Events: SmartBrief Originals
Rise of the robots: Automation’s role in the future of foodservice
Rise of the robots: Automation’s role in the future of foodservice

Innovations in robotics and automation offer new ways for restaurants to streamline operations, attract top talent and delight diners, presenters said at The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Innovation Summit last month.

Top tech tips from the Restaurant Innovation Summit
Top tech tips from the Restaurant Innovation Summit

From shopping around for solutions to planning for the future, restaurant operators and technology experts shared their advice for how restaurants can make the most of tech.

Millan with chef presenters at Arriba El Caribe!
Millan with chef presenters at Arriba El Caribe!

CIA adjunct professor and Latin Summit committee member Nelson Millan gives an overview of the sights, tastes and sounds of the Culinary Institute of America's third annual Latin Cuisine Summit, featuring the cuisine of the Caribbean.

This event, Oct. 10-11, in Seattle, Wash., will bring together brands and startups in the food and kitchen technology space to map the future of food.

How Panera reinvented its customer experience in a tech-driven world
How Panera reinvented its customer experience in a tech-driven world

Panera exec Mark Berinato talked to attendees at Shop.org about how the chain retooled its customer experience to focus on technology.

Enhanced water made a splash at the Summer Fancy Food Show
Enhanced water made a splash at the Summer Fancy Food Show

Millennial snackers drive specialty food sales, trends

Pure Batch baked goods on display at the Summer Fancy Food Show
Pure Batch baked goods on display at the Summer Fancy Food Show

Tales from the world of fancy food

Rick Bayless shares tips for flavorful tacos, his favorite Mexican pantry staples
Rick Bayless shares tips for flavorful tacos, his favorite Mexican pantry staples

Authentic tacos are created in the vegetable-focused tradition of Mexican cuisine, Rick Bayless said during a culinary demonstration last month at the National Restaurant Association Show.

Rick Bayless presents at NRA Show 2016
Rick Bayless presents at NRA Show 2016

More than 45,000 restaurant industry professionals are expected to attend the annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant Hotel-Motel Show and BAR 17 event later this month. Here's a preview of the sessions and speakers.

Speciality food makers showed off their wares at the Summer Fancy Food Show
Speciality food makers showed off their wares at the Summer Fancy Food Show

The Summer Fancy Food Show brought a bevy of new specialty food and beverage brands to New York City this week.