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The latest news and interviews from the movers and shakers in the industry, including appointments, promotions, insights and achievements.

Richard Allen The Orangery Rockliffe Hall

Flash-grilled: Richard Allen

By Joe Lutrario

The executive head chef of The Orangery at Rockliffe Hall in County Durham on his love of fishing and his mother's cooking and his admiration of Northcote's Nigel Howarth.

Gordon Ker Blacklock

How I got here: Gordon Ker

By Joe Lutrario

A former lawyer, Gordon Ker founded Blacklock in 2013. Specialising in affordably-priced chops, the restaurant was named Best New Scaleable Concept at Restaurant magazine's R200 Awards last year.

Masha Rener Lina Stores

Flash-grilled: Masha Rener

By Joe Lutrario

Masha Rener was born in Umbertide – a small town in between Umbria and Tuscany - and cooked for many years in her family's restaurant there. She now cooks at specialist Soho pasta restaurant Lina Stores, which opened earlier this year.

People on the move in hospitality August 2018

People on the move: August 2018

By Sophie Witts

From a new head chef at a Ramsay restaurant to a departure from a trouble-hit hotel group, we round-up who's been on the move in hospitality this month.

Chris Webb Coco di Mama

How I got here: Chris Webb, Coco di Mama

By Joe Lutrario

Born in New Zealand, Chris Webb is head of operations at fast casual pasta brand Coco di Mama, which is now operated by ASK and Zizzi owner Azzurri Group.

George Blogg Gravetye Manor

Flash-grilled: George Blogg

By Joe Lutrario

George Blogg is head chef of the recently overhauled Gravetye Manor in West Sussex. He has an impressive CV that includes two Michelin-starred restaurants The Square and Le Champignon Sauvage.

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