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Who's News in Catering for October 1, 2022

Upcoming Events

UW-Madison Division of Extension Community Food Systems Program is organizing a 2-day virtual summit for Wisconsin food entrepreneurs! The 2022 FEED Summit will be held virtually on November 14th and 15th, from 10 am to 4 pm. The Community Food Systems Program's Food Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development (FEED) Initiative is a statewide program that promotes food entrepreneurship training and network development for value-added producers and individuals facing structural barriers to food entrepreneurship. Extension will kick off the statewide, virtual conference on Monday (Nov 14th) morning at 10 am with a keynote from an exciting Wisconsin entrepreneur – Peter Robertson of RP Pasta and Tribe 9 Foods. Tuesday (Nov 15th) morning at 10 am will start with a keynote from the inspiring owners of the Spring Green-based restaurant named Homecoming – Leah Spicer and Kyle Beach. Participants will have the opportunity to ask the keynotes questions directly in the virtual session! Breakout sessions will go in-depth into key aspects of a thriving business model, including: Value Propositions, Key Partners, Customer Relationships, Key Resources, Key Activities, Customer Segments, Revenue Streams, Marketing Channels, and Cost Structures. Each session will feature one of Wisconsin’s premier business experts who will introduce an experienced Wisconsin-based food entrepreneur to share examples from their entrepreneurial journey.  Registration costs $55 from now until Oct. 31; $65 after that. Exhibitor costs are $65. All are welcome to this learning, connecting, and promotional space to help food businesses THRIVE! Registration link is:  

Hot Off the Presses

dineDK is proud to announce its expansion as a luxury private dining company focused on creating personalized culinary experiences with market-inspired, customizable menus highlighting regional, farm fresh ingredients. dineDK now offers a range of services, from upscale private dining and cocktail parties to weddings and a private chef at home placement service, bringing a personalized touch and full service team to any occasion. Since 2021, dineDK has expanded its revenue by 20% and its roster of Michelin-trained chefs, nearly doubling the number of events booked. dineDK has earned a robust list of returning and dedicated clientele and executed dining events for businesses like Facebook, The New York Jets, and Buzzfeed, and hosted private soirees for celebrities including Jay-Z, Kate Mara, and former President and First Lady, Bill and Hillary Clinton. dineDK’s mission is to curate one-of-a-kind culinary experiences built around each client’s vision, while cultivating an ideal environment for talented Michelin-trained chefs to be creative and collaborate, creating unforgettable moments together. dineDK is committed to working with artisan producers, local farmers, and sustainably sourced ingredients to support the community and reduce waste impact as it serves diners in the Tri-State area, throughout New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island including The Hamptons and Montauk. Chef David Kirschner launched dineDK as a way to put his culinary talents to work for clients looking to connect and create unique gatherings with Michelin-level menus served in any venue of choice. With almost 20 years of experience in the NYC food scene, Chef Kirschner and dineDK have assembled an arsenal of talented chefs and Experience Managers to provide a plethora of dining services with connections to trusted local vendors. One of dineDK’s innovative successes includes launching a private chef at home placement service, which focuses on placing talented chefs in ongoing roles in clients' homes for an extended period of time. 



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