Restaurant Grease Theft

A couple of times a year, restaurant industry newsletters link news stories about wily bandits who have pulled off the heist of a lifetime. The loot, restaurant grease. Wait, what? That's right. For several years, now, grease theft has been an issue in bins behind restaurant across the country. The Value of Used Restaurant Oil Recycling used oil from commercial kitchens is nothing new. Typically, the grease from the fryers and grease trap ...

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Foodservice And Restaurant Industry News

Posted on October 28, 2010

2011 Restaurant and Food Trends are Starting to Form. What Should You Expect? The coming year will see new twists on traditional Italian cuisine, more mom-and-pop originals and an array of exotic frozen treats, according to two new forecasts. On the business side, one consulting firm calls for a return to fine dining in 2011, good news for the upscale eateries that were able to hang in during the downturn. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Restaurants ...

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How Halloween Bar Crawls Can Boost Restaurant Sales…and Feed the Undead, too.

During the holidays, restaurants will often participate by decorating their dining rooms or lobbies, incorporating a few unique items on the menu or even offering dinner specials to get customers in the door and in the spirit. For instance, fine dining restaurants commonly offer Valentine’s Day dinner specials to couples celebrating special occasions. Many restaurants stay open on Thanksgiving Day to cater to those who prefer a professiona...

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Ask a Chef: 10 Questions for Chef Tim Haze

Name: Chef Tim Haze Position/Title: Executive Chef, CEC, CWP Restaurant: White Bear Yacht Club Years in the industry:  25 years 1. When did you fall in love with cooking? My mother has a picture of me on a step stool at the stove making an omelet when I was 3 years old.  I guess cooking has just always been in there. 2. Tell me a little about how you got into the food and beverage industry? After working in fast food ...

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The Egg Recall of 2010

Posted on October 13, 2010

In the summer of 2010, American consumers were once again struck by a food poisoning outbreak. This time it was eggs contaminated with salmonella. In this egg recall, over half a billion eggs were taken off the shelves. So far, there have been over 1,300 reported cases of salmonella linked to the contaminated product. The suspected sources in this outbreak are two farms in Iowa, Hillandale Farms and Wright County Eggs. The Food and Drug ...

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