Rising Food Prices

Food Prices

Restaurant owners, grocery store managers, consumers, anybody who's paying attention when the buy food has noticed that food prices have been increasing over the last couple of years, and the trend isn't slowing. The USDA expects food prices to jump between three and four percent this year. (Source) What’s Causing The Price Increase? If you listen to the news, there are a handful of reasons for the rising food prices. Increasing ...

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Tips for Raising Prices on Your Restaurant Menu

Posted on March 2, 2011
Menu Prices

This year, restaurant menu prices are expected to increase from 2.5 to 3%. (Source) In fact, a recent poll of restaurant owners and managers popped this question: “Is your restaurant raising prices because of higher food costs?” Here are the results: 70.99% = Yes 21.6% = No 7.41% = I don’t know (Source) The rising cost of items like coffee, beef, milk, bread and seafood are hitting restaurants hard. Unfortunately, ...

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10 Tips to Keeping Your Commercial Kitchen Green


You know it's important to keep your commercial kitchen functioning at peak performance. But how green is your operation? Restaurants trends for 2011 are leaning toward sustainable, organic menu items, and concepts like saving water and reducing energy go hand in hand. Here's a reminder of good energy-saving habits that you can implement, or maybe start back up again in 2011.

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Gluten-Free: A Trend that will Continue to Grow

Posted on February 18, 2011
Gluten Free Sign

When you have gluten intolerance, it’s hard to call gluten-free dining a trend; it’s a requirement. The trend that’s been happening over the past few years is more and more food service establishments offering gluten-free menu items.

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Flaxing Poetic: The Benefits of Flax seed and How to Use it in the Kitchen

Flax Seeds

Flax seed is a derivative of flax, which is a plant that produces tiny seeds resembling apple seeds. Flax seeds can be brown or golden and have generally the same nutritive properties. The seeds produce flaxseed oil, also known as linseed oil, which is one of the oldest commercial oils and has been used for a range of cooking uses as well as wood polish. Nevertheless, flax seeds have some major nutritional benefits.

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