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Brakebush Chicken to Purchase Mocksville Poultry Facility

Brakebush Brothers, Inc., a 93-year-old family owned value-added processor of many traditional and innovative chicken products, finalized the asset purchase of the House of Raeford Farms, Inc. processing facility in Mocksville, North Carolina.

Art Institute Closing Campuses Around the Country

Dream Center Education Holdings, the company operating for-profit Art Institute, will no longer accept new students at 30 campuses nationwide. The News & Observer out of North Carolina first reported the news based on an internal memo that read: “Over the last several months, we have taken a strategic and comprehensive look at each of our three education systems and their respective campuses, evaluating them to be sure that they are meeting the needs of today's learners and providing the best student and graduate outcomes.

North American Pizza & Culinary Academy Opens in Chicago

A new state-of-the-art culinary facility, the North American Pizza & Culinary Academy (NAPCA), 1970 University Lane, Lisle, is now open and offering culinary classes to students of all skill levels, including a five-day pizza program that will allow students the opportunity to earn the designation of Certified Pizzaiolo.

Gather Acquires EVENTup, a Top Online Marketplace for Event Venues

Gather, the leading event management software platform for restaurants and venues, announced today that it has acquired EVENTup, a top online marketplace for event venues. Together, Gather and EVENTup will enable over 12,500 restaurants, event spaces, and venues to grow their businesses by connecting them to millions of planners and consumers across the nation.

Danone North America Unveils ‘All Kinds of Better' Campaign

Danone North America, the world's largest Certified B Corporation, is announcing a renewed commitment to supporting operators – expressed by the tagline, ‘All kinds of better.' For decades, Danone has been dedicated to nourishing people, communities and the planet through its diverse portfolio of consumer-loved brands.

Unified Brands Announces 2 New Hires

Unified Brands, a leading manufacturer of foodservice equipment, announced that Derek Brodt has joined the institutional accounts team as Business Development Manager for the Eastern Territory. In his new role, Brodt will be based in Orlando, Florida and will focus on developing and managing Unified’s healthcare businesses across the United States.

Omnivore Names Former Coca-Cola Exec CMO

Omnivore, an industry leader for end-to-end digitization of restaurant commerce and experiences, announced that Shane Wheatland has been named Chief Marketing Officer.At a time when ordering a meal from your mobile phone, paying on a screen, tracking deliveries visually, and making reservations in two clicks have become more of a norm than a niche, Omnivore and its restaurant clients are well-positioned to not only deliver on consumer expectations, but optimize operations and expenses while driving growth.

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.

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.

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.

Compassion in World Farming Launches Friendly Food Alliance

Compassion in World Farming announced today it will be launching a pilot to help food businesses prepare for future protein markets. The project, called the Friendly Food Alliance, aims to bring food businesses and producers to the table to create innovative solutions for diversifying protein offerings.

EzCater Announces $100 Million Series D Funding

EzCater, the only nationwide marketplace for business catering, announced it has raised a $100 million Series D investment led by Wellington Management Company LLP, with participation from existing investors ICONIQ Capital, Insight Venture Partners, and others.