Interviews

Marc Forgione Q&A

Chef & Owner, American Cut and Restaurant Marc Forgione

Gabrielle Hamilton Q&A

Chef & Owner, Prune, New York, NY

Missy Robbins Q&A

Head Chef & Owner, Lilia, Brooklyn, NY

Scott Conant Q&A

Celebrity Chef and Restaurateur

Daniela Puglielli, Accent PR and Mediterranean Diet Roundtable

The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable is an inspirational and networking conference, where scientists and Food Industry leaders discuss dietary trends in America. An elite gathering, the MDR has attracted hundreds of professionals from all over the U.S. and the Mediterranean Countries.

Scott Dolch, Executive Director, Connecticut Restaurant Association

Total Food Service sat down with new Connecticut Restaurant Association Executive Director Scott Dolch to discuss key issues, government support, and important upcoming events for the CRA.

Michael Symon Q&A

Celebrity Chef and President, Michael Symon Restaurants

Andrew Friedman Q&A

Author, ‘Chefs, Drugs, and Rock & Roll’
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Crystal Springs Robby Younes

Robby Younes, COO, Crystal Springs Resort, NJ

For the past 10 years, Robby Younes’ passion and expertise have been vital to establishing Crystal Springs as NJ’s leading year-round resort. Robby Younes first joined the team as the Director of Food & Beverage, served as the resort’s Vice President before recently getting promoted to the Chief Operating Officer.
Jilly Stephens City Harvest NYC

Jilly Stephens Q&A

Chief Executive Officer, City Harvest, New York City
Jon Taffer Bar Rescue

Jon Taffer Q&A

Entrepreneur, Author, and Host & Producer of TV’s Bar Rescue
Tom Loughran

Tom Loughran, Vice President/Show Director, IRFSNY Show

For nearly 20 years of his career in trade shows, Tom Loughran has an insightful perspective on the coming changes for the food industry in New York as well as the rest of the country for 2018.
Scott Feldman Two Twelve Management

Scott Feldman, Founder and President, Two Twelve Management

A 25 plus year veteran of the hospitality and lifestyle industry, Scott Feldman, founder and president of Two Twelve Management, has managing the careers of many significant talents in the epicurean space and executing strategic integrated marketing platforms for consumer brands.
José Andrés Mentorship

Q&A with José Andrés About The Value of Mentorship & Community in Business

Chef José Andrés' leadership and mentorship has activated a local, committed network with a proven model that can be sustained by local partners and the federal government, with the support of the people of Puerto Rico. Chef Andrés has shown that a job is not just about making money. It’s about serving the community and...
Mary Pat Heftman National Restaurant Association New England Food Show

Mary Pat Heftman, National Restaurant Association

As Executive Vice President, Convention & Strategic Alliances, Mary Pat Heftman has full responsibility for strategic development, execution and promotion of the annual shows of the National Restaurant Association: NRA Show, the largest annual food and beverage trade show in the world, and the New England Food Show.
Jordan Andino Flip Sigi NYC

Jordan Andino Q&A

Celebrity Chef and Owner, Flip Sigi, New York City
Imperial Dade

Robert & Jason Tillis Q&A

CEO and President, Imperial Dade
Estiatorio Milos

Costas Spiliadis, Chef/Owner, Estiatorio Milos, New York, NY

The world-renowned Mediterranean-inspired seafood restaurant, Estiatorio Milos, founded by chef/owner Costas Spiliadis, was the 2017 winner of The Concierge Choice Awards’ International Cuisine category earlier this year.
Valiant Solutions Pay Stub Compliance

Valiant Solutions’ Kelly Mortimer Discusses Pay Stub Compliance

Improper or incomplete paystubs can result in heavy fines and legal fees and have been known to force business to cease operations. Valiant’s compliance team closely monitors updates to pay stub compliance to help keep our clients stay compliant.
Victoria Vega

Victoria Vega Q&A

Vice President of Operations for Unidine’s Corporate Culinary Group, and President, SHFM
Shea Gallante Lincoln Ristorante

Shea Gallante, Executive Chef, Lincoln Ristorante, NYC

Shea Gallante is among today’s most respected chefs. He has worked at several of New York’s most influential restaurants, and recently, Gallante accepted the Executive Chef position at the well-known Lincoln Ristorante.
Steve Haweeli WordHampton

Steve Haweeli of WordHampton Talks About 25 Years in Food Industry PR

TFS sat down with WordHampton president Steve Haweeli recently to learn about his journey and how one of the region’s leading firms came to be, what he sees for the future of the restaurant industry, and how it relates to his own.
Stefanie Kyles Vassilaros & Sons Coffee

Stefanie Kyles Q&A

CEO and President, Vassilaros & Sons Coffee Co.
Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi Talks About His New Book Sweet

Yotam Ottolenghi is an Israeli-British chef, recipe writer and restaurant owner. He is the co-owner of several delis and restaurants in London, including Ottolenghi Notting Hill, and the author of four cookbooks.
Sean Cassidy

Sean Cassidy’s Extensive Food & Beverage Background Drives Westin NYC Property

Sean Cassidy’s expertise in understanding the right mix of dining options captures many of the changes in hotel eateries in metro New York. His involvement in the food service industry began at the age of eighteen.
Frank Pepe Pizzeria

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.
Forty One Madison

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 Certification

Similarly to the French government’s involvement in the production of Champagne, the Mexican Federal Government...
Greenwich Restaurant Week

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

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.
CaterTrax

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 Barteca Restaurant Group Bartaco Barcelona Wine Bar

Jeff Carcara Q&A

CEO, Barteca Restaurant Group
Larry Hoffman Dockers Waterside

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.
Elliot Productions

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...
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...
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