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TNI Safety Dividers during COVID-19

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Restaurants are considered high risk for the spread of COVID-19 due to the close proximity of tables and chairs The solution is the new TNI Safety system The TNI Safety COVID-19 protective system allows restaurants to operate without the need to remove essential seats or tables Standard sizes and custom cut panels available to fit … Read More.

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3 Key Elements To A Well-Developed Restaurant Concept

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What to check for when signing a restaurant lease

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Will We All Be Vegan By 2030?

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Why Food Delivery is Safer than Shopping during the Covid-19 Outbreak

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How Bad Is It?

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First and foremost, let’s be clear: there will be a recovery. The world is not coming to an end, there will be no doomsday, and life will go on. Just like nature, the economy will find a way. So, to those individuals who bought van loads of toilet paper: the chances are that you will … Read More. The post How Bad Is It? appeared first on Robert Ancill Restaurant Consultant. Articles Blog

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Phood Farmacy Opens

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Phood Farmacy Launches a Food-as-Medicine Virtual Kitchen in Los Angeles

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The Next Idea Restaurant and Food Forecast for 2019

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Food Farmacy virtual restaurant capitalizes on food as medicine trend

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How to Adapt to Rising Minimum Wage

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A LETTER TO CULINARY SCHOOL GRADUATES

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First and foremost – congratulations on earning your degree or certificate. This is an accomplishment that over the course of your lifetime will reward you tenfold.

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OUR DAILY BREATH: CHANGE FOR THE RIGHT REASONS

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There is so much angst and uncertainty among the restaurant community right now. Should we reopen when the green light is given? What precautions need to be in place to protect our staff and customers? How will we survive if we are required to live with 25% or 50% of normal capacity?

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OUR DAILY BREATH: POST COVID KITCHENS – GET READY

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Restaurants will get the green light at some point. When the data demonstrates that the virus is somewhat under control – whether that is the end of May or later, we all know in our hearts and minds that things will be different.

10 Inspirational Hospitality Industry Stories During COVID-19

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Amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, there is a lot of negativity online and in the news. The hospitality industry has been hit hard, and it can often be difficult to see silver linings in immense uncertainty and tragic circumstances.

OUR DAILY BREATH: WHAT RESTAURANTS MEAN TO SOCIETY

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Cooking for others is one of the oldest professions known to humanity. Since fire was first discovered – we have enjoyed and developed the skills to cook, eventually season, and finally plate prepared food to please other people.

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OUR DAILY BREATH: PROFESSIONAL COOKS – DON’T DISMAY – KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS

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Too much idle time leads to reflection and analysis. What am I doing” is a question that some will ask: “What am I capable of”, is of equal concern.

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OUR DAILY BREATH: IDEATION AND SCENARIO PLANNING

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Part of ideation is dealing with the challenges faced today as well as those to come. We may not be able to predict the future, but effective managers are always sifting through the “what if” scenarios and building a strategy for dealing with them.

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OUR DAILY BREATH: CHEFS AND RESTAURATEURS – DON’T WASTE THIS TIME

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Desperation has sunk in for those of us in the restaurant business. We know that closure is a reality for at least 30 more days and likely longer than that. The only adjustment that can be made is the heartbreaking decision to furlough employees or consider permanent closure of operations.

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7 Tips for Hospitality Marketing During COVID-19

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As worldwide markets continue to feel the pain of COVID-19, companies of every size are suffering from the effects. However, no one understands the consequences more than the travel and hospitality industries. The impact of Coronavirus on restaurants and hotels has been insurmountable. .

OUR DAILY BREATH: CHEFS – REMEMBER THE IMPORTANCE OF “WOW”

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There is so much to think about, so many decisions to make, and so much angst about what the future holds.

OUR DAILY BREATH – OUR DAILY BREATHE: A CHEF’S RESOLVE

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Breathe in – breathe out. Fill your lungs and then slowly exhale. To breathe is to engage in a process unlike a breath – which is a short moment in time.

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WHY RUNNING A CLUB KITCHEN MIGHT BE THE TOUGHEST AND MOST SATISFYING CHEF POSITION OUT THERE

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The tasks of the chef are fairly universal: planning menus, putting your signature on each dish, hiring and training staff, ordering product and building vendor relationships, controlling costs and adhering to budgets, maintaining a clean and safe kitchen environment, etc.

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OUR DAILY BREATH: SO WHY DO CHEFS OWN RESTAURANTS?

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Yesterday, I read an emotional, well-written, soul-crushing article by Gabrielle Hamilton – chef/owner of Prune Restaurant in New York City.

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OUR DAILY BREATH: AFTER COVID-19 RESTAURANT CONCEPT IDEATION

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If you are a chef or restaurant owner I would like you to begin today with a significant question: “If I had to build this restaurant concept all over again, knowing what I know now, what would it look like – how would it be different?

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OUR DAILY BREATH: HOW CHEFS ADAPT TO A SHUT DOWN A touch of levity (or is it) when we need it

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As previously stated – you can take the chef out of the kitchen, but you can’t take the kitchen out of the chef. This time of displacement is tough on everyone.

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CHEFS: BUILD A TEAM – KEEP A TEAM

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There is no issue more pressing, and no task more important than building a kitchen team and establishing a culture of retention. Yes, I do mean a culture of retention.

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OUR DAILY BREATH: HEY AMERICA – THIS IS WHY RESTAURANTS ARE IMPORTANT

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It seems that we have reached a point where acceptable casualties is a consideration in so many decisions.

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OUR DAILY BREATH: CHEFS & OPERATORS – KEEPING YOUR TEAM TOGETHER

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This is another time when we can rely on what we know about human nature and what keeps people whole: physically, mentally, and emotionally. I once again turn to the wisdom of Abraham Maslow as a guide through this difficult time, a crisis unparalleled in modern times.

OUR DAILY BREATH: HOW WILL WE RE-CREATE THE CULTURE OF DINING OUT?

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There are few things in life that vividly define the culture associated with a group of people more than dining out. Food is connected to nearly every aspect of life, family, and the art of living.

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OUR DAILY BREATH: A PHASED IN APPROACH TOWARD RESURRECTING RESTAURANTS

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A cautious approach towards opening is the most prudent rule as we begin to see signs of a virus that might be controlled in the future. There are few certainties at this time except an understanding that this is not over.

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A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

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President – I will state up front that I am not one of your supporters and never have been, but as history has demonstrated time and again – during a time of significant crisis our country looks to and stands behind our leader as he or she makes decisions of life and death and stands to carry the nation through and beyond the calamity of the moment.

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RESTAURANT SURVIVAL MOVING FORWARD

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We have never seen anything like this. Everyone in the restaurant industry is petrified beyond today – they immediately think about how impossible it might be to dig themselves out of the hole being created.

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OUR DAILY BREATH: CHEFS AND RESTAURATEURS – IT’S A NEW DAY TOMORROW

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The restaurant industry has been plagued with problems for decades – this international crisis has brought everything to a head. How many times have restaurateurs and chefs proclaimed that they couldn’t simply stop their current model and re-invent themselves?

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OUR DAILY BREATH: TRUST

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What is very clear, as restaurants in certain states sense a desire to lift stay at home restrictions and return to business is that guests will remain leery of any interaction with others in public places.

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CHEFS FACING THE CHALLENGE OF CREATIVITY VERSUS BUSINESS DECISIONS

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You know that every chef has wrestled with this – should the menu reflect a personal philosophy to move the bar or stick with time-tested standards?

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CHEFS – IS IT WORTH IT?

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We have all had those moments (some of us more frequently than others) when we question what we are doing, the level of commitment required, and the price to pay. As chefs we all are aware of the time, physical stress, and emotional trauma associated with running a busy kitchen.

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OUR DAILY BREATH: AS OUR KITCHENS SLEEP

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There is no one to turn on the lights, fire up the ovens, start the groan of hood exhausts, and no one to fill the dish machine tank and three bay sink. Vendor deliveries have ceased, floors remain clean and untouched, and the clock on the wall suddenly sounds off with the ticking of time.

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OUR DAILY BREATH:  COOKS ARE SALT OF THE EARTH

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There is a world of difference in how we view people whether from the outside looking in or the inside looking out.

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OUR DAILY BREATH: THE COOKING PROFESSION WILL SURVIVE

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THIS IS A LONG ONE – BUT IMPORTANT FOR ALL WHO ARE SERIOUS ABOUT PROFESSIONAL COOKING. Cooking for others is one of the oldest professions in the civilized world.

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OUR DAILY BREATH: PROBLEMS WITH THE CENTRALIZED FOOD SYSTEM

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Every day there are lessons to be learned. At this level of crisis there are bound to be ancillary challenges that arise – challenges that were not obvious until the domino theory took hold.

OUR DAILY BREATH: A TIME TO BRING BACK TRADITIONS & EMBRACE OPPORTUNITIES

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We have lots of time on our hands.