Scott Uehlein recently left Canyon Ranch, where he had served as corporate chef for 17 years, to take the title of vice president of product innovation and development at Sonic Drive-In. A visionary in his field, Scott is consistently recognized for his creativity and expertise in the development and preparation of healthy cuisine. He is the author of Canyon Ranch Nourish: Indulgently Healthy Cuisine (Viking Press, 2009) and co-author of Canyon Ranch Cooks (Rodale Books, October 2003).
He received his culinary training at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Prior to joining Canyon Ranch, he studied with famed chef Madeleine Kamman at her school for American chefs located at the Beringer Vineyards in Napa Valley, CA, and served as executive chef at Los Abrigados Resort in Sedona, AZ. Under his direction, Canyon Ranch cuisine was given top honors by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler as well as Gourmet magazine, which stated that Scott and his staff “brought Canyon Ranch cuisine into a new dimension.”
CIA graduate Scott Uehlein, vice president of product innovation and development for Sonic Drive-In, announces the chain’s first mushroom and beef blended burger at the Menus of Change.
The restaurant is the first large chain to test a “blended burger,” a mushroom-beef burger with less fat and calories than the traditional version, a flavor that some consumers say is better, and a much smaller carbon footprint.
The restaurant isn’t the first to experiment with mushroom-beef burgers, though it will be the first fast food chain to do it at a large scale. The Blended Burger project, which is run by the mushroom industry trade association the Mushroom Council and the James Beard Foundation and challenges chefs to create recipes for patties that include at least 25% mushrooms, is currently running its third nationwide contest with a long list of chefs. Both school and corporate cafeterias have adopted blended burger recipes.
A study run by a third party for the Mushroom Council estimated that producing a pound of mushrooms has a carbon dioxide footprint of 0.7 pounds. A pound of beef, by contrast, has a CO2 footprint of 12.3 pounds–one of the most carbon-intensive foods on the planet. While some companies try to create fully plant-based burgers that taste like meat (and bleed like meat), or try to grow meat in a lab, the blended burger takes a different approach. It’s still meat, but with a lower footprint.
fter a 60-day trial in some yet-to-be-announced markets, Sonic will decide whether to make the blended burger a permanent offering at its more than 3,500 locations. “We have a strong test process where every new product is thoroughly tested for operational impact and consumer appeal, including in-market testing with advertising and merchandising,” says Uehlein. “If the product performs well in the market test, it will be considered for a national launch.”
See Chef Scott Uehlein of Sonic Corp, talk about his career and see him doing live Cooking Demo’s at the Ideation Fresh Food Service Forum 2017,organized by The New York Produce Show team. See more about the The New York Produce Show in our World Liberty TV Food and Wine Blog by Clicking here.
The Eastern Produce Council and PRODUCE BUSINESS magazine have once again joined forces to present an exciting world-class event for the industry.
The four-day event includes networking opportunities, a one-day trade show of over 400 companies, retail “thought-leader” breakfast panel hosted by Perishable Pundit Jim Prevor, educational micro-sessions and tours of the region’s vibrant industry, including local retailers, wholesalers, food service distributors, urban farms and unique eateries.
The program also includes an outreach to students and faculty at regional universities as well as distinguished culinary schools, plus the “Connect with Fresh” media immersion, luncheon and show tour involving influential bloggers, consumer editors and those working with all forms of social media.
Back by popular demand are three co-located conferences for those who wish to come early and/or stay later.
Amanda Serrano is a Puerto Rican professional boxer and mixed martial artist who has held the WBO female bantamweight title since April 2017. She is the only women’s boxer to win world titles in five divisions and the only Puerto Rican boxer to become a five division world champion (bantamweight, super bantamweight, featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight).
As of July 2017, Serrano is ranked as the world’s eight best female boxer, pound for pound, by BoxRec; she is also ranked as the world’s second best super bantamweight by BoxRec.
In December 2017, Serrano announced that she had signed with Combate Americas, a MMA promotion that mostly featured Latin American fighters in its roster.
We had the great pleasure of meeting and interviewing Amanda Serrano , 5 Time Women’s World Boxing Champion at The 31st Annual. Ring 8 Veteran Boxing Association’s 2017 Holiday Awards Banquet, which she was honored with The NY State Female Fighter of The Year, see more of women boxing in World Liberty TV Boxing Channel by Clicking here.
NEW YORK (December 11, 2017) – Less than 24 hours after he defeated previously undefeated Guillermo Rigondeaux, WBO Junior Lightweight World Champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl “Hi Tech” Lomachenko attended yesterday’s (Sunday, Dec. 9) 31st annual Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony to accept the Ring 8 2017 Muhammad Ali International Fighter of the Year Award.
The gala event was held Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.
Six world champions were in attendance, including three award winners: Lomachenko), International Hall-of-Famer Michael Spinks (Historical Award), and five-time world champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (New York State Female Fighter of the Year); World champions Vito Antuofermo, Iran Barkley and Luis Collazo showed their support.
“Our awards banquet was one of the best ever,” Ring 8 president Jack Hirsch said. “We are deeply honored that Vasyl Lomachenko attended the day after the biggest fight of his career. His presence created an electric atmosphere, the type that is rarely seen. The other honorees, led by Michael Spinks, made it an afternoon that will always be remembered.”
The College of Human Sciences at Auburn University honored FEED co-founder and CEO Lauren Bush Lauren and former Major League Baseball player Tim Hudson and his wife Kim, both notable philanthropists, at the 24th Annual International Quality of Life Awards on Monday, Dec. 4, at the United Nations in New York City.
The college launched the awards program in 1994 to recognize people and partnerships that have made significant and lasting contributions to individual, family and community well-being locally and around the world.
See Exclusive interview with Ms June M.Henton, Dean College of Human Sciences Auburn University and also the founder of International Quality of Life Awards (IQLA), in World Liberty TV , Humanitarian Channel by clicking here.