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Small Talk

BigHospitality catches up with chefs, restaurateurs, hoteliers and publicans for a chat about their latest projects, their career so far, and their passion for hospitality

Barry Hirst on Open House and improving the pub industry

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Barry Hirst on Open House and improving the pub industry

By Joe Lutrario

The property developer turned restaurateur sold his four-strong pub business last year to concentrate on ambitious new-build projects in iconic London locations, of which the latest is the newly opened The Lighterman in King’s Cross.

Jordan Frieda on his new restaurant Padella

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Jordan Frieda on his new restaurant Padella

By Stefan Chomka

The Trullo co-founder, alongside chef and business partner Tim Siadatan, will open pasta-focused Padella in London’s Borough Market on 29 March.

Chef Jane Tran on the rise of the online restaurant

Chef Jane Tran on the rise of the online restaurant

By Sophie Witts

Canadian chef Jane Tran has gone from working at Bar Boulud to a role as executive chef at tech start-up EatFirst – which home-delivers restaurant-quality meals within minutes. 

Peter Sanchez-Iglesias on the new-look Casamia

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Peter Sanchez-Iglesias on the new-look Casamia

By Joe Lutrario

The chef behind Casamia lost older brother and business partner Jonray to cancer late last year but their plan to move the Michelin-starred restaurant from Westbury-on-Trym to central Bristol is going ahead. 

Chef Simon Hulstone on running a seasonal hospitality business

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Chef Simon Hulstone on running a seasonal hospitality business

By Emma Eversham

Simon Hulstone is chef-owner of The Elephant restaurant in Torquay. Last year his family acquired tea room Burridge’s, also in the town. Here he talks about the challenges of running seasonal hospitality businesses and how he has been impacted by the...

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