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Working in a restaurant? Then these articles are probably perfect for you! From server issues to recipes for the cook, these are some of our favorite In The Restaurant finds.

Pasta Jay’s: A Boulder Icon

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There are a few constants one may rely on when living in the city of Boulder: The city uncomfortably swells during the annual freshman move-in The lighted star that appears on the mountain during every holiday season The scores of people waiting for a table on the corner of Pasta …

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Beware of the Open Kitchen

Open kitchens are beautiful, but you are on display 24/7.

I recently had the pleasure of dining at a popular new restaurant in town that recently opened. I’d estimate the restaurant was at least a multi-million buildout given the well-equipped kitchen and beautiful interior design. The restaurant features an open kitchen that faces the main dining room (which works well …

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Contaminated Ice

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I’ll give you fair warning, talking about contaminated ice isn’t a pretty subject. There’s a reason why health inspectors check for microbial contamination in your ice bin on each visit. Between the risk of bacteria, mold and even blood (yes, blood), the ice you’re serving to guests is not only …

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Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

By Spc. Leigh Campbell], via Wikimedia Commons

Cooking comes with inherent risks. One of the biggest risks facing commercial kitchens? Fires. Even the cleanest, most well-ordered kitchens have equipment like deep fryers, stoves with open flames, charcoal ovens, electrical panels, greasy rags, and exhaust ducts, all of which can start a kitchen fire if proper precautions aren’t …

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