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February 26, 2020
Press Release | Version 2020 marks the beginning of a new generation of benchmarking, recognition and transparency SEATTLE, Feb. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- During the opening plenary of its annual conference, a gathering of more than 1,000 food distributors, manufacturers and safety professionals, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) announced the newest edition of its Benchmarking...
February 26, 2020
Members in the News | Wine Bar Brings Together Big Names and Distinctive Features in Navy Yard WASHINGTON, DC (February 26, 2020) – Maxwell Park, a 46-seat wine bar, to open March 2nd, 2020. Located on 4th St. SE between Tingey and Water Streets SE in Navy Yard, Maxwell Park is the brainchild of award-winning sommelier Brent Kroll. The first location in Shaw was named “Wine Bar of the ...
February 26, 2020
Press Release | NEW YORK, NY (February 26, 2020) – The James Beard Foundation announced today its list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists in advance of the 30th annual James Beard Awards Presented by Capital One. The prestigious group of semifinalists represents a wide collection of culinary talent, from exceptional chefs and dining destinations across twelve regions to the Best New...
February 25, 2020
Press Release | Are you an environmental leader? Does your business operate sustainably? Is your organization working to buile an equitable #SustainableDC? The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) wants to recognize your environmental + community efforts and is now accepting applications for the 2020 District Sustainability Awards! CATEGORIES Individual | Business | Organization | Clean Energy DC...
February 21, 2020
Press Release | (WASHINGTON, DC) – February 21, 2020 – How businesses sell, serve, and transport alcohol is changing. Four alcohol laws — introduced and signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser — focused on boosting access to DC-made products, fostering creativity and collaboration, creating parity within the manufacturing landscape, and alleviating administrative burdens for...
February 20, 2020
Press Release | Funds will go towards implementing Restaurant Ready and apprenticeship programs in New Orleans and Louisiana Washington, DC — (Feb. 20, 2020) — The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) was awarded $600,000 from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to implement and expand Restaurant Ready and hospitality apprenticeships...
February 18, 2020
Press Release | Jessup, MD – (February 18, 2020) – Stanley Pearlman Enterprises Inc. is pleased to announce that after more than 21 years with the company, Jonathan Pearlman has been promoted to President of Congressional Seafood Company. Congressional Seafood Co, which provides the mid-Atlantic region with high-quality seafood products, is a division of Stanley Pearlman Enterprises, Inc....
February 7, 2020
Members in the News | WASHINGTON, DC – (Friday, February 7, 2020) – Celebrated Daikaya Group partners Yama Jewayni, Katsuya Fukushima, and Daisuke Utagawa are thrilled to announce the opening of their fifth restaurant in the District - Tonari (at 707 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001; 202.289.8900) - meaning ‘next door’ or ‘neighbor’. Opening today - Friday, February...
February 5, 2020
Members in the News | ‘The Top That’ Fried Chicken Sandwich to Debut Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 5:00pm – Close  (WASHINGTON, DC) – The celebrated team behind Shaw’s beloved neighborhood cocktail bar Service Bar (926-928 U Street NW, WDC 20001; www.servicebardc.com, 202.462.7232; IG @ServiceBarDC) is at it again announcing the second round of their...
February 3, 2020
News | Published by: Food & Wine Magazine Michelin is best known for its stars, but the guide features other symbols … and not just the obvious Plates and Bib Gourmands. Some examples include grapes, which signify a notable wine list, “three crimson rays,” which denote an interesting view, and a “patio parasol,” which means terrace dining. Now, another new symbol is...
February 3, 2020
News | Published by: Restaurant Business Magazine (online) The recommendations closely follow the best practices for containing norovirus.  The National Restaurant Association has issued recommendations for helping restaurant operators protect customers and employees from coronavirus, the potentially lethal infection that has spread from China to the United States. Photograph:...
January 31, 2020
News | Don't Let DC Government Fine You Stay in Compliance with New Paid Family Leave Law by Posting Required Employee Notice On July 1, 2020, the DC Paid Family Leave program will launch and at that time District employees would be able to apply to the DC government for paid family leave benefits for qualifying parental, family, and medical events. Under the Universal Paid Leave Act, all DC...
January 30, 2020
News | WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2020 -- The National Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation today announced their 2020 board officers and directors. Melvin Rodrigue, president and CEO of Galatoire's Restaurants, will serve as chair of the National Restaurant Association Board of Directors, and Stan Harris, president...
January 23, 2020
News | - Diners to enjoy order transparency and time savings - Restaurants to see increased order volume, revenue and staff efficiency Grubhub, the nation's leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace, today launched its Ultimate technology, a revolutionary, first-of-its-kind proprietary hardware and software solution that integrates all restaurant ordering channels...
January 16, 2020
News | 5W Public Relations, one of the 15 largest independently-owned PR firms in the US, has determined that dining out, travel and experiences rank at the top of the list as the category consumers are most likely to splurge on, as determined by their 2020 Consumer Culture Report. The survey showed that Dining Out and Travel/Experiences ranked first and second respectively across all...

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