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What’s Hot? A Culinary Forecast For 2018

What’s Hot? A Culinary Forecast For 2018

Hello My Fellow Restaurant Geeks, We are halfway through the year and lets take a look at the 2018 food trends predictions. Lets see how they are holding up. Follow the link: Shout out to National Restaurant Association for the video. Peace.  

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12 Secrets of Restaurant Health Inspectors

Have you ever found a Band-Aid lurking in your large pepperoni pizza? No? Thank restaurant health inspectors, public health officials who workfor city, state, and county health departments to enforce regional food safety guidelines and keep preparation kitchens free from practices that could lead to contamination or food-borne illness. To find out what it’s like to get a spontaneous look at commercial kitchens, Mental Floss quizzed three inspectors—also known as sanitarians or environmental health specialists—on their duties, from proper cockroach protocol to the simple trick they use to determine whether employees are washing their hands. Because practices can vary widely by region and...

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How important is a grade "A" restaurant?

How important is a grade "A" restaurant?

Restaurants have many challenges. What may go unnoticed is how hard employees work behind the scenes to keep everything clean and sanitary. I heard a story the other day about a particular famous restaurant that was temporarily shut down due to health violations. Restaurant owners and employees simply cannot ignore these issues, as it not only reflects negatively on their income, but also in reputation.    article here

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Are you keeping up with your industry? Three simple ways to ensure you are.

I can spend the rest of my life keeping up with my industry, but I’ll never be working! With all the information that’s being added to the internet on a daily basis, it can get very difficult to keep up. However, it is important to not ignore this growing industry as you will find yourself outdated. So let’s review simple ways to continue to be in the know: Visiting yearly industry trade shows. This is where companies put their best foot forward and show what they have been working on. Visiting trade shows and gathering all of the information and...

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Are your air fresheners doing harm to your guests?

As we are moving towards more green products, one thing to keep in mind is air fresheners. Many air fresheners contain nerve-deadening chemicals that coat your nasal passages and temporarily block your sense of smell. Some of the most offensive ingredients, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), benzene and formaldehyde, can cause headaches, nausea and may even aggravate asthma; in addition, these harmful ingredients have been linked to neurological damage and cancer. A preventative measure to ensure guest safety is to utilize air fresheners free of VOC’s. Thus, when dealing with your air freshener providers such as TC®, TimeMist®, Ecolab®, Hospeco®, Kimberly-Clark®,...

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