Sterling Hospitality CEO, executive chef & co-founder John C. Metz has been named Alumni of the Year by The Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society.The Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society and Penn State School of Hospitality Management honored Metz during the 2017 Alumni Awards Reception in conjunction with the school’s annual Alumni in the Classroom event.
You’d think restaurateur Marco Canora would be sitting pretty. After all, the chef was named Best Chef for New York City at the 2017 James Beard Awards. His restaurant Hearth, located in the East Village, has been humming along since 2003 and it still generates a steady fan following long after the initial buzz.
Hotel El Ganzo, San Jose del Cabo's boutique artist haven, is revamping its food and beverage concept with the appointment of new food and beverage director Rene Enrique Perez Lima and Omar Lopez Flores as executive chef.
Hard Rock International—owner of one of the world’s most-recognizable and iconic brands—announced the appointment of Michael Coury as Corporate Executive Chef. In his new role, Coury will draw on 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry, to lead culinary efforts and menu innovation for 178 corporate and franchise locations around the world.
When the opportunity opened up for Russell Jones to return to his hometown of Columbia, South Carolina, he jumped at the chance to explore a new culinary path and establish some permanent roots. Some chefs might be surprised at his choice to bypass food haven Charleston for a less-established, more up-and-coming food town such as Columbia.
Usually in the news for the wines they produce, Napa and Sonoma have made headlines in recent months for the wildfires blazing through them, destroying homes, businesses, and lives.The fires raged, fueled by strong winds, destroying many restaurants and livelihoods in their wake.
Kimbal Musk leans in. He doesn’t sit across from you at the table; he pulls up a chair beside you. His eye contact is intense, his conversation impassioned. Distraction is not a word in his vocabulary—not when it comes to talking about real food for everyone and scaling menu innovation across his restaurant concepts.
Panzano restaurant in downtown Denver has named Nicolas Lebas as the new Executive Chef. Lebas will be responsible for the award-winning restaurant along with banquets and room service in the Kimpton Hotel Monaco.
Patina Restaurant Group has appointed Chef Andy Bennett as the new Executive Chef at The Sea Grill, the seafood restaurant overlooking the iconic Rink at Rockefeller Center. Most recently Executive Chef at the Michelin-starred Rouge Tomate, Bennett has an approach rooted in light, bright flavors and healthful preparations.
The 2018 Michelin Guide wasn’t kind to New York City this year. Jean-Georges was downgraded to two stars from three, more than 10 years after it rose to the distinction. It was the first time since the Guide made its U.
The Original Dinerant welcomes Executive Chef Roscoe Roberson to the downtown Portland social supper club. Roberson brings nearly 15 years of hospitality experience from distinguished restaurants, most recently serving as executive chef of one of America’s top restaurant groups, Chefstable Group, based in Portland.
The inaugural “Chef of the Year” Award for Wild American Shrimp and the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA) was announced with Chef Jon Gibson of the Flora-Bama Ole River Grill in Perdido Key, Florida receiving the honor.
Mirbeau Hospitality announced the appointment of Michael Morelli as executive chef of the new day resort, Spa Mirbeau, slated to open on November 15 in Crossgates Mall. In his role, Morelli will oversee the kitchen of Le Bistro, the exquisite French-inspired restaurant located within Spa Mirbeau, open for lunch and dinner.
La Corsha Hospitality Group, Austin-based management and consulting company, announced the promotion of Executive Chef Jason Stude at Boiler Nine Bar + Grill to Regional Executive Chef. In his new role, Stude will oversee the culinary programs of many La Corsha concepts, including Second Bar + Kitchen Downtown, where he served as Chef de Cuisine for many years; a forthcoming restaurant concept at the East Austin Hotel slated for a 2018 opening; as well as continuing in his role as Executive Chef of Boiler Nine Bar + Grill.
Brian Frakes, executive chef at the Pfister Hotel/Marcus Hotels and Resorts in Milwaukee, will receive the Wisconsin Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s (WRA EF) Salute to Excellence Mentor Award at the industry’s Celebration of Excellence dinner taking place on October 22nd at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake.