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New course: Food allergies with Shandee Chernow

Posted by Emily Marr on Jan 16, 2019 2:21:23 PM

As anyone who owns a cafe, restaurant or bar knows, food is often your main source of profit. Whether it's a smashed avocado on toast for breakfast or a burger for lunch, your customers love the food you have on offer.

But for some, the food you have on the menu may be appealing but could include some hidden enemies. Research estimates that up to 26 million people in the United States may have food allergies and with more than 170 foods reported to cause allergic reactions, you may often find yourself stumped to please everyone.

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Topics: Tips for front of house, Tips for back of house, Wellbeing for hospitality, Customer service, Hospitality trends, Typsy news

Exciting Restaurant Trends to Be Served in 2019

Posted by Lynne Pratt on Dec 28, 2018 3:30:00 PM

A food trend is defined as a widespread change in food preference and although the impact they have and the time scale it lasts varies, they mustn’t be confused with a ‘fad’ which is a short-term or localized change that doesn’t make a significant impact after the initial period of interest has subsided.

Knowing what trends are coming in will help you determine where you want to take your restaurant in the upcoming year, and what changes you need to make to continue pleasing your customers.

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Topics: Tips for front of house, Tips for back of house, Tips for owners, Hospitality trends, Hospitality inspiration

New course: Tea fundamentals with Nathan Wakeford

Posted by Emily Marr on Dec 12, 2018 4:54:56 PM

When you think of the most popular drinks consumed around the world, water coming in at number one probably doesn't surprise you. But what about tea coming in at number two? Yep, before coffee, wine and beer comes the humble cup of tea.

It could be because it comes in so many flavours, it could be because it's been consumed for centuries. There's no definite answer but, one thing we know for sure... taking advantage of this booming tea trend is a must for any hospitality business.

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Topics: Tips for front of house, Tips for back of house, Hospitality trends, Typsy news

Top venues with crafted tea menus

Posted by Chloe Papas on Nov 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It’s the second most consumed beverage in the world after water, yet tea is rarely given center stage. However, more and more restaurants, bars and hotels around the world are extending their tea lists beyond the classic English Breakfast or Oolong to accommodate for customers who can’t or don’t wish to drink alcohol or coffee, and to follow in the footsteps of venues that are rapidly gaining in popularity due to their tea menus.

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Topics: Tips for front of house, Menu advice, Hospitality trends

Six of the most haunted restaurants in the world

Posted by Emily Marr on Oct 31, 2018 3:30:00 PM

Happy Halloween! This annual event originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would dress up in costumes and light bonfires to ward off ghosts. Today, Halloween is celebrated with trick-or-treating, costumes, pumpkin carving and more. But the essential ingredient – ghosts – hasn’t vanished.

For some, these chilling apparitions don’t disappear at the stroke of midnight. In fact, quite a few restaurants around the world have some chilling tales which will see your skin crawling no matter what time of the year.

Read on if you dare.

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Topics: Hospitality trends, Hospitality inspiration