The Melman Siblings of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises — The Inner-workings of an Iconic Restaurant Group

On this episode of On Foodable, brought to you by the Foodable Network, Host Rudy Miick is joined by two Melman siblings: Molly Melman, partner & divisional training manager at Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, and Jerrod Melman, managing partner at Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. For those not yet familiar, their father, Richard Melman, is the founder of LEYE, which is one of the most recognized restaurant groups today.

Though the restaurant industry is in their blood, not all family members fell into the business right away. Watch the full episode to find out what has kept them engaged in the business, what they look for in new hires, and more.

Taziki’s & the U.S. Healthful Food Council — Bringing Innovation to Health & Sustainability Awareness in Foodservice

On this insight series episode of On Foodable, brought to you by the Foodable Network, host Bill Bender is joined by Jim Keet, President & CEO of Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe, and Lawrence Williams, Chairman & CEO of the United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC), to talk about health and sustainability.

What initiatives are both Keet and Williams driving forward to bring more health & sustainability awareness to the industry? A lot of things, including Taziki’s Hope Program and the USHFC’s REAL Certification program.

Watch the full episode to learn more on the above, and why modern lifestyles are contributing to the demand of dining out with a focus on better-for-you options. Episode Bonus: Williams reveals, for the first time, a soon-to-launch USHFC initiative that will ultimately level the playing field for small- to medium-size farms to sell to local restaurants. 

IFMA — Maximizing Efficiency in Foodservice Manufacturing

On this insight series episode of On Foodable, brought to you by the Foodable Network, host Paul Barron is joined by IFMA President & CEO Larry Oberkfell and Mike Schwartz, IFMA’s Sr. Director of Centers of Excellence.

With more than 60 years in the industry, IFMA — the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association — is a trade association that currently represents 300+ industry members that fall anywhere on the scale of foodservice manufacturing — from food & beverage to dry goods, chemicals and disposables, and from large companies like Nestle and Pepsi Co. to independents representing artisan products.

Watch the full episode to learn more about IFMA’s offerings and the resources they provide for not only members, but for the foodservice industry as a whole, how IFMA has created a lens inside the consumer mindset that studies the psychology of why consumers dine out where they do, and more!

Golden State of Cocktails

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In this On Foodable Side Dish, brought to you by the Foodable Network, we attend the first annual Golden State of Cocktails in Los Angeles, an event that brings industry insiders together for one sole purpose: the art of designing a delicious drink. Watch the full episode as Foodable L.A. video correspondent Lanee Lee takes us on a drink tour of different spirits and gains insight on cocktail inspiration, aging processes and new brand variations (like a caviar lime vodka) from different vendors and personalities in the Golden State cocktail game.

On Foodable: Executive Insight Series — Discussing Pizza Trends with CiCi's and Rosati's Pizza [VIDEO]

In this episode of On Foodable, brought to you by the Foodable WebTV Network, we continue our Executive Insight series with pizza trends. Joining us are Rosati’s Pizza President Marla Topliff and Geoff Goodman, VP of National Brand Excellence at CiCi’s Pizza. Watch the full episode as we explore what makes pizza currently one of the most popular segments in the industry, how both Rosati’s and CiCi’s are approaching consumer engagement from the standpoint of different size concepts, and what challenges they are seeing in the market.