Chef Justus Moll of River Grille Steakhouse Wins AHA Iron Chef 2016

After two days of competition, Chef Justus Moll of River Grille Steakhouse in Bentonville has won the 2016 Iron Chef Arkansas competition, which takes place annually on the trade show floor at the Arkansas Hospitality Association Showcase & Convention in Little Rock. Six heats (four on Wednesday and two today) narrowed the field of Arkansas’ best

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Free Customer Relations and Marketing Classes This Week for Hospitality Businesses

Wondering how to better relate to your restaurant or hotel’s customers, improve their experiences, solicit and deal with reviews, or use social media in your marketing efforts? This Wednesday and Thursday, you’ll have the chance to learn more with drop-in classes at Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock. This week, the Arkansas Hospitality Association holds its annual

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Diamond Chef Arkansas 2016

Arkansas’ top culinary professionals are in high concentration tonight at Pulaski Technical College’s Diamond Chef competition, the college’s annual foundation fundraiser. This year, the event is held entirely at the college’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute; it had been previously separated into preliminary and final events. For full details, results and lots of photos,

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2016 Arkansas ProStart Culinary Competition (PHOTOS)

  Today, the future of Arkansas’ culinary arts scene can be found at the 2016 Arkansas ProStart culinary competition, taking place today at Pulaski Tech’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute. If you’re unfamiliar, ProStart is a high-school level program preparing students for careers in food and hospitality. Students compete as school teams on the state

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April Industry Night at 109 & Co. – Earth Day!

Join us for the next Industry Night event at 109 & Co. on Wednesday, April 22. Owner and resident mixologist Michael Peace is offering discounted drinks and apps for folks in the business, including a special drink for Earth Day. Drop in anytime from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. As usual, no program; just show up and relax with

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Our Core Values

Over the past few months, we’ve been traveling to culinary and hospitality education programs across the state talking about our Core Values. For candidates, these values are the soft skills that make potential employees not just employable, but amazing in what they do. But we didn’t leave it there. We have also set a standard for our

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Industry Night @ Piro on March 18

Our Industry Night social events are back and better than ever! We’re meeting up with all our hospitality industry friends at Piro Brick Oven & Barroom, Wednesday, March 18 from 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Bart and Jason at Piro are hooking us up with discounts on food and drink for the night, and our event sponsors over

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Election Day Sweepstakes: Win $50 just by registering or updating your info

We’re happy to announce a few behind-the-scenes updates to our website here at arfoodjobs.com. While it doesn’t look much different on the front end, there are lots of new, exciting things going on.  Read on, and we’ll tell you how this might put a $50 Visa gift card in your hands. The first thing you might

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“Close Quarters: What I’ve Learned From Operating a Food Truck” Panel at Natchez Sept. 23

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, arfoodjobs.com presents “Close Quarters: What I’ve Learned From Operating a Food Truck.” Learn the good, bad, ugly and hilarious of running a restaurant that happens to be tiny and mobile. From marketing and farmer relations to just remembering where you put the spatula, everyone in the industry (and beyond) can learn

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James Beard Foundation to Hold Policy Boot Camp in Bentonville

Chefs and politics are a good blend, according to the James Beard Foundation (JBF), which is holding a private boot camp in Northwest Arkansas next month to train a group of chefs in food-related public policy. The Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change will be held at the 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, Ark.

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