NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY FUN FACTS:
- Last year, pancake lovers donated nearly $3.5 million to children’s charities.
- IHOP Restaurants served nearly 6.6 million free pancakes on National Pancake Day 2015.
- All of the pancakes served on National Pancake Day 2015 would have created a stack nearly 19 miles high.
- Since the inception of National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP Restaurants has raised $20 million to support charities in the communities in which it operates.
- This year, IHOP has partnered with Snapchat to develop Sponsored Geofilters for customers dining at IHOP on National Pancake Day. Geofilters are fun and engaging location-based art that can be added to photo and video Snaps. Snapchatters will be able to reveal the creative overlays while they’re in-restaurant.
ABOUT CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS:
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES, LLC:
For over 57 years, International House of Pancakes, LLC has been a leader, innovator and expert in all things breakfast, any time of day. The chain offers 65 different signature, fresh made-to-order breakfast options, a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner items as well as meals under 600 calories. IHOP restaurants offer guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. As of September 30, 2015, there were 1,667 IHOP restaurants in 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam as well as Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and the Philippines. IHOP restaurants are franchised and operated by Glendale, Calif.-based International House of Pancakes, LLC and its affiliates. International House of Pancakes, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN).
CHEF BRADLEY OGDEN – PRESIDENT, BRADLEY OGDEN HOSPITALITY - CHATTING ABOUT HIS PARTICIPATION WITH FLAVOR! NAPA VALLEY (MARCH 16 – 20, 2016)
ABOUT BRADLEY OGDEN HOSPITALITY:
Bradley Ogden Hospitality, started in 2012 by Chef Bradley Ogden, his son Chef Bryan Ogden, and operations specialist Tony Angotti, is a multi-purpose operations and consulting company. BOH is composed of three divisions: Restaurant Development, Consulting and Design, and Digital.
ABOUT CHEF BRADLEY OGDEN:
Traverse City, Michigan native, Chef Bradley Ogden rose to national prominence as the executive chef at San Francisco’s renowned Campton Place Hotel. Later, Ogden and partner Michael Dellar opened Ogden’s signature restaurant, The Lark Creek Inn in Marin County, just north of San Francisco to acclaim by leading critics and publications as one of the best restaurants in the nation. It was followed by One Market Restaurant in San Francisco, Lark Creek in Walnut Creek and San Mateo, Yankee Pier in Larkspur, Parcel 104 in Santa Clara, and Arterra in Del Mar.
Among other awards, Ogden has been named Best Chef California by the James Beard Foundation, one of the Great American Chefs by the International Wine and Food Society, winner of the Golden Plate Award by the American Academy of Achievement and Chef of the Year by the Culinary Institute of America. Ogden has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, AM/San Francisco, Dinner at Julia’s and the Discovery Channel’s Great Chefs of the West series.
In March of 2003, Ogden partnered with Caesar’s Palace to open a restaurant in Las Vegas, Ogden’s first restaurant outside of California. In 2004, Bradley Ogden at Caesars Palace received Best New Restaurant award from the James Beard Foundation.
Ogden began his career at the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, New York. He graduated in 1977 with honors and was the recipient of the Richard T. Keating Award, given to the student most likely to succeed. In 1979 he was hired as sous chef at the celebrated American Restaurant in Kansas City. During that period he worked closely with his friend and mentor James Beard and consultants Joe Baum and Barbara Kafka. Within six months, Ogden was promoted to executive chef.
Bradley Ogden is recognized as a pioneer and inspiration to many in the culinary field, transforming traditional American food into superbly updated fare. Ogden frequently participates in cooking demonstrations and seminars around the country. He regularly contributes his cooking skills to charitable events such as those benefiting Meals on Wheels and the March of Dimes.
Chef resides in Northern California close to the fine wines and abundance of fresh farm-to-table ingredients about which he’s so passionate.