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

Fodder chef Michael Thompson to be head chef at Douglas McMaster Ryan Chetiyawardana's Hoxton restaurant Cub

Michael Thompson named as Cub head chef

By James McAllister

Former Fodder chef Michael Thompson is to take the reins of the kitchen at Douglas McMaster and Ryan Chetiyawardana’s Hoxton restaurant Cub.

Mariana Chaves, head pastry chef Fifteen Cornwall

Flash-grilled: Mariana Chaves

By Joe Lutrario

Born and raised in Rio, pastry chef Mariana Chave attended Le Cordon Bleu prior to a spell with Nuno Mendes. She is currently head pastry chef at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall.

Matt Brown executive chef Hawksmoor restaurant

How I Got Here: Matt Brown

By Joe Lutrario

Hawksmoor's executive chef has a premier league CV that includes spells in some of London's most iconic kitchens, including The Ritz, La Tante Claire and The Capital.

The Set Brighton restaurant menu NHS discount

The Set's Dan Kenny on why he’s ditching set menus

By Joe Lutrario

Dan Kenny recently took full responsibility for F&B at trendy Brighton hotel The Set. His changes include ditching the hotel’s set menu concept and introducing a big discount for NHS, teachers and hospitality workers.

The chef-patron at Casa Marcial, a two Michelin starred restaurant and part of the Ibérica restaurant group

Flash Grilled: Nacho Manzano

By Joe Lutrario

The chef-patron at Casa Marcial, a two Michelin starred restaurant tucked in the mountains of Asturias, is also part of the Ibérica restaurant group, which operates eight restaurants across the UK.

Caravan co-founder Miles Kirby on food restaurants and business

How I Got Here: Miles Kirby

By Joe Lutrario

The New Zealand born co-founder of restaurant and coffee-roaster Caravan oversees a growing five-strong group in London.

Cin Cin Brighton restaurant expansion plans

Generation Next: Cin Cin

By Joe Lutrario

The Italian small plates specialist started life in a converted Fiat 850. Owner David Toscano describes its growth to two venues in East Sussex


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