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Kendall College and CAFÉ Announce 2013 Green Award Recipients

Kendall College and the Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ) presented 2013 CAFÉ/Kendall College Green Awards to two culinary-arts training programs during a June 20 reception at CAFÉ’s 9th-annual Leadership Conference for foodservice educators in Miami, Fla.

New National Restaurant Association Report Offers Sustainability Tips for Industry

The National Restaurant Association unveiled a new report focused on sustainability best practices for the foodservice industry.Created under the National Restaurant Association’s Conserve initiative, the free report, “Bright Ideas: Sustainability Tips from Industry Experts,” features tips, trends, and real-world advice from industry experts who appeared at this year’s National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago.

Bluewater Avalon Opens on the Santa Catalina Island Waterfront

Santa Catalina Island locals and visitors now have a spectacular new destination for the freshest sustainable seafood. And while the new, 6,900-square-foot restaurant has been completely rebuilt from the ground up, everything else about the place is grounded in history.

Unilever Food Solutions Partners with Culinary Institute of America

Unilever Food Solutions, the food service division of Unilever, today shares its ambition to help chefs make 200 million meals healthier, tastier, and more enjoyable every day by 2020. In North America, in support of this ambition, the goal is to help operators reduce 1 billion calories on restaurant menus and through a partnership agreement with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), to help develop a sustainable food service industry.

Repurposing Leftover Idaho Potatoes Boosts Profits

As a menu staple, it’s a given that leftover potatoes are found in most foodservice kitchens. To prove the opportunity for profit from yesterday’s entrée and side dish, the Idaho Potato Commission asked chef-instructor Richard Nickless of the Culinary Institute of Charleston to calculate the cost of producing popular entrees from items stored in the reach-in.

Betco Corporation Announces Green Earth Devour Drain Gel

Betco Corporation announced the launch of Green Earth Devour Drain Gel.  Green Earth Devour Drain Gel is uniquely formulated for naturally maintaining drains and odors typically found in food service applications as well as other commercial areas.

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Elaine Travels

Hunt, Gather, Sauté

From the earliest recorded history, our ancestors were hunters and gatherers who foraged for their foodstuffs.Centuries later, we’ve come full circle and chefs are getting back in touch with their ancestral roots through the practice of foraging to create flavorful culinary dishes served to patrons who prize freshness, local ingredients, and seasonal dishes.