Career Profile

Paul Skinner with The Langham's  Tea Guild award

After hours with... Paul Skinner

By Emma Eversham

Paul Skinner, director of food and beverage at The Langham hotel in London, talks about his achievements, helping to win the hotel its recent Tea Guild award and why he loves working in the hotel sector

Henry Herbert will appear on Great British Menu next week

After hours with... Henry Herbert

By Emma Eversham

Henry Herbert, head chef at the Coach & Horses in Clerkenwell, London, talks about his fast track to success, appearing on Great British Menu and his future plans

Nicolas Clerc: Head sommelier and Wine Store manager at Le Pont de la Tour

After hours with...Nicolas Clerc

By Emma Eversham

Nicolas Clerc joined Le Pont de la Tour last May as head sommelier and manager of the Wine Store. He talks about his career and shares his top tips for success in his field

Jillian MacLean, managing director of Drake & Morgan

After hours with… Jillian MacLean

By Becky Paskin

Jillian MacLean launched bar and restaurant group Drake & Morgan in 2008, and is about to launch her third London site, The Anthologist,  near St. Paul's Cathedral next month

Jamie Stevens

After hours with... Jamie Stevens

By Emma Eversham

Jamie Stevens recently joined Abode Manchester as general manager. He started as a graduate trainee with Malmaison before joining Abode as operations manager and then moving up to GM of the group's Glasgow hotel

Nick Holmes, managing director of Rockliffe Hall in Co Durham

After hours with… Nick Holmes

By Becky Paskin

Nick Holmes joined Rockliffe Hall hotel in County Durham at the end of last year to oversee its long-awaited launch in November. Just months on and the managing director has ambitions to see the multi million pound hotel and spa join the top ten properties...

Sam Harrison

After hours with...Sam Harrison

By Emma Eversham

Restaurateur Sam Harrison talks about his achievements, tips for running a restaurant and his future plans

Leanne Langman, general manager of The Old Mill in Berkhamsted

After hours with… Leanne Langman

By Becky Paskin

Leanne Langman, sister of Peach Pubs co-founder Lee Cash, became the youngest general manager in the group at the age of 24. She now heads up The Old Mill in Berkhamsted

Charles Morgan, general manager at von Essen's The Forbury Hotel

After hours with… Charles Morgan

By Becky Paskin

Charles Morgan is the general manager of The Forbury Hotel in Reading, Von Essen’s newest five star property rescued from administration last October, and the first in the group’s new Metropolitan Set

Emily Hodgson

After hours with...Emily Hodgson

By Emma Eversham

BigHospitality catches up with one of hospitality's top achievers for the lowdown on her career and thoughts about the industry

Steve Groves

After hours with....Steve Groves

By Emma Eversham

BigHospitality catches up with one of hospitality's top achievers for the lowdown on his career and thoughts about the industry

Peter Avis, restaurant manager of Babylon at the Roof Gardens

Peter Avis's BigTalent

By Becky Paskin

The restaurant manager of Virgin-operated Babylon at the Roof Gardens speaks to Becky Paskin about how elocution lessons and a passion for goold-old American hospitality helped him become the Academy of Food and Wine's Restaurant Manger of the Year

Stephen Williams worked at The  Square and The Ledbury before  moving to The Harwood Arms

Stephen Williams's BigTalent

By Becky Paskin

Stephen Williams, head chef of The Harwood Arms in Fulham, was close to quitting life as a chef before he’d even begun, but six years later he’s receiving glorious reviews and awards for his very-British gastropub. Speaking to Becky Paskin in our latest...

Lisa Allen is one of the north's leading female head chefs

Lisa Allen’s BigTalent

By Becky Paskin

As one of the north’s leading female head chefs, Lisa Allen of the Michelin-starred Northcote Manor in Lancashire reveals the lengths she’ll go to, to remain competitive amongst her male peers, in our latest BigTalent profile

Thomas Helyer, the 2009 Chaine des Rotisseurs Young Chef of the Year

Thomas Helyer's BigTalent

By Becky Paskin

After a hurdle-ridden and troublesome education, Thomas Helyer, the 2009 Chaine des Rotisseurs Young Commis Chef of the Year, told Becky Paskin how he ditched the chalkboard for the chopping block, and turned his life around

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