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Virtual Breakfast Session Chats With Entrepreneur Liz Neumark on Feb 8

Join Total Food Service and L. Sashin & Associates on February 8th at 8:45am ET for Virtual Breakfast Session #32 Coffee With... Liz Neumark. When Robert Frost wrote the poem, “The Road Not Taken”, I doubt he was aware that he had outlined a path to success for Liz Neumark...

How Hospitality & Event Management Come Together

While hospitality and event management are two distinct industries, with their own professions and specialisms attached, there are a whole host of ways in which they intersect and overlap with one another. Understanding the ins and outs of this relationship is useful for...

Inflation Is Up: Four Tips For Keeping Your Food Waste Down

As inflation continues to rise, owners and operators throughout the foodservice industry are learning that the need to focus on reducing food waste is greater than ever. Below are our top four tips for reducing food waste to help combat inflation.

Top 5 Ways to Show Restaurant Employees Appreciation

It’s getting harder and harder to find and keep good restaurant team members. Showing your employees that they are appreciated has become the number one priority for restaurant owners who want to have a full staff. To help you stop the revolving door of employees...

Private Club Marketing: Developing a Successful Media Relations Program

While country clubs have long been safe havens and establishments of choice for members to dine, the last few years have enhanced their reputations for exclusivity and outstanding experiences. Accordingly, many chefs have upped their games, improving their... 

Creating a Food Waste Strategy for Your Restaurant or Foodservice Operation...

Consumers are returning to restaurants for in-house dining, a much welcomed trend. However, with that shift comes an increase in the waste generated that needs to be managed and disposed of properly by the operator. As part of my work in the foodservice industry...

Warming Up Your Winter Menu The Chill Way

As the temperatures drop outside, a menu with one or more similarly low temperature drinks provides a great guest experience and expedites ticket times. There’s no denying the cold on days like today – or any windy day in Manhattan between September and March...

What’s On The Menu for 2023: HUB’s Hospitality Industry Outlook

As the public’s fear from the COVID-19 pandemic receded, pent-up desire for travel and leisure boosted revenue across various sectors. While pivots in business practices kept the hospitality industry afloat through tough times, lingering challenges such as...
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Autopilot: 3 Back Office Productivity Tips for 2023

The beginning of the year can spark inspiration to set and achieve fresh goals, expand your business and come up with new ideas to attract customers. For as much inspiration that may be kindled, the beginning of the new year can also spark procrastination...

How Technology is Revolutionizing the Restaurant Industry

One of the biggest food service trends of the past decade has been the rapid...
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Survey: World Cup Soccer Scored Big For NYC Restaurants + Bars

The NYC Hospitality Alliance membership has always been committed to working with the City of New York to improve the quality of life. Once again there is an issue that we need to understand and rally around. The debate will go on forever as to whether the 2022 World Cup final last month...
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New Legal Obligations For New York Hospitality Employers To Combat Human Trafficking

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed legislation into law which targets the prevention of human trafficking, some of which will directly impact employers in New York’s hospitality industry. She proudly announced, after passing the new laws, that “we must do...

Important Tips for Reducing Utility Bills with Commercial Restaurant Equipment

Running a successful restaurant requires careful planning and budgeting. With the right commercial restaurant equipment,...
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Start the New Year with a Piece of Pie

Happy New Year!  Can you believe it’s already 2023?!  Time for a fresh start and new year’s resolutions – eat healthier, cook more, and spend more time with your loved ones…well, few dishes can accomplish that more than an incredible, edible Greek pie! And, since it’s the new year...
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Key Takeaways from the New York Produce Show and Conference

It was exhilarating to experience the New York Produce Show and Conference in its full post-pandemic force at the Javits Center in New York City. Held in December, the second-largest produce show in North America offers attendees networking opportunities, educational micro-sessions...
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Virtual Breakfast Session on Jan 11 Talks Technology and Prepping for the Future

Join Total Food Service and L. Sashin & Associates on January 11th at 9:00am ET for Virtual Breakfast Session #31: Technology and Prepping for the Future. With today’s volatile business climate, it’s extremely important not to sell yourself out of business. If you don’t have a handle...
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How to Keep a Major Restaurant Construction or Renovation Project On Track

While making a good first impression is important in all industries, it could be said that it’s essential in the restaurant industry. After all, patrons are paying for two things: the incredible food and the accompanied ambiance. If the experience is missing, that needs to change.
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Viral TikTok Exposes Shockingly Common Dirty Ice Machine Dangers

A TikTok user calling himself The Ice Man has gone viral for uncovering and sharing alarming video footage of filthy commercial ice machines in businesses including restaurants and hotels. The Ice Man is an HVAC technician who uses TikTok videos to educate the public and business owners about...
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Transparent Masks For Restaurant Servers: Shield of Glory Delivers

What products will give a transparent message to customers that they are not ordering food inside a hospital, yet still display the foodservice industry’s heightened level of proper hygiene? Before the COVID-19 pandemic, making hygienic changes only triggered negative...
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Family Entertainment Center Foodservice: Elevating The Customer Experience with AutoFry & MultiChef

Family Entertainment Centers (FEC) are filled with endless fun for both kids and adults. From arcade games and sport simulators to indoor trampolines and go karts, there is something for everyone. With the added benefit that people tend to get hungry when they’re having fun...
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The Trends That Will Decide the Fate of the Food Industry in the Coming Years

The food industry is moving towards sustainability. Consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious, and businesses...
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The Top 10 Trends in the Hotel Food and Beverage Industry

Innovation, change and new development are coming to the food and beverage industry at a...
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Finding Hidden Fees of Credit Card Processing Can Increase Profitability

I have worked with over 20,000 business owners with the goal of them understanding a crucial element of their business: Credit Card processing. I was asked to analyze the data from our look at those credit card processing programs with a goal of understanding and bringing...
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How to Overcome the Shortage Crisis of Global Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

The foodservice industry is combatting a crisis on a huge scale right now that isn't...
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Cocktail Books That Will Make Your Bar Program Holiday Iconic

Holidays 2022 kicked off with a collection of very special out of print cocktail books. The store has just one copy of each which makes it the perfect gift for someone who wants a special volume with which to explore drinks history. From a practical standpoint, any business using these...
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Foodservice Trend and Prediction Reports For 2023

Alternative seafood, nuanced heat, and naturally occurring sweeteners, private dining clubs, Yaupon-infused beverages, produce packed pastas, repurposed pulp and climate-conscious are the callouts that are among the trends expected to rise in popularity in the next year...
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Restaurants Reconsider Direct Delivery Orders As Third Party Fees Persist

As we move into chilly winter nights, restaurants may find that they are receiving more and more delivery orders, as people are reluctant to face the elements.Thankfully, gone are the days of being limited to the few takeout menus in your kitchen drawer. Delivery, once dominated by...
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Commercial Food Distributors – A Helping Hand In Your Food Business

The backbone of the food industry is undoubtedly the food distributors. Whether you are a...
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Table and Chair Layout Options for Your Restaurant Floor Plan

Restaurant floor plans can be a make or break for a business. A floor plan...
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Who Should Train New Restaurant Employees

Training your restaurant team members and management is critical to your success. But in a busy restaurant environment, who can you spare to do the actual training? I’ll give you a hint: it’s probably not your best employee and it shouldn’t be you. For many...
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Virtual Breakfast Session Chats With Chef/Owner Yvan Lemoine on Dec 14

Join Total Food Service and L. Sashin & Associates on November 30th at 9:00am ET for Virtual Breakfast Session #29 Coffee With... Peter Herrero. On November 30th @ 9:00am ET, the Virtual Breakfast Sessions launch the first of a new type of discussion called Coffee with…
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Managing Complex Risk Exposures for the Hospitality Industry

As hospitality businesses focus on finally operating back in full swing, many don’t realize that now is the perfect time to take a closer look at their insurance coverage. During the pandemic, many insurance companies dropped out of the marketplace, and others who non-renewed policies...
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Buying a Used Ice Machine: The Dos and Don’ts

Business owners who need to supply customers or employees with ice often resort to buying a used ice machine. The reduced price of a used ice maker over a new one is an obvious benefit, but the cons may be less clear. Used ice machines can be rife with problems. A business owner can inherit those...
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Ring In A Stress-Free Tax Season This New Year

After the hustle and fervor of the holiday season dies down, many restaurant owners and managers look ahead to the new year. It’s a natural time to take a breath, assess, and plan. The beginning of the year is an excellent opportunity to look at ways to simplify and improve back-end processes...
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Hiring the Right Courier for Your Food Delivery Service: 10 Questions to Ask

It’s no secret that commercial food distributors play a critical role in customer satisfaction, as they ensure you have enough ingredients to use in your restaurant. In a way, your delivery drivers are food distributors who need to be equally efficient, or you risk losing your customers...
You Should Expect These Food Industry Trends to Take Off in 2023

You Should Expect These Food Industry Trends to Take Off in 2023

The food industry has changed so much in the past few years. With so many...
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What’s Cooking in Healthcare and Hospital Food Service? More Plant-Based Meals

NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public healthcare system in the country, recently announced they will offer a Meatless Monday “chef’s choice” option to inpatients at all 11 acute-care hospitals. This is big news. Hospital dietitians will counsel patients on the benefits of a plant-based diet as...
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The Battle for Mobile Mindshare: Restaurants Face Off In A Mobile Ecosystem

COVID-19 changed everything, including the way we eat… well, the way we decide what to eat and the way we order our food. In this post-pandemic “new normal,” with restaurants facing competition from third-party ordering and delivery apps, and a continued influx of mobile orders...
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Two-Way Radios Take Restaurant Communication To The Next Level

Restaurants are a chaotic place with waiters and cooking staff franticly trying to fill more and more orders to more and more customers to make more money. A restaurant needs clear and efficient communication to be successful and two-way radios are one of the best ways to create more clear...
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Food for Thought: Benefits of a Double Fryer

Famous track athlete Steve Scott said it best, “If you find something that works, double down on it”. He was most likely referring to his very successful career as one of the greatest mile runners in history, but at Motion Technology Inc., we think those powerful words apply perfectly to our equipment...
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The Chef’s Checklist to Essential Commercial Kitchen Equipment

When you stock your commercial kitchen with the right equipment, you can create delicious, safe...
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Tech in Dining – Friend or (Design) Foe?

You and your party are seated and a sticker on your table instructs you to pull out your phone to view the menu. You look around and realize that every table either has a guest holding their device or has a device sitting next to them on the table. Instead of people engaging with each other they’re glued to their screens...
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Virtual Breakfast Session Chats With Restaurateur Peter Herrero on Nov 30

Join Total Food Service and L. Sashin & Associates on November 30th at 9:00am ET for Virtual Breakfast Session #29 Coffee With... Peter Herrero. On November 30th @ 9:00am ET, the Virtual Breakfast Sessions launch the first of a new type of discussion called Coffee with…
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Huge Food and Beverage Trends Set to Explode From 2023-2025

The first half of this decade has seen a massive shift in the way consumers purchase food and beverage products. Consumers are now more discerning and are looking for healthier, more sustainable options. This has led to the growth of alternative food and beverage companies, as well as...
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