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U.S. Coffee Championships Attending the U.S. Coffee Championships – dubbed CoffeeChamps by its organizers, the Specialty Coffee Association – is a complete sensory experience. If you didn’t make it to this year’s qualifying rounds on Jan. 21 and 22 at the convention center in Knoxville,… 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 >

Photo by James Souder, Food Recovery Network Food Recovery Network’s Millennial Achievers Forgive You 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…. 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 >

We Cook Pretty One Day Would It Kill America to Watch the Bocuse d’Or? America won its first-ever medal at the Bocuse d’Or in Lyon, France, last week. Perhaps you missed it. Chef Philip Tessier and his assistant, Skylar Stover, took second place in the 24-team competition. Team… Read More >

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