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  • Here’s ours! English-born, Montreal-based entrepreneur Julie Guyard created Night Picker after 2 of her 3 sons started working in kitchens. “I discovered many issues within the industry that I knew I could help fix! This is an industry which depends upon its people and its product, so it made sense to create a media platform to share the 1000s of unique stories found behind every Restaurant door in watchable, bite-sized pieces; and it made sense to add a Marketplace so restaurants can promote their food directly to locals and tourists without using 3rd party ‘deals’ platforms that enforce... Read More

  • Smithfield, Va. – May 13, 2020 –Smithfield Culinary, the foodservice division of Smithfield Foods, the nation’s leading pork processor, has donated $25,000 to the Ferdinand Metz American Culinary Relief Fund to provide financial assistance to chefs, culinarians, and foodservice workers across America who are experiencing hardship in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  COVID-19 has impacted all industries, but the foodservice industry may be one of the hardest hit. With approximately 14 million people in America employed by the foodservice industry, a staggering number of individuals... Read More

  • BROOKLYN, NY – Valrhona has been inspired by the solidarity and resilience from the food community during the health and economic crisis. As part of the chocolate company’s efforts to support small, independent businesses and the industry as a whole, Valrhona has invited all independent restaurants, bakeries, chocolatiers, pastry shops and other culinary makers to register for its new interactive CakeWalk Map that launched April 28, 2020. Valrhona’s CakeWalk is a resource to help connect people around North America with nearby, small food businesses that are still operating... Read More

  • Wilsonville, Ore. (April 28, 2020) - The Hazelnut Marketing Board (HMB) has selected a winning recipe as a result of a three-month long chef recipe contest. The nationwide contest, which ran January 1-March 9, encouraged foodservice professionals to submit unique recipes featuring Oregon hazelnuts.  Contest submissions were judged on the following criteria: creative use of Oregon hazelnuts (50%), and overall culinary creativity (which includes (3) factors: originality, appetite appeal and presentation) (50%). After careful consideration of all submissions, the Oregon Hazelnut ‘... Read More

  • Simple push-button mechanism enables single-person adjustment Sheboygan, Wis. – April 22, 2020 – Vollrath Company introduces a new collection of easy-to-use breath guards with its 6-Series Velocity Adjustable Breath Guards that use a simple push-button mechanism to raise and lower the moveable tempered glass panel with a single operator. The Velocity breath guards come with eight preset settings that ensure consistent spacing and appearance across units and serving lines for NSF, full-serve, self-serve and cleaning positions. The angled positions are preset to NSF regulations that... Read More

  • Maple Leaf Farms Donates Duck Products to Help Feed Furloughed and Frontline Workers LEESBURG, Ind. (April 22, 2020) -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect businesses and workers across the U.S., Maple Leaf Farms is partnering with chefs and meal organizations to help feed furloughed employees and frontline healthcare workers. The company has donated thousands of pounds of duck products to give back to its foodservice customers that have been affected by these hard times. Chefs across the country have stepped up to prepare nutritious meals with duck legs, duck breast and roast... Read More

  • Boise, Idaho — April 20, 2020: Snake River Farms, a brand owned by Agri Beef Co, a family owned company headquartered in Boise, Idaho for over fifty years, has donated steaks in value of $8 million to medical workers on the front-line of COVID-19, displaced restaurant workers and affected communities. The donations are taking place in cities hard-hit by novel coronavirus including New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco with approximately 200,000 steaks being distributed to recipients in these cities.  “At Snake River Farms we are a family business. From our ranchers to... Read More

  • CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 7, 2020— The two leading providers of authentic Mediterranean and globally- inspired cuisine are coming together to leverage their strengths based on an agreement between Grecian Delight, a Parthenis family business, and Kronos Foods, one of Entrepreneurial Equity Partners’ portfolio companies. The merger will allow Grecian Delight and Kronos to better serve their customers by offering more overall value through enhanced services, expansive product lines and increased capacity to quickly bring new innovations to market. The agreement between Grecian Delight and Kronos... Read More

  • Order Delivery or Pick-up Today to Help Support Restaurant Workers  Smithfield, Va. – March 24, 2020 –Smithfield Culinary, the leading pork processor with a dedication to culinary arts, announced its support of America’s restaurant industry and its workforce by furthering their partnership with CORE™: CHILDREN OF RESTAURANT EMPLOYEES to aid food and beverage service employee’s affected by COVID-19. During The Great American Takeout, people are encouraged to order at least one delivery or pick-up meal to show support for the struggling restaurant community. For every social post... Read More

  • The new Valrhona App fosters inspiration for pastry professionals with an interactive platform that offers technical expertise and customizable tools for recipe development and innovation at the touch of a button. Brooklyn, NY–As part of our mission to provide best-in-class tools and resources to chefs and professional bakers, Valrhona launched a first-of-its-kind, free, interactive App with premium features, including digitized essential recipes and chocolate pairings, available to all chefs and bakers. The Valrhona App showcases a fun and user-friendly recipe creation application that... Read More

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