Category: Association News

Ocean City Restaurant Week

Spring continues to be a super busy time for the Association as we prepare for the summer. Our 11th Annual Ocean City Restaurant Week runs April 23 through May 7 and features menus sure to please every palate. Stop by a local favorite, The Hobbit Restaurant, on Sunday through Wednesday, and you’ll find a celebration […]

Prince George’s County and Baltimore County High School Students Win State Culinary and Management Championships

Will Represent Maryland in National Competition Maryland’s top high school culinary and foodservice management students competed in the Maryland ProStart Student Invitational (MPSI) on March 24 at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore.  Teams competed for scholarship money and the opportunity to represent the state of Maryland at the national competition in Charleston, SC. This state-wide […]

Virginia Localities Increase Efforts for Meals Taxes

In March, we updated Virginia restaurateurs on many of the 2017 General Assembly bills that potentially impact restaurants. As we head into the spring and summer — a crucial county and city planning period — we are already beginning to hear more about local efforts to implement or increase prepared meals taxes. Lynchburg, for one, […]


Spring is here, which brings warmer temperatures, visitors, and diners to our nation’s capital. For Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), it brings a new fiscal year, ripe with opportunities and exciting new dining experiences and promotions for foodies across the region to enjoy. The coming year builds on what was a banner year for restaurants […]

Summer Season Is Gearing Up

FSM’s new editor, Lisa Keathley, best summed up our 43rd Expo in a few precise words, “an assault on the senses — sights, sounds, tastes and smells.” Boy is she on point! Without a doubt, this was our largest Expo to date with 415 exhibit booths and close to 6,000 attendees. To everyone who exhibited […]

Hampton and Virginia Beach Teens Take 2017 ProStart Top Honors

On Friday, March 10, Virginia ProStart teams from Phoebus High School (Hampton) and Tallwood High School (Virginia Beach) placed first at the 2017 Virginia ProStart Student Invitational in culinary arts and restaurant management, respectively. As the winners of the competition, held at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., both schools received an invitation to participate in […]

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