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Whitbread's Food & Beverage Skills Academies provide staff training in areas such as food product information, cooking and knife skills

Behind the scenes at Whitbread’s Food & Beverage Skills Academy

By Luke Nicholls

In an industry where staff training is paramount, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant operator Whitbread is leading the pack, having set up a number of Food and Beverage Skills Academies across the UK in a bid to improve the abilities and brand awareness...

The InterContinental London Westminster

InterContinental London Westminster: BigHospitality's video tour

By Emma Eversham

Last month global hotel company the InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) opened the doors to its second InterContinental hotel in London and BigHospitality was given the rare chance to take an in-depth look at the property and speak to some of those who...

Tom Davies, chief executive of Brakspear, told BigHospitality why he thinks chefs should look to run pubs in order to start their own food businesses

Tom Davies on Brakspear, beer tax and why chefs should run pubs

By Peter Ruddick

Tom Davies, the chief executive of leased and tenanted pubco Brakspear, is currently at the helm of the company at an exciting time as acquisitions continue and innovative projects, such as a partnership with Michelin-star chef Claude Bosi, start to develop.

Ashley Palmer-Watts and Joyce Kadenge, his Kenyan host, take a break from Joyce's daily tasks - they both feature in a mini documentary showcasing Ashley's Chef Africa challenge

Chef Africa: Ashley Palmer-Watts' Kenyan mini-documentary video

By Peter Ruddick

It is just over a month since Ashley Palmer-Watts, the Dinner by Heston Blumenthal head chef, touched down in the UK after swapping his Knightsbridge kitchen for one in a mud hut in Kenya - take an exclusive look at his Chef Africa trip with BigHospitality's...

Sat Bains spoke to BigHospitality following his appearance on centre stage at The Restaurant Show

Sat Bains at The Restaurant Show 2012

By Luke Nicholls

Two-Michelin-starred chef Sat Bains has reveals the secrets to his eponymous restaurant's success and given a hint of what could be next in this exclusive interview with BigHospitality. 

(Top-left to bottom-right): Cyrus Todiwala, Sarah Hartnett, Philip Howard and David Mulcahy will be among the judges for this year's National Chef of the Year final

National Chef of the Year 2012: Last-minute advice for the final eight

By Luke Nicholls & Peter Ruddick

With less than two weeks to go before the final of The Craft Guild of Chefs National Chef of the Year competition, BigHospitality spoke to the competition’s judges to find out exactly what they’re looking for from the eight remaining candidates.

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