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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. The post TNI Safety Dividers during COVID-19 appeared first on Robert Ancill Restaurant Consultant.

Live with Robert Ancill

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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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Robert Ancill – CEO The Next Idea

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Robert Ancill – CEO The Next Idea Always creating and always learning Robert Ancill, the CEO of the Next Idea group is a leading figure in the hospitality and interior design industries.

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

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The 5 Biggest Concerns of Every Restaurant Owner Post COVID-19

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We Must Be Better Than This

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I remember learning in horror about the holocaust when I was growing up. While I was never able to understand the depth of the unimaginable terror, I was even less able to understand how no-one spoke up. Yes, during history’s darkest time, there were many acts of heroism, where individuals put their lives at serious … Read More. The post We Must Be Better Than This appeared first on Robert Ancill Restaurant Consultant.

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The Next Idea Restaurant and Food Forecast for 2019

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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

Hngry – Futur Of Food

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Phood Farmacy Opens

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Food Farmacy virtual restaurant capitalizes on food as medicine trend

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

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How to Adapt to Rising Minimum Wage

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CHEFS – WHAT DOES YOUR MENU REPRESENT?

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Consider this – the menu is the most important component of a successful restaurant and once designed it can, and should, impact every other aspect of the business.

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The Breakfast Cook – Tough, Dependable, Organized, and Fast

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There are cooks and there are cooks – each has his or her list of responsibilities, required skills, and bag of tricks. Just because you are listed on a schedule as a cook does not necessarily mean that you are adept at filling every position under that designation.

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THE COOK’S INTELLECT

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Anyone who has tied on an apron in a professional kitchen understands the physical nature of the work. We know about the aching muscles, the throbbing feet, the faltering knees, and the heat – did I mention the heat?

IN CHALLENGING TIMES DON’T MAKE CLASSIC BUSINESS MISTAKES REMEMBER THE TOP ELEVEN

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Difficult times in business can never be addressed with complacency. This is the time to double your efforts rather than allow yourself to get caught up in the malaise. There is always opportunity beyond business survival for those who commit to moving forward.

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THE FUTURE OF THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS

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Numerous people have asked me, over the past few months, what I think about the future of restaurants in America. Of course, this is a question without scientific studies to back up an answer – this is pure speculation.

WHAT RESTAURANTS HAVE LEARNED DURING THE PANDEMIC

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CHEFS – YOUR EMPLOYEES JUST MIGHT HAVE THE ANSWERS

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We all know the challenges facing restaurants right now – there is little benefit in reiterating the problems. The question is: “What’s the answer?” Of course the pandemic is the cause and the effects are either a direct result of that or the necessary restrictions that evolved from Covid.

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SUCCESSFUL CHEFS – WHAT CAREER KILLERS TO AVOID

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Rest assured, at some point restaurants will rise up again, clubs and hotels will measure success based on occupancy and food service activity, and the position of “chef” will be center stage in driving sales and measuring profitability.

TEAM COMPETITIVENESS IN THE KITCHEN

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Create a Team Built to Win.

A CHEF’S 2020 LAMENT

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. They say that hindsight is 2020 – that being so, there is plenty for us to reflect on and determine how we might have done things differently. The fact is, we can’t go back, but we can look forward. At this point we are all hoping that 2020 will just fade from our memories.

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A SOMBER DAY – WE SHOULD NEVER FORGET THE SOUL OF AMERICA

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Never Forget. Nineteen years later – what does 9/11 continue to mean to America and the world? This is a day that must give us pause, a day of unthinkable horror that will always be remembered by anyone born before 2001.

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5 Examples of Customer Service Innovation in Hospitality

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The hospitality industry constantly changes and evolves in the face of new industry and consumer trends. Unique socio-economic shifts also dictate the course of the market. Analysts and industry leaders continuously provide forecasts to give businesses a way to build their competitive advantage.

CHEFS – FINE TUNE THOSE SENSES

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The kitchen sensual army. There are many things that differentiate cooks and chefs, but none more important to the customer experience and the reputation of the restaurant than mastery of the senses.

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. Know that the degree or certificate is more than an acknowledgement of the skills and knowledge that you have gained – it represents your level commitment and discipline that will serve you well.

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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. Nevertheless, some brands have demonstrated how to be good to their customers, associates, healthcare providers, and communities during this time. Here are 10 inspirational ways the hospitality industry is embracing positivity during COVID-19.

A KITCHEN’S ELEGANT LAST IMPRESSIONS

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As a chef, I have long admired the craft of the Patissier and Boulanger. Chefs readily admit that the skill set of a dedicated pastry chef or bread baker is quite different from that of the savory chef.

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DON’T JUST RE-ARRANGE – CHANGE THAT RESTAURANT

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Take a breath, hold on and think it through, turn on a dime, change or be changed, now is the time, don’t jump to conclusions, don’t forget what got you to this point, the past is the past – move on, the conflicting words of advice are swirling around us and restaurateurs and chefs are caught in the middle like a ship without a rudder.

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STRENGTH, GRACE, AND DIGNITY

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I am in the process of reading Chef Dominique Crenn’s autobiography: Rebel Chef. I have long been a fan of her style and passion for expressive cooking, but it is these three words that solidified, in my mind, how a chef should run his or her kitchen: Strength, Grace, and Dignity.

A Guide to Effective Instagram Marketing For Restaurants

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Instagram has come a long way since its inception in 2010. The image-based social network now has a revenue of approximately $6.84 billion, which, in 2019, included $20 billion in ad revenue. . The restaurant and food industry is one of the many to take advantage of the marketing opportunities Instagram offers. Restaurants across the globe now use Instagram to advertise their wares and, many even create bespoke dishes which are designed specifically to be shown off on the platform.

A COOK WITHOUT A KITCHEN

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They say we’re back. The kitchen lights are back on, deliveries arrive, the battery of ranges is fired up, and cooks (some of us) are welcomed back. Somehow, it just doesn’t feel right. After four months of idle time – time without a schedule, time without a chance to do what cooks normally do – this kitchen just seems vacant.

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. Cooking is one of the most admired and appreciated skill that allows the cook to express his or her history, traditions, ethnicity, and skill while engaging guests in a story.

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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. Guests will not likely flock back to our operations, there will still be a considerable amount of trepidation, especially since pre-vaccine life will still include the threat of virus transmission.

IN BUSINESS – BIGGER ISN’T ALWAYS BETTER

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There are lessons to be learned that are often overlooked. Growth seems to be one of those markers that define a successful business, yet there is ample evidence that growth can be a deterrent to success. How so?

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. As we are seeing so vividly right now – when we fail to plan for the possibilities we will always wind up chasing the problems rather than moving past them.

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. So, wouldn’t it be safe to say that if you can manage a kitchen – you can manage any kitchen? The answer is emphatically – no. Sometimes the difference is the shear scale of the operation.

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