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Sparkling ICE, TalkingRain’s line of flavored, no-calorie carbonated waters, has seen explosive growth in the past few years as consumers seek out healthier beverages and demand for flavored waters continues to grow. In addition to being a major player in the flavored water trend, the brand is participating in the consumer craze for all things culinary by teaming with New York City-based chef Jordan Carfagno on a collection of recipes featuring Sparkling ICE beverages.[…] Continue Reading »

James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz is working with the International Olive Council to promote olives and olive oil through the Add Some Life campaign. I reached out to Schwartz to find out how restaurants can get creative this film awards season.

What opportunities does movie awards season present for restaurants?

Every night is theater for us in the restaurant so there is a common thread between show business and what we do.[…] Continue Reading »

The Culinary Institute of America is hosting one of its biggest career fairs in the school’s history today. More than 250 recruiters and human resources professionals from the foodservice and hospitality industries are seeking their next top chefs on the Hyde Park, N.Y., campus, which holds four career fairs each year.

Companies say they are hiring for positions in:

  • Kitchen and dining-room operations
  • Management
  • Beverage operations

According to CIA’s survey, conducted in advance of the career fair, recruiters are looking for candidates with:

  • Previous work experience
  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • […] Continue Reading »

After competing against three other finalists, Richard Rosendale emerged as the winner of the Bocuse d’Or USA culinary competition. Rosendale will go on to represent the U.S. in the international Bocuse d’Or competition in Lyons, France, next year.

Rosendale is the executive chef of The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., where he specializes in serving classic dishes with impeccable presentation.[…] Continue Reading »

The Daily Meal’s second annual ranking of America’s 50 Most Powerful People in Food was released this month. Colman Andrews, The Daily Meal editorial director, Saveur co-founder and James Beard Award winner, discussed his thoughts on the list and what the ranking means for the food industry.

What leadership characteristics and trends did you spot throughout this year’s list?[…] Continue Reading »