Non-Commercial

Kansas High School Culinary Arts Earns 2017 Green Award

Broadmoor Technical Center in Overland Park, Kansas, earned this year’s CAFÉ/Kendall College Green Award, presented at the 13th-annual Leadership Conference of the Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on June 22.

Sheetz Named Convenience Store of the Year

Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers for more than 65 years, is proud to announce that is has been named Convenience Store Decisions’ 2017 Chain of the Year—an annual award honoring a convenience chain displaying industry innovation and superior retail experience.

People's United Bank Acquires LEAF Commercial Capital

People's United Bank, N.A. announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. Based in Philadelphia, LEAF is one of the largest, independent commercial equipment finance companies in the U.

Consolidated Concepts Bolsters Team with Culinary Specialists

Consolidated Concepts added two culinary professionals to its supply chain team as part of the company’s continued focus on customized solutions for restaurant operator partners.Charlie Lewis and Tyler Norman now serve as Culinary Supply Chain Specialists, and bring extensive restaurant and hospitality experience to the Consolidated Concepts company.

Tom Bené Taking Over Sysco CEO Role in January

Sysco Corporation announced that chief executive officer, Bill DeLaney, will be succeeded as CEO by Tom Bené, currently president and chief operating officer. Bené will become president and chief executive officer effective January 1, 2018, and will join Sysco’s board of directors.

Three Chefs Receive Sysco-Sponsored Educator of the Year Awards

Three foodservice educators were honored as the best in their field in the 2017 CAFÉ/Sysco Corporation Educator of the Year Awards presented at the 13th-Annual Leadership Conference of the Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on June 22.

Blackeye Roasting Co. Expands in Minnesota

Since the launch of Blackeye Roasting Co.’s nitro cold brew cans in 2015, demand has grown significantly year after year. In order to meet this growing demand and expand the product’s reach from regionally to nationally, a new 28,800 square foot facility is under construction in Saint Paul, Minnesota, scheduled to open next month.

Multi-Sensory Beverage Experience Launches at Hersheypark

Hersheypark debuted the first permanent location of BBLz, where mixologists—a.k.a. Bubble Makers—combine unexpected flavor bases, custom-blended foams and sweet garnishes to give guests an immersive and delicious beverage experience.

US Foods Looks to Expand Midwest Footprint

US Foods announced that it has agreed to acquire broadline distributors, The Thompson Company, Braunger Foods and Variety Foods, owned and operated by TOBA Inc.TOBA Inc. entered food distribution in 1995 with the purchase of The Thompson Company in Grand Island, Nebraska, and expanded with the 2002 acquisition of Braunger Foods located in Sioux City, Iowa, and Variety Foods in 2007, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Frontline International Opens South American Sales Office

Ohio-based Frontline International, a leading provider of Smart Oil Management systems for foodservice operators around the world, has opened a South American sales office. The sales office, located in Bogota, Colombia, is headed by Santiago Montejo, and will allow restaurant customers and Frontline International equipment dealers on the continent to receive regular visits from a used cooking oil collection expert and environmental steward.

Inaugural Thomas Keller Golf Classic Raises $500K for CIA Scholarships

The world's premier culinary college and Chef Thomas Keller recently joined together to raise more than $500,000 for student scholarships. The Culinary Institute of America's first annual Thomas Keller Golf Classic was held June 11 and 12 at the newly opened CIA at Copia and Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa.

HAVI Supports Major Associations in Developing First Supply Chain Optimization Best Practices

HAVI, a global company innovating, optimizing and managing supply chains of leading brands in foodservice, has joined forces with International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA), Kinetic12, a food industry management consulting firm, and research company Datassential to support the development of the first-ever best practices for foodservice supply chain optimization.

The Essential Guide to Successful Restaurant Catering

Six months after opening her restaurant, Chef Amy Brandwein launched an off-site catering business. It was a good move. Now, catering constitutes 5 percent of Centrolina’s revenue, but that’s not why she started it.

Dean & Deluca Names President of Consumer Brands

DEAN & DELUCA, a leading purveyor of fine food, announced Peter Hall as President DEAN & DELUCA Consumer Brands. Peter will create a new division, Consumer Brands, to further develop the DEAN & DELUCA brand outside its stores.