Chefs

Blue Monday: Parkers Arms chef-patron Stosie Madi ponders why quality from suppliers is allowed to fall while prices remain high

OPINION

Price increase, quality decrease

By Stosie Madi, chef-patron of the Parkers Arms

It is uncanny how product quality has decreased and prices have increased.

New opportunities: Dominic Chapman said it had been a huge honour to run the Beehive successfully for so long

Dominic Chapman leaves the Beehive

By Joe Lutrario, Restaurant

Chef Dominic Chapman is moving on from his highly-rated The Beehive pub in Berkshire having sold on the lease to Tangy Treat Ltd for an undisclosed sum.

Dealing with no-shows: Stosie Madi of the Parkers Arms, Lancashire

OPINION

Customers must help it make the season of goodwill

By Stosie Madi, chef-patron of the Parkers Arms

December is our trade’s busiest time of the year. It’s when hospitality gets to play a starring role in people’s social calendar.

Shining star: the Candlelight Inn in the West Country

My Pub

My Pub: the Candlelight Inn, Bishopswood, Somerset

By Gary Lloyd

Double AA Rosette-awarded gastropub the Candlelight Inn has recently taken on former Great British Menu chef Charlotte Vincent in its quest to climb to even greater heights.

In-depth experience: Tom Kerridge has been in the hospitality trade for more than three decades

A look back on Tom Kerridge’s hospitality career

By Nikkie Thatcher

While celebrity chef and pub operator Tom Kerridge has been in the hospitality trade for more than 30 years, we’ve looked at his career over the past decade or so and what he’s achieved in that time as well as some words from the man himself on how he...

How is Tom Kerridge facing industry challenges?

Big Interview

Government needs to do more: Kerridge

By Ed Bedington

“There’s a huge amount the Government could and should be doing,” according to leading chef and pub operator Tom Kerridge, with a key issue being a reduction in VAT.

Cooking up a storm: It's all hands on deck at Tommy Banks' new gastropub

Tommy Banks: 'Your business is only as good as its people'

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Last month, Tommy Banks picked up keys to the pub where he washed pots as a kid. It was a real full-circle moment for the chef, whose high-flying career has carried him from championing sustainability to Michelin-starred heights.

Smiles all around: James Nye felt

James Nye: ‘Put your people first’

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The managing director of Anglian Country Inns, which took home the Best Premium Food accolade at The Publican Awards, said investing in staff was key to success.

Double show: Charlotte Vincent has made two appearances on Great British Menu

TV chef to join award-winning pub

By Nikkie Thatcher

Devon born chef Charlotte Vincent has been appointed the new head chef at the award-winning Candlelight Inn, Chard in Somerset.

Time to celebrate: Two pubs bag Michelin awards

2 pubs gain Michelin stars

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Two pubs were “over the moon” after winning Michelin stars for the first time in the 2023 Michelin Guide last night (Monday 27 March).

New venture: Celeb chef launches gastropub foregrounding premium, seasonal dishes

James Martin launches pub

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

TV chef James Martin has launched a pub in a 16th century venue located in Broadway, the Cotswolds.

New opening: Tommy Banks Group to launch gastropub this spring

Tommy Banks to open gastropub

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Banks family, Matthew Lockwood and the Tommy Banks Group have announced the forthcoming launch of a pub with rooms in North Yorkshire in late spring.

International Women's Day 2023: How can the pub sector #EmbraceEquity?

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2023

Female chefs celebrated for International Women's Day

By The Morning Advertiser

To celebrate International Women's Day on Wednesday 8 March, The Morning Advertiser spoke to some of the leading women in the food sector to discover how the industry can #EmbraceEquity.

Exciting role: Tom De Keyser head chef at Tom Kerridge's Hand & Flowers gastropub (credit: Ten Group)

De Keyser: Gov must do more to help sector

By Gary Lloyd

Head chef at the Hand & Flowers gastropub Tom De Keyser acknowledges he is in a lucky position but believes the Government could help the sector more as a whole.

Salary change: the overall average hourly wage for chefs has increased by 11% (image: Getty/ASKA)

Chefs’ pay jumps by 20%

By Nikkie Thatcher

Average hourly pay for temporary chefs has increased by up to 20% in some parts of the country amid staff shortages, data analysis has found.

Right time: Leeds pub forced to close kitchen amid soaring energy costs (Credit:Getty/Lebazele)

Pub forced to close kitchen due to energy costs

By Rebecca Weller

A Leeds-based pub has been forced into "tough decision" to make chef redundant and close its kitchen in an effort to “save the rest of the pub” due to rocketing energy costs.

'Ludicrous' energy quotes: chef Tom Kerridge (pictured) warns hospitality businesses may be forced to

Kerridge warns sector could "mothball"

By Rebecca Weller

Many hospitality businesses have considered closing during the winter months following “ludicrous” energy quotes, chef and business owner Tom Kerridge has said.

Work-related stress: Burnt Chef Project announces new guide to help employers tackle stress in the work-place

Burnt Chef Project releases new guide

By Rebecca Weller

The Burnt Chef Project has released a new Work-Related Stress Guide, designed to provide insight to employers and leaders on how they can start to strategically tackle stress within their place of work.

New appointment: Simon Bonwick (pictured) has been confirmed to be taking over the kitchen at the Princess of Shoreditch from the end of August

Simon Bonwick to join Princess of Shoreditch

By Rebecca Weller

Michelin-starred chef Simon Bonwick has been confirmed to be joining Noble Inns site the Princess of Shoreditch in East London as head chef at the end of August.

What's in the news 5 August

Review of the Week

Tom Kerridge: It's a very bumpy road ahead

By Nikkie Thatcher

With inflation dominating the headlines, celebrity chef and pub operator Tom Kerridge has his say on this week's news with The Morning Advertiser's Nikkie Thatcher.

Shortlist reveal: Paul Ainsworth and Michael Wignall have two of those named as finalists in this year's Chefs' Chef Award

Two from pub sector celebrated in Chefs’ Chef Awards

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pub chefs Michael Wignall, the Angel at Hetton, north Yorkshire and Paul Ainsworth of the Mariners, Rock, and other Cornish venues, feature in this year’s AA Chefs’ Chef Award shortlist.

Pub ideals: chefs Dan and Natasha Smith operate gastropubs in the south-east

Call to Arms from pub chefs in Kent

By James McAllister

Chefs Dan and Natasha Smith have overcome a pandemic and the ire of locals to establish a mini empire of Michelin-starred pubs in rural Kent

Gastropub glory: More than 40 pub chefs have appeared on Great British Menu

44 pub chefs have starred on Great British Menu

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pubs have been solidly represented by BBC Two show Great British Menu, with 44 current, past or future gastropub chefs appearing on the programme since its debut in 2006.

'Good luck chef': Charlotte Vincent to debut on Great British Menu

Top female pub chef to feature on Great British Menu

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Charlotte Vincent, the Five Bells Inn, Clyst Hydon, Devon’s head chef, is set to make her television debut on BBC 2’s Great British Menu next week, just two months after the pub was crowned one of the UK’s top gastropubs.

Female leaders: Top women in the food industry have shared their thoughts on the trade

International Women's Day 2022 - sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro

Top female chefs share success stories for International Women's Day

By The Morning Advertiser

To celebrate women across the on-trade this International Women's Day (8 March), The Morning Advertiser asked top female chefs to share their stories and opinions of gender equality in the sector.

Creative process: Stephen Harris talks punk music, creativity and sourcing ingredients locally

Punk music helps Michelin-starred chef cook

By Amelie Maurice-Jones


Stephen Harris, head chef at the Sportsman gastropub in Kent, has shared the creative process behind his dishes. This comes after his pub retained its Michelin star in the 2022 Michelin Guide last week.

Over the moon: Chef-owner of the Dog & Gun Inn shares shock at bagging Michelin star

New Michelin star a 'shock' to the Dog & Gun Inn

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Chef-owner of gastropub the Dog & Gun Inn, which bagged a Michelin star last week, was “over the moon” his small, Cumbrian pub had scored the prestigious award.