Foodservice News

Ventless 101: What is Simplifry Technology?

Ten years ago, we released a new and unique feature on our AutoFrys called Simplifry™ technology and it’s been changing user confidence ever since. Let’s dive in to AutoFry’s smartest feature...

Waste Nothing: How To Reduce Your Restaurant Waste Production

It’s often surprising just how much restaurant waste is created each year. As our economy has grown, so has our addiction to consumables and convenience.

Restaurants v. Food Delivery Services: Who’s On The Hook?

Third-party food delivery services such as Grubhub, Doordash, and Caviar are a boon to consumers and restaurants alike. But who’s responsible when something goes wrong?

Rats: Public Enemy No. 1 For NYC Restaurants

The long hot summer days have been replaced with cheery holiday lights, blankets of snow and Public Enemy No. 1 – RATS!  Like millions of New Yorkers, they are looking for a warm refuge and an abundant supply of food to get through the frigid days that lie ahead.

3 Ways to Avoid Health Code Violations In Your Ice Machine

Want to keep your ice machines free from health code violations? Here are three simple, everyday best practices staff can perform...

Know Your Lender – The Grinch Is Out There!

The first thing I have always told, and continue to tell, small business or restaurant owners seeking financing is to do your research on ANY lender you are considering.

Boost Your Food Allergy Protocols to Protect Your Guests & Business

Experts estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.9 million children under age 18. Approximately 1 in 13 children have a food allergy, according to FARE.

A Taste of New York Holiday Magic

Baby it’s cold outside, but New York City is radiating with a little more holiday magic this season, bringing warmth and festive cheer all around town.
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Tomoyuki Kobayashi, Executive Chef, 1221 at MFP in the Roslyn Hotel

Tomoyuki "Tomo" Kobayashi, the first Japanese chef in the United States to earn the Academic Culinaire de France Diplome, showcases his Japanese and French training at a new Long Island restaurant, 1221 at MFP in the Roslyn Hotel. 
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Tabled Combines Creative Marketing with Operational Discipline

Tabled is a solution that can enhance the experience for guests in this very competitive age. Distributors can consider using Tabled as a value added item with napkins and linens sold.
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Food Packaging Design: Tips For Success

Let’s take a closer look at why food packaging is important and how you can improve your own food packaging design to stand out in a crowded marketplace.
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The Twelve Days of Ventless

Why risk being on the Fire Department’s naughty list when instead you can easily install a plug & play electric ductless cooking appliance?  Remember, ceilings are meant for hanging mistletoe, not ugly ventilation ducts, and roofs are meant for the prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
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Hattie Hill, President & CEO, Women’s Foodservice Forum

Hattie Hill is President and Chief Executive Officer of WFF, the industry’s premier leadership development organization working since 1989 on advancing women in the food industry. She is an international leadership development expert, business owner, best-selling author and globally renowned thought leader.
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Hospitality Industry Outlook 2019: The Risk Exposures To Watch Out For

As the new year approaches, taking action to proactively protect your business from varying risk exposures will help you reduce insurance costs, prevent unnecessary claims, protect your employees and bottom line.
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Female Artisans Are Reshaping The Way We Look At Tabletop

The following female artisans are coupling innovative design with an industry understanding of what plays on the international tabletop stage to reshape the way we look at dining room diversity and our approach to making everyone feel welcome.
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Punch Season: My Favorite Time Of The Year, By Far!

It's Punch Season! If you are not running at least one Punch per week you’re losing out on some really fun times in your cocktail lounge. Why not?
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PlateScrape Brings Fresh Approach With Water Saving Innovation

The PlateScrape is the ultimate water saving solution for dishwashing. The results of a 200 plate comparison test by the Food Service Technology Center proves PlateScrape saves 93% more water than the average low flow spray nozzle.
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4 Key Payroll Management Reports Managers Cannot Live Without

Using Payroll Management solutions, the common initial goal is to gain control over the workforce operations and how employees are paid. However, as this control is managed, visibility comes to the forefront for making better decisions.
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December 2018 – Total Food Service Digital Issue

Total Food Service's December 2018 Digital Issue features an exclusive Q&A Interview with Ariel Palitz, The 2019 Top Women in Metro New York Foodservice & Hospitality, industry news, trends, and more.
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Ariel Palitz Q&A

Senior Executive Director, New York City Office of Nightlife
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Top Women in Metro New York Foodservice & Hospitality 2019

Total Food Service is honored to present the 2019 Top Women in Metro New York Foodservice & Hospitality, presented by Women's Foodservice Forum.
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Cold Brew Coffee – On Tap! The Future Of Coffee And How To Serve It

Today, the hottest brews in town are actually the coolest. Restaurants, cafes and coffee chains have fresh options when it comes to feeding customers’ cold brew coffee needs. Out with pitchers of hot coffee and in with Cold Brew Coffee on Tap!
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How Ambiance Initiates The Dining Experience

When designing a dining space, it's always important to consider how your layout will affect the ambiance and create the best customer service experience.
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Get Your Team To Care About Food Safety

These recent foodborne illness incidents are 100% preventable, and could be avoided if food businesses adopted a food safety culture. Have you?
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Imperial Dade Gains More Metro NYC Accolades

Imperial Dade has been listed #27 on Crain’s New York Business List of privately held companies in the New York Area. In addition, Imperial Dade was highlighted as the fastest growing of all 150 companies included, having grown annual revenue by 103.5%.
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The Advantages of a Restaurant Coach

What does a restaurant coach do? There seem to be a lot of restaurant coaches popping up these days. How are they different from a restaurant consultant? To me, the distinction is simple.
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Rob Geile Takes Reins Of SHFM At National Conference

The Ali Group’s Rob Geile and a line up of some of Metro’s New York top foodservice industry leaders recently took center stage at the Society for Hospitality & Foodservice Management’s 39th annual National Conference at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel in Texas.
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Reaping the Benefits: Utilizing Smart Packaging Can Grow Businesses

Smart packaging is becoming increasingly popular with businesses of all sizes. From food and beverages to high-end electronics, companies are using this innovative technology to instill confidence in consumers and keep track of their products.
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Millennials and Tipping

I recently read a number of articles dealing with the tipping habits of Millennials. Most were in agreement that they are “stingy,” to say the least.
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Calling All Bartenders To Participate In The Hip Sip Competition At IRFSNY 2019

Hip Sip: Battle of the Modern Bartender Mardi Gras Edition is looking for leading bartenders to compete at the Expo, taking place at the Javits Convention Center, March 3-5, 2019.
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Do You Really Want Success Using Systems? You Need An Implementor

Here’s a truism if you want systems to be successful in your restaurant: You must have an implementor. You need someone who gets work done.
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Da Giorgio Restaurant is Small In Size But Has Big Flavor

Giorgio Giacinto, chef and owner of Da Giorgio in New Rochelle, NY shares his passion and love for Italian cooking in every plate that comes out of his kitchen.
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Revolutionizing Entertainment Centers with Ventless Kitchen Equipment

Entertainment centers are the new hot spots, fully equipped to provide the most fun possible for people of all ages. A strong food program is a great way to keep patrons coming back not just for non-stop fun, but for delicious grub too!
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Fillo Dough Stars At 3rd Annual Kontos Foods Challenge At Eva’s Village

Fillo dough is one of the most difficult of all ingredients chefs will work with during their careers, and yet the students from The Culinary School at Eva’s Village competing in the 2nd Annual Kontos Foods Culinary Challenge tackled the task with the aplomb of seasoned pros.
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Turkey and Wine Pairing: Perfect Together!

For people that love turkey and wine, Thanksgiving just might be the perfect holiday. It is the one time of year we assemble where it’s about dining and thankfully no major gift giving is involved.
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Expanded Workplace Laws Heighten Employment Practices Liability Exposures

Businesses, including restaurants and other hospitality venues, are subjected to a widening collection of federal, state and local workplace laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Civil Rights Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act - just to name a few.
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What AI Has In Store For The Foodservice Industry

All eyes are currently on AI (artificial intelligence) because of its massive potential to disrupt various sectors including foodservice. A recent report predicts that AI may reach $3.9 trillion globally by 2022.
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Guest Contact Points: Is Your Restaurant In Order?

I have always trained my staff on the fine art of noticing the guest contact points, putting themselves in the guest’s shoes as they enter the restaurant for their shifts. We can never underestimate the importance of this.
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Food on the Move: A Guide to NYC Food Trucks

Food trucks offer globe-trotting bites on four wheels, creating their own unique restaurant category, with a combination of quality, creativity, and value with speed and convenience. Grab some street-side cuisine from all the best mobile eateries in NYC!
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Cash Is King

Strictly Restaurants President Jeff Lavelle discusses how cash is king--- knowing the importance of your Prime Cost, and prioritizing cash management now before the slow season.
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M. Tucker Serves Up Eco-Friendly Disposables At Pitney Meadows Event

With fine casual restaurants showing some of the strongest growth in the industry, we’re using more eco-friendly disposables for containers than ever before. We’re all aware of food waste, but how often do we consider what happens to the containers we use for dining-in, takeout, and delivery?
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Toast Supports Restaurant Community Through Small Business Saturday and Toasty Awards

Toast recently announced its participation in the Small Business Saturday Corporate Supporter Program and is pleased to announce the January 2019 launch of the second annual Toasty Awards.
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Meatless Monday Set As Theme For IRFSNY 2019 Rapid Fire Challenge

The 2019 Rapid Fire Challenge: Meatless Monday Edition is looking for leading chefs to compete at the Expos, taking place at the Javits Convention Center, March 3-5, 2019.
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The Hummus and Pita Co. Growing Rapidly With New Franchise Opportunities

The Hummus and Pita Co. is celebrating their quick growth, with creator Dave Pesso recently deciding to franchise. With four storefronts currently open and many others coming soon, The Hummus and Pita Co. is providing high quality and locally sourced Mediterranean food around the country.
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