OUR DAILY BREATH: POST COVID KITCHENS – GET READY

Culinary Cues

Hand washing will become an even more critical standard in restaurants. [] REQUIRED OUTSIDE LAUNDERING OF UNIFORMS. Restaurants will get the green light at some point.

IT’S ONLY MY POINT OF VIEW

Culinary Cues

Take pride in the chef’s uniform. The uniform represents a proud history of exceptionally committed professionals who made it possible for the restaurant industry to be such an important part of people’s lives. When you wear that uniform you are paying respect to them.

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THE LINE COOK’S NEW KITCHEN RULES SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE

Culinary Cues

Your principles, and those of the cooks who proudly wear the uniform of the kitchen, are your stakes in the ground. When the cook looks sharp (clean, pressed uniform, neat grooming, clean shoes, etc.)

A RETURN TO KITCHEN WORK ETHIC

Culinary Cues

START DEPENDABLE – STAY DEPENDABLE: Once you are employed make sure that you are at work, ready to go, full of energy, smile on your face, uniform in order, and 15 minutes early.

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OUR DAILY BREATH: OPENING RESTAURANTS ? WHERE?S THE PLAN, STAN?

Culinary Cues

Why is there no universal strategy that helps restaurants collectively walk through the process of re-opening with confidence and uniformity? Let’s assume, for a moment, that we actually are all in this together.

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How are your managers developing their staff?

Core Hospitality

It may be learning another section, or righting a wrong that they have done on shift ie) Uniform standards. Set a Goal. When coaching hospitality staff, service or kitchen, you should always set a goal for them. Either way you need to keep three things in mind.

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CHEFS – IS IT WORTH IT?

Culinary Cues

Yet tomorrow morning you will wake well before sunrise, put on that starched, white uniform, walk through those kitchen doors and face the challenges of a chef once again.

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WHEN COOKING BECOMES MORE THAN A JOB

Culinary Cues

Here are some indicators: YOU KNOW YOU HAVE MOVED BEYOND A PAYCHECK WHEN: You are proud of the uniform that you wear. Typically, it starts off that way – old enough to work, they’re hiring, no experience required – it’s a job.

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CHEFS: BUILD A TEAM – KEEP A TEAM

Culinary Cues

Pride in the restaurant, pride in the uniform that cooks wear, pride in a clean kitchen, pride in the quality of food produced, pride in the level of service offered, and pride in the financial success of the business will go a long way toward building that culture of retention.

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CHEFS- WE ARE ALL THE SAME, YET ALL SO DIFFERENT

Culinary Cues

When I see a cook in a clean uniform taking a quick break from his or her work – I feel his or her condition and appreciate whom they are. I have been privileged to work in kitchens all my life as a prep cook, line cook, and chef.

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OUR DAILY BREATH: TAKING THE KITCHEN OUT OF THE COOK IS PROBLEMATIC

Culinary Cues

There are no longer any prep sheets, the requisite uniform is no longer required, no need for those knives to be sharp, no impending doom if his or her mise is not in order, no tickets ringing off the printer, no unison chants of “yes chef”, no plates to artistically assemble, and no delicious food to see, smell, and taste. We have all heard the phrase: “You can take the cook out of the kitchen, but you can’t take the kitchen out of the cook.”

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WHAT RESTAURANT OWNERS GET WRONG

Culinary Cues

It is OK to say: “I’m sorry but we have already donated all that we can for this year – please feel free to contact us earlier next year.”. [] NOT FOLLOWING THE UNIFORM SYSTEM OF RESTAURANT ACCOUNTING. I have the privilege of working with many different restaurants and food businesses.

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A BAROMETER OF CHANGE FOR AMERICAN COOKS & DINERS

Culinary Cues

Order new uniforms with the brand name front and center, print a bunch of T-shirts to give away or sell during those initial re-opening days: “RESTAURANT SO AND SO IS BACK”, “WE SURVIVED FOR YOU”, “THANKS FOR WAITING”, “BE PART OF OUR EXPERIENCE”, etc. [] FOCUS ON THE REWARD.

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CHEFS ARE ALL IN AND ALL OUT

Culinary Cues

He always gave the job his all, spent time studying and practicing the techniques that gave him confidence, following the lead of the executive chef, and wearing his uniform with pride.

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Join Eater to Hear Restaurateurs Share Their Views on Reopening, from the Ground

EATER

where the impact of — and reaction to — the novel coronavirus has been anything but uniform? Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images. Join Eater’s Meghan McCarron for a discussion with chef/owners Deborah VanTrece, Carlos Salgado, and Reyna Duong on what reopening in three distinct cities across the U.S.

To Protest and (Refuse to) Serve

EATER

After entering a local Starbucks in uniform and hanging around with their drinks, a barista came over and asked them to move or leave, saying their uniformed presence was making another customer uncomfortable. Smith Collection/Gado /Contributor.

CHEF’S: CONDITION YOUR TEAM AND CHANNEL THEIR ENERGY

Culinary Cues

It is important to their outlook on life. [] PROFESSIONALISM: Grooming, uniform, respect for others, dependability, work ethic, honesty, cost consciousness, and respect for the ingredients that cooks work with – the best cooks approach their craft as consummate professionals.

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HERDING CATS – THE MAKEUP OF A KITCHEN LINE

Culinary Cues

Usually, a recent graduate or a current school intern with starched white uniforms, polished shoes, and perfectly sharpened knives. Chemistry is by far, the most important ingredient in building a successful kitchen team.

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3 Creative Recipes for Marketing Success

Open for Business

General manager Nicholas DeLuca shares that the bar staff currently receives a discount at the store for purchasing uniforms, and in return Alexander’s hosts their annual holiday party.

When to Send Restaurant Workers Home Sick

360Training

Employers should also provide multiple uniforms for employees, so they’re able to wear a clean uniform daily. This uniform should include hair coverings and closed-toe shoes, not only to protect the food and restaurant customers but also to protect the employee.

Two Independent Restaurateurs Share Reopening Lessons Learned

Hot Schedules

Designate a single employee per shift—ideally with a clearly identifiable uniform or badge for customers to recognize—to oversee safety and sanitation measures.”. Reopening Lessons from Two Independent Restaurateurs.

Short video honours the hard work of Kitchen Hands…

Ken Burgin

We say we ‘couldn’t live without them’, but they’re rarely given a proper uniform or a bearable, efficient work space.

Trash or Treasure? Used Cooking Oil’s Golden Allure Isn’t Just About its Color

Modern Restaurant Management

Know the official uniform and vehicles for your service provider – if you don’t recognize the truck or uniforms of the crew pumping the grease from your tank, assume they are thieves and call the police.

How to Show the Sparkling Cleanliness of Your Business to Reassure Anxious Customers

Ken Burgin

Spotlessly clean uniforms – how are those aprons and chef jackets looking? News about the spread of Coronavirus is not good, and people are starting to panic – we need to stand as islands of calm and true hospitality, while taking important precautions.

Business Budget 101: How To Budget For Your Small Business

Sling

If you reach the point where you have to decide between paying the rent and buying new uniforms for your team, rent always comes first — unless everyone ruins their uniform at the same time.

Five Food & Hospitality Trends for a Post-Lockdown World

Future Food

Owners & staff must ensure that the physical presentation of their stores & venues, uniforms and personal appearance are maintained at optimum levels throughout all periods of the day to issue the vote of confidence that customers need to walk in through the front door and spend.

Marketing Your Restaurant to the Community Gives You an Advantage

FreshCheq

These teams are constantly looking for ways to attend out of town tournaments or purchase new uniforms and or equipment. Are you looking to engage members of your community? What about increasing your brand exposure?

Personal Hygiene Rules for Food Handlers

360Training

When you show up for your shift, wear clean clothing, not the same uniform from the day before. If your uniform or clothing gets heavily soiled or is in contact with raw meat , your employer should provide you with a replacement uniform. If you work in the restaurant industry, personal hygiene isn’t just a choice, it’s a must. The hazards that cause foodborne illnesses and food poisoning lurk around every corner.

5 Sure-Fire Suggestions - Foodservice at its Finest

iSant

Looking beyond food, having an inviting entrance, well appointed and maintained interiors, expertly written and designed menus, interesting serving pieces, and even distinctive staff uniforms can transform the generic into the sublime. Burger.jpg. Author(s): Jeffrey Spear.

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Welcoming Customers Back: How to Resell the Dine-in Experience as Restaurants Reopen

Modern Restaurant Management

Think of it as a uniform change for your staff. Now that states are beginning to loosen their lockdown restrictions and reopen small businesses like restaurants, it’s fair to wonder how drastically the dine-in experience will have to change to accommodate the new safety requirements.

How Restaurants Can Better Prepare to Prevent Foodborne Illness in the Wake of COVID-19

Modern Restaurant Management

An example of this would be that employees can wear pins on their uniforms reading “My Hands Are Clean” or stickers on the storefront let guests know as they enter that the restaurant is using technical tools to guarantee proper handwashing.

What to Wear So Your Joints Don't Hurt

iSant

Plus, many restaurant jobs have role-specific uniforms that convey an important message of professionalism to customers. 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.

3 Creative Recipes for Marketing Success

Open for Business

General manager Nicholas DeLuca shares that the bar staff currently receives a discount at the store for purchasing uniforms, and in return Alexander’s hosts their annual holiday party.

3 Creative Recipes for Marketing Success

Open for Business

General manager Nicholas DeLuca shares that the bar staff currently receives a discount at the store for purchasing uniforms, and in return Alexander’s hosts their annual holiday party.

How Restaurants Can Plan For The Next Hospitality Crisis

Modern Restaurant Management

If your company doesn’t speak with a uniform voice, the message could easily become misconstrued and you may end up spending more time doing damage control. The hospitality industry, in general, and restaurants in particular, face many different types of risk.

Are you Missing Out?

Goliath Consulting

According to an Online Ordering Platform company, Orders2me, one advantage of updating your POS so that it covers online services is that it handles the problem of chain restaurants having issues with poorly integrated and non-uniform POS systems across restaurants. 4 Things to Consider Before Adding Delivery to Your Restaurant. Food delivery is projected to grow 12% per year over the next 3 years 1.

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Topics to Cover in a Restaurant Employee Handbook

Lavu

Uniform—specify if a uniform is provided or if there are specific garments and colors employees must wear. . A well-developed employee handbook is the foundation for streamlined operations at any restaurant.

Restaurant Industry Shows True Colors through Serving Communities during Pandemic

Black Box Intelligence

Pollo Campero announced that anyone in uniform will get a free meal, to support health workers, law enforcement and first responders. It is difficult to think of anything other than the Coronavirus and the devastating effects it has already had on the restaurant industry.

How to Prepare Your Café For The Festive Season

Perfect Daily Grind

Consider implementing a seasonal dress code or uniform for your staff. This can take the form of different versions of an existing uniform, or having them wear accessories associated with non-denominational Christmas characters such as reindeer, Santa Claus, or elves.

How Can a Food Handler Identify Pathogens?

360Training

If uniforms are required, you should wash yours before each shift or request multiple uniforms to cut back on laundry. Foodborne illness is something all food handlers and food consumers should be concerned about.

Teriyaki Madness Implements Technology to Combat Coronavirus Crisis Fallouts

Modern Restaurant Management

In addition, we’ve rolled out a series of promotions to help those who may be struggling during this time, including a Healthcare Worker Discount, which includes $5 bowls at participating locations for any healthcare employees in uniform or with a valid hospital/clinic badge.

Yum Brands, Parent Company of Taco Bell, Is Suing Grubhub

EATER

Officers in Kansas City were also allegedly told they were not welcome in a restaurant because of their uniforms.

Employee Engagement Best Practices for Restaurants

7 Shifts

A simple way to give your employees external recognition is to give them stickers, pins, or badges that they can wear on their uniforms or name tags after milestones in employment. What is the key to success in the restaurant industry?