Dishwashers Rule

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If you’ve worked in a kitchen you know at least one simple truth: Dishwashers Rule. Washing the dishes is only a part of what they do to keep kitchens running smoothly. Need extra prep? Dishwasher. Need sauté pans? Dishwasher. Face […]

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A Talk with Erika Nakamura of Lindy & Grundy

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One of the attractive things about working in the food and drink industry is the opportunity to become your own boss. If you put in the hours, have the talent and the drive, you can realize the dream of opening […]

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Restaurant App Reviews: Cover, Resy and Partender

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Slowly but surely technology has crept into the restaurant industry. Registers became POS systems, the guest book became OpenTable, and the ledger moved to Quickbooks. But with the rise of consumer facing apps, restaurants are about to enter a whole […]

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Get the Most Out of Your Job Listing

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If you want to attract quality candidates, you need to write a quality job listing. As the economy is improving the competition for workers is heating up – especially in the food and drink industry. People are not just looking […]

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An Eye on Crowdfunding – June 26th

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We love a good idea, especially when food is involved. With that in mind we keep our ears to the ground for interesting crowdfunded projects and then share them with you. Do you have a new and innovative food industry […]

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The Eight Essential Traits

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I’ve always loved the number 8. I feel like it is a powerful number that no one recognizes its relation to ∞ on its end. These next eight traits are ones we as chefs and line cooks must adopt into […]

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The Bar Book – Elements of Cocktail Technique

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Bar guides come and go, but occasionally one comes along that proves itself among bartenders as a real compendium of their craft. One example is American Bar by Charles Schumann. More recently, everyone got a bit excited about the PDT […]

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An Eye on Kickstarter – June 12th, 2014

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We love a good idea, especially when food is involved. With that in mind we keep our ears to the ground for interesting Kickstarter projects and then share them with you. Do you have a new and innovative food industry […]

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The Importance of Chaos

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Recently, I sold my soul. Well, it was more of a rental agreement with an undisclosed expiration date. After months of living my lifestyle of constant evolution, I was feeling the financial grips squeezing – hence my need for a […]

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From the Door to the Floor at America’s Hottest Restaurants: Insider Interview Tips for Servers

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My college advisor, Dr. Carlton, would hate me for writing this. These tips contradict every piece of advice he ever gave me on how to succeed in an interview. To be fair, he probably never worked in restaurants. But many […]

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