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The Profitable Chef Guidebook Released

The kitchen is the heart of any foodservice operation, whether it is a restaurant, a catering company, or some other type of commercial food and beverage outlet.Running it efficiently and effectively is critical, and can often mean the difference between success and failure.

Institute of Culinary Education Names Creative Director

The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City welcomes award-winning pastry chef Michael Laiskonis as its first-ever creative director. Beginning in March, Laiskonis will bring his talent, insight, and experience to ICE students in this new and innovative role.

Cuba Libra Hosts a Culinary Trip This Spring

From Friday, April 20 through Tuesday, April 24, Chef-Partner Guillermo Pernot of Penn Quarter's Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar will bring an intimate group of 15 travelers to Havana, Cuba for a rare look at the island.

The Ravenous Pig Culinary Team Launches Restaurant

Chefs James and Julie Petrakis always wanted a successful restaurant in their hometown of Winter Park. Their dreams came true with the opening of The Ravenous Pig in 2007.  Now the husband-and-wife culinary team is looking to repeat history with Cask & Larder, a Southern-inspired public house that will open this summer.

Michelle Obama Announces New Chefs Move to Schools Website

First Lady Michelle Obama today unveiled new efforts to expand the Chefs Move to Schools program, which helps chefs and schools team up to educate children about healthy food choices.Joined by renowned chef Tom Colicchio, six “Top Chef” chef’testants and members of the Dallas Cowboys at Kleberg/Rylie Recreation Center in Dallas, Mrs.

Picán Pays Tribute to Creole Chef

“Celebrating African American Women’s Role In Culture and History”is the 2012 theme of Black History Month, an annual celebration of African American roots, culture, and contributions to American life.

Meritage Chef Joins Taste of the NFL

On the eve of Super Bowl XLVI, Meritage Executive Chef Josh Thomsen will join a bevy of the nation’s top chefs and NFL all-stars at the 2012 Taste of the NFL event in Indianapolis.“Each year, Taste of the NFL brings together top chefs, players, and NFL legends to champion the fight against hunger,” Thomsen says.

Mist Project Chef Advises Culinary Students

Salt Lake Community College’s Culinary Arts program has a new director.Since he arrived at the College in September, Andreas Fleckenstein has taken a business-like approach to making sure that SLCC students are well prepared in all aspects of the industry.

WFF Seeks Applicants for New $15K Scholarship

Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF), in partnership with Sysco, is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for a new scholarship: the WFF Sewell Scholars Award.The scholarship honors the legacy of Phyllis Shapiro Sewell, a former Sysco board member and champion of women’s rights in the workplace.

Centerplate to Serve Local Tastes to 300K At Super Bowl

Centerplate, the largest hospitality partner to North America's premier sports stadiums, convention centers, and entertainment venues, is proud to announce its exclusive hospitality menu for Super Bowl XLVI, held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Culinary Stars Converge in NY for “The Fashion of Food”

The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP, http://www.iacp.com) announces its 34th annual conference, a preeminent gathering of diverse culinarians from around the globe coming together to unite, inspire, and celebrate.

Kendall Culinary Student is an Almost Famous Chef

Kendall College School of Culinary Arts student Jennifer Kim won the title of North Central Regional S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef at the fast-paced, high-pressure cooking competition held at Kendall on Jan.

Newcomer Adds Mediterranean Vibe to Downtown Manhattan

The debut of Pera Soho has added a novel sensory seductive Eastern Mediterranean - with a Turkish bias - destination and dimension to the vibrant dining landscape of one of Manhattan's most stylish neighborhoods.

Gordon Ramsay Opens Vegas Steakhouse

Paris Las Vegas is pleased to announce internationally renowned Chef Gordon Ramsay will open his first Las Vegas restaurant, Gordon Ramsay Steak, in the spring of 2012 in the heart of the picturesque resort.