Food Service
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A year ago, staff at Gregg’s Restaurant in Warwick, a family eatery specializing in desserts, stopped short of serving a chocolate cake to a customer’s grandson, who was allergic to nuts, because of the possibility the nut-free cake might still have been exposed to peanuts in the kitchen. more
Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., the owner of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and doughnut shops, plans to expand the chain into the U.K. with as many as 150 stores in five years. more
Slow, modest growth characterized the past year in the Rhode Island lodging and restaurant industries, and more of the same is forecast for 2014, according to experts speaking at the Rhode Island Hospitality Association’s 10th annual Economic Outlook Breakfast held Thursday. more
The Sept. 21 WaterFire Providence lighting was the scene of FoodForward, a “food innovation showcase” put on by RallyRI, an initiative created by Allan Tear, one of The Rhode Island Foundation’s Rhode Island Innovation Fellows. His goal is to “spark a startup revolution” in the art and design, food and beverage, social impact, and advanced-manufacturing sectors of the Ocean State economy. Vin Scorziello, one of the owners of Campus Fine Wines, was on hand to serve samples of five Rhode Island craft brewers to the public. more
Usually when the talk turns to the James Beard Foundation, it is in the spring. The annual James Beard Awards are to chefs, restauratuers, cookbook authors and food writers (and broadcasters) the Oscars of the food world. Of late, the Beard Foundation has gradually become a year-round presence. In selected cities the organization sponsors cooking collaborations and this year, a challenge. more
There is a popular saying that goes, “Go big or go home.” It applies to a select number of restaurants in Rhode Island that are proven successes and are at the top of any list of dining traditions in the state. They may even be described as legends. They are large-capacity facilities that operate primarily as restaurants. This distinction is important to note and to separate these giants from banquet halls and hotel ballrooms. Such facilities may hold more patrons but are function venues with catering menus that open, cook and serve for events only. This is a clear difference from an eatery that is open to the public during regular hours, offering a varied menu to its patrons for its entire business day and night. more
We return to our favorite restaurants time and time again for a variety of reasons, not all having to do with the food. So it is with celebrity chefs who return to Rhode Island for many different reasons, some of which are not readily apparent. more
Rhode Island has two groups of shellfishermen. One group digs clams off the bottom of Narragansett Bay. These are the wild harvesters. Many Rhode Islanders call them quahoggers. more
The Rhode Island Hospitality Association gave out dozens of awards Wednesday night recognizing exceptional work in the hospitality, food service and tourism industries. more
It seems that these days, there is no such thing as “too many chefs in the kitchen.” Invited guest chefs have proven as popular in restaurants as they are at food and wine festivals. more
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