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Chef Andrew Gruel

Chef Andrew Gruel

By Taryn Sauer When Chef Andrew Gruel left the East Coast for the West, he always had plans to go back. But once his time...
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The Food World’s Three Stooges

By Eric R. Gustafson WHEN MOE, LARRY AND CURLY RULED HOLLYWOOD — or at least Saturday mornings — physical comedy and slapstick got a rise...
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Fried Chicken Dinners

By Riva Lu Restaurants across Orange County have used their creativity to celebrate chicken by dedicating their menus solely for fried chicken, reserving a special day...
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Puesto Park Place – Irvine – Summer 2017 – Opening Soon

Proud to be part of the Orange County community, contemporary Mexican restaurant Puesto opens its second location in Irvine this summer. Puesto’s signature composed...
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CAVA – Santa Monica – May 2017 – Opening Soon

CAVA, the rapidly expanding fast casual Mediterranean restaurant brand, will open a new location in Los Angeles at 1318 Second St , Santa Monica,...
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Sol Agave – Rancho Santa Margarita – Summer 2017 – Opening Soon

Sol Agave plans to open a second location in Rancho Santa Margarita in Summer 2017. Check back for more info Find more delicious Orange County Restaurants...
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Saint Marc Wins “Best of the Best #1 Overall” At The Taste of Huntington...

Saint Marc Pub-Café, Bakery & Cheese Affinage at Pacific City, Huntington Beach is California’s hottest spot for trendsetting Americana-inspired cuisine. The restaurant announced it...
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Hot Off the Press: Great Taste Magazine March | April 2017

Great Taste Magazine March | April 2017 issue is Hot off the Press! This issue, we’re ruffling the feathers on all that is fried...
Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

Master Emerging Trends at The 2017 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, the premier 3-day event encompassing everything for restaurant and foodservice professionals, was named to the 2017 list of...
California Restaurant Association ProStart

On to Nationals!

Next week, three students from the Orange County School of the Arts entrepreneur team will travel to North Charleston, South Carolina to compete against...

Farmers Markets

May 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm Hood Kitchen Space (The) - Costa Mesa
Open Gate International Culinary Skills training program is a hands-on program that offers participants the skills needed to work in the culinary field, in a number of settings including hospitals, hotels, schools and restaurants. “Our[...]
May 28 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Tustin
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
May 28 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Corona
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
May 28 @ 10:00 pm Chianina Steakhouse - Long Beach
Join us for Sunday Industry Night at Chianina 20% off drinks from 10PM – 2AM. www.chianina.com          
May 29 @ 11:00 am Rosine's Mediterranean Cafe - Corona
For more information call: 951.372.9484
May 29 @ 3:00 pm Ola Mexican Kitchen
All you need is your hospitality pay stub to receive half off the bar menu!
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm Cellar Restaurant & Spirit Room (The) - Fullerton
Full Service Mondays: Monday nights, The Cellar will celebrate local friends and neighbors.  If you live or work in Fullerton, are a Police Officer or Fire Fighter, or are in the hospitality industry, you and[...]
May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm Social - Costa Mesa
Social Costa Mesa is showing gratitude by offering 50% off all cocktails to industry pros on Tuesdays.
May 31 @ 5:00 pm Grits - Fullerton
25% off the entire bill with a valid pay stub. www.gritsfullerton.com
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Tustin
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Corona
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Jun 4 @ 10:00 pm Chianina Steakhouse - Long Beach
Join us for Sunday Industry Night at Chianina 20% off drinks from 10PM – 2AM. www.chianina.com          
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am Rosine's Mediterranean Cafe - Corona
For more information call: 951.372.9484
Jun 5 @ 3:00 pm Ola Mexican Kitchen
All you need is your hospitality pay stub to receive half off the bar menu!
Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm Cellar Restaurant & Spirit Room (The) - Fullerton
Full Service Mondays: Monday nights, The Cellar will celebrate local friends and neighbors.  If you live or work in Fullerton, are a Police Officer or Fire Fighter, or are in the hospitality industry, you and[...]
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm Social - Costa Mesa
Social Costa Mesa is showing gratitude by offering 50% off all cocktails to industry pros on Tuesdays.
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm SoCalGas Energy Resource Center
K-12 school children are in the driver’s seat for our future, and school food service provides the fuel to make that future bright. Exciting new menus, exotic new fresh foods and cultural experiences are being[...]
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm Grits - Fullerton
25% off the entire bill with a valid pay stub. www.gritsfullerton.com
Jun 10 all-day Art Institute of California - Orange County
ACF members:   The ACF is planning to have a ACF Practical Test on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at the Art Institute of California, OC. If you are ready to take this Practical test, send[...]
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Tustin
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com

Business

O.C. Dining

5th Annual O.C. Dining Guide

The Irvine Company has released its 5th annual O.C. Dining Guide featuring more than 60 pages of the best new culinary arrivals to O.C.!...
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” Thai-Licious Journey ” A Taste of Thailand Web Series

  The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today presents “ Thai-Licious Journey ”, a travel web series led by Thailand Culinary Ambassador Chef Andy Ricker...
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Brand Value decrease due to Healthier Options

Healthy Eating Leads to Slimmer Valuations of Fast Food Brands Brand values of the biggest fast food brands falling due to healthy eating &...
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Digital Food service Ordering Continues Double Digit Growth in U.S.

The use of mobile apps, text messages, and the internet to order food from a restaurant or other foodservice outlets grew by 18 percent...
Cdf Webinar

CDF Webinar

CDF Webinar:  Predicting the Direction Under President Trump: Insight for California Employers Last month, our webinar discussed immigration developments under the Trump administration.  On March...

Marketing

Secrets To Email Marketing

Secrets to Email Marketing in the Restaurant Space

By Robyn Brewer YOU HAVE A RESTAURANT AND YOU HAVE A BRAND. YOU’RE TRYING TO BUILD THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOUR CUSTOMERS AND YOUR BRAND — HOW...
O.C. Dining

5th Annual O.C. Dining Guide

The Irvine Company has released its 5th annual O.C. Dining Guide featuring more than 60 pages of the best new culinary arrivals to O.C.!...
Amazing Thailand Logo- thai-licious journey

” Thai-Licious Journey ” A Taste of Thailand Web Series

  The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today presents “ Thai-Licious Journey ”, a travel web series led by Thailand Culinary Ambassador Chef Andy Ricker...
Brand Finance Logo value

Brand Value decrease due to Healthier Options

Healthy Eating Leads to Slimmer Valuations of Fast Food Brands Brand values of the biggest fast food brands falling due to healthy eating &...
NPD - Digital Food service

Digital Food service Ordering Continues Double Digit Growth in U.S.

The use of mobile apps, text messages, and the internet to order food from a restaurant or other foodservice outlets grew by 18 percent...