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Marketing Ideas for Restaurants: Chef Cooking Classes

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Creating a Chef Cooking Class Series Whether you love or hate our era of the “celebrity chef,” one thing’s for certain, it’s good for business. But you don’t need to be a national celebrity to capitalize on your chef status—your patrons are already fans of yours! So capitalize on this …

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Go Zero Waste At Your Next Event

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Zero Waste Is Not Waste Management – It Is Resource Management (Source: Eco-Cycle) A bit of a misnomer, “Zero Waste” doesn’t just involve diverting as much organic and solid waste out of landfills and back into reusable materials. Eco-Cycle defines Zero Waste as “redesigning our entire cycle of resource extraction, …

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Enter to win a commercial microwave from Amana

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There are some things a residential microwave oven just can’t handle, such as being used over and over to heat up menu items that demand consistency. This Amana RMS10TS 1000W Commercial Microwave Oven is a low volume oven tested to the higher standards of commercial insurance policies and health inspectors.  …

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Now’s the Time to Tackle Your Walk In Cooler

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For many restaurants, the short period after the holidays and before Valentine’s Day is a notoriously slow period as customers come back from vacations and ease into the daily grind. For many of you, it’s known as the best time to tackle the behemoth of your back of house—the walk-in …

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Spotlight on Blue Agave Grill

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Restaurateurs like Richard Lucio know a thing or two about the industry. His father, Joe Lucio, owned a prominent chain of Mexican restaurants in the Denver-metro area for several decades and now, Richard Lucio is leaving his own legacy. Between popular restaurants like Coyote’s Southwestern Grill, Palomino Mexican Restaurant and …

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Bar Essentials Giveaway Featuring Tablecraft

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There’s nothing quite like a festive cocktail to get you in the mood for the holidays! Now’s your chance to outfit your bar with everything you need in this Bar Essentials Giveaway featuring Tablecraft! From now until December 19, 2016, enter for your chance to win a 2.5 gallon beverage …

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Hugh Acheson at the Colorado Restaurant Show

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I admit that I’m only familiar with Chef and Restaurateur Hugh Acheson due to his appearances on the popular show, Top Chef (Have you heard of it?). I’ve always enjoyed Acheson’s critiques because they felt honest, straight forward, and always constructive. So being the Top Chef fan that I am, I won’t …

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[Buying Guide] Commercial Knives

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Some may say that a chef’s knife can accomplish every task in the kitchen, but truth be told there are better blade options to help you with specific tasks at hand. For example, we’re probably never suggest using something other than an oyster knife to shuck those bad boys; the short, somewhat …

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[Buying Guide] Commercial Baking Supplies

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Baking intimidates a lot of chefs, but it really shouldn’t. Though in many ways baking could feel like a bit like a chemistry experiment, and knowing the right ratios of ingredients is key for a delicious (and consistent) dessert, master bakers learn to look for specific textures and tastes—just like …

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Gifts for Chefs

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With over 70,000 foodservice products online, knowing where to start can be tricky. Check out our top 10 must-have items to help you get started: 1. Countertop Stand Mixer Home cooks and chefs alike have long loved the dependability of a countertop mixer. These reliable, durable and high-powered mixers help you …

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Cooking Matters Colorado: Dine Out to End Childhood Hunger

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We have a question for you: Will you be in Colorado on Thursday, December 1st? If so consider participating in Cooking Matters Colorado Dine Out Event. Restaurants like Bones, GQue BBQ, The Corner Office, Work and Class and more want to help end childhood hunger. That’s why on December 1, …

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