The Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association’s fall conference brought more than 400 attendees and 40 vendors to Jimmy’s Conference Center in Vadnais Heights, where this year’s Hospy Award recipients were also honored.
Sam Leon (pictured above with MLBA Vice President Jennifer Schoenzeit), who along with his brothers own nine Acapulco Restaurants in the Twin Cities area, was recognized with the 2013 Restaurant of the Year award.
The next generation of culinary professionals displayed their skills November 10 during a special Stars of the Future tasting fundraiser that brought local high school students together with Twin Cities chefs to raise money for the Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation’s ProStart program.
Local MasterChef Contestant Looks for Funding
Jordan Roots doesn’t just want to share his gourmet approach to food but his “wacky” personality as well. That’s why Roots, who you might recognize from season four of the Fox cooking show “MasterChef,” has his sights set on a food truck and he’s turned to Kickstarter to fund it.
Could three be a lucky number? I just have to raise a toast and give a hats off to three local businesses that prove good food, hard work and even a little music can make your business boom, survive and thrive. It could also be true: time flies when you’re having fun—and doing what you love!
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