Heston Blumenthal

The semi-finals and finals of the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2014 will take place at London’s Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park on 12 June 2014.

Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2014 semi-finalists announced

By Carina Perkins

The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) has announced the 12 semi-finalists in the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2014 awards, with staff from the from The Fat Duck, Pollen Street Social and Northcote among those on the list.

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’.