Author Archive - Elaine Evans

100,000 Opportunities for the Youth of America A hundred thousand: the number was hard to miss last week when Starbucks and 11 other high-profile private companies served up an initiative to train and hire at least that many young people ages 16-24 for what are called middle-skill jobs–jobs… Read More >

Restaurants to Writers: Shut Up and Eat! “First of all, this isn’t [your choice of affluent trendsetting restaurant location here]. My customers don’t care what some paid food writer thinks. Apps and the internet have made everyone a food authority or a restaurant critic these… Read More >

Restaurant Disasters: The Unusual Suspects Slick floors. Heavy loads. Fast traffic. Knives, both sharp and dull. Hot ovens and cooktops. Uncool coolers and walk-ins. Line cooks with headcolds. Mayonnaise. Mussels. Mice. These are some of the “smoking guns” we typically look to when there’s an… Read More >

Seeking Freezer Freedom A portable standalone container that keeps frozen treats at serving temperature during special events is something of a holy grail. In summer especially, it hovers, frosty and steaming, in the minds of caterers and their clients throughout the ice cream-eating world. Just… Read More >

Build a Beautiful Brunch For all their personal style, their flare for design, their color sense and eye for detail, certain moms are remarkably easy to find gifts for: just bring them the best. That means precious time with you, their treasured family and friends,… Read More >

From left: Jane Chedester, Field Rep, Office of Sen. Lamar Alexander; Joe Woody, Area Director, USDA Rural Development; Lisa Mensah, Under Secretary. USDA Rural Development; Patricia Bible, CEO, KaTom Restaurant Supply; Allen Robbins, Treasurer, Sevier County Electric System; Randy Drew, Chairman, Parc Pigeon Forge KaTom… Read More >

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