The list that we’ve all been waiting for; The Michelin Guide 2018 has now been announced. Full of some great oldies and some fantastic newbies, we can’t wait to work our way through the list!
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Get in touch with Change hospitality recruitment agency, we have some fantastic chef jobs and front of house jobs available. Either submit your CV or call us on 02079236021 and have a chat with one of our experienced team.
One Star House Party is possibly the most unique pop-up experience to hit the London foodie scene. We have followed their journey right from the start and have eagerly awaited their arrival in London – and finally they are here!
What started as a restaurant pop-up concept quickly transformed into the ultimate gastronomic adventure. The One Star House Party team set out on a journey which is taking them to 20 countries across the globe as they create 20 unique restaurant concepts in 20 months.
With a team made up of chefs from some of the best restaurants in the world including Tom Aikens, NOMA and The Ledbury, One Star House Party use their culinary expertise to create a menu that highlights local ingredients, cooking techniques and experiences.
Eight months into their journey and eight countries under their belt including China, Vietnam, Thailand, Everest Base Camp, India, Oman, Kenya and South Africa, London is their ninth venture.
For four weeks only, One Star House Party will be serving up an eight-course tasting menu that features their favourite dish from every location they have visited so far.
After their stint in London, One Star House Party will be setting off on their next adventure in Buenos Aires and thereafter Santiago, Mexico City, New York, Vancouver, Hobart, Tokyo and Hong Kong thereafter. If you find yourself in any of these cities in the coming months, don’t forget to look them up!
Get in touch with hospitality recruitment agency, The Change Group for more information about temporary chef jobs and temporary waiting jobs in London. We have some amazing jobs that offer flexible working hours and great pay.
Meat vs Fish
Date: 6th September, 6pm
Venue: Flat Iron Square
Time: 6 September 2017
Tickets: £25 per ticket which includes 4 free dishes
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The Change Group, in partnership with Action Against Hunger, will be hosting an epic competition, Meat vs Fish, a cookery standoff at Flat Iron Square taking place on the 6th September at 6pm.
This bespoke fundraising event will see ten restaurants compete against each other using responsibly-sourced ingredients. Five will showcase fish dishes and five will make meat their star ingredient. One prize will be given to each category and there will also be an award for the overall winning team.
The big questions… will it be a surf or turf that comes out tops?!
The event will raise money for Action Against Hunger, a global charity committed to ending world hunger, by shining a light on the importance of sustainability and British produce, as demonstrated by the talented chefs and restaurants who take part.
With only a few tickets still available, be sure to book yours asap so you don’t miss out. Book Meat vs Fish tickets.
Over the last 30 years, over 1 million people have completed the London Marathon to raise hundreds of millions of pounds for good causes. This year our very own Craig Allen (Change co-founder) and Harriet Brown (Senior Recruitment Consultant) will join over 30,000 runners to take on the Virgin Money London Marathon on the 23rd April 2017. They will be running in support of the international humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger.
What is Action Against Hunger?
“For almost 40 years, across nearly 50 countries, Action Against Hunger have led the global fight against hunger. We save the lives of children and work with their communities before and after a disaster strikes. We enable people to provide for themselves, see their children grow up strong and build prosperous communities. We constantly search for more effective solutions, while sharing our knowledge and expertise with the world. We push for long-term change. We will never give up. Until the world is free from hunger”.
“With every stride Craig and Harriet take on 23rd April, they will be closer to the finish and bring the whole world closer to a world free from hunger. Craig and Harriet’s fundraising will enable our teams to reach more children with life-saving treatment enabling them to grow up strong and build prosperous communities. With famine declared in South Sudan and worsening situations in Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, Craig and Harriet’s support is important now more than ever”, David Copsey, London Marathon Event Manager at Action Against Hunger.
A bit about Harriet
If you would like to sponsor Harriet you can do so by clicking here
A bit about Craig
The best thing about running the marathon is how proud it makes you to be a Londoner! The huge turnout of people and the effort they go to (along every street of the run), to help you on is amazing and so inspirational. Its showcases this City for the amazing place it is!
If you would like to sponsor Craig you can do so by clicking here
There is something about a New Year that brings with it the desire to change jobs. Perhaps it’s because people want a fresh start or because part of their New Years resolutions is to finally find that job they have always dreamed of. For some it may be because their bonuses didn’t quite live up to what they had hoped or maybe because they simply want to find a role that offers more work/life balance. Whatever the reason, every single person looking for a new hospitality job in 2017 will need to take on the arduous task of updating their CV and even though we are recruiters and we look at CVs all day long, we know that writing a CV is by far the worst part of the job search process.
So in order to lessen the load, we’ve put our heads together to come up with 10 tips on how to write a great CV and stand out from the rest in 2017.
We hope that for those of you looking for a new hospitality job in 2017, you find something amazing. If you would like some help achieving this, you know our hospitality recruitment agency are always here to help and will happily chat to you about any relevant positions that might suit you.
To speak to one of our hospitality recruitment team call 02079236021 or send us a copy of your updated CV to email@example.com
Ember is opening on the lane where the Great Fire started 350 years ago. Ross McNally has designed the interiros to reflect this well known moment in history and has translated his inspiration into warm woods, coppers, charcoal metals and open candles. The food is Pan-Asian and is seriously playful, eg. Thai red curry of lamb pie… We’re not entirely sure but we’ll give it a go!
Lockhouse are keeping it cool with craft food and craft food in Paddington, with classic/not so classic burgers and good old greasy nosh that won’t make you feel ill after eating it. An informal and chilled hang out that is a welcomed addition into the area.
Opening: December 14th
Simplicity done exceptionally well in true Scandi style. Offering humble savoury Nordic bakery items and serving “them with an uncomplicated and honest attitude”. It’s no secret these guys do exactly that, with 3 other successful sites around London. This new addition to Neal Street will make their fourth. #hygge
London Shell Co:
Mix it up with the London Shell Co and cruise around the Thames in style aboard the Prince Regent. Having just undergone a complete refurb after 30 years, so is looking as shmick as ever. They claim their drinks menu is as fresh and seasonal as their produce and we believe them. The perfect spot to take non-Londoners, and well Londoners alike.
Soho House and Co are partnering up with Sydell Group to bring the City of London a new, dazzling addition in the form of The Ned. This magnificent hotel will take residence in the former Midland Bank Building and see 252 bedrooms, a glorious rooftop with a swimming pool, a spa and most importantly, 9 amazing new restaurants. Boasting a range of cuisines including American, Japanese, Italian, Parisian and British. Secure yourself an exclusive membership and also have access to the exquisite lounge bar in the bank vault, complete with antique deposit boxes (hopefully still filled with diamonds).
Opening: January 2017
Duck and Waffle
Finish 2016 gazing at breath taking views of London and watch the fireworks go off from one of the best seats in the city. Located on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower and led by incredibly talented chef, Dan Doherty, Duck and Waffle is a wonderful restaurant any day of the week, but with floor to ceiling windows and unbelievably grand view, you’ll be watching fireworks all over London.
If Duck and Waffle is all booked out, take a stroll down to Sushi Samba and appreciate the same views from above. Dance around the iconic red tree with Samba dancers and embrace the Brazilian themed NYE in serious style. The theme is white and the sushi is abundant, tuck into one (or 10) of their a-class cocktails and countdown to the new year at one of London’s finest establishments.
Staying in theme with a spot boasting dazzling views of London’s fireworks, Sky Garden is another one of our top picks for NYE. A Great Gatsby party even Leo would be envious to attend, 2 elegant bars, 2 restaurants and full of greenery. To top it all off there’s more windows than a conservatory, so you can catch almost every firework being set off in the city.
Bounce Farringdon and Old St
If you want to hold off on a refined night of champagne drinking and opt in for a night of good beats, UV face paint and back to back games of ping pong then Bounce has you covered. Opening for the entire evening and channelling a summer bloc party, Bounce is guaranteed to deliver a good night – especially when you’re glowing in the dark.
Bourne & Hollingsworth
B&H go all out on NYE and ensure at least one of their top parties takes your fancy. From a perfected ‘House Party’ to a ‘Prohibition Party’ to remember, a night of ‘Dark Circus’ acts and a ‘Blitz Party’ celebrating the 40’s. If we could mix all four we would never want to leave. B&H are known for their beautiful and extravagant decors and the commitment to their New Year parties is no less.
The Christmas lights are weeks from being taken down, mulled wine is slowly losing its winter appeal and the dark days of January are almost upon us. What better way to embrace the cold winter winds in London than escaping them to a warmer and more oriental destination? Pack your lightest jacket and get to one of Asia’s most happening cities – Hong Kong.
Full of character, a melting pot of cultures with a huge expat community and a restaurant scene that would rival any other metropolitan city in the world, what’s not to love? The best part… in January it’s cool and dry with a high of 20 degrees most days, perfect weather for wandering the designer City in search of the next chic rooftop bar overlooking the famous skyline or seeking out the most innovative menu.
Below are some of our favourite spots in this autonomous city that are definitely worth a visit (over and over again).
The famous historical site, Woo Cheong pawnshop dating back to 1888, had a serious renovation in 2014, creating an exceptional space to dine under the talented guide of Tom Aikens. Aikens explains that the dishes at The Pawn have not just been designed to “appeal to local diners, but also travellers and foodies. Above all, we want to create a fun dining experience and a relaxed, informal environment”. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!
This 2 Michelin Star venue can’t be missed regardless of how much time you’ve allowed for yourself. Set in the heart of Hong Kong’s central district and featuring a two floor masterpiece, connected with a dramatic inner staircase and finished with a dreamy garden terrace if you fancy a few cocktails before you indulge on the glorious menu. If you have an appreciation for the arts then you’ll never want to leave this hotspot with frequently changing exhibitors showcasing their best work. Who could say no to two star dumplings?
Also check out more of Jason Athertons incredible venues in Hong Kong: Ham & Sherry (check out their 2 way mirrored private bar), Aberdeen St Social, 22 Ships and more.
A modern approach to Chinese food that excels to the fullest extent. It’s exactly what you would dream of when booking a holiday in Hong Kong, an incredible setting with dishes packed full of punch. They are passionate about maintaining the ‘home-cooking’ style that is so popular in Asian countries but elevate it to a whole new level, exploring flavour profiles and delivering dishes you won’t stop singing about.
Be one with the locals and discover Hong Kong’s coolest hidden whiskey bar tucked away on Wyndham Street. Enter with some stealth as to not encourage the unaware tourists meandering the streets and settle in for the evening with a Rhum in Fashion and some black truffle risotto balls with smoked paprika aioli. Don’t forget… ‘Look for the light bulb’
If you are looking for work abroad and can see yourself in somewhere like Hong Kong, please get in touch with us to discuss the various opportunities we have available. Alternatively, if Hong Kong sounds like a good holiday but you are looking for chef jobs and bar jobs in London then let us help. We are after all a specialist hospitality recruitment company!
For all the foodies out there, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite restaurants in London. We’ve included everything from Michelin Star restaurants, chef tables and fine dining to our favourite local bistros and corner cafes.
If you’re sitting there scratching your head pondering why we made a list of 101 restaurants rather than a nice round number, don’t over-think it! The truth is we battled to cap it at 101 because let’s be fair, London’s culinary offering is so vastly exceptional. But hey, we had to draw the line somewhere so we’ve settled on the list below. Perhaps in a few months’ time we’ll compile a new list to keep you updated, as there are new restaurant openings popping up all over the Capital every month.
For those who love to try new places, prepare to be wowed by those in chef jobs at these amazing eateries. And if you’re anything like us, you’ll be copying and pasting this list onto your notes app, ready for the next time you need dining inspiration.
So without further ado and in alphabetical order (we couldn’t possibly pick a favourite)…
What’s your number? Tweet us @Changehsp and tell us how many of the restaurants on our list you’ve been too?
Equally, if you think there’s a particularly special restaurant we’ve left off the list, please let us know!
The Change Group is a luxury support and hospitality recruitment agency in London. If you are currently looking for a chef job or a front of house job in London, get in touch with us. We have a number of fantastic hospitality jobs available, many of which are working at restaurants like the ones listed.
The Best Afternoon Teas in London
From the 10th to the 16th August London will be celebrating Afternoon Tea Week and we’re very excited about it. Why you ask? Well for a number of reasons really but here are our top 5:
For the most part, we only hear about those in Executive Chef jobs or Head Chef jobs in London, yet many restaurants and hotels have esteemed Pastry Chefs who are responsible for whipping up the luxurious desserts and pastries we enjoy when dining out. As an example, Jamie Oliver started his career as a Pastry Chef at Antonio Carluccio’s Neal’s Yard restaurant, back in the day when no-one would have known who he was, and look how far he has come today.
Afternoon Tea Week gives us a chance to pay homage to the talented Pastry Chefs working in London and guide you on where to go to enjoy this quintessentially English tradition.
Other fabulous afternoon tea venues:
If you are interested in a Pastry Chef job in London, submit your CV to Change Hospitality Recruitment Agency today or call us on 020 7923 6023. We work with many of London’s most well-known restaurants and hotels, many of which are always looking to hire talented chefs for the pastry chef jobs.