THE 2021 CHEF SKILL SET

Culinary Cues

Such is the case in 2021. So here is the good news: there will be ample opportunities in 2021 and beyond for chefs, cooks, managers, and service staff who recognize the immediacy of the challenge and the new skill set that will be required of successful players and leaders in the field.

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The American Restaurant 2022 (Post Pandemic)

Culinary Cues

Let’s start with what we are fairly comfortable saying: whatever “normal” is will likely not make an appearance until the end of 2021 – so…let’s begin our speculation with January of 2022 to be safe.

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CHEFS – MENUS FOR 2021 AND BEYOND

Culinary Cues

CHANGE #1: The days of the fixed menu for restaurants should come to a halt. Without a clear understanding of where ingredient costs are going tomorrow and next month restaurants cannot afford to be shackled to a menu that is out of control.

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A CHEF’S MANIFESTO – 2021

Culinary Cues

Preparing a menu? 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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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

6 Ways Restaurants Can Reach Customers in 2021

Social Hospitality

In addition to bringing customers to your restaurant, your 2021 marketing should focus on bringing your restaurant to them. Your online menu is the crux of your restaurant’s digital marketing efforts. Use a menu maker program that offers menu templates for your dine-in menus.

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-September 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Uncovering consumer confidence and preferences in an ever-shifting market as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, Restaurants Canada is shining a light on what restaurateurs and chefs can expect with the release of the 2021 Discerning Diner Report. 2021’s Best Cities for Burger Fans.

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Post-Pandemic Menu Optimization (Podcast)

Modern Restaurant Management

“When prices change, when limited time offers have been added to the menu, when value propositions have been added to the menu board, we understand the reaction of the consumer based upon the historical data.”

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Menu Makers© – Luis Creamer

Sante

March 2021 Menu Makers© @peru @piscoFrom dishwasher to Pisco marketer, Luis Creamer understands the restaurant biz and the spirit of his native Peru.

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-August 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Consumer spending at restaurants was up +32 percent in the April-May-June 2021 quarter compared to the same quarter last year, and for a pre-pandemic view, flat compared to the same quarter in 2019. As of June 2021, food service and drinking places employed 11.3

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Summer 2021 Food & Beverage Trends

Goliath Consulting

With the pandemic and climate change being hot topics in recent months, Summer 2021 will have guests wanting to see more healthy and sustainable items on their menu. According to Yelp’s 2021 Trend Forecast Report , the rate of review mentions of hard seltzer was up 189%.

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Refresh Your Beverage Menu to Welcome the ‘New Normal’

Modern Restaurant Management

One way to impress guests from the get-go is to have a strong beverage menu, as drink orders are typically taken upon arrival. Consider building out a menu that has variety, creativity, and flavors that are versatile enough to appeal to a wide range of customers.

Menu Makers© – Ryan Novak

Sante

February 2021 Menu Makers Ryan Novak has taken Chocolate Pizza Company from two items to worldwide popularity.one slice at a time!

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How Restaurants Can Remain Competitive in 2021

7 Shifts

We’re not talking about just surviving the pandemic—but thriving through 2021 and beyond, and setting new standards. Ordering online, paying with mobile phones, scanning QR codes for a menu, and a ton of takeout, are just a part of dining out now.

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-July 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Total restaurant visits were down -6 percent in May 2021 compared to May 2019 but were up +23 percent from a year ago, recovering from a -23 percent decline in May 2020. Visits at the dinner daypart were down -5 percent in May 2021 from a year ago and -12 percent from two years ago.

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Fall 2021 Food & Beverage Trends

Goliath Consulting

For casseroles, customers may appreciate seeing butternut squash soup, chicken pot pie casserole, or green bean casserole on the menu. The post Fall 2021 Food & Beverage Trends appeared first on. Food & Nutrition Holidays Research & Trends Uncategorized fall drinks fall foods menu development menu trends

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Restaurant Experts’ 2021 Outlook, Part One

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry experts for their opinions on what we can expect in 2021. In 2021, the digitization of the restaurant industry will increase exponentially. Our outlook for 2021 is optimistic.

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-April 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

consumers to better understand their feelings about planning events in 2021. 2021 will bring a restaurant renaissance unlike any we’ve seen before, with more consumers dining out and planning events than in years past. Spring 2021 Key Findings.

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Menu Development and Business Planning Resources

Goliath Consulting

The outline below will get you started on building a plan to optimize your business to keep your doors open and be prepared to capitalize on opportunities that will present themselves into 2021. Goliath Consulting Menu Development Guide.

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Your Restaurant's Digital Menu Sucks!

Foodable

Three Key Points: Operators need to improve the digital menu design experience for users. Once the code is scanned, users are brought to an unsightly webpage with a PDF download link containing a zoomed out image of the menu.

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5 QUICK TIPS FOR MENU DESIGN

Evergreen

From visiting your website, to walking past a digital menu, […]. The post 5 QUICK TIPS FOR MENU DESIGN appeared first on Evergreen. Company News Drink Menu Suggestions Menu Tips New Features Operations & Management

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5 QUICK TIPS FOR MENU DESIGN

Evergreen

From visiting your website, to walking past a digital menu, […]. The post 5 QUICK TIPS FOR MENU DESIGN appeared first on Evergreen. Company News Drink Menu Suggestions Menu Tips New Features Operations & Management

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-June 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

million diners seated via Yelp* in May 2021 – the highest ever, surpassing pre-pandemic highs. In fact, the number of diners seated via Yelp was up 48 percent in May 2021 compared to May 2019. They saw a similar increase in diners seated in April 2021.

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11 Restaurant Marketing Strategies That Work in 2021 & 2022

7 Shifts

You may, for example, use push notifications for advertising special discounts or notifying consumers about a new menu. For example, chefs want to ensure that their customers enjoy what they see on their plates when choosing the menu or sending it out. Menu Promotion.

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F&B Trends for 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant and food and beverage industry experts for their insights on what trends will be on the radar for restaurant owner and operators in 2021. is a preview of the trends and practices that will shape the hospitality industry in 2021.

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How to Simplify Your Menu for Greater Restaurant Profits

Sculpture Hospitality

In your restaurant, your food and beverage products are your most important assets. The more you optimize what’s in your restaurant’s inventory , the more profitable your business will be. Kitchen Management Restaurant Operations

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Be Nimble, Be Quick: What Consumers Want in 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

And, based on our recent survey of 830 US consumers, it’s likely a good mantra for 2021. A snapshot of the most recent survey results follows, with insights to guide 2021 planning. Marketing Operations 2021 guest expectations customer desires Revenue Management Systems

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Top Restaurant Menu Trends in the UAE for 2021

The Restaurant Times

Restaurant menu trends in the UAE keep on evolving year after year. All of these menu trends go hand in hand with the consumer’s eating habits and preferences. . The UAE restaurant industry has taken a steep turn in 2021.

Celebrating Pride Month 2021 at Your Restaurant No COVID Limits

Cheetah

Last year all events were held online but 2021 will have some cornerstone outdoor in-person events too. This includes everything from special menu items and donation campaigns to apps like OpenTable showcasing gay owned restaurants. Reading Time: 4 minutes.

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Menu Makers© – Jay Buchsbaum – Royal Wine Corp./Kedem Wines

Sante

March 2021 Menu Makers™ #barkanwinecellars #yatir @bartenurablue @bartenuraworld @herzogwine @israeliwines @kosherwinesite @kvhkosher @oukosher @royalwinecorp

Restaurant Design Trends for 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

The qualities of the space must complement the menu options to deliver an unforgettable experience. Design Operations EMPAD EMPAD Architecture & Design Chef Chris Ponte Chris Culbertson Sean Barber 2021 Restaurant design trends

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Why Digital Forms and Contactless Kiosks Are on the Post-Pandemic Menu

Modern Restaurant Management

It also makes it easier for restaurants to make changes in prices, add or subtract menu items, or inform customers about special offers — the manager only has to make the change once. That’s why restaurants should put digital forms and contactless kiosks on the post-pandemic menu.

March/April 2021 Legal Update

Modern Restaurant Management

California Passes COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Leave : On March 19, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 95 providing a new form of COVID-19 related paid sick leave for many California workers. The law will remain in effect through September 30, 2021. Pooja S.

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FDA Menu Labeling Requirements | CrunchTime

Crunchtime

When the FDA placed requirements for calories to be listed on menus in chain restaurants, it meant nutritional information must now be be clearly displayed on menus and menu boards and for salad bars and buffets.

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MRM Research Roundup: End-of-May 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern menu boards. 40 percent stated a menu board that confirms their order as a top reason why they revisit a drive-thru. CGA’s consumer research has signs that sizeable numbers will be looking to the On Premise to mark events like these in 2021.

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The 5 Biggest Restaurant Food Trends to Watch in 2021

Goliath Consulting

Now that 2021 is only weeks away, we are making predictions on what the new year will bring. Here are our top 5 food and restaurant trend predictions for 2021 and beyond. This means offering streamlined menu options, contactless delivery, as well as real-time order tracking.

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Rising Restaurant Minimum Wage: What to Know for 2021

Touch Bistro

Minimum Wage Rates for 2021 by State. state minimum wage rates for 2021 and the planned increases: Alabama: $7.25/hour (no state minimum wage law). This information is current as of August 2021. Canadian Minimum Wage Rates for 2021 by Province. on September 1, 2021.

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Five Ways for Restaurants to Make Valentine’s Day Special in 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

According to SlickText’s “2021 Share the Love Survey,” 34 percent of respondents said their biggest Valentine’s Day spend will be at restaurants and 46 percent are prioritizing spending money at local businesses. Create a Special Menu. Set menu deal for two.

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Four Ways to Effectively Market Your Restaurant in 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

As we hunker down for a long winter and uncertain spring – whether you are Team Keep Going or Team Hibernation — now is the perfect time to focus on a plan to ensure that your restaurant not only survives, but thrives, in 2021.

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MRM Research Roundup: End-of-August 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Sales velocity is now -3 percent vs August 14, 2021. Sales velocity is now -3 percent vs August 14, 2021. Sales velocity is now -3 percent vs August 14, 2021. Sales velocity is now +1 percent vs August 14, 2021. Sales velocity is now 0 percent vs August 14, 2021.

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How Customer Loyalty Programs Can Supercharge Your Restaurant in 2021

Goliath Consulting

The success of these programs can be seen in the Delivering on Restaurant Rewards brief published by PYMNTS and Paytronix back in January 2021 (1). Here are what industry experts have to say about customer loyalty programs and how it can drive your restaurant’s marketing plan in 2021.

What Restaurant Should You Build in 2021?

Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting

It is time to decide what we have become, … What Restaurant Should You Build in 2021? Read More » The post What Restaurant Should You Build in 2021?

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5 Tips For Restaurant Menu Marketing

Indoor Media

Today, research shows that roughly 93% of customers view a restaurant’s menu before dining with them. That being said, this is also a great way to gauge the success of your online menu. Wherever you can, try to update the menu “copy” to read as clearly as possible.

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