Hundreds of votes from gastropub chefs, food writers, pub-guide editors, top pub industry suppliers and critics were counted to reveal the country’s best gastropubs across the country. This year’s Estrella Damm List of Top 50 Gastropubs shows a number of inspiring women running award-winning pub kitchens including the pub which reached the number two spot – The Parkers Arms.
We are delighted that Great British Menu (GBM) is returning to our screens on 1st February 2022 for series 17. The BBC Two show puts the nation’s most talented chefs to the test. This year GBM has had its most significant re-vamp with a brand new panel of judges including food entrepreneur, Nisha Katona.
Chantelle Nicholson is a multi-award winning chef, former chef-owner of now-closed and much loved Covent Garden restaurant Tredwells and All’s Well, a ‘pandemic pop-up’. She is opening up her new restaurant Apricity in Spring 2022.
Lorna McNee, head chef of Cail Bruich has been recognised by internationally renowned industry awards La Liste under the ‘new talents of the year’ category. Lorna is the only British chef to be given this accolade and features alongside some of the UK’s leading restaurant names including L’Enclume and Core, who were included in La Liste’s Top 1000 restaurants in the world.
Parson’s Nose Butchers and Planet Eat Media have joined forces to launch a competition and TV series to inspire and motivate young women to enter the fascinating world of butchery. Find out more about the great prize package on offer.
Recently Epicurious, one of the world’s leading digital food brands, promoted Maggie Hoffman to the role of Digital Director after being Senior Editor since the autumn of 2019. Epicurious was nominated for an ASME Ellie award for General Excellence (Service and Lifestyle Category) in 2021. We caught up with her to find out more about her background and thoughts on the industry.
Continuing our series of interviews with the women on Great British Menu, our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Elly Wentworth, Head Chef at The Angel, Darmouth. Elly is representing the South West.
Continuing our series of interviews with the women on Great British Menu, our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Nat Tallents. Formerly Executive Chef of The Box Kitchen & Bar which is a museum and arts centre in the heart of Plymouth, Nat is now a consultant chef with a private catering company – Food by Nat Tallents.
When the national lockdown in March 2020 hit, the hospitality industry ground to a halt as did the TV and film industry. A mini crisis ensued as lost filming contracts affected the majority of freelancers that make up an estimated 50% of the TV and film industry. Series Editor, Antonia Lloyd, tells us about filming Great British Menu during the pandemic.