Patricia Cobe

Senior Editor

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Pat plans and executes several sections of Restaurant Business magazine, including food and beverage trends, Menu R&D, profiles of chefs and restaurateurs, and marketing and lifestyle features. She also contributes to the magazine’s website and is editor of the e-newsletter, Recipedia. Pat came to RB from Mr. Food’s EasyCooking, a Hearst publication, where she was Executive Editor. Prior to that, she contributed to Ladies’ Home Journal, Women’s Day, Good Housekeeping and other consumer magazines.

Pat is the co-author of the Mompreneurs series of books as well as two cookbooks. She graduated from Cornell University and earned a Masters in Journalism from Boston University. She is currently on the Board of IFEC (International Foodservice Editorial Council). Previously, she served on the James Beard Journalism Committee and was on the Board of Les Dames d’Escoffier New York.

Articles by
Patricia Cobe

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What’s next on the delivery front?

Experts share what the future of off-premise partnerships may look like.


Earth Day is impetus for zero-waste initiatives

These operators are revving up efforts to reduce waste this week.

Here’s how to lure celebrants for the annual Mexican-themed fest on May 5.

Olivier Poirot will assume leadership of the contract company in North America.

Operators are ramping up training to meet customers’ current eating preferences.

Cannabis fans can celebrate the day with themed menu items at limited-service spots.

Women in the restaurant industry are advancing in their careers, but what’s next?

Restaurants are looking at delivery’s playbook to update the process. But not all the same rules apply.

Limited-time offers that differentiate the menu scored high with consumers.

Technomic offers insights into developing successful limited-time offers.

Technomic data reveals what motivates consumers to visit a happy hour spot and what they’re looking for once they get there.