Foodservice News & Trends

Breaking news for the full foodservice equipment and supplies distribution channel. Includes information on dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators spanning leadership changes, mergers and acquisitions, trends, data and much more.

NSF Issues Call for Entries for 2011 Food Safety Leadership Awards

NSF is collecting nominations for its 2011 Food Safety Leadership Awards which recognize excellence in food safety and encourage individuals to continually develop advancements that raise the level of foodservice food safety for the consuming public. Entries are due February 1, 2011.

Dubey Joins Centerplate Team

Michael Dubey, a 30-year veteran of the foodservice industry, is the newest member of the Centerplate team.

Chefs Identify Leading Trends for 2011

Heading into 2011, the top three operational trends will be mobile food trucks and pop-up restaurants, restaurants with gardens, and social media marketing, according to a National Restaurant Association Survey of more than 1,500 professional chefs that are members of the American Culinary Federation. Key menu trends for 2011, according to the study, include local and hyper-local sourcing, healthy children's meals, sustainable seafood, and gluten-free cuisine.


CHART Names Amos President

Mike Amos has become the 40th president of CHART, the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers.

Brinker Announces Pair of Management Changes

Brinker International, Inc. welcomes restaurant industry veteran Ian Baines to its management team and promotes Carin Stutz.