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How Chef Competitions are Bettering the Restaurant Industry

"We’ve been here before,” says Aaron Gregory Smith, executive director of the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG), which puts on about 10 competitions annually. Instead of calling the rise in competitions in the food and beverage industries a “boom,” Smith calls it “more of a roller coaster.

Applications for James Beard Foundation’s Scholarship Program Open April 1

Beginning April 1, the James Beard Foundation, the country's preeminent culinary organization, will accept applications for over 100 scholarships, tuition waivers, and grant opportunities in 2018. This year, more than $690,000 will be available for both new and returning scholarships, including for the JBF National Scholars Program.

Texas Pete Partners with Hayley Orrantia for Spring Tour

Texas Pete has been a supporter of new and established country music artists for many years. This year, they announced that the company will be partnering with Hayley Orrantia, star of the ABC hit sitcom, “The Goldbergs.

James Beard Foundation Reveals 2018 Leadership Award Recipients

“If we really believe in food, we must do something about it, for our voices should be raised above the rest.”—James Beard in a letter to Helen Evans Brown dated May 5, 1958.Sixty years to the date James Beard penned those prescient words, the James Beard Foundation (JBF) and co-host Hyatt will celebrate the honorees of the eighth annual James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards.

Healthy Fats Coalition to Celebrate March 21 as First National Healthy Fats Day

Under the auspices of the Healthy Fats Coalition and coinciding with the arrival of spring, March 21 will mark the first annual National Healthy Fats Day, a celebration of traditional healthy animal fats—pure lard, beef tallow, duck fat, goose fat and the like—that are now enjoying a resurgence within America’s food culture, in restaurants, fast food operations and home kitchens.

2018 RAMMY Awards Finalists Announced

Top industry professionals gathered at The Hamilton Live at The Hamilton as Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced finalists for the 2018 RAMMY Awards, the winners of which will be announced at a black-tie gala on Sunday, June 10.

Chicago's 16” on Center Serves Up Sound Bites to Remember

For 16” on Center, the best dining experiences are multi-layered. Boasting a number of restaurants and event venues around Chicago, the hospitality group is invested in its community—the very name refers to a construction mark that yields the strongest build.

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.