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BBC World News Features Kontos Foods

Kontos Foods, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of ethnic artisan breads and traditional Mediterranean foods based in Paterson, N.J., was selected as 1 of 20 international companies featured in the BBC World News series “Connected Commerce” sponsored by DHL.

Five Trends Restaurants Need To Follow For Success In 2018

Research has found that cleanliness, menu selection, and comfort, are the most important things people look for when dining out. With that in mind, here are some of the latest restaurant trends of 2018.

Toast Partners with TripAdvisor

The primary benefit of the Toast TripAdvisor partnership is that Toast customers are able to further enhance their restaurant’s visibility and drive traffic directly to their TripAdvisor listing by signing up for TripAdvisor Ads.

Game Changer

For your information, I offer this thumbnail sketch of the minimum wage history in New York State. The federal minimum wage became law in 1938 and was $.25 an hour. That was 80 years ago, when many industries were exempt.
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Vinexpo New York Conference Program Revealed

Vinexpo New York today announced the schedule of conference sessions at its highly anticipated exhibition, to be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center March 5-6, 2018. Jointly organized with Diversified Communications, Vinexpo New York is the leading international exhibition for wine and spirits professionals in North America.
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Food Temperature Violations: Using Time As A Control

Temperature is a critical violation that is taken seriously by inspectors. Proper temperature is a big deal for good reason. Food that is out of temperature can result in a “B” grade, render food unsafe to eat and lead to closure.
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Consistency Is Everything In A Hospitality Operation

Hospitality is as simple as this: Are all aspects of the service provided by each and every team-member happening "for" the guest or "to" the guest? With consistent training, the former should be your experience offering and become the calling card of your operation and remember, every detail counts in the guest’s eye.
Scott Feldman Two Twelve Management

Scott Feldman, Founder and President, Two Twelve Management

A 25 plus year veteran of the hospitality and lifestyle industry, Scott Feldman, founder and president of Two Twelve Management, has managing the careers of many significant talents in the epicurean space and executing strategic integrated marketing platforms for consumer brands.
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NYC Hospitality Alliance Set To Tackle Key Issues Next Week

At the New York City Hospitality Alliance's 2018 State of the Industry event, we’ll be talking about the political environment for the restaurant industry, current and proposed laws, and what the industry can do to effectively advocate for sensible reform and representation.
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Tracking Sales The Right Way

Sales are sales, right? While on the surface the short answer is sales are sales, the long answer is there are gross sales and net sales. So what’s the difference and why does it matter?
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8 Healthy Food and Beverage Trends for 2018

For 6 years, I've accurately predicted the Top 8 Healthy Food and Beverage Trends, and once again I’m here to help you break through the “bull” like a master butcher. In 2018, we’re returning to food basics, so start with your gut and you’ll soon be navigating the aisles like a pro.
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Calling All Bartenders To Participate In The Hip Sip Competition At IRSFNY 2018

The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of NY and Professional Bartenders Association have teamed up to find the best bartender in the region through the inaugural Hip Sip: Battle of the Modern Bartender competition, taking place on Sunday, March 4, 3:30 - 5:00 pm at the Javits Center in NYC.
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Don’t Let The Harsh Winter Fool You: 2018 Club Season Is Just Around the Corner

I was thinking about lessons learned from last year and some thoughts on trends that we are seeing that could be of value to the club management community as you get ready for the upcoming season.
José Andrés Mentorship

Q&A with José Andrés About The Value of Mentorship & Community in Business

Chef José Andrés' leadership and mentorship has activated a local, committed network with a proven model that can be sustained by local partners and the federal government, with the support of the people of Puerto Rico. Chef Andrés has shown that a job is not just about making money. It’s about serving the community and...

Tripleseat Helps Restaurant and Hotel Event Managers Increase Sales while Streamlining Event Planning Process

Thanks to web applications such as Tripleseat, venue staff and event planners no longer have to undergo onerous routines. Tripleseat is a software company that provides restaurateurs, foodservice specialists and other venues with an easy and convenient way to organize events for their clients.
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10 Tips For Getting Back To Bartending Basics

One of my favorite ways to show your guest that you actually care about them is to put a glass of water down in front of anyone who sits at your bar. Here are another 10 tips for getting back to bartending basics...

Elimination of Tipped Wage Would Shake Restaurant Industry

The weight of high rents and taxes can be crippling to the business community, in particular the restaurant industry which survives on small profit margins. The unfortunate news is that this climate can get worse, and it may if the Department of Labor makes a determination to eliminate the tipped wage for food service workers later this year.
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EBP Supply Solutions Launches Celebration of 100th Anniversary

100 years ago, Isidore and Samuel Baum founded a company to serve the paper and janitorial needs of Bridgeport and Fairfield County’s thriving manufacturing hubs. Three generations later, EBP Supply Solutions lives on as one of the Nutmeg State’s true success stories. 
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Mary Pat Heftman, National Restaurant Association

As Executive Vice President, Convention & Strategic Alliances, Mary Pat Heftman has full responsibility for strategic development, execution and promotion of the annual shows of the National Restaurant Association: NRA Show, the largest annual food and beverage trade show in the world, and the New England Food Show.

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