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Johnson & Wales University Names David Burke Honorary Doctor

David Burke, the globally acclaimed chef known for his creative approach to modern American cuisine, has received an honorary doctorate in business administration, from Johnson & Wales University (JWU) for his outstanding achievements in the culinary world during a career that began in 1983 and is going stronger than ever with the debut of four […]

The Midnight Shift Names Kate Diehl Executive Chef

The Midnight Shift, the Texas-American inspired eatery located within Cotton Court Hotel, announced the appointment of Kate Diehl as executive chef. In her new role managing all culinary operations at Cotton Court, Chef Diehl will reimagine The Midnight Shift’s current offerings, introducing rotating seasonal menus that embrace the diverse flavors of Texas. “We are looking […]

Cheeca Lodge & Spa Names Scott Burnett Executive Chef

Cheeca Lodge & Spa announced the appointment of Scott Burnett as Executive Chef.  As the Executive Chef of the historic resort, Burnett will oversee Cheeca Lodge’s restaurants, including Atlantic’s Edge, Mia Cucina, Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant, 25 South, and Cheeca’s poolside Tiki Bar. Burnett will spearhead the creation and execution of menus, direct culinary […]

Chef Gavin Kaysen Partners with New Workflow App opsi

Gavin Kaysen announced his partnership with opsi, a workflow app for chefs. Known across the country for his award-winning restaurants and advocacy for the culinary profession, Kaysen was opsi’s first investor and adviser. “If there is one thing our profession has fallen behind on, it is the power and benefit of technology. James [Passafaro] came […]

Tao Group’s Cathédrale French-Mediterranean Restaurant to Open on May 1

The Las Vegas incarnation of Cathédrale, a French-Mediterranean restaurant from Tao Group Hospitality, will officially debut May 1 at ARIA Resort & Casino. Cathédrale Las Vegas honors the legacy and DNA of the flagship Cathédrale located in NYC’s Lower East Side. Reservations for the restaurant may be booked online. “It is thrilling to grow our […]

Chef Timmee Rufino’s Butaco to Open Second Location in Spring

Butaco, a restaurant dishing up LA-inspired street fare from Chef Timmee Rufino, will open its second location at East Atlanta’s Southern Feedstore this spring. The 400-square-foot, counter-service restaurant joins the concept’s first location at Buteco Coffee & Bar in Grant Park, which serves tacos out of a stationary food truck. The new location will serve […]

Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU Hires Two Culinary Leaders

Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU announced the appointment of Jose Martinez as Director of Food & Beverage and Chris Castro as Executive Chef. The dynamic duo will lead the hotel in introducing four new restaurant and lounge concepts to Tempe’s bustling downtown district upon opening on April 28, 2023. Jose Martinez, Director of Food & […]

Sheraton Dallas Names Andrew Cardillo Executive Chef

Sheraton Dallas welcomed Andrew Cardillo as the hotel’s new Executive Chef. Cardillo brings an extensive culinary background to the role.  Cardillo previously worked as Executive Chef at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown and has worked with other Marriott properties across the country including Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina and Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.  As […]

Southern Chicago to Bring Upscale Brunch to Windy City’s South Loop

Southern Chicago today unveiled its plans to open in Chicago’s South Loop this summer, bringing contemporary southern American brunch, cocktails and dinner to the neighborhood. An independent concept created and owned by executive chef Xavier Vance and entrepreneur Troy Vivrett, the restaurant will center big, bold flavors within a comfortable yet upscale environment, creating a […]

Chef Lineup Announced for Ina Pinkney’s 80th Birthday Bash

On Wednesday, April 26, the Chicago culinary community will join together for “Chicago Chefs Cook for Ina’s 80th Birthday Bash” to celebrate the life and leadership of Ina Pinkney. But this is not just a party–it’s a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of the power of Chicago’s Chefs when they come together to bring hope, kindness, and care to our city. On this night, more than 60 chefs will gather in the spirit of neighborly love to unite and celebrate an […]