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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.


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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.