Friday 17th May 2019. The humble potato and some new music releases.

May 17, 2019

In the second hour today we have Chef R.J. Harvey with us promoting the US potato. Chef RJ Harvey  joined Potatoes USA as the Global Foodservice Marketing Manager.

Chef R.J. Harvey % Gerry

He will develop and manage the domestic and international marketing programs to increase the demand for U.S. potatoes and potato products with in the fast-growing $845 billion foodservice sector.Chef Harvey is a Certified Executive Chef (CEC) as well as a registered dietitian/nutritionist (RDN) who loves to integrate delicious, beautifully presented food that is healthful for the mind, body and soul. Most recently he focused on revitalizing hospital cuisine at Morrison Healthcare and inspiring school foodservice at Chartwell’s K-12 School Dining Services (both divisions of Compass Group). He developed award winning recipes/menus, nutrition education programs and a dynamic teaching kitchen concept aimed at teaching students varying levels of culinary skills as well a food culture.

The Legislative Budget Committee of the National Assembly approved on Wednesday transfers of items to several government entities for $ 43.8 million and denied or suspended others in the amount of $ 21.7 million.

Without consensus, the meeting of the Council of the Development Agreement concluded, which on Thursday, resumed the discussion of a package of reforms to the Constitution.

For three days, the advisory board and the board of directors of  the Panama Canal met in Panama to analyze the performance of the interoceanic route and the opportunities for future growth.

The prices of medical services, hotels, restaurants, alcoholic beverages and tobacco leapt in the year-on-year comparison of April 2019. The prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco increased 2% between April 2018 and the same month of this year, driven by beer (2.8%), tobacco (2.3%) and cigarettes (2.3%).

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