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National Prosecco Week Starting June 11

The Prosecco DOC Consortium, the entity that oversees production and quality of the hugely popular Italian sparkling wine, announced the participants for its National Prosecco Week Masterclasses and Prosecco & Pizza Competition, taking place June 11-16.

John Tesar Spotlights The Granary ‘Cue & Brew's Summer Chef Collaboration Series

The Granary ‘Cue & Brew announced its summer Chef Collaboration Dinner Series with acclaimed chefs from various culinary backgrounds. Hosted by The Granary Chef and Owner Tim Rattray, the three-part dinner series will focus on collaborative menus with nationally and internationally ranked chefs, including John Tesar of Knife Dallas, BJ Dennis of Charleston, and acclaimed Chef Bo Bech of Geist in Copenhagen.

Mayahuel Mariposa's Kristo Tomingas Named 'Star of the Bar'

The National Restaurant Association announced Kristo Tomingas of New York’s Mayahuel Mariposa as the 2018 Star of the Bar, a national mixology competition held live on the BAR Mainstage at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.

James Beard Foundation to Honor Padma Lakshmi at Chefs & Champagne

The James Beard Foundation (JBF), the country's preeminent culinary organization, announced that Padma Lakshmi, host and executive producer of Bravo’s James Beard Award–winning and Emmy award–winning Top Chef, will be the guest of honor at this year’s Chefs & Champagne on Saturday, July 28, 2018.

Chef David Burke, Andrea Correale Announce Exclusive Catering Collaboration

Andrea Correale, President and Founder of Elegant Affairs, and celebrity Chef David Burke, of Tavern 62 and Woodpecker, among many other highly acclaimed restaurants, have announced their exclusive catering collaboration, David Burke Off-Premise Catering, a full-service catering company for weddings, corporate gatherings, and social events.

The Chicago Independent Spirits Expo Returns for 8th Year

For the 8th year, the world largest gathering of small, independent & artisanal brands will converge on Chicago, much to the delight of spirits enthusiasts everywhere.  What started out as just three small brands conducting a tasting in a bar in New York City over 10 years ago has now grown to become one of the most anticipated underground spirit tastings on the planet.

Study: 87 Million Adults to Dine Out on Mother's Day

About 87 million adults will go out to a restaurant for a special Mother’s Day meal this year, according to new research from the National Restaurant Association.Our research found that on Sunday, May 13, 34 percent of all adults plan to celebrate Mother’s Day by dining out at a restaurant.

GlobalShop Celebrates Success After 2018 Show

Attendance was up at GlobalShop, the world’s largest annual event for shopper-facing retail design, technology, and in-store marketing. Held in Chicago at McCormick Place from March 27-29, 2018, GlobalShop welcomed more than 10,000 attendees including retailers, consumer product companies, and retail designers and architects.

Carla Hall to Host James Beard Foundation Awards

The James Beard Foundation announced that Carla Hall, Co-Host of ABC’s The Chew, will return to host the 2018 James Beard Foundation Awards. The yearly Awards ceremony and gala will take place on Monday, May 7, 2018, at Lyric Opera of Chicago and will also be aired live exclusively on Twitter for the first time at live.