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A one stop food allergy guide for restaurants

Posted by Chloe Papas on May 17, 2017 8:45:00 AM

While more and more people are making conscious choices about the food they eat – whether it’s choosing a specific diet or avoiding certain products – it can be easy to forget that others are dealing with dangerous food allergies.

Some of your guests have to be diligent when it comes to particular ingredients, and it can be daunting or difficult for them to eat food that isn’t prepared at home.  

As a server or manager in a venue that serves food, it’s important that you have an awareness of the allergies your customers might have, so you know how to accommodate their needs, and what to do in case of an emergency.

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Topics: Menu advice, Tips for front of house

How to create a festive Christmas menu

Posted by Ilona Wallace on Nov 22, 2016 8:20:00 AM

The silly season is fast approaching. Depending on where you are in the world, you may still be cleaning Halloween’s cobwebs off the walls as the baubles and tinsel start to go up.

Deciding how far your café will go to celebrate Christmas is an important, and sometimes personal, choice. Here are some tips for adapting your menu for Christmas, from the subtle to the extravagant.

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Topics: Hospitality inspiration, Menu advice, Tips for hospitality managers

How to make your venue vegan-friendly

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Nov 1, 2016 10:19:57 AM

Happy World Vegan Day! This annual event celebrates the coining of the term ‘vegan’ and the establishment of The Vegan Society in the UK. Throughout the month of November people around the world celebrate the benefits of veganism through various events and the enjoyment of good food.

A vegan diet abstains from the consumption of any animal products. More and more people are turning to plant-based diets for health, ethical, environmental and religious reasons - and businesses are taking note with more vegan options now available than ever before.  

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Topics: Menu advice, Tips for hospitality managers

Our favorite Halloween treats

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Oct 28, 2016 9:15:00 AM

When it comes to themed snacks, nothings beats Halloween! Everyone gets a free pass on sugar consumption and the theme of the holiday translates so well to food and drink presentation. It’s the one day of the year no one is grossed out by the idea of eating things shaped like eyeballs and brains or gulping drinks garnished with worms and spiders.

Halloween is a holiday of excess and that’s why the most fun snacks get created on this day. We went in search of the best food and drink ideas for Halloween, to get your creativity flowing and inspire you to do something similar in your venue. But don’t worry - we've included some healthy snacks in there as well!

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Topics: Menu advice, Hospitality inspiration

4 smart ways to make sure your menu caters to everyone

Posted by Chloe Papas on Aug 9, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Food intolerances, allergies, personal dietary choice, cultural restrictions – dietary requirements are a dime a dozen these days, and food venues are scrambling to catch up.

Whether it’s down to stubbornness or miseducation surrounding different diets, many cafes and restaurants are choosing not to embrace the needs of all their customers – and it’s time for a change! Just throwing a few vegetarian items onto your menu isn’t enough anymore, so it’s time to step up to the plate and make sure your venue is covering all the bases.

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Topics: Menu advice, Tips for owners

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