All news articles for May 02, 2014

Research commissioned for Barclays shows that foreign tourism spending is set to rise by 34% by 2017

Foreign tourism annual spending set to rise 34% by 2017

By Lauren Houghton

Barclays’ Tourist Dynamics report 2014 estimates that spend on hospitality is set to rise rapidly by 2017 as spending from growing numbers of foreign tourists is predicted to reach over £27bn.

Porky’s BBQ restaurant will open a second site in Bankside this June, after the success of its first site in Camden.

Porky’s BBQ to open second London site

By Lauren Houghton

Husband and wife team Simon and Joy Brigg are opening their second Porky’s BBQ restaurant in Bankside this June, after the success of their first site in Camden.

Adam Handling, Scott Davies and Steven Edwards

MasterChef magic: Business has tripled since the show

By Melodie Michel

Business has flourished at the restaurants headed by MasterChef: the Professionals 2013 finalists, Steven Edwards, Adam Handling and Scott Davies revealed in an exclusive interview with BigHospitality.

Alissia Clarke (left) and Jodie Britton (right) receive their prizes from Esher Williams (centre).

Hot Talent 2014: winners announced

By Lauren Houghton

The winners of Hotelympia’s Hot Talent competition for promising under 30s in the hospitality industry have been announced as Alissia Clarke of Village Urban Resorts in Walsall and Jodie Britton of the Bristol Marriott Royal.

Brian Turner: Pearls of Wisdom

By Jo Lutrario

The Yorkshire-born celebrity chef, true hero of TV’s Ready Steady Cook, industry ambassador and the UK’s go-to chef competition judge, talks about the changing restaurant landscape and how his father’s fascination with flavours set him up for a life in...

James Sommerin, who previously held a Michelin star as head chef of The Crown at Whitebrook, is shortly to open his own restaurant in Cardiff.

Chef James Sommerin to open his own restaurant

By Lauren Houghton

In an exclusive interview with BigHospitality chef James Sommerin, who previously held a Michelin star as head chef of The Crown at Whitebrook, tells us about his new restaurant venture opening this month in Cardiff. 

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