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A behind-the-scenes look with some of our favourite chefs and restaurateurs.

UK’s most prestigious culinary competition announces the new National Chef and Young Chef of the Year

UK’s most prestigious culinary competition announces the new National Chef and Young Chef of the Year

At this year’s Restaurant Show the new National Chef and Young Chef of the Year for 2017 were announced. OpenTable…
Melinda Monaco
10 Real-life stories from Simon Rimmer, Claude Bosi and more on running and growing a restaurant

10 Real-life stories from Simon Rimmer, Claude Bosi and more on running and growing a restaurant

Last week, OpenTable attended The Restaurant Show and hosted the business insight session ‘Running and Growing a Restaurant’ on Centre…
Melinda Monaco
Q&A with Ping Coombes: Spreading the love for Malaysian food and products

Q&A with Ping Coombes: Spreading the love for Malaysian food and products

Ping Coombes grew up in Ipoh a town in Malaysia where people around the country travel to for good food.…
Melinda Monaco
Caprice Holdings’ group sales and marketing director Frances Dore on data, marketing and social media

Caprice Holdings’ group sales and marketing director Frances Dore on data, marketing and social media

At Caprice Holdings, Frances Dore, group sales and marketing director, is in charge of communications for the company’s brands, including…
Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith
Purchasing tips with chef Barry Vera of STK

Purchasing tips with chef Barry Vera of STK

“Writing a menu is like writing a song or a book. It can take days and months to get it…
Korsha Wilson
Redesign: Patsy Godik on the new interior style of Gaucho’s flagship restaurant in Piccadilly

Redesign: Patsy Godik on the new interior style of Gaucho’s flagship restaurant in Piccadilly

Patsy Godik, Creative Director at Gaucho Group and Head of Conceptualise, has created a new interior style for the ground…
Melinda Monaco
Three ways to master restaurant email marketing

Three ways to master restaurant email marketing

Paper fliers. Print advertisements. Billboards. Email marketing has become all of these methods rolled into one. For a restaurant owner,…
Korsha Wilson
Q&A with Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge

Q&A with Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge

“Encouragement and staff growth is the most important ingredient for a successful business, it’s not about an individual, it’s always…
Melinda Monaco
David Selves on transforming ‘big screen pub’ to AA Rosette winning restaurant

David Selves on transforming ‘big screen pub’ to AA Rosette winning restaurant

David Selves started in business for himself over 40 years ago forming a brokerage, which still operates, arranging funding for…
Melinda Monaco