Foodservice News

Monthly Maintenance Know-How with Malachy Mechanical

While restaurant owners spend a lot of time thinking about equipment purchases, the monthly maintenance needs of that equipment are often an afterthought — until that piece of equipment goes down.

Cyber Insurance Policy: Your Recipe for Data Breach Response

In today’s society, data breaches are inevitable for all businesses in all industries. If you've been hacked, even with a cyber insurance policy, you will want to engage a trusted insurance advisor as quickly as possible, to address the attack in its entirety.

A Series of Unfortunate Vents

The story you are about to read is true. The names have been changed to project the innovative. My name’s Fry-Day. Grill Sergeant Joe Fry-Day.

Do Food And Beverage Companies Really Know The Source of Their...

A large food company recently inquired about the profitability of each of its distribution channels. It was considering expanding further into food service versus its club store business and wanted to know if it was a wise decision.

Food Allergy Services Form Partnership To Benefit Restaurants

AllergyEats and Gipsee announced a new partnership that will enable restaurants to effectively highlight themselves to the food allergy community by broadcasting their use of Interactive Allergen Menus onto online platforms.

StarChefs Amp Up Program for 2018 International Chefs Congress

StarChefs recently dropped the full presenter lineup for its 2018 International Chefs Congress, October 21st to 23rd at the Brooklyn Expo Center. This year, the program is defined by the theme “Cooking with Respect: Better People, Better Food.”

PA Firm Uses Interleavers To Automate Pizza Dough Production

Interleavers are automated, high-speed machines designed to dispense sheets of wax paper or plastic film under food products for portion/inventory control and sanitary handling before final packaging.

Boom, Bust or Bubble?

Everyone seems happy about the economic boom, so when will the big drop come? Most financial types agree that we are overdue for a “correction”, so what do you see in your crystal ball?
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Les Amis d’Escoffier Society Of NY To Honor Michael Lomonaco At Gala

The Les Amis d’Escoffier Society of New York will be presenting chef Michael Lomonaco with this years’ 2018 Chef of the Year Award.
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Finding the Best Commercial Dishwasher for Your Restaurant

The best commercial dishwasher will become the heart of your kitchen, giving life to all of the other functions of your restaurant or business. Not only does it ensure that you have a steady supply of clean utensils and dishes to use, it is important for food hygiene...

Food & Beverage Industry Most Affected By Multi-Localism Per A.T. Kearney Study

The study provides a richly researched background for why these changes are necessary. It then makes the case for why companies cannot afford to disregard the actions necessary to bring them into what the authors dub “the age of multi-localism.”
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Jacques Pépin, Carla Hall, Christina Tosi Among Eight Culinary Greats to Predict Trends

Simplicity was the message from the fourth annual The Next Big Bite trends event presented October 1 by Les Dames d’Escoffier New York (LDNY). The event, held at The New York Law School, paired lauded culinary experts with rising stars in four one-on-one conversations...

WorkJam Debuts Portfolio Of Retention Tools For Tri-State Restaurant and Hospitality Operators

WorkJam CEO Steven Kramer and his team offer an employee engagement application that is perfect for today’s hourly workforce. As a digital workplace platform, Kramer focuses on organizations that employ many non-desk workers.
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Nicole Langone Scarangello, C-CAP Alumna

Nicole Langone Scarangello was one of those young people struggling to identify their post-high school graduation path until she took a culinary class at Tottenville High School on Staten Island and was introduced to Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP).
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MAFSI 13th Annual Awards Dinner and Golf Tournament [Photos]

See Total Food Service's Event Coverage of the MAFSI 13th Annual Awards Dinner and Golf Tournament.
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Meet Us In The Lobby: The Coolest Hotel Restaurants

We've been spending a lot more time in hotel restaurants. But it isn’t an uptick in travel or a convenient meal that draws us there—rather, it’s the excellence with which progressive hotel brands are approaching their food and beverage programs.
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Choosing the Best Coffee Beans for Your Restaurant or Café’s Cold Brew

If you are a restaurant or café owner who is thinking about including cold brew coffee on your menu, here is a guide to choosing the right coffee beans for brewing up this hipster’s favorite.
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Understanding This Month’s New York State Sexual Harassment Policy Deadline

Effective October 9, 2018, New York State law requires that all employers either adopt New York State’s model sexual harassment policy or a policy that meets or exceeds the State’s model policy and minimum standards.
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Increasing Your Restaurant’s Profitability In One Day

We understand that this pressure often distracts you – owners and managers – away from the business of increasing your restaurant's profitability. We want your restaurant to thrive.

Integrated HCM: Four Ways To Improve Profitability And Mitigate Risk

An integrated human capital management (HCM) system offers a broad range of capabilities to centralize business-critical functions, such as scheduling, time and labor management, employee self-service, and payroll, just to name a few.
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When Your Bar Works With Your Kitchen

If your cooks are worth their salt, they’ll want to help your bartenders: The flavors of oven roasted orange juice are that good. And why not work with these ingredients?
Total Food Service October 2018 Digital Issue

October 2018 – Total Food Service Digital Issue

Total Food Service's October 2018 Digital Edition features an exclusive Q&A Interview with Chef Marc Forgione, industry news, trends, and more...
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Marc Forgione Q&A

Chef & Owner, American Cut and Restaurant Marc Forgione
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How to Market Locally for a Restaurant

Your overall approach will vary depending on your restaurant's branding, the food you serve, and the type of community you live in. But these five points on how to market locally can be used by any restaurant owner...
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Top NYC Chefs Rave About Their Molteni Stoves

Few brands in the world of professional cooking are as respected as Molteni. Just ask some top New York City chefs. Each stove is crafted and assembled according to the chef’s need and preferences.
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Paramount Service Is The Most Important Detail In Your Restaurant

Rockstars know this: paramount service is everything in your restaurant. Deliver anything less and it's suddenly all over social media. You can lose your good reviews and customers at your restaurant’s peril.
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HX: The Hotel Experience To Bring Creative Agenda of F&B Strategies To Javits

HX 2018 is scheduled for November 11th and 12th, the show will offer a wide diversity of fare for the food and beverage professional.
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Restaurants Continue To Face Litigation Over ADA

Over the last 15 years the ADA law has been used by a number of attorneys around the country as a way to collect legal fees, no matter if the commercial property is ADA compliant or not.
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Seamore’s Michael Chernow Set To Lead City Harvest Contingent at NYC Marathon

With the ongoing stress of working behind the line, many chefs are constantly looking for ways to relax. For New York City restaurateur and executive chef Michael Chernow, he has found that release through running.
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Single vs Double Basket Ventless Deep Fryers

The double basket system of some ventless deep fryers is a huge advantage for many customers, but how do you know if it’s the right fit for you?
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Pizza & Pasta Northeast 2018 To Feature Aisles of Menu Innovation

The 2018 Pizza & Pasta Northeast show will deliver a one-stop shop exhibit hall where Italian and pizza-concept restaurant owners can meet face-to-face with leading national and regional industry suppliers.
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Franchise Marketing Systems Brings Track Record of Success To Restaurant Concept Rollouts

A number of major restaurant franchise success stories have found that crucial ingredient to navigate the challenges of franchising with Chris Conner and Alan George. The duo are the original visionaries who created the Franchise Marketing Systems model. 
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Fall Strategies For Upgrading Your Beverage Menu

Hard to believe the summer has come to a close. We have been working hard to help our customers prepare for the changes that they will be making on their beverage menu.
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Chicagoland Oil Producer Simplifies Cooking Oil Selection For Chefs

Columbus Vegetable Oils has proudly announced that it is offering a wide range of high-quality cooking oils in the United States. Over the decades, the oil production and distribution company has evolved from a small father and son packing company to a reputable force in the oils industry nationwide.

Skyflo Brings Latest Technology To Bar P&L While Respecting On-Premise Culture

Finally, there is technology that can make sense of that intersection of profit and culture. With Skyflo, liquor loss and unrecorded sales can be eliminated with key staff members till feeling respected. The installation of the Skyflo system can save operators tens of thousands of dollars per year.

Univex Celebrates Seven Decades Of Successful Innovation and Expansion

Renowned American kitchen equipment manufacturer Univex Corporation has been around for more than seven decades now. From its humble beginnings with a potato peeler in 1948 to a full line of kitchen equipment solutions today, the success story of this New Hampshire based company has been remarkable and inspirational.
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Toast Stays Hot: #29 on Forbes Cloud 100, Named Top Boston Employer by Hired

Toast Listed on Forbes Cloud 100 for Second Consecutive Year, Recognized by JMP Securities as a “Hot 100” Software Company and a Top Boston Employer in Hired Brand Health Report
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Reduce Your Food Cost? It Could Be Easier Than You Think

One simple trick can reduce your food cost by 2–3 percent. Gather a descending dollar report from ALL of your vendors and from ANY business where you purchase food, including the broadline distributors to the specialty meat company to the grocery stores you run to pick up a quick item.

Rennaker-Led LloydPans Responds To Needs Of Baking & Pizza Industries

Led by Traci Rennaker, LloydPans is a renowned American manufacturer of commercial baking solutions for the pizza, foodservice and baking industries. Established in 1986, the company manufactures a wide range of products for the food industry...
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Utilizing Interior Design To Increase Your Restaurant’s Appeal

By utilizing interior design techniques you can increase your restaurant’s appeal, boost your marketing efforts without much work, and add to the overall value that your customers place on the dining experience.

Preparing for Disaster: Keep Food Safe During/After an Emergency

As a food safety expert, I offer guidance and counsel on food safety issues – risks that we all may face during (and after) a natural or man-made disaster. For instance, during a major hurricane, restaurants, hotels, schools and homes will likely lose power.
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Zummo Nature Has Arrived With Juicing Innovations

Zummo Nature is a new line of professional citrus juicers that incorporates technological and aesthetic improvements, and adapting the brand to the current needs of the foodservice and retail sectors but designed according to the brand’s DNA.

How Generational Spending Has Evolved

On many occasions, I have wondered why the government spends so much money on seeking and publishing information that at times seemed “so what” to me—until I looked for information on generational spending. That data is the source for most of the facts and figures in this article and its value and impact are enormous.
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Alliance Teams With Bronx Restaurant Operators To Oppose Cuomo/NYS Proposal To Eliminate The Tip Credit

As part of its on-going battle to protect New York State’s existing tip credit, The New York City Hospitality Alliance came to the Bronx to lend support to the local community’s efforts. 
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