BigHospitality interviewed Clare Smyth at the Restaurant Show 2014

Clare Smyth: 'You can never lose focus'

By Melodie Michel

Clare Smyth talked to BigHospitality at the Restaurant Show 2014, telling us why she doesn't dwell on accolades and who she admires most in the industry.

The Restaurant Show is at Earl's Court London on 6-8 October

Restaurant Show 2014: Day one highlights

By Carina Perkins

The Restaurant Show kicked off at Earl's Court yesterday (6 October). Here is a glimpse of some of the highlights for those who missed it.

Andrew Tolley of Harris + Hoole demonstrates how to make the perfect latte

60-Second Skill: The perfect latte

By Melodie Michel

With the growth of coffee culture in the UK in recent years, having a decent coffee offering has become indispensable. Here Andrew Tolley, co-founder of Harris + Hoole and head judge at the UK Barista Championships, demonstrates how make the perfect latte.

60-Second Skill with Nigel Haworth: finely chopped onion

60-Second Skill with Nigel Haworth: finely chopped onion

By Carina Perkins

Being able to chop finely is an essential skill if you want to make sauces or stocks with an onion base. Here Nigel Haworth, chef patron of the Michelin-starred Northcote hotel, gives BigHospitality the 60-second lowdown on the best way to finely chop...

Demand is high for luxury accommodation in London

Infographic: London hospitality trends

By Melodie Michel

The rise in property prices in the capital's prime central locations is prompting a change in hotel developers' attitudes, according to Wetherell's 'Sleeping in London' report.

Jamie's Italian infuses its training programme with passion

Training for staff retention: Jamie's Italian

By Melodie Michel

Staff retention can be greatly improved by providing new recruits with the right training. BigHospitality visited a Jamie's Italian kitchen to find out more about the company's training programme.

VIDEO: National Restaurant Awards 2014

VIDEO: National Restaurant Awards 2014

By Carina Perkins

The National Restaurant Awards 2014 took place in London last week, with the top 100 list revealed alongside a number of special awards celebrating excellence in the UK restaurant industry.

Chefs are increasingly using the #foodporn trend to their advantage

60-Second Skill: Using #foodporn to your advantage

By Melodie Michel

Customers posting pictures of your food on social media is a trend you can't escape, but by following simple guidelines you can actually use the #foodporn craze to your advantage.

Pouring champagne requires skills and knowledge

60-Second Skill: Pouring champagne

By Melodie Michel

As demonstrated at the Moet UK Sommelier of the Year competition, champagne pouring requires skills and knowledge. BigHospitality gets top tips from this year's winner Kathrine Larsen.


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