2021

THE 2021 CHEF SKILL SET

Culinary Cues

It is always safe to say: “things change”. Change is an inevitable part of life and as we all know if we fail to recognize that and adapt – we can become obsolete.

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Working IN Your Restaurant Doesn’t Work

Embrace the Suck

Author’s Note: This is an excerpt from my new book title Your Restaurant Culture Sucks! Coming out in late February 2021. You’ve heard it said to you by every consultant out there.You need to work ON your restaurant and not IN your restaurant.

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Why Weighing is the Most Efficient and Accurate Bar Inventory Method

Sculpture Hospitality

Successful beverage inventory management results in a huge number of benefits for your bar. It helps your business to reduce drink shortages, limit waste, optimize reordering, avoid order mistakes, increase profits and much more. Industry & Technology

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Three Critical Restaurant Advertising Strategies for 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

2020 was difficult for everyone, and the restaurant industry wasn’t spared. With millions out of work and nearly 100,000 restaurants closing, the industry took a hard hit.

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Reader Survey 2021 Restaurateur Connection

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for restaurant professionals. 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.

Breaking the Silence on Sexual Harassment

Sante

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

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5 tactics for restaurant success in 2021

ChowNow

To say that 2020 changed the restaurant industry would be an understatement. More than 110,000 restaurants have closed permanently or long term, according to the National Restaurant Association.

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Controlling Restaurant Prime Cost by Empowering Store-Level Managers at All Your Locations

Restaurant365

Controlling your restaurant’s prime cost, made up of your cost of goods sold (CoGS) and labor costs, is critical to your profitability. Prime cost represents the two largest controllable costs for your restaurant – food and labor.

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Simple Restaurant Marketing Plan for 2021 [PDF Template]

7 Shifts

With a new year comes new challenges, and after the year for the industry that was 2020, we want to help set your restaurant up for success in 2021. As restaurants reopen and business starts to pick up again, it’s important you pick up your marketing plan, too.

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Do you think delivery and takeout isn’t right for your restaurant? Think again

Deliverect

2020 was a huge year for off-premise dining. Restaurants had to do whatever they could to survive. For some that meant stepping up their already hot delivery game using the latest tech.

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How to Build Your Nail Salon’s Menu

Indoor Media

When we say “Nail Salon Menu,” we’re talking about your salon’s list of services. Building a list is about providing information to your current and potential customers in a clear, accessible format so that they can make informed buying decisions.

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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.

THE KITCHEN MAGIC OF CHEF PHIL LEARNED

Culinary Cues

Our industry recently lost a giant of the professional kitchen. Chef Phil Learned stood tall in the kitchen of The Balsams Grand Resort in Dixville Notch, NH.

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The Perfect Recruiting Plan

Embrace the Suck

If you’re like the majority of restaurants and bars in your market, you’ve been struggling to find staff. Many operators are struggling to find any staff! Are they breathing? Can they form a coherent sentence? Hired!

5 Reasons Why You Can’t Track Restaurant Inventory on a Spreadsheet

Sculpture Hospitality

Did you know that one of the most common hidden expenses for restaurateurs is down to poor food and beverage inventory management processes? Yet, despite this, many restaurants are still struggling to implement successful inventory management processes. Industry & Technology

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Don’t Let COVID-19 Erode Customer Experience

Modern Restaurant Management

As COVID-19 continues to impact the country, it is obvious that few industries are exempt from the impact of the pandemic.

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Webinar Survey 2021 Restaurateur Connection

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 has been a challenging year for restaurant professionals. 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.

Restaurateur Connection 2020 MVP Winners

Sante

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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5 Ways to Promote Your Restaurant App to Customers

ChowNow

Now that you’ve invested in your own restaurant app for online ordering , your next question is likely, “How do I encourage my customers to use it?”. Incentivizing app downloads is important because it gives you a boost in visibility and customer loyalty.

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The Internet’s Most Incredible Collection of Food History Has Been Saved

EATER

Illustration by D’Ara Nazaryan.

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Controlling Restaurant Prime Cost by Empowering Store-Level Managers at All Your Locations

Restaurant365

Controlling your restaurant’s prime cost, made up of your cost of goods sold (CoGS) and labor costs, is critical to your profitability. Prime cost represents the two largest controllable costs for your restaurant – food and labor.

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How NYC Restaurants Can Thrive Through the Winter

7 Shifts

"Winter is coming".said said every restaurateur in existence. 2020 was a tough year, and you made a ton of sacrifices and difficult decisions already. But 2021 is the year to evolve your restaurant for whatever comes next.

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How to use QR code menus

Deliverect

With the rise of contactless ordering in the hospitality industry, the use of QR code menus has been on the rise. But we’ve increasingly found that QR code menus benefit businesses beyond minimizing contact – and so we think they’re here to stay for the long run.

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How to Build an Online Appointment Book For Your Salon

Indoor Media

Today, 35% of people prefer to book their appointments online. For people under 35, that number is even greater, with many refusing to book over the phone or in person.

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CULINARY SCHOOL – STICK YOUR TOE IN THE WATER BEFORE BUYING A BOAT

Culinary Cues

There are a handful of very significant decisions that we make in life – decisions that involve tremendous commitments of time, effort, focus, and yes – money.

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Get Ready for the Post-COVID Economy Now!

Embrace the Suck

The bad news : Here we are, waiting for the world to end. I know I wrote a post a little while back saying that there would be a restaurant apocalypse in 2020. I did not see this curveball coming. The good news : The world is not going to end!

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6 Restaurant Inventory Management Best Practices You Need to Know

Sculpture Hospitality

It may be repetitive and time-consuming, but restaurant inventory management really is one of the most important aspects of your job as a restaurateur. Bar Management Kitchen Management

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Staying In Is Here to Stay. What Does that Mean for Restaurant Loyalty Programs? 

Modern Restaurant Management

Undoubtedly, one of the most affected industries as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic was the restaurant industry.

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

Sante

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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Clients Rank ChowNow Among the Best Delivery and Takeout Providers

ChowNow

From our first online order to our one hundred millionth , here at ChowNow, we’ve always been proud of what we help our clients achieve. Some restaurants have made millions on our platform. Others have increased ticket sizes by 30% or doubled order frequency.

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The Great Birria Boom

EATER

Birria at El Garage in Richmond California | Patricia Chang/Eater SF.

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Flexible Covered Period and Expanded Allowable Expenses Makes Newest Round of PPP Funds More Advantageous for Restaurant Businesses

Restaurant365

At long last, Congress agreed on a new $900 billion stimulus package and the president signed it into law last week.

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How Restaurants are Evolving Labor with Third-Party Delivery in 2021

7 Shifts

The restaurant industry will look back on 2020 as the spark that changed how it does business. The COVID-19 pandemic left dining rooms empty and accelerated the industry’s shift to third-party delivery services as a major revenue driver.

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??5 Super Tasty Ways to Enjoy Bodega Norton You’ll Love

A Wine Story

Bodega Norton Malbec. Bodega Norton Malbec is one of the iconic wines of the Mendoza (Argentina) region. Forbes.com covered this dynamic winery recently. One key reason is that Bodega Norton is the oldest “modern” winery in Mendoza.

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4 Reasons Why Coupon Advertising Works

Indoor Media

If you’re wary of coupon advertising — don’t be. Coupon advertising is one of the easiest ways to get new customers in the door and promote brand familiarity. Whether you’re a new business in your area or just trying to excite your regulars all over again, coupons can be a great way to reach out.

THE EINSTEIN MOMENT FOR RESTAURANTS

Culinary Cues

I have been thinking quite a bit lately about a comment made by Chef Jeremiah Tower during our recent podcast conversation. He stated: “The restaurant industry needs an Einstein Moment.”

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Excuse Me, Have You Seen My Core Values Running Down the Street?

Embrace the Suck

What’s going on with you? Seriously—why haven’t you started taking action on your big goals for this year yet? Still, waiting for a couple of key elements to fall into place? The position of the moon not favorable for this grand venture?

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