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Quiz: Rate the food safety of your restaurant

Posted by Emily Tatti on Nov 10, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Following your food safety obligations is one of the most important things you can do as a restaurateur. Not only are you protecting your customers from foodborne illnesses, but you're also protecting the reputation of your venue. A single food poisoning accusation can cause a lot of damage, both online and via word of mouth.

So how well do you think you're doing in terms of your food safety and hygiene? Let's put your venue to the test!

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Categories: Hospitality operations, Tips for back of house, Tips for owners, Quiz

How do health inspections work?

Posted by Emily Tatti on Oct 3, 2017 10:58:19 AM

If your restaurant is selected for a random health inspection, it’s important not to panic. Venues that are diligent about their food safety shouldn’t have any problems, and you’ll be able to take pride in the results when you pass with flying colors. 

But it’s still a good idea to understand what happens during a health inspection, because even the smallest things can let you down. Knowing what inspectors look for will help you and your staff keep on top of your food safety obligations.

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Categories: Hospitality operations, Tips for back of house, Tips for owners

Negative chef stereotypes to avoid

Posted by Chloe Papas on Sep 4, 2017 9:05:00 AM

We’ve all seen the movies and television shows based around the life of a chef – or set in a restaurant kitchen – where the main character’s demeanor is a little prickly. 

Whether they are barking out orders, hovering a little too closely to their staff, or bringing their personal lives to work, there are a few common traits that we see played out time and time again on the big and small screens.

Maybe you know those traits a little too well. Restaurant kitchens are high-stress environments, and those at the top of the ranks have the most pressure on their shoulders. 

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Categories: Tips for hospitality managers, Tips for back of house

How to become an Executive Chef

Posted by Chloe Papas on Aug 21, 2017 9:46:54 AM

If you’re dabbling with the idea of turning your cooking professional, have already started on your journey, or want an idea of the qualifications and skills required to make it in the top-level kitchen, this is the guide for you. 

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Categories: Tips for back of house, Hospitality career advice

A detailed guide to food poisoning for restaurants

Posted by Emily Tatti on Aug 4, 2017 8:50:00 AM

When food isn't prepared properly, your customers can get very sick. Odds are you drill this into your kitchen staff from day one, because most restaurants are sticklers about enforcing proper food safety. 

But in 2017 alone, plenty of high profile restaurants have been in the news for food poisoning allegations, which shows there's still a lack of proper training in this area. While food can become contaminated during farming, harvesting and shipment, which is outside your restaurant’s control, many cases can also happen because of behavior inside your venue.

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Categories: Hospitality operations, Tips for hospitality managers, Tips for back of house

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