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James Beard Eats Week Returns to Chicago on April 26

Choose Chicago, in partnership with the Illinois Restaurant Association, announces the return of James Beard Eats Week, taking place April 26–May 6, 2019."Chicago proudly sits at the head of the culinary table," says David Whitaker, Choose Chicago president and CEO.

EventCamp Unveils Speaker Lineup

EventCamp, sponsored by Tripleseat, the leading web-based event sales and management platform, announced the full lineup of speakers and educational sessions for its third-annual conference held at City Winery Nashville on April 30.

Ben’s Chili Bowl Owner Virginia Ali Wins Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announced restaurateur Virginia Ali will be honored with the 2019 Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award at a reception on Monday, April 29 at 5 pm. This is one of the twenty-one awards presented during the RAMMY Awards season and is named in honor of legendary Washington restaurateur Duke Zeibert.

RestCon 2019 to Focus on Futuristic Trends, Big Data, and Growth

RestCon 2019, a premier conference devoted to big data in the restaurant industry, announced the event theme of big data and futuristic trends. The highly anticipated conference will be held in Dallas, Texas, on September 10 to 12, 2019 and feature keynote speaker, Martin Lindstrom, world-renowned brand futurist and best-selling author who has been named to TIME Magazine’s list of the World’s 100 Most Influential People.

Ted Allen, Dan Buettner to Headline Produce Marketing Association’s Foodservice Conference & Expo

Two heavyweights in the food culture industry will share the marquee at Produce Marketing Association’s Foodservice Conference & Expo in Monterey, California, USA in July.One boasts a television hosting pedigree that includes the Food Network’s “Chopped” and “All-Star Academy,” and the other is an award-winning author, journalist, explorer and National Geographic Fellow who was named one of the best international speakers at the 2018 Davos Economic Forum.

The Sioux Chef Among James Beard Leadership Award Winners

The James Beard Foundation announced the recipients of the 2019 Leadership Awards, a program that spotlights the important and complex realms of sustainability, food justice, and public health. This year’s honorees are: The Pioneer Valley Workers Center Women’s Collective; Cornelius Blanding, Executive Director, Federation of Southern Cooperatives; Leah Penniman, Co-Executive Director & Program Manager, Soul Fire Farm; Sean Sherman, Founder & CEO, The Sioux Chef; and Anim Steel, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Real Food Generation.

2019 RAMMY Award Finalists Announced

Top industry professionals gathered Monday night at The Hamilton Live at The Hamilton as Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced finalists for the 2019 RAMMY Awards, the winners of which will be announced at a black-tie gala on Sunday, June 30.

Rosa Mexicano Holds Women’s History Month Event

Rosa Mexicano, one of the nation’s foremost Mexican fine dining establishments, held a special Women’s History Month event reception on Monday, March 4 to honor its late founder, Josefina Howard, on the occasion of the business’s 35th anniversary.

New York City Hospitality Alliance Announces Honorees

The New York City Hospitality Alliance, a membership nonprofit association representing restaurants and nightlife establishments throughout the five boroughs, announced honorees for the 4th Annual NYC Hospitality Alliance Awards.