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How To Do Prix Fixe Menus the Right Way

Prix fixe menus have long been a staple in Europe, but it wasn’t until the 2009 recession that we really saw them take off in the states. Typically offering a 3-course combination consisting of an appetizer, entrée and dessert, the prix fixe menu was initially employed to draw in customers during …

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Tips from a Lawyer: Employee Attire

Contrary to popular belief, employees have no “right” to dress as they please at work. For the most part, the foodservice industry has historically been more relaxed when it comes to personal attire, piercings and tattoos (hello, show me a chef who doesn’t have a tattoo). But back of house …

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Make a Killer Soup With Your Hamilton Beach Blender

Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe Cozy up on a chilly evening with a bowl of soup that’s simple to make and tastes delicious! The best thing about a broccoli cheese soup is that you can easily customize it to your liking. Young varieties of Gruyère impart a nutty, almost creamy texture …

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What It’s Like to Be a Diner on Top Chef: Restaurant Wars

You can’t work at a restaurant supply company and not be well acquainted with the products you sell. We love to cook, but more importantly, we love to eat. And when you’re presented with an invitation to Restaurant Wars, you accept! Hosted at Mile High Station in Denver, Colorado, my …

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Tips from a Lawyer: Sexual Harassment and Title VII Violations

It’s a shame to hear about the inexcusable sexual assault allegations recently hitting the news. But it’s even more of a shame that a lot of people already knew about it and simply let it continue. Sadly for many, the news of these transgressions was not surprising, nor was it specific to …

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How to Buy a Hatco Strip Heater

Few things are worse than cooking a beautiful dish only to have it overcooked and dried out because of a heat lamp or strip heater. Because of this reason, strip heaters can sometimes get a bad rap. But in reality, strip heaters do an excellent job at keeping your food …

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Keto Diet and Your Menu

As a chef, you’ve encountered more than you share of dietary restrictions. Whether for medical reasons or just another fad diet, being aware of diner preferences and restrictions is key to a happy customer (and repeat business). The latest trend to hit the market is the keto diet. The main …

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Advice from Millennials in the Foodservice Industry

Seems like all we talk about are millennials these days. From what they’re wearing, to what they’re buying and even how they’re buying it, everyone has an opinion about millennials. Within the foodservice industry, it’s the “millennial work ethic” that has everyone talking. Determined to find out whether there’s a …

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Advice to Millennials in the Foodservice Industry

Millennials are a hot topic nowadays, and the restaurant industry is not immune. I’ve heard plenty of stories from chefs and GMs complaining about the millennial work ethic—and conversely, millennials who are choosing not to work at places where they don’t feel valued (nobody likes to be treated poorly). So …

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Top Chef Season 15, Episode 1 in Larimer Square

Top Chef finally came to Denver, and shared with the rest of the world what locals have known for some time: we are not just a meat and potatoes town anymore. If you’re like me, you’ve watched every season of the show and you’ve often dreamed of participating in one …

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Should Santa Make an Appearance at Your Restaurant?

As a child you might have fond, or not-so-fond memories of the man in the white beard. I myself, once saw a picture of Santa with a barefoot child in her home and thought the man in red stole her shoes. Needless to say, my parents couldn’t ever get me …

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Enter now for your chance to win a new KitchenAid Commercial Mixer!

Don’t miss your chance to win an 8-quart mixer from KitchenAid Commercial! Its generous bowl capacity lets you whip up thicker batters, bigger batches and more challenging recipes with ease! Plus, commercial-grade means you’ll get a powerful 1.3HP motor that’ll tackle more than 8 pounds of dough. Compatible with more …

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Top 5 Gifts for Cooks

Shopping for others during the holidays can be a real nightmare—particularly when you don’t know what to get someone. Do you have friends or family who love to cook, but you don’t? If you Google “gifts for cooks” you might stumble upon useless kitchen gadgets that are more shelf ornaments …

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