OUR DAILY BREATH: PROBLEMS WITH THE CENTRALIZED FOOD SYSTEM

Culinary Cues

It became obvious to some that putting all of our eggs in one basket was not a wise decision for our country, a decision that could lead to a breakdown of the food production/distribution system if conditions turned sour. To some (not enough) people – the answer was a return to a de-centralized system where end users found their food supplies from local and regional producers – where seasonality and use of indigenous ingredients to an area drove menus in the home and in the restaurant.

The Omnichannel Restaurant: Recognizing the Importance of a Multi-Channel Strategy to Drive Sales

Deliverect

Today, it is a successful operational model that is used by organizations across multiple industries, including the food and restaurant sector. Let’s define the advantages and building blocks of a multi-channel strategy for your food business. Today’s consumers want to order their food fast, wherever they are, whenever they feel like it. A few years ago, omnichannel was a concept that was applied almost exclusively to retail brands.

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WHY IS A PARTICULAR CHEF’S FOOD SO MUCH BETTER THAN ANOTHER’S?

Culinary Cues

There are times, possibly many times, when you question your own skill – whether in cooking or presenting food, or even with the operation of a kitchen. You have likely been on the receiving end of a plate of food that is just so damn good that it first gives you pause, then amazes you, makes you angry for a brief moment, and then finally makes you question whether or not you are really worthy of wearing a chef’s toque. When the food is right you know it immediately.

Future of Food Delivery

Goliath Consulting

The coronavirus crisis has challenged restaurants to rethink the way they deal with food delivery for good. Meanwhile, smaller restaurants had to turn to third-party delivery services like Doordash, UberEats, Grubhub to deliver food to their customers. So where is food delivery headed post-COVID-19? Other complaints have been unreliable delivery time and unsatisfactory food temperatures upon arrival (5). How will restaurants deliver after COVID-19?

How to Start a Food Truck Business

Restaurant Clicks

Owning any business is a complicated venture, but the food industry is particularly competitive. Food trucks are becoming an increasingly trendy way to sell food, and for good reason. Food trucks have become mini-restaurants with quality food and great service.

Food delivery management software 101

Deliverect

In the era of food delivery, offering online ordering, delivery and takeaway is a smart strategy to appeal to a vast audience of potential customers. When you start delivering meals, it’s crucial to invest in the right food delivery software, in order to keep things tidy and efficient.

Food Costing Tips for Delivery

Modern Restaurant Management

We are focusing here one essential piece: food costing. Notice we’re not saying food cost percentage. That means essentially ignoring the food cost percentage of delivery items. We’ll use screen shots of a user’s data from reciProfity, our food costing app. Regardless of your food costing tool, the steps are the same. Food cost is $2.69. Sells for $8.99 (nearly a 30 percent food cost percentage).

The Future of Food is Exciting - Food and Hospitality Trends of 2020

Future Food

Trends that will shape the future of your food and hospitality projects for 2020. However, food and service will always be at the heart of hospitality. Food 1. Home Meal Replacement food choices, primarily from supermarkets, will continue to be a major growth category.

Food delivery in the COVID-19 climate

Deliverect

With the closure of restaurant dine-in services to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, online food ordering has become a crucial business model overnight. Online food delivery has been skyrocketing in the past few years, so many restaurants already have a solid delivery model in place.

Food Inventory Control – Taking Inventory

Chef's Resources

Managing Restaurant & Hotel Food Inventory – (Part 1 of 4) One of the most important components of managing your food cost is managing your inventory process. The post Food Inventory Control – Taking Inventory appeared first on Chefs Resources.

AI Food Intelligence and Now Serving Democracy

Modern Restaurant Management

Tastewise, an AI-powered food intelligence solution, launched in the UK. With real-time data into consumer behavior data, the solution offers immediate, location-specific food and beverage insights into an industry that is changing faster than ever before.

COVID-19 Fuels Growth in Organic Food Options

Modern Restaurant Management

This has dramatically impacted the core of the food and restaurant industries, specifically healthy and organic food. Eating organic is by no means a new concept brought on by the pandemic, but the shift in mindsets has thrust this niche food sector into overdrive.

Waste Reduction for Better Food and Increased Sales

Modern Restaurant Management

Until recently, Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners was mainly a foodservice consulting company for schools and other large institutions, and we catered food to preschools on the side. This way, we eliminate spoiled food and over-production.

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Food Safety Never Takes a Holiday 

Modern Restaurant Management

With the season of food and Thanksgiving when holiday food is at the forefront, what are defined standards and procedures that restaurants should keep top-of-mind to set the expectations regarding food handling and preparation during the holiday rush? With an influx of customers at peak dining times and an increase in the volume of prep work, some employees may feel pressure to sacrifice food safety for speed.

The 5 Things Food Vendors Don't Want You to Know

Embrace the Suck

You have a major food distributor in your market that you are probably buying from. It could be Sysco, US Foods, Performance Food Group, Ben E. Keith, Shamrock Foods, Gordon FoodService or another regional brand.

Food & Beverage Strategy - Future Focused

Future Food

The Arcade Food Theatre in London. Food & Beverage Strategy - Future Focused Diversification of Food and Hospitality Destinations is the key to Success. In this two-part blog, I will share with you why change is good when it comes to food and hospitality planning and how new opportunities must be harnessed in order to think differently and to future-focus food and beverage strategies (F&B Strategy). Cover Images of The Arcade Food Theatre in London.

MRM Plant-Based: Good Food Scorecard and Healthier Hospital Food

Modern Restaurant Management

Good Food Restaurant Scorecard. Despite skyrocketing demand for plant-based food across the U.S., 42 of the country’s favorite fast food and restaurant chains still don’t offer a plant-based entrée, according to a report released today by The Good Food Institute (GFI).

Does getting into food delivery pay off?

Deliverect

But is food delivery worth the investment? Your regular costs are around 25% for staffing, 25% for rent/bills/marketing and about 25-30% for food, with total costs being about 75-80%. If you look at these costs, the only big variable that changes with delivery is food. Don’t forget to take some good food pics – it’s really important for attracting customers. You can focus on what you do best: making great food and creating a unique atmosphere for your customers.

How to make guests with food sensitivities feel welcome

Typsy

Instead, we’re addressing the reality of catering for a growing group of customers who have food sensitivities. 2020 has thrown a myriad of challenges at the restaurant industry. Now more than ever, making guests feel at home is important.

Food Delivery Ideas: How to Deliver Food While Maximizing Your Restaurant’s

7 Shifts

We’ll show you how to deliver food and offer takeout while maximizing profits. Are there any tips for food delivery and takeout inventory management? How do you market food delivery and takeout? Food delivery ideas: How to manage staff to boost off-site dining revenue It’s important to have a protocol in place for managing delivery and takeout orders. Base your food inventory orders on data rather than gut feelings. How do you market food delivery and takeout?

How to Transition Your Food Business to Delivery or Ecommerce

The Food Corridor

Two common themes are food businesses transitioning to online ordering for delivery or curbside pickup, and others turning to an ecommerce model. Transition to Food Delivery or Ecommerce. Sites like Kitsap Fresh and Fresh Food Revolution allow you to sell to local consumers online.

The 5 Biggest Food Delivery Risks

Wasserstrom

The food delivery trend has exploded over the last several years and it shows no signs of slowing down. But getting started with food delivery for your restaurant isn’t just as simple as taking orders […]. The post The 5 Biggest Food Delivery Risks appeared first on The Official Wasserstrom Blog. Restaurant Management Customer Data Customer Privacy Delivery Risks Food Delivery food safety Restaurant Delivery Risks

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‘Food Is Political. It’s a Part of Our DNA.’

EATER

Every industry — but especially the food industry — has been impacted by these upheavals. Could a better food system be on the horizon? She also touches on what, for some reason, continues to be a sensitive subject for some: Is food political?

Food Service Manager Career – Ultimate Guide

360Training

Pop culture likes to tell us that working in food service is a dead-end job. In a job market where most companies don’t even consider current employees forpromotion , the food service industry is one of the few places in America where you can start at the bottom and end up at the top. Below, we’ll take a close look at what Food Service Managers do, where they do it, how to become one, and just how far the job can take you if you’re ambitious.

10 Tips to Effectively Control Restaurant Food Costs

Lavu

A profitable restaurant typically has food costs between 28 and 35 percent , making food one of the biggest expenses. Here are 10 tips to help you effectively control restaurant food costs without sacrificing food quality. Recalculate Food Costs.

Serving Food in Specialty Coffee Shops

Perfect Daily Grind

Adding food to your menu could help here, but will require you to consider various factors including regional differences, and whether you’d like to produce your food in-house, or outsource it. . Exploring the relationship between specialty coffee shops and food is your first step to creating a menu that best suits your particular establishment. You may also like How to Create a Coffee Shop Food Menu That Minimises Waste. Look Out For Food Trends.

Food Delivery Safety & Your Restaurant

KaTom

Food Delivery Safety for Restaurants. Delivery may not be the right option for every business – curbside pick-up and carryout meals are also popular ways to get your food into customers’ homes – but it is one way to expand your audience and increase your potential earnings without having to add more seating. Not only is there significant cost associated with starting delivery, the quality of food can vary wildly between delivery and dine-in options.

Safety First: Hygiene & Food Preparation

Crunchtime

But they also need to be vigilant about the two sides of food safety: employee hygiene and food preparation. food operations managementIn the face of COVID-19, both restaurants and convenience stores have shifted their operations to support order and delivery services.

5 Ways Restaurants Can Ensure Safe Online Food Delivery During COVID-19

Bingage

While the government has given a clean chit to online food delivery partners to resume their operations, some misinformation regarding the safety of these services has made people consider it unsafe for health. Can corona spread through food ordered online.

In Uncertain Times, Food Liability Insurance Helps you Prepare for the Worst

The Food Corridor

For foodservice vendors, food truck operators, manufacturers, market traders, chefs, and caterers who use shared-kitchen facilities, there’s a constant nagging worry that something will go wrong. How has the FLIP Helped Food Vendors and Kitchen Owners?

Summer Food Festivals: Best Food Festivals In The US

Bottleneck Management

Why not try a food festival? We’ve compiled a list of some of the best summer food festivals in the country—take a look and see what food festivals are happening in your city! Uptown Food Truck Festival: June 23rd. This unconventional food fair finds its home in Minneapolis, right on Hennepin Avenue. 65 food trucks , local craft beer , and live music are all part of this free event. Learn more about the Uptown Food Truck Festival.

Five Food & Hospitality Trends for a Post-Lockdown World

Future Food

Five Food & Hospitality Trends for a Post-Lockdown World. Prior to the pandemic, many people predicted food trends such as a rising interest in meat alternatives, low or no-alcohol beverages and sustainability-driven purchasing behaviours amongst many others. The pandemic has been a catalyst for change in the food and hospitality industry. Related Future Food Blogs Cover Image: Social distancing seating rules (Image via Building.co.uk). Food & Hospitality Trends

Outdoor Dining is a way of life and a way forward for Food & Beverage

Future Food

Outdoor Dining is a way of life & a way forward for Food & Beverage. One of the key drivers behind the success of Outdoor Dining is that it positively affects your meal: Good (not necessarily great) food tastes terrific in a beautiful setting. Food & Hospitality Trends Design

How to Calculate Food Cost in 2020 (The Ultimate Guide)

The Eat Restaurant

Whether you're putting together a menu for your newly opened restaurant, trying to budget for weekly expenditures, or thinking about implementing menu engineering practices, calculating food cost is one of the most essential pieces of information you can possess as a restaurant owner/operator.

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Food Truck Technology to Invest In

Lavu

Food trucks are fueled by more than just diesel. Across the country, food truck operators are relying on the latest technology to streamline operations, manage wait times, inform customers, and so much more. Today, we list the must-have technologies for food trucks. They’re designed to distinguish your food truck from the competition while boosting efficiency. . Using a specialized Food Truck POS system is a no-brainer. Online Food Ordering.

Food delivery and customer interaction: how to stay connected with your restaurant guests

Deliverect

In order to run a viable restaurant business in the current climate, you should embrace online food ordering. And since the outbreak, 51% of consumers have downloaded at least one new app to purchase food. With the advantages of online food ordering systems listed above also comes an increased visibility for your restaurant, and a bigger check size (23% larger than in-store). Therefore, think about a personal intro text presenting your restaurant and food.

7 tips for setting up food delivery for your restaurant

Typsy

Restaurant-to-customer food delivery was already anticipated to explode in the early 2020s, and market research now forecasts global market growth of over $40 billion by 2023. Even before 2020, delivery service was looking like the way of the future when it comes to the restaurant business.

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How food and hospitality can flourish in the next normal

Future Food

How food and hospitality can flourish in the next normal Retail Relationships Rewarding Foodies. As we witness the gradual relaxing of restrictions placed on food operators state by state and an uncertain return to trading, one thing is certain – the Food & Hospitality will inevitably recover. However, the survey also highlights that many people are cautious about returning to cafés, restaurants and food courts. Cover Image via Good Food.

3 Ways Food Trucks Can Book More Catering Gigs

Lavu

It’s hard to find a gig that compares to being a food truck owner. Setting up a single location and drawing return crowds, while providing consistently great service and food—these are the basics for brick and mortar dining establishments. How Food Trucks Can Book More Events.

Is there too much food?

Future Food

Is there too much food? Food may be on every street corner, but that does not mean it is successful. The essence of the Hospitality industry is that it is not about the volume of food around, but the quality and consistency to drive sales and bring customers back time and time again. Growing demand for Food and Beverage is very much tied into the evolution of society. Developers and landlords have identified that Food = Sales = Rent. Food in Focus Hospitality

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