IACC-Americas Names Jason Smith as USA Conference Centre Chef of the Year

The International Association of Conference Centres | February 3, 2014

Qualifies to Compete in 11th International Copper Skillet Competition (New York, NY) - February 3, 2014 - Jason Smith, head chef at Preston's restaurant at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg, VA was the winner of the US position in the IACC-Americas qualifying cook-off and the right to represent the United States at the International Association of Conference Centres' 11th annual Copper Skillet Cooking Competition. The event was held at The Heldrich Hotel & Conference Center in New Brunswick, NJ on January 24. Other chefs from IACC chapters in North America, Europe, and Australia Asia-Pacific will j...

Better Managed F&B Inventory at Quail Hollow Club Thanks to Clear Sky F&B Inventory Control Software

Clear Sky Software | January 28, 2014

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - January 28, 2014 - One of Clear Sky Software's newest customers is the prestigious Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. Clear Sky's system controls and keeps track of all food and beverage inventories at Quail Hollow. Late in 2013 Clear Sky FOOD & BEVERAGE was implemented and training was provided to staff members in purchasing, accounting, restaurant, kitchen areas and club house. Additional features installed at Quail Hollow include Clear Sky's interfaces to FreshPoint, Sysco and US Foods. Quail Hollow Club, located in booming South Charlotte, is a busy club with an extensive F&B inventor...

Clear Sky Software Manages Beverage Inventory at the Country Club of Naples

Clear Sky Software | January 21, 2014

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - January 21, 2014 - Clear Sky Software, no stranger among hotel F&B departments, is quickly expanding in the Country Club market. The company announced today that the prestigious Country Club of Naples in Naples, Florida installed Clear Sky's beverage product perpetual inventory system called Clear Sky BEVERAGE. On a daily basis, Clear Sky BEVERAGE helps management track and control all beverage inventories located in storage rooms, outlets, and banquet areas. As a bonus, Clear Sky BEVERAGE integrates with CCN's club management software provided by Jonas Club Software. This integration allows Clear Sky pro...

Video: What’s Hot Culinary Forecast Predicts Locally Sourced Food as Top Menu Trend of 2014

National Restaurant Association | December 4, 2013

National Restaurant Association survey of professional chefs also shows environmental sustainability and healthful kids' menu as top trends Washington, D.C., December 03, 2013 — The National Restaurant Association (NRA) each year prepares its What's Hot culinary forecast of menu trends for the coming year. The NRA surveyed nearly 1,300 professional chefs – members of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) – to find which food and beverage items will be hot trends on restaurant menus in 2014. Top 10 food trends for 2014: Locally sourced meats and seafood Locally grown produce Environmental sustainability Healthful kids' meals...

The Dishes, Drinks & Digs That Will Be Breaking Down Barriers in 2014; AF&Co’s Annual Trends Report

Andrew Freeman & Co. | November 20, 2013

Now in its seventh year, AF&Co's annual trends report has become an industry standard in anticipating market demand and consumer feedback. Compiled from extensive research, the report is intended as a guide to help operators prepare for the coming year. New this year, the AF&Co.'s team of trendologists is introducing the Trends Index – a matrix featuring their top "food calls" for the upcoming year, from the next mutant morsel to predicting the new bacon. "This year's trends are about the experiential," says Freeman. "As technology continues to infuse every aspect of our lives, clientele are looking for deeper personal con...

12 Hottest Food & Beverage Trends For Restaurants And Hotel Dining For 2014 + 30 Buzzwords

Michael Whiteman | November 5, 2013

by Michael Whiteman Consultants Baum+Whiteman say that concepts of luxury thread through top dining trends: tasting menus running $1,000 for two, haute chicken priced like steak, upscale food halls, bespoke spices ... even theatrical and sci-fi effects changing the global dining scene by bombarding customers' senses. Department stores jumping back into the restaurant biz. Hipster Asian and Jewish fusion getting traction. Smart money placing bets on better-for-you dining. Tasting menus trickling into mid-price markets. Flocks of beverage trends from fast food to cocktail lounges. Taking another look at Mid-East food trends. Baum+Whiteman...

Benchmark Hospitality Names Bobby Moore Recipient of the Bob Zappatelli Award, Culinary Excellence

Willows Lodge | September 18, 2013

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, September 2013 ... Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading US-based hospitality management company, has announced Executive Chef Bobby Moore as the recipient of the 2013 Bob Zappatelli Award for Culinary Excellence. Bobby Moore is executive chef at Willows Lodge, a Personal Luxury Hotel® located in Woodinville, Washington, near Seattle. Benchmark Hospitality established the Award in 2009 in honor of Mr. Zappatelli, the company's first vice president of food & beverage and a noted chef, who passed away suddenly during that year. The award is given annually to a member of the Benchmark Hospitali...

Benchmark Hospitality International Shares The Top Dining Trends for 2013

September 12, 2013

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, September 2013 ... Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company with two distinctive portfolios of properties, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® and Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels®, has just released its Top Dining Trends for 2013. The trends were observed by Benchmark's executive chefs and culinary experts at the company's 39 luxury hotels, resorts and restaurants coast to coast and off shore. These range from the luxurious Bardessono in Napa Valley to the landmark Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu's North Shore to the extraordinary ONE Bal Harbour Resort &...

New Study Of Traveler Eating Interests Shows Promoting Culinary Activities Can Pay Off

Mandala Research | August 29, 2013

Almost A Third of Travelers Choose Destinations Based on Eating Opportunities WASHINGTON -- A new study of traveler behavior reveals that the way to tourists' wallets may be through their stomachs. Conducted by the travel market research firm Mandala Research and sponsored by the World Food Travel Association and other tourism organizations, the study shows that almost a third (30%) deliberately choose destinations based on the availability of activities related to local food and drink, whether it's a beer or wine festival, a farmers market, or a farm to table experience. "For 'deliberate' culinary travelers, the availability culinary a...

Iowa Hotel Installs Clear Sky Software’s Beverage Inventory Management System

Des Moines Marriott Downtown | August 15, 2013

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - August 15, 2013 - Clear Sky Software, Inc. ® announced today that the Des Moines Marriott Downtown in Des Moines, Iowa has installed its beverage inventory management software. This beautiful downtown hotel chose Clear Sky Software to help control all beer, liquor and wine inventory. Called Clear Sky BEVERAGE, this system is a comprehensive, perpetual inventory system that tracks and controls all beverage products. Functions include purchasing, receiving, outlet transfers/issues/returns and physical inventory. In addition, The Des Moines Marriott installed Clear Sky's interface to the Micros® POS system thu...

TrustYou Expands Into Restaurant Space Bringing Its 360-Degree Approach to ORM to Culinary World

TrustYou | August 15, 2013

Superior Semantic Technology Covers Over a Dozen Sites - From Yelp! to OpenTable - & Social Media to Deliver Increased Customer Intelligence, Feedback Trends & Ease of Response Dallas, USA and Munich, Germany - August 15, 2013 -TrustYou, an online reputation management (ORM) market leader specializing in the hospitality industry, has expanded into the restaurant space. Bringing its 360-degree solution to aggregating and analyzing increasingly important online reviews and social media content to the culinary world, TrustYou's holistic approach delivers superior semantic analysis and a proven track record of increasing reviews, di...

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