Kathy Langlois will join the Zoomba Group team – publisher of Foodservice Equipment & Supplies and restaurant development + design – as vice president, effective February 14. In this newly created position, she will report to CEO and Founder, Maureen Slocum.

Samantha Slocum joins editorial team, creating original content for Zoomba Group’s digital and social media platforms.

The Zoomba Group team was recognized for outstanding Custom Publishing design with a Folio: Ozzie Award for its work on Aliworld.

As if being editor in chief of restaurant development + design isn't exciting enough?  

The 2017 Azbee Awards were in May and we are proud to share the list of regional and national awards we received. Of note: rd+d was a Top Ten Magazine of the Year! 

restaurant development + design magazine has unveiled its inaugural rd+d awards, selecting five restaurants across six categories. The winners represent the best of the best in both restaurant development and design. Projects were scored from submission criteria and informed by the judges’ knowledge and experience.

For the first Soup Club of 2017, sales rep Nick made zuppa de toscana, which had both bacon and cream, and so it was quite the crowd-pleaser even though the office crowd was small that day. It was delish! Seriously, when is somebody gonna make a terrible soup? It's gonna me, right? I'm going to make the terrible soup! 

Our business development director Dan Hogan has decided to try something new in 2017. He's moving on, and we're going to miss him. In an exceptional gesture of gastronomical kindness, his wife, Puyi, made us some incredible authentic Thai food. 

Real talk? I was so busy eating that I sorta forgot to take pictures. That's a sign of a great lunch, I think.