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Foodservice News Top 10 Stories of 2015

Check out our list of the 10 most-clicked stories on FoodserviceNews.net, with those articles covering restaurant expansion efforts leading the pack.

Hell’s Kitchen Chef/Owner Mitch Omer Dies at 61

Hell's Kitchen chef Mitch Omer, 61, died at home December 18 after a yearlong battle with an undisclosed illness. A celebration of his life is planned for Wednesday, December 23, at 1 p.m. at the restaurant.

Culinary Campus Closures on the Way for Le Cordon Bleu

Le Cordon Bleu is set to close its 16 culinary campuses across the country, including its Twin Cities location in Mendota Heights, in 2017.

About Town: A Peek into Uptown’s New Scena

At Scena, the two-story bar and balcony dining room space is kind of a flip-flop of the restaurant on the opposite corner, Coup d’état.

Chef Vincent Francoual Joins Irish Pub Group as Culinary Director

Vincent Francoual, the chef/owner of fine dining restaurant Vincent in downtown Minneapolis, will join Cara Irish Pubs as culinary director, a role that will take him inside the kitchens at Twin Cites spots such as The Local, Kieran’s, The Liffey and Cooper.

Don't Miss the Delivery Boat

We’re only months—OK, a few years at most—away from drone delivery of everything from toilet paper to cheeseburgers, but many franchise brands are seemingly missing out on the wave of restaurant delivery companies like BiteSquad, DoorDash, GrubHub and Seamless.

About Town: A Taste of Zahav at Spoon and Stable

During the four-course dinner Michael Solomonov explained zahav means “gold” in Hebrew—and you’ll find the recipes inside the cookbook are golden treasures as well.

Around the Restaurant Industry in 60 Minutes

It was almost like speed dating, as nine experts at the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference provided quick market snapshots and nuggets of information from their unique corner of the restaurant industry.

Famous Chef Weighs in on the Taxing Issue of Tipping

During the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference, Eric Ripert, chef and co-owner of Le Bernardin, considered one of the best restaurants in the world, had a different take on the hot issue of eliminating tipping.

Charlie Awards Celebrate Best in Twin Cities Food and Drink

The fifth annual Charlie Awards honored the best in the Twin Cities food and drink scene.

About Town: Getting in on “Talk & Taste” with Ferran Adrià

October was brimming with great food events, but the chance to meet and hear—and even get a hug—from internationally renowned Chef Ferran Adrià was over the top.

MN Restaurant Association Announces 2015 Award Winners

Brent Frederick and Jacob Toledo are among the 2015 honorees who will be recognized by the Minnesota Restaurant Association during its annual awards gala Monday, November 23.
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