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Mayor Bowser Encourages Residents and Visitors to Celebrate the World Series at DC Restaurants

October 24, 2019
(WASHINGTON, DC) – With the World Series coming to Washington, DC this weekend, Events DC and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) are working with members from across the District to offer special World Series promotions and watch parties. In addition to encouraging fans and residents to use public transportation, to arrive at the ballpark early, to drink responsibly, and to cheer loudly, Mayor Bowser is also encouraging residents and visitors to support local businesses as they celebrate the Nationals and cheer the team on to victory. More information about select...Read more

DC Restaurants Welcome Washington Nationals Fans with 2019 World Series Commemorative Limited Releases, Themed Watch Parties & Specials

October 30, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – What a time to be a Washingtonian in the sports world – o ur hometown team can officially say # FIGHT FINISHED as the 2019 MLB World Series Champions, and the fun isn't over yet! With the 2019 Washington Nationals Championship Parade scheduled for this coming weekend to celebrate this historic occasion, Events DC and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members throughout the region's vibrant neighborhoods continue to show their support and Nationals' pride wearing/decking their businesses out in red and offering...

Apprenticeship Program to Heat Up Cooks’ Careers

October 15, 2019
Original Content c/o: National Restaurant Association The initiative will help cooks advance their careers and continue the industry's commitment to diversity inclusion. Restaurant cooks will now have an opportunity to advance their careers through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's new apprenticeship program. Armed with a grant for $450,000 from the Lumina Foundation , the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has introduced a new program that will teach adults the basic skills necessary to become professional cooks, create pathways to...

Introducing Marketplace from National Restaurant Association — Make the Most of Your Membership

October 10, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Your National Restaurant Association membership entitles you to discounts on great products and services. Visit our new Marketplace. The bottom line is top of mind for restaurant operators; any means they can find to reduce their operating costs is welcome. With this in mind, National Restaurant Association has created Marketplace , a new program that helps members purchase key restaurant-operation products and services at member-discounted prices. The Association, in partnership with vetted industry suppliers, has put together a suite of...

Tis the Season to Earn Rewards for Booking Holiday Soirées & Corporate Events Early

October 4, 2019
Make planning all your holiday parties & corporate gatherings a breeze: Choose from select award-winning Metropolitan area restaurants offering early booking specials when you take advantage of their expertly designed spaces ready to host your events with delicious food & cocktails or full-service catering options – contact their event teams today to start planning your next gathering! Toro Toro | DOWNTOWN / FRANKLIN SQUARE 1300 I Street NW, WDC 20005 // 202.628.9500 Instagram: @torotorodc | Facebook: @ToroToroDC | Twitter: @ToroToroDC Looking for a space to host your next...

MICHELIN Guide Washington, DC 2020 Selection

October 1, 2019
MICHELIN Guide // Washington, DC // October 1, 2019 Four new one-starred restaurants land in the nation’s capital. The selection for the MICHELIN Guide Washington, DC 2020 has been released, recognizing 18 starred establishments, four of which are new. “Our inspectors are especially impressed by the range and diversity of cuisine in Washington, DC, which reflects Washington’s culture as a global crossroads for governments and travelers,” says Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guide. “Of the four new one-star restaurants recognized in the...Read more

Pared, the Leading App Matching Restaurants With Skilled Workers On Demand, Now Live in Washington DC

September 24, 2019
Pared to Expand Across Major Cities Nationwide WASHINGTON, DC – September 24, 2019 – Today, Pared, the leading app matching restaurants with skilled workers on demand, announced that it is now live in the Washington D.C. market. Pared services restaurant and hospitality operators in the country’s biggest metropolitan areas - New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area and now, Washington D.C. Later this year, Pared will establish itself in additional major cities nationwide, including Philadelphia and Boston, with plans to continue expansion to other regions across the US...Read more

5 ways to improve a Food Safety Management System

September 16, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association For week 3 of National Food Safety Month, we're offering free tools on how to improve your restaurant’s Food Safety Management System. As week three of National Food Safety Month begins, the National Restaurant Association continues to offer free, downloadable tools and information to restaurateurs on the importance of improving your restaurant’s Food Safety Management System (FSMS). Every September, the Association takes advantage of National Food Safety Month to help operators reinforce the importance of food safety with...

Why the James Beart Foundation is Supporting & Cultivating Female Leaders

November 15, 2018
Original content c/o James Beard Foundation | Written by Katherine Miller Combating the gender gap at each stage of an individual’s career 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) presented by Audi, provide training at multiple stages of an individual’s career, from pitching your brand to developing a perspective and policy on human resources. As part of...

Why You Should Build Your Business wIth Self-Care in Mind

September 23, 2019
Original content c/o: James Beard Foundation Written by Stacy Carroll James Beard Foundation director of Impact programs Stacy Carroll explains why prioritizing self-care is an important part of building a strong business, and how we're integrating that philosophy into our Owning It program to help support hundreds of women entrepreneurs across the country. Photo: Clay Williams Over the last year, we’ve traveled to Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Phoenix with our Owning It program in support of emerging entrepreneurs, and we’ve heard from hundreds of women about what...