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Restaurant Finance Summit to Occur at NRA Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show

The National Restaurant Association will host its inaugural Restaurant Finance Summit on May 19, during NRA Show 2014 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, bringing together restaurant financial executives and operators, Wall Street analysts, investment groups and lenders, and expert tax/accounting professionals to discuss issues related to the financial health of the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry.

MEG Conference Shared New Strategies

The National Restaurant Association Marketing Executives Group (MEG) welcomed restaurant marketers to Denver for its fall conference late last month with a new Ted-style format and two full days of guest speakers, networking opportunities and an exchange of ideas.

American Culinary Federation Announces 2014 Events Series

The American Culinary Federation (ACF) a professional member organization for chefs and foodservice professionals in North America, with more than 20,000 members spanning 200 chapters nationwide.ACF’s events series is four regional conferences and a national convention that provide educational opportunities and highlights food trends for attendees through hands-on sessions, culinary demonstrations, and seminars presented by chefs, culinary trend experts, and foodservice industry professionals.

WFF Conference Announces Keynote Speaker

WFF 2014 Annual Leadership Development Conference attendees will leave inspired and prepared to take on opportunities for innovative leadership within their organizations as well as for their own personal career development.

Stephen Goglia Named CEO of David Burke Group

Chef David Burke, the founder and creator of leading upscale hospitality firm the David Burke Group is excited to announce the appointment of current President, Stephen Goglia, to the additional position of CEO.

Restaurant Operator Innovations Awards Nominations Now Open

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is now accepting nominations for the third annual Operator Innovations Awards (OI Awards). The awards celebrate restaurant operators that are transforming the industry with extraordinary creativity and commitment to innovation and excellence in execution.

ACF President Awarded Antonin Carême Medal

Thomas Macrina, CEC, CCA, HGT, AAC, American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) national president, was recognized along with five other culinary industry advocates with the Antonin Carême Medal, November 3, at Monterey Marriott, Monterey, California, for their contributions to the culinary profession.

FSR to Feature Rising Stars

In a rapidly changing environment, FSR is excited to focus on 40 professionals under 40 that are making a name for themselves. The March issue will focus on the rising stars of the food service industry under 40 years old.

NRA’s Marketing Executive Group to Discuss Strategy, Trends

The National Restaurant Association’s Marketing Executive Group (MEG) is gearing up for its bi-annual conference-taking place at the Hyatt Grand in Downtown Denver on October 23 and 24.The two-day summit will feature back-to-back workshops and symposiums including nearly a dozen sessions covering everything from social media to brand development as well as panel discussions, industry keynote addresses, and plenty of networking opportunities.

Outback Steakhouse Outlasts the Down Under Fad

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Outback knows when to go new—introducing updated designs, healthy menu options, and new flavor profiles—and when to stay true to its concept, culture, and proven leadership.