Category: News

Chopped Winner

Chef Ype Von Hengst, co-founder and executive chef of the Rockville-based Silver Diner chain, won the Food Network’s “Chopped” competition on the program’s February 14 episode. Von Hengst and three other competitors were required to prepare three courses — an appetizer, entrée and dessert — under severe time constraints, using baskets of mystery ingredients. In […]

James Beard Semifinalists Announced

The James Beard Foundation has announced the semifinalists for the 2017 Restaurant and Chef Awards … and our community can celebrate some local names! 2017 JBF Lifetime Achievement Award: Nora Pouillon, Restaurant Nora, Washington, DC. Best New Restaurant: Pineapple and Pearls, Washington, DC.Outstanding Baker: Mark Furstenberg, Bread Furst, Washington, DC. Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer […]

Demographic Trends

Demographic trends illustrate the importance of foreign-born workers.As the number of 16-to-24-year-olds in the labor force continues to decline, foreign-born employees will become increasingly important to the restaurant industry’s ability to expand, according to the NRA’s chief economist Bruce Grindy. As the national economy inches toward full employment, employers across all industries are finding an […]

Upcoming Events

• Spring Trade Expo, March 5-6, Ocean City Convention Center • Stars of the Industry Awards  Vote between March 8-29 • Maryland Pro Start Student Invitational (MPSI), March 16, Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor • Holt Annual Expo, March 28, Ocean City Convention Center • H&M Wagner Spring Show, April 4, Carousel Hotel, Ocean City […]

M&M Refrigeration Honored

M&M Refrigeration was honored as a 2016 Champion of Maryland Manufacturing by the Regional Manufacturing Institute (RMI) of Maryland for Creating a Positive Culture of Change Management. A tribute dinner was held for all the recipients of the prize, and each champion received a copy of the 2016 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing Yearbook. The leader […]

James Beard Foundation Announces 2017 America’s Classics Awards Honorees

The James Beard Foundation announced the five recipients of its 2017 America’s Classics award, given to restaurants that have timeless appeal and are cherished for quality food that reflects the character of their communities. • Bertha’s Kitchen (Charleston, SC) Owners: Julia Grant, Linda Pinckney and Sharon Coakley • Gioia’s Deli (St. Louis, MO)    Owner: Alex […]

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