Food & Agriculture

SERVE’S UP: The Upserve team touts the benefits the company offers at the National Restaurant Association Conference in Chicago. / COURTESY UPSERVE

Upserve Inc.

BEST PLACES TO WORK 2018 20. MIDSIZE COMPANIES | Upserve Inc. Employees in R.I.: 147 CEO Angus Davis Questions answered by: Alaina Restivo, vice president of talent and...
AFTER TWO MONTHS at 4.5 percent, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 percent to 4.4 percent per R.I. Department of Labor and Training data. / COURTESY R.I. DLT

Unemployment rate falls to 4.4 percent, first decline in 2 months

PROVIDENCE – Breaking a two-month streak at 4.5 percent, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage point to 4.4 in May, according...
CELEBRITY CHEFS surround special guests Jacques Pepin, Sarah Moulton and Rick Moonen at last night's fund-raiser for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Over $180,000 was raised to support the Food Bank's Community Kitchens culinary job training program. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOOD BANK

Celebrity chefs cook and mingle in Newport for food bank

NEWPORT - “Jacques Pepin is out on the patio!” said an excited guest to her companion as two hundred foodies enjoyed being in the...
Bruce Newbury

Not a recipe for failure

Recently, two East Greenwich restaurants on Main Street abruptly closed their doors.The story is that in mid-May, The Grille on Main, a mainstay on...
UNITED NATURAL FOODS Inc. reported a $51.9 million profit in the third quarter, rising $15.3 million year over year due to rising sales and a lowered effective tax rate.

UNFI reports $52M income in Q3

PROVIDENCE - United Natural Foods Inc. reported a $51.9 million income in the third quarter of fiscal 2018, a $15.3 million increase year over...
ROLLIE WESEN, right, co-founder and chief operations officer of the Jacques Pépin Foundation and a culinary professor at Johnson & Wales cooks with with Chef Ron Lewis, left, instructor with the Food Bank’s Community Kitchen program. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOOD BANK

Celebrity chefs to cook in Newport to celebrate RICFB’s Community Kitchen

NEWPORT - A galaxy of culinary stars will cook and mingle with local foodies on Thursday night at Newport Vineyards. The Rhode Island Community...
NEWPORT VINEYARDS will open the Taproot Brewing Co. brewery at the vineyard in Middletown on June 20.

Newport Vineyards announces opening of Taproot Brewing Co.

MIDDLETOWN – Newport Vineyards and the Nunes family announced Tuesday it will extend its 23-year winemaking services into the opening of a new brewery...
SPIRITED CULTURE: Jennifer Brinton, co-owner of Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island in Westerly, strives to maintain a family atmosphere and culture at the brewery. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Family approach includes staff for Grey Sail’s Brinton

“You can’t teach work ethic, but you can model it,” said Jennifer Brinton, co-owner of Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island. “I don’t ask...
FULLY PREPARED: Natasha Daniels, sous chef for PVD Dinner Share, a meal-prep service that provides fully cooked and prepared meals each week, in the kitchen preparing jerk chicken with braised greens on coconut rice for customer pickups. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

When you don’t want to cook

After a long workday, a home-cooked dinner made of fresh, local ingredients sounds fantastic. But who has the energy to pull it together?Craig Jones...

Raimondo, DEM announce $210K in grants to local farmers, community groups

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo joined the R.I. Department of Environmental Management and partners May 30 at the Statehouse to announce more than...
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