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Steritech Acquires Everclean Food Safety and Hygiene Solutions

Steritech, a family brand of Rentokil Terminix, acquired food safety and hygiene solutions company, Everclean. The acquisition closed on March 1, 2023. “Steritech is committed to providing best-in-class assessments and consulting services to multi-location businesses to accelerate growth, drive operational consistency and mitigate risks,” says Doug Sutton, President of Steritech. “We are thrilled to strengthen […]

Forever Oceans to Make Inaugural Appearance at Seafood Expo North America

Offshore aquaculture pioneer, Forever Oceans, will appear for the first time at Seafood Expo North American in Boston, March 12-14, at booth #3073. The company was recognized this month by Fast Company magazine as one of the world’s most innovative food companies for 2023. “We’re arriving in Boston this year riding a wave of momentum,” […]

Eco-Products Earns Industry First for Compostable Clamshell

Eco-Products announced that one of its Vanguard clamshells has earned CMA-W approval from the Compost Manufacturing Alliance (CMA), making it the first molded fiber item made with no-added PFAS to be approved by CMA. Vanguard is a groundbreaking line of compostable plates and containers made from molded fiber. The award-winning products use a proprietary chemistry […]

National Restaurant Association Announces Winners of 2023 Kitchen Innovations Awards

The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, the foodservice industry’s premier event, today announced the 20 recipients of the 2023 Kitchen Innovations (KI) Awards. Each year, the KI Awards program recognizes the year’s most forward-thinking and cutting-edge kitchen equipment and product innovations that meaningfully improve foodservice operations. The National Restaurant Association Show brings together more restaurant and hospitality buyers and […]

California Restaurant Foundation Praises Banner Year of Restaurant Recovery

With a steadfast mission to strengthen California’s diverse restaurant community by supporting its current and future workforce, the California Restaurant Foundation (CRF) has proudly wrapped up a critical year of providing aid, recovery efforts, access to higher education and enriched culinary education for independent restaurant owners, their workers and teens aspiring to join the industry. Through a […]

Cuisine Solutions to Celebrate International Sous Vide Day on January 26

Cuisine Solutions Inc., a global leader and largest premium food company in pioneering and perfecting the sous vide cooking technique, will celebrate their 6th International Sous Vide Day on January 26, honoring the 81st  birthday of Dr. Bruno Goussault, the Master of Modern Sous Vide and Chief Scientist of CREA (Culinary Research and Education Academy), […]

A Legacy of Leadership: Celebrating the Impact of Richard Lackey

Next year marks the 40th anniversary of The Lackey Companies and an appropriate opportunity to recognize the origins of a frequently used term in our industry: the restaurant broker. Becoming a Restaurant Guru Florida native Richard Lackey moved to Atlanta in 1969.  He had been in the real estate business for mere months when he […]

Rib & Chop House Honored as Best Steakhouse in Wyoming

Rib & Chop House, Finally Restaurant Group’s flagship concept known for its sizzling comfort food, Louisiana-inspired flavors and Rocky Mountain Hospitality, was recently honored by as the ‘Best Steakhouse in Wyoming,’ in an article from Love Food, based on Yelp reviews and other accolades. The recognition will come as no surprise to local devotees of each of […]

Sodexo Earns Three 2022 New England Food Vision Prizes

Sodexo, a global food services and facilities management leader, was the primary institutional partner on three 2022 New England Food Vision Prizes for its innovative partnership programs that champion and enhance the farm-to-institution food supply chain. The prizes will help support increasing the purchase of two Vermont-made products at Vermont campuses and help expand access […]

RAMW Names Shawn Townsend President and CEO

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), the trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, announced today the appointment of its new president & CEO, Shawn Townsend, effective mid-January 2023. Established in 1920, RAMW advocates for and promotes the vitality of the capital region’s hospitality industry and, under Townsend’s new […]

FoodMix Marketing Communications Releases 8 Predictions for 2023

FoodMix Marketing Communications, a full-service food marketing agency, is utilizing its 30 years of experience and proprietary research to shed light on how food and food channels are changing, innovating, improving, and even in some instances going back to the basics in 2023. Highlights of this year’s predictions show that consumers are being driven as […]

US Foods Names Dave Flitman CEO

US Foods Holding Corp. announced that Dave Flitman will become Chief Executive Officer effective January 5, 2023. Flitman will also be a member of the US Foods Board of Directors. Flitman brings to the company a wealth of global business leadership, executive management skills and extensive commercial distribution experience, along with significant expertise in operational […]

QSR Automations Receives Honors at 19th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Angela Leet, QSR Automations’ CEO, was proud to accept two bronze awards on behalf of the kitchen automation pioneer for the 19th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The innovator in kitchen technology was honored for both its achievement in growth over the past year, as well as its accomplishments in customer satisfaction. The awards ceremony […]

TriMark Offering ‘Zero Experience’ Job Opportunities

Foodservice solution giant, TriMark, has announced the availability of Estimator positions with no experience required. They will see design projects from beginning to end, acquire product quotes, and arrange those products into spaces based on the client’s blueprints. One of the company’s current Estimators describes their position partly as “playing professional Tetris.” TriMark Estimators receive […]

Parts Town Announces Organic Revenue Growth

Parts Town, the technology innovator and market-leading distributor of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) foodservice, residential appliance and HVAC equipment repair parts, announced 25% year-over-year organic revenue growth for the first three quarters of 2022. Parts Town has continued to build momentum throughout 2022, including continued high organic growth in its new Parts Town Home division, […]

Lesaffre Launches New Website

Lesaffre, long known in the industry as a supplier of high-quality yeast, is making it easier for customers to navigate its growing portfolio of ingredient solutions with the launch of its new website, In addition to yeast, Lesaffre supplies clean label dough improvers, enzymes, bases, fortification, sourdoughs, toppings, malts, and more. To help customers […]

Rubix Foods Announces Opening of New Innovation Center

Rubix Foods, a leading culinary and food science-focused provider of flavor and functional ingredients for restaurants and food manufacturers, announced the grand opening of its highly anticipated new Innovation Center. The 50,000-square-foot “facility of the future” is tailor-made to streamline and accelerate the innovation process on behalf of the company’s customers, which includes many of […]

MUFG Expands Hospitality Platform

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group announced the expansion of its restaurant-finance platform to cover hotel franchises with the hiring of two veteran bankers to its Restaurant and Hospitality Finance team, which is part of MUFG’s Corporate and Investment Banking division. Director Tracy Vasquez will lead loan underwriting and portfolio management of hotel-franchisee clients, and report to […]

Georgia Restaurant Association Announces Finalists for GRACE Awards

Following a two-year postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) announces the finalists and honorees for the 2022 Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Awards. All finalists are peer-nominated, ensuring the most deserving in the industry are recognized. Winners are chosen by the GRACE Academy, comprised of former GRACE finalists […]

Dr. Debra Cannon Wins GRA Lifetime Achievement Award

Following a two-year postponement due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) is thrilled to announce Dr. Debra Franklin Cannon, Ph.D. as the recipient of the 2022 Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Cannon serves as the Director of the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality in the Robinson […]