Donut Fest NYC

donut-day-facts-ftr.jpgOn January 23rd, you can fight the winter doldrums with the best donuts and coffee from all over New York at the 2016 Donut Fest at Verboten in Greenpoint. Tickets range from $35 to $50 for VIP tickets (which include early entry and goodies to take home). All proceeds benefit the Food Bank For New York City, so you can break your New Year’s resolutions knowing it’s for a good cause.

For more information, click here.

2016 Food and Enterprise Summit

Tickets are now available to the 2016 Food + Enterprise Summit in Brooklyn, sponsored by Slow Money NYC. See below for the announcement:

Food + Enterprise Summit 2016 aims to catalyze capital flows to the local food system by connecting investors and entrepreneurs. 

Food + Enterprise is a B2B social impact gathering animated by a new investment philosophy valuing place, planet, purpose and people alongside profits — financing a better food system for all.

Get your early bird ticket to enhance your food entrepreneur intelligence and investor diligence through 1-on-1 coaching, hands-on workshops, Jeffersonian dinners, a trade show, pitch presentation, and countless connections.

Offer expires 2/18/16

Friday + Saturday, April 8-9, 2016

630 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn NY (“Pfizer Building”)



Save 17% when you purchase your tickets January 18th!




Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Hosts Brooklyn EATS!

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce  is hosting Brooklyn EATS!, the first food & beverage trade show in the borough. The show was created to support Brooklyn’s food manufacturing businesses and create a community of food producers local to the area. The show is open to buyers, distributors, representatives from hospitality companies and interested consumers. Experience tastes of Brooklyn, meet the makers and enjoy a variety of programming over the course of a full day, culminating in an after-show loft celebration. Learn more and register here.

Date: 6/27/2014
Time: 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

630 Flushing Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206


NYCHG / NYSRA Event: Golf Outing

The New York City Hospitality Group and New York State Restaurant Association is hosting a golf outing at Paramount Country Club in Garden City, NY. The event will include breakfast before a morning tee-time followed by a BBQ lunch and cocktails by the pool. A portion of proceeds will benefit the NYS Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

Date: June 30, 2014, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Paramount Country Club

Schedule:                                                                                                                                                                                                            Breakfast & Driving Range, 9:00-10:20 a.m. Shotgun Start 10:30 a.m.                                                                                                  BBQ Lunch, 2:00-4:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                Cocktails by the Pool, 4:30 p.m.

Various ticket types are available. Visit the NYCHG website here to register and learn more.

9th Annual Fast Casual Executive Summit in Denver

The 9th Annual Fast Casual Executive Summit will be held in Denver, Co from October 12-15 at the Four Seasons Hotel. Lon Southerland, senior director, global food and beverage for Marriott International, will be the keynote speakers. The event is designed to bring together the movers and shakers of the of the fast casual industry.

See the agenda and more information here.

Live Webinar: Branded Restaurant Apps – Integrating Mobile with Traditional Marketing

Branded mobile apps are fairly new to restaurants and are often an underutilized component of their marketing campaigns. Customers today are growing accustomed to mobile and online ordering, payment, loyalty programs and promotions as a part of a single brand experience., an enterprise level SaaS platform, is hosting a live webinar geared towards restaurant operators and marketing teams. Register here.

Live Webinar: Branded Restaurant Apps – Integrating Mobile with Traditional Marketing

Date: Thu, May 1, 2014

Time: 02:00 PM EDT

Duration: 1 hour

 What you’ll learn:

  • How to introduce your app and drive adoption
  • How to engage your customers via your mobile app and impact their behaviors
  • How to promote effectively via your mobile app
  • When to use traditional marketing tactics and when to use mobile promotions
  • How to integrate messages and offers so customers have a consistent experience across all brand channels
  • How to optimize mobile promotions by segmenting users (new, lapsed, best customers)
  • How to transfer contact information and behavioral data between your traditional marketing systems and your mobile/online platforms
  • How much control should your franchisees have for setting up mobile marketing?


NYC Hospitality Alliance Food Protection Course – March

NYC Hospitality Alliance is offering a NYC Food Protection Course including an exam for certification. Employers have the opportunity to get their staff certified at a member rate of $145 per person. NYC health code requires that at least one certified supervisor is on-site during all food prep and times of operation.

Cost: Member Rate = $145            Non-member Rate = $170

Day 1: Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 – 8:00am to 4:00pm

The Stumble Inn | 1454 Second Avenue | Manhattan

Day 2: Thursday, March 20th, 2014 – 8:00am to 4:00p

The Stumble Inn | 1454 Second Avenue | Manhattan

Day 3: Friday, March 21st, 2014 – 9:00am [EXAM]

NYC Health Academy, 413 East 120th Street, 2nd Floor, Manhattan 

Register here for this course.

Modernist Food Photography: Wed 11/20

Adam Gopnik and Nathan Myhrvold of The New Yorker will share the techniques, science and stories behind the culinary-centric photos that compose Myhrvold’s latest project, “The Photography of Modernist Cuisine“. Discover how the lens transformed revolutionary cuisine into visual masterpieces.

When: Wed 11/20
Time: 2pm
Location: 92nd st Y (Lexington Ave at 92nd St)
Venue: Weill Art Gallery
Tickets: from $21

Pig Butchering Demo: Wed 11/13

Join Meat Hook butcher Sara Bigelow for a comprehensive demonstration of snout-to-tail butchering techniques. All porcine queries are encouraged as Ms. Bigelow will show how to butcher an entire cross section of a farm-raised pig. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about unfamiliar cuts and even try some of Brooklyn Kitchen’s house-made sausages and Great Brewers’ beer. Leave your knives at home; this class is not hands on (however, participants will receive a 10% discount on equipment on the day of class).

Company: Brooklyn Kitchen

Location: Williamsburg

Address: 100 Frost St (Manhattan Ave & Leonard St)

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Tickets: $85

New York Hospitality Group Event: Tuesday November 12th

The New York City Hospitality Group  will host “A Taste of New York” with Chef Marc Murphy at Landmarc on November 12th.

Murphy will lead an all-star panel of New York food and wine producers for a Q & A session along with a uniquely curated drink and tasting menu featuring food and wine from New York State.

Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with hospitality industry leaders to celebrate and discuss the importance of utilizing local products and supporting New York farmers, distillers and winemakers.

Buy tickets here.