Foodservice News staffers join The List networking group to lend a hand packing food for a local food bank.
A partnership with the Mushroom Council, the James Beard Foundation's Blended Burger Project invites chefs to create their own burger blend using 25 percent mushrooms, then spread the word about their new featured menu item on social media and encourage customers to vote online May 30 through July 31.
Through reporting, networking and our own events, I get to see a lot of companies pitch the virtues of their concepts to industry experts, developers and financiers. Wednesday morning, I got another taste of that chum as part of a local event modeled (and named) after ABC’s popular Shark Tank show.
Proceeds from the Minnesota chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier fundraiser will go toward scholarships for culinary students and the youth gardening project at Urban Roots.
Chefs and other would-be restaurant owners need to understand their audience and create a concept around what the people want before committing to a location.