At Menus of Change, chefs, C-suite execs, nutritionists, and health policy experts alike preached a mission to imbue the foodservice industry with healthier menu options. But as compelling as these appeals were, most begged the simple question of how.
For the third year, more than 350 executives, experts, and innovators in food, foodservice, health and wellness, nutrition, and environmental science will come together for the Menus of Change leadership summit, which is co-presented by The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and Harvard T.
A few weeks ago, Tim McEnery was at a supermarket in the suburbs of Chicago, perusing the cereal aisle, shopping basket dangled nonchalantly over the crook of his elbow. He glanced from name to name on the shelves—did he want his favorite, Frosted Flakes, or a more robust wheat bite?—while tugging on his polo, which had a logo of a delicate white feather in the corner, along with a few inscrutable words that dissolved into a wrinkle.
Sam Fox is a happy guy.Laughing frequently as he discusses Fox Restaurant Concepts—the restaurant empire he built in Arizona and is rapidly expanding from coast to coast—Fox speaks with passion and enthusiasm about the dining concepts he’s created and the company he says has annual sales “in the range of $200 million a year.
It’s a crisp 57-degree Sunday morning in Santa Clara, California. The late-autumn sun sits shrouded behind clouds. On the corner of Tasman Drive and LaFayette Street is Levi’s Stadium, the 70,000-seat home to the San Francisco 49ers that opened in fall 2014.
I’m a firm believer that every restaurant should have a strong non-alcoholic beverage program. There are a multitude of reasons why somebody might not be able to enjoy a cocktail or wine, and why should that guest have to suffer? Each guest should still have a selection of exciting, fun, one-of-a-kind beverages to choose from.
The Melting Pot RestaurantsHeadquarters: Tampa, FloridaFounded: 1975Unit Count: 135, with three company-owned locations2013 sales: $220 millionAverage unit volume: $1.6 millionAverage check:$40 per dinerOn the cusp of its 40th anniversary, The Melting Pot has hit its stride as a mature, national brand—and now it’s picking up the pace to become even more relevant in local markets and expand internationally.
Mark Oswald wasn’t sure who would be on the other end of the phone when he answered. “Hello?”A low, gravelly voice rasped, “Mark! Something’s wrong with your numbers.”It was the fall of 1991, and Mark was sitting in the Buckhead, Atlanta, location of Ruth’s Chris Steak House.
Indra Nooyi should meet Naomi Pomeroy. In a broadcast interview this summer, Nooyi, the charismatic CEO of PepsiCo, said women cannot do it all—referring to the delicate work-life balance that women strive to achieve.
Building a career and legacy in the restaurant industry for nearly 40 years—27 of those with family-dining concept Golden Corral—Mickey Chance would love nothing more than to keep his company, Chance Hospitality, going for years, decades, and even generations to come.
WFF, the premier leadership development organization in the foodservice sector, announced the second graduating class of its Executive Leadership Program, fueled by Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and sponsored by PepsiCo.
Rajat Parr, a 1996 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and now a world-renowned sommelier, delivered the commencement address at the college's Napa Valley campus on Friday, March 21. Parr graduated from the CIA intending to be a chef, but discovered wine is his true passion.
More than 800 students at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York, received insight about the very definition of cooking from Ferran Adrià, one of the world's most innovative and influential chefs.