Tweet The time to sell your restaurant may come for many reasons. Whatever the motives are behind this difficult decision, the process of selling your establishment needs to be handled carefully to make sure you get the right price at the right time. Achieving that is often the result of a long, tedious process, with [...]
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Tweet Earlier this week I ventured to get a feel for practical food safety practices in a real restaurant. Turley’s, an iconic Boulder, CO eatery known for its eclectic menu full of healthy eating and fantastic international flavors, was kind enough to spend some time talking to me about their food safety program. I sat [...]
Tweet As anyone in the food service industry knows, staff turnover is a constant problem. Hiring and training employees is important but often tedious work, and keeping your team motivated and happy can also be a challenge. Yet these “human resources” tasks are not nearly as tough to deal with as employee theft. An employee [...]
Tweet Ever noticed the paper towel dispenser spinning uselessly in your restaurant’s bathroom, ventured into some dark back storage area to retrieve a new roll, and discovered – to your horror – that replacements were nowhere to be found? Stuff runs out. Stuff needs replacing. And there are much, much worse things that can (and [...]
Tweet The fryer is one of the central cooking appliances in many restaurants and commercial kitchens. And central to every commercial fryer is the shortening or oil in the vat. Maintaining that oil is key to producing great-tasting product every time. Oil maintenance is more involved than you might think, and if done properly, can [...]
Tweet Ever seen staff help themselves to food, drink or cash, and they seem to think it’s OK? You call it shrinkage, waste, ‘unders’, discrepancies or theft. What do they call it? It’s the grey areas that cause problems: drinks or food for friends and family, sloppy work that results in waste, or taking home [...]
Tweet For those of you who do not know me personally, I have a confession to make. I am a huge history nerd. This means that The History Channel’s “America: The Story of Us” is taking up a large portion on my DVR. I was watching the episode on World War II the other day [...]
Tweet In a restaurant, it takes the concerted efforts of an entire team to create a great dining experience. Everyone has a part to play. If your team breaks down, or isn’t working together effectively, it will impact your customers. But it’s also likely to impact individual employees, resulting in dissatisfaction, lower performance, tensions or [...]
Tweet Going back to 2008 there has been a growing trend among suppliers of charging a flat delivery surcharge on all orders to help defray the cost of fuel. There was some relief in the past few years from this tactic but with the dramatic rise in gas prices over the past year the surcharges [...]
Tweet As a restaurateur, you probably struggle with inventory on a regular basis. Balancing walk-in space, fast-selling menu items, and slow moving items can create a constant headache. Some of your product moves quickly, some does not, and inevitably some ends up sitting in the walk-in for far too long. That sitting product is costing [...]
- Fixing Commercial Fryers April 23, 2012
- A Glossary of Restaurant Lingo, Slang & Terms March 19, 2012
- Fixing Commercial Oven Problems July 3, 2011
- Troubleshooting Gas Range and Oven Problems November 19, 2011
- Fixing Gas Ranges July 23, 2011
- World Baking Day Word Search May 19, 2013
- Photo Contest: Win a Metalfrio Beverage Cooler May 17, 2013
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- Should Social Media Be Used to Shame No-Shows? May 13, 2013
- Mother’s Day Word Search May 12, 2013
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