Patricia Cobe

Senior Editor

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Pat plans and executes menu, food and drink stories for Restaurant Business, covering food and beverage trends, Menu R&D, profiles of chefs and restaurateurs and Technomic research. She edits the weekly On the Menu newsletter and writes the regular Behind the Menu and Taste Tracker features. Pat hosts a weekly podcast called Menu Talk in collaboration with Bret Thorn of Nation's Restaurant News, covering a wide range of menu topics through interviews with chefs and operators.

Pat came to Informa Connect from Hearst, where she was an executive editor. She is the co-author of the Mompreneurs series of books as well as two cookbooks. She graduated from Cornell University and earned a Masters in Journalism from Boston University. She is active in several professional organizations, including Les Dames d’Escoffier and the International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC), and serves as a judge for the James Beard Media Awards.

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Patricia Cobe

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How to navigate the National Restaurant Show like a pro

Whether you’re a first timer or conference veteran, here’s what you need to know about the biggest restaurant show in the Western hemisphere, which begins in Chicago on May 18.


Eating your way around Chicago

10 notable places to check out while in town for the National Restaurant Association Show.

Future Menus 2024 identifies the top forces shaping today’s global food scene to push chefs ahead of the culinary curve.

The Menu Feed podcast is transitioning to Menu Talk, featuring inspiring culinary conversations with two hosts: Pat Cobe with Restaurant Business and Bret Thorn, Nation’s Restaurant News.

Clay Walker, president of the iconic California drive-in, shares why local flavor and hospitality creates staying power.

Chef-owner Sara Bradley created a restaurant in Paducah, Kentucky, that’s a mecca for both guests and staff.

The annual Food and Beverage Awards, presented by the National Restaurant Association Show, celebrate innovation and emerging trends.

The Chicago chef blends taste memories from his childhood in Sao Paulo with Midwestern ingredients and live-fire cooking for a unique culinary experience.

Raeanne Sarazen, author of “The Complete Recipe Writing Guide,” shares the secrets every menu developer needs to know.

Pépin was a founding dean of the French Culinary Institute, a training ground for some of today’s most influential chefs.

The landmark restaurant in NYC’s Central Park, closed for two years, has been refreshed with a modern continental menu and an elegant interior to match.

Through curated wine flights, local flavor and enlightened server training, certified sommelier Larissa Dubose captures guests on the go for a bit of pampering.

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