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Harvey Ayliffe takes Head Chefs job at Mayfair’s 34

The London restaurant 34 has announced that it has put Harvey Ayliffe in place as its new Head Chef.   The move will see him take over from Paul Brown, who is set to move to Wales later this month after spending three years in charge.   Based in Mayfair, the 34 restaurant was opened ...

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Butler’s Wharf adds Ramsay protégé as Head Chef

Gemma Hyjek has joined D&D London’s Butler’s Wharf Chop House as its new Head Chef, the restaurant has revealed.   Hyjek has previously worked alongside the likes of Gordon Ramsay and was put in place at Butler’s Wharf last month to bring a “feminine touch” ...

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The Ritz launches new hospitality training programme

Iconic London hotel The Ritz is set to train the future stars of the hospitality industry by launching a new academy.   The scheme is designed to prepare young people for a career working in catering and hospitality jobs at the best restaurants and hotels in the country and is due to launch ...

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Gordon Ramsay’s Pétrus adds new Head Chef

Gordon Ramsay’s Michelin-starred restaurant Pétrus has announced that it has put Neil Snowball in charge as its new Head Chef.   Taking over from Sean Burbridge, Snowball is set to join the Knightsbridge restaurant at the end of June after having previously worked alongside ...

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Celebrity chefs to host gala dinner at Liverpool Food & Drink Festival

TV chef Simon Rimmer is among the big names heading to Liverpool next month to work with students in hosting a gala dinner as part of the city’s Business of Food & Drink Festival. Taking place in the Grade I listed Anglican Cathedral, the largest in the UK, Rimmer will present the ...

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Larsen wins Sommelier of the Year title

Kathrine Larsen has been named the UK Sommelier of the Year after beating 11 other finalists to the prize. Held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London, the final was organised by the Academy of Food and Wine Service and saw Larsen beat Loic Avril, of The Fat Duck in Bray, into second ...

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Chavot wins ‘chefs Oscar’

Michelin-starred chef Eric Chavot has taken the top prize at this year’s Craft Guild of Chefs Awards.   The chef patron at Brasserie Chavot in the Westbury Hotel, Mayfair took the guild’s special award as recognition of his contribution and commitment to the British food ...

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Heston's restaurant prepares for Heathrow landing

Those flying on holiday from Heathrow this summer might want to set aside extra time before their departure, as Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal will open a new restaurant at the airport this week.   Named The Perfectionists’ Café, the restaurant’s launch will ...

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Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Announces Winners

The winners of the Annual Awards of Excellence 2014 have been announced by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, with staff at many of London’s most prestigious restaurants and hotels leading the way.   Following finals held at the likes of Le Gavroche, The Connaught Hotel, Westminster ...

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Caring tops hospitality rich list

Richard Caring has been revealed as the UK’s richest restaurateur in a new list. The owner of The Ivy and Annabel’s nightclub, Caring is said to be worth around £800 million, which was good enough for joint 125th place on the Sunday Times’ Rich List 2014. However, much of ...

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Copenhagen's Noma set for Tokyo trip

Acclaimed restaurant Noma is set to provide a huge boost to the Japanese restaurant scene as it temporarily moves base next January.   Recently voted S.Pellegrino’s best restaurant in the world, the Danish eatery is due to relocate to Tokyo from the 9th to 31st January 2015, where it ...

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Cyrus Todiwala named BBC food personality of the year

Celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala has won a prestigious award by being named the BBC’s Food Personality of the Year for 2014.   As part of a ceremony in Bristol, BBC Radio 4’s Food and Farming Awards were attended by various famous chefs including Jamie Oliver and Mary ...

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Devonshire Arms chef wins Bocuse d'Or National Selection

Adam Smith, head chef, at Yorkshire’s Devonshire Arms Hotel has won the Bocuse d'Or National Selection.   His win landed him the Bocuse d’Or UK trophy and a Villeroy & Boch winner’s plate, as well as the possibility of cooking at the event in Lyon next ...

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Noma regains title of world’s best restaurant

Noma in Denmark has regained its place as S.Pellegrino’s best restaurant in the world.   After consistently topping the list in 2010, 2011 and 2012, the Copenhagen-based restaurant fell to second place last year but has now swapped places with El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, ...

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Gleneagles chef takes top job at Sheraton Grand

The five-star Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa has poached the head chef at the Gleneagles Hotel to run its kitchen.   Craig Hart is set to join the Sheraton, based in Edinburgh’s Festival Square, as its new executive chef, where he will take control of the hotel’s One Square ...

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L’Enclume chef wins Roux Scholarship

The latest Roux Scholarship has been won by Tom Barnes, sous chef at the two-Michelin-starred L’Enclume restaurant.   Based in Cartmel, Cumbria, Simon Rogan’s establishment is often voted among the finest in the UK, with its sous chef now going on to take top prize at the 2014 ...

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National Restaurateurs’ Dinner raises £80,000 for hospitality training

The latest annual National Restaurateurs’ Dinner (NRD) has helped to raise more than £80,000 for hospitality education and training programmes for young chefs.   The event, taking place for the 27th time, was held this week at the Dorchester Hotel in London and was organised by ...

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MasterChef runner-up wins national title

Former MasterChef Professionals runner-up Adam Handling has gone one better at the British Culinary Federation Awards by taking home the title of Chef of the Year.   Handling, head chef at Caxton Grill, reached the final of the BBC show last year, but was crowned the winner at this ...

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Heston to close The Fat Duck…for six months

In line with his experimental nature in the kitchen, Heston Blumenthal has announced surprise plans to temporarily move his award-winning The Fat Duck restaurant to Melbourne for six months. The three Michelin star restaurant, often voted one of the world’s finest, will close for ...

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NRB reveals north’s top 50 hospitality workers

The top 50 professionals working in hospitality and catering jobs throughout the north of England have been revealed in a new list.   Timed to coincide with this week’s third annual Northern Restaurant & Bar (NRB) conference held at Manchester Central, the list is designed to ...

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