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Tratto Names Robert Birnschein New Chef de Cuisine

Tratto, the new modern trattoria within The Marker, a Joie de Vivre Hotel located in San Francisco’s Theater District, announced that Robert Birnschein has been named as Chef de Cuisine.  With a career spanning two decades, the versatile and dynamic chef will work alongside Executive Chef David Feldman to shape Tratto’s menu and manage the kitchen staff.

Chef Curtis Stone to Receive Torch Award

The 2017 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo is proud to announce that the recipient of this year's TORCH Award, which was created to honor talented chefs for the brilliance of their careers and the impact they have had on the industry and their surrounding community, will be Curtis Stone, chef and owner of restaurants Maude and Gwen.

New Chef Brings Fine Dining to Patchogue's BrickHouse Brewery

Phil Capobianco has recently been named the new executive chef at BrickHouse Brewery and Restaurant (BHB) located on Main Street in Patchogue, New York. Graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Chef Capobianco, plans on taking BHB’s menu to a new level.

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.