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Seasons 52

Nominations Open For 2012 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 15, 2011)—The United Fresh Foundation is looking for nominations for the upcoming 2012 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards...

Seasons 52

Incorporates fresh, local ingredients that change four times per year

Four luminaries of the restaurant and food industries took the stage at a Culinary Institute of America event last week to share their culinary philosophies and formulas for success. The quartet—Rick Bayless, Cliff Pleau, Daniel Humm and Walter Robb—was there to be honored with a 2013 Augie Leadership Award, a CIA honor now in its seventh year.

See which flavors and preparations are trending in seasonal cocktails, mocktails and other beverages.

Darden Restaurants moves decidedly upmarket with Seasons 52, a stylish grill and wine bar. Fresh, seasonal ingredients and healthful preparations form the menu, which boasts that no item exceeds 475 calories.

A layer of field management and several key execs are gone, along with such travel privileges as use of corporate planes.

New research shows which brands restaurant-goers favor in five categories.

The former Del Frisco’s COO will oversee the growth of Barcelona Wine Bar and the Bartaco taqueria concept.

Trying to profile that vexing beast known as the customer isn’t easy. A look at the dynamics suggests it’s only getting tougher.

The longtime Yard House CEO resigned from Darden Restaurants to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities in his native Southern California, the multi-chain company announced this morning.

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