Victoria Vega

Victoria Vega Q&A

Vice President of Operations for Unidine’s Corporate Culinary Group, and President, SHFM
Little M Tucker Farm-to-City

She’s Making A List. And Checking It Twice.

M. Tucker hosted our first Farm-to-City pop-up at Steelite International’s NYC Showroom in conjunction with The Hotel Experience Show (HX) last month.
Great Beer Expo Pairing Food With Beer

Does Your Restaurant Need Help Pairing Food with Beer? Visit The Great Beer Expo!

Beer Festival Returns to Secaucus on Feb 3 70+ Breweries to Gather for NJ's Biggest Pre-Game The biggest names in brewing are gathering once again on...

Institute Of Culinary Education Launches National Expansion With New SoCal Outpost

As ICE launches in LA, the school’s initial focus will be six- to 13-month career diploma programs in Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts and Restaurant & Culinary Management. The Hotel & Hospitality Management program will be added later in the year.
Ruby Tuesday

An Industry in Flux

I’m assuming the 137 Ruby Tuesday restaurants that have closed will be sold or leased to new owners. One of the negatives of selling or leasing restaurant space is that, for the most part, it becomes another restaurant simply because it is a single-purpose building.
PreGel Gelato

PreGel International Training Centers Add New Ingredients to Its Recipe for Quality Education

With five locations across the U.S., the PreGel International Training Centers exceed that demand with a showcase of exciting new classes for 2018 added to its standard curriculum of consistently outstanding subject matter.
New York Produce Show

New York Produce Show and Conference Set for Javits Next Week

The New York Produce Show and Conference, scheduled for Dec. 11-14, promises to offer a full agenda of interesting, informative and enjoyable events. That doesn’t even include the one-day trade show with more than 400 exhibitors.
hot food trends for 2018

What Are The Hot Food Trends For 2018?

Food innovation is running at an all-time high and the Specialty Food Association’s Trendspotter Panel has named what they believe will be the hot food trends for 2018. The panel draws perspectives from retail, foodservice, strategic marketing, and culinary education, and includes...
Negotiate A Restaurant Lease Renewal Free rent landlord deposits

Dealing With Deposits For Restaurant Tenants

As we advise in our book, Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals FOR DUMMIES, from your standpoint as a tenant, paying a security deposit confers no benefit. It ties up your money – money that many landlords try hard not to refund to you if you don’t renew your lease.
Righteous Recipe Challenge

V8 Righteous Recipe Challenge Open For Operator Entries

Operators can enter Campbell’s Righteous Recipe Challenge by developing a recipe using any V8® 100% Vegetable Juice and submitting it along with a photograph.