Small Talk

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

Claude Bosi: adapting is the key to survival


Claude Bosi on Hibiscus reaching its 15th birthday

By Michelle Perrett

This May Hibiscus, the fine-dining restaurant owned by French chef Claude Bosi, celebrates its 15th birthday. The chef tells BigHospitality about his time at the restaurant in both Ludlow and London’s Mayfair and how he manages to keep things fresh after...

Jean-Christophe Novelli will be back behind the stove later this year with the launch of his restaurant at the Doubletree by Hilton in Liverpool


Jean-Christophe Novelli on his return to restaurants

By Joe Lutrario

After a six-year break from the restaurant industry, the UK’s most Gallic celebrity chef is back with plans to open a large brasserie at the new DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Liverpool.

David Carter of Smokestak, the barbecue street food concept currently at The Tasting Room at Broadgate Ice Rink


David Carter of Smokestak on why he swapped fine dining for barbecue

By Emma Eversham

A former front-of-house manager at Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's and Roka, Barbudian David Carter turned his back on fine-dining in 2013 to launch barbecue street-food concept Smokestak which is currently in situ at The Tasting Room at Broadgate Ice...

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