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Sterling Hospitality CEO John C. Metz Jr. Named Alumni of the Year by Penn State

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.

Marco Canora: A Fine-Dining Chef with NYC Street Smarts

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 Appoints New Food and Beverage Leaders

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 Taps Michael Coury as New Corporate 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.

Chef Russell Jones Crafts a Carolina Classic in Tallulah

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.

How California's Restaurants are Fighting Fire with Food

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.

The Man Who Will Disrupt Casual Dining

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 Names Nicolas Lebas New Executive Chef

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.

The Sea Grill Announces Andy Bennett as Executive Chef

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.

San Francisco is This Year's Michelin Winner

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 Names Roscoe Roberson Executive Chef

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.

Spa Mirbeau Appoints Michael Morelli Executive Chef

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 Names Jason Stude Regional Executive Chef

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.

Pfister Hotel Executive Chef Brian Frakes Receives Award from WRA

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.