• Mastering MasterChef – Game On

    Mastering Masterchef – Game On It was ‘Game On’ in the first quarter-final of the series, as the task involved cooking a piece of game. Known as the Critic’s Test, this one was particularly tough. The amateur cooks were put through the mill with a seriously daunting test set by critic William Sitwell. His challenge […]

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    Mastering MasterChef – Keep calm and stay focused

    Mastering MasterChef – Keep calm and stay focused Series 15 of MasterChef kicked off on Monday 11th February 2019 and immediately I was hooked into watching this compelling cookery competition. Having competed in the finals and been a guest judge for the last 10 years, BBC MasterChef never fails to get my attention, and series […]

  • BREW Your Business

    BREW Your Business Business Gets Better with Age As part of Wandsworth Enterprise month, the Council’s new Erasmus + programme gets underway with an exciting launch on March 15th at Hotel Rafayel in Battersea. For more information, take a look at our flyer or book a place online. BREW stands for Building Enterprise and Resilience […]

  • A new competition has set out to find the next generation of street food entrepreneurs.

    A new competition has set out to find the next generation of street food entrepreneurs. The Tooting Street Food challenge was launched at Tooting Market earlier this week. Tooting was chosen to host the competition, run by the council’s Lifelong Learning team, because it has become one of London’s top foodie destinations. Five Wandsworth schools […]


    My Pan Out Journey

    PANOUT LONDON I started to become involved in a European Social Funded project about a year ago.  The project, called Pan Out (, pun intended, is designed to raise the profile of the many and varied exciting opportunities that exist in the hospitality industry. Overall the project is aimed at attracting 650 young people in […]

  • Do TV cookery programs really influence the way we cook?

    Do TV cookery programs really influence the way we cook? The answer is ‘yes’ and we are spending more time in the kitchen after being inspired by TV food shows, which are boosting the cookery skills of many viewers. Over a decade ago people were more interested in cooking basic foods for the family. Now […]

  • Hospitality and Catering News – Expo

    Great launch day at Celtic Manor Resort. The H&C EXPO officially launched yesterday at The Celtic Manor Resort, where more than seventy guests heard about the event, dubbed ‘the first of a kind for the UK hospitality and catering industry taking place in Wales.’ Guests traveled from Scotland to take part and many other parts of […]

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    Careers Fair

    Careers Fair Had a great day at the Higher Education Careers Fair at Graveney School, advising students about an exciting career in Hospitality and Catering. Thank you for inviting me and a Big thank you to Learn Train Recruit & Panout.

  • The Hospitality and Catering Supply Chain Roundtable 2017

    The Hospitality and Catering Supply Chain Roundtable 2017 took place on Tuesday 25th April 2017 at Café Spice Namaste, hosted by Cyrus Todiwala OBE. The event was conceived by Cyrus, wanting to enable the sharing of knowledge and experience between like-minded people across the hospitality and catering industry, in relation to the food and drink supply […]

  • Dakshas Gourmet Catering

    MasterChef’s Daksha Mistry Serves Up Stunning Inter-Cultural Menus for Weddings, Parties and Corporate Events Daksha Mistry, the passionate culinary entrepreneur famous for dazzling the judges on Masterchef, is now serving up mouth-watering international menus that are tantalising taste buds at weddings, parties and corporate events across the UK. She also appears on BBC Masterchef as a […]

  • Chefs create secret dining experience

    Catering and events specialists, Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events treated a select group of venue and corporate guests to a mystery fine-dining experience at the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School. Led by Divisional Executive Chef, Stephen Frost, the event featured an eight-course tasting menu specifically designed by Sodexo’s craft & innovation team to showcase familiar […]

  • MasterChef: The Professionals finalists raise over £9.4k for SSAFA

    On Monday 27th March, 10 MasterChef: The Professionals finalists hosted a dinner for over 60 people at Adam Handling’s restaurant, The Frog E1 in Shoreditch, in order to raise money for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. The dinner was a huge success, with total proceeds from the charity raffle and ticket sales raising over £9.4k […]