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What The Coffee Shop Can Teach Us

I love to go into a neighborhood coffee shop, stand back and observe. Watching the interactions between regular customers and the staff behind the...

The Fine Line of Eclectic and Cheap And How To Do...

Eclectic can be defined as deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources. While an eclectic eatery means you...

Dealing With Suppliers – Friends with Benefits

Larger broad line suppliers are known to charge more than bare bones cash and carry discount purveyors. There are good reasons for the difference and...

Can Restaurant Tenants Negotiate Free Rent?

The answer is yes, you can negotiate free rent if you're a restaurant tenant! Even if you did not receive a rent-free period when you...

Welcome to NYC – A Foodie’s Conglomeration Nation

New York City's booming food-hall scene is redefining the urban restaurant experience that continues to be a success story across the city, now entering new areas that...

High School Chefs in Underserved Communities Create Noodle Delicacies

Outstanding culinary students from local public high schools were awarded scholarships to continue their culinary studies at the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) New...

Looking Over My Shoulder at 90 – Part 2

This is the second of a four part series that is an overview of the 78 years I have been associated with the foodservice industry....

Methods To Reduce Kitchen And Food Waste

An Interview with Stephen Zagor, Dean, School of Restaurant and Culinary Management, Institute of Culinary Education, NYC Waste in restaurant kitchens is a significant industry...
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Do You Invite Your Customers to Return?

It’s human nature to be wanted. You meet someone for the first time and have...
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Spend The Energy To Save Some Energy

Just like Food and Labor, your Energy Costs can be a controllable expense to bring...
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How To Keep Diners In – And Pests Out – This Summer

By Hope Bowman, Technical Specialist, Western Pest Services The days are longer, the weather is warmer...
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Don’t Pay For Someone Else’s Mistakes: Understanding Contractual Risk Transfer

Common causes of third party liability losses can be traced back to inadequate contracts signed...
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5 Summer Trends In The Cocktail Arena

If you’re like me, every waking second is planning for the summer drinking culture.  My...
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Life As A Culinary Student: Getting The Timing Right

Article By Kelly Newsome — Student, Culinary Arts, Institute of Culinary Education I’ve been thinking about getting Julia...
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Are Your Customers Peeved?

When I ran restaurants, I approached service from the customers point of view.  That is...
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Small Plates Will Start Your Spring Menu Off Right

When you finally start to see flowers blooming, green on the trees and you can...
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Should Employers Take Responsibility For Their Workforce’s Diet?

Article contributed by Helen Sanders, chief editor at HealthAmbition.com. If you work in the foodservice industry, you’re likely familiar...

Buying Or Selling A Restaurant – What’s It Worth?

To break the spell on the restaurant value mystique you need a logical starting point for value – buyers and sellers need to craft a “win / win” transaction or it will never happen.
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Power Outages In The Food Service Industry

Article contributed by Susan Algeo, MPH, CP-FS, is the Director of Project Management at Food Safety...
Faith Hope Consolo

Spring Is A Fine Time To Dine

Manhattan is the epicenter of eateries and spring is the perfect time to talk trends....

Are You Serving Dirty Beer?

There’s nothing like taking a sip of an ice cold, crisp draught beer. With just...
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Hurricane Season Is Around The Corner – Take Cover Today

Next month marks the beginning of 2017’s official hurricane season. Planning ahead is crucial when...
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Looking Over My Shoulder at 90 – Part 1

On May 25, 1927, car manufacturer Henry Ford announced that he would stop building the...
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NYC Culinary Students Turned Flour Into Gold

Over $590,000 In Culinary Scholarships And Opportunities Awarded By Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Outstanding...
Pest Birds Pigeons

Pest Birds Are Unwelcome Diners

By Hope Bowman, Technical Specialist, Western Pest Services Technology to help manage bird problems Birds are beloved...
architecture and pastry

Borrowing Lessons From Architecture In The Pastry Kitchen

By Michael Laiskonis— Creative Director, Institute of Culinary Education In the past, I’ve written about the...
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Action Needed For Laws On A/C & Open Storefronts

Back in 2015 an amendment was made to the sensible environmental law that prohibits retail...
Rum

Rum Is Seriously Hot For The Springtime

Or... consider Rum when drinking late Spring cocktails...  But first what is Rum? I think a...
Forty One Madison

New York’s Mecca of Tabletop

Forty One Madison, New York’s mecca of tabletop, is always bustling with buyers hunting to...
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Is The Service In Your Restaurant Paramount?

After more than twenty years in the restaurant business, I am really biased about service –...
David Scott Peters

Make Yourself A Priority

Independent restaurant owners tend to be the nicest, most generous people on the planet (even...
steak steakhouse

The Evolution Of The Steakhouse

Last year we talked about how a great steak is as fashionable as ever.  Once...
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Keep Changing And Innovating

Article by Jonathan White, White Coffee I travel for many business conventions. As part of these...
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The Data Breach Response Recipe

In today’s society, data breaches are inevitable for businesses in all industries, with the associated...

A Reminder To Those Who Legislate… At Any Level

Whenever any legislative body—be it city, county, state, or federal—passes a bill affecting an industry,...
foodservice automation

Management By George (Jetson): Automation In Foodservice

Robots, artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and the internet of things (IOT) are all coming to a foodservice operation near you.

Closing A Restaurant And Walking Away – Why?

Over the past year I have been puzzled by a number of restaurant owners who...

Don’t Be A Greasy Spoon

Exhaust hood systems play an important role in the restaurant kitchen, pulling heat, smoke, and...
Faith Hope Consolo

Feast in FiDi: Dining Options In The Financial District

Spring in Manhattan welcomes renewed activity and a glorious awakening downtown in the Financial District....
HostMilano

The Alliance Partners With HostMilano 2017

The NYC Hospitality Alliance announced this month that they are partnering with HostMilano, an expansive...
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Fruit Purees And Sweet Rice Wine Vinegar

Les vergers Boiron are the global leader in chef crafted: frozen vegetable and fruit purees...
New York

Back In The New York Groove…

As you probably know from reading my monthly column or following me on social media,...
Food Allergy

Food Allergy Training Is Slowly Being Mandated Across The U.S.

Article contributed by Susan Algeo, MPH, CP-FS, is the Director of Project Management at Food Safety...
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Let’s Go To The Videotape

Long-time New York sports fans out there will recognize the title of this piece as...
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