SMART'S CREATIVE DIRECTOR, ANGELA HARTNETT NAMED TOP 20 IN DEBRETT'S 500
Tue 27 Jan 2015
For almost 250 years Debrett’s has been recognising people of influence and achievement in British society. Beginning in 1769 with the Peerage it later expanded to include People of Today, which has developed into a network of over 22,000 people across all walks of life.
The Debrett’s 500 is a positive endorsement and recognition of Britain’s 500 most influential people. It has been compiled by independent panels of specialists in each field who provided nominations for selection to Debrett’s. It aims to be a truly inspiring group of people.
Influential figures from food and drink
This year, the criteria of the Debrett’s 500 Food list have expanded to include those influential figures in the drink industry as well as famous faces from food. The UK offers more culinary variety than ever before, and new food fads and fashions are forever taking hold. Recipe books regularly top the bestsellers list and cookery programmes occupy prime time slots in the television schedules. The Debrett’s selection includes chefs and restaurateurs, as well as critics and bloggers who currently exert tasteful influence over Britain’s drinkers and diners:
- A A Gill
- Alan Yau, OBE
- Angela Hartnett, MBE
- Chris Corbin and Jeremy King
- Ewan Venters
- Heston Blumenthal, OBE
- Jamie Oliver, MBE
- Jason Atherton
- Jonathan Downey
- Marina O’Loughlin
- Martin Dickie and James Watt
- Mary Berry, CBE
- Nuno Mendes
- Olly Smith
- Richard Caring
- Russell Norman
- Scott Collins and Yianni Papoutsis
- Simon Rogan
- Tom Kerridge
- Yotam Ottolenghi
TOP FIVE QUIRKY HAGGIS RECIPES FOR A BURNS NIGHT TWIST
Tue 24 Jan 2017
Burns Night is once again upon us, so of course it’s time to just prepare a mound of haggis and a large helping of buttery neeps and tatties. Right? Wrong! To those who make the 25th January a highlight of the Caledonian Calendar this understandably might not fill you with much excitement. However we have compiled some delicious ideas for you to try at home courtesy of the pioneers of Scotland’s national dish, Macsween of Edinburgh.
HOSPITALITY ROCKS: THE CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR THE HOSPITALITY AND EVENTS INDUSTRY
Fri 13 Jan 2017
For the first time ever, it was time for the events & hospitality industry to have their own Christmas Party. Over 900 industry people met at Battersea Evolution for a spectacular evening laid on by the Smart Group.
BATTERSEA EVOLUTION WELCOMES BRITAIN'S OLYMPIC HEROES FOR THE 2016 TEAM GB BALL
Mon 05 Dec 2016
Britain’s Olympic heroes were joined by stars of fashion and entertainment last Wednesday for the 2016 Team GB Ball in Battersea Evolution to celebrate the extraordinary success of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.