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Robert Irvine and Jon Taffer on Why Tipping is Here to Stay, Restaurants Fail, and Who Would Win in a Fight

Robert Irvine and Jon Taffer are two of the most recognizable faces in television. Yet, despite a relationship that Taffer heartily refers to as a “love fest” between the two, the forthright hosts of Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible and Spike’s Bar Rescue, respectively, have never joined forces.

Danny Meyer Talks to Students at The Culinary Institute of America

Danny Meyer and his New York City-based Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) are widely recognized as leaders in the American restaurant industry. Meyer and many CIA alumni with USHG will be at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park on Monday for a full day of discussions and demonstrations for students at the world’s premier culinary college.

Learning Disabilities Shouldn’t Restrict Students from Cooking Careers

When it comes to students with learning disabilities, how do we break through the barriers of traditional education? Think of it as a plan for the future. Many of the students who attend The Culinary Institute of America disclose certain conditions, such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, and it’s up to us to make sure they still receive the proper educational tools to thrive in this industry.

Starting the Conversation about Food Waste

When the National Restaurant Association released its annual What’s Hot culinary forecast, it was no surprise to see locally sourced meats and seafood topping the list. For full-service operators, the farm-to-fork ethos isn’t so much a movement anymore; it’s a core reality of business practice—a way to keep pace and survive in the evolving ingredients-driven market.

Michy Displays Her Might

Like the city in which she was raised and educated, Chef Michelle Bernstein is a chameleon. Born to an Argentine-Jewish mother, whom she often credits with being her biggest inspiration, and a father whose background is both Jewish and Italian, Bernstein has come to personify Miami itself: Just when you think you’ve gotten to know her, she reinvents herself.

Key Issues Revealed for Menus of Change Summit at the CIA

The Sustainable Business Leadership Council met earlier this month to review opportunities and options, challenges and changes for the food and foodservice industry, and to plan the 2016 Menus of Change leadership summit that will be held at The Culinary Institute of America’s Hyde Park campus from June 14–16.

The Name Game

Eighteen years ago, Donnie Madia confronted a daunting professional dilemma.As a founding partner in One Off Hospitality, a Chicago-based enterprise now responsible for some of the Windy City’s foremost dining treasures, including Avec, The Publican, and The Violet Hour, Madia and his colleagues battled—albeit cordially—over the name of the group’s inaugural restaurant in the city’s West Loop neighborhood.