Tweet Maintaining a safe work environment for your kitchen staff is always one of your priorities. One of the most common injuries besides knife cuts is probably burns from hot cookware or hot surfaces on cooking equipment. The problem with garden variety oven mitts is they aren’t NSF certified, which means they can become mediums [...]
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Tweet One of the most important responsibilites of any restaurateur is the proper implementation of a food safety program. A lapse in food safety can spell the doom of your restaurant, and if you’re just opening a new restaurant, it can mean a delayed opening night. Good food safety isn’t something you achieve once and [...]
Tweet You’ve probably seen the NSF and UL labels in your restaurant or commercial kitchen before. And you probably already have an idea what these organizations do and what that label means. But fully understanding what the NSF and UL do to make sure restaurant equipment and tools meet food and personal safety standards is [...]
Tweet 8 months and 305 posts later, The Back Burner is getting ready to celebrate its first year as a blog for the food service industry. There’s a lot of great content we’ve posted over the course of 2009 that has been slowly buried in the avalanche of new posts coming down the pike, and [...]
Tweet Over 300 posts means a lot of great content gets lost in the mix. Yesterday’s The Best of The Back Burner 2009 revisited the most popular posts, the most controversial posts, and the hottest trends of the past year. Today we’re going to highlight the resources available here on The Back Burner that will [...]
Tweet Health inspections are a regular part of life in any food service business, but too often it’s easy for a restaurant or commercial kitchen to fall into the trap of just passing the inspection rather than regularly practicing good food safety procedures. This series is intended to help your business improve food safety practices, [...]
Tweet Getting quality kitchen floor matting isn’t only a staff comfort issue; it’s an important safety issue as well. Kitchen floor matting is made from a rubberized material and can be placed anywhere in your kitchen where staff stands while working, including on the line, in front of the dishwasher, behind the bar, and in [...]
Tweet A bar spotter, or “nightclub secret shopper,” is a person sent into a bar by the owner or manager to conduct a secret quality control review of bar staff. Spotters carefully observe bartenders and other employees, watching for telltale signs of theft and misconduct. Most spotters were once bartenders themselves, and understand the industry [...]
Tweet Think of your restaurant as a 5 gallon bucket. Every day you fill that bucket with customers. Sometimes there’s a steady flow, sometimes it’s just a trickle, and sometimes it seems like a flood. No matter what kind of day it is, every customer flowing through your doors grades their experience and makes a [...]
Tweet As anyone who shops in the grocery store knows, the cost of food has been steadily rising for a few years now. The recent economic downturn has slowed that trend somewhat, but the reality is that everyone in the food service industry is dealing with rising food costs, and they will be for the [...]
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