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The Center for the Advancement of FoodService Education Announces Culinary Education Award Winners

The Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ) announces the 2022 Culinary Education Award recipients. Eleven secondary and postsecondary culinary instructors and one culinary student were recognized at CAFÉ’s June Leadership Conference for their innovation, leadership, sustainability efforts, entrepreneurship, technological abilities and community outreach. “This year’s honorees are a diverse and talented group of […]

US Foods to Open New CHEF’STORE Locations

US Foods Holding Corp. announced its plan to open new US Foods CHEF’STORE locations in Merced and Santa Cruz, Calif., Helena, Mont., and Winston-Salem, NC. The additional stores further expand the reach of the CHEF’STORE offering, providing restaurant operators, food industry professionals, community groups and at-home chefs a warehouse-style retail solution to quickly stock up […]

US Foods to Open Most Environmentally Sustainable Distribution Facility Yet

US Foods Holding Corp. announced the opening of the company’s 70th distribution facility, located in Sacramento, California. The new 355,000-square-foot state-of-the art distribution facility and customer engagement training center reflects a variety of sustainable building and fleet initiatives undertaken by US Foods, making it the most environmentally sustainable distribution facility the company has built to […]

Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association Appoints Joe Massaro CEO

The Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association announced the organization’s Board of Directors has appointed Joe Massaro, an accomplished hospitality executive and operational leader, as the next president and CEO. Massaro will assume his role on July 25, 2022. He succeeds John Longstreet, who will retire on July 31.   Massaro brings more than 30 years of […]

TriMark USA Adds Two to Board of Directors

TriMark USA, LLC, a leading provider of design services, equipment, and supplies to the foodservice industry, announced that Doug Jones and Kathy Lane have joined the Board of Directors. Doug Jones is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer at MSC Industrial Supply Co. Doug joined MSC in 2001 and has held various […]

US Foods to Host Customer Engagement Events to Help Operators

US Foods Holding Corp. announced that the company will host a series of more than 70 exclusive customer engagement events throughout the year, aimed at helping operators “Make It” against the backdrop of ongoing challenges such as labor constraints, rising costs, and industry-wide supply chain disruptions. The “US Foods Immersion” and “US Foods Fresh Perspectives” […]

US Foods Opens New CHEF’STORE in Spartanburg, South Carolina

US Foods Holding Corp. announced its plan to open a new US Foods CHEF’STORE in Spartanburg, S.C. Located at 300 W. Blackstock Rd., the new 33,000-square-foot CHEF’STORE will join three existing CHEF’STORE locations across South Carolina. CHEF’STORE is a one-stop-shop for restaurant operators, food industry professionals, community groups and at-home chefs to quickly stock up […]

General Mills to Acquire TNT Crust

General Mills announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TNT Crust, a manufacturer of high-quality frozen pizza crusts for regional and national pizza chains, foodservice distributors, and retail outlets. TNT Crust is currently a portfolio company of Peak Rock Capital. “This acquisition advances our Accelerate strategy and builds on our strong […]

Rouxbe Launches Live Series Focused on Food Diversity

Rouxbe, the leading online culinary school, launched a new Live Series, Pull Up A Chair, focused on food and the rich diversity that surrounds what we eat. In each episode, the Rouxbe team leads discussions with various leaders in the food space and touches upon the topics of equity and inclusion throughout the broad landscape of […]

US Foods Accepting Applications for Scholars Program

US Foods Holding Corp. announced it is now accepting applications in select markets for its 2022 class of US Foods Scholars through May 24. The US Foods Scholars program awards financial support and professional development opportunities to outstanding culinary and hospitality students who need additional resources to pursue their education and enter the restaurant or […]

Fortune International Appoints Two Senior Execs

Fortune International, a leading processor, distributor and importer of quality seafood, meats and gourmet products, announced the appointment of two senior executives in procurement and supply chain logistics to further support and strengthen the Company’s continued national expansion. Fortune named Matthew Harris as Chief Procurement & Supply Chain Officer and John Pollock as Senior Vice […]

Fortune International Acquires D’Artagnan

Fortune International, LLC, a leading processor, distributor and importer of quality seafood, meats, and gourmet products, announced the acquisition of D’Artagnan, Inc., a leader in popularizing the sustainable “farm to table” movement over last 35 years and purveyor of free-range meat and all-natural organic poultry, game, foie gras, mushrooms and truffles to the United States’ […]

Brakebush Brothers’ Microbiology Food Testing Laboratory Receives Accreditation

Brakebush Brothers, a provider of “further processed chicken” with headquarters in Westfield, WI is pleased to announce its Microbiology Food Testing Laboratory has attained ISO 17025:2017 accreditation in conjunction with American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). ISO/IEC 17025 is developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and is the highest globally recognized quality standard in the […]

Fresh Express Incorporated Expands Corporate Food Safety & Quality Team

Fresh Express Incorporated announced the addition of two key managers to its Corporate Food Safety & Quality Team. According to John Gurrisi, Vice President, Food Safety & Quality, the new additions underscore the company’s continuing commitment to food safety excellence and to ensuring the highest levels of product integrity.  Dr. Zhe (Harry) Hou has been […]

The National Restaurant Association Show Reveals Recipients of FABI Awards

The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show today announced the 2022 recipients of the Food and Beverage (FABI) Awards, which recognize companies for developing extraordinary food and beverage products that are leading the way in new tastes, flavor profiles, creativity and their potential to boost sales. Each award recipient and their product will be highlighted throughout the exhibit halls […]

US Foods Announces Plans to Further Reduce Carbon Footprint of Delivery Fleet

US Foods announced additional sustainability initiatives that support the company’s ongoing commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of its delivery fleet. The company will convert fleet fuel at all California broadline distribution centers from traditional diesel fuel to renewable diesel (RD) fuel by mid-2022. In addition, the company will add 30 electric trucks to its […]

US Food Launches ‘VITALS’ Program to Help Healthcare Operator

US Foods Holding Corp. announced the introduction of US Foods VITALS. US Foods VITALS is a new program designed for acute care, senior living and other healthcare operators, that provides access to the latest technology and operational expertise to improve operational efficiency, increase revenues, manage labor and staffing, and increase patient and resident satisfaction. “As […]

The National Restaurant Association Show Announces 2022 Kitchen Innovations Awards

The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show today announced the 2022 recipients of the Kitchen Innovations (KI) Awards, which recognizes the year’s most forward-thinking and cutting-edge innovations that meaningfully improve foodservice operations. The National Restaurant Association Show is the premier event to learn about foodservice technology innovations, unique ingredients, and emerging trends in the restaurant industry, and will […]

Coast Packing Company Celebrates 100th Anniversary

What goes around comes around. An integral part of Southern California’s restaurant, baking and food industries, Coast Packing Company, the number one supplier of animal fat shortenings in the Western United States, officially turns 100 today. February 18 coincides with the birthday of Ronald R. Gustafson, the late family patriarch and Coast’s 3rd generation leader. With a legacy a […]

Michael Freitas Finete Named CEO and President of SupHerb Farms

Michael Freitas Finete has taken the helm as president and chief executive officer of SupHerb Farms, an agriculture-based business specializing in the production of individually quick frozen (IQF) herbs, specialty vegetables, purees and globally-inspired culinary pastes and blends for foodservice operators and food manufacturers. Finete has more than 25 years of experience in the global […]

James Beard Foundation to Begin Accepting Scholarships Applications on February 15

The James Beard Foundation announces that its 2022-2023 scholarships—an annual program aimed at supporting aspiring culinary students, future restaurateurs, researchers, and more—will be accepting applications starting tomorrow, February 15, 2022. This year, the Scholarship Program will award more than $464,000 to recipients. Established in 1991, the Scholarship Program assists aspiring and established culinary professionals who […]

US Foods to Open Two New CHEF’STORE Locations

US Foods Holding Corp. announced plans to open two new US Foods CHEF’STORE locations in Visalia, Calif., and Lynchburg, Va. CHEF’STORE is a one-stop-shop for restaurant operators, food industry professionals, community groups and at-home chefs to quickly stock up, replenish, or fill in ingredients and supplies in a variety of sizes and offerings. The new […]

Sodexo to Acquire Frontline Food Services

Sodexo announced that it has agreed to acquire Frontline Food Services (d/b/a Accent Food Services), an important player in the fast-growing convenience market in North America. The closing of the acquisition is subject to customary regulatory processes; approval is expected in the coming months. After acquiring food-tech start-up Foodee and commissary kitchen model Nourish.Inc in […]

Hass Avocado Board Announces New Executive Committee

The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) has announced two producers and two importers have been seated to HAB’s executive committee for the 2022 board year following an election by the twelve-member board of directors. The 2022 HAB executive committee members are: Producer Salvador Dominguez from Santa Paula, California as Chairperson Producer Ben Van Der Kar of […]

Emmi Roth Completes Transfer of Athenos Business

Emmi Roth confirmed that it has completed the transfer of the Athenos business, expanding its range of specialty cheeses in the U.S. This follows the completion of the purchase of the Athenos business from the U.S. affiliate of Groupe Lactalis after the sale of the natural, specialty, and certain other cheese businesses from The Kraft […]

Beehive Cheese Wins Super Gold at World Cheese Awards

Beehive Cheese, makers of fine artisan cheeses, won Super Gold and six additional awards on November 4 at the World Cheese Awards held in Oviedo, Spain. The Super Gold win for Queen Bee Porcini was the highest award given to a U.S. producer this year. A total of 4,079 cheeses from 45 countries entered the […]