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

Maciej Lyko Polish Sommelier of the Year Launceston Place

How I Got Here: Maciej Lyko

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at Kensington's Launceston Place was recently awarded first place in The International Sommelier Association’s Best Polish Sommelier Competition 2019.

The secret stagiaire Alchemilla

The secret stagiaire: Alchemilla

By The secret stagiaire

Our covert commis heads to Nottingham and the debut restaurant from rising star Alex Bond, where he gets to grips with a foam gun and tries his hand at spiralising.

Alex Hely-Hutchinson 26 Grains Covent Garden

Flash-grilled: Alex Hely-Hutchinson

By Joe Lutrario

Alex Hely-Hutchinson is the founder of popular Covent Garden breakfast spot 26 Grains, which offers a health-focused menu specialising in porridge. She recently launched an evening set menu.

How I Got Here: Kieran Waite

How I Got Here: Kieran Waite

By Joe Lutrario

Kieran Waite is the co-founder and director of Bristol's five-strong Season & Taste hospitality group, which opened Mexican restaurant Masa + Mezcal this spring.

How I Got Here: Sam Harrison

How I Got Here: Sam Harrison

By Joe Lutrario

The restaurateur ran Sam's Brasserie in Chiswick and Harrison's in Balham for a decade until 2015. He will open Sam's Riverside in Hammersmith this summer.

Tony Naylor Playing the regeneration game

Playing the regeneration game

By Tony Naylor

As traditional high streets falter, indie food and drink is increasingly seen as a saviour. But is this feeding frenzy sustainable?

L'Ortolan restaurant chef Tom Clarke interview

Flash-grilled: Tom Clarke

By Joe Lutrario

Having honed his skills working with Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire, Tom Clarke became head chef at L'Ortolan in Reading back in 2015.

Mowgli restaurants founder Nisha Katona interview

A Day in the Life: Nisha Katona

By Stefan Chomka

The former barrister opened Indian restaurant Mowgli in Liverpool in 2014. The group now operates sites in Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford, Nottingham and Sheffield, with Cardiff, Leicester and Bristol to open this year.


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