Our latest interviews with the hospitality industry's finest as well as news of all the latest moves and new appointments across the hotel, restaurant and pub sectors. 

Restaurateur Will Ricker also owns the likes of La Bodega Negra, E&O and Eight Over Eight

Will Ricker to launch juice bar concept

By Mark Wingett

Will Ricker, founder of Ricker Restaurants, which owns and operates a number of successful restaurants in London and New York, has teamed up with author and filmmaker Joe Cross, to launch a new juice bar concept in London called The Juice Well.

Mourad Mazouz: Pearls of Wisdom

By Joe Lutrario

The Algerian-born restaurateur behind London’s Sketch and Momo and a number of other restaurants and bars in Paris and the Middle East on pop-ups, seeking investment from friends, and why he objects to his restaurants being referred to as a mini empire. 

Blumenthal will offer his trademark ‘magical dining experience’ at The Fat Duck in Melbourne

Blumenthal takes The Fat Duck Down Under

By Luke Nicholls

Heston Blumenthal is temporarily relocating his legendary three-Michelin-starred restaurant The Fat Duck while carrying out a six-month refurbishment of the original site in Bray.

Alain Ducasse, whose career spans 30 years, will open RIVEA at the Blugari Hotel in London in May

Alain Ducasse brings Rivea to London

By Luke Nicholls

Legendary French chef Alain Ducasse is set to launch Rivea – an informal Mediterranean restaurant situated within the five-star Bulgari Hotel in West London - in May.

Arnaud Bignon is the executive chef of The Greenhouse restaurant in Mayfair

Arnaud Bignon: Pearls of Wisdom

By Stefan Chomka

The executive chef at Marlon Abela’s two-Michelin starred restaurant The Greenhouse, in Mayfair, which has just been awarded four AA rosettes, discusses his preference for French food in an English setting.

Barnyard is the second London restaurant from Oskar Kinberg and Ollie Dabbous

Dabbous confirms second London restaurant

By Luke Nicholls

Barnyard, the second restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Ollie Dabbous and mixologist Oskar Kinberg, will open just a few minutes’ walk from their original site in Fitzrovia next month.   

James Lowe wants Lyle's to be 'a local restaurant for local people' (Image courtesy of John Carey)

James Lowe to open first solo venture

By Luke Nicholls

James Lowe, one third of the former Young Turks chef collective, is preparing to launch his first restaurant - Lyle’s – on the ground floor of the Tea Building in Shoreditch.

Brian wisdom has led People 1st since its inception 10 years ago

Brian Wisdom to step down from People 1st

By Luke Nicholls

Brian Wisdom is stepping down from his role as chief executive of People 1st after 10 years of service with the skills and workforce development charity. 

Industry stalwarts: Hotel teams of four descended upon the Millennium & Copthorne Hotel in Chelsea

Housekeeping Olympics: Celebrating the heart of hotels

By Luke Nicholls

Hotel housekeepers are the unsung heroes of the industry, but where would we be without them all? The Housekeeping Olympics, held last month in London, gave this labour-intensive and multi-skilled profession the recognition it deserves. 

Paul Foster will join the Dining Room restaurant at Mallory Court Hotel in February

Paul Foster to leave Tuddenham Mill

By Luke Nicholls

Chef Paul Foster is leaving Tuddenham Mill to take up the position of head chef at The Dining Room restaurant, situated within Mallory Court Hotel near Royal Leamington Spa in Warwickshire.

MasterChef: The Professionals judge Monica Galetti says TV work can be both a blessing and a curse for a chef

Monica Galetti: Pearls of Wisdom

By Luke Nicholls

She’s the Samoan-born Le Gavroche sous chef that has become known as the tough-talking MasterChef: The Professionals judge. But how much do we really know about Michel Roux Jr’s right-hand woman, Monica Galetti?

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