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Robots to Deliver Food at George Mason University

Sodexo, Inc. and Starship Technologies announced the launch of robot food delivery services at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Beginning Tuesday, George Mason’s 40,000 students, faculty and staff can access the Starship Deliveries app (iOS and Android) to order food and drinks to be delivered anywhere on campus, within minutes.

Split Partners with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprise

Split, a first of its kind, side-by-side nut butter and fruit jam pack, announced that it is partnering with one of the largest multi-concept restaurant groups in the U.S, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprise (LEYE).

Plant Based Foods Association Adds New Board Members

The Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA), the nation’s leading trade group representing the rapidly expanding plant-based food industry, today announced the latest additions to its growing team with two new board members, as well as new staff.

FLAT Tech Introduces New CEO

As 2018 draws to a close, FLAT Tech Inc., a world leader in table stabilization and alignment technology, has been reflecting on what’s been another record-breaking year and preparing for the next.In 2018, the company saw their retrofittable solution for wobbly tables—FLAT Equalizers, receive the coveted Kitchen Innovations (KI) Award at the NRA (National Restaurant Association) Show and received further awards from Food Service Equipment Reports and the Western Foodservice Show.

UnBun Foods Expands to 300-Plus Locations

UnBun Foods is now offering its products in more than 300 locations throughout the United States and Canada. That’s up from just three locations at the beginning of the year, a massive hundred-fold increase.

Alto-Shaam Adds Directors to Retail Team

Alto-Shaam announced two new directors of national accounts on its retail team.Tami Olson previously served as National Account Manager and has been with the company since 2002.“Tami’s world-class skills in customer service and key account growth sales have been critical to Alto-Shaam’s chain account growth,” says Lucy McQuillan, executive vice president of global sales at Alto-Shaam.

Kraft Heinz Company Buys Primal Kitchen for $200M

The Kraft Heinz Company announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Primal Nutrition, LLC, makers of Primal Kitchen branded products for approximately $200 million.Founded by Mark Sisson and Morgan Buehler, Primal Kitchen is a young, vibrant, better-for-you brand primarily focused on Condiments, Sauces and Dressings including Mayonnaise, Salad Dressings and Avocado Oil, with growing product lines in Healthy Snacks and other categories.

The Culinary Institute of America Launches First Premium Membership Service.

The Culinary Institute of America has launched its first-ever premium membership service. DISH is the college's exclusive food and wine program for food enthusiasts. Members receive VIP access to:The CIA's library of hundreds of technique videos, filled with tips and instructions to help hone your skills or learn new ones.