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The path to success among the new generation of foodies is being led to the table by a waiter. In a throwback to their grandparents’ time, many who consider themselves young professionals are choosing a career path as servers. more
When Jan Sneegas researched potential venues for the Unitarian Universalist Association’s annual meeting, she had a number of criteria to meet – affordable prices, a walkable city and facilities that could accommodate up to 5,000 attendees. And importantly, the chosen convention location and lodging facilities needed to offer environmentally friendly amenities. more
It’s a big year for anniversaries at Rhode Island colleges, with the Community College of Rhode Island, Brown University and Johnson & Wales University all planning celebration events. more
NEWPORT – Neighbors of The Breakers estate in Newport are suing to block a new welcome center that’s planned for the site of the mansion, The Associated Press reported last week. more
In about a year, the Twin River Casino will be competing for part of its gaming dollar with slot operators in Plainville, Mass. more
Getting past the winter doldrums by encouraging “do-overs” on April 12 is the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau’s latest strategy for boosting business. more
Rhode Island Innovation Fellows Amy Bernhardt and David Dadekian will pursue projects in the textile and food industries respectively, the Rhode Island Foundation announced Wednesday. Bernhardt’s project, Colorfast, will establish a research and manufacturing facility to design digitally printed textiles, while Dadekian’s project, the Eat Drink Rhode Island Central Market, would include a public market and tourism and educational components. more
In hospitality, as in any field, the job hunt takes many forms. Just ask Courtney Lowenstein. more
Visits to the mansions managed by the Preservation Society of Newport County increased by 2.5 percent during the nonprofit’s fiscal 2014 year compared with a year earlier. more
The terms of the chef’s trade have made their way into the general language. These days, expressions and words such as “knife skills,” “plating,” and “front-of-the-house” are likely to be tossed into conversations as readily as sriracha sauce on a dish. more
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