Happy Memorial Day,

The unofficial start to summer is upon us!  Even with a rainy Monday, the three-day weekend is a welcome respite from the busy industry calendar.

Last week, the annual NRA Show in Chicago was abuzz with talk of

  • minimum wage hikes,
  • robotics,
  • craft beverages,
  • no-tipping policies,
  • Millennial-focused concepts,
  • & social media strategies

The local NJ AHF chapter (GNJSHFSA) held their “Tapas with Attitude” contest on Wednesday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.  We enjoyed eating our way through this practice run and prelude to the upcoming AHF national conference where three of the five cooking competition finalists hail from the Garden State.


Tapas With Attitude winners & judges at the GNJSHFSA event.


Sunday was the busiest day at the NRA Show in Chicago

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