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.

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Patricia Cobe

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6 equipment trends powering the future of foodservice

The 2019 NAFEM Show revealed where restaurant kitchens are headed.


10 recent LTOs with high consumer appeal

Sweets and meaty menu items earned top scores in January.

Restaurant Business sliced and diced the big trends poised to impact menus this year. 

Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday this year, but many operators are capitalizing on the holiday by offering celebratory menus through the weekend. Why not add a themed drink, dessert or appetizer to your menu, using one of the recipes here?

These foodservice businesses recently took off with funding from the TV show’s investors.

Oscar nominations were announced earlier this week, and the Feb. 24 telecast is just a few weeks away. Why not add to the festivities with an award-winning spread?

What makes for a winning limited-time offer, and what’s the ROI?

With Super Bowl Sunday fast approaching, where will consumers flock for wings?

Restaurants aim to feed consumers’ often conflicting desires as 2019 begins.

Consumers favored familiar dishes with a twist in December. These seven stood out in Technomic’s monthly survey.

Stay ahead of the curve by tapping into these emerging foods, flavors and industry changes.

New year’s resolutions to eat healthier are still fresh in consumers’ minds. Help guests meet their goals with these five better-for-you recipes.