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  • Apr 21
    2015

    Spearheaded by Chef Mike Erickson, culinary instructor at John Connally High School (a Texas ProStart school), TRUE BEEF: From Pasture to Plate had its first official public screening during SXSW Edu in March. The documentary, directed by...

  • Apr 21
    2015
    Brett Keenan

    From waiting tables through my undergrad years, working for the Texas Restaurant Association during grad school, and now doing sales and marketing for Blackfinn, I cannot say enough about how wonderful this industry has been to me. I used to think...

  • Apr 18
    2015
    Gloria Starling

    I fell in love with the restaurant industry at a very young age and an education beyond high school was not in my future. Pursuing my love for the restaurant business was the way I spent my college-age years. For the past 23 years, I have been...

  • Apr 17
    2015

    There are many reasons I joined this Texas ProStart class. I joined to learn more and different ways to cook. What I have gotten out of this class are skills that I have used at my new job at a Bar-B-Q restaurant. For example, I learned how to...

  • Apr 16
    2015

    Beginning Oct. 1, businesses including Texas restaurants that do not use credit-card terminals designed to accept EMV chip cards will be liable for counterfeit card fraud losses. That means if a criminal pays with a counterfeit credit-card at a...

  • Apr 14
    2015

    Foodservice 2020: Five Smart Strategies to Get the Future Right Change with the times or the times will change you! Join us Monday, June 29 in Dallas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for STIR: Summit for Texas Independent Restaurateurs...

  • Apr 12
    2015

    After having been in the restaurant industry for 15 years, being of service has become a way of life for me. I take a large amount of pride in the memories I have had the opportunity to create for the many guests served and team members I have been...

  • Apr 10
    2015

    The Greater Austin Restaurant Association took their April Board Meeting to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. After finishing the official business, 30 GARA members made a motion to roll up their sleeves in the warehouse. Restaurateurs sorted and...

  • Apr 7
    2015

    The World Health Organization has designated food safety as the focus of World Health Day 2015.  "Food safety: from farm to plate, make food safe" is the theme of World Health Day 2015. The day focuses on demonstrating the importance of food safety...

  • Mar 31
    2015

    On March 28, the top 12 culinary teams and top 12 restaurant management teams traveled to Waco for the Texas ProStart Invitational State Championship. For the third year in a row, the Academy of Culinary Arts & Hospitality at Byron Nelson High...

  • Mar 26
    2015

    The food service industry is an important part of the United States economy and supplies around four million jobs. The ability to cook for yourself can help you to not only care for yourself but can also help people to lead healthier lifestyles....

  • Mar 23
    2015

    Restaurant owners, operators and employees are some of the most motivated, creative and savvy businesspeople in Texas, creating jobs in every community. Small restaurant businesses are the backbone of countless local communities, with a crucial...

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