaurant & café-bar will open on 24 October in Lambs Conduit Passage, Holborn

Garufin Argentinian restaurant & café-bar set for Holborn

By Luke Nicholls

Alberto Abbate and Gustavo Vazquez, the restaurateurs behind Garufa in Islington are to open their second venture in London - Argentinian restaurant and café-bar Garufin - with new business partner and executive chef Ernesto Paiva.

Ross Shonhan, owner, Bone Daddies

Ross Shonhan: Career Profile

By Luke Nicholls

Australian-born Ross Shonhan, former head chef at Zuma and Nobu, is set to open Japanese ramen concept Bone Daddies in Soho next month. The chef reveals his career achievements and challenges and explains his love affair with Japanese cuisine.

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