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Hotel Hospitality With the Pros

Hotel hospitality is unique in its challenges and opportunities. Planning menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night, and all-day room service is a tall order—no pun intended. These experts have got your back.

Erik Bruner-Yang Cements a Legacy with Brothers and Sisters

Erik Bruner-YangBrothers and Sisters | The Line HotelWashington, D.C.Opened December 2017Who made the first move? Sydell Group first approached me as far back as 2012 to gauge my interest. They had a guy that worked for them named Tanner Campbell; to me he was kind of their talent scout, and he was a big fan of Toki Underground and saw potential in me that I hadn’t even seen in myself.

James Beard Winner Andrea Reusing Dishes on The Durham

Andrea ReusingThe Durham | The Durham HotelDurham, North CarolinaOpened October 2015Who made the first move? My partner Craig Spitzer texted a photo of the building to me. It has always been one of my favorites in Durham, and I knew right away that I wanted to learn more about the project.

InHarvest Promotes Chris Bybee to Corporate Chef Manager

InHarvest, Inc. announced the promotion of Chris Bybee from corporate chef to corporate chef manager, effective immediately.In his new role, Bybee manages and prioritizes Culinary Team activities within the company’s established sales strategy, as well as helps streamline the process and communication of InHarvest’s “Culinary First” model.

Portland's Rosswood Announces New Culinary Team

Overlooking the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, and adjacent to the recently-renovated River’s Edge Hotel, Rosswood announced the appointments of Ryan Gaul, Cody Lucchesi  and Jerrod Knight to executive chef, chef de cuisine and sous chef.

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.

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.