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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...

MICHELIN Guide Washington, DC 2020 Bib Gourmands

September 23, 2019
MICHELIN Guide // Washington, DC // September 23, 2019 Ten restaurants have joined the ranks in this year’s selection. The selection for the MICHELIN Guide Washington, DC 2020 Bib Gourmands has been announced, featuring a grand total of 44 restaurants. Up from 39 in 2019, this year’s addition features 10 new restaurants. Bib Gourmand restaurants are selected by MICHELIN’s inspectors because they serve high-quality food available at a reasonable price. “Chef Tim Ma’s love letter to his parents is honest, heartfelt and posted on each menu,” state MICHELIN...Read more

DMPED Opens "Great Streets Small Business Grants" Applications

September 23, 2019
The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) welcomes submissions from eligible small businesses seeking to improve their place of business through this capital improvement grant program. Purpose : The purpose of the Great Streets Initiative is to transform certain designated emerging commercial corridors into thriving, walkable, and inviting neighborhood experiences. The Great Streets Initiative does this by supporting existing businesses, attracting new businesses, increasing the District’s tax base, and creating new job opportunities for District...Read more

US Department of Labor Awards National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation $4.5 Million to Train Justice-Involved Young Adults for Restaurant Jobs

July 15, 2019
WASHINGTON -- July 15, 2019 / PRNewswire / -- The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today it has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the US Department of Labor (USDOL) to develop pathways from the justice system to employment for young adults. The grant is the largest in the history of the NRAEF and will launch the Foundation's HOPES program (Hospitality Opportunities for People (re)Entering Society). The $4.5 Million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will support the NRAEF’s launch of HOPES – Hospitality Opportunities for People...Read more