Enhance Your Bar Service Part II – Create the Perfect Drink Menu

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Enhance Your Bar Service – Create the Perfect Drink Menu

For bars, restaurants and resorts, a creative drink menu builds rapport with customers while generating additional earnings for the business. Specialty drinks and unique cocktails can further define the theme of your establishment, take some guesswork out of ordering for guests and entice customers to try something new. Here are ideas and tips to design […]

Palmeiras Beach Club at Grove Isle Debuts Fresh Look

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Remodeled private dining room at Palmeiras Beach Club Grove Isle

Surrounded by breathtaking waterfront views, the stunning new Palmeiras Beach Club at Grove Isle opened its doors in December, giving visitors a first glimpse into its extensive amenities and beautiful décor. Palmeiras Beach Club offers guests a 6,000 square foot two-level spa, a marina, tennis courts, private dining, Patron Tequila and Taittinger lounges and a […]

Enhance Your Bar Service Part I – Bar Service & Supplies Checklist

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List of bar smallwares, equipment and barware

Opening and operating a bar or restaurant is no easy task, especially when you’re deciding what supplies and equipment are crucial for the space. From jiggers to glassware to bar coolers, there are various pieces contributing to the vision of your establishment with the goal of creating an optimal customer experience. That’s why it’s important […]

Tips for Going Organic

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Chef Maria Hines Kale Salmon with Apple-Bacon

With more and more customers becoming food conscious, going organic is no longer a passing trend – it’s here to stay.  While your restaurant may not have a rustic farm-to-table look and feel, that does not mean you are not positioned to incorporate organic dishes into your menu. Making a change to your menu to be […]

Tips for Improving Foodservice for Patients

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Improve Foodservice for Patients

Extended stays in hospitals or healthcare facilities may not be a patient’s first choice, but are often necessary. Long admissions lead to patients and visitors eating multiple meals at your place of business. While foodservice in hospitals and healthcare facilities has often received the lowest scores in overall patient satisfaction, there have been recent efforts […]

Restaurant Technology Trends

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Technology Trends in Restaurants

Are you one of the 73% of restaurateurs planning to upgrade business technology? According to a survey reported by FSR Magazine, a high percentage of restaurant managers, executive chefs, bar owners and the like have acknowledged the importance of advancing their systems and software programs to keep up with younger generations, higher demands in customer […]

Project Showcase – Il Fornaio Woodland Hills

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Il Fornaio Woodland Hills Opening

Il Fornaio has been serving guests the “most authentic Italian experience outside of Italy” since opening the first of its U.S. retail bakeries in 1981. In 1987, Il Fornaio had its debut of a full-service restaurant in Corte Madera, CA and now has 22 restaurants under two concept names – Il Fornaio and Canaletto – […]

Amar Santana Competes on New Top Chef Series

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Chef Amar Santana Competes on Top Chef

Bravo’s new Top Chef series kicked off December 2nd and Amar Santana is one of the lucky chefs competing for the win. Chef Santana is the Executive Chef and Partner at Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach, CA and Vaca Restaurant in Costa Mesa, CA, opening winter 2015. Born in the Dominican Republic, he […]

Celebrity Bakery Opens in Highland Park

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Celebrity Cafe & Bakery Highland Park debuts in Dallas

The highly anticipated Celebrity Cafe & Bakery has opened its newest location among the Shops at Highland Park on Oak Lawn in Dallas. Known for its made-from-scratch menu, the bakery offers an assortment of elaborately decorated custom desserts, pastries, gourmet sandwiches, garden salads and specialty items for all occasions. Customers are surrounded by a charming […]

Effective Tips for Hotel Room Service

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Tips and Strategies for a Successful Hotel Room Service

Room service often receives some of the lowest scores on hotel comment cards. The poor ratings are not a surprise considering its reputation for lukewarm food and premium prices. Learn successful techniques you can employ to make your room service program more satisfying for your guests as well as improve your bottom line. Phone operators […]

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