5 WAYS TO BUILD A BETTER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

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As the convenience store food service landscape continues to shift, key drivers in food purchases are transparency in labeling, sustainable and healthly choices, quality and variety. What’s more, due to rising labor costs, automation is poised to become an increasing player in the … Continued

8 TIPS FOR BUILDING A LONG-TERM RESTAURANT

How do you make it, in the restaurant business, for five years, ten years or longer? Here are eight great tips to help you survive for decades in a tough business: 1. BE READY TO WORK….ALOT Don’t be afraid to work long, long hours. At first, YOU … Continued

6 WAYS TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE

Wasted produce can add ten percent to food costs as it becomes part of the average 150,000 pounds of trash that your restaurant throws out each year. These six tips can help cut those numbers down to size:   1. USE AS … Continued

THE COST OF CARELESSNESS

Although I try not to give a food service employee a reason to sabotage my food purposely, how do I know that they are practicing food safety at all?  I’m sure you’ve heard the adage, “Don’t mess with the people … Continued

5 WAYS TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL RESTAURANT

  So you want to open a restaurant? Great! Here are five key suggestions that will help make it a success!   #1. HIRE A CONSULTANT Every successful venture, from mountain climbing to financial planning to a surprise birthday party for your sweetheart, requires planning. … Continued

3 WAYS TO STAY AHEAD OF THE ECONOMIC WAVE

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As crude oil prices continue to fall and demand for fuel continues to plummet throughout the winter months, drivers are enjoying fuel prices at their lowest point since February 2009. As a result, consumers have a few extra dollars in … Continued

SOLVING SPACE CHALLENGES WITH INNOVATIVE DESIGN

During my tenure as a Food Service Consultant, I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Sarasota County School Board in the design of many of their K-12 schools. The first High School Kitchen/Cafeteria project I worked on was Riverview … Continued

SOLVING BUDGET CHALLENGES WITH INNOVATIVE DESIGN

As a consultant, I am constantly faced with design challenges.  If the challenge is not a lack of space it’s a lack of budget or time.  Here is how I used innovative design to solve a budget challenge for Sarasota … Continued