Patricia Cobe

Senior Editor

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Pat plans and executes the menu sections of Restaurant Business and FoodService Director, covering food and beverage trends, Menu R&D, profiles of chefs and restaurateurs and Technomic research. She also contributes to the digital content of both RB and FSD and is editor of two weekly e-newsletters, Recipe Report and On the Menu. Pat’s biweekly podcast, MenuFeed, covers a wide range of menu topics through interviews with chefs and operators.

Pat came to Winsight from Hearst, where she was an executive editor. She 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 active in several professional organizations, including Les Dames d’Escoffier and the International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC), and serves as a judge for the James Beard Media Awards.

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Patricia Cobe

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Restaurants spotlight bowls and breakfast

Menu news of the week for Feb. 17, 2020


How Corner Bakery stays on top of the trends as consumer needs change

CMO Donna Josephson offers insights on menu evolution, the labor challenge and more.

Diners crave both healthier fare and comfort foods in winter.

The concept is finding success by tailoring to local markets.

Restaurants are tying into the lifestyle plan with new and revamped items.

New menu launches tap into diet-friendly fare, Super Bowl promotions and more.

This interactive grid shows how the top flavors, ingredients and dishes might shake out this year.

Learn how four experienced senior living chefs are changing up their menus to accommodate the tastes of younger residents.

Companies are racing to find sustainable solutions to keep pace with trends in delivery and legislation.

Here's how some operators are getting customers on board with emerging cuisines.

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