Michelle Obama to Speak At WFF's Leadership Conference in March

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Looks like former First Lady Michelle Obama will be addressing the attendants of the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) annual conference on March 7.

WFF is based in Dallas, Texas and it will host its 29th annual leadership conference at the Hilton Anatole Hotel from March 4 through March 7 .

Mrs. Obama will engage in a conversation with Hattie Hill, president and CEO of WFF to discuss the importance of supporting the advancement of women in the workplace.

This organization’s annual leadership development conference will bring together over 3,000 food industry professionals to provide comprehensive educational workshops for emerging leaders and executives, alike.

The former First Lady will be participating at the closing session of the WFF conference.

“We are thrilled that Mrs. Obama will join us and our other esteemed speakers,” said Hattie Hill, WFF president and CEO, in a statement. “She is a charismatic and inspiring role model that embodies the limitless possibilities that we want women in the food industry to aspire for.”

Attendants will also listen to more than 50 best-selling authors and leadership experts.

Michelle Obama served as First Lady of the United States for eight years and during that time she pioneered four key initiatives. Two of those initiatives had to do with education: Reach Higher and Let Girls Learn, to inspire young people to seek higher education and help young women go to school around the world.

To learn more about the rest of the speakers and sessions confirmed, visit the conference website.

Celebrity Chef John Tesar's Knife Burger to Open at New Food Hall in Texas

Celebrity Chef John Tesar's Knife Burger to Open at New Food Hall in Texas

Food halls, in general, are becoming wildly popular.

Earlier this year, Foodable reported on how this new dining category may become the next big thing with more fast casual restaurants joining forces to form part of a diverse collection of food offerings housed close together in one go-to destination for customer convenience.

The appeal for consumers, who want to eat healthier, support local farmers and fisheries while having different cuisines available to satisfy every craving, is there.

Our industry expert, Donald Burns, went out on a limb late last year predicting the rise of food halls, as he shared his favorite spots found around the U.S.

"Today, people, they want to mix it up… they want to try out new things. Nothing is better than going to a food hall with your friends and having lots and lots of different options available... There are [great] ones out there in the market. There’s one in Houston, Tex., called Conservatory… There’s another one: Avanti in Denver… also the Revival Food Hall in Chicago. Another great concept!,” said Burns.

Well, Fort Worth, Tex. is the next lucky city with development plans in place to create an exciting food hall in Crockett Row at West 7th.

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Amazon Mobile App Takes on Food Delivery

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Amazon is officially taking on food delivery under the name: Amazon Restaurants. It is available now to over 20 cities in the United States.

The service is still exclusively available online to Prime members, but now also through the Amazon mobile app, Prime Now. 

Navigating the Amazon Mobile App

  • Tap the menu icon 
  • Tap on: "See all programs"
  • Scroll down to: "Amazon Restaurants"
  • Browse restaurant selection after typing in your ZIP code

As Foodable previously reported, Amazon started testing the food delivery services in Seattle back in 2014. Just this year, the logistics company began to deliver food in Las Vegas and District of Columbia.

Below you can find a complete list of cities where Amazon’s delivery services are available:

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Baltimore
  • Brooklyn
  • Chicago
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Phoenix
  • Portland
  • Manhattan
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • Northern Virginia
  • Orlando
  • Oakland
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • Seattle and the Eastside
  • Tampa
  • Las Vegas

Henry's Majestic Heats Up Dallas Winter Season With 11 New Cocktails

Henry's Majestic Heats Up Dallas Winter Season With 11 New Cocktails

Henry's Majestic is a fitting name for a tavern with majestic, creative fare and signature cocktails, beer, and wine. This rustic restaurant may be based in a Dallas, a city known for its hot, humid weather, but it seems like the holiday season came a little early to the Lone Star State. As of November 8, Henry's Majestic added 11 new winter cocktails to its menu.

"It can be difficult to create a fall menu because Dallas tends to have mild winters. So, I try to keep the flavors of the season that I remember when I was young and apply them in a way that is still bearable during a warmer climate," Alex Fletcher, the corporate beverage director of Bread Winners, Inc. and Henry's Majestic lead mixologist, said in a press release.

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