Regenuary and soil health restaurants chefs

The Lowdown: Regenuary

By Joe Lutrario

For the month of January, some will only be eating produce that is local and seasonal and farmed using regenerative agricultural practices.

French chef Albert Roux dies Le Gavroche

Albert Roux dies aged 85

By Joe Lutrario

Hugely influential chef restaurateur Albert Roux has died at the age of 85 having been unwell ‘for a while’, the Roux family has revealed.

Flash-grilled with Great British Menu Champion of Champions Lorna McNew head chef of Glasgow’s Cail Bruich

Flash-grilled: Lorna McNee

By James McAllister

The Great British Menu 'Champion of Champions', who took over as head chef of Glasgow’s Cail Bruich restaurant last year, on working with Andrew Fairlie and her dream dinner party guest list.

Flash-grilled with Pali Hill head chef Avinash Shashidhara London Indian restaurant

Flash-grilled: Avinash Shashidhara

By James McAllister

The head chef of recently launched Fitzrovia restaurant Pali Hill on dining at Italy's Trattoria Caprini, and why he'd be a surgeon if he wasn't in kitchens.

2020 Roux Scholarship postponed again

2020 Roux Scholarship postponed again

By Joe Lutrario

The Roux family has again postponed the 2020 Roux Scholarship regional and national finals, which were due to take place in Birmingham and London in March next year.

Chefs Tom Brown, Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, Brad Carter relaxed fine dining restaurants

Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards Sessions

Meet the chefs championing fun dining not fine dining

By Stefan Chomka

The latest video in the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards' Sessions series features Brad Carter, Tom Brown, and Peter Sanchez-Iglesias discussing their attempts to make fine dining a more fun experience.

Flash-grilled with The Silver Birch head chef Kimberley Hernandez formerly at XU in London’s Chinatown and Kym’s in the City

Flash-grilled: Kimberley Hernandez

By James McAllister

Chef Kimberley Hernandez, who previously oversaw the stoves at XU in London’s Chinatown and Kym’s in the City, now heads up the kitchen of Chiswick's recently opened The Silver Birch.

Opening of the month: Robin Wylde Great British Menu chef Lyme Regis

Opening of the month: Robin Wylde

By James McAllister

West Country-born chef Harriet Mansell has relaunched her Lyme Regis pop-up Robin Wylde as a permanent restaurant that shines a light on the region’s local ingredients.

Adrian Hernandez Farina Coal Rooms head chef

Flash-grilled: Adrian Hernandez Farina

By James McAllister

New York-born chef Adrian Hernandez Farina has previously cooked at Hawksmoor, Smokestak and Chiltern Firehouse. He previously took over the stoves at the Coal Rooms in London's Peckham.

Going nuts for quality Californian Walnuts


Going nuts for quality

By BigHospitality

With over 300 days of sunshine, the perfect weather and rich soil of California’s Central Valley provide ideal conditions to grow premium walnuts.

Maos 2.0 restaurant Shoreditch Edoardo Pellicano Charlie Sims

Maos 2.0: this time it’s personal

By Stefan Chomka

Under the direction of executive chef Edoardo Pellicano and general manager Charlie Sims, Shoreditch restaurant Maos is aiming to become the capital’s most singular dining experience.

How I Got Here chief executive Crockers Luke Garnsworthy former chef de partie at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

How I Got Here: Luke Garnsworthy

By James McAllister

Luke Garnsworthy, previously chef de partie at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, is the founder of fine dining group Crockers, which operates restaurants in Tring and Henley.

Flash-grilled with Taiji Maruyama Japanese restaurant Taka London Marylebone

Flash-grilled: Taiji Maruyama

By James McAllister

Taiji Maruyama is executive chef at Japanese restaurant Taka, which recently opened its second London site in Marylebone.

Flash-grilled with Aquavit head chef Jorjon Colazo

Flash-grilled: Jorjon Colazo

By James McAllister

Chef Jorjon Colazo oversees the stoves at the Michelin-starred Nordic restaurant Aquavit in London's St. James's.

Chef James Sommerin opens The Shed in Barry

James Sommerin opens The Shed in Barry

By James McAllister

Four months after being forced to close his eponymous Michelin-starred restaurant in the Welsh coastal town of Penarth, chef James Sommerin has opened a new site in nearby Barry.

Tom Kerridge kids tasting menu Uber Eats

Tom Kerridge creates kids tasting menu with Uber Eats

By Joe Lutrario

Tom Kerridge has launched a kids tasting menu via Uber Eats designed to help parents develop their children’s taste buds and get them to try new flavours as the nation enters a second lockdown.

Woky Ko chef Larkin Cen returns to Wales Bristol

Woky Ko chef Larkin Cen returns to Wales

By Joe Lutrario

Bristol-based restaurateur Larkin Cen is bringing his Woky Ko delivery service to Newport after securing a site within an industrial unit in the Welsh town.

Flash-grilled with Koya co-founder and chef Shuko Oda

Flash-grilled: Shuko Oda

By James McAllister

Shuko Oda is co-founder and chef at udon noodle restaurant Koya, which operates two London locations in Soho and The City, and is currently celebrating its 10th birthday.

Latest opening: Galvin Bistrot & Bar

Latest opening: Galvin Bistrot & Bar

By Jams McAllister

Chris and Jeff Galvin have relaunched their Galvin HOP pub concept in London's Spitalfields as Galvin Bistrot & Bar.

People on the move in hospitality October 2020 Ashley Tinoco Zoltan Szabo Sally Abé Paulo De Tarso Henry Harrias

People on the move: October 2020

By James McAllister and Stefan Chomka

A roundup of the biggest personnel changes in the hospitality sector over the past month.

Restaurants and chefs Tom Kerridge Elizabeth Haigh McDonald's rally behind Marcus Rashford free school meals half term campaign

Restaurants rally behind Rashford campaign

By James McAllister

Restaurateurs and operators from across the hospitality sector have rallied behind footballer Marcus Rashford's campaign to provide free meals to vulnerable children in England over the October half term.

Flash-grilled with Crispin restaurant Spitalfields head chef Naz Hassan

Flash-grilled: Naz Hassan

By James McAllister

Naz Hassan is head chef at Crispin, an all-day restaurant in London's Spitalfields area that serves an eclectic small plates menu of Italian-focused dishes, alongside speciality coffee and low-intervention wines.

Philippe Conticini doubles down in Camden

Philippe Conticini doubles down in Camden

By Joe Lutrario

Famed French pastry chef Philippe Conticini has chosen Buck Street Market for his second café in London as his debut site in nearby Camden Market re-opens.

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