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"no, thank god! I'm sure that situation was stressful and the guest automatically has…"

Norm Elias replied Dec 8, 2011 to Do you think a waitress could really get away with this? Do you think she should be able to?

8 Dec 8, 2011
Reply by Paul Paz


"I don't know about many BOH programs that arre effective, but as a waiter I would re…"

Norm Elias replied Dec 8, 2011 to Technology in Restaurants - Did it work, or crash and burn?

4 Dec 15, 2011
Reply by Jammie Mountz


"Hahaha! I think her chewing the gum so obnoxiously is throwing me off. I also agree…"

Norm Elias replied Dec 8, 2011 to Do you think a waitress could really get away with this? Do you think she should be able to?

8 Dec 8, 2011
Reply by Paul Paz

"Liquor licenses are "tedious" to obtain and some states are very peculiar on who the…"

Norm Elias replied Dec 2, 2011 to ABC- Liquor License Help?

1 Dec 2, 2011
Reply by Norm Elias

"1.) Are they fun ways for friends to share experiences? A good way to learn whether…"

Norm Elias replied Dec 1, 2011 to Food Blogs... the life or death of a restaurant?

4 Dec 1, 2011
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"Spaghetti carbonara, because every dish I've had has character and a creamy texture.…"

Norm Elias replied Nov 7, 2011 to Happy National Pasta Day! What is your favorite pasta dish?

4 Nov 7, 2011
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"HAHA, Hire an Intern! Thats funny. On a side note, the worst social marketing in tod…"

Norm Elias replied Nov 4, 2011 to Worst-Ever Social Media Advice....

10 Dec 30, 2012
Reply by David Kaye

"Michael,   Social media is a powerful tool in marketing, especially since everyone i…"

Norm Elias replied Sep 12, 2011 to What Social Media Are you Using At Your Restaurant? FohBoh Wants to Know

41 Sep 12, 2011
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Americans continue to eat less fish

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introduces its first company-operated New York State site today at 340 Route 211 East in Middletown, which is located in the Hudson Valley approximately 60 miles from Manhattan.

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Giardino Gourmet Salads announced that it has experienced nine consecutive quarters of positive comparable sales after posting an eight percent increase throughout the first quarter of 2014.

Organic Claims Declining on US Restaurant Menus

According to Mintel Menu Insights, while 'organic' is still the leading ethical claim on restaurant menus, its usage declined 28% between Q4 2010-13.


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TED: Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be - Norman Spack (2013)

Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives trans teens the time they need. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

TED: Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar - Jennifer Senior (2014)

The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.

TED: David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy? - David Brooks (2014)

Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love -- the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves "Adam I" and "Adam II.") Brooks asks: Can we balance these two selves?

TED: David Sengeh: The sore problem of prosthetic limbs - David Sengeh (2014)

What drove David Sengeh to create a more comfortable prosthetic limb? He grew up in Sierra Leone, and too many of the people he loves are missing limbs after the brutal civil war there. When he noticed that people who had prosthetics weren’t actually wearing them, the TED Fellow set out to discover why — and to solve the problem with his team from the MIT Media Lab.

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