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Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest Now Accepting Entries

The Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest is back bigger and better than ever, giving independent family or “neighborhood” restaurants and food trucks the chance to win up to $80,000 in cash and prizes and bring hometown pride to their own communities.

James Beard Foundation Chefs Boot Camp to Focus on Farm Bill

Fifteen chefs will gather at the Inn at Serenbe (Chatt Hills, Georgia) from March 18-20, for the James Beard Foundation’s (JBF) 14th Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change. This is the second time The Inn at Serenbe will be hosting the Chefs Boot Camp, setting the scene for a diverse group of chefs from across the country to learn effective advocacy skills while exploring the multifaceted issues and opportunities around the upcoming Farm Bill.

New Orleans Bourbon Fest Unveils Lineup for March

Food, spirit and culture will converge once again for the Second Annual New Orleans Bourbon Festival, to be held from Wednesday, March 7– Saturday, March 10. Beginning with a Bartenders Bourbon Battle on Wednesday, the festivities include private pairing dinners on Thursday followed by a VIP After Party, informative seminars with expert panelists and a two-day Grand Tasting on Friday and Saturday.

North Carolina Hospitality Leaders Recognized at Annual Award Ceremony

The North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, the voice of North Carolina’s $23 billion restaurant, foodservice and lodging industry, hosted the 2018 Stars of the Industry Awards ceremony last night at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park.

S&D Culinary Challenge Names 2018 Finalists

The finalists for the 8th annual S&D Culinary Challenge at Johnson & Wales University Charlotte (JWU) have been selected.Twenty semi-finalists participated in a tasting and presentation competition on Friday, Jan.

Illinois Restaurant Association Presents Industry Honors

The Illinois Restaurant Association held its Annual Board Meeting at the Union League Club of Chicago. The afternoon included the installation of new members of the Association’s Board of Directors and Advisory Council, a highly anticipated keynote speaker and the organization’s annual awards presentation.

TABASCO Celebrates 150th Anniversary with Special Restaurant Week

McIlhenny Company, maker of TABASCO Sauce, will kick off 2018 with its first-ever Taste of TABASCO Week from January 28 to February 3 in New Orleans. This special restaurant week will commemorate both TABASCO Brand’s 150th anniversary and the City of New Orleans’ 300th anniversary, by celebrating the people who have made TABASCO Sauce an essential ingredient in classic and contemporary cuisine.