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.

Wair Joins Reitano Design Group

Foodservice industry veteran joins the Indianapolis-based firm as a design principal.

Heritage Names New CFO

Altizer Becomes President of McAlister's Deli

Former McDonald's and Elevation Burger executive assumes leadership role with the fast-casual concept. 

Tomlinson Industries Promotes Ritley to Vice President of Manufacturing

MAFSI Taps Greenwald to Serve as Treasurer

Foodservice industry veteran to become MAFSI's first-ever female treasurer. 

Parts Town Gets New Investor

Berkshire Partners buys into the Illinois-based parts distributor.

Bargreen Ellingson Buys The Restaurant Source

Adams-Burch Bought by TriMark USA

TriMark USA, a South Attleboro, Mass.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealership, has acquired Adams-Burch, a foodservice equipment and supplies dealer headquartered in Landover, Md. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Adams-Burch will now go to market as TriMark Adams-Burch.

CIA Students Bake a Celebratory Cake

  The Culinary Institute of America marked its 70th anniversary with a cake made by students and decorated in school colors.

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.