How Bay Area Chefs Cook: Taking Tuna to New Culinary Heights


Earlier this month, Tonnino Tuna co-hosted a launch event with The San Francisco Chronicle at the Ferry Building’s MarketBar to debut its new tinned tuna.  Attendees mingled as MarketBar’s friendly staff circulated around the room serving Tuna Ventresca Lettuce Cups (albacore tuna fillets nestled in endive leaves with just a touch of extra virgin olive oil and orange vinaigrette), Mini Tuna Melts (olive-oil-packed tuna salad and melted Monterey jack cheese on crisp squares of toast), and Spicy Tuna Pizzeta (chipotle sauce, TonninoEvent_58jalapeno tuna, and queso fresco on flatbread).  The lettuce cups and tuna melts showed off the tuna’s versatility with the fish remaining moist and tender.  The evening’s tasty bites were paired with wine and a Pomegranate Lemonade Collins (a tasty drink, reminiscent of a Long Island Iced Tea, made with Seagram’s vodka, pomegranate juice, house made lemonade and soda).

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Winners Announced at National Student Competition: #hotelNEXT

For the second year in a row, aspiring hotel developers from universities across Canada competed in a national contest called #hotelNEXT at the annual Canadian Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC). The student teams pitched their unique and feasible hotel concepts to a judging panel of Canadian investors and hotel owners in front of a live audience.

“Another compelling competition, the #hotelNEXT teams are to be congratulated on their creativity for their ideas and how they conveyed their concepts to the executive audience. Each team was full of confidence and shared their message with clarity and detail,” said Charles Suddaby, Vice President, Hospitality & Gaming, Practice Leader at Cushman & Wakefield, who led a group of industry representatives to create this contest. “The interaction between the students and industry leaders was fantastic. On one hand, students had a chance to stand up and present their innovative ideas and knowledge – and on the other hand, industry leaders got to see how talented these young people really are.”

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Breakfast/Brunch Semi-Finalists Announced in The 2017 Eggland’s Best “Foodtography” Contest


Breakfast/Brunch Semi-Finalists Announced in The 2017 Eggland’s Best “Foodtography” Contest

Eggland’s Best (EB) is excited to announce the top five Breakfast/Brunch category semi-finalist photos in the 2017 Eggland’s Best “Foodtography” Contest.  From unique bread pudding combinations to dessert-inspired breakfast sandwiches, the semi-finalist photos represent the most passionate EB fans who also happen to have an eye for taking beautiful photos of their delicious and healthy Eggland’s Best dishes.

“To celebrate 25 years of providing the only egg that provides better taste, better nutrition, better variety and better freshness, we asked our fans to submit mouthwatering photos of their favorite EB dishes,” said Charlie Lanktree, President and CEO of Eggland’s Best.  “The quality of entries was incredible.  We continue to be inspired by the creativity and passion of our fans and hope this will inspire others to create and share their own unique and nutritious Eggland’s Best  creations.”

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Student Scholarship Available to Raise Awareness of Smoking

We here at are excited to offer $6,000 in scholarships every year to three people, who share the issue about the hazards of smoking.

The essay contest from VapingDaily is only available to undergraduate and graduate students who are 18 years of age or older. Candidates are required to be currently accepted or enrolled in a college or university within the United States or in the District of Columbia. Submission of an essay is limited to only one (1) per student.

Applying for the VapingDaily Scholarship contest is easy, we just need you to share your idea of a smoke-free world.

The following questions must be answered and typed in essay form (1,000–1,500 words) and submitted by the candidates:

  • Why do you see smoking as a problem for individuals and society?
  • What is the best way for society to overcome the issue of smoking, and why?
  • What would a smoke-free world look like, and how would it differ from the world today?
  • What message do you have for current smokers?

The essay you submit must have the word count and be signed with your full name (both first and last name). Also, you must include your phone number, email address, and permanent address.

For more info and to apply, go to

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SoCal Chefs Gear Up For Taste of the World 2017

Food Competition, Celeb Appearances, Mixologists, and Travel Giveaways, and More
Sunday, May 21, 2017 to celebrate food, wine and culture inspired by international travel, food and wine connoisseurs will unite as top chefs from Southern California come together in Hollywood for a unique and worldly experience on Madam Tussauds’ 6,000-square foot Starlit Rooftop Terrace for Taste of the World 2017.

Guests will sample small bites of creative dishes featured that afternoon and then vote for their favorite at the end of the event in a top chef style battle. During the afternoon, guests will have the opportunity to take part in a special Around the World Wine Tasting presented by Quintessential Wines and Mixologists will be on-site creating exciting signature creations.
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The Makers of the SPAM® Brand Bring Big Flavor with SPAM® Tiny House of Sizzle Tour

 Brand Teams Up with Jamie Chung, Convoy of Hope, Prominent Chefs and Influencers for Cross-Country Culinary Tour

SpamThe SPAM® brand is bringing big flavor to America’s backyards and kitchens this summer with the SPAM® Brand Tiny House of Sizzle Tour. Measuring 185.37 square feet, the Tiny House aims to bring communities together around food, with the Tiny SPAM® kitchen serving as the heart of the home. The Tiny House will travel coast to coast, sharing delightful dishes and simple recipes served right from the Tiny SPAM® kitchen, proving what SPAM® lovers already know – nothing beats the sound, smell and taste of SPAM® brand products sizzling in the frying pan.

Highlighting the brand’s versatility to be paired in many different ways, the Tiny House’s menu will feature unique, on-trend recipes created by locally-recognized chefs and influencers alongside SPAM® brand favorites such as SPAM® Musubi and SPAM® sliders. The tour’s signature dish will be a Spicy SPAM® Breakfast Burrito recipe created by standout celebrity Chef Jordan Andino. Additional local chef and influencer partners include Hawaii native Chef Bradley Lum and noted Detroit influencer Lori Yates from Foxes and Lemons.

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The 6th Annual Pan-African Weekend Fest to Celebrate The Best Of Africa Through Dialogue, Networking and Awards

The action-packed event is scheduled for July 13-16th in New York City, Kicking off with an anticipated Women’s Forum


The Pan-African Weekend, presented by Prudential Financial Inc. and Toyota USA, is the premier celebration of pan-African culture and achievement in the United States. In its 6th year, the action-packed weekend attracts over one thousand attendees through a series of events that engage, empower and connect people of African descent.

The 2017 Edition is scheduled for Thursday, July 13th through Sunday, July 16th in New York City. A new addition to the weekend schedule this year is the much-anticipated Pan-African Women Forum taking place at the Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel. Themed #ChangingOurStory, the forum will spotlight influential women of African descent from various industries and provide the platform for them to share their stories and empower other women.

Other events include the IAAPA Networking Mixer for pan-African professionals (Friday), as well the closing Jazz Brunch (Sunday). However, the highlight of the weekend is the FACE List Awards Gala taking place on Saturday at ESPACE Ballroom. The awards gala is the most prestigious celebration of pan-African achievement where pioneers and trailblazers of African descent are honored for their contributions and impact on society.

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Eat Bugs and Tackle Global Hunger With #Bugsendhunger

Nonprofits in Texas and Colorado team up to create insect farming resource to fight global food insecurity

Little Herds (Austin) and Seeds Of Action (Grand Junction)  launched #BugsEndHunger on May 1 with 30+ startups in the Insects for Food and Feed industry. The campaign runs through July 31 to promote the health and environmental benefits of adding insects into the American diet and fund the creation of the Farming Insects Guide (FIG).

To show how normal bugs-for-dinner could be, Seeds Of Action founders Naomi and Jeremy Connor, and their kids Silas, Abby, Chloe and Jesse, are eating bugs in May and sharing their journey online. Jeremy will be eating insects everyday as his primary protein source and tracking the effects on his health.

“I am excited to lead by example and eat this traditional, healthy food source,” explains Jeremy.

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