Aid group asks U.S. restaurants to raise funds for Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen

Participants are donating $1 to the humanitarian organization for every drink they sell. World Central Kitchen lost seven aid workers in Gaza earlier this month.


Martha Stewart: ‘Restaurants are one of the hardest businesses on earth’

The legendary businesswoman and multimedia maven discussed her career reinventions and plans for the future in a wide-ranging chat at Restaurant Leadership Conference.

Winners of the James Beard Foundation restaurant and chef awards will be named on June 10. Ruth Reichl was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award and The LEE Initiative was named Humanitarian of the Year.

The humanitarian organization, founded by the chef and restaurateur in 2010, said it would soon make decisions about its future relief efforts in the region.

The Copenhagen chef’s “holistic cuisine” merges science, gastronomy, performance art, societal issues and storytelling in a restaurant designed to look like a planetarium.

Staff members at the high-end restaurant will finally be able to experience the civilian joys of a Saturday and Sunday off, doing things that non-restaurant people do.

Marketing Bites: Not wanting to miss out on a marketing opportunity that won’t come around again for 20 years, big chains and indies are getting in on the celestial action.

Chef-owner Sara Bradley created a restaurant in Paducah, Kentucky, that’s a mecca for both guests and staff.

Once the domain of newspapers and magazines, restaurant criticism has spread to social media, where both reviewers and reviewees have the potential to become viral superstars.

Mi ’N Tea owner Kim Dieu had little time to create promos herself, so she turned to a new tool from POS provider SpotOn for help.

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