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The National ProStart Invitational® (NPSI) is the country's premier secondary school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts. Annually, nearly 400 student competitors put their skills to the test in front of industry leaders, NRAEF Trustees, state restaurant associations, and family and friends - all with hopes of earning coveted scholarships from the nation's best culinary and restaurant management programs. RAMW and our members are delighted to welcome NPSI to Washington, DC this year, and for the next three years, where our industry and ProStart students...
Aronson LLC  // by Aaron Boker Restaurants that donate food inventory to charitable organizations could have the opportunity to claim tax deductions for charitable contributions, which are given special and advantageous treatment by the Internal Revenue Service (IRC). According to IRC Section 170(e)(3), a taxpayer is eligible for a charitable deduction for donated “apparently wholesome food,” if the food given to the charitable organization is for the care of the ill, needy, or infants. “Apparently wholesome food” is defined as food that meets all the quality...
Patio is Now Open; Happy Hour & Saturday Dinner Service Begins Earlier Starting April 27th WASHINGTON — APRIL 2019 — Central Michel Richard is ushering in the warmer weather on Pennsylvania Avenue with new menu offerings at brunch, lunch and dinner, as well as new hours starting April 27th for weeknight dinner service and happy hour. The 40-seat patio also recently opened for the season - a perfect perch for drinks and people watching.   The new Sunday brunch menu from Chefs David Deshaies & Tony Roussel - available Sundays from 11am to 2:30pm...
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SmartBrief  //  by Tricia Contreras A tight labor market, high employee turnover and millennials’ desire for flexible work schedules are driving some restaurant operators to change the way they hire and manage staffers. A growing wave of tech companies are building hiring platforms designed to make it easier for operators and workers to fill open shifts. “We’re playing with some of the app hiring, but in very linear sense,” Dine Brands Global Chief Information Officer Adrian Butler said during a panel discussion at the 2018 Restaurant...
SmartBrief  //  by Emily Crowe Romaine lettuce has proven to be a divisive product within the food industry in recent years. Following two major recalls in 2018 due to E. coli contamination, retailers and restaurants were left scrambling to get romaine off their shelves and tables while also finding replacement solutions. Growers were left in an even hairier predicament as consumers began to question the safety of not only romaine, but also other leafy greens. Three months after being given the all-clear by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the...
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) presents Richard Stewart, General Manager and Director of Operation of Ristorante iRicchi. He is nominated for the Manager of the Year award for the 2019 RAMMY Awards Gala on June 30. The Manager of the Year award goes to a non-owner manager or general manager in the food service industry who displays the highest level of professionalism and leadership. This person must be an inspiration and mentor to all his/her co-workers displaying outstanding service, an excellent work ethic and a positive image.​...
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) presents Sabrine Marques, General Manager of PassionFish Bethesda. She is nominated for the Manager of the Year award for the 2019 RAMMY Awards Gala on June 30. The Manager of the Year award goes to a non-owner manager or general manager in the food service industry who displays the highest level of professionalism and leadership. This person must be an inspiration and mentor to all his/her co-workers displaying outstanding service, an excellent work ethic and a positive image.​ Name // Title // Bio Sabrine Marques, General...
Springtime recipe from 2019 RAMMYS New Restaurant of the Year Finalist Steamed Yujacha Cheesecake Souffle Recipe by Pastry Chef Pichet Ong, Spoken English Steamed Cakes Ingredients (Serves 6) ½ cup (4 oz) Sugar, plus more for lining ½ cup (4 oz ) All-Purpose Flour ¼ tsp Salt 1 cup (8 oz) Milk 1 cup (8 oz) Fromage Blanc ½ cup + 2 tbsp (5 oz) Lemon Juice 4 Egg Yolks 3 Egg Whites ¼ cup + 2 tbsp (2.5 oz) Yujacha Fresh Fruit (optional) DIRECTIONS - Spray 6 large (4-5oz) Asian tea cups with non-stick vegetable oil...
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) presents Dave Delaplaine, General Manager and Beer Director of Roofers Union. He is nominated for the Manager of the Year award for the 2019 RAMMY Awards Gala on June 30. The Manager of the Year award goes to a non-owner manager or general manager in the food service industry who displays the highest level of professionalism and leadership. This person must be an inspiration and mentor to all his/her co-workers displaying outstanding service, an excellent work ethic and a positive image.​ Name // Title...
Partnership Will Bring New and Innovative Catering Options, Including New Local DC Eats Brand WASHINGTON, April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Events DC and Aramark officially started their new food and beverage partnership this week at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. In their new role at the Convention Center as food and beverage provider, Aramark's first client is currently long-time Events DC's client, the Washington Area New Auto Dealers Association (WANADA), servicing the 2019 Washington Auto Show. Immediate changes under Aramark's new leadership...
National Restaurant Association  //  News The report identifies and analyzes the positive impacts and potential challenges coming in both tableservice and limited-service restaurants Find out what significant forces are impacting and shaping the restaurant industry, including the general US economy, workforce demographics, emerging technologies, and food and menu trends. The report analyzes the industry by service segment, customer preferences, and much more to identify the positive impacts and potential challenges coming in both tableservice and limited-service restaurants...
RAMW member restaurants welcome fans with Auto Show specials and promotions Washington, DC (April 5, 2019) – Events DC and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are excited to welcome the 2019 Washington Auto Show from April 5 – 14, 2019. The annual show marks a new era for Washington, DC‘s largest public show. The 2019 Washington Auto Show will stock the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with a fully stocked automotive showcase that many describe as “new-car heaven.” For a complete list of events, please...
Whether it’s a focus on employee health and well-being, advancing gender equity in the workplace, building community relationships or mentoring new talent: These restaurants aren’t just great—they’re also good. This exciting new list from the editors of Food & Wine will recognize the best restaurants to work for in the food and hospitality industry. If you work in a great restaurant or bar please nominate your company now for the 2020 Food & Wine Great Restaurants to Work For list. Click here to nominate your restaurant!
The two-day event featured policy updates from US Representatives and Senators, and conversations with political pundits. National Restaurant Association Nearly 600 industry leaders from 43 state restaurant associations converged on Capitol Hill for the National Restaurant Association’s 33rd Annual Public Affairs Conference in Washington, DC. The two-day event, titled “Serving America’s Future, recognized our Association’s 100th anniversary. It also featured updates from Representatives and Senators on key industry policies, conversations with political...
Acclaimed Restaurateur to be honored at the RAMMYS Capital Achievement Reception Washington, DC (April 1, 2019) — Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) today announced restaurateur Virginia Ali will be honored with the 2019 Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award at a reception on Monday, April 29 at 5pm. This is one of the twenty-one awards presented during the RAMMY Awards season and is named in honor of legendary Washington restaurateur Duke Zeibert. The honoree is selected by RAMW’s Executive Committee and recognizes an individual whose hard work and...
DC Brewery Reshapes Sales Team with New Members and Shift in Responsibilities Washington, DC — March 2019 — DC Brau is pleased to introduce its new sales team including Stephen Carnes as Head of Sales and Stephen Taylor, Sales Manager for the Maryland and Virginia region. Kayleigh Tanthorey remains as the brewery’s Business Development Manager. “We are thrilled to welcome both Stephens to the DC Brau family,” says CEO & Co-Founder Brandon Skall. “With Steve Carnes’ extensive experience on both the distributor and sales side of the beer business...
Today, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) Announced Its National Winners for the 2019 Restaurant Industry Awards, Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion, Community Service and Leadership in the Restaurant Industry   WASHINGTON, DC – March 28th, 2019 – Today, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced its national winners for the 2019 Restaurant Industry Awards, celebrating diversity and inclusion, community service and leadership in the restaurant industry.   The NRAEF honored the winners...
2019 James Beard Foundation Award Restaurant and Chef Finalists Announced At a ceremony at Hugo's by JBF Award winner Hugo Ortega in Houston, James Beard Foundation announced the 2019 finalists in their Restaurant and Chef, Media, and Restaurant Design categories. See the full list! The 2019 James Beard Awards Gala will take place on Monday, May 6, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The 2019 Leadership Awards will be held on Sunday, May 5 in Chicago, and the 2019 Media Awards will take place on Friday, April 26, at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City. Tickets are on...
By Sara Gilgore  – Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal A young D.C. startup on the heels of a win at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, wants to capitalize on that traction. District-based TwentyTables Inc., whose mobile and web platform gives people access to low-cost meals from local restaurants, is now looking to move beyond Greater Washington. That starts with a mid-six-figures friends and family extender round, “because of all the attention we’re getting out of South by Southwest, we don’t want to just jump at the...
By Rebecca Cooper  – Senior Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal Mar 21, 2019, 1:24pm EDT Arlington restaurant software platform MarginEdge Inc. has raised $2.5 million for its next round of growth, including from a venture firm and some familiar names in the D.C. restaurant industry.  The second seed round includes investments from Greg Casten of Nick’s, Tony & Joe’s and Ivy City Smokehouse; Geoff Tracy of the Chef Geoff’s Deluxe Hospitality Group; and Tim McLaughlin, founder of Caboose Brewery and GoTab...
James Beard Award–winning restaurateur Caroline Styne on collaboration and reinvention James Beard Foundation  //  by Rachel Tepper Paley   The James Beard Foundation is committed to supporting women in the food and beverage industry, from chefs and restaurateurs to entrepreneurs dreaming up new ways to make our food system more diverse, delicious, and sustainable. Our Women’s Leadership Programs (WLP), with founding support by Audi, provide training at multiple stages of an individual’s career, from pitching your brand to developing a...
James Beard Award–winning restaurateur Caroline Styne on collaboration and reinvention James Beard Foundation  //  by Rachel Tepper Paley   The James Beard Foundation is committed to supporting women in the food and beverage industry, from chefs and restaurateurs to entrepreneurs dreaming up new ways to make our food system more diverse, delicious, and sustainable. Our Women’s Leadership Programs (WLP), with founding support by Audi, provide training at multiple stages of an individual’s career, from pitching your brand to developing a...
Forbes  //  by Lizzy Saxe There was a time not so long ago when glorifying the horrific, systemic abuse culinary professionals suffer on a daily basis was not just cool, it was de rigueur for food writers. The first nonfiction book that truly captured my imagination was Heat by Bill Buford, a piece that worships Mario Batali and describes his worst behavior as so charming as to be harmless. Simultaneously exposing and celebrating the backward culture of the kitchen made Anthony Bourdain a household name, and Gabrielle Hamilton nostalgically ...
Supra will continue their Georgian Wine Wednesday series for the month of April. The theme is April Fool’s Day, and they will feature three of their most unexpected wines: Archil Guniava Tsolikouri-Tsitska-Krakhuna, 2015 – From Georgia’s less-developed western wine country, Archil makes light and drinkable whites and (barely) ambers. Archil’s wines are hand-bottled, hand-labelled, and handmade, the simple label belying a family tradition going back generations and hiding a not-so-simple wine. Pheasant’s Tears Mtsvane Pét-Nat (...

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