5 Things You Can Do to Increase Food Allergy Awareness in Your Restaurant

Posted on May 25, 2011
Nut Allergy

Food Allergy Awareness Week this month (May 8-14) reminded us that food allergens make a big impact on restaurant diners of all ages all over the country. No matter what type of restaurant you run, you owe it to yourself to learn about food allergies and how to ensure that you provide the utmost care when serving customers with special dietary needs. Improve your awareness of food allergies, and learn what you can do to improve your ...

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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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