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Michael Whiteman

Michael Whiteman

Michael Whiteman is president of Baum + Michael Whiteman International Restaurant Consultants. His company’s best known projects include master planning and operation of the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center, and all the restaurants in the New York World Trade Center. Mr. Whiteman works around the globe planning food and beverage services for clients such as the Raffles Hotel Group; creating the first food courts in Europe, Japan, and America; developing signature restaurants for Hotel Arts Barcelona, the Regent of Sydney, and the Beverly Wilshire hotel; and several fast food and casual dining chains. Among his current projects are five dining venues for a Starwood hotel in northern Punjab; a multi-story multi-restaurant building in New York; and creating food programming for a two-hotel, million square-foot mixed-use development in Mumbai. Mr. Whiteman was founding editor of Nation’s Restaurant News, now the industry’s most powerful trade publication. His works have been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Business Week, and Newsweek. (New York, NY)

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12 Hottest Food & Beverage Trends For Restaurants And Hotel Dining For 2014 + 30 Buzzwords

Consultants Baum+Whiteman say that concepts of luxury thread through top dining trends: tasting menus running $1,000 for two, haute chicken priced like steak, upscale food halls, bespoke spices … even theatrical and sci-fi effects changing the global dining scene by bombarding customers' senses.

Seventeen Hot Food & Beverage Trends in Restaurants & Hotels for 2013

Consultants Baum+Whiteman say that a flavor a day keeps recession at bay. Restaurant chains, hotels and smart independents are ramping up their flavor profiles... chucking artificial stuff, exploring whole new worlds of real ingredients.

16 Hottest Food and Dining Trends for Restaurants and Hotels in 2012

Baum+Whiteman says it's "into the wild" as chefs go foraging for new ingredients and customers abandon comfort food for intense mix-and-match global flavors. Baum+Whiteman International Food and Restaurant Consultants creates high-profile restaurants around the world for hotels, restaurant companies, major museums and other consumer destinations.
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