As the kickoff to the Minnesota Pork Congress January 16-17, the Taste of Elegance gives the hog center stage as competing chefs are tasked with creating an original pork dish.
Moving the date from September to February 25 isn’t the only thing that’s new and exciting about the 2018 Charlie Awards: This time around when we all gather at the Pantages theater in downtown Minneapolis to celebrate our culinary community, the three finalists for each category will know who they are in advance, and the winner will be announced from the stage.
FSN joins Radio Host Laurie Fisk on 950 AM to talk about the upcoming Charlie Awards, foodservice's answer to the Academy Awards, and some of the highlights of the December issue.
From the first Feast Local Foods Marketplace event in November 2014, founders Jan Joannides and Brett Olson and their team have grown Feast to include nearly 100 food producers whose products are made in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin and who source the majority of their ingredients from the same three states.
Nothing screams, “holiday party” like John Schiltz’s red-and-green polka-dot suit jacket and snowflake tie. Sure, it wasn’t even Thanksgiving yet, but the owner of Lake Elmo Inn and the president-elect of the Minnesota Restaurant Association was a neon announcement that it’s never too early to celebrate the holidays and the association’s 2017 slate of honorees.