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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A CHEF’S MANIFESTO – 2021

Culinary Cues

You can’t order, organize, plan, cook the food, plate the dishes, and deliver everything to a waiting guest – so one of your primary tasks must be to properly train and provide the necessary tools for others in your organization to attend to the details and bring about customer satisfaction.

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Successful Restaurants Leverage Their Digital Ordering Channels

Modern Restaurant Management

The impact of the global pandemic has fast-tracked the restaurant industry's need for digital ordering, particularly for off-premises dining options. Research company eMarketer forecasts that by the end of 2021, there will be 44.1 Robust Digital Ordering Is Your Key to Success.

A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.

Self-Ordering Kiosks: One Solution to the Current Labor Shortage

Modern Restaurant Management

The April 2021 Job Openings and Labor Turnover summary issued by The Department of Labor showed that restaurants added almost 350,000 new job openings since March, bringing the sector’s total number of job openings as of April to 1.34 Self-Ordering Kiosks to the Rescue.

Ways Restaurants Can Encourage Direct Ordering

Modern Restaurant Management

” With months of experience under their belt, many restaurants have established their own takeout ordering system. Most modern POS services make it easy to set up an online ordering form that integrates with the rest of your operations.

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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July/August 2021 Legal Update

Modern Restaurant Management

There are currently two bills pending to replenish the funds, and on August 7, 2021, a group of Senators attempted to add $48 billion to the RRF through a unanimous consent, which failed. This measure was announced on August 12, 2021. The effective date of the rule is August 13, 2021.

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Restaurant Experts’ 2021 Outlook, Part Two

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry experts for their opinions on what we can expect in 2021. And three, above all, we see the need for digital marketing automation continuing and growing into 2021 and beyond. My outlook for 2021 is good.

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2021 Restaurant Insurance Outlook: Updated

Modern Restaurant Management

restaurant sales experienced a “healthy” increase in total sales in July, 2021, according to Restaurant.org. billion in June, 2021, the organization estimated. With so many Americans still unvaccinated (as of mid-July 2021, the U.S.

Protecting Revenue and Profitability During Unexpected Times

As the COVID-19 restrictions ease restaurants need strategies to adapt to crises in order to remain in business and protect profitability. The 2 ways of ensuring survival are protecting revenue and reducing costs. And the right technology can help. Read on to find out how.

What's the future for delivery and online ordering in 2021?

Deliverect

Technologies like digital menus, QR codes , contactless ordering, and payment at the table suddenly became the norm. What we saw less of was the fun stuff like robotic cooks and waiters, AI-powered ordering systems, and drone delivery, as the industry focussed on getting through a tough year.

What's the future for delivery and online ordering in 2021?

Deliverect

Technologies like digital menus, QR codes , contactless ordering, and payment at the table suddenly became the norm. What we saw less of was the fun stuff like robotic cooks and waiters, AI-powered ordering systems, and drone delivery, as the industry focussed on getting through a tough year.

2021 Restaurant Insurance Outlook

Modern Restaurant Management

restaurant industry has a loaded plate as 2021 picks up steam – especially from an insurance and financial protection point of view. “On the other hand, fast food, or any delivery food, is going to still have a banner year in 2021.” The U.S.

May/June 2021 Legal Update

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act Introduced : On June 8, 2021, a bipartisan group of Senators and U.S. Utah Microenterprise Home Kitchen Law Goes into Effect : On May 5, 2021, Utah’s microenterprise home kitchen law went into effect. Pooja S.

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Digitally Transforming the Restaurant Industry with No-Contact, Self-Ordering and Payment Technologies

Modern Restaurant Management

Just a few short years ago, customers paid for their meals in cash or credit cards, orders were totaled on analog cash registers, and customers called restaurants to place orders over the landline phone. The New Norm: Text to Order.

What to Consider When Purchasing a Point of Sale Solution for Your Restaurant

Consumer preferences have shifted from what is trendiest to what is safest. They are looking for ordering and fulfillment options on a greater scale than ever before. The solution? A comprehensive restaurant point of sale (POS) system that helps owners gain actionable insight, master efficient operations, and become more competitive.

Why An Online Ordering System Is The Key To Increasing Restaurant Sales

The Restaurant Times

From placing orders by phone to directly ordering via apps, ordering from restaurants has undergone a revolutionary shift, especially post COVID-19. In the pre-COVID times, online ordering was used to compliment the dine-in services of restaurants.

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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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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Insight Into the Post-Pandemic Restaurant

This pandemic has brought permanent changes to the market and consumer behavior. But like all things, the crisis will pass, and people will start to explore how to resume normal activities. It’s crucial to ensure that your restaurant is ready to adjust and kick-start once the pandemic has passed. Here’s how to adjust your business model in order to get your restaurant back on track.

MRM Research Roundup: Mid-April 2021 Edition

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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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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. Those that are continuing to prosper had their technological house in order prior to the pandemic. Our outlook for 2021 is optimistic.

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Long Live Digital Dining: How Consumers’ Appetite for Mobile Apps and Online Ordering Will Continue

Modern Restaurant Management

Mobile orders were expected to drive $38 billion in restaurant revenue in 2020. Although mobile ordering isn’t the new kid on the block, it has certainly become the most popular because it’s one of the safest – and easiest – ways to order and pay for food.

Four Reasons Why Mobile Order and Pay Can Ease Staffing Shortage Pressure

Modern Restaurant Management

Mobile order and pay solutions are a cost-effective way to support the current skilled staff you have to deal with peak periods while also helping to maximize sales. Mobile order and pay takes care of a lot of the admin side of a shift.

Maximize Your Profit Margins

Speaker: Shawn Imbeault and Geoff Loukes, Sculpture Hospitality

In the past year, we've learned that maximizing margins can determine whether your restaurant stays afloat when times get hard. Join Shawn Limbeault and Geoff Loukes, in this master class that will take you through the best practices of maximizing your margins, From FOH to BOH.

Contactless Ordering Isn’t Going Anywhere — Here’s How to Make the Most of It

Modern Restaurant Management

The pandemic has created unprecedented demand for online ordering platforms. As a result, restaurants that have historically relied on in-person dining have either scrambled to create their own food ordering apps or have leaned on third-party services to do it for them.

How Order Ahead Restaurants Can Stave Off a Lackluster Experience

Modern Restaurant Management

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced thousands of traditional restaurants to transform themselves into order ahead restaurants; pre-pandemic, only 15 percent of restaurants offered curbside pickup; today, that’s up to 70 percent. Automating Order Ahead Logistics.

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

Younger and older generations are becoming increasingly accustomed to ordering their food using a phone app or by visiting their favorite restaurant's website and purchasing food in a few clicks. Online ordering applications should keep the customer's attention and be simple to use.

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Dive Into Your Inventory Data (and Add Substantial Profits to Your Bottom Line)

Speaker: Ian Foster, Sculpture Hospitality Regional Director West Coast

In this seminar, Ian Foster will discuss the basics of inventory management, including tips on how to get inventory right and how to evaluate your food and pour costs. Ian will examine the best ordering practices from our clients. Finally, he’ll share some case studies showing how well designed inventory control can uncover hidden losses from over-pouring and lost sales that will result in several thousand dollars of extra profit every month.

5 tactics for restaurant success in 2021

ChowNow

In this blog, we’ve compiled tactics for restaurant success that will help you start 2021 on the right foot. Invest in the right online ordering platform. Online ordering became a vital lifeline for restaurants at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The 17 Best Cookbooks of Fall 2021

EATER

In a way, producing this cookbook is an acknowledgement that what “Roberta’s” meant in 2008 is not what it means in 2021.

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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 QR Code Technology Can Help Restaurants Beyond Menus and Ordering

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurants mainly use QR code technology as a substitute for physical menus and as a customer ordering platform. Restaurants across the country are returning to pre-pandemic operations. Dining rooms are open, and tables are at 100 percent capacity in most states.

New Restaurants Checklist: Ensuring Success

Developing a business plan is key when it comes to new restaurant startup success. Restaurant owners should have a clear picture of their goals, strategies, and budgets in order to determine and allocate resources properly. Read this checklist with it's 4 key steps to ensure your restaurant's success.

MRM Research Roundup: End-of-July 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

shared insight into customer payment transaction data indicating that the recovery of the full-service restaurant industry continued in the second quarter of 2021. Sales velocity is now +1 percent vs July 17 2021. Sales velocity is now +2 percent vs July 17, 2021.

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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. But when it’s so dead simple to get listed on third-party delivery marketplaces and take orders, why do all the other work to create your own system when you are a time-strapped restaurateur?

What is an Angel Shot and When to Order It

Restaurant Clicks

When a woman feels threatened or in distress, she can order an “angel shot,” sending a secret signal to the bartender that she needs help. However, they should know what staff member to turn to when someone orders an angel shot.

The New Order: Five Important Focus Areas for Greener Operations

Modern Restaurant Management

Throughout the paused activity of 2020 and 2021, people everywhere were reminded of the delicate ecosystem that exists between individuals and their communities, as well as between people and their planet.

Who’s Your Customer? How Understanding Your Customer Improves Brand Experience and Loyalty

Speaker: Hope Neiman, Chief Marketing Officer of Tillster

With increased visibility into customer behavior, brands become well-equipped to leverage their technology, increase sales, and ensure returning customers. Join Hope Neiman, Chief Marketing Officer of Tillster, to learn how restaurants can create customized and seamless brand experiences that consumers desire.