21 Ways to Avoid Rapture in Your Restaurant

Posted on May 20, 2011

Evading the four horsemen from taking up stable in your establishment can be tricky. Here are some tips to avoid rapture from interrupting service in your restaurant. 21.  Promise a “we’re still here!” free drink at midnight for every customer. (Ok, so this doesn’t really avoid anything, but might as well go down happy.) 20. Host a lawyers and judges 50% off dinner special; pad your chances for fair representation if judgment is ...

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Food Service CEOs in the Spotlight

Posted on May 19, 2011
2008 Metropolitan Cooking Festival in Washington, DC

It wasn’t all that long ago that food service CEOs had no place in the spotlight. If there was a leading role to be had outside cuisine, location and James Beard, it went to the chef. Sure, celebrity chefs have been around for years—even since before Julia Child and Jacques Pepin. But it wasn’t until relatively recently that celebrity chefs became such a pop culture phenomenon. In the mid 1990s, the Food Network was born, and ...

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10 Dangerous and Weird Uses for Restaurant Equipment

Posted on April 15, 2011
Kitchen Fire

Working for a restaurant equipment and supplies dealer, one would assume that all of the calls and product inquiries would be from restaurant owners. That’s not always the case. Every so often, people call in and want to use our products for less-than-conventional purposes. Sometimes we get a good chuckle out of the oddity, but other times we have to tell people not to do a certain thing, because it can endanger their lives. So, here are ...

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The Importance of Sanitation in the Restaurant

Posted on April 8, 2011
Hand Washing

Sure, people are still dining out, but they implicitly mistrust the food-handling practices in restaurants. Maybe it’s because of recent food poisoning outbreaks or online videos of employees bathing in three-compartment sinks, either way, it is ever more important for restaurant owners and managers to stress safe food handling and sanitary practices in the commercial kitchen. Why is Sanitation Important? There are several reasons why ...

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Weird Kitchen Gadget: Duck Press

Posted on April 6, 2011
duck press

It has been a long time since we've put up a weird kitchen gadget, but we are bringing it back, in a limited capacity. Rather than focusing on several weird kitchen gadgets, we’re only going to focus on one per post. For our first time back into the realm of weird kitchen gadgets, I will talk about a gadget that has been on the FSW site for a long time. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the duck press or poultry press. It has also been ...

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