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Kilgore Culinary to Introduce New American Bistro

James Beard-nominated Chef Brad Kilgore is adding another restaurant to his ever-growing Kilgore Culinary Group on Friday, May 24th, with the opening of Ember in Miami’s Design District. Located inside Paradise Plaza, Ember is an American bistro showcasing a classic and modern take on dishes, meats, pastas and sides.

Denver Chef Thomas Garnick Wins $15K in California Pizza Contest

After 11 chefs spent a competitive day crafting and working pizza dough, developing unique toppings and sauces, and combining innovative blends of California cheeses, on May 9 the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) rewarded three with the ultimate prize in the 2019 Real California Pizza Contest—a national search for the best pizza recipes using Real California Cheese.

Buffalo Wings & Rings Hires New Corporate Chef

Buffalo Wings & Rings, the Cincinnati-based elevated sports restaurant franchise with more than 80 locations across the globe, recently brought on restaurant and franchise industry veteran Dan Admire as Corporate Chef.

Why Edouardo Jordan is the 'It' Chef Right Now

Edouardo Jordan is it. In four short years, the chef opened three Seattle restaurants: Salare in 2015, JuneBaby in 2017, and Lucinda Grain Bar in 2018. Each is seasoned by Jordan’s extensive culinary know-how and imbued with layers of purpose.

Kimpton The Rowan Names Troy Thompson Executive Chef

Palm Springs’ celebrated 4 Saints, Juniper Table, High Bar and Window Bar debut new food and beverage menus from newly minted Executive Chef Troy Thompson and Lead Bartender Mary Valdez. The duo’s arrival and revamped menus, set against the backdrop of the San Jacinto Mountains, build on the buzz surrounding the four bar and culinary concepts within Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs.

The Complete List of 2019 James Beard Award Winners

Restaurateurs, chefs, and other hospitality insiders came together Monday night to celebrate the winners of the prestigious awards. The James Beard Foundation unveiled the winners for the 2019 edition across nearly 60 categories at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Cornerstone Restaurant Group Picks Chef Diego Burgos as Culinary Director

Chicago-based Cornerstone Restaurant Group named chef Diego Burgos as its new Culinary Director at SolToro, Michael Jordan’s Steak House and 23.sportscafe in the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. In this role, Burgos will use his 20 plus years of extensive experience to oversee the culinary programs from developing new seasonal menus to customizing group event menus and promotional offerings.

The Magic Behind Sarah Grueneberg’s Chicago Pasta Kingdom

The magic behind Sarah Grueneberg’s Chicago pasta kingdom Monteverde lies in two trips that the “Top Chef” contestant and James Beard Award winner took several years apart.After graduating from culinary school in 2001 and making a splash in the industry by 2003 as the youngest female sous chef at Houston’s iconic Brennan’s, Grueneberg moved to Chicago and joined the team at Spiaggia, where she trained under Tony Mantuano.

Chef Michael Schulson’s Restaurant Empire Goes Italian

Following stints in New York City, Philadelphia, and Tokyo, chef Michael Schulson launched his restaurant empire in 2008. Schulson Collective now comprises 10 hot spots dotting the East Coast. While his lauded concepts mostly revolve around Asian fare, the chef has veered into new and unexpected culinary directions of late, and Harp & Crown in Philadelphia—with a seamless blend of art deco charm, new American/global fare, and even a retro, two-lane, reservations-only bowling alley—may be the most intriguing to date.

Paul McCabe Named Area Executive Chef for Howard Hughes Hospitality

The Howard Hughes Corporation announced the appointment of culinary visionary Paul McCabe as Area Executive Chef for Howard Hughes Hospitality to command all menu development, kitchen operations and dining experiences at The Woodlands Resort as well as the award-winning Robard’s Steakhouse.

Finding Financing for Your Restaurant’s Stage of Life

When Johnny Huntsman brought his first pizza restaurant to Louisiana more than 50 years ago, many locals didn’t even know what pizza was. But over the years, the chain grew to more than 80 stores, as players like Domino’s and Pizza Hut became household names.

Balboa Bay Resort Hires Vic Casanova as Executive Chef

Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach’s premiere waterfront resort, announced the appointment of Vic Casanova as its new Executive Chef. Drawing upon over two decades of culinary experience, Chef Vic will oversee the Resort’s culinary portfolio, including banquets and catering, café, and two restaurants, A&O Kitchen+Bar and Waterline Newport Beach.