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Culinary Cues

It was 1969 when the acclaimed “super group” – Blind Faith with Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, and Ginger Baker caused a stir with their self-titled album.

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Chef Chat© – Nicholas Calias, CEC, WCEC, CCA


Chef Nick Calias has his own restaurant and also serves as Culinary Director for new of Boston's largest venue managers. Chef Chat March 2021 boston chef

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Culinary Cues

An exercise that I have found to be really helpful is to occasionally state/re-state what you believe in as a chef.

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6 Ways Restaurants Can Reach Customers in 2021

Social Hospitality

For most of its existence, restaurant marketing focused on a single goal: getting more people through the door. How can you convince a customer to come to your business and spend money on your food? That all changed in 2020.

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Restrictions into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

How to Set Up Online Ordering for Restaurants

7 Shifts

If you weren’t thinking that much about online ordering before, you definitely are now. The habits of diners have changed, and our approach to off-premise along with it. The easiest way to get your food out there is by partnering with a third-party delivery app.

Three steps to maximize c-store sales


According to a recent report from PDI and NACS on how COVID-19 affects consumer behavior, spending at convenience stores is continuing to grow. On a dollar basis, almost every category, including foodservice, saw an increase in YoY dollars. Is your c-store equipped to handle this continued demand?

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Your Complete Bar Inventory Management Glossary of Terms

Sculpture Hospitality

Managing a bar is complex. It requires the ability to manage your employees, understanding of the hospitality industry, expertise in creating products that your customers will enjoy and the skill to build an establishment that attracts new business. Bar Management Bar Inventory

Your COVID-19 Survival Strategy: It Starts by Building Trust

Modern Restaurant Management

Prior to COVID-19, I would have told my clients that the most important key to success in the restaurant/bar/hospitality business is customer service. But COVID-19 has turned our industry on its head. The things that were important 15 months ago don’t seem so crucial now.

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How Restaurants Are Evolving in 2021: New Business Models

7 Shifts

When we look back at the impact that 2020 had on the restaurant industry, we’ll see it as an accelerator of change.

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4 Ways a Restaurant Mobile App Elevates Your Digital Ordering Experience


Restaurant mobile apps are having a moment. Online ordering has steadily increased over the years, and the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated adoption of digital tools and online ordering. .

4 Social Media Tools For Small Businesses

Indoor Media

This year, make it your goal to improve your small business’s online presence. For some, that will mean creating a website or claiming a business in google listings. For others, it may mean improving content and growing an already vast audience.

Technology that Enables Automation Can Ensure Safety and Success

Modern Restaurant Management

Technology will be vital in the months – and years – ahead as the pandemic continues to change the conversation about food safety. Restaurants now must prioritize the overall safety of the restaurant environment, in addition to addressing food safety itself.

Food Prep Gets Smart - How to Improve Your Prep Planning Process


Your food prep planning can highlight how efficient (or inefficient) your back of house operations are. The food prep cycle is a process.

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Restaurant inventory: How Menu Engineering Can Boost Your Profits

Sculpture Hospitality

The menu in your restaurant is not only your most effective sales and marketing tool, it can also boost how profitable your business is when strategically designed in conjunction with restaurant inventory analytics

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What is Your Restaurant Culture? 3 Reasons Why an Authentic Restaurant Culture Keeps Staff and Guests Engaged

Goliath Consulting

Though words like “work culture” and “cultural fit” have been controversial in the recruiting realm (1), there is no denying that restaurants with excellent work culture benefit from happy employees and many loyal customers. So what do we mean by culture? And what does it mean to have a great one?

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As Cities Mandate Hazard Pay for Grocery Workers, Groceries Sue


A grocery employee wipes down a protective plastic screen that surrounds her cash register during the early days of the pandemic | Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

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Restaurants Turning to Automation

Modern Restaurant Management

More than 90 percent of restaurants have made, or plan to make, investments in kitchen automation technology, according to a report from Square that looks at the future of restaurants and retail.

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Demand Planning to Help Food Suppliers Weather the Next Storm


Reading Time: 4 minutes. Texas was blanketed in white this month as the deadly winter storm and single-digit temperatures moved across the South.

Remaining Relevant in the Age of Digital Disruption

Future Food

The last eighteen months have seen a tremendous rise in the acceptance of food delivery into our daily lives. Whether it’s prepared food or fresh food, the trend is obvious and apparent to all.

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Why You Should Hire A Video Editor

Lady Boss Blogger

Business, blogger, influencer, or otherwise, video editing is gaining popularity as marketing strategies have shifted away from photo content and toward video content.

9 Best Seafood Restaurants in Philadelphia

Restaurant Clicks

Philadelphia is a haven for good food: the city is full of famous restaurants, world-class chefs, and delicious eats. Seafood in Philly is no exception, as there are plenty of seafood restaurants serving fresh fish daily.

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‘Life Is All About Balance’

Modern Restaurant Management

The pandemic has been particularly hard on the restaurant industry and its workforce. That’s why many are sharing experiences and making efforts to explore mental health and wellness initiatives.

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Beverage costing: how your sales mix can maximize your bottom line


When it comes to beverage costing and sales, it can be pretty easy to think you can get away with taking a 'guesstimate' approach with stocking and revenue. A little bit over here, a little bit under there - it all pretty much evens out, right? We wish!

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How to Make a Viral Video

Indoor Media

Today, there is nothing better for business than a viral video. While some videos may grow traction over time, viral videos seem to explode in a matter of hours. After the first several thousand views, somehow, these videos end up on every consumer’s screen and amass millions of views in a few days.

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The Fermented Foods Industry Is Built on Global Ingredients. So Why Are Its Most Visible Faces White?


Dingding Hu. While the fermented foods industry evangelizes products rooted in global, often East Asian, traditions, its most visible faces are predominantly white The first time I tasted kombucha was in 2010, at a Whole Foods in San Francisco.

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Where to Eat in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia

Restaurant Clicks

Philadelphia has its fair share of amazing restaurants all across the city. If you find yourself hungry in the Northern Liberties section of Philly, we’ve got you covered. Check out our list of the Top 10 Restaurants in the Northern Liberties !

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Longer Pandemic, More Employer Obligations: The Latest from OSHA and How it Affects Your Restaurant

Modern Restaurant Management

In the most recent of a series of guidance, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued “ Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace ,” on January 29.

EPOS system explained


Terms like EPOS or POS can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with them. But behind the acronyms lie incredible solutions to help you manage your business and increase your sales.

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How to Create a Popular Bar Food Menu (+Cost)


For bar and tavern owners, creating a food menu is a great way to attract new customers, drive revenue, and inject new life into your bar.

Recipeasly Criticized Upon Launch for Stripping Authorship From Recipe Bloggers


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10 Best Happy Hours in Old City

Restaurant Clicks

If you’re looking for after-work food & drink specials in the Old City section of Philly , we have a top 10 starter list to kick off your weekday bar crawl. Are we missing your favorite Old City happy hour spot on our list? Let us know in the comments! The Gaslight.

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MRM Research Roundup: End-of-February 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of MRM Research Roundup features news of The Chicken Wars, the best cities for chefs and a cocktail hangover index. An Encouraging January. January was encouraging for the restaurant industry. With same-store sales growth of -4.9 percent and traffic growth of -12.2

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How Your Business Can Recover From A Negative Influencer Video

Lady Boss Blogger

No matter how much you try to avoid them, negative reviews are bound to come your way as a business. Going through your Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and other social media platform to reply isn’t the most exhilarating task.

Butler Hospitality Review, Pricing, & Comparison (2021)


Based in New York City, Butler Hospitality provides in-room dining services for hotels with its Room Service by Butler offering. Butler takes over existing restaurants located inside hotels and uses its power the room service menu of all the hotels in that surrounding area.

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Chicago Continues to Loosen Indoor Dining Restrictions


Restaurants can now operate at 50 percent capacity, and operating hours have been lengthened [link

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Where to Host a Baby Shower Brunch in Philadelphia

Restaurant Clicks

Planning a baby shower? Having your event at a restaurant with a private dining room is always a great option. You’ll be able to gather with friends and family over delicious food in your own private area.

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