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Former Fat Duck chef James Petrie will join The Ledbury for a year in April

James Petrie to join The Ledbury

By Carina Perkins

Former Fat Duck chef James ‘Jocky’ Petrie has been appointed head of development at The Ledbury in Notting Hill.

The El Celler de Can Roca brothers met BigHospitality the day after The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2013 to talk about its potential impact

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2013: El Celler de Can Roca video interview

By Luke Nicholls & Peter Ruddick

Joan Roca, the co-founder and head chef of El Celler de Can Roca, has told BigHospitality he expects the impact of his restaurant being named number one on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list to be 'huge' - bigger than the effect of other...

Re-cheffle: Little Chef's price tag is expected to be in the tens of millions of pounds

Little Chef for sale: Business timeline

By Luke Nicholls

Roadside restaurant chain Little Chef has been put up for sale, as turnaround firm RCapital – which bought the business out of administration in 2007 – claims ‘it’s time to explore the next phase for the foodservice operator’.

What makes a restaurant world class was one of the questions BigHospitality posed in 2012 - a video with answers from Alain Roux and Heston Blumenthal topped our list of the most-watched videos this year which also included interviews with Mark Hix and MasterChef's Gregg Wallace

Top five BigHospitality videos of 2012

By Peter Ruddick

As another busy year in hospitality draws to a close, BigHospitality is revealing the top five most-watched videos of 2012 - it was the biggest year yet for video on the website and this selection includes new openings, Michelin-star chefs and leading...