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Chefman Partners with Chopped Competitor Eitan Bernath

Chefman, a leader in developing innovative kitchen appliances that take the stress out of cooking, is teaming up with famed 16-year-old chef and Chopped competitor, Chef Eitan Bernath. The duo plan to take their passion for cooking and give home chefs a new inspiration for cooking by showcasing easy-to-use techniques and Chefman products that bring the fun back into the kitchen.

Mario Batali’s Michelin-Starred La Sirena to Close

Mario Batali’s Michelin-starred La Sirena is closing. The New York City restaurant is the first to shutter since the celebrity chef was accused of sexual misconduct last December. Batali took a leave of absence following reports of habitual sexual harassment, published in an Eater New York story.

For Joseph and Jenna Cuccia, it's Small Plates and Big Dreams

Lodi, New Jersey, a small borough squeezed in between Hackensack and Garfield, is not exactly known as a hotbed of culinary invention. Diners tend to prefer cuisines with which they’re familiar; you don’t have to walk far to find any number of Italian spots.

About Last Knife Names Dan Weiland Executive Chef

About Last Knife, the new bar and steakhouse concept adjacent to the ground floor lobby of the Hotel Julian Millennium Park in Chicago, Oxford Capital Group’s latest luxury lifestyle hotel on North Michigan Avenue, announces the appointment of Dan Weiland as Executive Chef.

Blue Bamboo Chef Dennis Chan Wins 4th Annual Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest

General Mills Foodservice announces that Dennis Chan, chef and owner of Blue Bamboo in Jacksonville, Florida is the Grand Prize Winner in the 4th Annual Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest, which celebrates independent family or “neighborhood” restaurants and food trucks and the one-of-a-kind dishes that reflect their local flavor.

Expanding a Concept with an Urban Garden

Farm-to-table is certainly one of the buzziest restaurant concepts of the last decade, but Kevin Hermann, executive chef at The Porch’s Siena location in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, wasn’t content to just employ the locavore moniker.

Chef Jason Paskewitz Joins Marchesa as Executive Chef

Chef Jason Paskewitz, industry veteran and Jean Banchet award-winner, has been brought on as Executive Chef at River North's home of Continental cuisine, Marchesa. His new menu will launch after Labor Day, and diners can expect more of the perfectly-executed dishes that he has honed throughout his lengthy career.

Famed French Chef Joël Robuchon Dead at 73

Joël Robuchon, who at one point in his career won 31 Michelin stars, died from cancer Monday in Switzerland, according to Le Figaro. He was 73. The French chef, named “Chef of the Century,” by Gault Millau in 1989, was treated for a pancreatic tumor more than a year ago.

A Longtime Caterer Returns to Her Restaurant Roots

While some chefs explode onto the dining scene fairly early in their careers, Chef Coleen Speaks’ emergence into the spotlight has been more of a slow burn. Speaks has been in the industry since she was 15 and over the years has cut her teeth at such noteworthy establishments as Emeril Lagasse’s NOLA Restaurant, Raleigh, North Carolina’s Bloomsbury Bistro, and Ashley Christensen’s Enoteca Vin.

4 Questions with Vivian Howard, the Chef Who Puts Community First

You know Vivian Howard as the star of award-winning TV show “A Chef’s Life.” Author of “Deep Run Roots,” and the visionary behind Kinston, North Carolina, restaurant Chef & the Farmer, Howard is as renowned for her philanthropic touch as her cooking prowess.

Redefining Modern American Cuisine with Chef Aaron Cuschieri

Chef Aaron Cuschieri is a midwest “fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and peas” American, he says, who grew up in Detroit and has lived in Chicago for the past eight years. His culinary career has included fine-dining establishments, as well as experience working with cultural cuisine all-stars like acclaimed Japanese chef Takashi Yagihashi of Tabo Sushi in Chicago and Slurping Turtle in Chicago and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

4 Questions with Local-Food Visionary Dan Barber

Chef Dan Barber’s Pocantico Hills, New York, icon Blue Hill at Stone Barns was just named the world’s 12th best restaurant, and Chef Barber earned Chefs’ Choice Award. Among the pantheon of America’s great culinary minds, Barber holds a spot at the very top.