The Current

Rock Around the Met

New York City is undoubtedly one of the most prominent cities in rock ‘n’ roll history. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art Monday night, the first ever major exhibition dedicated entirely to the instruments of rock and roll…

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Dessert Professional: James Distefano

What would an event be without dessert? All those galas, receptions, dinners, and breakfasts contribute to a unique and unforgettable event experience, and dessert is no exception. Someone that knows all about creating indulgent desserts that leave a…

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May the 4th Be with You

The Fourth of July means food, fireworks, family, fun, and more food. These are some of CxRA’s favorite recipes to make your 4th of July Party extra special. Get ready to celebrate our independence- do your patriotic duty…

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Welcome Conference 2018

CxRA was honored to be a part of the 5th annual Welcome Conference on June 4th at NYC’s Lincoln Center, where professionals from across the restaurant industry gathered for a day of inspiration. The Conference hosted by Will…

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A CxRA Salute

The ships pull in and suited up sailors flood the streets, that’s right, it’s Fleet Week in NYC. CxRA was armed and ready to honor the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coastal Guards at the 27th annual Salute…

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An Afternoon of Philanthropy

On a beautiful Tuesday in May, the sun lit up Fifth Avenue and set the stage for The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s annual “Ladies Who Lunch for a Cure”. New York City’s most influential and charitable women…

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Seasonal Sips

When we are off the clock, the CxRA team likes to kick up their feet and have a cocktail or two. Now that the warm weather has finally arrived we thought we would share our favorite recipes with…

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Let’s Save The Food

It’s no secret that food waste is a big problem and a few everyday decisions are good for the health of our planet. Along with our parent company Compass Group, CxRA is working to make a more efficient…

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On Cloud 9

On March 21, 2018, the calendar said springtime, but the streets screamed winter. As New York welcomed the first day of spring with a Nor’easter, CxRA kept its head out of the clouds with feet planted firmly on…

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Rewriting the West Side

HUDSON YARDS, the most exciting and highly anticipated project on the block has made a debut to the west side of Manhattan. The largest private real estate development in the world is home to many exciting new prospects….

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Brownsville Now

CxRA’s definition of service extends further than just special events and into the communities around us. The Brownsville Community Culinary Center, co-founded by Claus Meyer, teamed with CxRA to throw its first fundraising gala on March 8, 2018…

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The Future of Festivals

Think TED Talk meets epic music festival. Then add in some of the world’s finest comedic icons. Now add the best cuisine you’ve ever imagined. Last weekend’s OZY fest, created by former MSNBC anchor Carlos Watson, now CEO…

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Bread on the Rise: Rye

In stark contrast to the gluten-free craze that has spread throughout the nation in recent years, a counter-trend has emerged: bread revival and an interest in ancient grains, particularly rye. However, it’s most likely not the rye that…

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Celebrating the season at Lincoln Center

CxRA brought the cozy tastes of the season to Lincoln Center for a catering showcase at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. Guests included internal clients, event planners, and existing CxRA clients. Between incredible live performances by Juilliard students,…

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