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Game Day Chef Challenge Finalists Set for Grand Finale
For the second year in a row the Game Day Chef Challenge Grand Finale will be returning to Pasadena and the Rose Bowl Stadium. The contest, sponsored by Chevron, is a fun and innovative cooking competition in which football fans, foodies, and chefs vie for a $25,000 Grand Prize and bragging rights for the best game-day recipe.

Rise and Shine! Sun Basket Subscribers Can Now Enjoy Fast, Fresh, Healthy Breakfasts Developed by a Top San Francisco Chef
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - December 03, 2015) - Mornings just got a whole lot healthier thanks to Sun Basket (, the new healthy cooking service that delivers the best organic, non-GMO ingredients and delicious, easy-to-make recipes weekly to your door. Sun Basket has announced that it will offer fast, nutritious breakfasts as part of its weekly subscription plan

CarCharging Offers Blink Electric Vehicle Charging Services at The Highland Dallas in Dallas, Texas
Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) ("CarCharging"), the largest owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced today that The Highland Dallas, the first ever hotel in Curio A Collection by Hilton, now provides two Blink Level 2 EV charging stations at its location

Culinary Cinema -- This Sunday at the 14th Annual San Diego Film Festival
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - September 29, 2015) - The San Diego Film Festival's Culinary Cinema is a recipe for Sunday fun! The ingredients include two cuisine themed screenings and after each movie celebrity chefs will serve food and wine tastings celebrating the films

Jackson Chance Foundation Hosts Third Annual Ping Pong Ball at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - September 22, 2015) - Jackson Chance Foundation and Becker Ventures, in partnership with Hard Rock Hotel Chicago and Killerspin Table Tennis, present the Third Annual Ping Pong Ball, a fun and interactive fundraising event benefiting families with critically ill babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

Mario Batali Foundation Awards Grant to Ingredients for Education for KickinNutrition.TV Program
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 16, 2015) - The Mario Batali Foundation has awarded a grant to Ingredients for Education (IFE), a charity organization and multimedia education content provider that distributes KickinNutrition.TV (KNTV), an online platform for food and health education to schools and afterschools.

Mattersight Announces 2015 Call to Loyalty Event
Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR), the pioneer in personality-based software applications, announced today that their 2015 client summit will be a "Call to Loyalty" to brands looking to improve customer experience, stem customer churn and maximize their call center ROI.

Enjoy Sonoma County Flavor at the 19th Annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival
SANTA ROSA, CA--(Marketwired - July 15, 2015) - On Saturday, September 26, the Kendall Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens will open their doors for the annual Kendall-Jackson® Heirloom Tomato Festival, now in its 19th consecutive year. This year's festival benefits Ceres Community Project

Stonefire(R) Authentic Flatbreads Launches Nationwide Food Truck Tour
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - April 07, 2015) - On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Stonefire® Authentic Flatbreads launched its cross-country food truck tour in partnership with Celebrity Chef Marcel Vigneron, acclaimed global chef and star of hit reality series, Top Chef

Baker Ranch Debut Stirs Up Interest in Baker Ranch
More than two thousand visitors turned out to get a taste of central Orange County's newest master-planned community, Baker Ranch. The Eat, Tour and Explore event, featuring the culinary talents of Bravo's Top Chef Richard Blais, was a huge success, allowing the public to see and experience everything Baker Ranch offers its residents.

Eat, Tour and Explore Fantastic New Homes at Baker Ranch ~ Meet Top Chef Richard Blais
The public is invited to the Eat, Tour and Explore at Orange County's newest master-planned community, Baker Ranch, this Saturday, February 21st from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by renowned home builders Shea Homes and Toll Brothers, the event is highlighted by the culinary genius of Bravo's Top Chef Richard Blais as he cooks up a storm in the gourmet kitchen at the award-winning Grove Clubhouse.

Colorado Is Setting the Scene for an Exciting Summer Season
Throughout the state, visitors and locals are invited to experience what's new in Colorado this summer. For more information, visit

BurdiGala Returns to New York
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - February 17, 2015) - On March 13, 2015 the greatest celebration of Bordeaux returns to the U.S. with BurdiGala at St. Bartholomew's Church in the heart of Manhattan

What's New in Jax: Spring 2015
JACKSONVILLE, FL--(Marketwired - February 03, 2015) - While parts of the country are dealing with an extra cold winter, Jacksonville is coming into the new year extra hot! From new dining options, new festivals, new hotels, new meeting venues, and a major revitalizing of the Downtown district, 2015 is shaping up to be quite the year to visit Jacksonville.

Exciting New Developments Take Shape This Winter in Colorado
From major anniversaries including Rocky Mountain National Park's 100th to museum exhibits such as the world-wide exclusive of Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, and the restoration of historic landmarks with the opening of the much-anticipated Union Station in Denver, Colorado is the place to be this fall and winter for all things innovative and fun. For more information, visit www

No Time for a Vacation? Take a Culinary Trip in Your Own Neighborhood
Bravo's "Top Chef" fan favorite and co-host of ABC's "The Chew," Carla Hall teamed up with AARP® Credit Card from Chase to provide "destination dining" tips for those with no time to waste and plenty of reasons to enjoy a night out at a fun, new restaurant.

Pressing Play on Family TV Time -- U.S. Moms Control the Remote, DVR
Mother knows best, at least when it comes to watching television and controlling the remote, according to TiVo, the leader in advanced television entertainment, and the results from its second annual Mother's Day survey.

Dining in St. Petersburg Takes a Celebrity Turn During Top Chef Competition
From Gordon Ramsay to Jamie Oliver, celebrity chefs have long captured the public's attention and imagination. But as the Top Chef of Tampa Bay competition proved on March 31, 2014, there's plenty of culinary talent this side of the pond, too. Case in point is Craft St. Petersburg's Chef Karen Gebhardt who took home the award for Top Table Décor

BAM! Chef Emeril Lagasse Kicks Walmart's Freezer Section(1) Up A Notch with New Line of Frozen Snacks
Editor's note: There are two photos associated with this press release.

Top 5 Things to Do in San Diego This April 2014 Announced by
The beautiful City of San Diego offers many dynamic attractions and events ready to satisfy any and every taste throughout the year. Today, announced its list of the top 5 things to do in San Diego this April 2014. Whether in the mood to attend a live show or do some relaxing on the sand, the options are truly endless.

Top Chef Brings Star Power and Stellar Flavors to Maui Restaurant
If the rest of the world didn't already envy Maui enough for its perfect climate, relaxed atmosphere and paradise-like setting, the island recently added one more feather to its overstuffed cap: a star chef. Fresh off the set of "Top Chef" on Bravo, Chef Sheldon Simeon opened his first restaurant, Migrant, at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in December 2013

M.C. Spiedo Ristorante & Bar Debuts in Boston's Seaport District
James Beard Award-winning chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier, of acclaimed Maine restaurants Arrows and MC Perkins Cove, bring the newest Boston seaport district restaurant, M.C. Spiedo Ristorante & Bar, located inside the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel [606 Congress Street; 617.476.5606]

Spring Events and Festivals in San Jose, California
SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - February 28, 2014) - Mother Nature must have missed the memo that it's still winter in San Jose, because its many parks and hills are blooming with colorful flowers, lush foliage and singing birds. Peoples' thoughts are turning not only to thoughts of love, but to getting out and socializing

Ocean Mist Farms Marks Beginning of Heirloom Artichoke Season
CASTROVILLE, CA--(Marketwired - February 25, 2014) - March is the beginning of peak artichoke season and Ocean Mist Farms, the largest grower of Heirloom artichokes in the country, is celebrating the company's 90th anniversary with multiple activities designed to generate awareness for fresh artichokes.

The World Comes to Delaware as Chefs From Six Continents Visit for May Festival
WILMINGTON, DE--(Marketwired - January 22, 2014) -  The MidAtlantic region will soon play host to an extraordinary number of international chefs converging on Delaware for the MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival, May 14-18, 2014

The 3rd Annual Napa Valley Film Festival Announces Award Winners
Co-Founders and Directors Brenda and Marc Lhormer are proud to announce the completion of the third annual Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) which culminated on Sunday, November 17th at the Uptown Theatre in Napa with an energetic Awards Ceremony & Wrap Party. NVFF spanned a full week this year throughout the Napa Valley's picturesque towns of Napa, Yountville, Calistoga and St. Helena

HMSHost Welcomes Celebrity Chefs and New Restaurants to Toronto Pearson
Toronto is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, and soon Toronto Pearson will welcome travellers with even more culinary experiences that reflect the exciting, diverse dining this city has to offer.

Celebrated International Chef Susur Lee to Guest Star in the Kitchen at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Internationally acclaimed celebrity chef, Susur Lee of "Lee" & "Bent" restaurants in Toronto, Canada will serve as a guest chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe this winter. Chef Lee will prepare a four-course, prix fixe menu for up to 150 dining guests at Manzanita, the resort's signature Lake Tahoe restaurant on Thursday, January 9, 2014 with reservations available from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p

PHL Local Gaming: Chef Nunzio Patruno Would Return to Philly, Heading Its Fine-Dining Italian Restaurant

Susan Spicer Cooks Up Warm Welcome for AdStation
Renowned New Orleans chef, Susan Spicer, is preparing a private dinner party for AdStation's contest winners at her award-winning restaurant, Bayona, this October. AdStation, Adknowledge's email channel, announced the launch of its "Big Mailers in the Big Easy" contest back in May. Right now, AdStation is looking at perhaps the closest contest it has ever run

Southern California's Rising Star Chefs to Battle at 2013 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo
Rising star chefs will be center stage at this summer's Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo. The Expo is partnering with Brad Metzger Restaurant Solutions Hospitality Recruitment to bring this fast paced and energetic Rising Star Chef Mystery Box Challenge to the 2013 event

The Venetian(R) and The Palazzo(R) Las Vegas Unmask Summer With Carnevale, Inspired by the Festivals of Italy
The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas will come alive with the fantasy, food, fun and romance of Italy during CARNEVALE, a three-month celebration of the summer festivals of Italy, May 27 through Sept. 8, 2013

Insomniac Partners With Haven Entertainment and Directors Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz of Magical Elves to Film the Documentary 'EDC 2013: You Are the Headliner'
Insomniac, creator of the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), is partnering with Haven Entertainment, producers of "A Band Called Death," and "More than a Game" and directors Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, the team behind "Katy Perry: Part of Me," and Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never," on the documentary "EDC 2013: You Are the Headliner

National Survey Reveals U.S. Workforce Actively Forming Better Nutrition Habits
Keas, the market leader in corporate wellness, today released results from a national nutrition survey that uncovered 73 percent of the U.S. workforce is frequently or always reading nutrition labels, 86 percent is eating breakfast at least 5 days a week and 94 percent is increasing the daily intake of fruits and vegetables

According to TiVo, One in Five Moms Say They Want TV Time for Mother's Day
TiVo Inc. recently released the first-ever TiVo Mother's Day TV survey celebrating the best TV moms and the shows that help families come together.

TiVo Fan and New Mom Kristin Cavallari Shares Her Must Watch Shows
Today TiVo, a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, released the first-ever TiVo Mother's Day TV survey celebrating the best TV moms and the shows that help families come together.

Boys and Girls Clubs Across Canada to Receive Kitchen Makeovers Called easybites Thanks to easyhome Ltd.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is thrilled to receive a significant donation from easyhome Ltd. (TSX: EH) to renovate kitchens in Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada, thus boosting their ability to provide nutritious food options and teach kids how to prepare healthy meals.

Respect Your Universe to Be Featured on E!'s "Playing With Fire"
Respect Your Universe, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: RYU) (OTCQB: RYUN), a performance lifestyle apparel brand, will be featured on E!'s Playing With Fire, the newest program in the station's Sunday night lineup premiering March 17 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific, 9:00 p.m. Central

Deliciously Heart-Healthy Dishes
(Family Features) Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States; yet, it is largely preventable with the help of a heart-healthy diet.

Alterrus Systems Inc. Celebrates Inaugural Commercial Harvest of Its Local Garden Produce, Grown in North America's First Verticrop Rooftop Vertical Farm
Alterrus Systems Inc. (CNSX: ASI)(OTCQB: ASIUF) today celebrated the opening of the first Local Garden rooftop vertical farm - and the harvesting of its first commercial crop of leafy greens - in North America.

Holiday Cookies for a Good Cause
(Family Features) The hottest item to give and exchange this holiday season is a cookie. That's because each cookie shared this November and December can mean supporting Cookies for Kids' Cancer, a non-profit that raises funds for pediatric cancer research through cookie sales.

Renowned Chef Lee Anne Wong Serves Up Simmered Hawaiian Kampachi(TM) at NY Autism Speaks VIP Gala
Renowned American chef and TV personality Lee Anne Wong created a luscious Simmered Hawaiian Kampachi™ with marinated salmon roe, tempura matsutake and dashi consommé for the recent New York VIP event at Autism Speaks. The fundraising gala for top donors included an exclusive pre-event appetizer party with original dishes prepared by Chef Wong and three other top chefs.

Chef Traci Des Jardins Becomes Sole Managing Owner of Jardiniere Restaurant
James Beard Award-winning chef Traci Des Jardins today announced she is now the sole managing owner of Jardinière restaurant after buying out her business partner in Jardinière of 16 years, Pat Kuleto

Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival Announces Schedule of Events, All-Star Roster of Chefs and Expanded Program for 2012
The Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival is excited to announce an all-star lineup of celebrated chefs and culinary personalities, a major expansion of events, and a novel charity component, Chefs Dish Back™, for its sixth anniversary celebration

The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo Opens Today at the Anaheim Convention Center
Starting at 11 am today at the Anaheim Convention Center thousands of restaurant and foodservice professionals from throughout California will attend The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo. The event, which runs through Tuesday, will offer thousands of new foods products from hundreds of exhibiting companies and dozens of exciting special events and educational programs

California's Restaurant Industry Set to Convene at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo in Anaheim Starting on Sunday
Since 1936 thousands of restaurant and foodservice industry professionals have attended The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo. There will be dozens of exciting special events and educational programs plus hundreds of companies showcasing new products at this trade show and conference taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center from August 12-14, 2012

Dentsu America Announces Appointment of Jeff Hinson as Account Lead on New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation Team
Dentsu America has named Jeff Hinson as their local account lead for the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC).

Look Out D.C.! Graffiato Is on the Go in the New CityEats Food Truck
If you're one of the many food lovers who still hasn't snagged a reservation at Mike Isabella's Graffiato, then you will be excited to know Mike Isabella may be trucking to a neighborhood near you. CityEats

Celebrity Chefs Robert Irvine and Fabio Viviani to Appear at OC Fair as Part of the 2012 Chef Series
The 2012 OC Fair (July 13-August 12) will welcome Celebrity Chefs Robert Irvine (July 26) and Fabio Viviani (August 2) in The Hangar at the OC Fair at 1pm. Both performances are free with Fair admission and will be followed by a Q&A, autograph signing and prizes.

Hungry? Get a Taste of "Home Sweet Home" at the 2012 OC Fair
The theme of the 2012 OC Fair (July 13-August 12) is "Home Sweet Home" and this year the Fair is not skimping on the "sweet."

OC Fair Announces The Hangar's Complete Summer 2012 Lineup Featuring Tribute Bands, Original Bands and Celebrity Chefs
The OC Fair (July 13-August 12) has announced the full summer entertainment lineup in The Hangar for 2012. Added to the Fair's entertainment options in 2010, The Hanger is a 23,000-square-foot aviation-style structure featuring an incredible lineup of top-notch tribute and original bands

Lorimar Vineyards and Winery Wins 3rd Consecutive Year for Gold Medal Honor in Temecula Valley's Balloon and Wine Festival
Lorimar Winery announced today its third consecutive Gold Medal win for the Annual Balloon and Wine Festival Awards, coordinated by the Temecula Valley Wine Growers Association and Festival.

SousVide Supreme Is the Perfect Father's Day Gift for Foodies and Tech Gadget Lovers Everywhere
Father's Day is right around the corner, but Dad already has too many ties and picking out a power tool doesn't sound like much fun. Wow dad with the best Father's Day gift for the man who loves to cook

First Likeable Awards Winners Take Home Thumbs Up Trophy
Likeable Media, one of the fastest growing social media and word of mouth marketing firms, announced the winners of the first ever Likeable Awards, held at its Likeable U Conference yesterday at the Desmond Tutu Center in New York. Hundreds of social media professionals gathered under one roof to share the latest techniques with participants as one of the star attractions during Internet Week.

Chartwells School Dining Services Chefs 2 Schools Program -- One Year Later
In 2011, Chartwells School Dining Services decided to leverage the talent and expertise of their chefs in order to help deliver healthy nutrition messages in a fun and appealing way to children. As a result, their Chefs 2 Schools Program was implemented nationwide last spring

Four Nights, Three Venues and 4,000 Guests Later, the United Way Miami Wine & Food Festival Raises More Than $500,000 to Benefit 120 Programs in Miami-Dade

Padma Lakshmi gets daughter's head shaved in 'Mundan' ceremony
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi stepped out for a party with her freshly shaved two-year-old daughter Krishna last Saturday.

Padma Lakshmi sizzles at charity event after losing baby battle
Padma Lakshmi has just lost a messy battle with her former partner, Adam Dell, over their two-year-old daughter Krishna.

Rushdie attends Christopher Hitchens' memorial with ex wife Padma Lakshmi
Salman Rushdie and Padma Lakshmi, who divorced five years ago, were seen leaving the memorial of Christopher Hitchens together in New York on Friday.

Mariah Carey and Alicia Silverstone's sons top poll of worst celeb baby names
Mariah Carey's choice of name Moroccan for her son is tied with Alicia Silverstone's Bear Blu as worst celebrity baby names.

Padma Laxmi's ex beau Theodore Forstmann dies at 71
Theodore 'Teddy' Forstmann, a veteran business leader and philanthropist who had been romantically linked to Padma Lakshmi, died on Sunday. He was 71.

'Grating' Padma Lakshmi accepts $1k by audience to exit storytelling stage
Padma Lakshmi was paid1, 000 dollars by the audience to get off the stage at The Moth's storytelling event at Cooper Union on Tuesday night.

Padma Lakshmi looks extremely svelte in boxing gear for Danskin
Padma Lakshmi looked sensational in her boxing workout gear as she showed off her well-toned body to promote US sportswear brand Danskin's Move For Change campaign.

Varolii Raises Proceeds for FareStart Culinary Job Training Program With Holiday Chef Contest and Silent Auction
In the spirit of giving, Varolii teamed up with a local nonprofit organization to celebrate the holidays with culinary flare and raise proceeds for a good cause. The aptly themed "Tis the Seasoning" event raised money for FareStart, a local organization dedicated to culinary job training and placement for the homeless and disadvantaged.

Mobile Excellence Awards Announces Its 2011 Winners at Prestigious Awards Gala in Los Angeles
The Mobile Excellence Awards honored industry leaders and rising stars at its annual gala, which took place on Monday, December 5th at a prestigious event in Los Angeles, CA and exclusively covered and filmed by the prestigious Arts & Living Magazine.

A Gourmet Getaway in the Playground of Palm Beach
Palm Beach is known for its ubiquitous wealth, glamour, shopping and beauty; however, it's not often been known for its gastronomy, until now. In only a few weeks, some of the best chefs in the country will travel to the island to offer residents and visitors the culinary experience of a lifetime during the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival 2011, December 9-13

Majesco Entertainment Whips Up Serious Fun With Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic, Available Now for Nintendo 3DS(TM)
Majesco Entertainment (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, announced today that the one-and-only original video game chef is now available in 3D for the first time with Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic for Nintendo 3DS™

Kitchit Makes Holiday Dinners Stress-Free With Curated Holiday Packages
Kitchit, the company that first brought you the concept of bespoke dining, today announced its "Home for the Holidays" curated menus. This limited-time promotion features all-inclusive holiday packages created and served by world-class chefs. Kitchit's "Holiday Packages" are the perfect solution for effortless holiday entertaining

Healthy Meals From Seed to Plate From Seeds of Change
(Family Features) From rural areas to urban communities, home and community gardens are sprouting up all over the country for the sole purpose of growing and using fresh, organic produce in home-cooked meals. The National Gardening Association indicates food gardening in the U.S. is on the rise as more Americans are recognizing the benefits of growing their own produce.

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