Foodservice News & Trends

Breaking news for the full foodservice equipment and supplies distribution channel. Includes information on dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators spanning leadership changes, mergers and acquisitions, trends, data and much more.

Dina Altieri, Dean of the School of Culinary Arts, Kendall College

Chef Dina Altieri, CEC, CCE, CHE, is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. In 1997 she began her career as a culinary educator and department chair at the California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena, Calif. She earned a Bachelors of Liberal Arts degree from Johnson State College in 2005 while working as chef instructor and associate dean for the New England Culinary Institute. In 2008 Chef Altieri joined the faculty at Kendall College and earned a Master of Science degree in Higher Education from Walden University. In 2011 she earned the designation of ACF National Chef Educator of the Year and has coached Kendall’s nationally acclaimed ACF Culinary Knowledge Bowl team. In 2015, Chef Altieri was named the Dean of the School of Culinary Arts. Here she discusses culinary education for today’s technology-forward students.

Kendall College Connects JBFA Nominated Chefs with Culinary Students

As part of the festivities surrounding the 2016 James Beard Foundation Awards in Chicago, multiple James Beard awards-winning Chef Rick Bayless and James Beard award-winning journalist Steve Dolinsky moderated a panel discussion of nominated chefs at Kendall College. The chefs shared their career paths and their road to the Beard Awards with an audience of high school and college-level students.

TriMark USA Buys R.W. Smith & Co.

Consolidation among foodservice equipment and supplies dealers heats up.

Brinker Names Valadehas President of Chili’s

Comings promoted to senior vice president and COO for the casual dining concept. 

VERTS Mediterranean Grill Names New Director of Operations

TGI Friday’s veteran Lanoce joins the fast-casual concept.

New Director Introduced for Cornell's Center for Hospitality Research

Food Safety Training Solutions Adds a New Director of Project Management

Webb Foodservice Design Welcomes Two New Team Members

Remembering Robert Curtis of Wilbur Curtis Company

The Boelter Companies Acquires Premier Restaurant Equipment Company

Six Healthcare Industry Chefs Take Top Honors At The AHF 2016 Culinary Competition