Hapa Ramen Debuts in San Francisco

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Hapa Ramen opens in San Francisco, California

Growing in popularity, ramen has made its way onto the dining scene with a whole new twist. The new highly-anticipated San Francisco restaurant, Hapa Ramen, brings a variety of small dishes, ramen and endless cocktails. Using a modern cooking technique, each unique bowl of noodles is created using locally sourced and organic ingredients. Aside from […]

Part 1: The Making of a Menu – Features for a Winning Seasonal Menu

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Fresh Seasonal Produce for Your Menu

Impress guests with inspiring seasonal menus that will intrigue patrons and showcase reinvented classic dishes. Because appetites of diners change with the seasons, your menu should adjust accordingly. Preparing for a new menu can be a labor intensive task, therefore careful planning is required. Below is a list of important topics to consider when strategizing […]

Billy Caruso, Executive Chef – III Forks Restaurant

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Chef Bill Caruso - III Forks Restaurant

Being a chef takes a lot of hard work, creativity and passion. This is what Billy Caruso consistently brings to his creations. From spending time in the kitchen as a young boy to now being a thriving chef, Billy has become an inspiration to the culinary scene. Currently residing at III Forks Restaurant, Billy serves […]

Chef Jeff Moschetti – Jasper’s Restaurant

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One thing that stands out about Chef Jeff Moschetti is his undeniably impressive resume. From being an executive chef at Hotel Crescent Court by Rosewood Hotels and Resorts to opening the ZaZa boutique hotel and now a chef at Jasper’s Restaurant, there isn’t anything that Chef Moschetti can’t do. Not to mention, he was hand […]

Tips for Success: Catered Affairs, Buffet-Style Parties & Off-Premise Events

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Foodservice and Hospitality Marketing

Hosting a successful catered event or banquet requires proper preparation and planning. This helpful guide highlights key points to consider when creating menus, designing food displays and serving large groups at off-site events. For each occasion, determine a clear ambiance that will drive your menu and decoration decisions. When establishing the feel of the event, […]

Efficiency Engineering for Your Commercial Kitchen

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Efficiency Engineering for Your Commercial Kitchen

When it comes to designing, planning and engineering an operationally sound commercial kitchen, it’s important to understand the intricate costs and considerations involved. Whether opening a new restaurant or just remodeling, there are several ways to help you save and have a more efficient kitchen. Equipment Purchasing and Installation A tendency by some customers is […]

New Texas Restaurant Opens in Lubbock

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The West Table - Texas

Watch out Texas! There’s a new restaurant in town and it’s bringing a fresh style of food and beverage to Lubbock. The West Table Kitchen and Bar, owned by Cameron and Rachel West, adds an ever-changing seasonal menu featuring dishes made with local ingredients. From brunch to dinner, guests can indulge in an array of […]

Targeting Demographics to Gain New Business

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Foodservice and Hospitality Marketing

A clearly defined target audience allows you to more successfully manage your marketing budget dollars. One’s strategy should focus on attracting profitable customers and cultivating loyal repeat customers. Experts recommend that you research and locate the unique role you satisfy for your guests and highlight it. Define Your Target Demographic Answer the following questions to […]

Polo Club of Boca Raton

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Polo Club at Boca Raton in South Florida Renovation

Project: Polo Club of Boca Raton Opened: December 2014 About Company: Polo Club of Boca Raton strives to create a sense of community among its members and families. As one of the top country clubs in South Florida, Polo Club offers an array of amenities that include two breathtaking championship golf courses, 27 Har-tru clay […]

Preparing for and Passing a Health Inspection

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Inspector Completing a Kitchen Assessment

Establishing ongoing employee training will greatly increase your chances of passing your health inspection and allow your staff to become more knowledgeable about the operations of your kitchen. National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe also has industry-related tips and guides for training your employees on health code regulations. Staff Hygiene Hand washing is the easiest way to […]

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