Each week, Caterer catches up with the movers and shakers of the hospitality industry in our Minute on the Clock interview.
From chefs, restaurateurs and contract caterers to publicans and hoteliers, we chat to the people of our industry about what they are up to.
The string of interviews also embraces other key players including restaurant critics, members of trade organisations, food festival founders - even London's food tsar.
Below is a round-up of our Minute on the Clock interviews this year, as well as a selection from our archives.
A MINUTE ON THE CLOCK - 2010
http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/06/02/333670/timothy-hollingsworth-a-minute-on-the-clock.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Jason Atherton, chef-patron of Pollen Street Social, talks about his involvement in this year's London Restaurant Festival. ](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/09/29/335345/jason-atherton-a-minute-on-the-clock.html)Ian Platt, supply chain general manager at WSH, explores the benefits of buying British.
[Riddian Davies is the general manager of the Grosvenor in Victoria, London, which will be rebranded from a Thistle to a Guoman property following a £20m refurbishment. ](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/09/16/335076/riddian-davies-a-minute-on-the-clock.html)
[Simon Gilkes is the director of sales at London's Savoy hotel, which is close to receiving its first guest in three years. ](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/09/09/334985/simon-gilkes-a-minute-on-the-clock.html)
[Luigi Lavarini is the managing director of London's Spaghetti House, which celebrates its 55th birthday this month. ](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/09/02/334906/luigi-lavarini-a-minute-on-the-clock.html)Richard, Earl of Bradford - owner of Porters English Restaurant in Covent Garden, London, this year became the new chairman of the Restaurant Association. Paul Jackson is the operations director at Chester Boyd, which officially opened the Garden Café at Buckingham Palace on 27 July. Peter Tippen is the InterContinental Hotels Group's director of relationship marketing for EMEA and is responsible for its customer loyalty scheme, Priority Club Rewards.
[Mark Philpott is the managing director of independent contract caterer Vacherin, which this month celebrates its eighth anniversary. ](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/08/05/334581/mark-philpott-a-minute-on-the-clock.html)
Anthony Miller clubbed up with four city of London professionals to save their local pub, the White Swan in Twickenham, from administration.
[Jose Barrattino executive chef of the restaurant at Hotel Emiliano in SÁ£o Paulo, Brazil, and guest chef at Skylon in London's Southbank Centre.](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/07/21/334357/minute-on-the-clock-jose-barrattino.html)
[David Clarke, the chief executive of Best Western who appeared in the first episode of Channel 4's new Undercover Boss series](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/07/15/334300/minute-on-the-clock-david-clarke.html).
[Alberto Crisci, catering manager at High Down Prison in Sutton, Surrey](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/07/08/334243/alberto-crisci-a-minute-on-the-clock.html).
[Xavier Rousset, sommelier and co-proprietor of London restaurant Texture. ](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/07/02/334161/xavier-rousset-a-minute-on-the-clock.html)[Mark Hellyar, Cornish owner of Bordeaux-based wine producer Chateau Civrac ](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/06/25/334003/mark-hellyar-a-minute-on-the-clock.html)[Trina Hahnemann, the Danish Delia Smith and author of The Nordic Diet. ](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/06/18/333848/trina-hahnemann-a-minute-on-the-clock.html)
[Regis Crépy, owner of the Great House restaurant with rooms in Lavenham, Suffolk.](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/06/09/333744/regis-crpy-a-minute-on-the-clock.html)
[Timothy Hollingsworth, chef de cuisine at Thomas Keller's three-Michelin-starred French Laundry in California.
Marc Bradley, chief financial officer of BaxterStorey owner, Westbury Street Holdings.
A MINUTE ON THE CLOCK - 2009
Silla Bjerrum, co-founder of London-based sushi group Feng Sushi
Carlo Cracco, chef-restaurateur of Milan's two-Michelin-starred Ristorante Cracco
Bruce Poole, chef-patron of Chez Bruce in London and chair of the judges of the Young Chef Young Waiter competition
A MINUTE ON THE CLOCK - 2008
Eric Chavot, head chef at the two-Michelin-starred restaurant in London's Capital hotel >>
David Moore, owner of London's two-Michelin-starred Pied Á Terre and its sister restaurant L'Autre Pied >>
Thierry Laborde, owner of London's The Kitchen restaurant >>
Paul Gayler executive chef at London's Lanesborough hotel >>
A MINUTE ON THE CLOCK - 2007
A MINUTE ON THE CLOCK- 2006
A MINUTE ON THE CLOCK - 2005
Una Smyth, C assistant front office manager at the Hastings Slieve Donard hotel in Newcastle and 2005 RAC Hotels' People's Award for Receptionist of the Year >>
Juliet Harbutt , founder of the British Cheese Festival >>
Andy Cook, head chef of Gordon Ramsay's new restaurant in Tokyo's Conrad hotel >>
Alexia Robinson, organiser of the British Food Fortnight >>
Claudia Manser, 16-year-old concierge at London's Four Seasons hotel >>
Simon Hopkinson, former Bibendum chef and cookery book author >>