Culinary Cues

Whether a fine-dining experience or your local taqueria – the cooks that stand out, the ones that are the reason why customers line up to buy their food, are the ones with well developed senses of taste, smell, touch, sight, and sound as they relate to what takes place in the kitchen.

High Cuisine: The Budding Relationship Between Cannabis and Fine Dining

Modern Restaurant Management

Much to the delight of enthusiasts and aficionados across the nation, the rapidly-growing number of states that have legalized recreational marijuana has in turn given rise to the so-called “cannabis fine dining” industry. What exactly is cannabis fine dining, in a nutshell?

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The Future of Dining: Industry Expert Insights

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry experts to gaze into a crystal ball and re-imagine the future of dining. It's a small step to having a group of friends walk into a dining room served by multiple brands.

Best Practices for Outdoor Dining All Year Long

Modern Restaurant Management

Outdoor dining is still top of mind as owners want to keep employees and customers safe and have questions about maintaining outdoor spaces in inclement weather. That's fine for sidewalks but not very conducive to outdoor dining, including keeping tables leveled.

Why A CRM Is Critical For Enhancing The Customer Experience For Fine Dining Restaurants In The UAE

The Restaurant Times

This makes Customer Relationship Management(CRM) all the more critical for fine-dining establishments whose business longevity largely depends on customer satisfaction. UAE: 7 Ways a CRM Can Improve Your Restaurant’s Fine Dining Experience.

Michelin-Starred Daniel Boulud Says Fine Dining Will Not Be Going Away

Restaurant Engine

According to Boulud, NYC’s outdoor dining restrictions have restricted his table service capacity by at least 75%. But that’s nothing compared to the size on the inside, where normally we have private dining rooms, we have the bar and lounge, we have the dining room, which could almost bring 180 seats or more. ” “Fine dining will not be going away,” concluded Boulud.

Coronavirus Canapés and the Moral Bankruptcy of Fine Dining

The Restaurant Manifesto

The post Coronavirus Canapés and the Moral Bankruptcy of Fine Dining appeared first on THE RESTAURANT MANIFESTO. Returning to normal is a step back for an already backward industry. Restaurant Life

7 Different Types of Restaurant Establishments (Did you know all these?)


Fine Dining Restaurants. Fine dining restaurants, known as white-tablecloth restaurants which typically comes in high-rated types of restaurants. Casual Dining. The key difference between fine and casual dining is the atmosphere and ambience. Hello!

The Fine Art of Keeping Customers Coming Back for More

The Restaurant Times

Let’s discuss what measures can fine-dine restaurants in Singapore take for customer retention. A fine dining restaurant works differently from the rest of the restaurant formats in Singapore. Fast food restaurants and coffee shops have a statistically higher satisfaction rate than fine dining restaurants. A fine dining restaurant works differently than other restaurant formats.

Bay Area Fine Dining Kitchens Have an Anti-Blackness Problem. I See It Every Day.



Can a Fine Dining Restaurant Flourish During a Pandemic?


In Chicago, Curtis Duffy’s Ever, which debuted this week, hopes to lure diners in for a $285 tasting menu [link

Why a Bar Consultant is Your Restaurant’s Missing Link

Goliath Consulting

Gallo’s products range from fine wines down to jug wines and well spirit selections. E&J Gallo may receive upper tier wine by the glass placements in a fine dining restaurant for Orin Swift while securing house wine pours with Barefoot in a neighborhood grill. bar Consulting bar consulting bar programs fine dining restaurant consulting sports bar suppliers

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Surviving COVID-19: 7 Ways to Increase Gift Card Sales When Dine-In Options aren’t Available


With dine-in options no longer an option for your restaurant guests, it’s time to start increasing your gift card sales to stay afloat. They are joining the ranks of those pivoting to online, and usually provide fine dining and catering options.

Where to Stay, Dine & Be Seen During Super Bowl LIV Weekend in Miami


Gianni’s at The Former Versace Mansion : The acclaimed Mediterranean restaurant Gianni’s, provides guests an inspiring dining experience by Italian Chef Valter Mancini, in an unapologetically opulent setting.

A Guide to Effective Instagram Marketing For Restaurants

Social Hospitality

It’s fine to have the occasional pic of customers having fun in the restaurant, but keep it simple. . Customer Relations Dining Articles Marketing Restaurants Social MediaInstagram has come a long way since its inception in 2010. The image-based social network now has a revenue of approximately $6.84 billion, which, in 2019, included $20 billion in ad revenue. . The restaurant and food industry is one of the many to take advantage of the marketing opportunities Instagram offers.

Are You Dining Out Again?


The fears are even more pronounced in cities where indoor dining is permitted. Meanwhile, many notable industry voices, including my colleague Ryan Sutton, have said they don’t feel right dining out right now due to ethical concerns. Given the trajectory of cases in New York and the low likelihood of catching or spreading the disease when outside and interacting with other people wearing masks, I feel okay about dining outside at restaurants with proper protocols in place.

Chef Curtis Duffy’s New Menu Promises Ever More Fine Dining Refinement


Ever opens Tuesday in Chicago and the former Grace chef shares his thoughts on his tasting menu [link

The Top Restaurant Technologies to Improve Business

Social Hospitality

It’s a fine line, and one the right software can help you walk confidently and successfully. Dining Articles Restaurants TechnologyIt’s hard work to run a restaurant. It takes time, commitment, and the ability to deal with a number of challenges at the same time.

The Changing Guest Service In Casual Dining | Restaurant Recovery Series


Barron and McEnery explore the potential changes coming to the casual dining sector, and consider the manner in which guest service may evolve to meet those new needs. Do you expect most casual dining operators to be able to survive the slow reopening process? Casual and fine dining restaurants will likely be hit hard. Check out the Restaurant Recovery Resource to keep up to date on the latest innovations and ideas to help your business recover from the crisis.

The Relative Safety of Outdoor Dining


Outdoor dining in San Francisco | Patricia Chang. So I appreciate her new, thorough FAQ for New York magazine on COVID-19 risks, which touches upon outdoor and indoor dining. There’s been a lot of debate publicly, and also privately, in my friend groups and work Slacks, about whether dining out at all is dangerous or ethical and how to best support restaurants, industry workers, and (frankly) our own mental health. (I Not all outdoor dining is created equal.

There Might Be a Pandemic, But Chicago’s Newest Fine Dining Restaurant Is Still Shooting for Three Michelin Stars


Curtis Duffy hopes his latest restaurant, Ever, would feel at home on Star Trek’s U.S.S. Enterprise [link

Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for Restaurants

Social Hospitality

Don’t forget to add photos of the place, the food, and visitors who have had a good time dining with you. And, with your intuition guiding you through posts, promos, video-streaming and review responses, you should be just fine. Dining Articles Restaurants Social MediaToday’s restaurateurs are lucky — gone are the days of massive spending to advertise their offerings to draw in new customers.

Best Outdoor Dining in Midtown, NYC in 2020

Restaurant Clicks

New York City is open for outdoor dining, and some of the best Midtown restaurants are offering outdoor seating while the weather is warm. Whether you live in Midtown or you’re visiting the area, check out the best outdoor dining options in Midtown, Manhattan! .

This week in restaurant news: supporting protests, outdoor seating, fine dining chefs get creative


Restaurants With Closed Dining Rooms Win Clearance for Outdoor Seating – Restaurant Business. Local governments in cities including San Francisco and Chicago are allowing restaurants to seat guests outdoors while dining rooms are still closed, and similar legislation is expected to pass in New York City. NYC’s Laid-Off Fine Dining Chefs Find Glimmers of Hope With New Home Businesses – Eater New York.

Nickel and Dine: How to Stay in Control of Your Food Costs

Margin Edge

In fine dining restaurants, turning trimmings and other forms of food waste into new menu items in their own right is a hot trend. Creating recipes and setting your initial menu pricing is Restaurant 101. Managing what happens afterwards, when the rubber of your cost assumptions meets the road of real-world operations, is where it gets more complicated. The reality that most restaurateurs know is that food cost and food usage are variables — not constants.

Restaurant Runaways: How to Get Your Money

Modern Restaurant Management

There are just as many reasons why people dine and dash without thinking about the potential of getting a criminal record. Depending on which part of the country the offense is committed in, the perpetrator can be charged with petty theft or a felony and can potentially face jail time and a fine. For some people who dine and dash, it may not seem like an especially serious thing to do; especially if it's done for laughs or a dare.

Aimsir Restaurant – Jordan & Majken Bailey | Chew The Fat Series 3, Episode 3

Gastro Gays

Aimsir is a restaurant you will be hearing and reading a lot about over the coming months. But believe us, it’s justified. One of the most anticipated new openings in quite some time, and finally,… The post Aimsir Restaurant – Jordan & Majken Bailey | Chew The Fat Series 3, Episode 3 appeared first on GastroGays.

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Culinary Cues

Charlie Trotter, in many chefs’ minds, defined what fine dining would become in America. Create a Team Built to Win.

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The Revolt Inside of the Jean-Georges Empire


Within Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s sprawling fine-dining machine, the pandemic has amplified lingering frustrations [link


Culinary Cues

Restaurants survive and thrive on the “early and late majority” that represents over 60 percent of the dining population. I can vividly remember a chef position at a fine dining operation that I walked into and faced planning my first signature menu. I can remember the chatter about Gavin Kaysen when he was the chef at Café Boulud in New York when he featured his version of fried chicken on one of the more exclusive fine dining operations in the city.

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Culinary Cues

Having your chef walk through the dining room and connect with guests is a way to make customers feel special and provides an opportunity for them to ask serious questions about the menu. Think about how your concept – whether quick service, causal or high end dining, can incorporate a level of education in a restaurant concept. [] DON’T FORGET WHAT PEOPLE LIKE. There is so much to think about, so many decisions to make, and so much angst about what the future holds.

Maximize your Revenues with a Restaurant Reservation System

Restaurant Technology Guys

The old world method of recording phone reservations in a paper journal might still work for traditional fine dining establishments where the Maitre D’ knows all his regular customers by name.

Highlights of 2019


We explored the changing nature of hospitality as in Chef Ric Orlando's discovery of the unfortunate decline of highway dining in Straws are the tip of the iceberg and the threat of tariffs to our industry with Pushing Back on Tariffs. and A Fine Corned Beef in a Bit of a Brogue.

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Culinary Cues

We have predicted the demise of fine dining at least a dozen times in the past 25 years – is it really happening now? Americans are spending nearly 50% of their annual food budgets in restaurants and indications that this can continue to grow – is fine dining the right answer? If 3% or less of the restaurant industry is fine dining and this is the segment that receives the most attention – what about the other 97%?


Culinary Cues

If so, what it the plan for vendors and restaurants to work together in this regard? [] AT A CERTAIN POINT (before there is a vaccine) CUSTOMERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO RETURN TO RESTAURANT DINING ROOMS: Terrific! Oh, but what if customers don’t want to return to dining rooms?


Culinary Cues

Whatever your end goal might be: Executive Chef in a fine dining operation, Corporate Chef, Sous Chef, Restaurant Manager, Entrepreneur, Research Chef, or Consultant – where ever you hope to land in the future – put that goal in writing. CORPORATE DINING: The corporate “cafeteria” has long been replaced with food operations that provide fresh, well-prepared food that is exciting and packed with flavor and nutrition.

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10 Types Of Restaurants: The Complete Guide For Potential Owners


1) Fine Dining. Fine dining restaurants offer diners an upscale meal experience often comprising several courses (e.g., Fine dining establishments can operate as a franchise for broader appeal or as a single location to increase their sophisticated image. 2) Casual Dining. Casual dining types of restaurants usually share the following characteristics: Customers are served at their table.

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Tech Restaurant of the Future


This may have a trickle-down effect for the casual and fine dining sectors. When that occurs, casual and fine dining restaurants may seek out these technologies as well in the hopes of better consumer engagement.


Culinary Cues

Total system collapse in a kitchen is always a few steps away from fine-tuned orchestration. The host peeks her head in the kitchen and says: “the dining room just filled –hang on, here it comes!” By 7:30 most of the dining room is served and the 14 top entrees just went out. It’s 5:15, 120 degrees in front of the battery of ranges, and sweat is pouring down every cook’s back, dripping off their foreheads.

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Five Tips for the Best Customer Experience During COVID-19

Modern Restaurant Management

Businesses have been forced to pivot away from on-premises dining to offer on-line ordering and take-out services. Whether fine-dining or fast casual, great service now revolves around the customer experience you bring to every interaction.