Product Reviews

Vitamix Vita-Prep 3

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Vitamix Vitaprep 3 Cost: $500 Rating: 4 out of 5 fucking stars Vitamix was founded back when America was great again. By the late 40’s we’d won the war by inventing freedom, but America was just getting started. We had […]


Poached and Chubo Knives – Instagram Giveaway

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I once worked with a chef who believed strongly in the ‘working interview.’ One of his favorite tests was to have them chop parsley. If they used a sharp knife and proper technique, the parsley would be perfectly cut, green […]


Trendwatch – 5 wines for Spring

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  While it still may be the depths of January, it’s time to start thinking about spring! Soon enough the rain and snow will give way to warm breezes, requests for patio seating and refreshing warm weather wines. In an […]


Trendwatch 2016

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  No-tip restaurants Tipping is evolving – this should be no surprise to anyone in the industry. Once Danny Meyer announced he was eliminating tipping from his restaurant group, it was clear things were about to change. One large component of […]


Poached Holiday Gift Guide for the Procrastinating Secret Santa

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The Secret Santa Holiday Party is coming up! So you’ve drawn names from a hat and now have to come up with a Secret Santa gift for a co-worker. Just to add to the fun, you’ve just been hired and […]


App Review: ChefsFeed

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Yelp hasn’t made many friends in the industry. In fact, it’s been an easy target around the Poached offices. So when we saw what ChefsFeed was up to, we jumped at the chance to review their redesigned app. Billing themselves as “Your […]


The Field Guide to Drinking in America

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If you’re taking a culinary road trip this summer, you’re going to need The Field Guide to Drinking in America. Author Niki Ganong spent 3 tireless years researching the alcohol related quirks of all 50 US states (and DC!) Say you’re […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Choosing a Tablet-Based POS

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The POS is the nervous system of your business. Traditional pen and paper was replaced by hard-wired systems only a few years ago, but now a whole new approach is making its way into the market: the tablet based POS. […]


Chef Shoes That Don’t Suck

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It’s no joke that I’ve blown through old chef shoes almost as much as I have ex-girlfriends. Over twelve years of my life spent in kitchens, I’d become cynical that a perfect pair actually existed. As design flaws and comfort […]


Apps for the Service Industry

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It’s not like anyone looks up from their phones these days for anything less than a bus about to hit them – and maybe not even then. I suppose human interaction will be omitted by texting and emails – smartphones […]


Our Ms. Brooks

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Friend of Poached and long-time Portland restaurant critic, author, and all-around foodie Karen Brooks has written a new tome chronicling Portland’s rise as a national culinary center. The Mighty Gastropolis: Portland: A Journey Through the Center of America’s New Food […]


Vídeo Guía para Buscadores de Empleo

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Our handy video guide showing how to apply for that great restaurant job – now available en Espanol  


Handy Dandy Video Guide for Job Seekers

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We’ve put together this handy video guide showing how to apply for that great restaurant job. Watch and Learn!


The Poached BackOffice

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A little taste of what makes PoachedJobs different from all the other job boards out there… The Poached Backoffice™. Take a quick tour in this brief video and discover all the ways our BackOffice makes hiring qualified workers easier. PoachedJobs […]

Introducing the PoachedJobs BackOffice

Sanita Campbell: Vegan Work Clog

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I came to this relationship with baggage of an intriguing, medico-latinish nature: plantar fasciitis, which is, for you unfamiliar with the condition, the inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot (the plantar fascia) that connects the […]


Book Freak Corner: Mission Street Food

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Mission Street Food’s Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz reveal their narrative on page one, a retrospective via a fictional business plan. It reads as a horrifically comic strategy, designed intentionally to fail. And one would assume that it would fail, […]

Mission Street Food, front cover

Book Freak Corner: Menu Design in America, 1850-1985

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We are all ridiculously excited about this book. Menu Design in America, 1850-1985 by Steven Heller, John Mariani and Jim Heimann from Taschen publishing is one of those books you discover, grip to your chest and think, “THIS would be […]

Menu Design in America, 1850-1985