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For the foodie on your list this year, be sure to take a look at some of these items that are sure to impress! Gift Recommendation from ROCKLANDS Barbeque and Grilling Company ROCKLANDS BBQ Lover Gift Box Where to Buy: Online or In Store Hear ye, hear ye, holiday shoppers! This is the present you need for the cook in your life: The ROCKLANDS BBQ Lover Gift Box. They’ve assembled four of their most-popular sauces and rubs into a snug kraft-paper box. Really, all you need to add is the bow! Set includes: Rocklands Original Barbeque Sauce — vegetarian and gluten-free, so...
If done properly, delivery can pay off big for a restaurant. In order to capitalize on this new revenue stream, restaurants should have a well thought out delivery strategy. In a world where consumers are increasingly turning to an on-demand lifestyle, restaurants are seeing a rise in demand for food delivery. Strategy firm Pentallect published a 2018 study that found the third-party delivery industry is slated to grow 13.5 percent annually, compared to the predicted 3 percent growth rate for the restaurant industry overall. The growth in demand...
The fifth location of Pizzeria Paradiso will open for business on Monday, December 3 at 11:00 a.m. in Washington, DC’s Spring Valley neighborhood at 4850 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. Credited with introducing the Washington area to Neapolitan-style pizza more than 25 years ago, chef and owner Ruth Gresser’s latest outpost will boast a DC-centric beer and cider list from beverage director Drew McCormick. Eric Gronning of Gronning Architects designed the 179-seat restaurant including the largest outdoor space of all the pizzeria’s locations. Widely recognized for an...
James Beard Foundation Bear Bites  //  by Maggie Borden Picture the platonic ideal of a Thanksgiving table: a mammoth turkey stands center stage, surrounded with a smorgasbord of sides, with a plethora of pies and sweets waiting in the wings. Unfortunately, unless you're feeding a small army, this tableau is destined to linger past the holiday meal, in the form of leftovers and food waste. So how to tackle the Turkey Day challenge of overabundance? We tasked the chefs who contributed to our latest cookbook, Waste Not: How to Get the Most from Your Food, to come up...
Foodservice Monthly  //  December/January 2018-2019 Issue) It was a beautiful evening on November 14 at DC’s RPM Italian Restaurant as Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s education foundation, Educated Eats, honored three incredible women for their dedication and leadership in the areas of workforce development, community support, and job training across the region. The 2018 Educated Eats Culinary Visionary Award honorees are: Donna Cooper, President of Pepco, an Exelon Company; Chef Ris Lacoste of RIS Restaurant; Iris Wilson, Career and Technical...
Food Safety  //  Nov 20, 2018 In light of today’s announcement by government health agencies in the U.S. and Canada of an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine, a group of produce industry associations (listed below) is relying on producers and retail/restaurant customers to support the government health agency advisories and is urging an industry-wide voluntary withdrawal of all romaine currently in marketing channels and held in inventory.   Food safety is our top priority. We must take swift action to protect consumers by stopping shipment of romaine...
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation(NRAEF) sponsored the 15th Annual Capital Food Fight, hosted by DC Central Kitchen (DCCK), the nation’s first and leading community kitchen and partner of the Foundation’s Restaurant Ready job skills program. The NRAEF’s sponsorship funded a scholarship for a DCCK graduate to continue his or her culinary education. This year’s winner was Christine Bates, a graduate from Class 112, who also received training from the NRAEF’s Restaurant Ready curriculum. The event drew more than 1,000 guests...
The Spoon  //  by Chris Albrecht After months of municipal pageants, rampant speculation and rumors, Amazon has finally and officially picked Arlington, Virginia and New York City to house the company’s two new headquarters. Amazon also said it will also be building out a new Operations Center of Excellence in Nashville, TN. There will be plenty of breathless coverage over the news: why those cities were chosen and what it means for housing prices in each location. But for our purposes here at The Spoon, let’s focus on what the new locations could mean for...
Amazon to invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarters, and announces Nashville as new Operations Center of Excellence with more than 5,000 jobs. View Amazon's Official Announcement Amazon today announced that we have selected New York City and Arlington, Virginia, as the locations for our new headquarters. Amazon will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarters locations, with more than 25,000 employees each in New York City and Arlington. The new locations will join Seattle as the company’s...
Celebrate the season of giving by volunteering at Safeway's Feast of Sharing to help those who are in need! This FREE Thanksgiving Meal is served by dedicated volunteers like you to nearly 5,000 members in our community. We need help in the days leading up to the event as well as on the day of the event.   Requirements: All advance food prep volunteers must be 18 or older. All volunteers at Safeway Feast of Sharing event on Wednesday must be age 12 or older. Each volunteer MUST register individually for each shift they which to participate in. If a group...
RAMW members invite diners to skip the stress of cooking & feast at some of DC’s best restaurants or enjoy fully catered spreads in the comfort of your own home this Thanksgiving Washington, DC (November 8, 2018) – Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are excited for the holiday season and invite diners to take the stress out of Thanksgiving with festive prefixed menus and catering or take out options available from some of DC’s best restaurants. Read on for a complete list of participating restaurants offering turkey day...
Help get fresh, local, nutritious food onto the tables of your neighbors in need this Thanksgiving by donating to FRESHFARM’s annual FRESH Food Drive! The FRESH Food Drive is an important part of the nonprofit’s work with their gleaning partners: emergency food assistance organizations in FRESHFARM’s farmers market neighborhoods who collect leftover produce from markets each week to feed to those in need. Through the FRESH Food Drive, FRESHFARM uses donations from shoppers and community members to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, and turkeys from local farmers for our...
Local nonprofit sponsors as curator partner, will participate in Education Conference and other key events Washington, DC, Nov. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is proud to announce its participation in the DMV’S first-of-its-kind Black Restaurant Week. The weeklong celebration began Sunday, November 4th and continues through Sunday, November 11th. The event will bring black restaurant owners, managers, chefs, caterers, thought leaders and financiers into one room to discuss options for entrepreneurial ventures...
On Wednesday evening, December 5th, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB) is hosting its first-ever Lighting the Way Gala at the Embassy of France.  The event will promote braille literacy and technology programs for children who are blind or visually impaired. Our featured guest is Chef Christine Ha, Season 3 winner of Gordon Ramsey’s MasterChef (FOX). Christine, who is blind, is planning to share her amazing story, provide a cooking demonstration, and collaborate with Café Descartes, the in-house caterer at the Embassy, to offer a...
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, announced today that the Walter E. Washington Convention Center has won the 2018 Prevue Visionary Gold Award and was named the best convention center in the Northeast. Prevue’s meeting and incentive planner audience and Advisory Board voted for winners in 30 categories to acknowledge the top destinations, hotels and resorts, cruise lines, destination management organizations and airlines serving the industry. This is the first year a category for convention centers was added, specifically recognizing...
Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington is proud to support Small Business Saturday®, which unites communities to support businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It’s a holiday shopping tradition founded by American Express that celebrates all types of small businesses, from corner stores to food trucks to online boutiques. Your business is important to us, and we want to help it grow. Participating in Small Business ...
In the restaurant industry, filling shifts⎼and keeping them filled⎼is vital to the success of your business. When you don’t have ample staff to help prep and cook food, bus and wait tables and clean dishes, your customer experience can suffer. So what can businesses do when they have a last-minute callout and the dinner rush starts in less than an hour? Businesses in the D.C. metro area are leaning on Snag Work, an on-demand mobile platform providing front-and-back of house staff to employers in need.   Founded in Richmond, Va., in 2016 and introduced to the D.C. metro area...
Washington, DC (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation(NRAEF) is proud to announce its participation in the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership, connecting military spouses with more than 390 partner employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses in portable careers. The NRAEF officially joined the partnership on Oct. 16, 2018, at the annual Induction Ceremony held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va. The partnership launched on June 29,...
New Fall Cocktail Menu Brings Artful Classics Made with Sustainable Ingredients to Dupont Circle Bar Scene WASHINGTON, DC – Urbana, the modern Italian restaurant and bar located in the heart of Dupont Circle, is proud to announce the addition of Lauren Mathews as lead bartender. Mathews joins Urbana from The Commoner at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh, bringing over seven years of bartending experience, a passion for heartfelt hospitality, and a commitment to sustainable bar practices. About Lauren A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Lauren Mathews began her hospitality career...
Roofers Union, Jug & Table Introduce Fall Flavors to Dinner and Wine Menus Guests Can Pair ‘Fall of Rhône’ Wines with Dishes Starring Seasonal Ingredients Washington, DC – Adams Morgan gathering places and sister restaurants Roofers Union and Jug & Table (2446 18th Street NW; 202-232-7663) today announced new culinary and wine menus inspired by the autumn season. Executive Chef Jenn Flynn and Bar Manager and Wine Director Ezra Rosenberg drew inspiration from the rustic flavors of fall to create seasonal...
SmartBrief // by Emily Crowe Blockchain has been a huge buzzword in and out of the food industry in recent years. While it’s easy to simply equate the technology with Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, it actually holds huge promise for several other applications. In fact, grocers and restaurants alike are dipping their toes into blockchain technology to find ways to improve transparency, quality and food safety. What is blockchain? At its core, blockchain is “a public register in which transactions between two users belonging to the same network are stored in a secure,...
Saval Foodservice is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Plante as their new Corporate Chef. Ken brings a dynamic, innovative energy to the food service business and their customers. Saval Foodservice, is the largest local broad line foodservice distributor in Maryland celebrating 86 years of serving the Mid-Atlantic region. Ken will work at customer’s locations as well as in their state of the art culinary center at Saval Foodservice for one on one consultation and developing menu ideas. “We are thrilled to have Ken on our team to collaborate with our clients and...
WASHINGTON, DC – October 16, 2018 – Today, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) and Educated Eats will celebrate the arrival of the NRAEF’s high school culinary and restaurant management program, ProStart, to the District of Columbia.   The celebration will kick off at the Educated Eats “Sips & Bites” press conference and benefits event for culinary and hospitality education held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade...
PROSTART® TRAINS THE NEXT GENERATION OF CULINARY LEADERS, PROVIDING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR DC YOUTH WASHINGTON (October 11, 2018) — Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) and its education foundation, Educated Eats, are pleased to announce the return of a nationally acclaimed program aimed at cultivating the next generation of local culinary and hospitality management leaders in DC. ProStart®, a National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) program that prepares high school students for...
RAMW members invite diners to celebrate the holiday season at some of DC’s best restaurants with exclusive booking specials and promotions for private dining Washington, DC (October 11, 2018) – Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are excited for the holiday season, and invite diners to book their next holiday party, special occasion dinner, corporate events, and so much more in expertly designed spaces that serve deliciously curated festive fare and cocktails to take the hassle out of planning. For a complete list of participating...

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