Enjoy the atmosphere created when camaraderie and cooking combine at the 9th Annual WCSF Joint Chefs Gathering. Hundreds of culinary professionals have enjoyed the event each year. This year, we expect to see many old acquaintances and meet new friends as well.This year’s festivities are scheduled from6:00 to 8:30 PM on Monday, October 4thPhoenix Wholesale Foodservice is hosting the gathering at the Georgia State Farmers’ Market in Forest Park just south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta…See More
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J. Stewart Singleton, CFPM, CHM, was born and raised in Southern Georgia. He spent his earliest years learning business management first hand while representing the 4th generation in his family’s retail business. During high school he split his time between school, the family business and working in a local supermarket. While attending college, he found employment in the restaurant/foodservice industry and continued this after graduation upon moving to Atlanta and working with Collins Brothers Produce Company. Stewart then left foodservice to pursue a career with Charter Behavioral Health Systems. In 2002, he decided to return to the culinary industry by becoming the director of the newly formed World Chefs Scholarship Foundation (WCSF). He concurrently began using his knowledge of human resources, business management, health and safety, and adult education to work with LMSC where he helped to develop and continues to manage, the safety and education divisions of the organization. In his spare time, Stewart enjoys serving on the Advisory Boards of Chattahoochee Technical College, Le Cordon Bleu – Atlanta and Gwinnett Technical College. Stewart also serves as a board director for L.A.F.T.R. (Liberty Assistance Fund for Transplant Recipients) and UCCA (United Culinary Chefs Association).
Stewart holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Georgia Southern University. He is a member of SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management), a Certified ServSafe® Food Safety Instructor, a Registered ServSafe® Food Safety Proctor and an Approved ServSafe Alcohol® Instructor, a NEHA Certified HACCP Manager, and a CPR Instructor.
On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, which was recently acquired by Border Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Argonne Capital Group, today announced the appointment of Ward Whitworth as President of On The Border.
Restaurants, Inc. announced today that it is actively seeking franchisees to expand its presence throughout the Lone Star State, naming El Paso and Houston as target markets for future franchise development.
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Yesterday the National Restaurant Association (NRA) praised the House passage and Senate Commerce Committee markup of the Travel Promotion, Enhancement and Modernization Act of 2014. The bipartisan legislation reauthorizes Brand USA, the nation’s first global marketing campaign, to promote the United States as a destination for international travelers.
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Inspired by biological design and self-organizing systems, artist Heather Barnett co-creates with physarum polycephalum, a eukaryotic microorganism that lives in cool, moist areas. What can people learn from the semi-intelligent slime mold? Watch this talk to find out.
When he was young, artist Shih Chieh Huang loved taking toys apart and perusing the aisles of night markets in Taiwan for unexpected objects. Today, this TED Fellow creates madcap sculptures that seem to have a life of their own—with eyes that blink, tentacles that unfurl and parts that light up like bioluminescent sea creatures.
Surgeons are required every day to puncture human skin before procedures — with the risk of damaging what's on the other side. In a fascinating talk, find out how mechanical engineer Nikolai Begg is using physics to update an important medical device, called the trocar, and improve one of the most dangerous moments in many common surgeries.