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I am unequivocally energized by the Power of Food.
With more than 40 years of experience in every aspect of the restaurant industry, from chef and restaurateur, to consultant and coach, FoodPower Founder, Phyllis Ann Marshall, is unequivocally energized by the Power of Food.
A graduate of Cornell University and a student of culinary schools around the world, Marshall’s education has served as solid foundation for her many accomplishments, which include working with some of the country’s best-known and respected restaurants.
Founder of the Restaurant Management Certificate Program at the University of California, Irvine, and guest lecturer at UCLA, Marshall also serves as contributing editor for several publications. From co-founding and operating the award-winning Mr. Stox in Anaheim, California, to starting her own culinary academy in San Marino, California, there is not a cuisine she has not experienced intimately.
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CRAEF welcomes new leadership to board of directors
(SACRAMENTO, Oct. 15, 2009) – Restaurant industry veteran Bob Spivak has assumed the position of chairman of the California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation board of directors, relieving past chairman Bill Main of Bill Main and Associates. Spivak is a co-founding director of Grill Concepts Inc., which operates 25 restaurants nationwide. He served as president and chief executive officer of the company until his retirement in 2006, and still serves as co-chairman on the company’s board of directors.
New CRAEF board members include: William Bender, owner of consulting agency W.H. Bender and Associates; Diana Delonis, associate director of education at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone; Richard Frank, chairman of Lawry’s Restaurants Inc.; Howard Gordon, president of consulting firm the Gordon Group; and Phyllis Ann Marshall, president of consulting company FoodPower Inc.; and founder of San Marino’s Phyllis Ann Marshall Culinary School.
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Main Event Entertainment, the fastest-growing family entertainment center in America, is celebrating its new center opening in Pharr, Texas, a suburb near McAllen in the Rio Grande Valley. Doors will open to the public at 9 a.m. on August 6.
Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) announced that Clarence Otis is stepping down as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Darden's Board of Directors has appointed the Company's current Independent Lead Director, Charles A. Ledsinger, Jr., as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. The Company also announced that it has amended its corporate governance policies to provide for the separation of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer roles.
Today the National Restaurant Association issued the following statement regarding the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision asserting McDonald’s Corporation is a joint employer of its franchisees:
Rising India, Inc. (OTC: RSII), announces today it will immediately begin work toward the acquisition of up to 5 profitable stores in the popular Quick Serve Pizza Restaurant segment. Current targets are currently earning about $450,000 in revenues per year, per store. Acquisition of targets would provide immediate cash flow identified from profitable longstanding, absentee owner operations with proven model success.
If you are looking for capital to start or grow your restaurant, create the next 501c3, develop and launch the next app for the restaurant industry,or want to help your peers in some meaningful way, we want to know about it.
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.