Business D For stock market results, see D2-3. SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2008 Going for (more) gold Award-winning Chef Rosendale finalist in international culinary contest, Bocuse d’Or BY JAMES PLETCHER JR. The restaurant received nu- Herald-Standard merous accolades and awards under his tenure. His duties A former local man is com- there also included assisting in peting for another culinary the supervision of a culinary crown. staff numbered at 165 chefs Richard Rosendale, owner of and 2,000 employees. Rosendales in Columbus, Ohio, Rosendale’s classical train- and an award-winning chef, ing has taken him to Northern will lead one of eight finalist Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, teams in the annual USA Bo- Switzerland and some of the cuse d’Or World Cuisine Con- finest kitchens in the United test. States. His traditional school- Based on written applica- ing included a rigorous six- tions, eight semi-finalist teams year apprenticeship under sev- (one chef plus one assistant eral certified master chefs. per team) have been selected Rosendale was also the to compete in an elimination youngest member of Culinary contest to be held Sept. 26-27 Team USA since the team’s in- at the Epcot International ception, and was one of only Food & Wine Festival at Walt five chefs who represented the Disney World Resort in Lake U.S. in the 2004 World Culi- Buena Vista, Fla. Before a live nary Olympics in Erfurt, Ger- audience, the eight teams will many. The team ranked first in have five hours to prepare the world for the hot kitchen elaborate fish and meat plat- out of 32 countries. Rosendale ters for a panel of chef judges. will serve as team captain of The teams will be evaluated in the 2008 Culinary Olympic the public competition for team. He also has been fea- their excellence in taste, pre- tured on several TV Food Net- sentation, creativity and tech- work specials and has menus nical precision. on the Food Network’s Web The Bocuse d’Or World Cui- site. sine Contest is an Olympic- Rosendale has more than 35 style event for professional national and international chefs created more than 20 medals, including a very rare years ago by Paul Bocuse and perfect score at the interna- now held biennially in Lyon, tional level. France. Rosendale was also recently The semi-finalists also will awarded the Presidential receive training equipment, Medallion by the American food supplies and a $2,000 Culinary Federation for his stipend. At the USA Bocuse contributions to the culinary d’Or Contest, the top three Former Uniontown resident Richard Rosendale, chef and owner arts. One of his most recent ac- placing teams will be awarded of Rosendales restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, has been colades was receiving the 2005 cash prizes of $15,000 for the selected a finalist in the Bocuse d’Or USA culinary Chef of the Year in San Anto- first-place team, $10,000 for competition. Rosendale, (seen at work above) has won nio, Texas. the second-place team, and Rosendale also is a certified numerous culinary honors, including the Presidential Medallion $5,000 for the third-place professional ice carver. He has team. The winning team will by the American Culinary Federation for his contributions to carved pieces ranging from 1 also be awarded a cruise vaca- the culinary arts to 50 block creations. Also, tion courtesy of Crystal Cruis- during his career he has es. restaurant in Columbus in sacrifice quality or the way Rosendale is the son of Sharon about 4,700 square-feet and cooked for many different The finalist team will re- spring 2007. He selected that I manage. It’s just a much Rosendale of Uniontown and has indoor and some outdoor celebrities and supervised ceive a paid sabbatical to train Columbus “because it’s a lot more feasible spot. But that’s Richard Rosendale, former dining. “We will have about meals for U.S. congress and for the Bocuse d’Or World Cui- less expensive to set up a not to say it isn’t expensive.’’ Greene County prothonotary. 25-30 seats outside on the patio President George Bush. sine Contest from October restaurant here than in New “My wife and I are both Rosendales is at 793 N. High and an additional 145 inside He is the youngest chef to be through late January 2009 at York. In New York, wow, you from Uniontown so there is St., in the Short North Area of the building.’’ on active status to take the cer- the Bocuse d’Or USA Culinary can’t touch one for less than $6 definitely some appeal to stay- Columbus, Ohio. The building Rosendale, who has been tified master chef (CMC) Training Center in Yountville, million or $7 million,’’ he said. ing within this region. Colum- originally housed the Winders called a “new breed of Ameri- exam. Calif. “Then you have the ongoing bus seemed logical. It’s nice as Motors Sales Co., and has un- can chef’’ by “Chef Magazine’’ ——— Rosendale will be joined by expense of paying rent and opposed to living across the dergone significant renova- served as Chef de Cuisine of For more information about assistant Seth Warren, a cook that gets more expensive, too. country in California, Texas or tions in order to transform it the Tavern Room Restaurant Rosendales, call 614-245-8351 at Rosendales. And, the way I see it, I’m just Nevada. It’s nice to be able to into a restaurant site. at the Greenbrier Resort in or visit its Web site at Rosendale opened his as good here. I don’t have to see friends and family.’’ Rosedale said it contains White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. www.rosendales.com. USDA conducting agriculture yield surveys on crop production HARRISBURG —The U.S. Depart- cur in expected production due to measured,” said Marc Tosiano, direc- collect the necessary survey informa- port from Washington, D.C., monthly, ment of Agriculture (USDA) is cur- weather, pests, diseases or other fac- tor of the USDA Pennsylvania field of- tion. usually between the 9th and the 12th rently conducting its Agriculture tors. fice. Individual operation information is of the month. Yield Survey in all states except Alas- In Pennsylvania, approximately 400 Near the end of each month, select- completely confidential by law. The results also will be available on ka and Hawaii. producers of hay, barley, oats, corn, ed producers will be mailed a pre-sur- “NASS safeguards the confidentiality the USDA’s Web site at It is the primary tool used by sorghum, soybeans, and winter wheat vey letter explaining the importance of all survey responses and publishes www.nass.usda.gov. USDA’s National Agricultural Statis- are asked to assist in this important of the survey along with a question- only state and national level data, en- Respondents requesting results will tics Service (NASS) to measure crop survey each month from August naire. Operators may return the sur- suring that no individual operation or have them mailed to them shortly af- production throughout the growing through November. vey through the mail, complete it producer can be identified,” Tosiano ter the crop production report is re- season. “Participation of Pennsylvania through the USDA secure Web site, or said. leased. The survey enables NASS to track farmers is imperative to ensure that wait to be telephoned or personally Results from the surveys will be For more information, call Sherry and report any changes that might oc- our production is being accurately visited by an enumerator, who will published in the crop production re- Deane or Tosiano at 1-800-498-1518. It’s Your Business UNIONTOWN the postsecondary school as A graduate of the Uniontown Hospital School behaviors and overall satisfaction of buyers an instructor in pathophysi- of Nursing, Bedner is currently enrolled in the who shop for a new auto insurance company. ology, clinical lab, pharma- University of Phoenix where she is working on Three key factors are measured to determine Store gathers batteries for recycling cology, law and ethics and a bachelor of science degree and a masters of overall satisfaction. In order of importance, Teaming up with Exide Technologies, phlebotomy. science degree in nursing. they are: distribution channel (50 percent), Frank’s Auto Supermarket has been collecting Janesko is responsible for She is certified in CPR, neonatal resuscita- price (29 percent) and policy offerings (21 per- dead or used car and lawn batteries for recy- interviewing prospective tion, trauma nursing core curriculum and ad- cent). cling. Over the past eight weeks, Frank’s Auto students and completing the vanced pediatric life. Erie Insurance achieved the highest ranking Supermarket’s seven locations have collected required paperwork to se- Bedner is a resident of Smithfield. with strong performance across all factors. more than 12,000 batteries. Exide Technolo- cure financial aid. She also gies, a lead smelter, recycles approximately 50 submits and maintains million batteries per year. Janesko grants and loans. UNIONTOWN BUCKSTOWN Frank’s has placed signs at its stores in A graduate of Fairchance Uniontown, Charleroi, Washington, McK- Georges Senior High School, eesport, Greensburg, North Huntingdon and In- Janesko comes to LBI with Erie Insurance earns award Verizon opens new cell area diana to get as much participation as possible. over 28 years of banking ex- Erie Insurance, represented locally by Laurel Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site “We may not be a huge chain, but we can perience as a loan clerk, a Highlands Insurance Group, 459 Connellsville in Somerset County that improves its network make a difference. We put together a store loan officer, an assistant St., Uniontown, has earned J.D. Power and As- coverage in Buckstown, along State Route 30 competition to see which store could gather the manager and a loan supervi- sociates’ award for “Highest in Customer Satis- from Stoystown southeast to Buckstown and most batteries. The winner gets a picnic sor. faction with the Auto Insurance Purchase Ex- along State Route 160 from just south of Cen- catered and cooked by me, but in the end, ev- Janesko is a resident of perience.” tral City to Buckstown. Additional coverage in- eryone is a winner for helping the environ- Smithfield. This award recognizes the top rankings in cludes the northern portions of Lake Stoney- ment,’’ Rick Frank, Frank’s Auto Supermarket Bedner will instruct stu- J.D. Power’s 2008 Insurance New Buyer Study, creek and Indian Lake. owner and president, said. dents in the medical assis- which assesses customers’ experience in pur- With the improved network coverage, more tant, pharmacy technician, chasing a new auto insurance policy. customers can use their wireless phones to Bedner medical office management, The Laurel Highlands Insurance Group of- make calls; send and receive e-mail and text, UNIONTOWN and respiratory therapy pro- fers a full line of property/casualty insurance picture and video messages; download music, grams. products, including auto, homeowners and games and ringtones; and view high-quality Bedner was previously employed with the commercial insurance, as well as life insurance videos while enjoying clearer reception and LBI announces new hires Uniontown Hospital, Monongalia General Hos- products and services from Erie Insurance. fewer dropped calls. Laurel Business Institute has announced that pital, and West Virginia University Hospital, Laurel Highlands Insurance Group serves Verizon Wireless has invested more than Lisa Janesko has been hired as a financial aid Morgantown, W.Va., Healthways, Pittsburgh, Fayette and Westmoreland counties $235 million in its Pennsylvania network im- administrator and Kelly Jo Bedner has joined and Albert Gallatin Home Health, Uniontown. The J.D. Power study examines the purchase provements in the last year.