Jill Smith
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4 Ways Restaurants Can Take Advantage of the Local Sourcing Craze

Local sourcing - the process of getting your food, supplies, and other materials from local farms, shops, and vendors - is becoming all the craze for restaurant owners this fall.In the last few years, Americans have become much more concerned about what exactly they are eating and where their food is coming from, causing restaurant owners to pay more attention to these questions as well.Since the agricultural industry has become more of a big business, a lot of customers are drawn more to…See More
Sep 9, 2012
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4 Ways Restaurants Can Take Advantage of the Local Sourcing Craze

Local sourcing - the process of getting your food, supplies, and other materials from local farms, shops, and vendors - is becoming all the craze for restaurant owners this fall.In the last few years, Americans have become much more concerned about what exactly they are eating and where their food is coming from, causing restaurant owners to pay more attention to these questions as well.Since the agricultural industry has become more of a big business, a lot of customers are drawn more to…See More
Sep 7, 2012

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FohBoh liked Jill Smith's blog post Independents, Chains Grow for First Time in Two Years
Jul 31, 2012
Jill Smith's blog post was featured

Independents, Chains Grow for First Time in Two Years

After two years of little to no growth, the restaurant industry added more chain and independent establishments this spring.That’s according to “Spring 2012 ReCount,” a new report from The NPD Group. The increase in restaurants is attributed to people eating out more often and spending more money on eating out, both of which are positive signs.Overall, 2,872 new restaurants were opened between March 2011 and March 2011, marking the first positive growth rate for both types of restaurants in two…See More
Jul 28, 2012
Jill Smith's blog post was featured

TV Watching and Cellphone Use Go Hand in Hand

Watching TV used to be an event in and of itself, but now people get too bored during commercial breaks, so they turn to another screen to keep themselves occupied: the one on their cellphone. “The Rise of the Connected Viewer,” a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, found that more than half of adult cellphone users use their phones while watching TV. And it’s not too surprising that smartphone…See More
Jul 27, 2012
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Jul 26, 2012
Jill Smith and Erin Hanson are now friends
Jul 26, 2012

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FohBoh liked Jill Smith's blog post Most Food Industry Workers Treated Poorly
Jun 14, 2012
Jill Smith's blog post was featured

Most Food Industry Workers Treated Poorly

Most employers know that it's important to treat all of your workers with the same respect and appreciation that you want to be treated with - and that the way you treat your employees is what can separate a good employer from a great employer. Unfortunately, a new study has found that many employers in the restaurant industry have yet to realize this connection, which is unfortunate given the stressful and…See More
Jun 13, 2012
Jill Smith posted a blog post

Most Food Industry Workers Treated Poorly

Most employers know that it's important to treat all of your workers with the same respect and appreciation that you want to be treated with - and that the way you treat your employees is what can separate a good employer from a great employer. Unfortunately, a new study has found that many employers in the restaurant industry have yet to realize this connection, which is unfortunate given the stressful and…See More
Jun 12, 2012
Jill Smith is now friends with FohBoh and Marcus Guiliano
Jun 12, 2012
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Jun 12, 2012
Marcus Guiliano left a comment for Jill Smith
"Congratulations on joining FohBoh! This is a wonderful online restaurant community with lots of great postings. Enjoy the site and keep active with pictures, comments and postings. Chef Marcus Guiliano"
Jun 1, 2012
Jill Smith is now a member of FohBoh
May 31, 2012
Jill Smith liked Joel Cheesman's blog post Top Ten: Chefs with Social Influence
May 30, 2012

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AZ
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Advisor
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Hungry Thumb
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http://www.hungrythumb.com/
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Consulting, Discovering New Food, Discovering New Wines, Locavore, Finding Investors, Learning, Making Friends, Networking, Organic Foods, Other

Jill Smith's Blog

4 Ways Restaurants Can Take Advantage of the Local Sourcing Craze

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 11:58am 0 Comments

Local sourcing - the process of getting your food, supplies, and other materials from local farms, shops, and vendors - is becoming all the craze for restaurant owners this fall.

In the last few years, Americans have become much more concerned about what exactly they are eating and where their food is coming from, causing restaurant owners to pay more attention to these questions as well.

Since the agricultural industry has become more of a big business, a lot of customers are…

Continue

Independents, Chains Grow for First Time in Two Years

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 4:10pm 0 Comments

After two years of little to no growth, the restaurant industry added more chain and independent establishments this spring.



That’s according to “Spring 2012 ReCount,” a new report from The NPD Group. The increase in restaurants is attributed to people eating out more often and spending more money on eating out, both of which are positive signs.



Overall, 2,872 new restaurants were opened between March 2011 and March 2011, marking the first positive growth rate for both…

Continue

TV Watching and Cellphone Use Go Hand in Hand

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Watching TV used to be an event in and of itself, but now people get too bored during commercial breaks, so they turn to another screen to keep themselves occupied: the one on their cellphone.



The Rise of the Connected Viewer,” a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, found that more than half of adult cellphone users use their phones while watching TV. And it’s not too surprising that…

Continue

Most Food Industry Workers Treated Poorly

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Most employers know that it's important to treat all of your workers with the same respect and appreciation that you want to be treated with - and that the way you treat your employees is what can separate a good employer from a great employer.



Unfortunately, a new study has found that many employers in the restaurant industry have yet to realize this connection, which is unfortunate given the…

Continue

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Congratulations on joining FohBoh! This is a wonderful online restaurant community with lots of great postings. Enjoy the site and keep active with pictures, comments and postings.

Chef Marcus Guiliano

 
 
 

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