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RAMW Announces 2017 RAMMY Awards Finalists

The Hamilton Live at The Hamilton was abuzz on April 3 as top industry professionals gathered to celebrate the finalists for the 2017 RAMMY Awards. The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) will announce the winners at a black tie gala on Sunday, July 30. Any RAMW member who met all category requirements was eligible for […]

FSM News

Lois Gamerman Wins Congratulations to Enterprising Women of the Year 2017 award winner Lois Gamerman, president and CEO of Soft Stuff Distributors. Soft Stuff is the premiere specialty foodservice distributor in the Mid-Atlantic. Gamerman and her team of highly talented industry professionals have grown Soft Stuff into the largest award-winning specialty foods distributor on the […]

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 […]

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