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Start small, finish big

The recipient of the 2015 Michael Roman Lifetime Achievement Award, Holly Safford began catering in her own home kitchen—without a license!—and now commands a business with 350 employees and $14.5 million in annual revenues

Educational action buffets

Eric LeVine shares his inspiration for his rice bowl recipes
By Shannon Scheidell

All it takes is a little bit of ingenuity and a dash of inspiration and Chef/Partner Eric LeVine of New Jersey’s Morris Tap and Grill will show you how you can incorporate action buffets into your next event. 

And the winner is...

CATIE awards aren’t just decorative hardware for the office. They can also be powerful marketing and promotional tools.
By Mike Schulte for the International Caterers Association

As Seen In...Portland!

The Leading Caterers of America Executive Summit in Portland was awash in everything from break-time nibbles, chef station bites, full meals, libations, and many a siren-song trip to the venerable Voodoo Donut for ridiculously decorated confections.

Doughnut Rainbow at Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland, OR | Left to right top center: The Loop, Grape Ape, Miami Vice, Voodoo Bubble


A Trip of the Tongue

ICA Culinary Learning Journey Opens New Frontiers for Members


Bright Lights, Big City

Jenna Johansen on cooking at the James Beard House


There are few honors more coveted by professional chefs than the opportunity to cook at the James Beard House in New York City’s West Village. The culinary lion’s home remains much as it was when Beard lived and cooked there, save for some modern equipment upgrades in the small kitchen. This is Yankee Stadium for gastronomes.

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