All news articles for April 2021

Emma Woods to step down as Wagamama CEO

Emma Woods to step down as Wagamama CEO

By James McAllister

Wagamama chief executive Emma Woods has announced she plans to step down from the role and hand over to her internally appointed successor, Thomas Heier.

Leon sold to EG Group

Leon sold to EG Group for £100m

By Joe Lutrario

Leon has been acquired by forecourt retailer and fast food operator EG Group in a deal reported to be worth up to £100m.

Image credit: Steven Joyce

Flash-grilled: Raul Diaz

By James McAllister

Sommelier Raul Diaz, whose new book Wine & Recipes was published last year, on his favourite food and drink pairing, why steak can be overrated, and being an amateur musician.

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 Albert Adrià closing nearly all his Barcelona restaurants, operators struggling with inconsistent enforcement of outdoor trading rules, and Bar Crispin opening in Soho.

Executive chef and Great British Menu finalist Kerth Gumbs parts ways with Ormer Mayfair

Kerth Gumbs parts ways with Ormer Mayfair

By James McAllister

Kerth Gumbs has left his role as executive chef at Ormer Mayfair, saying the time had come for him 'to start a new chapter' in his professional life.

FENN restaurant Fulham opening

Latest opening: FENN

By Joe Lutrario

The owners of Hackney's NEST have renamed and repositioned their Fulham restaurant Harlequin, bringing in a new team of considerable pedigree in the process.

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