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Creativity Doesn’t Need To Be Expensive

Sometimes it’s difficult to balance one news report that talks about the number of new restaurants that are scheduled to open at Hudson Yards...

8 Great Things To Tell Your Staff Today

Given that the restaurant business is a performance, your guest experience is ultimately determined by how you as owner or manager set the stage. I’m...

What’s Happening In The Economy? Look at Lunch!

Bubble?  Downturn?? Correction?!  Really?  The Dow and NASDAQ have reached new highs - unemployment is very low and continues to go down. Interest rates...

Looking Over My Shoulder at 90 – Part 3

This is the third in a series of articles dealing with my observations during the 78 years that I have been involved with the foodservice industry. It began in my family’s restaurant...

Building A Food Safety Strategy For Your Cool Side

Article by Jeff Becker, Day & Nite / All Service. Many of us have experienced the loss of product as result of our freezers or coolers failing.  Financially, this is a material risk that all operators face.

How Restaurants Can Help Avoid Sidewalk Law Related Claims and Litigation

Article by Robert Fiorito & Chris Dunlap, HUB Insurance Slips and falls are one of the most frequent sources of liability losses for New York City...

How Pest Threats Can Lead To Foodborne Illnesses

By Jennifer Brumfield, Training and Technical Specialist, Western Pest Services According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated one in six people...

Climbing the Food Service Mountain: The Journey of a Small Diversity...

Article by Heidi Matonis, Founder of Heidi’s Real Food Innocence and naiveté served me well when I started Heidi’s Real Food. I began my vegan food business...
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Sky High Spirits: NYC Rooftop Bars

Enjoy a cocktail with breathtaking views and bask in the glorious breeze of a penthouse terrace at some of the summer’s swankiest NYC Rooftop Bars...
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Snow Globes Are Like Life – Prettiest When They’re Turned Upside Down

It’s always sad to lose a member of our team, but I can only hope...
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Top 3 Changes To Lower Labor Costs

Labor is a major area where restaurants can bleed profitability. Why? When the clock goes...
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Why Green Your Restaurant?

To put it simply: greening your restaurant can save you money, help you gain media...
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Is It Time For A Restaurant Facelift?

If you have a successful restaurant that has been open for 7 or more years...
Summer Coffee

Get To Know Your Summer Coffee Customer

Article contributed by Law Coffee Know Your Customer: Going Gourmet Your summer coffee customer might be looking...
F.A.C.E.S.

F.A.C.E.S. Run Your Restaurant!

When I ran high-volume restaurants for 20 years, the acronym F.A.C.E.S. served as our team...
Coffee Shop

What The Coffee Shop Can Teach Us

I love to go into a neighborhood coffee shop, stand back and observe. Watching the...
eclectic restaurant

The Fine Line of Eclectic and Cheap And How To Do It Right

Eclectic can be defined as deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse...

Dealing With Suppliers – Friends with Benefits

Larger broad line suppliers are known to charge more than bare bones cash and carry discount purveyors. There are good reasons for the difference and...
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Can Restaurant Tenants Negotiate Free Rent?

The answer is yes, you can negotiate free rent if you're a restaurant tenant! Even if...
Faith Hope Consolo

Welcome to NYC – A Foodie’s Conglomeration Nation

New York City's booming food-hall scene is redefining the urban restaurant experience that continues to be a success...
Meatless Monday

High School Chefs in Underserved Communities Create Noodle Delicacies

Outstanding culinary students from local public high schools were awarded scholarships to continue their culinary...

Looking Over My Shoulder at 90 – Part 2

Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 This is the second of a four part...
restaurant food waste

Methods To Reduce Kitchen And Food Waste

An Interview with Stephen Zagor, Dean, School of Restaurant and Culinary Management, Institute of Culinary...
inviting customers to return repeat customer

Do You Invite Your Customers to Return?

It’s human nature to be wanted. You meet someone for the first time and have...
restaurant energy usage

Spend The Energy To Save Some Energy

Just like Food and Labor, your Energy Costs can be a controllable expense to bring...
summer pests

How To Keep Diners In – And Pests Out – This Summer

By Hope Bowman, Technical Specialist, Western Pest Services The days are longer, the weather is warmer...
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Don’t Pay For Someone Else’s Mistakes: Understanding Contractual Risk Transfer

Common causes of third party liability losses can be traced back to inadequate contracts signed...
summer cocktail trends

5 Summer Trends In The Cocktail Arena

If you’re like me, every waking second is planning for the summer drinking culture.  My...
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Life As A Culinary Student: Getting The Timing Right

Article By Kelly Newsome — Student, Culinary Arts, Institute of Culinary Education I’ve been thinking about getting Julia...
customer pet peeve

Are Your Customers Peeved?

When I ran restaurants, I approached service from the customers point of view.  That is...
Tapas Small Plates

Small Plates Will Start Your Spring Menu Off Right

When you finally start to see flowers blooming, green on the trees and you can...
employee health

Should Employers Take Responsibility For Their Workforce’s Diet?

Article contributed by Helen Sanders, chief editor at HealthAmbition.com. If you work in the foodservice industry, you’re likely familiar...

Buying Or Selling A Restaurant – What’s It Worth?

To break the spell on the restaurant value mystique you need a logical starting point for value – buyers and sellers need to craft a “win / win” transaction or it will never happen.
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Power Outages In The Food Service Industry

Article contributed by Susan Algeo, MPH, CP-FS, is the Director of Project Management at Food Safety...
Faith Hope Consolo

Spring Is A Fine Time To Dine

Manhattan is the epicenter of eateries and spring is the perfect time to talk trends....

Are You Serving Dirty Beer?

There’s nothing like taking a sip of an ice cold, crisp draught beer. With just...
hurricane season

Hurricane Season Is Around The Corner – Take Cover Today

Next month marks the beginning of 2017’s official hurricane season. Planning ahead is crucial when...
Fred Sampson career highlights

Looking Over My Shoulder at 90 – Part 1

Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 On May 25, 1927, car manufacturer Henry Ford...
C-CAP culinary scholarships

NYC Culinary Students Turned Flour Into Gold

Over $590,000 In Culinary Scholarships And Opportunities Awarded By Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Outstanding...
Pest Birds Pigeons

Pest Birds Are Unwelcome Diners

By Hope Bowman, Technical Specialist, Western Pest Services Technology to help manage bird problems Birds are beloved...
architecture and pastry

Borrowing Lessons From Architecture In The Pastry Kitchen

By Michael Laiskonis— Creative Director, Institute of Culinary Education In the past, I’ve written about the...
Int.1503

Action Needed For Laws On A/C & Open Storefronts

Back in 2015 an amendment was made to the sensible environmental law that prohibits retail...
Rum

Rum Is Seriously Hot For The Springtime

Or... consider Rum when drinking late Spring cocktails...  But first what is Rum? I think a...
Forty One Madison

New York’s Mecca of Tabletop

Forty One Madison, New York’s mecca of tabletop, is always bustling with buyers hunting to...
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