Interviews

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Remains True To Historic Family Concept

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana has been a coveted restaurant among pizza lovers for decades. With the original location on Wooster Street in New Haven, the family operation has since experienced tremendous growth and expansion.

Laurie Burns, Forty One Madison, New York, NY

Total Food Service sat down with Laurie Burns from Forty One Madison to discuss the company's origins, initiatives, and the upcoming New York Tabletop Show.

Geronimo Tequila Bar Joins Elite International Group With CRT Award T...

Similarly to the French government’s involvement in the production of Champagne, the Mexican Federal Government closely regulates the production of Tequila. The Declaration for the Protection...

Trish Kirsch, Director of Greenwich Restaurant Week and Publisher of Greenwich...

Total Food Service recently sat down with Greenwich Restaurant Week’s director, Trish Kirsch, and Publisher of Greenwich Magazine, to learn more about organization of this annual restaurant week, how restaurants benefit, and how it help local businesses.

Rich Rund and Dan Welch, Co-Founders, CaterTrax

Total Food Service recently had the chance to talk with the co-founders of CaterTrax: Rich Rund, Chief Executive Officer, and Dan Welch, Chief Information Officer.

Jeff Carcara Q&A

CEO, Barteca Restaurant Group

Larry Hoffman, President, Dockers Waterside, East Quogue, NY

Larry Hoffman is the current owner of Dockers Waterside on Dune Road in East Quogue. Dockers has been a Hamptons’ staple for 24 years and is regarded as one of the area’s top dining and social destinations year in and year out, attracting an affluent and sophisticated clientele.

Herbst Brings Network Portfolio To Leadership Role At Elliot Productions

The Elliot Group, founded over 30 years ago and based in Tarrytown, NY, is recognized as one of the premier retained executive search firms...
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Michael Lastoria &pizza pizza

Michael Lastoria Q&A

CEO, President, and Co-Founder, &pizza
Richard Ryan Knoop Glissen

Richard Ryan Knoop, Glissen Chemical, Brooklyn, NY

The Glissen Chemical we know now, a thriving family-run business and leading detergent manufacturer in...
Zach Erdem Kozu Hamptons

Zach Erdem, Restaurateur/Owner, 75 Main and Kozu, Southampton, NY

Those who come to the Hamptons as a break from the scorching city heat of...
Presenture Michael Maher

Michael O. Maher, Founder and CEO, Presenture, Houston, TX

With a unique business strategy designed to fill a void in the foodservice industry, Presenture...
Benjamin Prelvukaj Benjamin Sinanaj Benjamin Steakhouse

Benjamin Prelvukaj and Benjamin Sinanaj Q&A

Owners, Benjamin Steakhouse, Benjamin Steakhouse Prime, and The Sea Fire Grill
Kevin Kaser Cooper House NJ

Kevin Kaser, Chef, Cooper House, Pennsauken, NJ

South Jersey has welcomed a new restaurant to its shores: Cooper House, with its stone...
Liz Neumark Great Performances catering

Liz Neumark, CEO and Entrepreneur, Great Performances, New York, NY

Liz Neumark, founder and CEO of Great Performances, has long contributed to the wellbeing of...
Chef James Ortiaga St. Regis NYC

James Ortiaga, Executive Chef, St. Regis Hotel, New York, NY

James Ortiaga, much like others when first entering the culinary world, did not have a...
Mike Hewitt One Haus

Mike Hewitt, Principal, One Haus

One Haus Helping Foodservice and Hospitality Operators Find, and Hold On To, Good People
Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors

Pat LaFrieda Q&A

CEO, Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors
Ehren Ryan Common Lot

Ehren Ryan Brings Taste of The World to NJ’s Common Lot

Ehren Ryan is a rising talent, serving a taste of the world to the state...
restaurant food waste

Methods To Reduce Kitchen And Food Waste

An Interview with Stephen Zagor, Dean, School of Restaurant and Culinary Management, Institute of Culinary...
Ed Daniels Pro-Tek

Ed Daniels, President & CEO, PRO-TEK

PRO-TEK Celebrates Move to New Plainview Home Ed Daniels began his business career with a vision...
Carolyn D Richmond

Carolyn D. Richmond Q&A

Chair, Hospitality Practice Group at Fox Rothschild LLP, NYC
Nikola Karvelas NISI

Nikola Karvelas, Executive Chef, Nisi, NYC

Mediterranean roots are something that never leaves your bones. It is in your name or...
Angie Mar The Beatrice Inn

Angie Mar Q&A

Executive Chef and Owner, The Beatrice Inn, New York, NY
Herb Karlitz Harlem EatUp

Herb Karlitz Q&A

Founder, Karlitz & Company, Inc., and Harlem EatUp!, NYC
Danny Meyer

Danny Meyer Q&A

NYC Restaurateur and CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group
Chris Freeman Imperial Bag & Paper

Chris Freeman, Imperial Bag & Paper Co. LLC

Chris Freeman is Vice President of Sales at Imperial Bag & Paper Co. LLC. Total...
Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson Talks New Cookbook And Building C-CAP Community

Last year at this time, James Beard award-winning chef, restaurateur, and author, Marcus Samuelsson became...
Tilman Fertitta

Tilman Fertitta Q&A

CEO, Landry’s, Inc. and Star of ‘Billion Dollar Buyer’
Jeff Becker Day & Nite

Jeff Becker, VP-Sales & Branch Development, Day & Nite / All Service

Total Food Service sat down with Jeff Becker, Vice President-Sales & Branch Development at Day & Nite/All Service,...
Deirdre Flynn NAFEM

Deirdre Flynn, Executive Vice President, NAFEM

Prior to joining NAFEM as its chief staff executive in 2002, Deirdre Flynn was executive...
Eric Santagato M Tucker

Eric Santagato, District Sales Manager, M. Tucker

Tell us a little bit about what brought you to M. Tucker. I saw a...
Josh Laurano

Josh Laurano Q&A

Executive Chef / Partner, La Sirena
outdoor hospitality furniture

Paul Weintraub, American Trading Company

A Q&A On Choosing Outdoor Hospitality Furniture For Your Restaurant Or Club Furniture may not be...
Donatella Arpaia

Donatella Arpaia Q&A

Celebrity Chef and Restaurateur
Chopt Nick Marsh

Nick Marsh, CEO, Chopt, New York, NY

Nick Marsh is the CEO of Chopt Creative Salad Company, a leader of the premium salad segment that has expanded...

Paul Ficalora, The One Stop Restaurant Shop

When it comes to real estate, Paul Ficalora quickly becomes one of the most well-rounded...
Ami Ziff Time Equities

Ami Ziff, Director, National Retail at Time Equities Inc.

Total Food Service sat down with Ami Ziff, Director, National Retail at Time Equities Inc. to...
Merchants Hospitality

Abraham Merchant, President and CEO of Merchants Hospitality Inc., NYC

Abraham Merchant is a hospitality icon, who has developed multi-branded restaurants, hotels, condos, and office buildings all...
Michel Mroue´

Michel Mroue´ Q&A

Executive Director of the NYC Food & Beverage Hospitality Council (a program by NYC Small Business Services)
Tracy Nieporent, Director of Marketing and Partner, Myriad Restaurant Group

Tracy Nieporent, Director of Marketing and Partner, Myriad Restaurant Group, NYC

The challenges that the Metro New York City restaurateur face have never been greater. From...
Justin Lee, Certified Sommelier

Justin Lee, Certified Sommelier

Alumni Spotlight: International Culinary Center® Justin Lee graduated from the Intensive Sommelier Program at ICC® in...
John Meadow

John Meadow Q&A

Founder and President of LDV Hospitality
Andre Neyrey, Blackwood Hospitality

Andre Neyrey, Blackwood Hospitality, NYC

There are a wide variety of companies to choose from when in the market for...
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