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Neuman’s Kitchen Teams With Chef Floyd Cardoz To Elevate Indian Food...

Indian food catering now has a celebrity face as acclaimed Chef Floyd Cardoz and award-winning Neuman’s Kitchen have entered into an exclusive catering partnership to offer a new take on Indian cuisine with the 37-year-old catering house.

Opening of Restaurant Depot Brings New Jobs to Wilkes-Barre Community

Restaurant Depot, the nation’s premiere cash and carry food wholesaler opened its latest store in Wilkes-Barre, PA last month.

Milea’s Expertise in Refrigerated Trucks and Maintenance Is Helping Food &...

Finding the right truck solution for the food and beverage professional has always been a challenge. But Milea Truck's forty years of experience in commercial truck sales and leasing offers a complete line-up of truck solutions.

Navigating NYC Department of Health Tribunals

All NYC food service establishments can receive two cycle inspections from the Department of Health. Although the ultimate goal is to get 13 points or less on the initial inspection, all is not over if that doesn’t happen.

Amazon Would Not Have Deserved Credit for Long Island City Revival...

Like many, I was fascinated with how the state of retail in Long Island City would have evolved and what the impact Amazon might have had, if the deal for a HQ2 had not fallen apart.

National Pizza Contest Offers Chefs, Students Up to $25,000 for Innovative...

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) recently announced the 2019 Real California Pizza Contest – a search for the best pizza recipes using Real California Cheese.

Middleby Corporation Announces Bassoul Retirement, FitzGerald Named CEO

The Middleby Corporation today announced Selim Bassoul is retiring from his role as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Timothy FitzGerald has been named Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors.

On Our Radar: Predictions For Food & Beyond In 2019

Industry analyst Phil Kafarakis, president of the Specialty Food Association, has made his forecast. His 2019 insights and variety of perspectives include the CEO revolving door, brand loyalty, financial engineering, new food retail concepts, disruption, and the future of Big Food.
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Palitz Unveils New York City Nightlife Report Showing $697 Million in Tax Revenue

The first-ever economic impact study of the New York City nightlife sector was released late last month by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, looking at restaurants, bars, and other recreation venues that are open between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
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Glueck’s Vision Leads RATIONAL To New Heights In North America

With the dynamic Markus Glueck at the helm, RATIONAL North America reached new heights in 2018, as its North American Distribution Center successfully shipped more than 10,000 combi ovens.
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New Pizza University & Culinary Arts Center Solving America’s Pizzaiolo Shortage

Pizza University & Culinary Arts Center (PUCAC) is a collaboration between an innovative brick oven manufacturer, a conglomerate of restaurateurs, award-winning chefs, and leading ingredient producers.
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Understanding The Impact of New York’s GENDA

The New York State Assembly and New York State Senate passed Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) last month.
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Your Restaurant Is Amazing (To Pests)

Unfortunately, the things you and I love about New York restaurants are the very ones that make them appealing to pests -- but we don’t have to be hospitable to them.
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Variable Costs, Fixed Costs and Annual Opportunities

As every new year begins, many small business owners are faced with very important decisions and variable costs which will affect them financially throughout the entire year.
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Neumark Led Great Performances Headed For New Bronx Home

This summer Great Performances, under the guidance of the visionary Liz Neumark, moves from its long time home in Hudson Square to the Bruckner Building in the Bronx’s fast-changing Mott Haven neighborhood.
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NYSRA To Unveil New Look, Member Support Pillars At 2019 NY Restaurant Show

The New York State Restaurant Association, official show sponsor and originator of the NY Restaurant Show, To Unveil New Look, Member Support Pillars At 2019 NY Restaurant Show
HUB Insurance Lingo Restaurant Industry Risks Wage and Hour Claims

Shield Your Restaurant Against Costly Wage and Hour Claims

Wage and hour claims can be triggered by any number of complaints, including pay discrepancies and employee misclassifications. Workers can file a lawsuit when they are just a minute late for a meal or rest break...
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Valentine’s Day Cocktails For Your Sweet Tooth

Here are some examples of Valentine’s Day Cocktails from my imagination - which has some new ideas for your beleaguered sensibilities.  Try one or try them all, delicious and nutritious.
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Pasta Making in NYC Taken To Next Level

The restaurant Scarpetta takes the concept of a pasta making class in NYC and enveloped it within a three-course gourmet meal and wine experience, all inside the modern interiors of their NoMad district location in New York City.
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Franchising and Social Media

Social media is important to incorporate with any industry and especially in franchising where branding is such a big component of how relevant a franchise system is. Social Media is the voice of the brand and when looking specifically at franchising...
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Banquet Halls Beware: Mandatory Fees May Not Be Worth the Risk

Many of New York’s leading hospitality establishments are being sued by their employees for illegally charging service or administrative fees to their customers. The lawsuits allege that those mandatory fees – paid by the customer and retained by the business– are really gratuities intended for the service staff. 
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Ace Endico Embraces Winter While Looking Ahead to Spring

Ace Endico, an industry powerhouse in the regional food distribution sector, upon enjoying a successful holiday season, heads into the brisk days of winter with sweet Valentine’s Day offerings, a brand new website, and preparations for Ace Endico’s Annual Spring Showcase.
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Table for Two: Restaurant Dining Trends on Valentine’s Day

Let’s take a look at U.S. restaurant sales and reservations trends on Valentine's Day of last year compared to the year before.
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The Dirty Secrets That Could Be Lurking in Your Ice Machine

In this article, we’ll share five different creatures and toxins that could be lurking in your ice machine, and how you can prevent them from causing problems. 
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So, You Want To Open A Cafe?

With coffee bars opening seemingly on every block, it could be very tempting to “jump into the water” and open a cafe. Before taking that leap, step back. Take a deep breath.
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Food? Service?

With the rise of virtual restaurants, ghost kitchens, take-out proliferation, meal delivery expansion (robotic and otherwise i.e. DoorDash, Uber Eats etc.), grocerants, and a host of others, clearly technology has disrupted the industry.
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24 Months: The Epic Biennial Culinary Events

It takes about two years to become a star. Perhaps that’s why the most meaningful events in our industry are biennial.
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Party Rental and Aramark Dazzle At NYU Catering Showcase

Aramark catering and Party Rental Ltd. joined forces to present a Catering Showcase at the NYU Kimmel Center where guests enjoyed a diverse sampling of Aramark’s culinary creations through innovative stations, passed bites, and cutting-edge presentations.
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Chef Jonathan Scinto Escapes Cooking Line For National Recognition

Chef Jonathan Scinto cooks with passion in every dish he creates! Chef Jonathan Scinto has helped raise over $250,000 for numerous local and national charities. He sat down with Total Food Service to discuss his culinary journey and next destination.
Total Food Service February 2019 Digital Issue

February 2019 – Total Food Service Digital Issue

Total Food Service's February 2019 Digital Issue features an exclusive Q&A Interview with Melba Wilson, as well as industry news, interviews, and trends from the Metro NYC foodservice community.
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Melba Wilson Q&A

Principal at Melba’s NYCand President of TheNYC Hospitality Alliance
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New Lenox CEO Pulls Plug On Hospitality Division

Last Friday, Lenox Corporation announced that it will be shuttering its' Hospitality Division. The move comes on the heels of the board of directors appointing Mads Ryder as the brand’s new CEO late last year.
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Long Awaited NYC Foam Ban Takes Effect

As of January 1, 2019, certain foam products will be banned from possession, sale, or use in NYC. This foam ban includes takeout containers, cups, packing peanuts, plates, bowls and trays.
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Iconic TWA Hotel at JFK Airport Chooses Intelligentsia As Coffee Provider

Since breaking ground in fall 2016, the team behind the TWA Hotel has been sparing no detail in building an authentic hotel experience. So the TWA Hotel chose Intelligentsia Coffee as their exclusive coffee provider last month.
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4 SEO Strategies Restaurant Owners Can Use to ‘Own Page 1’ and Drive More Sales

Just think: when was the last time you clicked to page two of Google for restaurant results? It’s not all a game of luck to land a spot on the coveted first page. There are a number of SEO strategies that restaurants can pursue to improve their rankings.
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New For IRFSNY + Healthy Food Expo: Why Whiskey, Farm To City, and Foodservice Council For Women

From March 3-5, the 2019 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York which will be co-located with the Healthy Food Expo and Coffee Fest at the Javits Center in New York City, and will be the place for thousands of restaurant and foodservice professionals...
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NYC’s Mamoun’s Falafel Expanding to Southern CA

Mamoun’s Falafel, the fastest growing Middle Eastern fast-casual restaurant in North America and oldest falafel restaurant in New York City, has signed a multi-unit deal to expand their franchise into Southern California.
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Professional Buffet Labels: Edikio Guest Is The Intuitive Solution

A sophisticated buffet with concise food information starts with the Edikio Guest: an intuitive solution for creating and printing stylish and professional buffet labels in seconds, launched by plastic card personalization leader Evolis.
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HostMilano 2019 To Feature Hottest Trends, Sector Innovation, and Unmissable Events

HostMilano 2019 is the leading event in the professional hospitality industry, which is directly organized by Fiera Milano, that helps operators anticipate future trends and transform them into business opportunities.
Calculating Food Cost

The Ins and Outs of Calculating Food Cost

Let’s talk about calculating food cost, one of the most important numbers you need to know in your business. In this article, I’m going to walk you through the food cost calculation and then give you even more tools so you can dig deeper...
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NOCHI Announces Team Of Chef-Educators

New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) is pleased to announce the recent staff appointments of Shawn Hanlin as Culinary Education Director, Allison Vines-Rushing as Culinary Arts Instructor, and Zak Miller as Baking & Pastry Arts Instructor.
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Food Trends Catering Commissary: Behind The Design

Whether it is an intimate dinner or conference, Food Trends offers menu design, staffing, rentals, venue, décor, and fresh ingredients from local vendors. The company’s growth led to a need to expand its food prep capacity so they sought to find the right facility to support that growth.
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San Diego’s Nolita Hall Refreshes Classic European Beer Hall Design

Nolita Hall, San Diego’s award-winning "most stunning" beer hall, fuses nostalgic Italian design with modern hospitality, and incorporates a train station-style Split Flap Display that presents menus and a gigantic skylight.
Deirdre Flynn The NAFEM Show 2019

Deirdre Flynn, Executive Vice President, NAFEM

Total Food Service had the chance to sit down with Deirdre Flynn to discuss what’s next for The NAFEM Show and its deep connection with the foodservice and hospitality industries.
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