Culinary Cues

Excessive waste is a sign of disrespect for those involved in the process of getting those ingredients to you. It might be sustainability, waste management, protection of traditions, a pursuit of excellence, authenticity, or connection with the source of ingredients, etc.

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Tips For Restaurants to Reduce Food Waste and Save Significant Money

Modern Restaurant Management

The restaurant industry loses an astounding $162 billion each year in food waste. All restaurants should proactively work to reduce food waste, which will also help you save money, increase profits, spotlight your commitment to sustainability, and help the environment.

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Seven Restaurant Trends That Will Define 2022

Modern Restaurant Management

Though many of the market forces that shaped the restaurant industry in 2021 were closely linked to disruption from the pandemic's onset in 2020, 2022 brings new challenges — and opportunities. Following are some of the major restaurant trends to watch out for in 2022.

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How To Start A Waste-Free Restaurant In The USA

The Restaurant Times

Globally, food waste generates 4.4 This is one of the reasons why food waste has been gaining momentum over the past few years. In the US, food waste and related packaging account for almost 45% of the material that goes into landfills. Set up Waste Free Operations.

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The Operator’s Guide to Productivity in a Short Staffed World

This guide explores how operators are driving productivity in stores, the field, and HQ to accomplish more with fewer people, minimize wasted effort, and improve the consistency of work –– because optimizing operations is good for business, and retention.

Zero Restaurant Food Waste for the Environment and Lower CoGS


While true zero-restaurant food waste is extremely rare, it can be a meaningful goal. Implementing a zero-waste initiative can help minimize your carbon footprint and may even attract new customers who embrace your environmental friendliness. Track your restaurant food waste manually.

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Restaurant Startup Trends To Follow In 2022

The Restaurant Times

The labour shortfall and supply chain constraints that plagued 2021 have persisted into 2022. Popular Restaurant Start-Up Trends 2022. Here are 3 restaurant startup trends to keep in mind in 2022. It’s no longer about waste and environmental damage.

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MRM Research Roundup: 2022 Restaurant Trends

Modern Restaurant Management

Download the Restaurant Trends for 2022 report for more details. Matthew Crompton, CGA Client Solutions Director, Americas, said: “At CGA, we are confident that 2022 will be a great year for On Premise engagement and visitation. Hot Restaurant Trends to Watch in 2022.

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How To Start A Waste Free Bakery In The USA

The Restaurant Times

Do you know how much food waste Americans generate every year? billion tons of food are wasted annually, the US is the highest contributor with nearly 80 billion pounds of discarded food. The concept of a waste-free bakery is one of the upcoming trends in this industry.

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Culinary Cues

Waste control is cost control. [] LABEL AND DATE. Waste and quality control is cost control. [] FOUNDATIONAL COOKING METHODS. Recipes are a significant piece of the cost control puzzle. [] WASTE ACCOUNTABILITY.

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Ready to Spice Things Up? 5 International Flavors to Add to Your Menu in 2022.


According to the 2022 survey produced in partnership with the National Restaurant Association and the American Culinary Federation, the top 5 regions expected to influence American menus in 2022 are: Southeast Asian (Vietnamese, Singaporean, Filipino).

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How Restaurants Can Drive Profits and Growth During a Perfect Storm

Modern Restaurant Management

Food and labor costs are elevated and expected to remain high in 2022 , negatively impacting restaurants’ profit margins. To maximize your existing resources: Reduce food waste. With prices skyrocketing, restaurants should focus on eliminating food waste.

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Leveraging POS Systems to Future-Proof Your Restaurant and Maximize Profits

Modern Restaurant Management

Monitoring Supply Can Curb Waste and Loss. The system would alert an operator of these changes, giving them access to these unique insights and allowing them to quickly adjust orders to prevent waste. Equipment Finance POS in 2022 Restaurant Tech Restaurant Technology

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Trending Restaurant Technology of 2022

Goliath Consulting

Having said that, this helped restaurants reduce paper waste, printing, and limited contact in between customers and workers. From delivery robots to food waiters, the numbers of these robots will be increasing throughout 2022.

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Why Restaurant Forecasting is Critical in 2022, Part 1


Restaurant forecasting is so critical, especially now when 2022 could possibly be as unpredictable as 2020 and 2021. Part 1 covers why 2022 may not be like forecasting in any other year and ways you can work around year-over-year forecasting. Restaurant forecasting for 2022.

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Employees Entering Too Many Comps and Voids? How to Prevent Waste in Your Restaurants

Hot Schedules

How to Prevent Waste in Your Restaurants. Nipping waste in the bud requires short-term training but prevents further losses over the long-term. These changes to processes and menu offerings are harder to make, but making operations more efficient means less waste and fewer comps.

Podcast 15: 8 Ways to Reduce Waste in Restaurants and Foodservice

Ken Burgin

In this podcast, Ken Burgin looks at Toyota’s classification of 8 different types of waste, and how you can use this in hospitality to cut costs, increase efficiency and improve the bottom line. Toyota built its world-class success by watching and controlling every step of the manufacturing process, especially waste. This classification of 8 Types of Waste is based on the work of a Japanese engineer Taiichi Ohno, published as Toyota Production System: Beyond Large Scale Production.

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Top F&B Industry Trends To Watch Out For In 2022

The Restaurant Times

F oodies and F&B experts share their predictions for the food industry trends that will likely emerge in 2022 in the weeks and months to come. 5 F&B Industry Trends One Must Not Miss In 2022.

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Culinary Cues

To do this, the chef must understand and practice solid cost control measures such as inventory control, recipe costing, portion control, as well as theft and waste control.

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Why Demand Forecasting Is Crucial for a QSR Food Supply Chain 

Modern Restaurant Management

QSRs operate in a competitive and highly complex business space, so one of the highest priorities for these organizations is creating strategic plans that will reduce food waste to avoid lost revenue and wastage disposal fees.

Coffee News Recap, 6 May: Vietnamese coffee production could drop 10% in 2022/23, China’s coffee imports to increase by 5% in 2022 & other stories

Perfect Daily Grind

United States Department of Agriculture report states China’s 2022 coffee imports to increase 5%. The China: Coffee Imports Show Strong Growth Potential report predicts China’s green coffee imports will increase to 4 million 60kg bags by September 2022. in 2022.

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How AI Will Save the Restaurant Industry

Modern Restaurant Management

According to estimates, the restaurant industry is by itself responsible for approximately hundred million dollars a year of food waste. Restaurants can then adjust their food purchasing decisions accordingly, reducing their spending amounts as well as their contribution to food waste.

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Hot Restaurant Menu Trends for 2022

Modern Restaurant Management

In 2022, restaurant menus will place a greater emphasis on healthy living, according to The National Restaurant Association's annual What’s Hot Culinary Forecast. Design Operations restaurant menu trends trends 2022 National Restaurant Association Dining Trends Food Trends

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How to Reduce Restaurant Food Costs in 2022

Margin Edge

Thanks to having a sales team made up exclusively of former operators, chefs and general managers, with 350+ years’ of collective experience, we’ve picked their brains and come up with a list of six ways restaurants can make a big impact in 2022 based on their experiences and tried-and-true tricks.

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Culinary Cues

We have all heard it before; it is perpetuated in the media, by our politicians, guidance counselors, professors, our peers, and sometimes even parents.

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Culinary Cues

Cooks will need to master alternative methods such as braising, poele, poaching, sous vide, and low and slow smoking that in the end provide opportunities to tenderize and enhance the flavor of lesser utilized cuts. [] Cross Utilization to Minimize Waste.

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Culinary Cues

It’s the same misunderstanding that is evident in how your parents still shake their heads and wonder why you are wasting your time. You walk through those kitchen doors one more time, straighten your white coat, roll up the sleeves and tie on a starched white apron.

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Hotel Profit Margins Decreasing? Five Steps to Reducing Waste

Hot Schedules

Five Steps to Reducing Waste. The Impact of Food Waste. U S hotels contribute to the generation of 131 billion pounds of food waste every year , resulting in an enormous environmental impact, and a big dent to profit margins. Much of this waste is avoidable.

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Culinary Cues

Do what you can: recycle, reuse, reduce waste, buy local, find ways to connect with more sustainable energy sources, save water, and be an ambassador for good practices. [] Take the time to put aside your prejudice (we all likely have some), listen to others and learn.

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What Trends Are You Seeing and What Can We Expect to See More of in 2022?

Modern Restaurant Management

With current supply chain issues and these brands already operating under thin margins, we expect operators to be strategic when it comes to menu sizes, limited offerings and daypart offerings to limit waste, cut costs, and maximize profitability.

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Cloud Kitchen Trends To Track In 2022

The Restaurant Times

4 Cloud Kitchen Trends To Look For In 2022. Here are some cloud kitchen trends to look for in 2022. . Not only that, but an optimized cloud kitchen integrates data analytics based supply chain management to identify demand-supply gaps, reducing food waste and the risk of stock out.

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January Recap- Restaurant Industry News


Boost your profit, plan your inventory, reduce food waste, and overcome the labor shortage with help from Cheetah! Cheetah News For My Business Boost Profit Community Food Waste Inventory Marketing Operations TechnologyReading Time: 2 minutes.

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Coffee News Recap, 25 Mar: World of Coffee 2022 moves to Milan, Nespresso files lawsuit against Peet’s & other stories

Perfect Daily Grind

Triestespresso 2022 to be held from 27 to 29 October. After reaching record highs in early February 2022, domestic coffee prices in Brazil dropped by R$172.36 Portuguese 2022 Barista Championships to take place at Lisbon Coffee Fest.

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Six Trends Expected to Impact Foodservice in 2022

Modern Restaurant Management

z International Foodservice identified top trends expected to elevate the foodservice industry in 2022 and beyond. Some of those quick-adapts will continue to shape foodservice as we head into 2022. Equipment Operations foodservice trends 2022 foodservice trends Food Trends

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Experts Weigh In: What Are Key Challenges Restaurants Will Face in 2022?

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Manaagement (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry insiders to discuss the key challenges they believe restaurants will face in 2022. Restaurants will continue to grapple with labor shortages and supply chain disruptions throughout 2022.

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Food-Waste Solving Food-Insecurity | Season 6, Vol. 12: Copia


Listen to "Food-Waste Solving Food-Insecurity | Season 6, Vol. She says, “It should take no more than three minutes of your team's time to be able to track your waste for the day, or submit a donation.” 12: Copia" on Spreaker.

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Manual Vs. Computerized Restaurant Inventory: What’s Best?

Sculpture Hospitality

Taking restaurant inventory gives you better oversight over your food and beverage stock levels, helps forecast future demand and reduces food and beverage waste.

How To Start A Waste-Free Bakery In The UK

The Restaurant Times

A survey conducted by Too Good To Go indicates that more than 1/3rd of the bakery output in the UK ends up being wasted. This is where it is recommended to start a waste-free bakery. What Is A Waste-Free Bakery? Things You Must Know To Start A Waste-Free Bakery In The UK.

How Restaurants Can Combat Inflation with the Top-Down and Bottom-Up Method to Profitability

Modern Restaurant Management

percent from March 2021 to March 2022, accounting for the highest inflation rate since December 1981. AvT provides the “why” behind your food cost variance, whether it be shrinkage, waste, breakage of contract prices, etc. Track Food Waste.

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Earth Day April 22 –Reduce Food Waste; Embrace Sustainability


Established in 1970, Earth Day- April 22- is a global movement to promote environmental responsibility and activism to protect our Continue Reading. Food Plant Based Cooking This Month Vol. 26 No.