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Industry News for June 29, 2024

Hot Off the Presses

The Leading Caterers of America would like to congratulate Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Oregon) on his retirement. Blumenauer (along with Art Fortuna from Vibrant Table Catering & Events) was instrumental in helping to get the RESTAURANTS Act passed, which provided nearly $120 billion in grants to independent restaurants, small restaurant chains and catering firms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortuna recently sang Blumenauer's praises recognizing his efforts in helping to get the legislation passed during a retirement event.

People on the Move

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, the 1,307-room modern oceanfront resort located in the heart of walkable Waikiki, today announced the hire of Chad Bevan to food and beverage director. Bevan will oversee the entire food and beverage operations within the resort including menu planning and development, staff management, strategic planning and budget, as well as marketing and promotions of each dining outlet. Chad Bevan is a 24-year veteran of Marriott Hotels where he’s held positions throughout the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. In his most recent role, he was the Director of Food and Beverage at The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua. Prior to that, Bevan was the Director of Event Management at The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, the Director of Meetings and Special Events at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach, as well as the Director of Event Management at JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa. He’s held various positions with the Marriott brand all over the world including St. Thomas, Salt Lake City and Aruba. He graduated from Brigham Young University-Hawaii with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel & Restaurant Management and a minor in Business Management. In his spare time, Bevan loves spending time with his family, going to the movies, enjoying the beach and watching the sunset. 

Products on the Market

Waring, a trusted source for high-performance kitchen appliances for more than 85 years, today announces the launch of its new website, designed with a customer-first approach that enables a streamlined shopping experience. The new website features enhanced search capabilities for better product discovery and improved browsing efficiency to display Waring's full slate of product offerings in a more intuitive way for users. The revamped product pages now include robust product descriptions detailing the use cases, dimensions, and attributes of



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