Creative Ways to Motivate Employees

In a recent series of Forbes articles on motivating employees,  Victor Lipman addresses the idea of how to motivate employees when things like salary increases and bonuses simply aren’t an option. Many of the suggestions that he makes might…

Turning a Negative into a Positive: Strategies for Dealing with Criticism and Complaints

A recent article in the New York Times highlighted the idea that people remember negative experiences far more clearly than positive experiences, and these negative experiences have a much more lasting effect on people than do positive experiences.…

Work Stress for Cooks and Chefs: Heat in the Kitchen

Wanted for Immediate Hire: Unique individual, with physical prowess, willing to be a team player and lose fingers, slip on grease, or be scalded while lifting heavy pots of hot liquids. Adaptable and eager to try new, hard to pronounce afflictions…

A History of Chef Hats: Tall Tales or Facts

Almost anyone who is part of our modern culture recognizes the tall white hat typically worn by chefs.  It’s called a “toque blanch,” which means white hat in French, and is referred to as just a “toque” for short. There is much said…

Deal Driven Restaurant Traffic in Decline

Deal-Driven Restaurant Traffic in DeclineOne good indicator that the economy has improved is that consumers are not as concerned with discounts when choosing their restaurant meals. According to research by the NPD Group, people aren’t…

How To Improve the Negative Image of Restaurants

How to Improve the Negative Image of RestaurantsToday’s society regards restaurants in a less than favorable light. People tend to look at careers in this industry as limited and only for the short term. Yet there are many great aspects…

Ordering Food Online

Fast food has gotten even faster thanks to online ordering. It appeals to people of all walks of life. It offers the answer for mom or dad looking for a quick dinner solution when they are pressed for time or the casual get together looking…

Restaurants Readying for Stop Swipe Changes for Credit Card Payments

No More Swiping.A well-known Friday night scene at an Italian restaurant—the family at the corner booth is finished, surfeited to capacity on tiramisu, bread sticks, and double crust pizza. Time to pay.  Dad (or whomever) reaches into…

The Importance of Uniforms

The Importance of UniformsYour restaurant has an image to present. In addition to the quality of food and the appeal of the environment you offer, your staff members embody an important impression to patrons in your community. And a significant…