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Chefs challenged to grow tastebuds at Birmingham festival

Chefs challenged to grow tastebuds at Birmingham festival

By Becky Paskin

Luke Tipping, executive chef of Simpsons, and Aktar Islam, head chef of Lasan, have been challenged to create inventive gourmet dishes designed specifically for children at this year’s Taste of Birmingham

Heston Blumenthal to open London restaurant

Heston Blumenthal to open London restaurant

By Emma Eversham

The Fat Duck chef will open his first London restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel next year with food heavily influenced by his interest in historic British gastronomy

Aubergine announces new head chef

Aubergine announces new head chef

By Becky Paskin

The London Fine Dining Group has announced Christophe Renou as the new head chef of Aubergine in Chelsea, after William Drabble’s departure last week

William Drabble leaves Aubergine

William Drabble leaves Aubergine

By Becky Paskin

William Drabble, head chef of Michelin-starred Aubergine, has left his position after almost a decade to ‘pursue a new challenge’

Alimentum and Fitzwilliam Hotel appointments

Alimentum and Fitzwilliam Hotel appointments

By Emma Eversham

Mark Poynton joins Alimentum restaurant in Cambridge as head chef and Penny Thornberry joins the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Belfast as director of sales and marketing

Kudos gives student chefs work experience

Kudos gives student chefs work experience

By Emma Eversham

Contract caterer Kudos Hospitality creates 20 placements at nine of its London venues for student chefs to get a taste of life in a real kitchen

Gavin Austin’s BigTalent

Gavin Austin’s BigTalent

By Becky Paskin

After working in 14 different restaurants including L’Escargot and Ramsay’s Amaryllis, Gavin Austin tells Becky Paskin how his experiences have prepared him to lead the No.20 at Sanctum Soho kitchen

Lucknam Park chef becomes Roux Scholar 2009

Lucknam Park chef becomes Roux Scholar 2009

By Emma Eversham

Hrishikesh Desai, sous chef to Hywel Jones at Lucknam Park in Wiltshire, wins career-long support from the Roux family after being declared Roux Scholar of the year

Vacherin and Angelus appointments

Vacherin and Angelus appointments

By Becky Paskin

Vacherin has appointed TV chef Maria Elia to head up the Whitechapel Gallery’s food offering, while Angelus appoints Anton Edelmann prot?g? as head chef

Marco Pierre White tops line-up for ScotHot 2009

Marco Pierre White tops line-up for ScotHot 2009

By Becky Paskin

ScotHot 2009, held at SECC Glasgow next week, has announced a sizzling schedule featuring Scottish Chef of the Year, the World Culinary Grand Prix, and Marco Pierre White

Great British Menu chefs cook for charity

Great British Menu chefs cook for charity

By Becky Paskin

The finalists of BBC 2’s Great British Menu will be led by Jason Atherton to cook a six-course charity dinner in aid of Hospitality Action

Matt Gillan's BigTalent

Matt Gillan's BigTalent

By Becky Paskin

Matt Gillan, the head chef of South Lodge Hotel’s restaurant-in-a-kitchen The Pass, speaks with Becky Paskin about the road that lead him to head up one of the most eccentric restaurants of the year

Rising Star: Scott Carlton

Rising Star: Scott Carlton

By Emma Eversham

Scott Carlton, one of the industrys Rising Stars shares his thoughts, inspirations and aspirations as he prepares for a career in hospitality

Karen MacKay’s BigTalent

Karen MacKay’s BigTalent

By Becky Paskin

Armed with an enormous amount of confidence and passion, Karen MacKay, head chef of Edinburgh hotel Channings, tells Becky Paskin why a job knock back on the grounds of her gender has not dampened her catering ambitions

Chile beckons for Welsh chef

Chile beckons for Welsh chef

By Emma Eversham

Joseph Jones, chef de partie at The Great House Hotel in Bridgend will compete in the World Skills competition in Chile in 2010 after being named Young Welsh Chef of the Year

Martin Wishart to open in Loch Lomond

Martin Wishart to open in Loch Lomond

By Becky Paskin

The Michelin starred chef is set to open a second restaurant in the west of Scotland, back at his old stomping ground, Cameron House

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