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.
A new survey from US Foods digs into the grievances consumers have with third-party delivery and provides some eye-popping insight into some of the less-than-ethical things couriers do on the job.
I'm not sure which is more alluring: An evening listening to Thomasina Petrus sing jazz, blues and R&B in a renovated barn in a rural farm setting or the opportunity to purchase a bag of her cashew brittle.
A 38-foot traveling noodle, cork-popping with a sword and onstage frog leg sautéing were just the start of the culinary surprises during the second outing of the world’s only orchestra to bring an audience aromatic music.
If there’s a perfect setting for an outdoor summer food festival in Minnesota, it’s gotta be the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen. On September 24, more than 1,000 people toured the gardens as part of Tastes & Toasts, sipping and noshing on cold beverages and small plates from more than 40 vendors, from lavender coffee spritzers to scallops wide awake on a bed of creamed corn.
Christina Nguyen and her husband and business partner Birk Grudem, donated their time and food to demonstrate why Hai Hai is considered one of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities, during Perspectives Cooking with the Stars summer series.
Chefs and restaurateurs are invited to a special day of education especially designed for them at the Ag Innovation Showcase, a professional educational, networking and presentation event being held at The Guthrie Theater, September 9-11. The theme of the event is the convergence of food, medicine, health, agriculture and sustainability.