Jess Murphy, chef proprietor of Kai in Galway, and now the new resident chef for Meadows & Byrne. Photograph: Martina Regan

New resident chef for Meadows & Byrne Jess Murphy, chef proprietor at Kai in Galway, has been appointed resident chef for the Meadows & B(...)

Alain Ducasse (right),  with sous chef Romain Meder at the Plaza Athénée, is one of 37 top chefs swapping their restaurant for a mystery one where they will cook dinner tomorrow evening. Photograph: Pierre Monette

Alain Ducasse won’t be cooking in the rarified crystal and silverware surroundings of his restaurant at the Plaza Athénée in Paris tomorrow. You could(...)

Hélène Darroze, who commutes between her restaurants in Paris and London, has been voted best female chef in the world 2015.

Hélène Darroze, the French chef with restaurants in Paris and at the Connaught hotel in London, has been named as the Veuve Clicquot world’s best fema(...)

Star Alliance Rooftop Lounge, Los Angeles International

The Wing at Hong Kong International Cathay Pacific bills its first-class lounge, The Wing, as the world’s most exclusive balcony. With g(...)

The El Cellar de Can Roca restaurant in Girona, northeast Spain, has won  the Best Restaurant in the World award. Above are head chef Joan Roca (left), at the 50 Best Restaurants 2013 awards held at the Guildhall in London last night. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

A restaurant that started life as a small family business in a working class neighbourhood in Catalonia, and is still run by three brothers, was ha(...)

Wilkie’s organic bean-to-bar chocolate.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Bean-to-bar is big news in the chocolate world. The US has been leading the way as small artisans set about procuring cocoa beans, roasting and(...)