An independent panel of judges has selected the finalists for the National Restaurant Association’s inaugural Operator Innovations Awards. Three finalists in each of five categories–Sustainability, Technology, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, and Menu Development–will be brought to Chicago for the Association’s 2012 Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show this May.
If customers at Rex 1516 in Philadelphia are curious about where their produce comes from, they need only step into the restaurant’s backyard.Executive chef Regis Jansen planted a garden in the back and filled it with seeds “to grow my own heirloom tomatoes and a lot of spring vegetables that I want to utilize in small portions for specials,” he says.
In recognition of National Public Health Week (April 2-8, 2012), Cintas Corporation, the leader in first aid and safety products and services, today announced top tips for maintaining a safe work environment.
First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed children from five schools across the country to join her yesterday for the fourth annual spring planting of the White House Kitchen Garden. During the day, the kids planted five varieties of seed potatoes: Sangre, Purple Sion, Mountain Rose, Red Thumb, and Canola Russet.
Kids meals take center stage as menus become healthier across commercial and non-commercial foodservice segments. The growing popularity of nutrient-rich foods like whole grain brown rice enable chefs and K-12 menu planners to provide flavorful and nutritious meals children enjoy.
The National Restaurant Association is teaming up with USDA to promote “What’s on My Plate?” Day, March 8, 2012, designed to heighten public awareness of the importance of choosing foods for a healthy meal.
In its continuing efforts to contribute to a healthier America, Healthy Dining today announced the rollout of a groundbreaking research-based initiative, the “Healthy Dining School Wellness Rewards Program,” designed to contribute to the health and wellbeing of America’s children and families.
Ethnic food preparation and consumption has been on the rise over the past several years and according to Mintel’s latest research, it will continue its growth.What’s most important to consumers when it comes to their favorite ethnic fare? Authenticity.
The 2012 Hooters Half Marathon, Presented by the OMNI Club, is set to take place on March 4, 2012, at 7 a.m.This is the fifth consecutive year that Hooters Restaurants and The Fort Myers Track Club have teamed up to organize this race for the fight against cancer.
In January, consumer research brand Mintel reported that 80 percent of family restaurant-goers are eating out less due to budgetary reasons. When they do go out, they’re looking for healthy options, menu items they like, and fresh food.
First Lady Michelle Obama today unveiled new efforts to expand the Chefs Move to Schools program, which helps chefs and schools team up to educate children about healthy food choices.Joined by renowned chef Tom Colicchio, six “Top Chef” chef’testants and members of the Dallas Cowboys at Kleberg/Rylie Recreation Center in Dallas, Mrs.
Red Book Solutions announces a partnership with the California Restaurant Association (CRA) to provide daily playbooks that positively support managers’ performance to drive profitability.The Manager’s Red Book – CRA Edition andThe Heart of the House Yellow Book – CRA Edition (coming soon) incorporate the California Food Handler Program and ServSafe compliance practices.
Good soups can warm a diner on a cold winter’s day, but, according to chefs nationwide, that is only the beginning.Michael Anthony“Soups are a great indicator of what is coming. It says so much about the quality of the food at any restaurant,” says Michael Anthony, executive chef at New York’s Gramercy Tavern.