Eight Chefs and This Fast Casual Brand Fight Childhood Hunger One Hot Dog At A Time

Eight Chefs and This Fast Casual Brand Fight Childhood Hunger One Hot Dog At A Time

What better way to start the new year than extending the holiday giving spirit all the way through 2018?

That’s exactly what fast casual Dog Haus is doing along with eight nationally celebrated chefs, through their partnering with No Kid Hungry.

“Since Dog Haus’ inception, giving has always been at the core of the work that we do,” said Dog Haus Partner André Vener in a press release. “We strongly believe that no person should ever go without a meal, and we are thrilled to join forces with No Kid Hungry and partner with some of the country’s best chefs to take hot dogs, sausages and burgers to new culinary heights, all while helping end childhood hunger in our country.”

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Pebble Beach Food and Wine Celebrates Women Chefs at 'Beauties and Their Beasts' Dinner

Pebble Beach Food and Wine Celebrates Women Chefs at 'Beauties and Their Beasts' Dinner

By Allison Levine, Foodable Contributor

Just over a year ago, Bloomberg News wrote a story about how women are “everywhere in food empires but no head chefs.” The story went on to explain that “men overwhelmingly hold the highest paying and most prominent kitchen jobs at ambitious, independent restaurants across America. Women occupy just 6.3 percent or 10 out of 160 head chef positions at 15 prominent U.S. restaurant groups analyzed by Bloomberg.”  Even though women make up 35-45% of graduates at two of the country’s most prestigious cooking schools, there are still a “larger percentage of women chief executive officers than head chefs.” And, according to a New York Magazine Article (March 28, 2014) “since their inception about a quarter-century ago, only 12 percent of the winners of the James Beard award for Outstanding Chef and 16 percent of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs have been women.”

The restaurant industry, as a whole, may be a male-dominated industry and the statistics may not seem very hopeful. But there are many women today who are receiving critical accolades as they head their own restaurants.  At the 8th Annual Pebble Beach Food and Wine event, a dinner was dedicated to five top female chefs. And, to make it even more fun, these five women prepared a dinner that was a tribute to whole animal cuisine, “proving that a woman’s place is wherever she can wield a cleaver.”

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Who Are the Top 50 Social Chefs of 2013-2014?

Who Are the Top 50 Social Chefs of 2013-2014?

Through our proprietary Restaurant Social Media Index, and in conjunction with DigitalCoCo, we evaluated 8,937 chefs across the country who engaged in a total of 23.2 million conversations in 2013. That’s an average of more than 2,500 conversations for each chef over the last year! 

Because social media embraces brevity, we narrowed down the list to the Top 50 Social Chefs from coast to coast. The four factors looked at for scoring purposes include engagement, sentiment, influence, and location-based action data to determine the list. If you think all the chefs are in New York and Los Angeles, you’ve got more than a few surprises coming to you. 

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