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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

Shenandoah Gem Three Blacksmiths Announces Exclusive New Year’s Eve Dinner

September 17, 2019
Three Blacksmiths restaurant in Sperryville, VA is ringing in 2020 with a very special New Year’s Eve Celebration and the only way to grab a table for this exclusive evening is by helping Wakefield Country Day School (WCDS). Three Blacksmiths will be offering all tables on December 31, 2019 at 8:00pm exclusively to the highest bidders with 100% of the proceeds benefiting WCDS in Huntly, Virginia. Three Blacksmith owners, Diane and John MacPherson, have a personal connection to WCDS and have seen firsthand the positive impact the school has made in their family and community. With just...Read more

Celebrating the Hispanic Culture’s Impact on the Restaurant Industry

September 15, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association For Hispanic Heritage Month, National Restaurant Association is profiling several Hispanic industry standouts who have enriched the way food is prepared and restaurants are run. The richness of our industry comes from the richness of the cultures that make it up. As National Hispanic Heritage Month begins, the Association connected with several of our industry professionals — board members, celebrities and entrepreneurs — who were raised in Hispanic cultures and who have enriched the way food is prepared and how restaurants are...

The Rachel Ray Foundation Offers High Schools Chance to Bring the Nation's Top Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management Program to Their Students

September 12, 2019
$375,000 IN “PROSTART GROW GRANTS” WILL HELP DESERVING HIGH SCHOOLS ADD PROSTART TO THEIR CURRICULUM OR IMPROVE THEIR EXISTING PROSTART PROGRAMS - APPLY NOW HERE WASHINGTON, DC – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 – ProStart high schools across the country will have the chance to win up to $375,000 in funding to build or grow classrooms to educate the next generation of restaurant leaders with help from The Rachael Ray Foundation (RRF). Through The Rachael Ray Foundation Grow Grant, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) will provide funding for...Read more

Award-Winning Chef Kwame Onwuachi to Host "Late Night African Market" to Celebrate Kith/Kin's 2-Year Anniversary

September 11, 2019
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Honoring the essence and heritage of West Africa's unique and diverse culture and cuisine, Kith/Kin at the InterContinental Washington DC - The Wharf (801 Wharf Street SW, Washington, DC 20024; www.KithandKinDC.com ; (202) 878-8566; @KithandKinDC) will be transformed into a vibrant night market on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 from 8PM to midnight in celebration of the award-winning Afro-Caribbean restaurant's 2-year anniversary. The interactive and enlightening evening will be accentuated with stunning waterfront views of the Potomac River on The Wharf,...Read more

Le Diplomate Joins “Celebrate Logan” VIP Line Up

September 5, 2019
DC Restaurant Tour Supports Homeless Neighbors WASHINGTON – N Street Village today announced that Le Diplomate, along with Chicken+Whiskey, Supra, and Milk Bar, will join the VIP restaurant line up at the sixth annual “Celebrate Logan” on Sat. Sept. 14. Presented by TRR Sotheby’s International Realty, the self-guided D.C. restaurant tour of Logan Circle and the 14th Street Northwest corridor will allow participants to visit some of the city’s top restaurants while supporting their neighbors at N Street Village, the district’s largest nonprofit serving...Read more

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