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Five Questions With: Heather Singleton

Heather Singleton | Interim CEO and president, Rhode Island Hospitality Association 1. What issues does RIHA hope the General Assembly addresses in 2024? We...
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Young chefs hone their skills during annual culinary competition

One of the many bright spots on the restaurant rows in Providence, Newport and many other dining destinations in our state is the substantial...
NEW BLOOD: Kevin O’Donnell, owner and chef of Newport restaurants Giusto and Mother Pizzeria, was recently appointed to the Rhode Island Hospitality Education Foundation board of directors. 

Changing of the guard in the R.I. restaurant scene

There are signs of a changing of the guard in the restaurant scene in the state, reflected in the announcements in July of some...
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Farm system for restaurants

While most of the staffing issues endured by the restaurant and food service industry in Rhode Island have improved, there continue to be labor...

BankNewport moves BNWise financial education program to virtual platform

NEWPORT – BankNewport has moved its BNWise financial education program to a virtual platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the bank announced Nov. 23. The...
MULTITASKING: Jordyn Cruise, manager of Angelo’s Palace Pizza, takes an order over the phone while she runs the restaurant’s takeout window in Cumberland. The restaurant enrolled six managers and key servers in a program to help restaurant owners and their employees navigate difficult situations during the pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Customer’s always right? Well, not in a pandemic

For Bill Kitsilis, owner of Angelo’s Palace Pizza in Cumberland, banning customers from his family restaurant would have been unthinkable a year ago. But that...

Raimondo announces $3.1M in Take It Outside grants

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and R.I. Commerce Corp. announced the distribution of $3.1 million in Take It Outside grants Friday. The grants, which...
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R.I. high school students hone their hospitality chops at career conference

The Rhode Island Hospitality Education Foundation recently held a Hospitality Student Career Conference for 150 high school students who are currently enrolled in a...
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Perfect storm leads to lobster price hike

The price and availability of lobster, particularly lobster meat, is causing consternation among diners and restaurateurs nationwide. A combination of severe winter weather in March...
TED ALLEN, host of “Chopped” on the Food Network and author of “In My Kitchen,” welcomes over 400 high school students from across the U.S. to the 17th Annual National Prostart Invitational. / COURTESY NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION EDUCATION FOUNDATION

National student chef competition looked like reality food TV

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Convention Center had the look of a food reality TV show over the weekend including a big-money jackpot and...
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