New French Cuisine Restaurant Comes to Austin

By Ashley Almodovar

827 Ray’s Kitchen and Cellar Dining

The wait is over Austin locals! 827 Ray’s Kitchen + Cellar is now open. Chef Wayne Brooks, formerly executive chef at the University of Texas Golf Club and a top-ten winner of the Chaine des Rotisseurs national Young Chef competition, is excited to bring an elegant dining experience with modern French cuisines. “Built on the Read More

5 Ways to Refresh Your Buffet Displays

By Ashley Almodovar

Durobor Mini Glassware

With summer nearly over and fall fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about the upcoming holidays and the celebratory events that make the season special. Your buffet presentation plays a big role in creating a perfect environment. Recycling last year’s buffet set up will not wow your guests. Consider designing a new Read More

Design Healthcare Kitchens for Optimal Food Safety

By Ashley Almodovar

Design Healthcare Kitchens for Food Safety

Food safety has been a critical topic in the foodservice industry, most especially in the kitchens of healthcare facilities. Hospitals patients have vulnerable immune systems and can be impacted by food-borne illnesses more intensely than the average healthy person. To ensure safe meal service, train your staff to pay close attention to kitchen operations from Read More

Alani Offers Pure Beauty & Lasting Strength

By Emily Royster

Wide Rim and Embossed Dinnerware

Simplistic, modern designs combined with the strength of quality porcelain allow chefs to plate with perfection without concern for breakage or scratching. Our Alani and Embossed Alani patterns offer beautiful, contemporary lines constructed from durable, bright white porcelain. With a focus on providing a range of flat plates, coupe plates, bowls, platters and cups to Read More

Swine Brings New Acclaimed Chef & Menu

By Ashley Almodovar

Meet Swine’s New Chef Ben Vaughn

Image Courtesy of Swine Southern Table & Bar Coral Gables in Florida has a new “sheriff” in town at the award-winning Swine Southern Table and Bar and locals are getting excited about it. The restaurant introduced a new chef residency program and the first guest chef is a best-selling author and Food Network host. Beginning Read More

Success Story – Naples Bay Resort

By Ashley Almodovar

Naples Bay Resort Project Showcase

The Solutions As a Consultant, Terry was prepared to provide the proper solutions to overcome obstacles throughout the project. Terry and our Director of Business Development, Chris, worked together with a high level of determination to achieve Chef Stocks’ vision for the Naples Bay Resort. TriMark R.W. Smith’s commitment to success included: Supply 100% of Read More

Gerard Thompson, Executive Chef / F&B Director, Rough Creek Lodge

By Ashley Almodovar

Gerard Thompson

With his innovative interpretations and culinary talents, Chef Gerard Thompson has made a name for himself at Rough Creek Lodge & Resort and throughout Texas. His philosophy is simple, “make the meal memorable.” Using only the best locally grown ingredients and specialty products, his detailed cooking techniques bring out a perfect blend of superb flavors Read More

Vista Alegre Captures Innovation & Charm

By Ashley Almodovar

Vista Alegre Dinnerware and Ovenware

Serving culinary creations in a unique way is the aspiration of every talented chef. Our Vista Alegre line has just that, offering a variety of distinctive shapes, sizes and styles that truly display the vision a restaurant desires. The brand focuses on quality, excellence, innovation and design – all connecting with art and culture. Each Read More

Designing Healthcare Dining Spaces for Improved Patient Satisfaction

By Emily Royster

Dining spaces to improve patient and family satisfaction

Competition between healthcare facilities is on the rise.  Both patient and staff satisfaction is necessary to keep your operation moving forward.  Happy employees mean you’ll attract the best talent, which will then draw more patients.  And with patients come their families, sometimes spending weeks or months in the hospital.  Where does foodservice fit into all Read More

New Restaurants Debut in San Diego

By Ashley Almodovar

Herb & Wood Opens in San Diego

Herb & Wood Little Italy in San Diego has gained a new chic restaurant in the former Mixture Art warehouse. Herb & Wood, created by Brian Malarkey and Chris Puffer, offers a dinner menu fixated on roasted vegetables and proteins including Roasted Baby Carrots, Cashew Sesame Dukkah, Esplette Yogurt & Carrot Top Pesto and Grilled Read More

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