Amber Johnson

Manager of Market Promotion




As Manager of Market Promotion with Lentils.org, Amber leads efforts to increase the awareness of lentils in the U.S. non-commercial foodservice industry working with chefs, culinary innovators, and industry experts. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing from the University of Saskatchewan and has a diverse array of experience working in agriculture, hospitality, tourism, and hotel industries.




The ingredients and flavors trending at independent restaurants often inspire menu ideas at more mainstream operations. To track what’s happening now in food and beverage, Technomic examined more than 50 menus from indies across the U.S., ranging from food trucks to fine-dining destinations.

Despite a historic drop in unemployment, foodservice operators enjoyed a slight slowdown in employee turnover midsummer, with the data signaling the dawn of a trend rather than a pause from years of acceleration, according to new research.

In a departure from its fast-casual roots, Toronto-based Freshii introduced its own school lunch program for the 2018 school year.