Purchasing Healthcare Foodservice Equipment

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Healthcare Foodservice Kitchen Equipment

Buying kitchen equipment for your healthcare facility can be a challenge. We spoke with R.W. Smith & Co.’s Healthcare Specialist, Joleen Coles-Wilt, for insights that will help facility administrators in the procurement of foodservice equipment. Key Factors It is critical to perform research on the variety of equipment and smallware choices available to you. Consider […]

Southern California Adds New Enticing Restaurants

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Kettner Exchange

Adding to its allure of endless beaches, sunny weather and palm trees, California has opened three new highly anticipated restaurants that will surely satisfy the foodies in all of us. Take a closer look into these sensational restaurants: Stake Chophouse & Bar, Kettner Exchange and Nick’s Manhattan Beach. Stake Chophouse & Bar – San Diego, […]

Guide to Purchasing and Using Kitchen Smallwares

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Foodservice Kitchen Smallwares

Purchasing Strategy To keep operations running effectively, equip your commercial kitchen with the essentials including durable smallwares. Before purchasing utensils and prep tools, consider your budget, available storage space and menu selections. Buy items that can serve several purposes for your cooking staff and have multiples of each tool on hand. To better plan the […]

Waterfront Restaurant Re-Opens at Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six

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Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six’s Pelican Landing Opens in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The long anticipated and newly renovated restaurant, Pelican Landing, is now open at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six. Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, this casual waterfront bar and restaurant has unprecedented views of the Intracoastal Waterway and is said to be one of the “best places to see a sunset”. Indulge in award-winning cuisines […]

Chef Eric Shelton at Café Momentum

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Chef Eric Shelton

R.W. Smith: Tell us about your journey to becoming an exceptional executive chef. Chef Eric Shelton: At a very young age, I found myself watching Great Chefs on PBS rather than cartoons. I was intrigued by the narration of a French chef as he organized his mise en place and executed his recipe that resulted […]

Guide to Rehabilitating Your Facility’s Menu

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Serving meal to hospital patient

Designing a hospital menu that must adhere to strict dietary regulations can be a challenge. The suggestions below identify common areas which often need attention.  These recommendations are aimed at upgrading your menu to enhance the guest experience at your hospital. Tips for Enticing Guest’s Appetites When strategizing your facility’s menu, request patient feedback. Their […]

Hearsay Opens Second Location in Houston

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Hearsay on the Green at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Houston, Texas

The popular Houston restaurant, Hearsay Gastro Lounge, has opened a second location in Discovery Green at the Embassy Suites Hotel. The new contemporary spot, Hearsay on the Green, offers an array of New American dishes that include mouthwatering items such as Smoked BBQ Brisket Sandwiches, Shrimp & Grits and Rosemary Parmesan Fries. Customers are surrounded […]

Create a Sustainable Signature Dish

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Chef Preparing to Create a Sustainable Signature Dish

Crafting a powerful and unique signature dish requires a level of research and zeal. A new menu item should define the chef’s culinary point of view, skills and passions. Planning Consider these questions before heading to the kitchen: What do I love to cook? Highlight ingredients and a style that showcase your unique culinary abilities. […]

The Big 4 Restaurant and Puccini Group

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Director of Restaurant Operations Alexander Homs from The Puccini Group

In early 2014, Grace International, owners of the hotel, and The Puccini Group teamed up to renovate the iconic restaurant with subtle aesthetic changes. Recently reopening in May, the Big Four Restaurant has retained its sophisticated look filled with remarkable collections of original artifacts and memorabilia from historic times in California. We had the privilege […]

Foodservice Solutions for Current Healthcare Trends

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Foodservice professionals in the healthcare industry are answering the continually changing environment with creativity. Incorporate these solutions into your strategies to overcome obstacles that are often experienced in the industry. System Consolidation The uptick in mergers of healthcare providers is leading to more systemization. To ease the transition and maintain a high level of care, […]

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