Content Rules Everything Around Me

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For many chefs, running a social media campaign feels like too much work for too little return. With everything else that needs to get done in a day they’re supposed to tweet about it too? While it does seem like […]

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What Motivates Us?

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This question has lingered between my ears for a long time. I fell into this industry at 15 due to the comfort I found within kitchens during that stereotypically awkward adolescent age. I needed a summer job. So I thought, […]

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The Future of Fried Chicken

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Just driving around Portland, Oregon, I couldn’t help but notice how many new restaurants served fried chicken. This is clearly a “thing” all of the sudden. Is this a flash in the pan or a long-term trend? I decided to […]

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Best Dishwasher 2014

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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. Inspired […]

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Mobile Payment Apps: Flash or Future?

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Recently, a story swept its way through social media detailing the changes mobile phones have brought to restaurants. According to an unnamed New York City restaurateur with a penchant for security cameras, guests are taking nearly twice as long to […]

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Servin’ ain’t Easy

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Being a server isn’t easy. It’s a full-contact sport that requires feats of strength and balance while doing math on the fly. A server needs a rock solid memory and the ability to problem solve in loud rooms. And smiling, […]

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An Eye on Crowdfunding – July 31, 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 crowdfunded projects and then share them with you. Do you have a new and innovative food industry […]

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and love Tolerate Yelp

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We all have feelings about Yelp. Chefs and restaurateurs grimace at its mention; servers and bartenders roll their eyes. Yelp, however, is a force to be reckoned with – a study showed that a restaurant with 4 stars gets 19% […]

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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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