Where Food Comes From CEO John Saunders to Present at LD MICRO Invitational Conference
The Four Seasons, a luxury resort chain known for its deep-pocketed clientele who appreciate the good life, joins the food truck revolution — at least for two months — as its mobile kitchen travels 1,000 miles to serve eight Four Seasons’ properties. ARCHIVES: Food truck fad comes to fine hotels hawking restaurant fare The journey began last week when the FS Taste Truck pulled into the Four Seasons’ Palo Alto resort. The mobile eatery parks in San Francisco until Sept. 29, and then continues on in California to Santa Barbara (Sept.30Oct. 6), Beverly Hills (Oct.7Oct. 13), Los Angeles (Oct. 14-Oct. 20), and Westlake Village (Oct. 21-Oct.27), followed by Scottsdale, Ariz., (Oct. 28-Nov. 3) and Santa Fe, N.M. (Nov. 4-Nov.
Scott Bowles, USA TODAY 6:03 p.m. EDT September 26, 2013 Not as inventive as the original, ‘Cloudy 2’ may still have enough razzle dazzle to keep the kids entertained Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader), left, and Sam Sparks (voiced by Anna Faris) return for more food-related fun in ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.’ (Photo: Sony Pictures Animation) Story Highlights USA TODAY review: ** 1/2 out of four Stars: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Kristen Schaal Rated PG; runtime: 1 hour, 35 minutes; opens nationwide Friday SHARE 8 CONNECT 5 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE How you view Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2depends largely on the role movies play in your life. If you rely on films to keep your kids entertained and distracted for an hour and a half, Meatballs (** out of four; rated PG; opens Friday nationwide) is a masterwork, a visual stunner that manages to break from animation’s current 3-D rut. If you prefer your kids’ movies to actually say something, the forecast is a little more gray. The inevitable follow-up to the 2009 hit faced a near-impossible task in trying to match the Technicolor palette and offbeat storytelling of the original, based on the 1978 children’s book by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett. Alas, the sequel, directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, continues to establish itself as an aesthetic wonder. But those pretty pictures are hardly worth a thousand words, and Meatballs 2 nearly grinds to a narrative halt. TRAILERS: Coming soon to theaters Seemingly picking up minutes after where the first film left off, our young, genius inventor Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) has just been hailed as the Edison of his animated times after creating the Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator (FLDSMDFR for short), a machine that turns water into bananas the size of Buicks. In a hurried exposition that resembles the set-up of a SpongeBob SquarePantsepisode, we learn that the invention not only continues to churn out preposterous produce, but that the snacks have become sinister “foodimals” that threaten to destroy Flint’s tiny island in the middle of the Atlantic. Kind of a Jurassic Park of living, angry zucchini. The flimsy plot is enough to plunge Flint and his dad (James Caan), and pals Sam (Anna Faris), Earl (Terry Crews) and others back to Swallow Falls, where they will face “tacodiles” and “shrimpanzees.” Get it? If you don’t, don’t worry. In place of a story arc, Cloudy offers puns aplenty as our heroes worry they’re “french” toast and that their boat has sprung a “leek.” At least the kids are dodging real food instead of hyper-caffeinated cola though they all act as if they’ve downed a gallon apiece. That, though, may be the film’s saving grace as a distraction.
‘Cloudy’ bloats its visual feast with food puns
Markets open in 10 mins. Where Food Comes From CEO John Saunders to Present at LD MICRO Invitational Conference Press Release: Where Food Comes From 2 hours 20 minutes ago CASTLE ROCK, CO–(Marketwired – Sep 27, 2013) – Where Food Comes From, Inc. (WFCF) (d.b.a. IMI Global, Inc.) ( OTCQB : WFCF ), the trusted resource for third party verification of food production practices, today announced that chairman and CEO John Saunders will present at the LD Micro Invitational Conference on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time.The conference is being held at the Luxe Sunset Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles. About Where Food Comes From, Inc. Where Food Comes From, Inc. (d.b.a. IMI Global) is America’s trusted resource for third party verification of food production practices.The Company supports more than 9,000 farmers, ranchers, processors, retailers and restaurants with a wide variety of value-added services through its IMI Global, International Certification Services, and Validus Verification Services units.In addition, the Company’s Where Food Comes From retail and restaurant labeling program utilizes the verification of product attributes to connect consumers to the sources of the food they purchase through product labeling and web-based information sharing and education.Go to www.wherefoodcomesfrom.com for additional information. CAUTIONARY STATEMENT This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, based on current expectations, estimates and projections that are subject to risk.Forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and actual events could differ materially from the Company’s predictions.Important factors that could cause actual events to vary from predictions include those discussed in our SEC filings.Specifically, statements in this news release about the Company’s plans to present at the LD Micro Conference are forward-looking statements that are subject to a variety of factors. Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.The Company assumes no obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect new information or developments.For a more extensive discussion of the Company’s business, please refer to the Company’s SEC filings at www.sec.gov . Contact: