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James Beard Foundation Now Accepting Entries for 2019 Awards

The James Beard Foundation announced Monday that the call for entries for the 2019 Awards is officially open. Deadlines for submissions are as follows:Leadership Awards: December 1, 2018Book Awards: December 7, 2018Restaurant and Chef Awards: December 31, 2018Journalism and Broadcast Media Awards: January 2, 2019Restaurant Design Awards: January 25, 2019Several notable changes have been made in both the Media and Restaurant and Chef Award categories, including:Book Awards: As the publishing industry’s output of food books continues to flourish, the book committee has put in place a two-tiered judging system to handle the large volume of entries.

Alpana Singh returns to WTTW’s CHECK, PLEASE!

WTTW’s Emmy-winning local restaurant review series CHECK, PLEASE! premieres its 18th season with a familiar face in the hosting chair! Alpana Singh, noted local restaurateur and master sommelier, joins the table on Friday, October 26 at 8 pm on WTTW11 and wttw.

James Beard Foundation Announces 10 Recipients of National Scholars Program

The James Beard Foundation announced the recipients of its 2018 National Scholars Program. Established in 2016, the National Scholars Program provides scholarships of $20,000 each to ten food-focused individuals who plan to pursue an education in the culinary arts, food studies, agriculture, hospitality management, and related fields.

Frontline International VP Speaks Sustainability at Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo

Frontline International vice president Giovanni Brienza was a featured speaker on a panel debate during the first day of the Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo 2018. Brienza spoke on the topic “Ethical Eats: How Sustainable is Your Business?”He was asked a number of questions relating to the appropriate disposal of fats, oils, and greases, and how various practices can impact the environment.

Chef Kent Rathbun Headlines Park & Palate Lineup

Klyde Warren Park has announced the full chef lineup for Dallas’ fourth annual premier food and wine festival, Park & Palate, presented by Republic National Distributing Company, on October 26-27.

Kosta Browne Launches Chef Series Lineup of Winery Dinners

California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producer Kosta Browne announced the Chef Series lineup of winery dinners. The first event—already sold-out—will take place on November 9, 2018, and feature a custom menu from Chef Kyle Connaughton of two-Michelin-starred SingleThread.

IFDA Announces Winners of 2018 National Truck Driving Championship

The International Foodservice Distributors Association announced the winners of the 33rd annual IFDA Truck Driving Championship held at the Walt Disney World Property. This event, which celebrates safety, annually draws in drivers from all over the country, where contestants compete in different categories ranging from written examinations to a driving obstacle course and pre-trip inspection“It’s been an honor to host our country’s most elite professional truck drivers this weekend and see such great support from their families and friends who came out to cheer on their drivers,” says IFDA President and CEO Mark Allen.

Chef Scott Crawford Announces Hurricane Relief Events

In the wake of Hurricane Florence, Chef Scott Crawford of Crawford and Son has partnered with The Sunday Supper on relief events to benefit the small businesses so vital to North Carolina’s hospitality industry and thriving economy.

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants Honors Restaurant Leaders

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants recently recognized several managers, chefs, associates and restaurants for their outstanding performance in 2018. The awards were presented at the company’s 25th annual Leadership Conference, which was held earlier this month in Sonoma, California.

Dallas' Bolsa Hosting 10-Year Anniversary Party

Bolsa, a Dallas pioneer of the city’s farm-to-table food and craft cocktail movement, marks the occasion of its 10th anniversary with a party that welcomes back former chefs and bartenders on Sunday, September 23 at 6 pm to “when the booze run out.

Wirtshaus and Rasselbock Hosting Oktoberfest Celebrations

Oktoberfest at both of the Wirtshaus team’s restaurants and beer gardens—Wirtshaus and Rasselbock—will commence on September 22, with the celebration running through Saturday, October 27. Oktoberfest activities at both venues offer SoCal residents and visitors in Mid-City/Hollywood and Long Beach, a cover charge-free way to revel in the lengthy German holiday: there are NO cover charges to celebrate at either of the restaurant and bar locations.