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Village 605

Los Alamitos Planning Commission Approves Village 605

The City of Los Alamitos Planning Commission has approved Village 605, a ground-up shopping center development that will be located at the northeast corner of I-605 and Katella Avenue. The freeway-adjacent shopping center, which...
Orange County and Surrounding Chefs

Chef Shuffle

Who is that Chef and where is he now? If you want to add your favorite just comment below and we'll add your faves to our Chef Shuffle. Orange County and Long Beach Restaurant...
Millenial Minimalist Table Setting Flickr

Cultural and Societal Shifts Shape New Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving traditions are evolving to reflect the new cultural and societal makeup of the U.S., finds The NPD Group, a leading global information company, and its research partner, CultureWaves®, a consumer qualitative insights company...

Chain Restaurants Applaud Ruling on Overtime Rules

The National Council of Chain Restaurants’ Executive Director Rob Green applauded today’s decision by U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant to grant a preliminary injunction to postpone the U.S. Labor Department’s misguided overtime regulations. “Today, Judge...
Shade Signature Sippers Sea Level Restaurant Lounge Chef Aaron Robbins

Sea Level Restaurant & Lounge – Redondo Beach – Just Opened

Sea Level, the new restaurant and lounge concept and Redondo Beach’s newest waterfront dining destination, located on the grounds of the new luxury boutique Shade hotel, just opened to the public and announces the...

Managers on the Move

Managers on the Move Lawry’s Restaurants Inc. is pleased to welcome Kenyon Paar as General Manager of Five Crowns and SideDoor in Corona del Mar. Kenyon Paar joins Five Crowns and SideDoor with over 25 years...

Host and Hostess Jobs Available

Host and Hostess Jobs Available Must be a team player and demonstrate organizational skills. Excellent verbal and telephone skills to be able to communicate clearly and effectively with our guests. Ability to work in a fast paced...

ChaCha’s Month Long Fundraiser Raised $15,000

Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen in Brea Downtown raised $15,000 from dedicating proceeds from their 7th Anniversary Party and the sales of a special margarita that was available throughout the month of October for an...

All Flavor No Grease Mondays!

We are happy to announce, Keith will be at Muldoon’s every Monday, starting on November 21,2016, from 5pm until he runs out. He sold out last time at around 8:30p.m. Keith,  a guy who started...

OC Restaurant Jobs

Check out our listing of local Orange County Restaurant and Hospitality Jobs
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Service Industry Events

Check out our listing of local service industry only events, news on our Pro Page and Jobs!
Maxlove Project

MaxLove Project raises over $200,000 to open first “Nutrition Kitchen”

MaxLove Project—an Orange County nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of child cancer survivors and their families—raised $206,000 at October’s Farm to Fork Dinner at Tanaka Farms in Irvine. The dinner, held Oct. 15, marked...
Round It Up America

Yard House Raises $2.4 Million for Local and National Causes

Yard House, which initially launched Round It Up America(r) (RIUA) six years ago, has raised more than $2.4 million to date by inviting guests to "round up" their checks to the nearest dollar and...

Upcoming Servsafe Food Safety Manager Classes

Click on links below to register online for the upcoming Servsafe Food Safety Manager Classes. NOVEMBER CLASSES Mission Viejo - Nov 16th, 2016 Long Beach/Lakewood - Nov 17th, 2016 San Diego Downtown Spanish - Nov 17th, 2016 Escondido - Nov...
Lillies Q Prix Fixe Menu New Menu Items

Bring on the Napkins: Lillie’s Q Introduces Two New Offerings to Menu

Lillie’s Q, the acclaimed barbecue restaurant that serves up slow-smoked meats and other Southern comfort fare in Brea Downtown, has made two tantalizing additions to its menu. The restaurant has received numerous accolades in less...