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Who's News for February 20, 2021

General Mills Foodservice announces the winners in its 2020 Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest, an annual contest that celebrates independent restaurants and food trucks, their one-of-a-kind dishes and the vital role they play in our communities. The 20 winners, which include family and neighborhood restaurants, food trucks and caterers from across the country, will each receive $5,000 in cash, marketing support and the chance to be named the “People’s Choice” Grand Prize Winner for an additional $5,000 donation for a local food bank charity. 

The 2020 Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest Winners are: 

Black Magnolia Southern Patisserie 

Entrant: Veneé Pawlowski 

Greensboro, North Carolina 

Recipe: Bourbon Banoffee Pecan Cinnamon Rolls 

Madigan’s Pub & Grille 

Entrant: Chris Nelson 

Maple Lake, Minnesota 

Recipe: Ragin' Cajun Pizza 

Brown Butter and Southern Kitchen Bar 

Entrant: Dayne Womax 

New Orleans, Louisiana 

Recipe: Nashville Hot Chicken & Waffle 

My Favorite Things Food Truck 

Entrant: Lea Ann Macrery 

Jeffersonville, Vermont 

Recipe: Caramel Topped Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownie 

Corner Café 

Entrant: Stephanie Cook 

Orange, Massachusetts 

Recipe: Maple Brownie Cakes with Candied Bacon 

Nutcracker Family Restaurant 

Entrant: Nancy Butcher 

Pataskala, Ohio 

Recipe: King of Rock & Roll Ice Cream Cake 

Coyote Moon Grille 

Entrant: Adam Meyer 

St. Cloud, Minnesota 

Recipe: Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich w Raspberry Chipotle Sauce 

Southerleigh Fine Food and Brew 

Entrant: Aaron Juvera 

San Antonio, Texas 

Recipe: Fried Pork Cheddar Sammie with Apple Caramel 

Daisy’s Lunchbox Café & Bakery 

Entrant: Suzanne Raiford 

Searcy, Arkansas 

Recipe: Peach Praline Galettes 

Southerleigh Haute South 

Entrant: JC Rodriguez 

San Antonio, Texas 

Recipe: Jalapeño Cheddar Holes with Charred Sweet Scallion Butter 

Danutella’s Corner 

Entrant: Danuta Rybak 

Rego Park, New York 

Recipe: Mushroom Latke Burger 

Sugar Rush Baking Company LLC 

Entrant: Natasha Huhn 

Summit, Mississippi 

Recipe: Berry Chantilly Napoleons 

Elite Sweets by Nicole 

Entrant: Nicole Amey 

Tatamy, Pennsylvania 

Recipe: Mulled Cider Muffins 

The Little Farmer LLC 

Entrant: Jill Daleiden 

Malone, Wisconsin 

Recipe: Pumpkin Snickerdoodles 

Huya Craft Coffee 

Entrant: Kily LaGarde 

Youngsville, Louisiana 

Recipe: Boudin Pastry Tarts 

Union Straw 

Entrant: Dan Lane 

Foxboro, Massachusetts 

Recipe: Honey Hot Buttermilk Biscuit Slider 

Jennings & Co. 

Entrant: Peter Jennings 

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 

Recipe: Slip “Sliders” Away 

Upper West 

Entrant: Nick Shipp 

Santa Monica, California 

Recipe: Slow & Low Braised Pork Curried Crepes with Mango Salsa 

Jetties Bagels 

Entrant: George Blanchette 

Ipswich, Massachusetts 

Recipe: Mulled Apple Cider Bagels 

Victoria’s Sugar Shack 

Entrant: Victoria Poe 

Kingman, Arizona 

Recipe: Sugar Shack’s Coffee Cake 


Three Tomatoes Catering developed and launched an original event and wedding catering online booking solution for both food deliveries and special events. This online booking solution allows clients to personalize the menu and other catering elements as well as event plan and pay online with ease and convenience.  

For fully staffed events, the main benefits of our catering online booking solution are: 

  • Lower Prices: Lower Menu Prices + Lower Admin Fee Charges + Lower Deposit 
  • Reliability: our solution is tried and true and is based on decades of experience in the hospitality field 
  • Efficiency: it fits special events and weddings spending much less time in back-and -forth emails and phone-calls 
  • Convenience/User-Friendliness: here, you will find a clear step-by-step process to plan your own event online & the fun of creative ALL-INCLUSIVE MENU PACKAGES 
  • Full Customer-Care Assistance: after booking online our food & service catering one of our Service Managers will contact you to confirm and finalize every detail and handle other special requests. We will assist you from the moment of your online booking until the day of your event. And please feel free to contact our Customer Care Team if you need further information about and support with your event online booking/ordering. 


Elior North America has named Jay Nayak as the culinary management company’s chief information officer. 

Nayak brings more than 23 years of experience working within global organizations in the technology, logistics and supply chain functions to her role. Her passion for technology, strong business acumen and collaborative approach have produced a proven record of developing solutions, improving visibility and tracking, and increasing accountability within technology teams. She has a history of adding value and improving net profits for organizations by improving operational efficiencies and restructuring policies and procedures where needed, while maintaining a strong focus on customer service. 


Presidio Trust and Wedgewood Weddings & Events have entered into a master leasing partnership for the operations of several of the Presidio of San Francisco’s iconic venues; the Golden Gate Club, the Chapel of Our Lady and the Log Cabin. Wedgewood Weddings & Events will lease the buildings and provide full-service events management including catering. Since the Presidio closed as a US Army base and became a national park site in 1994, thousands of people have enjoyed special experiences like weddings, reunions, and corporate meetings in these venues, with sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay. Previously, the US Army had used them in a similar capacity. 

 Wedgewood Weddings & Events is a family-owned business that currently leases and operates forty-three facilities from coast to coast, 28 of them in California. No stranger to park-settings, their California venues include the meticulously restored Jefferson Street Mansion in Historic Benicia, the University Club at UC Irvine, and Redwood Canyon, a municipal golf course owned by the East Bay Regional Park District. The largest independent event management firm in the country, their clients include golf courses, hotels, and unique event space owners.


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