| Apr 7, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Nora Galdiano, executive chef at Hilton Orlando in Altamonte Springs, is one of four chefs competing for the opportunity to represent the ACF Southeast region in a national competition in Kansas City, Mo., July 25-29. The four will compete at Trident...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:58 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida may beef up penalties for poachers who harvest shark fins in state waters, but a Senate panel on Thursday gutted a broader effort to restrict the trafficking in fins for the dwindling population.
Shark meat and fin sales in...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 3:37 PM
An aspiring chef from Seminole County is one of two young cooks who will compete for the title of 2014 American Culinary Federation Southeast Region Student Chef of the Year. The competition takes place at Trident Technical College, North Charleston, S.C....
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:37 PM
It looks like Carmel Cafe & Wine Bar is adding another Central Florida location. This eatery will be near Jamestown Place in Altamonte Springs. A sign along State Road 434 indicates the concept, which showcases fresh twists on Mediterranean cuisine, is...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:14 AM
Meet the members of the Orlando Sentinel Culinary Hall of Fame. Our definition of a culinary professional is broad because the food and beverage industry requires a variety of skills and interests. In addition to chefs, the achievements are reflected in...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Smart, dedicated and eager, Officer Robert German could have opted to join a large Central Florida police department and climb the ranks.
But German, 31, loved the little southwest Orange County town of Windermere. He wanted to make a difference in...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 6:17 AM
Oak Ridge High in Orlando was the top-rated Central Florida high school on the annual "Challenge Index" that recognizes schools that encourage many students to tackle advanced courses. The index, published annually by The Washington Post, ranked Oak Ridge...
| May 9, 2014
SunRail is now speeding riders to various destinations around Central Florida. Several stops offer dining opportunities without the stress of parking a car. Just like the free Lymmo bus that circles downtown Orlando, dining along the rails takes some...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
If politics makes strange bedfellows, then the state Senate's latest run at Florida's deplorable "stand your ground" law offers — in a good way — a textbook example.
On Monday, the Senate Criminal Justice Committee debated a bipartisan...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 10:40 AM
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House agreed to go along with plans to merge Orlando’s scandal-plagued roadway authority in exchange for exempting Osceola County from much of the immediate cost-sharing.
The House amended a Senate bill, SB 230,...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:26 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- A plan to merge Central Florida's road-building agencies into one major tolling authority was amended Thursday by the state Senate to address the past pay-to-play culture tainting Orlando's expressway authority.
The bill, SB 230, would...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:26 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- A Florida House deeply divided on ideological grounds voted Thursday to open the door to allow some illegal immigrants who have lived in the country long enough to obtain law licenses from the Florida Bar.
House Speaker Will Weatherford,...