Industry News

  • Video of Theft-Prevention Webinar Posted

    Theft is a problem in many restaurants, and in this era of tight margins, reducing theft can make the difference between surviving and not surviving! In this recording of el Restaurante Webinar, Izzy Kharasch, president of Hospitality Works in Chicag Read more

    Sep 26, 2022

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    Wanna Be a Screenwriter? New Contest Offers Chance

    Have you always wanted to be a screenwriter, but your love of Latin cuisine kept you busy? Now you can combine the two. Award-winning screenwriters and producers Josefina Lopez and Cristina Nava are teaming up to produce a feature film titled Sabor a Read more

    Sep 22, 2022

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    Latino Restaurant Association Re-Launches Boot Camp

    The Latino Restaurant Association has relaunched its popular Business Boot Camp Program. Business Bootcamp for Restaurants is a unique business accelerator program, designed specifically for restaurant businesses. The six week program will help parti Read more

    Sep 22, 2022

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    Chefs from Georgia, California, Illinois Win Cal-Mex Cheese Contest

    The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) today announced the winners of the 2022 Cal-Mex Invitational – its inaugural culinary competition to find the nation’s top recipes that incorporate Hispanic-style cheeses and dairy from California with Mexica Read more

    Aug 31, 2022

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    Webinar: Reducing Theft in Your Restaurant

    Theft is a problem in many restaurants, and in this era of tight margins, reducing theft can make the difference between surviving and not surviving! Learn how to deal with this problem by attending an el Restaurante webinar called Where is My Money? Read more

    Aug 24, 2022

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    Primera Antojo Industry Trade Expo, los días 9 y 10 de mayo

    Una nueva exposición comercial al servicio del restaurantero, minorista y vendedor ambulante latino, se presentará por primera vez los días 9 y 10 de mayo de 2023, en el Centro de convenciones de Pasadena, en Los Angeles. La Antojo Industry Trade Exp Read more

    Aug 16, 2022

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    Antojo Industry Trade Expo Launching May 9-10

    A new trade show serving the Latino foodservice, retail and street vendor industry is launching on May 9-10, 2023 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Los Angeles. The Antojo Industry Trade Expo will provide exhibitors the opportunity to showcase th Read more

    Aug 15, 2022

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    V&V Supremo Acquires Mill Creek Cheese

    V&V Supremo Foods, Inc., an award-winning producer of authentic Mexican cheese, crema, chorizo, and maker of Chihuahua® Brand Quesadilla Cheese, is proud to announce it is capitalizing on continued growth momentum with the acquisition of Mill Creek C Read more

    Aug 10, 2022

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    Jay Johnston Joins Robot Coupe USA

    David Mouck, President/CEO of Robot Coupe USA, has announced that Chef Jay Johnston has joined Robot Coupe USA as Market Solutions Advisor covering the South and Southeast Region, comprised of the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missi Read more

    Aug 8, 2022

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    Six Finalists Announced for Cal-Mex Invitational

    The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) today announced six chef finalists for the Cal-Mex Invitational, a new foodservice competition that celebrates the fusion of California and Mexican cuisines and spotlights recipes featuring California cheese Read more

    Jul 29, 2022

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    Free Registration at Western Food Expo

    Interested in learning more about the latest products and services for restaurants? Then consider attending the Western Foodservice Expo, August 28-30 in Los Angeles. And el Restaurante Readers can get free admission! Just enter code ELREST when you Read more

    Jul 29, 2022

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    Jarritos Launches JARRITODOS Artist Grant Contest

    Jarritos has announced the launch of the JarriTODOS (Jarritos for Everyone) Artist Grant Contest to champion diverse artists and creatives with the chance to win a $10,000 grant to help them pursue their artistic passions. Read more

    Jul 26, 2022

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    Latino Restaurant Association Seeking Stories

    The Latino Restaurant Association has launched a new program that aims to highlight the stories of Latino restaurant owners. The program, called How Dreams are Cooked, will publish the stories on the LRA’s Instagram, Facebook and YouTube platforms. Read more

    Jul 15, 2022

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    2022 Manager of the Year Contest Launched; Gordo’s is New Sponsor

    Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 el Restaurante Manager of the Year Awards! The program, now in its seventh year, has a new generous sponsor for the program: Gordo's Foodservice. Read more

    Jul 15, 2022

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    To-Go Liquor Sales: Still a Factor

    When COVID shut down restaurants across the country in 2020, most states responded with an important rules change: They allowed restaurants to sell liquor with take-out orders. The ability to sell liquor that way helped a lot of restaurants survive, Read more

    Jul 15, 2022

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    Tito's Tacos Owner Honored by LA Chapter of CRA

    Congratulations to Lynn Davidson, owner of Tito's Tacos in Los Angeles, for being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the LA chapter of the California Restaurant Association! Davidson was feted at an event on June 10, 2022. Read more

    Jul 1, 2022

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    Congratulations, 2022 James Beard Award Winners!

    Several Mexican/Latin concepts were among the winners honored during the The James Beard Foundation’s 2022 Restaurant and Chef Awards held Monday, June 13, in Chicago. el Restaurante extends heartfelt congratulations to these talented award-winners w Read more

    Jun 17, 2022