August 17, 2016
Military Foodservice Personnel Hone Culinary Skills
Forty-one military foodservice personnel participated in a weeklong culinary educational forum in early August that included sessions on knife skills, global flavors and culinary techniques, led by instructors from The Culinary Institute of America. The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation hosted the event.
Thinking Outside the Box: Shipping Containers
Shipping container restaurants continue to pop up across the country, providing operators with an affordable and flexible way to start or expand a business.
Taco John’s Names Jim Creel President
Taco John’s International has named Jim Creel as president. He was previously vice president and CFO.
San Jamar New Supplier for Escali
Escali Measurement Tools has tapped San Jamar to serve as the sole supplier of its line of professional food measurement tools.
Wendy’s CEO Sees Menu Prices as Deterrent, Restaurant Sales Appear Soft, and More
Retail sales were disappointing in July. Wendy’s chief says restaurant prices are out of line compared to eating at home. Sysco reported substantial increases in both sales and profits. Knapp-Track shows casual dining sales were weak again in July. These stories and a whole lot more This Week In Foodservice.
Patrick Mitchell Honored as ACF Chef of the Year
Patrick Mitchell earned the American Culinary Federation's esteemed title of U.S.A's Chef of the Year during the organization's national culinary competition. Mitchell is the executive chef/culinary adviser for Ben E. Keith Foods in Fort Worth, Texas.
Edward Don & Company Names Michelle Brown Category Manager
Edward Don & Company hired Michelle Brown to serve as a category manager for foodservice equipment.
P.J.W. Restaurant Group Adds Director of Operations
The P.J.W. Restaurant Group named Jim Amato a director of operations. He will oversee 5 of 10 restaurants in Pennsylvania.
Roseto Launches Serving Ware Line
Chicago-based Roseto has added a line of glass and melamine serving ware. The line includes mini and cocktail dishes, serving bowls and platters and buffet display stairs.
Firebird Restaurant Group Personnel Changes
Firebird Restaurant Group named Tim Schroder to vice president of operations services. He was formerly director of operations services.