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Chef Chat© – Nicholas Calias, CEC, WCEC, CCA

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Chef Nick Calias has his own restaurant and also serves as Culinary Director for new of Boston's largest venue managers. Chef Chat March 2021 boston chef

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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.

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Four Ways the Pandemic Changed the Restaurant Industry that Won’t Change Back

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A 4-Part Weekly Series by Buyers Edge Platform: Part 3 Increased Focus on Food-Based Margins, Overall Spending and Accounting Operators Continue Reading. First Press May 2021 Accounting Food-Based Margins Inventory Pandemic Restaurants

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Peter Smith Tapped As Culinary Operations Director of Ghostline

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Restaurateur Aaron Gordon brings Peter Smith on board to help meet diners’ needs during the pandemic at a new multi-restaurant “chef collective” in Washington D.C. Photo credit: Under a Bushel Photography.

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.

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.

Four Ways the Pandemic Changed the Restaurant Industry that Won’t Change Back

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A 4-Part Weekly Series by Buyers Edge Platform: Part 2 Technology in the Food Ordering Experience From kiosks, QR codes Continue Reading. April 2021 Management Food Ordering Foodservice Pandemic Restaurants Technology

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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.

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.

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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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.

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Changes in Consumer Habits: Looking Back Over the Last 12 Months of Retail

This large-scale North American survey explores changes in expectations over the last year. You’ll learn what consumers expect, how habits are solidifying, and where to focus to drive the greatest impact.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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Restaurant Management Masterclass

Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

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.

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!

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Restaurateur Connection 2020 MVP Winners

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In our move to give Santé writers the broadest possible audience, we partnered with Aggregage last year to establish Restaurateur Continue Reading. January 2021 Management Publisher's Plate @restaurateur-connection @Restaurateur_C

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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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What I Wish I Knew Before Buying A POS System

For multi-unit restaurant operators, poor technology decisions have disastrous, rippling consequences. Whether you have twenty locations or two hundred, the decision of which POS system to use can define your operation, team culture, growth potential, and profit margins — either by unlocking opportunity, or holding you back from it.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.??.

"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!

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

Can Wine Subscription Boxes Benefit Your Wine Business?

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WineBoxService.jpg. Author(s): Alicia Rennoll. Teaser: Wine subscription box services can be an alternative revenue stream for wineries. Photo credit: RoseBox/Unsplash.

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.

Mama Lion – A Continuing Evolution

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The creation of a destination. Emiliano De Laurentiis. A progressive evolution that has allowed Mama Lion to manage renovations and to react to evolving markets.

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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MILANO WINE WEEK - OCTOBER 3rd – 11th, 2020 BECOMES AN INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL WINE PLATFORM

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MWW_BOVARA_11102019_CF_med res_-01616.jpg. Author(s): Bernard Kenner.

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Touring the Douro Valley with the Symington Port Family

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The Symington family honors the port trade in their business goals. Deborah Grossman. Rupert Symington enjoys sharing stories of his family’s heritage in the Douro Valley. But he’s also a innovative leader in the modern port trade. Rupert Symington knows port.

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.