When Tony Lamb founded Kona Ice in 1997, who knew that there would be no shortage of competition for frozen desserts. The Kentucky native also knew that he had to "sell" more than just great flavor to be able to support his franchise team. So Lamb took the unique approach of creating a special customer experience that would benefit the communities they served.
Renowned Chocolatier Signs Lease for Nearly 40,000 Square Foot Space
NYCHG is a networking group devoted exclusively to the restaurant and hospitality industry in New York City (but not limited to this market). Each member of the group has been hand selected and asked to join by one of the current members based on their tenure within this unique type of business that is unlike any other service sector in the world: hospitality.
As 2013 is getting started, now is the time to take stock of your business’ operational efficiencies. Whether you are a restaurateur, caterer or food service provider, examine which procedures are currently working and get rid of those that are not.
A Host and Sommelier Mauricio Miranda creates a global wine list with a focus on Italy, Spain, South America and California. Collectively the couple brings their years of restaurant experience to the table with the hope of making guests feel as if they’re in their home. Since opening Miranda in 2007, Sasha and Mauricio have aimed to use local products when possible and patronize other Brooklyn businesses for their goods and services. Seeking to maintain the integrity of the building in which their restaurant is housed in, they used sustainable materials in the creation of the restaurant, they installed energy efficient equipment and they have recycled some unique pieces into their design. Sasha and Mauricio are striving for a responsible establishment in a community that deserves nothing less.
Don’t miss the foodservice equipment event, The NAFEM Show, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Thurs., Feb. 7-Sat., Feb. 9. You’ll find the newest products the industry has to offer on the show floor and you’ll want to take time to attend a seminar or two.
Fairfield Public Schools has collaborated with John Turenne, founder and President of Sustainable Food Systems located in Wallingford, CT to enhance the district’s school lunch program and deliver healthy, local and more sustainable food options to students.
Just last month, Kontos Foods, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of traditional Mediterranean foods, began promoting its full line of Easter appetizers and dessert items -- available for restaurants, foodservice operators and retail outlets.