Hospitality MN’s Conference and Expo took over St. Paul’s RiverCentre in late September for a day of high-power keynote speeches, informative panel discussions on trending topics and a chance to meet with vendors and try new product combinations.
Sysco’s fall show at the RiverCentre in St. Paul was the first time the broadline distributor has combined the sales teams and customers of both Sysco Western, based in St. Cloud, and Sysco Minnesota, based in Mounds View.
There was a cornucopia of noteworthy things to see and hear at Reinhart’s Fall Concept Show at Canterbury Park Expo Center, but one that resonated with attendees was motivational speaker, Tim Kirkland’s contention that he was there to help “people make more money.”
Ann Ahmed didn’t have a plan when she bought her first restaurant location in Minnesota over the phone from San Diego. “I had a credit card,” she says. And a dream. Ahmed was the sixth chef in Perspectives' fundraiser, Cooking with the Stars.
When Heidi Andermack and Amy Lynn Brown were trying to name their new catering business in 2004, they came up with a few variations on the theme—Ciao Baby, ChowChicks—before settling on its memorable name, Chowgirls Killer Catering. “We used to have a cowgirl theme, but we outgrew it,” Andermack said at the Perspectives' Cooking for the Stars event.
The Guthrie's Floyd's is a play about "returning citizens" who find redemption through making sandwiches and taking a stand over pickle relish.