My Dining Room in Fulham has a rustic yet contemporary design

My Dining Room now open in Fulham

By Becky Paskin

The owner of Daylesford Organic in Notting Hill has opened a bar/ restaurant on the former site of The Farm in Fulham

Jason Atherton

Pearls of Wisdom: Jason Atherton

By Joe Lutrario

Jason Atherton is chef/patron at Maze, part of Gordon Ramsay Holdings. There are four Maze restaurants in London, New York and Capetown, but three more outposts are planned for Australia and the Middle East

This year's competition aims to reflect the diversity of the market

Search starts for National Chef of the Year 2010

By Emma Eversham

The Craft Guild of Chefs has started its search for the National Chef of the Year 2010 and is encouraging chefs to get their entries in before the deadline on 28 May

Max Wilson, head chef at Von Essen's Seaham Hall

Von Essen and Hotel Missoni appointments

By Becky Paskin

Von Essen appoints a new head chef to take over Kenny Atkinsons role at Seaham Hall, while Hotel Missoni appoints a new sales and marketing director

The BCF Chef of the Year 2010 will take place at Hotelympia on 1 March

BCF Chef of the Year finalists announced

By Becky Paskin

Aubrey Allen and the British Culinary Federation have announced the 10 finalists competing in the BCF Chef of the Year 2010 at Hotelympia in London’s Excel next month

Rupert Taylor has joined The Bell at Skenfrith as head chef

New head chefs for Bistro 21 and The Bell at Skenfrith

By Emma Eversham

North East based 21 Hospitality Group welcomes back a head chef and assistant restaurant manager after time out in Australia while The Bell at Skenfrith in Monmouthshire employs a new head chef fresh from a year travelling

Steven Doherty

Pearls of Wisdom: Steven Doherty

By Emma Eversham

Steven Doherty was the first British chef to run a three-star kitchen – Le Gavroche in the ’80s. He now manages Braehead cook school in Scotland and is chef/proprietor of retailer Lakeland’s flagship café in Cumbria

Mark Sargeant believes his former  Claridge's team can win back the restaurant's Michelin star

Mark Sargeant backs Steve Allen to regain Claridge's Michelin star

By Paul Wootton

Mark Sargeant, who stepped down as chef de cuisine at Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s early last year, has tipped his former brigade to regain the star they lost last month when the 2010 Michelin guide to Great Britain and Ireland was published

Catering education: a good or bad thing? You tell us what you think

Your views on: catering education

By Emma Eversham

Two weeks ago we asked you for your views on catering education in the UK following a round table event hosted by Restaurant magazine and Nestle Chef. Here are a few of your responses

Tim Luff joins The Fishes in Oxfordshire as head chef

New chefs for The Fishes and Malbec Petit Bistro

By Emma Eversham

Tim Luff  joins Peach Pub Group's The Fishes in Oxford as head chef while Malbec Petit Bistro in Stratford-upon-Avon takes on  Phil Gordon as chef to help out in the restaurant's busy kitchen

Steve Groves

After hours with....Steve Groves

By Emma Eversham

BigHospitality catches up with one of hospitality's top achievers for the lowdown on his career and thoughts about the industry

The Roux Scholarship 2010 is now open for entries

Roux Scholarship 2010 open for entries

By Becky Paskin

The 27th annual Roux Scholarship Competition is now open for chefs to win a career changing stage at a three Michelin-starred restaurant anywhere in the world

Tom Kitchin

Pearls of Wisdom: Tom Kitchin

By Joe Lutrario

Chef Tom Kitchen chef/patron at The Kitchin in Leith, Edinburgh, shares his experience of working in the hospitality industry

Coeliac UK chief executive Sarah Sleet and Raymond Blanc congratulate Daniel Beech and Peter McKenzie

Coeliac UK name Gluten-free Chefs of the Year

By Becky Paskin

Coeliac UK’s 2009 Gluten-free Chef of the Year has been named as Peter McKenzie, head chef for Lanarkshire Council, at an awards ceremony held at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

Michael Caines talks to BigHospitality

Michael Caines talks to BigHospitality

By Emma Eversham

In this exclusive interview chef Michael Caines talks about his plans for the Bath Priory, Abode hotels and his work with Exeter College

The Leicester Almanack opens today

Peach Pubs open 11th site

By Emma Eversham

Peach opens its 11th site, its first city centre pub and second Almanack, in Leicester's Highcross retail centre today  

Craig Dunn is executive chef at  The Abode in Glasgow

Pearls of Wisdom: Craig Dunn

By Emma Eversham

Craig Dunn, executive chef at the Abode hotel in Glasgow shares his experiences and advice on the industry

Chocolate Week runs from  12 to 18 October

London's May Fair Hotel gets behind Chocolate Week

By Emma Eversham

The May Fair Hotel in London has been announced as venue partner for the sixth Chocolate Week and will be serving a six-course chocolate themed menu this Saturday to celebrate

Stephen Williams worked at The  Square and The Ledbury before  moving to The Harwood Arms

Stephen Williams's BigTalent

By Becky Paskin

Stephen Williams, head chef of The Harwood Arms in Fulham, was close to quitting life as a chef before he’d even begun, but six years later he’s receiving glorious reviews and awards for his very-British gastropub. Speaking to Becky Paskin in our latest...

Dan Inniss-Fitzhugh and Hyun You Im are the latest CGC graduates

Craft Guild of Chefs name 2009 graduates

By Becky Paskin

A Thames Valley University student and a demi chef de partie from Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons have been named as the Craft Guild of Chefs (CGC) graduates of 2009

The Artichoke will open next month after an extensive  refurbishment

Buckinghamshire's Artichoke restaurant to re-open

By Emma Eversham

Laurie and Jacqueline Gear's Buckinghamshire restaurant Artichoke, forced to close last summer following a fire, is set to open in October following a large scale refurbishment

Lisa Allen is one of the north's leading female head chefs

Lisa Allen’s BigTalent

By Becky Paskin

As one of the north’s leading female head chefs, Lisa Allen of the Michelin-starred Northcote Manor in Lancashire reveals the lengths she’ll go to, to remain competitive amongst her male peers, in our latest BigTalent profile

Paul Gayler's son was injured whilst serving in Afghanistan

Top chefs cook for wounded war heroes

By Becky Paskin

A team of top chefs, led by The Lanesborough’s Paul Gayler, will cook a charity feast in aid of Help for Heroes, raising funds for troops wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq

Thomas Helyer, the 2009 Chaine des Rotisseurs Young Chef of the Year

Thomas Helyer's BigTalent

By Becky Paskin

After a hurdle-ridden and troublesome education, Thomas Helyer, the 2009 Chaine des Rotisseurs Young Commis Chef of the Year, told Becky Paskin how he ditched the chalkboard for the chopping block, and turned his life around

Oliver Lesnik's BigTalent

Oliver Lesnik's BigTalent

By Becky Paskin

Oliver Lesnik, executive head chef of Langtrys at The Cadogan hotel in Belgravia, tells Becky Paskin how after years of perseverance and experience working with some of the best British chefs, his passion for a life in the kitchen has flourished

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