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Category: Columns

No, I Haven’t Forgotten

Do you still remember the Mid-Atlantic Food & Beverage Expo we used to attend in October every year? The Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM) produced the annual show and indeed by its demise, it had exhausted its life support groans and RAM pulled the plug. Some said we could bring it back in better times, […]

Out and About for the New Year

After staying away from crowds last year during the holiday season, I certainly think I fully realized my opportunities in December for 2014 and several included trips to Baltimore. One Sunday I was having brunch with my friends at Wit & Wisdom in the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore and the next weekend I was at […]

Looking Back, Looking Forward

“ … enjoy every sandwich.” Warren Zevon I hope you can look back on 2014 and feel the joy of every sandwich life has sent your way. I have. In a year when our Mid-Atlantic home base has seen growth and energized vitality, Foodservice Monthly (FSM) experienced modest growth and delivered our newsmagazine with even […]

Ebola: What You Can Do

Get a flu shot. The latest fear mongering over the Ebola virus is just not a healthy thing. While thousands in West Africa are being infected and dying and suffering from a relentless, violent disease … we are expecting our neighborhoods to suffer the same devasting consequences. It makes us suspicious of our neighbors and […]

Chefs for Equality … Chefs Take a Stand … While the NFL Hides Behind a Shield

Once chefs took on full-blown celebrity status, the public started looking at them for answers to questions that go beyond making a fine sauce or sauteeing a perfect filet of fish. They were looked to as stewards of the land and sea and have been called upon to speak with authority about issues like sustainability, […]

I Can See a ‘Fork in the Road’ … And Is That ‘FOG’ I See Ahead

It’s been quite the year so far … our page count is up and we see 2015 coming in as our best year ever. Already we are planning the editorial calendar for next year and once again it is built around the news the professional of foodservice in the Mid-Atlantic want to read … that […]

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