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The Kitchen Connection: 5 Ways to Streamline Your Restaurant Kitchen Operations to Increase Customer Satisfaction

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Here are the top five things to focus on when streamlining your kitchen operations to improve your restaurant experience and achieve your overall goal of making customers happy. Kaitlin Keefer, Editor/Square.

Breaking the Silence on Sexual Harassment

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Les Dames d'Escoffier NY presents Breaking the Silence on Sexual Harassment. January 2021 Management #metoo Master Sommelier sexual harassment

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Restaurant Menu Ideas That Maximize Your Profit Margin

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Simple adjustments to your restaurant menu can help increase profits during the pandemic. As a restaurant owner, cutting costs and increasing profits are always top-of-mind, especially in this day and age, where the restaurant industry has been hit with challenge after challenge.

Santé Gets a New Look for the New Year and Beyond.

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Emiliano De Laurentiis. Serving you since 1996, Santé is about insights into the restaurant business. Whether you’re a restaurateur or a restaurant enthusiast, we are here to elevate hospitality standards.

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Reader Survey 2021 Restaurateur Connection

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for restaurateurs. Here at Restaurateur Connection, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our readers. Restaurateur Connection’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our site, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our site has affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button.

Holiday Wines to Spread Joy

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As this unusual year ends, we may yearn for a boost to our spirits. Whether you seek beverages for gifting or sharing at small gatherings, here is a panel of drinks to match diverse palates. Deborah Grossman. Here are several categories for selecting holiday beverages.

Get Your Brand Noticed at the Craft Distillers Spirits Competition 2020

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Event date: December 10, 2020 (All day). There's still time to get your craft spirit noticed with e ntry and delivery deadline extended to Dec. Are you a craft whiskey maker in a sea of other whiskey makers? One niche vodka maker among many?

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Holiday Spirits from Around the World?

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To brighten holidays celebrations this year, add some colorful and intriguing cocktails. Deborah Grossman. Cocktails with uplifting flavor combinations add holiday spirit to scaled down celebrations this year.

Last Minute "No Shipping Required" gifts for Foodies

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For last-minute shoppers seeking gifts for recipients that love wine, food and experiences here are a few ideas available with a click, no shipping required!

Celebrating Women In Wine

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Penny Weiss. Slowly but surely women are making their presence known in the wine industry by assuming important roles from operations management and business development to winemaker and winery owner.

talentReef Helps Employers Create Contactless Talent Management Strategy.

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Download the talentReef Guide and learn how to digitally engage candidates and successfully recruit, hire, and onboard in a digital world. 2020 has been a lesson in quickly adapting to new requirements - namely, contactless recruiting, hiring, and onboarding.

Restrictions into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

The restaurant industry has changed so dramatically in the pandemic era that it's time to redesign your business strategy. This requires us to take a look at our menus, inventory, staff, and even our seating strategy. 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, and fit your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions.

"Fatto A Mano" Bottega SpA

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Bottega Winery Headquarter_2.JPG. Author(s): Penny Weiss. Teaser: Sandro Bottega introduces festive bottles of wine, liqueur and spirits for the holidays and beyond!

Adapting During a Pandemic

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Emiliano De Laurentiis. As we poke our communal heads out from our protective burrows, we look for answers to how to emerge safely. Here are some solutions ranging from Antibody tests, to air scrubbers and remote kitchens!

KITCHENAID DOCUMENTARY “A WOMAN’S PLACE” EMPOWERS WOMEN IN THE CULINARY INDUSTRY, NOW STREAMING ON HULU

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Academy Award-winning Director Rayka Zehtabchi, Ventureland, Vox Creative and Digitas Launch KitchenAid Initiative to Combat Gender Inequality as Industry Recovers. KitchenAid brand presents "A Woman's Place," a documentary short, now streaming on Hulu.

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The Other Side of the Cork - Winemaker Spotlight: Alicia Wilbur

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Alicia Wilbur, assistant winemaker at Herzog Wine Cellars, approaches wine on a spiritual level to deliver stellar wines. By Yael E. Geller, MPH. There are many types of friends that people acquire throughout their lives. Sometimes the comfort level with friends made during adulthood is more serious or formal. I’ve known Alicia Wilbur for a bit over four years, and Alicia is the type of friend I feel like I have known my whole life.

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Boardroom Spirits Releases Seasonal Nocino

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Green Walnut Liqueur Returns for the Season and is Featured in Two New Ready-To-Drink Bottled Cocktails. Boardroom Spirits, the award-winning, sustainable precision craft distiller announces the seasonal release of its annual holiday spirit, Nocino (28% ABV $39.99

Webinar Survey 2021 Restaurateur Connection

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 has been a challenging year for restaurateurs. Here at Restaurateur Connection, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our readers. Restaurateur Connection’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our webinars, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our webinars have affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button.

Isiah Thomas’ Award-Winning Cheurlin Champagne Launches E-Commerce Storefront with Thirstie

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The official champagne of the National Basketball Players Association partners with Thirstie Inc. to build an innovative “DTC” purchase option for consumers on the Cheurlin website.

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Powerhouse Women in the Kitchen

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Santé Staff. Barriers to the chef profession aside, female chefs continue to excel and prove their worth in the hospitality world. Despite the old adage, “A woman’s place is in the kitchen”, professional kitchens to this day continue to be male-dominated. With the total workforce of chefs and head cooks at 459K , just over 77% of that is male. And male chefs and head cooks, on average, make $10,000 more annually than their female counterparts.

Mother’s Day Drinks Bring Smiles

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Blue Marble Marble-rita Credit-Blue Marble.png. Author(s): Deborah Grossman. Teaser: Mothers have favorites. Their favorite pie, perfume and presents. If they drink alcohol, they also have preferences. Here is a wrap up of diverse drinks that may please her during the quarantine. Every Mother has their special attributes. Unlike picking their favorite child, they will usually tell you straight up what drinks they prefer.

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The Dozen - Through a Glass Lightly

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sunny.jpg. Author(s): Roger Morris. Teaser: A vinous light at the edge of the autumnal tunnel leading to winter's darkness.

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Freeland Spirits: Good drinks and warm hospitality?

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A unique Portland distillery with a woman owner and talented woman distiller, Freeland Spirits is serving up “farm to bottle” gin, whiskey, and canned cocktails.?. Joss Flanzbaum.

Vermont Creamery Crème Fraîche Soars to Kitchen Staple Status Amid At-Home Cooking Renaissance

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Vermont Creamery Crème Fraîche, the French-style culinary cream long favored by professional chefs, is quickly becoming an essential kitchen staple for increasingly ambitious home cooks looking for more complex recipes and ingredients.

Taste of the NFL: Where chefs and NFL communities win

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The San Francisco 49ers held a winning card at the charity event. Deborah Grossman. ?The The 49ers may have lost the Super Bowl, but Chef Parke Ulrich prepared a delicious San Francisco-influenced Dungeness crab fried rice dish to please attendees at the NFL sanctioned feast before the big game.??. Enough already with analysis of the Super Bowl. Patrick Mahomes is the NFL MVP, and baseball fans are already speculating on spring training. But let’s not forget about good football food.

Black Vintners and Wine Professionals in the Spotlight?

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The wine world wakes up to Black wine personalities. Deborah Grossman. Sunny days are ahead for Black vintners. The interest and sales of Black-owned wineries are up. Wine professionals are also getting long-overdue attention in the industry. In 1940 John June Lewis Jr. opened Woburn Winery, the first American, Black-owned vineyard and winery, in Virginia. Fast forward 80 years and meet Phil Long, owner of Longevity wines in Livermore, Calif.

A Complete Guide to Açaí

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Adam Bogatin. Even if you haven’t tried açaí before, you’ve probably seen photos of it on social media. It’s the secret ingredient that goes into tropical smoothie bowls, but these berries have a long and rich history.

Restaurant Recovery Strategies As Restaurants Re-Open

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Re-open diligently and business will come. Emiliano De Laurentiis. Let's explore some key re-opening strategies for your restaurant today and in the foreseeable future. I originally wrote about restaurant strategies for weathering the Covid-19 pandemic in March. Now that we are in June, some areas of the country are still locked down, while others are opening up. In this article, I will explore key strategies for your business today and in the foreseeable future.

Luxury Wine Marketing

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Luxury Wine Marketingl.jpg. Author(s): Catherine Fallis. Teaser: Luxury Wine Marketing, The Art and Science of Luxury Wine Branding, is a must read for any food and beverage or hospitality industry professional dealing with upper tier wines. Luxury Wine Marketing, The Art and Science of Luxury Wine Branding, is a must read for any food and beverage or hospitality industry professional dealing with upper tier wines.

Brockmans Gin Expands Distribution Across the U.S.

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Award-Winning Gin ‘Like no Other’ Now Available in California, Texas, South Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland & Washington DC. Brockmans Gin, the super-premium new-style gin ‘Like no Other’, is expanding to additional markets across the U.S.,

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Boardroom Spirits Significantly Expands Product Portfolio

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Distillery Introduces Four Additions to Existing Line, Ready-To-Drink Bottled Craft Cocktails and Sanitizer Division amid pandemic uncertainty.

Sisters Dream Big and Honor Late Mother With Breathless Wines

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Penny Weiss. Sonoma County’s Breathless Wines, owned and run by three sisters, was born out of a desire to honor their mother who passed away from a rare lung disease. "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away."

Highlights of 2019

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A Rich World of Hospitality, Brought to you by Santé. Emiliano De Laurentiis. 2019 was a stellar year for Santé as we continued to give you industry-relevant content through an expanded syndication network. In 2019 Santé reached over 1.5 million followers with articles and podcasts. We now publish online, via email, on Apple News, Google News, and Restaurateur Connection. We are on every social media platform. Enjoy this highlight of 2019 as we look forward to serving you in 2020.

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5 Sure-Fire Suggestions - Foodservice at its Finest

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Burger.jpg. Author(s): Jeffrey Spear. Teaser: When was the last time you dined out, experienced remarkable service, incredible food, and left the restaurant feeling buoyed, impressed, delighted, and overwhelmingly satisfied? In this day and age, apart from those establishments employing celebrated chefs such as Thomas Keller, Barbara Lynch, Gary Danko, Dan Barber and Susan Feniger, finding remarkable culinary experiences in a sea of ordinary is difficult.

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Family Ties Unite Hospitality Industry During COVID-19 Outbreak

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Author(s): Stacey Sears. Teaser: Many hospitality establishments team up to raise funds for staff during time of need. Restaurants around the globe have been shuttered, with the exception of takeout and delivery orders, in an effort to flatten the curve of coronavirus infections. While the hospitality industry is suffering as a whole, restaurant owners maintain the potential to earn some income despite operating restrictions.

Making Customers Happy, One Eatery at a Time

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Successful restaurateurs open new eatery that's part lounge, part NYC pizzeria and part Happy Hour Haven. The owners of Valley staples The Woodman and Jalapeño Pete’s really know how to make people happy. Their generous “Happy Hours” seem to keep customers coming back. Now, they’ve decided to open a new eatery on La Brea’s thriving restaurant row. Berkshire House is officially open.

Round Up of New Spirits

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Deborah Grossman. From vodka made from milk to liqueur crafted with poblano chiles, from classic Bourbon with 1,001 barrel options to American single malt whiskey aged in local oak, the spirits world is popping with unique options. Editor's note : With Tales of the Cocktail 2020 being cancelled due to COVID-19, we thought we'd revisit Tales of the Cocktail 2016 and take another look at these thriving spirits brands.

Cuisine Solutions Collaborates with Taffer’s Tavern Founder and CEO Jon Taffer for New Restaurant Venture

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As the country faces the challenges brought on by COVID-19, two food service industry leaders join forces to revolutionize the dining experience with an innovative sous vide solution. Jon Taffer with Cuisine Solutions and CREA Team Members; Photo Credit: CSI / CREA. Virginia-based Cuisine Solutions (CSI) has recently been tapped to assist with menu development, as well as kitchen design for the upcoming Taffer’s Tavern franchise.

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What to Wear So Your Joints Don't Hurt

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Megan Howard. Long hours on your feet in the restaurant industry can hurt your joints but there are things you can do to mitigate the pain. Did you know that there are 360 joints in the human body? That’s 360 connections between 720 bones. That’s also 360 places that can hurt if you spend long hours on your feet at a restaurant. But, while some pain is inevitable for restaurant industry workers, there are things that you can do to mitigate it.

Distilling for Good

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Distillers convert to making hand sanitizer. Deborah Grossman. A scan of distilleries in the U.S. and beyond shows how distillers have switched to making hand sanitizer. Though online sales are up, many distillers want to do more for their communities than making liquor. “Business as usual” is an outdated phrase in the U.S.

A Taste Of The Douro With Quinta Do Crasto

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great wine capitals.jpg. Author(s): Penny Weiss. Teaser: Exploring a few wines in the Douro wine region of Portugal. Recently, I virtually explored the DÃO wine region in Portugal. I thought it might be fun to “virtually” stop by the Douro wine region since it is so close by and taste a few wines from the Quinta do Crasto winery. Quinta do Crasto is a fourth-generation, family-run business that has been in the family of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for more than 100 years.

Dale DeGroff to speak at the Santé Symposium in VR

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Coming Next Sign.jpg. Author(s): Emiliano De Laurentiis. Teaser: We are bringing the Santé Symposium back, online, using virtual reality! It's an opportunity to meet old friends, make new ones, and learn from the masters. Dale DeGroff, King Cocktail, and Hendrick's Gin, will present " The Evolution of the Martini " on November 9th., 1:00 PM EST. REGISTER NOW TO RESERVE A SEAT. Years ago, Santé developed the Santé Restaurant Symposium.

Chefs on the Lamb: Low Cuts, High

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Sheep have been a cultural icon for millennia and their lamb a mainstay of menus around the globe for even longer. Wayne Harley Brachman. Bo Peep loses them in a nursery rhyme, insomniacs count them, and renegade family members are labeled as black ones. Sheep have been a cultural icon for millennia and their lamb a mainstay of menus around the globe for even longer.