Foodservice professionals – enter to win a trip to Grand Cochon in Chicago!

NAPA, CA – Win two tickets to Grand Cochon in Chicago this fall (Oct. lst) and $1500 toward airline tickets and hotel if you are a foodservice professional, 21 or older, a legal U.S. resident (50 state or DC). The sweepstakes ends June 30 at 11:59 p.m. PST. All entrants receive complimentary samples of The Perfect Puree premium fruit purees, specialties and blends.

Kono USA opens first Philadelphia unit

PHILADELPHIA – Kono USA, which launched a Kono-To-Go concept in 2016, will open an initial PA unit in the King of Prussia Mall next month, according to a published report.

Natick, MA sports bar names new chef

NATICK, MA – SKYBOKX 109 Sports Bar recently named Chef Brent Sparks as its new chef from  posts with Dante de Magistris’ s establishments since 2006. He’s introducing a new menu with his take on traditional comfort foods.

Visitor counts up at ProWein 2017

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY – Visitor counts at ProWein, a major international trade event for wine and spirits, set new standards this year, rising to 58,500 trade visitors from 130 countries. Every second visitor came from overseas, the international trade fair notes, and two-thirds of all trade visitors were key decision makers. ProWine Asia will take place in Hong Kong from April 8 – 11, 2017, followed by ProWine China in Shanghai from November 14 – 16, 2017. The 2019 dates for ProWein have also already been released: March 17 – 19. For further information on visiting or exhibiting at any of the Messe Düsseldorf wine trade fairs, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail:; Visit our web site; Subscribe to Prowein’s blog at; follow it on twitter at



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