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Federalist Pig Takes Best in Show and People’s Choice at Lamb Jam BBQ Bash

Hundreds of lamb-loving fans gathered at Eastern Market for the Washington D.C. Lamb Jam BBQ Bash on June 5. Chef Rob Sonderman of The Federalist Pig won the hearts and appetites of both judges and attendees, winning both Best in Show and People’s Choice awards with his smoked American lamb shoulder, crispy hoe cake, charred corn esquites, grilled pineapple relish, watermelon radish and herb salad, red chile salsa.

Seattle Spotlights Alaska Herring with Alaska Herring Week

From June 19 through June 25, a sea of the region’s best restaurants and grocers will showcase unique dishes and products featuring one of Alaska’s unsung, yet delicious, seafood heroes during the third annual Alaska Herring Week.

ASPA Chef Advocate Wins Annual Seafood Competition

The new King of Mississippi Seafood was crowned recently during the eighth annual Mississippi Seafood Cookoff, sponsored by the MS Department of Marine Resources. The American Shrimp Processors Association Chef Advocate, Chef David Dickensauge of Corks and Cleavers restaurant, located in Gulfport, Mississippi, and Bay St.

The Essential Guide to Successful Restaurant Catering

Six months after opening her restaurant, Chef Amy Brandwein launched an off-site catering business. It was a good move. Now, catering constitutes 5 percent of Centrolina’s revenue, but that’s not why she started it.

P.J.W. Restaurant Group' Bob Platzer Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

P.J.W. Restaurant Group announced that Bob Platzer, president and CEO, has been awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 in Greater Philadelphia. Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs and celebrates individuals who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

The Industry Fund to Host Waiters’ Race Atlanta in July

The Industry Fund calls on all Atlanta waiters and waitresses to participate in the first Waiters’ Race Atlanta on July 14 at 5:30 p.m. at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta.The event will celebrate the excellence, dedication, hard work and discipline of the more than 230,000 food preparers and servers who work in the metro Atlanta restaurant industry and benefit The Giving Kitchen (TGK).

NC Chef Showdown Looking for Local Chefs for Competition

The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association is proud to announce its second annual NC Chef Showdown, featuring the talents of chefs and pastry chefs from across the state. The association is currently seeking North Carolina chef applicants for the competition today through May 31.

ACF Culinary Arts Competition Set for September

The American Culinary Federation Central Florida Chapter is hosting the ACF Culinary Arts Competition again for the 21st year in a row. This competition takes place during the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Show held on September 10-12.

Military Teams Honored for Excellence in Foodservice at NRA Show

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Military Foodservice Awards (see full list below). The awards program aligns with the NRAEF’s commitment to support America's armed forces and veterans through training and post-duty employment.

ProStart High School Educators Honored by NRAEF

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced last night the winners of the 2017 ProStart Educator of Excellence Awards for outstanding achievement in high school culinary and restaurant management education.