Fresh from being named winner of MasterChef: The Professionals 2014, Jamie Scott has spoken to BigHospitality about how it feels to win the show, where he finds inspiration as a chef and his plans for the future.
As the year pulls to a close, BigHospitality looks back at some of the biggest stories of the year – from Noma stealing back the title of World’s Best Restaurant to floods, beer duty and Tom Kerridge's long-awaited second pub.
The number of diners reporting lactose or gluten intolerance has risen in 2014, while the number of diners ordering vegetarian or nut-free dishes has fallen, according to data collected by food pre-ordering service TellTheChef.
Electra Partners has agreed the acquisition of the UK franchise of TGI Friday’s, the Karen Forrester-led chain, from Sentinel Capital Partners and TriArtisan Capital Partners, in a deal valued at c£230m.
Quick service is very important for men when dining out during the Christmas period, while women focus more on the whole experience, according to research by CGA Peach and hospitality technology provider Zonal Retail Data Solutions.