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These Programs Will Improve Your Restaurant's Retention Rate

February 28, 2020
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association ServSuccess and the Apprenticeship Program work well alone – and together – to help develop career paths for your restaurant employees. Here’s the difference between the two and how they can connect. Two great programs now exist to help foodservice operators attract and retain employees, and provide employees career development opportunities. We heard details about both during the Association’s Human Resources and Risk & Safety conference held mid-February and found out they’re ideally suited to be used in...

20 Restaurant Industry Opportunities for 2020

February 27, 2020
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association The Association’s annual State of the Restaurant Industry is out. Report highlights key avenues for growth for the coming year and beyond. People want to use restaurants. According to new data from the National Restaurant Association, heading into a new decade, pent-up demand for restaurants remains high. It’s also the 11th consecutive year of industry growth, and operators are interested in using all the tools at their disposal to stay top-of-mind with an evolving consumer base. The National Restaurant Association’s 2020...

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) Awarded $600,000 Grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

February 20, 2020
Funds will go towards implementing Restaurant Ready and apprenticeship programs in New Orleans and Louisiana Washington, DC — ( Feb. 20, 2020) — The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) was awarded $600,000 from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to implement and expand Restaurant Ready and hospitality apprenticeships in New Orleans and throughout the state of Louisiana. Restaurant Ready is a national program dedicated to helping young adults acquire the basic job and life skills necessary to pursue employment in the restaurant industry and jumpstart a...Read more

James Beard Foundation Announces 2020 Restaurant & Chef Semifinalists

February 26, 2020
NEW YORK, NY (February 26, 2020) – The James Beard Foundation announced today its list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists in advance of the 30th annual James Beard Awards Presented by Capital One . The prestigious group of semifinalists represents a wide collection of culinary talent, from exceptional chefs and dining destinations across twelve regions to the Best New Restaurant, Outstanding Bar Program, Outstanding Baker, and a Rising Star Chef 30 years of age or under. The full list of 2020 semifinalists can be reviewed at the end of the press release or directly at the James...Read more

Now Accepting 2020 District Sustainability Award Applications

February 25, 2020
Are you an environmental leader? Does your business operate sustainably? Is your organization working to buile an equitable #SustainableDC? The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) wants to recognize your environmental + community efforts and is now accepting applications for the 2020 District Sustainability Awards ! CATEGORIES Individual | Business | Organization | Clean Energy DC To apply, visit: DEADLINE: Friday, March 13, 2020Read more

DC Restaurants Help Kick Off 2020 Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic

February 11, 2020
Select RAMW member s welcome participants and attendees with exclusive tournament specials Washington, DC (February 11, 2020) – Events DC and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are excited to welcome 2020 Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic attendees to dine out at some of the DMV’s best restaurants from February 15 – 17, 2020 while visiting Washington, DC. The first Classic was held over Presidents’ Day weekend in 2007 with 144 teams registered. In 2019, the event accepted 968 teams, making it the largest youth volleyball...

Service Bar Announces 2nd Line-Up for 'FRIED' - A Monthly Fried Chicken Sandwich Series - Ft. Dynamic Husband + Wife Duo Chef Tiffany MacIsaac of Buttercream Bakeshop & Chef Kyle Bailey of The Salt Line - Beginning 2/5

February 5, 2020
‘The Top That’ Fried Chicken Sandwich to Debut Wednesday, February 5 th , 2020 5:00pm – C lose (WASHINGTON, DC) – The celebrated team behind Shaw’s beloved neighborhood cocktail bar Service Bar (926-928 U Street NW, WDC 20001; , 202.462.7232; IG @ServiceBarDC) is at it again announcing the second round of their popular monthly local fried chicken sandwich series – ‘FRIED’. Beginning today - Wednesday, February 5 th , 2020 - from 5:00pm until close – the talented team at Service Bar is continuing its creative twist on...Read more

Customers Love to Love You, Baby, Especially on Valentine’s Day

February 4, 2020
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Fun facts and quick tips to help make your restaurants a hit this holiday. Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, which could mean that one of your restaurant’s busy weekend nights just got busier. According to online reservationist OpenTable , Valentine’s Day is the most popular reservation day of the year. In fact, the company says its dinner reservation requests go up 500% on that day alone. What else do consumers want when dining out on Valentine’s Day? On average, customers book their dinner reservations...

Michelin Gives New ‘Green Clover’ Symbol to Sustainable Restaurants

February 3, 2020
Published by: Food & Wine Magazine Michelin is best known for its stars, but the guide features other symbols … and not just the obvious Plates and Bib Gourmands . Some examples include grapes, which signify a notable wine list, “three crimson rays,” which denote an interesting view, and a “patio parasol,” which means terrace dining. Now, another new symbol is joining the fray to highlight restaurants that are “embracing more sustainable gastronomy.” PHOTO: TOBIAS SCHWARZ/GETTY IMAGES The new literally and figuratively green pictogram —...Read more

Industry Professionals Share Stories for Black History Month

January 31, 2020
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association National Restaurant Association is celebrating Black History Month by talking with restaurant executives, none of whom knew that great careers awaited them in our industry. Each February, America celebrates Black History Month . During the month, National Restaurant Association honors the contributions of African-Americans who have helped shape and change our country and its businesses. The National Restaurant Association is highlighting the achievements of five execs – Pizza Ranch’s Sean Landrum, Brinker International’s...