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Culinary Institute Names New President

The Professional Culinary Institute announced Chef Gary Prell as its new president and CEO. The Professional Culinary Institute (PCI), located in Campbell, California, opened its doors in 2005 and established itself as a premier training facility in the Hospitality Industry, winning state, regional, national, and international culinary competitions and awards. “I am so excited to […]

NRA Teams With Ecolab

The National Restaurant Association announced that it has entered into a sole distributor partnership with Ecolab Inc., which has been granted the exclusive rights to offer the Association’s ServSafe Food Safety Program to the restaurant and hospitality industries outside North America. ServSafe is a food safety training and certification program recognized by more federal, state, […]

WCR Announces Recipients of Scholarships for 2009

Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR) today announced 38 recipients of its 2009 Scholarship and Internship Program. Through the program, professional and student members of WCR not only are given the chance to travel abroad to such countries as China, France, Ireland, Italy and Mexico, they also gain professional skills and inspiration from local industry leaders […]

Michigan State University Associate Professor Receives Promotion

Associate Professor in The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University Dr. Carl P. Borchgrevink has been named president of the Research Chefs Foundation (RCF), which supports the educational endeavors of the Research Chefs Association (RCA). Dr. Borchgrevink will serve in this capacity on the all-volunteer board for two years Dr. Borchgrevink earned his […]

Dawn Sweeney Receives Honors

The American Academy of Chefs (AAC), the honor society of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), recognized Dawn Sweeney as an honorary inductee during a formal ceremony and dinner at the 2009 ACF National Convention held at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Fla., July 10. Sweeney is president and chief executive officer of the National […]

Chef Academy Honors Member

The American Academy of Chefs (AAC), the honor society of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), honored Dr. L. Timothy Ryan, certified master chef, with the Sharing Culinary Traditions Award during a formal ceremony and dinner at the 2009 ACF National Convention held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida. The AAC gives the […]

Convention Provides Marketplace for Food Professionals

The American Culinary Federation (ACF) held its annual convention in Orlando, Florida, from July 11 to 14, hosting seminars, speeches, competitions and—most importantly—plenty of food, using the event to share food trends, teach new food ideas, and brainstorm cost-effective manners in which chefs can run their food enterprises. The convention is also used for chefs […]

NRA Offering Materials for Food Safety Education Month

The National Restaurant Association is encouraging restaurant and foodservice operators to begin planning for the 15th annual National Food Safety Education Month. This month-long campaign is held every September and focuses on the importance of food safety education for the restaurant and foodservice industry, while raising the awareness of the industry's commitment to food safety. […]

Sara Lee Opens 120,000-Square-Foot Innovation Campus

Sara Lee Corp. (NYSE: SLE – News) yesterday announced the opening of its new North American innovation campus, The Kitchens of Sara Lee. The 120,000-square-foot research and development center of excellence is located at the company’s headquarters in Downers Grove, Illinois. The Kitchens of Sara Lee, which began construction in March 2007, houses more than […]

Early Birds Get Discount on 2009 Food Safety Summit Registration

The 11th Annual Food Safety Summit, the industry's top gathering for food processing, retail, foodservice, academic, military and government professionals, will be held April 27-29, 2009 in Washington, DC. Pre-registration for the Expo Hall only is free and the early bird rates for the conference packages will end on Friday, April 10th. Industry leaders will […]

New Hires Will Help Synq Expand Its Reach

Synq Solutions, the nation’s premier provider of merchandising and promotional support programs serving the quick-service restaurant and retail markets, announced today that it has strengthened its overall management team with two key executive hires: Glenn Haertel as executive vice president of Sales and Marketing and Patrick Baca as chief technology officer. The new hires reinforce […]

Management Changes at PAR Technology

PAR Technology Corporation announced today the appointment of A. Edwin Soladay as President of ParTech, Inc., the company’s largest wholly owned subsidiary and a leading provider of I/T solutions to the hospitality industry. In this role, Soladay will be responsible for expanding the company’s restaurant technology business by growing capability in the U.S. and international […]

FSA Gets New CFO

Lee Clark has been named senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Food Services of America (FSA). Clark's promotion from vice president moves him to the corporate senior staff. He replaces Peter Smith, president and COO of Services Group of America (SGA), who also has been the CFO for FSA, allowing Smith […]

Young Chefs Put Twist on Traditional Cuisine

One of the most respected and recognized names in Port, Cockburn's, and the nationally acclaimed School of Culinary Arts at Kendall College proudly announce the student team of Tracey Torres, 21, and Jeremy Fisher, 27, both of Chicago, as the winners of the Cockburn's Culinary Competition. With a focus on reinvigorating culinary experiences, the competition […]

Corporate Plans Falling on Deaf Ears?

Red Book Solutions yesterday introduced the Source-2-Source solution, which coordinates corporate management strategies and store-level executions. “This integrated, critical task-management resource allows retail and hospitality executives to assign, in real time, priority tasks at the store level that don’t necessarily occur in a normal day,” says Gregory Thiesen, president and CEO of Red Book Solutions. […]

Aramark to Educate on Sustainability

Aramark will provide a culinary experience and guidance to help them make better choices in support of environmental sustainability. At the International Guest Chef Culinary Showcase, held in New York City on October 16, Aramark guests will savor haute cuisine created from locally grown food and heirloom fruits and vegetables and experience dining practices that […]

2007 NSF Food Safety Leadership Award Nominations Open

NSF International today announced the first call for nominations for its 2007 Food Safety Leadership Awards (FSLA) Program. Foodservice operators, manufacturers, researchers and members of academia may be nominated. NSF staff will review nominations for each award category, and forward this information to each selection committee member. An independent expert selection will then evaluate all […]

Six Honored in Food Safety Leadership Awards

At its booth in McCormick this afternoon, NSF International announced the six winners of the third annual Food Safety Leadership Awards. At its booth in McCormick this afternoon, NSF International announced the six winners of the third annual Food Safety Leadership Awards. The awards program honors individuals and organizations for demonstrating excellence in food safety, […]

IFA Appoints New Director of Political Affairs

The International Franchise Association has appointed Victoria J. Adams as director of political affairs. Adams will be responsible for developing and implementing overall strategy for the association's political action committee, FranPAC, as well as fund raising and coordinating IFA's activities to provide maximum effectiveness in achieving the organization's legislative agenda. IFA, the "voice of franchising," […]

NRAEF Pushes Food Safety Month

This year’s theme “Keep Hands Clean with Good Hygiene” focuses on proper handwashing procedures and how to emphasize their importance within the workplace. “We are thrilled to offer yet another great way for operators to get involved in National Food Safety Education Month,” Mary M. Adolf, president and chief operating officer of the NRAEF, says […]

Triarc names Francis Mccarron CFO

Triarc Cos. Inc. (NYSE:TRY), a U.S. holding company and franchiser of Arby's restaurants, said on Wednesday it had named Francis McCarron chief financial officer. The company said in a statement that Mr. McCarron would replace John Barnes when Barnes, 53, retires on or about June 30. McCarron, 44, had been Triarc's senior vice president for […]