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The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte Names Shane Small Lobby Mixologist

Two celebrated mixologists, new stirred cocktails and an expanded menu are adding to a flourishing lobby experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte. Unveiled earlier this year, K Lounge has become a new hub of activity for the lobby, and the setting has even more news to share this month.

Inside Milwaukee's Ardent: The Quality-of-Life Restaurant

Even the best-intentioned critics called Justin Carlisle stupid.“When you fail, we’ll have a job for you.”“How will you make enough money to survive?”Carlisle figured they might be right. But there was a more pressing issue nagging him.

Lake Lawn Resort Delivers Culinary Excellence Across Generations

At the 130-year-old Lake Lawn Resort on Wisconsin’s Lake Geneva, Chef David Ross has spent the last two decades of his career—or, as he says, “seven or eight chef lifetimes”— developing a well-oiled machine that families visit year after year, generation after generation.

Ment'or Announces Team USA Finalists

On November 8 and 9, the ment'or BKB Foundation returns to Las Vegas to select the next team to represent the U.S. at the 2019 Bocuse d'Or and hold their Annual Young Chef and Commis competitions.Sixty countries vie for 24 coveted spots who will then compete at the finals held biennially in Lyon, France, January 2019.

Chef Woody Back Honored with Celebrate the Chef Award

Chef Woody Back, executive chef of Table & Main in Roswell, Georgia, and co-owner and executive chef of the upcoming Coalition Food & Beverage in Alpharetta, Georgia, has received the highest honor bestowed by Georgia-based poultry producer Springer Mountain Farms, the Celebrate the Chef Award.

Wisdom from NOLA’s King of Contemporary Cajun Cuisine

In 2012, Chef Toups and his wife, Amanda, opened Toups’ Meatery, featuring modern Cajun cuisine. In October, they opened Toups South in New Orleans’ Southern Food and Beverage Museum. Here, he’s “broadening out to all of the South, everything from East Texas barbecue to South Carolina she-crab.

Kabana Rooftop Names New Chef to Lead Relaunch

Kabana Rooftop, a stylish rooftop destination in the heart of Richmond, Virginia, announced the appointment of Mike Ledesma as Executive Chef. Ledesma brings 16 years of culinary experience to his new position, most recently working as the corporate executive chef for the Richmond Restaurant Group.

Fatz Names Brian Dukes New Director of Culinary

Fatz Southern Kitchen, best known for its Southern cuisine and hospitality, announced the hiring of Brian Dukes as Director of Culinary. Dukes will be based in the chain’s Greenville, South Carolina, headquarters and direct culinary operations in its 45 locations across the Southeast.

Tips to Create Best-Selling LTOs in a Digital Age

Prolific is an understatement when used to describe Chef Slavin’s menu innovation across the Houlihan’s group, which includes the signature concept plus Devon Seafood Grill, Bristol Seafood Grill, and J.

Chef Anthony Sasso Ditches Fusion at NYC Hotspot

A 13-year veteran of Casa Mono, Chef Anthony Sasso talks about making the leap from a classic neighborhood restaurant to “the largest space B&B has ever lived in.”  That’s B&B Hospitality Group, as in Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali.

Geraldine’s Names Yolanda Diaz Head Pastry Chef

Geraldine’s, the contemporary restaurant located on the fourth floor of the Hotel Van Zandt on Rainey Street in Austin, announced Yolanda Diaz as head pastry chef. Joining the culinary team, Diaz will continue the efforts of providing guests will an exceptional dining experience featuring fresh, new desserts and other sweet treats.

Portland’s Prodigal Son Cooks Up Classic Korean

Han OakOpened: January 2016Location: Portland, OregonOwners: Peter Cho and Sun Young ParkAverage Check: $50; $35 prix fixe menuDescription: After a decade in New York City, an Oregon chef returns to his roots and explores a new culinary heritage.

Chef Philippe Haddad Earns Celebrate the Chef Award

Chef Philippe Haddad, executive chef and partner of Cape Dutch in Atlanta, has received the highest honor bestowed by Georgia-based poultry producer Springer Mountain Farms, the Celebrate the Chef Award.