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Who's News in Catering for April 17, 2021

Hot Off the Press

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR), one of the leading restaurant companies in Columbus, OH, has opened Budd Dairy Food Hall, Columbus’ first-ever venue for restaurant incubation, culinary exploration and entertainment. The food hall, located in the historic Budd Dairy building, will give the city’s top up-and-coming chefs the opportunity to grow as entrepreneurs and to serve their community in a unique gathering space.  Located in the city’s Italian Village neighborhood, the food hall will provide guests with the opportunity to choose among multiple chef partner kitchens, to grab a beverage from one of three bars, and to enjoy them in flexible, on-trend spaces with plenty of local entertainment.  In addition to the main hall, Budd Dairy features a second floor event space and rooftop bar and patio. Budd Dairy will have nine chef-driven restaurant concepts and an ever-changing pop-up space called Hatch. It will position the new restaurateurs to develop and grow with resources from the Cameron Mitchell Restaurants team and with the support of the Columbus community.  


Starting April 15, Ventura County's tourism industry takes the first step on the road to its economic recovery as it reopens for small gatherings, meetings and events following Gov. Newsom’s announcement earlier this month.  All restrictions except those for conventions of more than 5,000 attendees are scheduled to lift statewide on June 15.  Newsom’s plans - the “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” and “Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy” - includes COVID-19 safety requirements for venues hosting gatherings, events and meetings and sets June 15 for a reopening for all industries across California with safety measures to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. 

People on the Move

In one of the hottest collaborations to hit South Florida, Derrick ‘Chef Teach’ Turton has partnered with The Hyatt Regency Miami to offer his delicious, celebrity loved, World Famous House of Mac to guests and through its market. In a soft launch over the weekend, all of the dishes sold out in under three hours. World Famous House of Mac is also now available at The Confidant, a Hyatt property, on their Backyard menu. Chef Teach’s culinary talent will be included in the Hyatt Regency’s Riverview Bar & Grill menu and the room service menu featuring his most popular dishes like his Five Cheese Truffle Mac & Cheese.

Association Updates

The National Society of Black Wedding & Event Professionals (NSBWEP) and The Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA) are pleased to announce a collaboration to advance diversity and inclusion initiatives in the events industry. The two associations have committed to a number of deliverables, including a co-hosted joint virtual seminar, shared promotional content, and quarterly events on ClubHouse. The NSWEP Speaker Talent Roster will also be introduced to WIPA education chairs at an upcoming national committee meeting. 

Products on the Market

Steeped Coffee, a Certified B Corp, announced today the addition of La Colombe Coffee Roasters to its lineup of top brands available in its revolutionary single-serve Steeped Brewing Method. La Colombe, a pioneer of third wave and fourth-wave coffee, now offers its signature cafe blends in fully compostable Steeped Packs. The proprietary brewing method is changing the way people view single-serve coffee, delivering all the benefits with none of the barriers. The partnership brings quality touch-free coffee and a sought-after green business solution to hotels, offices, wholesale purchasers, and other consumers nationwide. La Colombe’s Steeped Packs debut with Monaco Medium Roast, Corsica Dark Roast, and Monte Carlo Decaffeinated coffees. Steeped Coffee has established over 200 licensed partnerships with specialty coffee roasters across the country, bringing the award-winning Steeped Brewing Method to coffee lovers nationwide. Steeped Packs are available for purchase online, at premium grocery stores, or through hospitality, office, and other wholesale providers. 

Upcoming Events

The  2021 NACE Experience Conference will take place August 1-4 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is your opportunity to connect with other catering and event professionals and reunite with your friends in-person. If you're ready to learn how to prosper in 2021 and beyond, register today to join the vibrant NACE community at the Bellagio. 



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