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American Culinary Federation Announces 2018 Events

The American Culinary Federation (ACF), a leading membership organization for chefs and culinary professionals in North America, will host three professional development events in 2018: ChefConnect: Charlotte, February 25-27, 2018, Charlotte, North Carolina;ChefConnect: Newport Beach, March 18-20, 2018, Newport Beach, California; and Cook.

Ment'or Announces Team USA Finalists

On November 8 and 9, the ment'or BKB Foundation returns to Las Vegas to select the next team to represent the U.S. at the 2019 Bocuse d'Or and hold their Annual Young Chef and Commis competitions.Sixty countries vie for 24 coveted spots who will then compete at the finals held biennially in Lyon, France, January 2019.

Tickets Now on Sale for San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival

The San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival launches ticket sales for its 14th annual culinary classic held November 12—19. Featuring over 40 citywide tasting experiences, Southern California's largest food and wine festival is set to welcome thousands of eager epicurean enthusiasts to America's Finest City.

Marcus Samuelsson to Lead Harlem/Havana Festival Restaurant Initiative

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with internationally renowned chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson, in concert with Tim Zagat, founder of the Zagat National Restaurant Review, announced that following its breakout inaugural run in 2016, the Cuban Culinary Initiative will return as part of the Second Annual Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival under Samuelsson’s direction.

Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit Highlights Announced

Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) 2017 Fresh Summit Convention & Expo will feature new days, networking opportunities designed to build business connections, plus educational programming and a trade show focused on delivering innovation when it convenes October 19—21.

Kohler Food & Wine Experience Unveils All-Star Chef Lineup

The 17th annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience, the Midwest’s premiere epicurean celebration, will once again bring together a talented roster of award-winning chefs and exclusive culinary and wine tasting experiences to Destination Kohler on October 19-22.

American Culinary Federation Announces National Award Winners

The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), the premier professional chefs’ organization in North America, conferred its highest awards on chefs and students, explored culinary innovations and trends and inducted its new board of directors during Cook.

James Beard Foundation Unveils Lineup for Annual Food Summit

What do Americans want from their food? How can we engage consumers to encourage companies and governments to provide the healthful and delicious food everyone wants to eat? Where are the new levers of change for policy and business? And what role can chefs and other leaders in the culinary industry play? These are just a few of the questions the James Beard Foundation will delve into at its eighth annual James Beard Foundation’s Food Summit: Consuming Power, taking place at the Convene Conference Center (730 Third Avenue) on October 23 and 24.

Chefs Collaborative to Host 8th Annual Chef Summit in Atlanta

Chefs Collaborative, a national organization founded on inspiring and educating the culinary community to build a better food system, will host its 8th Annual Chefs Collaborative Summit in Atlanta Saturday, September 9, through Monday, September 11.

Idaho Potato Commission Honors Innovation in Teaching via Social Media

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) recognized professional foodservice-training programs with the 2017 Idaho Potato Commission Leadership Innovation Awards for Excellence in Foodservice Education at the 13th-annual Leadership Conference of the Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ) at the new International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach—part of South Carolina’s Horry Georgetown Technical College system—on June 22.

Flavored Nation Set to Explore 50 Iconic U.S. Dishes

A new national food experience, Flavored Nation, is setting down inaugural roots in the Midwest, bringing with it a nationwide selection tastes and talent. Through extensive research conducted by a team of culinary experts and food entertainment veterans, Flavored Nation has identified the most iconic food from each of the 50 states.

Chef Mark Stark Tops at San Francisco Lamb Jam BBQ Bash

San Francisco Bay Area chefs brought the heat to Spark Social SF on July 16 as they fired up American lamb BBQ-inspired dishes to a sold-out crowd at this year’s San Francisco Lamb Jam BBQ Bash. Chef Mark Stark of The Bird And The Bottle and Stark Reality Restaurants won both the People’s and Judge’s Choice Awards with his Shaved Pastrami Lamb on Everything Buns with Fennel-Apple Kimchee, Kimchee Mayo and Pickled Mustard Seeds.