Match Made in Culinary Heaven – Red Wines

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What to Pair Light Red Wines With

We previously brought you an infographic for food and white wine pairings.  In part two, we’ll be focusing on matching dishes and ingredients with flavorful reds.  Read on for tips and ideas for pairing this drink menu staple with your culinary creations. Light Red Wines Try it Out: Spruce up the classic combination of pizza […]

Tips to Make Your Next Event Eco-Friendly

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Eco-Friendly Sustainable Products

Going green. Eco-friendly. Sustainable solutions.  No matter what you call it, environmental consciousness is a hot topic that is here to stay.  With more and more customers becoming aware of their effects on the environment, people are looking to leave a smaller carbon footprint in all aspects of their lives, from transportation to dining out, […]

Miami Beach Welcomes the Sarsaparilla Club

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The dynamic duo, acclaimed chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, have debuted their newest restaurant at the Shelborne Wyndham in beautiful Miami Beach. With an “innovative take on contemporary American cooking”, the Sarsaparilla Club offers an appetizing menu with a wide array of medium to large plates including charred bok choy and pork tenderloin. Guests […]

Cuisines Coming to America

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Cuisines Coming to America

Global cuisines have been gaining popularity and becoming a big part of American diets. According to Nation’s Restaurant Association, over 80 percent of consumers eat at least one ethnic cuisine per month; 17 percent eat seven or more on a monthly basis. This increase of interest has shown that consumers, especially millennials and the generation […]

Waxman’s Opens in San Francisco

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Waxman’s Now Open in San Francisco

A Bay Area native, celebrity Chef Jonathan Waxman has opened the doors to his highly anticipated restaurant at Ghirardelli Square. Waxman’s Restaurant & Cafe serves a variety of signature Italian-inspired cuisines with highlights of local ingredients. Its menu reflects what farmers and purveyors have in season each day and include handmade pastas, wood roasted vegetables, […]

Match Made in Culinary Heaven – White Wines

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Creating a wine and food pairing menu is a helpful tool for your staff and a welcome acumen for guests. Pairings allow customers to order wine and food with confidence, knowing the flavors will complement each other. Also, it is a great opportunity to introduce a new wine or showcase a special menu selection which […]

Prep to Perfection with Vollrath

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Restaurant Food Prep Infographic

Dedicated to helping foodservice professionals outperform every day, Vollrath provides an extensive selection of high-quality kitchen smallwares ideal for an efficient and profitable operation. From spatulas or whips, each chef requires a unique set of critical tools and utensils. Vollrath offers several valuable characteristics including Kool-Touch tongs which are all-natural antimicrobial and maximizes your HACCP […]

Trend Alert: Spring & Summer Tabletop

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Spring & Summer Restaurant Trend: Vintage Dinnerware

With spring and summer comes a renewed spirit. Diners are looking for a fun, lighthearted atmosphere as they gear up for music festivals and outdoor parties that are oh so popular in the warmer months. To capture the solstice spirit, now is a great time to create a fresh new look to the overall appearance […]

Now Open: Faena Hotel Miami Beach

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Dine at Faena Miami Hotel

The excitement of the Faena district in Florida has visitors and locals anxious to have a utopian experience like no other. One of the newest hotels, Faena Hotel Miami Beach, has built quite a reputation with its glamorous golden age atmosphere and stunning oceanfront views. The hotel’s bold colors and late-deco flair gives its rooms […]

Anatomy of Your Tabletop

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Quick Tips and Best Practices – Infuse different shapes and sizes to bring appeal and excitement to your table presentation Have ample product on hand equivalent to 1 ½ times your seating capacity Consider table size and portions when planning your settings For a harmonious flow, make certain each product color, texture and style complements […]

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