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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2011
Albert Carl Fields, a former educator who later became food service manager at Calvert Hall College High School, died Saturday of complications from Parkinson's disease at St. Joseph Medical Center. The longtime Timonium resident was 76. Mr. Fields was born at home on Hillen Street and later moved to Woodbourne Avenue. He was a 1953 graduate of Calvert Hall and earned a bachelor's degree in 1959 from Loyola College. From 1957 to 1977, when he changed careers, Mr. Fields taught English and drama at his old high school.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2014
Baltimore-based spice and seasonings maker Fuchs North America said Wednesday it has launched a new line of ethnic seasonings, marinades and flavor bases to sell to food service and food manufacturing customers. Fuchs' Ethnic Inspirations Collection will include products inspired by Asian, Latin and African styles of cuisine, including African Barbecue Marinade, Gochuiang Seasoning, Kashmiri Lamb Seasoning, Mojo Dressing Base and Vietnamese Dressing Base. The collection was designed to build on traditional elements of national cuisines, and will be used to develop custom products for food service customers and processed foods to be sold at retail.
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NEWS
April 12, 2003
James W. Boretos, a retired food service distribution executive, died of respiratory failure Monday at Howard County General Hospital. He was 65. Mr. Boretos was born and raised in Rutland, Vt. After graduation from high school, he served in the Army from 1959 to 1961. A longtime resident of Highland, he was formerly employed at Sysco Frosted Foods and Independent Foods. Until retiring in 1992, he was senior vice president of U.S. Foodservice, a Columbia-based firm that supplies foods to restaurants, hospitals, prisons and other institutions.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2014
Fells Point is known for a lot of things - cobblestone streets, fun bars, seafood - but Italian fare is not among them. Anastasia, the newest offering from Kali's Restaurant Group, could change that. The restaurant, which opened in January in the Thames Street space vacated by Meli (also a Kali's Group venture), bills itself as an "Italian bistro" and also as an upscale nightclub. Those two identities don't fit together perfectly, but as a restaurant, Anastasia gets the important stuff - the food and service - just right.
NEWS
December 18, 2005
Donald E. Marsh, a food and nutrition administrator at Morrison Healthcare Food Services, died of cancer Monday at his Ellicott City home. He was 62. Born and raised in Warren, Pa., Mr. Marsh graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1961. He went to Pennsylvania State University, where he met Joanna King, whom he married in 1965. He graduated in 1965 with a bachelor's degree in food service administration. Mr. Marsh worked at various hospitals, including Warren General Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
BUSINESS
By Mara H. Gottfried and Mara H. Gottfried,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | January 13, 2000
U.S. Foodservice announced a three-year, $600 million contract yesterday with Chili's that will make the Columbia-based company the restaurant chain's provider of food and related products. Chili's had a contract with AmeriServe Food Distribution Inc. and its predecessors for more than 10 years, said Chili's spokesman Louis Adams. "Our contract was up and we decided to look around at other companies that might be a better fit," Adams said. The contract turnover to U.S. Foodservice will take place over the next few months in Chili's restaurants other than those in Florida and some parts of Alabama.
BUSINESS
By Paul Adams and Paul Adams,SUN STAFF | March 14, 2003
Columbia-based U.S. Foodservice has threatened legal action against the operator of a Web site that has become a conduit for food-service employees to exchange news and gossip and view articles related to the company's recent accounting scandal. The site's operator, Steve Hoschler, a food-service industry veteran who is now a fifth-grade schoolteacher in Sacramento, Calif., has temporarily shut down its "news and comment" section and is seeking legal help from a New York law firm. Though convinced he has the law on his side, Hoschler said, "I immediately complied with everything they asked me to do."
NEWS
December 13, 1997
An article in yesterday's editions of The Sun said the Maryland Attorney General's office took action against Continental Food for deceptive practices in its direct food sales to home consumers. That operation has no connection to restaurant food distributor Continental Food Service Inc.Pub Date: 12/13/97
BUSINESS
By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | May 23, 2001
U.S. Foodservice, the Columbia subsidiary of Dutch supermarket company Royal Ahold NV, announced yesterday that it has completed the purchase of a Florida food distributor for an undisclosed amount of cash. The acquisition of Mutual Wholesale Co. of Lakeland, Fla., gives U.S. Foodservice, the second-largest food service distributor behind Sysco Corp., a wider reach in Central and South Florida. Mutual Wholesale had annual sales of roughly $300 million and serves 4,200 accounts, primarily restaurants, schools, universities and health care institutions.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS | December 22, 1995
JP Foodservice Inc. of Columbia said yesterday that it has formed a special committee of independent directors, the next step in its proposed $946 million purchase of Sara Lee Corp.'s food-service business.The three-member group, headed by David Abramson, retained investment banking and legal firms to help in the evaluation. It hired Smith Barney Inc. and Morgan Lewis Githens & Ahn as financial advisers and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz as legal counsel.In late November, Sara Lee, maker of Hanes underwear and Sara Lee cakes, offered to sell its PYA/Monarch food-service business to JP. The proposal called for Sara Lee to receive about $821 million in JP stock, or 52.4 million shares.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
Does a good meal require friendly - or even helpful - service? That's the question we found ourselves mulling over after dining at India Palace. The 15-year old Cockeysville restaurant's food is undeniably good, but the service, though timely, stops short of being welcoming. At most restaurants, that would put a huge damper on the meal as a whole. But somehow, at India Palace, the aloof service didn't detract from the experience. Scene & Decor During our Saturday afternoon visit, India Palace was about half full and every diner seemed to be a regular.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
A civilian employee of the Naval Academy died Friday after falling unconscious on campus, the academy said. The woman, a member of the food service staff, was found unresponsive at about 5 a.m. in the kitchen area of King Hall, the academy said in a release. Another employee administered CPR until paramedics arrived, the academy said. The employee was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, where she was pronounced dead. The academy did not release the woman's name or any other details.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kit Waskom Pollard
For The Baltimore Sun
| October 3, 2013
There's something welcoming about Joey B's, the new Federal Hill restaurant and bar from Joseph Bivona, who also owns The Grille at Peerce's in Phoenix. At this low-key new city outpost, Bivona has put his management skills to good use. Joey B's is casual and fun with a menu that has a few misses, but adds some new twists to typical Federal Hill bar cuisine. Scene & Decor Maybe it's the fresh red and black paint job, or it's the cute sports art on the walls, or maybe it's just because we visited Joey B's during a downpour: Whatever the reason, we found the place inviting, cozy and warm.
SPORTS
By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2013
"Clubhouse" is the perfect word for the space where the Orioles dress before games. The banter, exchanged from chairs that ring the spacious room, tends toward the pleasantly juvenile. And it's rare to walk in and not see players hooting their way through games of pool or pingpong. For many years, the food matched the high-school-cafeteria tone. Players had to settle for platters of cold cuts or trays of carb-heavy dishes. But this year, the Orioles have opted for a more serious, nutrition-conscious approach behind the orange door with the metal kick plate, which leads to the team dining area at Camden Yards.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kit Waskom Pollard,
For The Baltimore Sun
| July 17, 2013
The Barn has been a fixture on Harford Road in Carney since the 1980s. It holds a special place in the hearts of locals thanks to its reputation as a fun place for sports, music and drinks. Now owner Bob Rush wants to add an item to that list: great food. The Barn's dining experience isn't yet perfect - it still has a few service and kitchen kinks to work through - but it is off to a good start. Rush was the original owner of The Barn, but sold the restaurant in 1994. It closed last July, then, with the help of his children, Rush stepped back in. He renovated the space and reopened - with a new menu - in April.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2013
Fed up with foam cups floating in Baltimore's waterways, a City Council committee voted Tuesday to approve a ban on polystyrene foam products for carryout food and drink items within the city limits. The measure, sponsored by Councilman James B. Kraft, would impose penalties on food service businesses for using products such as Styrofoam. It will now go to the full council Monday for a vote. "No food service facility may use any disposable food service ware made from polystyrene for the purpose of allowing consumers to take away prepared foods or beverages from its premises," Kraft's bill states.
BUSINESS
January 27, 1998
JP Foodservice Inc. said yesterday that it has purchased Buffalo, N.Y.-based Sorrento Food Service. JP did not disclose a purchase price.The Columbia-based food distributor became the second largest restaurant supply company in the nation after its merger with Rykoff-Sexton Inc. in December. Since then, JP's operating divisions have been conducting business as U.S. Foodservice.Sorrento Food Service mainly serves western New York and western Pennsylvania markets, and had sales of about $100 million for the fiscal year that ended Dec. 31."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kit Waskom Pollard,
For The Baltimore Sun
| April 24, 2013
You don't need to be a scratch golfer to enjoy Mountain Branch Grille & Pub. Though the restaurant is located on the grounds of Mountain Branch Golf Club in Joppa, it is open to golfers and non-golfers alike (the course is open to the public, too, and golf memberships are also available). It's no surprise that Mountain Branch is a popular spot for weddings: The space - with exposed rafters, stone accents and enormous windows overlooking the course - is jaw-dropping. Fortunately, the food and service are just as impressive.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kit Waskom Pollard,
For The Baltimore Sun
| April 17, 2013
Michael's Cafe is nearly 30 years old, but it's still hot. On a recent Thursday night, the Timonium restaurant was hopping. The warm, wood-filled bar was packed, and by 8 p.m., so was the dining room. Since its opening in 1984, Michael's has expanded several times; a current construction project will add an outdoor bar and more seating. Eavesdropping on tables around us, we realized most diners were repeat customers - back, no doubt, for Michael's capable takes on classic American food.
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