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

WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE A FOOD SERVICE CONSULTANT?

First of all, let’s define what a Food Service Consultant is: Generally speaking, a food service consultant is a professional adviser who, for a defined scope of work and related fee, works as an advocate for their client in achieving … Continued

CUTTING EDGE CULINARY DESIGN FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

One of the most monumental and exciting projects I managed and designed was the Culinary Arts Center and Food Court at the Manatee Technical Institute (Bradenton, FL). The 12,000 square foot Culinary Center included a teaching kitchen, baking and pastry … 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