Penton's Nation's Restaurant News Wins FAME Award

Apr 04, 2014, 09:00 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier this week, Penton's Nation's Restaurant News took home a FAME Award for the MenuMasters Awards Celebration in the Best Awards/Recognition Program (B2B) category. The 2014 Annual FOLIO: +min FAME Awards recognize the Best of the Best in Magazine Events.

MenuMasters Awards honorees are selected by the Editorial Board of Nation's Restaurant News, with the nomination and selection process spearheaded by Senior Food Editor, Bret Thorn.  The MenuMasters Awards Celebration is a magnificent celebration of the innovative culinary leaders who are the bright lights of the foodservice industry. 

More than 400 culinary executives from all segments of the restaurant industry gather at The Drake Hotel in Chicago for a dine-around reception, featuring the MenuMasters award-winning menu items, paired with fine wines for tasting.  A high-spirited awards celebration takes place during the tasting reception, followed by an all-out Awards After- Party featuring cool music and serious cocktails, accompanied with tasty bites. In addition, each year an original painting commissioned by the event sponsor, Ventura Foods, is unveiled exclusively for MenuMasters attendees. Every attendee receives a limited-edition print of this painting, personally autographed by the artist.

The MenuMasters Awards are often referred to by award honorees as the "Oscars of the Foodservice industry." Past winners range from Taco Bell, The Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano's, P.F. Chang's and McDonald's to an impressive list of Hall of Fame Honorees including Jacques Pepin, Emeril Lagasse, Tom Colicchio, Martin Yan and Jose Andres, to name a few.

MenuMasters has been sponsored by Brea, California-based Ventura Foods for the past 17 years.  Ventura Foods has been a significant and loyal advertiser of the Penton Restaurant Group brands and continues to demonstrate their commitment to culinary innovation through their unwavering support of the MenuMasters Awards program.

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About Nation's Restaurant News

For more than 45 years, Nation's Restaurant News has served the news and information needs of foodservice professionals. Today, offering integrated media solutions for changing times, NRN is the media brand nearly 500,000 professionals turn to every month to help them tackle the challenges facing the foodservice industry. NRN is a multiple American Business Media Neal Award winner for quality journalism. For more information, please visit

About Penton

Penton is a leading professional information services company that engages and informs millions of professionals every day, helping them grow and solve their most critical business challenges. As a provider of critical workflow solutions and insightful content, marketing services and networking, Penton helps businesses do business in five core growth markets: agriculture, transportation, natural products/food, infrastructure, and industrial design/manufacturing

Penton is a growth company with a track-record of strong performance and success and is backed by its co-owners: MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit


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