Food Trucks, Mobile Restaurants and Food Carts are hot!
One of the hottest trends in food and restaurants is Food Trucks and Food Carts.The big appeal to chefs and restaurateurs for these mobile eateries is the ability to start up with much less capital than a brick and mortar location and open more quickly.If a location does not work out just jump in the driver’s seat or snap the cart on the hitch and find a new one. Do a quick Tweet and update your Facebook Fan page and your loyal customers know where to find you. Having mobile kitchen allows you to do different locations on different days, and even times of the day, allowing you to go where your customers are.
The Mother of all Days
by Chef Leonard W. Elias CEC
Its 4 am, as I sit here drinking my coffee, surfing the net, clipping recipes and gearing up for the “Mother of all Days” all I can say is that I am glad I have a place to go. Yes today will be crazy, at last count we were up to 670 reservations for Mothers Day Brunch. It is what we do and under the right circumstance can actually be fun and challenging. Last night I had two weddings and a full day of regular serviced meals, so prep for today actually started on Wednesday. It sounds like a Christmas carol, 12 beef tenderloins, 11 boxes of shrimp, 10 roast turkeys, 9 legs of lamb, you get the rest.
Vacationing In Paris - Finding the Best Neighborhood For Your Stay
If you are planning a trip to Paris, you will find an overwhelming number of luxury hotels, inns, hostels and even private apartments available for rental in almost every neighborhood. The most important factor to consider is the location. The perfect location will depend on individual preferences. Visitors will often hear the terms "Left Bank" and "Right Bank" regarding Paris neighborhoods, referring to the southern and northern sides of the Seine River, respectively. Here are some districts (or arrondissements) to consider for your stay.
Food shopping in Recessions - Why Can't Healthy Food be Affordable?
Global food prices have been volatile for a couple of years now, leaving shoppers to make an uncomfortable choice between the cost of their shopping in a recession and buying healthy, natural foods.
So how have food shopping habits changed over this period? What has been the impact on the growing trend for natural, healthier foods and can anything be done to make food prices less volatile?
Oil price rises in early 2008 had a major impact on food prices - both because of the increased costs to farmers of producing them, plus increased costs of packaging materials and of transporting to the shops.
Winner of NRA Show® Hot Chef Challenge 2010 to Cook Alongside Chef/Restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson
National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show 2010 to feature impressive lineup of international culinary stars
(CHICAGO; May 6, 2010)— Palm Beach, Fla-based Jeremy Hanlon and Food Network’s “Chopped” has been selected the winner of the NRA Show® Hot Chef Challenge 2010, the National Restaurant Association announced today. A feature of of the Association’s annual Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, this year’s NRA Show Hot Chef Challenge invites professional chefs and home cooks to submit a short video of themselves preparing their favorite recipe using fresh produce and any other ingredients for their chance at culinary stardom. Hanlon’s winning video featured him preparing achiote accented cobia “sous vide” with local oranges, fennel and scallion, served with toasted organic quinoa and fresh basil.
World Culinary Showcase at NRA Show 2010
Celebrity Chefs and New Menu Ideas From Around the Globe Take Center Stage in World Culinary Showcase at NRA Show 2010
2010 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show® attendees will also have a chance to win tickets to Hollywood premiere of “Eat, Pray, Love”
(Chicago) Some of the most celebrated chefs and culinary innovators from around the globe will show off their skills at the world’s largest restaurant industry trade show this spring. This year’s NRA Show® will feature the brand-new World Culinary Showcase, where attendees experience high-energy, interactive cooking demonstrations and find the information and inspiration to create fun, flavorful and nutritious menu ideas. NRA Show 2010 will be held May 22-25 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
“The World Culinary Showcase, running throughout NRA Show 2010, will feature world-class chefs and culinary experts demonstrating great recipes and techniques to help increase profits and customer satisfaction,” said Ira Cohn, Convention Chair for NRA Show 2010 and President of ARAMARK Business and Industry Group. “It is sure to be an exciting event that will provide a host of ideas and inspiration.”