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We also know that the health and safety regulations for restaurants will change significantly as we make every attempt to keep the public and our staff safe and at ease. It would surprise me if there were not an effort on the part of the Public Health Service and state Departments of Health to require, or at least strongly urge, restaurants to discard all cardboard packaging and thoroughly wash and sanitize received food products before they enter the production kitchen of restaurants.

From Ghost Kitchens to Living Kitchens: A New Vision for Food Service’s Next Great Space

Modern Restaurant Management

Ghost kitchens, you’ve got spirit, but not much soul. Dark kitchens or virtual kitchens––real places staffed with non-ectoplasmic people—bring efficiencies to running a restaurant by providing off-site commissary services for delivery orders.


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Culinary Cues

As cooks start to, or at least hope to, begin settling into kitchen life again, it seems appropriate to reiterate those standard rules of thumb that everyone must abide by. Yet, in the kitchen there are things that need to be done a certain way to avoid chaos and to respect each other’s role in getting the job done. Your principles, and those of the cooks who proudly wear the uniform of the kitchen, are your stakes in the ground.

5 Safety Tips for Restaurant Kitchen

Restaurant Smart

The kitchen restaurant is where most of the work happens. Here are five safety tips for your restaurant kitchen as summarized by us at… Read more. The post 5 Safety Tips for Restaurant Kitchen appeared first on Restaurant Smart Blog.

Food Safety Is Everyone’s Problem


It doesn’t matter whether you work in the front or the back of the house; food safety is everyone’s problem. Most food safety problems can be eliminated by doing the job properly. . Cleaning as you go increases food safety, reduces accidents, and speeds up work, but it also helps make your spring cleaning efforts easier, since there won’t be as much buildup of grime. . Again, food safety is everyone’s problem. Don’t put the burden of safety on a few shoulders.

From Bricks to Clicks – What to Think About When Building a Ghost Kitchen

The Food Corridor

A FOOD CORRIDOR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH NICK AVEDESIAN, FORMER DOORDASH GHOST KITCHEN DEVELOPER & OPERATOR. . The exciting trend of ghost kitchens is getting a lot of attention. But there’s a darker side to dark kitchens. . What to Consider When Building a Ghost Kitchen.

This week in restaurant news: off-premise hospitality, ghost kitchens, restaurant safety awards


Rise of the Ghost Kitchens: How Virtual Restaurants Are Reshaping L.A.’s Emerging ghost kitchens may prepare food for dozens of delivery-only brands simultaneously, all out of the same space, reporter Garrett Snyder writes – think fish and chips alongside quinoa salads and spicy wings.

Automated Dark Kitchens


In this episode of The Barron Report, host Paul Barron sits down with Ofer Zinger, the co-founder of Kitchen Robotics. Barron and Zinger explore the technology behind automated ghost kitchens.

How to Improve Food Safety Culture


The best way to encourage safe food handling in your restaurant is to create a culture that prioritizes food safety. What is Food Safety Culture? ‘Food safety culture’ describes when everyone in the company values food safety more than profits and sales. Developing a food safety culture takes time, as well as an investment of money and resources into additional personnel, protective equipment, and safety plans. Form a Food Safety Committee.

COVID-19 and the Shared-Use Kitchen Sector: How are Kitchens Faring?

The Food Corridor

The shared-use kitchen sector provides commercially licensed kitchen space to food businesses looking to prepare, store, and distribute food products. How has COVID-19 Impacted Demand for Kitchen Space? The post COVID-19 and the Shared-Use Kitchen Sector: How are Kitchens Faring?

How to Set Up and Run a Ghost Kitchen for Your Restaurant Business


Increased demand for food delivery had already boosted the growth of ghost kitchens, and the COVID-19 pandemic has escalated both the popularity and profitability of the model. What is a ghost kitchen? Companies such as Cloud Kitchens and Kitchen United offer kitchen space for rent.

Planning to start a Cloud kitchen? Here’s all you need to know before.


With the crucial expected changes in the consumer eating habits after Coronavirus , Restaurants are whirling to online deliveries, dark kitchens or ghost restaurants or Cloud kitchens business are increasingly becoming more relevant to survive in the F&B industry. Over the next few years, delivery-only restaurants are being seen as a crucial part of the business in the restaurant industry, as per a report, the predicted market size of cloud kitchens is to reach $1.05

List of Licences Required to Open a Cloud Kitchen in India


Are you planning to start a cloud kitchen in India ? however starting a new business is not a piece of cake for everyone, you must have a clear mindset on the concept of the cloud kitchen business model. Along with the selection of the right location for cloud kitchen, marketing, budgeting, and all, you’ll need to invest an amount of time in gathering legal licenses required to start a cloud kitchen in India. Declaration Of Food Safety Management Plan 6.

Starting A Ghost Kitchen? This Is Why You Need A Shared Kitchen Space

The Restaurant Times

In the ghost kitchen business, having a well-equipped kitchen space is of the utmost importance. The cloud kitchen model has grown by leaps and bounds with constant improvisations and technological innovations, strengthening the functionalities of the business. As the trend of delivery-only restaurants continues to pick up, restaurateurs can now avail the benefits of a new concept of operations-Kitchen as a Service (KaaS). The post Starting A Ghost Kitchen?

7 Kitchen Management Tips to Guarantee Back of House Serenity

7 Shifts

Anyone who’s worked (or even stepped foot) in a restaurant knows how important effective kitchen management is. Simply put, if things aren’t running well in the kitchen, restaurant staff and diners alike often suffer. What’s more, restaurant kitchens often call up images of long hours, punishing work conditions, and a hostile work culture. this atmosphere has long been considered a given, and even a rite of passage, for any kitchen job.

The Ultimate Guide To The Cloud Kitchen Business

The Restaurant Times

Cloud kitchens are delivery-only restaurants with no storefront or dine-in facility. A cloud kitchen business primarily accepts orders online from third-party online food aggregators and its own online ordering enabled website. It can also accept orders over the phone from a central call center, wherein the orders are routed to the nearest cloud kitchen outlet. . Understanding the Cloud Kitchen Business . The Promising Future of Cloud Kitchens . Cloud Kitchen


Culinary Cues

The labor-intensive environments that have been typical in kitchens are nearly impossible to maintain. As important as sanitation and food safety is already, look for this to become the most important signature of a chef’s repertoire. It is always safe to say: “things change”.

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New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make for Your Kitchen in 2020


What better time to turn over a new leaf and turn your kitchen into the best thing since sliced bread ? The post-holiday lull is the best time to take a break from the chaos and give your kitchen a thorough cleaning. Approach your kitchen strategically. Have a detailed checklist of what you plan to clean that day, and focus on areas of the kitchen that you’ve been ignoring for most of the year. I’m referring to topics like: Food safety best practices.

The Relative Safety of Outdoor Dining


In my outings, I’ve also been pleasantly surprised at how good many places are at following safety protocols, and at how many restaurants have pivoted to counter-service models, where the patron orders at a counter and food is brought to the table, cutting out the interaction with waitstaff.

Ghost Kitchens in 2020: What Restauranteurs Should Know

Focus POS

Even before the pandemic, ghost kitchens had been all the buzz in the hospitality industry. . What is a ghost kitchen? . A ghost kitchen is a kitchen that operates in a space without a dining area. Ghost kitchens were on the rise before COVID-19.

Decrease Restaurant Startup Costs by Digitizing Your Kitchen


You want to make sure you have high-quality staff preparing the food in your restaurant kitchen and serving customers. Let your restaurant kitchen do the cooking for you. Why should your restaurant kitchen stop operating just because you or your chef aren’t there? If you haven’t set up a full wireless restaurant kitchen yet, don’t worry. Started by MIT graduates, it’s the world’s first restaurant featuring a robotic kitchen that cooks complex meals. Food safety.

Why it is Critical for Restaurants to Implement the Right Restaurant Food Safety System   

The Restaurant Times

With the outbreak of COVID-19, consumers have become more aware of the importance of health, hygiene, and food safety which will play a huge role in how restaurants operate in the new normal. Tips on How To Implement the Right Restaurant Food Safety System . Food Safety Training .


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For the first time since washing that first dish while in high school, Alex saw the kitchen as a likely career – one that might even lead to the chef’s position at some point. You need to learn the cold side of the kitchen as well. Sweat was creeping down Alex’s back.

10 Essential Kitchen Equipment For Your Cloud Kitchen And How To Choose Them

The Restaurant Times

Having the right restaurant equipment is essential for the long term success of your cloud kitchen business. Choosing The Right Equipment For Cloud Kitchens. Cloud kitchens, also known as dark kitchens, virtual restaurants, ghost kitchens, and delivery-only restaurants, operate entirely from the backend. While this model saves substantial front-end costs but significant investment goes into equipping the right types of kitchen equipment.

First Robotic Mobile Restaurant and DoorDash’s Commissary Kitchen

Modern Restaurant Management

The robotic kitchen runs on batteries instead of a diesel generator. Cleanliness – The robotic kitchen is NSF 169 certified, which is the equivalent to best in class sanitation, to ensure customers know that their blend is created in the cleanest, safest, and most sanitary environment possible. Door Dash Shared Kitchen. ?DoorDash? is launching a shared commissary kitchen with multiple restaurants under one roof.

Why are Security and Access so Important for Your Shared Kitchen Facility?

The Food Corridor

Shared kitchens are the perfect melting pots for collaboration and offer a host of shared benefits to their members. You should already have an Operations Manual in place, which details your security arrangements to protect your tenants’ belongings and ensure their safety. But what are the other key considerations in keeping your shared kitchen facility safe and secure? A secure facility is also essential from a food safety perspective.

The Kitchens Are Still Open: Eateries Reinvented

Modern Restaurant Management

A substantial list of restaurants across the UK have showed solidarity during this time by offering discounted meals to the NHS, council, and emergency services staff, who are all contributing to the safety or the nation during the coronavirus pandemic. The spot says, “While the doors may be closed, the kitchens are open for delivery” and it’s encouraging people to support their local restaurants, even from their homes.

The Ultimate Food Safety Dictionary


Most people have a basic understanding of what food safety means (and what rules to follow), but if you work in the foodservice business you need more than a simple layman’s understanding. . You need to know everything there is to know about food safety, from how to store food to who is responsible to who to call for help. . Food Safety Dictionary of Terminologies. Blast Chiller – A refrigerator used in commercial kitchens. Restaurant Solutions Food Safety

6 Marketing Ideas Every Cloud Kitchen Business Owner Should Know About to Increase Sales

The Restaurant Times

Cloud kitchen has become one of the fastest-growing segments in the foodservice industry today. According to research, the global cloud kitchen market is expected to reach USD 2.63 Cloud Kitchen Marketing Tips to Grow Your Online Sales. Cloud Kitchen

Ghost Kitchen Masterminds Behind R2 Provisions, Part 2

Hot Schedules

Ghost Kitchen Masterminds Behind R2 Provisions, Part 2. Chef and new ghost kitchen owner, Rosana Rivera, shares how she’s adjusting restaurant operations amidst a global pandemic. W e continue with part 2 of 2 of the Ghost Kitchen Masterminds interview with Chef Rosana Rivera of R2 Provisions where she shared how operations changed during the COVID pandemic, about her ghost kitchen’s growth, and what to expect when restaurants are ready to open their doors. .

8 Food Safety Regulations for Restaurants

Restaurant Smart

With more restaurants going back to their usual routine, it is still important not to be complacent when it comes to food safety. The post 8 Food Safety Regulations for Restaurants appeared first on Restaurant Smart Blog. Food Kitchen food safety regulation food safety suggestions food safety tips food tips health guidelines restaurant health guidelines Restaurant Smart restaurant supply store

Keeping Employees and Customers Safe Requires a Different Training Approach

Modern Restaurant Management

Everyone agrees that with COVID-19, the public has a heightened safety awareness. The public is watching operators very closely to see if they are doing all the things to make safety your #1 priority. Safety is Priority #1. During COVID and post COVID shutdown, there’s a whole new dynamic- safety. For example, will menus need to be re-designed to accommodate for safe distancing stations in the kitchen?

MRM Franchise Feed: Kitchen of the Future, Restaurant Sherpas and Dunkin’ Hirin’

Modern Restaurant Management

Dunkin’ is beginning a new partnership with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) to offer an online college education to franchise employees, launching its first-ever national advertisement campaign aimed at recruitment, and Dunkin’ restaurants continue to implement strict safety standards focused on the in-store environment for both restaurant employees and guests. The safety of Dunkin’ franchisees, their restaurant employees, and guests remains a top priority.

Open for Business: Expert Recommendations For Restaurant Safety In The COVID-19 Era.

The Restaurant Times

Along with offering quality in food and service, safety and hygiene will be of paramount importance. Right from the kitchen to the front-of-house operations, restaurant operators must strictly follow the guidelines set by the government and institute safety practices to ensure a safe and hygienic dining environment for their customers. . Reopening In The Covid World: Restaurant Safety Practices To Follow. Some of the safety measures that restaurateurs can adopt are; .

Setting Up Your Cloud Kitchen? These Are The Operational Processes To Follow

The Restaurant Times

Cloud Kitchens, also known as dark kitchens, ghost kitchens, virtual restaurants, and delivery-only restaurants, run entirely on the strength of their back-of-house operations. As the kitchen infrastructure is the backbone of every cloud kitchen restaurant, it should be well managed and organized. The Operational Processes Involved In Setting Up A Cloud Kitchen Business. According to a study, the global Cloud Kitchen market is expected to reach USD 2.63

Boost the Efficiency and Layout of your Fast-Food Restaurant Kitchen by Choosing the Right Equipment

The Restaurant Times

Here is a list of fast-food restaurant kitchen equipment that is needed for your business. . Before finalizing the right kind of ovens for your restaurant, determine the dishes, oven size, and the overall layout of your kitchen. Kitchen Display System (KDS).

Fryer Safety Checklist

The Back Burner

What follows is a list of things to consider (please see our disclaimer at the end) if your commercial kitchen prepares deep-fried food. When it comes to preventing fryer burns, the right footwear is quite possibly the most important safety precaution. Personal Safety Equipment. Kitchen Layout and Storage. Lay out kitchen without tight or blind corners to avoid collisions; provide enough work space to avoid collisions near fryer.

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Comparing motor racing and kitchen productivity: 1981 vs 2019

Ken Burgin

I’m wondering how this compares to kitchen and restaurant productivity? Safety should not be compromised, given that everything is calibrated and practised many times. Worth discussing with your team how this could apply to a busy bar or kitchen – what new equipment is needed to match the speed of modern motor racing? Share your thoughts in the comments… Kitchen Management Smart Operators

What You Need to Know About Using Commissary Kitchens

Xtra Chef

For food producers with limited resources, it can seem impossible to find a kitchen to rent that doesn’t completely destroy your limited margins. With the explosion of food delivery services and the popularity of food trucks, pop-up restaurants, and casual dining in general , more and more food industry entrepreneurs are turning to shared-use kitchens. What is a Commissary Kitchen? Who Uses Commissary Kitchens? What to Consider When Using a Commissary Kitchen.

What You Should Not Be Delivering: 5 Common Delivery Mistakes to Avoid

Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting

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5 Key Profitable Strategies for Cloud Kitchen Businesses in the UAE

The Restaurant Times

Cloud kitchens, also known as ghost kitchens, virtual restaurants, dark kitchens, or delivery-only restaurants, have become more prevalent in the current restaurant scenario. Top Profitable Lessons to Learn From Cloud Kitchen Business Model in the UAE.

What’s Next for Shared Kitchens? Getting Ready for the New Normal

The Food Corridor

It’s not easy to make these predictions, especially without a working crystal ball, but we can point to similar disruptions like the decimation of the airline industry post-9/11 and the economic downturn after the 2008 financial crisis to get an idea of what, systematically, a post-Covid-19 world might look like and what the impact might be for shared commercial kitchens. How does this impact the food industry and specifically shared kitchens? .

Enough Yelling and Screaming: Restaurants Need Kindness in the Kitchen

Xtra Chef

Eventually, I’d become an executive chef, running kitchens at some of the busiest restaurants in New York, Philadelphia, and the Bahamas. It’s time to bring kindness to the kitchen. Gallup recently found that engaged teams have up to 59% less turnover, 10% higher customer ratings, 21% greater profitability, 17% higher productivity, 70% fewer safety incidents and 41% less absenteeism. Working in a kitchen is incredibly demanding. My kitchens are the opposite.