News and Trends Archives

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 >

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 Good… Read More >

Photo by James Souder, Food Recovery Network Happy vague-anxiety season! We mean, of course, the almost-springtime of tax-day dread, inter-winter-weather-bout doubt, and for millennials, their parents, and anyone else who knows a FAFSA from a falafel, college-application fixation. Because some of KaTom’s best friends are… Read More >

Katom’s Weekly Foodservice News Roundup Remember January? That chilly month right after Christmas with the cheap gas? January is when Chipotle famously stopped serving pork carnitas in about a third of its 1700 restaurants, in a crisis of conscience-slash-marketing epiphany that arose when the chain… Read More >

Tipsy Teas Tea. Hot, sweet, herbal, or iced, this beverage is the most popular one in the world. With about 2 billion people partaking in alcohol consumption, the two potables were bound to intertwine. Many distilleries are now offering tea-flavored and tea-infused varieties of rum,… Read More >

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