Kitchen

There are numerous questions you should be asking yourself when on the hunt for a new bit of kit

Equipping your kitchen: a buyer's guide

By Luke Nicholls

How much should I spend? How long should it last? Do I even really need one? These are the questions every chef and restaurant operator will be asking when on the hunt for a new bit of kitchen kit. Here are BigHospitality’s top 15 tips on what to look...

MasterChef 2011 finalist Tom Whitaker is cooking up British dishes with a contemporary twist

Young’s re-opens Richmond pub with MasterChef star on-board

By Luke Nicholls

London-based brewer and pub operator Young’s has re-opened its riverside White Hart pub in Barnes following a £500k refurbishment, with a MasterChef finalist at the helm of a new dining room housed within the venue.

The Grand Chef Lady is part of the Grand Chef range and features brushed cotton and handmade fabric buttons

Bragard makes premium jacket for female chefs

By Emma Eversham

Kitchenwear brand Bragard has created a deluxe chefs jacket for female chefs to help cater for the growing number of high-profile women working in the industry. 

Electrolux Chef Academy winners Viktorija Bernataviciute, Jonah Keller and Giuseppe Giorgio Finocchio with Jonray and Peter Sanchez-Iglesias

Electrolux reveals Chef Academy winners

By Emma Eversham

Electrolux has named the three young chefs who have won placements in Michelin-starred kitchens through its Chef Academy following the competition's final earlier this week. 

Terre a Terre put this poster with an overriding optimistic message in their window following the fire which has forced them to close over Christmas

Fire-struck Terre à Terre to remain shut for Christmas

By Emma Eversham

Brighton's vegetarian restaurant Terre à Terre, which closed in October after a fire broke out in the kitchen, has been forced to remain shut over Christmas due to 'red tape delays' and a long wait for new equipment. 

Refurbishing the kitchen at Franco's meant a whole new cooking suite could be installed to meet the changing needs of the business

Kitchen Equipment: When it's time to refurbish

By Emma Eversham

Replacing a kitchen is not something you consider every day. When margins are being squeezed in every area of the business it can be hard to see how spending a five or six-figure-sum on new kit will have an immediate effect on your profit margins.

Theo Randall celebrates his fifth year at his restaurant at the Intercontinental in London

Pearls of Wisdom: Theo Randall

By Stefan Chomka

Theo Randall started his career at The River Cafe where he remained for 17 years. Next month he celebrates the fifth birthday of his restaurant at the InterContinental on London’s Park Lane.

Health & Safety: Keep the flow of food in mind when designing your kitchen

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Health & safety tips for kitchen refurbishment

BigHospitality shares top tips from Mark Harrington, CEO at health and safety consultants Check Safety First, on what you should keep in mind when refurbishing your kitchen so you tick all health and safety boxes.