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Research: Caterers Saved $6 for Every $1 Invested in Reducing Food Waste

New research on behalf of Champions 12.3 finds there is a compelling business case for food service operators serving hospitals, schools, sports arenas and other facilities to reduce food waste. The Business Case for Reducing Food Loss and Waste: Catering shows that for every $1 caterers invested in programs to curb food waste, they saved more than $6 in operating costs.

TRA Marketplace Headed to San Antonio July 15

The Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace returns to the Alamo City in time for the city’s 300th anniversary. After more than thirty years in other cities, the event will be held on Sunday, July 15 from 9:30 a.

Summer Culinary Camp Returns to Kendall College Trust

Kendall College Trust, an independent 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit providing need-based financial support to students pursuing degrees in hospitality and culinary arts, announces the launch of its 2018 Summer Culinary Camp, offering opportunities for Chicago’s underserved youth.

Salisbury Announces 3rd-Annual Cheerwine Festival

The City of Salisbury and Cheerwine, the iconic family-owned soft drink that has called the city home for 101 years, are teaming up to host the third annual Cheerwine Festival in downtown Salisbury, North Carolina, on Saturday, May 18.

Bennigan’s Expanding in Texas with Monahans Opening

Monahans, Texas, is about to get its first taste of Bennigan’s, the iconic brand beloved across the globe for its chef-driven American fare and friendly Irish hospitality.Mayor David Cutbirth, who purchased the rights to bring a Bennigan’s franchise to his hometown, will join the Monahans Chamber of Commerce and Legendary Restaurant Brands Chairman and CEO Paul Mangiamele in hosting an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on  June 26.

Idaho Potato Commission Honors Innovation in Teaching

The Idaho Potato Commission recognized professional foodservice-training programs with the 2018 Idaho Potato Commission Leadership Innovation Awards for Excellence in Foodservice Education at the 14th-annual Leadership Conference of the Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ) at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) in Wisconsin on June 14.

Foodservice Educators Honored at CAFÉ in Milwaukee

Four foodservice educators were honored as the best in their field in the 2018 CAFÉ/Sysco Corp. Educator of the Year Awards presented at the 14th-Annual Leadership Conference of the Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ) in Milwaukee on June 14.

DS Smith Rapak Develops Bag-in-Box Packaging Solution for Concentrated Alcohol Spirits

With summer officially here and a growing consumer demand for portability at home or on-the-go, Rapak North America, part of DS Smith plastics, developed a Bag-in-Box offering for the spirits world. Rapak created a tough and puncture resistant bag for Bag-in-Box that provides convenient dispensing of premium high-alcohol spirits and cocktail mixes, for parties, sporting events, and outdoor activities such as picnics or camping trips.