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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
- 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
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.
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 »