Hard Rock International Welcomes New President of Cafe Operations, Kim Boerema

“Kim joins Hard Rock with a remarkable track record and a wealth of experience in restaurant leadership, which we are confident will grow the Hard Rock Cafe brand,” said Jon Lucas, COO of Hard Rock International. “Kim’s vast experience and knowledge of the restaurant industry will bring a diverse set of skills to the team and provide crucial insight to the overall strategic operations for the Hard Rock Cafe division.”

Boerema has more than 33 years’ experience in the hospitality and restaurant industries. He most recently served as the CEO of Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant, a scratch kitchen

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Chef Manish Mehrotra on the hard times and helming the ‘Best Restaurant in India’ : The Tribune India

Bindu Gopal Rao

Last March, Chef Manish Mehrotra had just returned from a food trip to Mumbai with his daughter and was all set to take his food pop-ups to Spain, Mexico and Tokyo, when Covid-19 struck. The pandemic brought the world to a halt and shut businesses, restaurants being among the worst hit. When things started opening up, restaurants limped back to life too and Mehrotra’s restaurant Indian Accent has now won the Best Restaurant in India award at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, the list published by UK-based William Reed Business Media, seventh time in a row.

Indian Accent

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A Good Cake Is Hard to Find: R.I.P., Sweet Corner Bakeshop

Sweet Corner Bakeshop had a storefront located on Hudson Street. The Bakeshop has since closed but its desserts have left a lasting impression. (Staff Illustration by Debbie Alalade)

As a wise tweet once said, “Once you realize that you don’t need a special occasion to buy a cake, the second part of your life begins.” 

When I was younger, my parents found endless excuses to bring home a chocolate layer cake from Gregg’s — a humble Rhode Island chain so renowned for its desserts, even former President Barack Obama paid a visit while in office. If you don’t trust Obama’s

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