Seasoned Advice

Seasoned Advice

To say that team o:e is passionate about food, service, restaurants, food trucks, artisinal producers, and industry enthusiasts is an understatement. We thrive in some of the most interesting intersections of food, service, and spirits.  We are hooked on the hustle of hospitality.  Below are some of the topics that food folks may find of interest.

 

UPSTART FOODS Business Conference

UPSTART FOODS Business Conference

Food Business Incubator Upstart Foods, born out of the popular Grey Market DC, is helping food-focused entrepreneurs to understand the complex social, political, financial, and legal aspects that come with launching a food business in DC.  We are honored to participate!  Rebecca Layton Gunter will give a presentation on Marketing in the 21st Century called "Modern Marketing and New Media for the Food-Focused Entrepreneur: The Art of Storytelling, Connecting, and Influencing to Create and Sustain Brand Loyalty" and Chef Rich Gunter will be on the afternoon panel on Overcoming Obstacles. Read more...
Opportunities for Restaurant Workers

Opportunities for Restaurant Workers

Did you know that if you're working in the restaurant industry in DC, there are free certification classes available to you through the The Restaurant Opportunities Center of DC (ROC-DC)? Are you aware that there is a place that you can go for advocacy and organizing for workers rights?  Did you know that there are resources that you can use to bolster your career? There is an organization in your corner, fighting for the issues that matter to you most as a restaurant worker: low-minimum wage for tipped employees, paid sick days, access to childcare and health insurance, and rewarding work environment. Read more...
A Bigger Future for Local Food

A Bigger Future for Local Food

Industry Panel and Happy Hour: A Bigger Future for Local Food  to be held at Tryst @ the Phillips Collection on July 18th from 3-7pm.  Joel Salatin and other stakeholders discuss actions and strategies for continuing to grow the local food movement with restaurants, grocery stores, farms, CSAs, markets, and artisanal products. This is a food industry event. Followed by a local food and spirits happy hour. Read more...
Apply for the Femivore Award!

Apply for the Femivore Award!

The 2012 Femivore Award will be granted to a woman who is creating change in the local food community. This award will recognize and encourage those women in DC who are catalysts for changing the local food movement as farmers, mothers, businesswomen, chefs, non-profit leaders and activists. Read more...