Colin Moody – Executive Chef at Monterey Peninsula Country Club

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Monterey Peninsula Country Club Executive Chef - Colin Moody

We had the pleasure of interviewing Chef Colin Moody to learn more about his professional journey, what insights he has for developing a superb menu and what it’s like to be an executive chef for a world renowned platinum and emerald rated Country Club. R.W. Smith: Please share with our readers the time in your […]

New American Tavern Opens in San Francisco

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BDK Restaurant and Bar opens in San Francisco, California

In San Francisco’s lower Nob Hill neighborhood, a new restaurant and bar has debuted and it’s already the talk of the city. BDK Restaurant and Bar, a Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants creation, serves American Classics that we loved as kids, but are now all grown up. With its inviting and warm atmosphere, BDK attracts visitors […]

Clever Upselling Techniques for Restaurants

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Restaurant Waitress Upselling Dishes

Optimizing your establishment’s selling strategies to boost revenue can be a challenging task. By implementing upsell techniques, you will advance your bottom line and improve customer service. Below are key concepts to consider when formulating successful upselling practices. Offer Additional Items Use appealing verbiage and images that entice guests to purchase your tasty appetizers, side […]

At a Glance: Healthcare Food Safety Tips

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Food Safety Tips for Healthcare Facilities

Working in the kitchen of a healthcare facility can be hectic – especially when it comes to preventing cross contamination with food. That’s why it’s important for your staff to understand the common food safety and preparation tips to avoid any food borne illnesses among patients. With a variety of helpful resources available to you, […]

Project Showcase – Montage Beverly Hills Hotel

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Montage Beverly Hills

Project: Montage Beverly Hills Hotel About Company: Located in Los Angeles, the luxurious Montage Beverly Hills resides in one of California’s most celebrated and well-known neighborhoods. The hotel showcases a stunning Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and Mediterranean style that resembles glamourous estates from the 1920s and 30s. There are 201 guest rooms including 55 suites, […]

Conveying Craftsmanship on Your Menu

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Showcase Exceptional Craftsmanship on Your Menu

A surge in artisanal and house-made restaurant menu items is encouraging many consumers to look for elevated cuisine when satisfying their cravings. To achieve a uniquely authentic feel for your menu, consider the level of craftsmanship with which you approach each dish. Craftsmanship is the outward expression of your skills in the culinary arts. It […]

The Dining of Art

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Roasted Beets at Emko Palm Beach

Visionary owner and artist Leo Koel and Executive Chef, Nick Martinkovic are challenging what we think we know about art galleries, showrooms and restaurants with the launch of EmKo in West Palm Beach. All three concepts are blended together into one unique dining experience at restaurant Jereve, the heart of the culinary art studio at […]

Design Build Division Completes Mexicano Project

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R.W. Smith & Co. Design Build Mexicano Project

An authentic Mexican Restaurant has added a bit of flair to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles. Mexicano, owned by Chefs Jaime Martin Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu, redefine Mexican cuisines with innovation and artful styles. R.W. Smith and Co.’s Design Build division worked closely with Chefs Jaime and Ramiro to create a […]

Food Waste Laws, Recycling & Best Practices

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Foodservice Food Waste Recycling

Understanding your state’s food waste laws is essential for every commercial kitchen operation. Learn more about the laws and simple best practices to implement in your prep stations to reduce food waste. New Regulations California is joining the increasing number of states that have enacted regulations banning food waste from landfills. In the final step […]

Creating a Successful Mother’s Day Brunch

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Tips for Mother's Day Brunch

Mother’s Day is a sentimental holiday for many families which often includes dining out. This is the perfect occasion to showcase your signature dishes and develop a unique dining experience for your guests. We have assembled valuable tips to craft a memorable event for this special holiday. Planning For the Event Develop a joyful theme […]

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