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Mario Batali Completes Divestment of All Restaurant Shares

Mario Batali’s 20-year partnership with the Bastianich family is officially over. The New York Times reported Wednesday the family bought out Batali’s shares in the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group and took over his financial stake in the company.

Rusty Bucket Promotes Josh Yosick to Corporate Chef

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern announced the promotion of Josh Yosick, of Columbus, from regional chef to corporate chef of the company. Yosick has more than 19 years of experience in the restaurant industry.

Why Noah Sandoval Leads the 2019 Rising Stars

As far as rising stars go, it would seem Noah Sandoval has already made it. He’s achieved three Michelin stars in his career so far, two of them at his restaurant Oriole, which opened in March 2016.Now, as a partner in another project with friend Julia Momose, he is starting his journey as a rising restaurateur, but his path to this success was not always so easy, as his tough-on-himself mentality has propelled his career forward.

Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest Now Accepting Entries

Marking its fifth year, the Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest from General Mills Foodservice is bigger than ever—doubling the number of winners to give even more independent restaurants and food trucks the chance to win more than $200,000 in cash and prizes.

How to Earn a Michelin Star in 11 Months

For Chef Ryan Ratino, the MO seems to be “no sleep ‘til Michelin.” And the MO has paid off. After he opened Bresca in Washington, D.C., the restaurant earned one Michelin star 11 months later.

James Beard Foundation Announces 2019 Semifinalists

Awards season is about to kick off for the restaurant industry. The James Beard Foundation announced its always-anticipated list of restaurant chef award semifinalists Wednesday morning in advance of the 29th annual edition of the culinary world’s Oscars.

How Daphne Cheng’s Vegan Dishes Satisfy Carnivores

In recent years, especially in larger cities, a vegan renaissance has taken hold. Vegetables, grains, and legumes are taking center stage in dishes instead of meat-like substitutes. The emphasis for this new veganism is on whole-food eating, as opposed to making a processed soy product masquerade as a chicken cutlet.

Joe Lambert Named New Executive Chef of Nico Osteria

A midwest native, Joe Lambert was drawn to the culinary world at an early age. Growing up in Dubuque, Iowa, Lambert found inspiration in his father's passion for cooking and sharing food with others. Eager to pursue a cooking career in a large culinary landscape, Lambert moved to Chicago, where he interned under acclaimed chef Michael McDonald at One Sixtyblue in 2010.

Chef Mariano Molteni to Operate Famed Royal Hawaiian

Popular Restaurateur and Chef Mariano Molteni announced plans to operate the iconic Laguna Beach-based restaurant, Royal Hawaiian at 331 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. His older brother, Martin Molteni, deemed Argentina's No.

Budd Dairy Food Hall Names First Chef Partners

Following a “Shark Tank-style” search for Columbus’ best food entrepreneurs and restaurateurs over the last several months, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) is proud to announce the first two chef partners have been selected to be part of the new Budd Dairy Food Hall.