Recognition for hospitality sector pros usually comes from outside, be it from the media, some Internet accolade or a people’s choice award. This week, the Louisiana Restaurant Association brought back its own awards, and these are different because they come from peers in the business honoring their own.

Many New Orleans names are in the forefront for these awards, which were announced this week during a dinner at Juban’s Restaurant in Baton Rouge.

Here are the winners:

Restaurateurs of the Year

Emery Whalen and Chef Brian Landry, founders of QED Hospitality

The two business partners run the restaurants and bars

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Tastes change – often quickly and sometimes quite drastically. Nowhere is that more evident and relevant than in the world of food and beverage. What might be in one year can be out the next. So, what food trends are moving to the front burner for 2023? Whole Foods Market has its latest food trend predictions.

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Sanitizing as part of preventive controls is a requirement of food processing facilities. But, when microorganisms like E. coli, Listeria, Salmonella, Staphylococcus Aureus and others persist, chlorine dioxide gas may be the best kill step for resetting the environment.

Without question, a food facility’s primary responsibility is to ensure product safety, with effective sanitizing post-cleaning a significant part of FDA-required preventive controls. After ridding surfaces of dirt, allergens and harmful organisms, the sanitizing kill step must be safe to use and leave no undesired odors or residues that could encourage harborage of the very types of organisms they were designed

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This article is part of a guide to Hong Kong from FT Globetrotter

A perfect day in Hong Kong starts with a sweet pastry, something at which the Hong Kongese excel. If you follow the intoxicating aroma of freshly baked pastry, you can find a custard tart on every street corner. At Mid-Autumn Festival time, you can try mooncake (a cake typically made with lotus seed paste and salted duck-egg yolk). When done right, mooncakes are incredibly delicious — and very moreish. I have to be quite strict with myself when it comes to pastries when I visit.

Every time

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Why Having a Kitchen Fire Suppression System is Important

A kitchen fire suppression system is an integral part of any commercial kitchen. A properly installed and maintained fire suppression system can help protect your kitchen from fire damage and keep your staff safe.

A fire suppression system is an integral part of any commercial kitchen. A properly installed and maintained fire suppression system can help protect your kitchen from fire damage and keep your staff safe

A kitchen fire can be a devastating event. In just a few minutes, a small fire can quickly spread throughout the kitchen, causing extensive damage to the building and equipment. A properly installed … Read more