Author Archives: VSheree

How Much Does It Cost to Open a Restaurant?

Over 350 independent restaurant owners share their startup costs and financial performance.  Restaurantowner.com’s 2018 cost to open a restaurant survey report details startup costs and financial performance of new restaurants.
RestaurantOwner.com has released the report of their 2018 Cost to Open … Continue reading

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Wine Scholar Guild Relaunches Champagne Master-Level

The Wine Scholar Guild is excited to announce the launch of a revitalized and enriched Champagne Master-Level program led by a panel of globally recognized industry experts in January 2019.
Champagne captures the hearts, minds and palates of wine lovers around … Continue reading

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The American Pavilion in Cannes Accepting Student & Culinary Applications for 2019

The American Pavilion at the Cannes International Film Festival offers university students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend most prestigious film festival in the world.
Festival’s only officially sanctioned worldwide student program open to film, business, hospitality/events majors.
Culinary students and professional chefs … Continue reading

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GoDaddy and Ayesha Curry Join Forces to Empower Entrepreneurs

GoDaddy Inc., the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, has signed Ayesha Curry, one of the most successful food entrepreneurs in the world. Together, GoDaddy and Ayesha will work together to inspire entrepreneurs, makers and independent do-ers to … Continue reading

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San Francisco International Wine Competition Now Accepting 2018 Entries

38th Annual Blind Judging of Global Acclaim Returns

Entries are now officially open for the 38th annual San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC), the largest and most influential event of its kind, which will be held this November 17-19 at Hotel Nikko (222 Mason St.) … Continue reading

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Governor Brown Signs Bill to Permit Sidewalk Vending Across California

On September 17, Governor Brown signed the Safe Sidewalk Vending Act (Senate Bill 946), prohibiting criminal penalties for sidewalk vending and treating vendors like other businesses in the state.
“With Senate Bill 946 we can start seeing sidewalk vendors for who they are … Continue reading

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Legalizing Sale of Home-Cooked Food Will Boost California’s Entrepreneurs

Statement by Mark Herbert, California Director for Small Business Majority, on why the California Senate vote yesterday to pass a bill that would permit chefs to sell meals made in their home kitchens is a victory for entrepreneurship.
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“Open That Bottle Night” Preview and much more at the 2019 Symposium for Professional Wine Writers

 
Apply now for one of thirty fully-funded fellowships

Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher, founders of “Open That Bottle Night” and renowned wine journalists (grapecollective.com, formerly Washington Post) join a robust faculty of writers, editors, and coaches at the 15th annual Symposium … Continue reading

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