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Lane A. McFarland liked Michael L. Atkinson's blog post Social Media Addiction - Fact or Fiction?
Nov 23, 2011

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Lane A. McFarland posted a blog post

GET OVER IT!

As a restaurateur, cook, chef, business owner, or even a server or bartender, we have a life outside the walls of work. One of the hardest things to do is to balance our lives in this regard. We have all seen employees, managers, chefs, or even business owners burn out in a few months if not shorter because they cannot balance their work life and their home life. Whether you are new to the business or you have been doing it your whole life, you may have a tough time letting others take on some…See More
Oct 26, 2011
Jesse Mendica commented on Lane A. McFarland's blog post Helping your Sous to Excel
"This is fantastic.  Lane, you read me mind!  I really think so many employees would benefit from reading this.  These are basic kitchen truths that ring true in any situation...  As the saute chef for the night, YOU are…"
Oct 26, 2011

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Lane A. McFarland replied to Sarah's discussion Worst-Ever Social Media Advice....
"The worst advice i ever received was from a "Marketing Manager" from one of the top food suppliers in the East. She recommended i run a contest for whoever can post the most pictures of themselves at my bar on facebook. Thinking,…"
Oct 25, 2011

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Lane A. McFarland's blog post was featured

Helping your Sous to Excel

Use these tips to teach your Sous become better at running that line. These tips are also great for your new Exec Chef, or even managers.When the chef is out, you are it. You are the main guy that everyone, cooks, dishwashers, bartenders, and servers look to for all the answers. The minute you panic, they all panic. Keep a cool head and split your problems up. Delegate: Delegate with authority and confidence. Never place blame: On equipment or persons. If you are the IT guy, you are to blame no…See More
Oct 24, 2011

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Lane A. McFarland commented on Robert Vasquez's blog post The importance of creating recipes for your restaurant
"Even though Chef Ramsay drives me crazy with some of his techniques, he is right when it comes to consistency. Nothing will make or break you with regulars."
Oct 22, 2011

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Lane A. McFarland liked Robert Vasquez's blog post The importance of creating recipes for your restaurant
Oct 22, 2011

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Lane A. McFarland commented on Ty Sullivan's blog post Dipping Toes In The Social Media Stream
"Love the backstory, very informative and hopefully will get people to realize social media is not a bad thing. How do you feel about these companies that you pay just for reporting? Informative? Beneficial?"
Oct 22, 2011

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Oct 22, 2011

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Lane A. McFarland and Marcus Guiliano are now friends
Oct 22, 2011

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Lane A. McFarland posted a blog post

Helping your Sous to Excel

Use these tips to teach your Sous become better at running that line. These tips are also great for your new Exec Chef, or even managers.When the chef is out, you are it. You are the main guy that everyone, cooks, dishwashers, bartenders, and servers look to for all the answers. The minute you panic, they all panic. Keep a cool head and split your problems up. Delegate: Delegate with authority and confidence. Never place blame: On equipment or persons. If you are the IT guy, you are to blame no…See More
Oct 21, 2011
Marcus Guiliano left a comment for Lane A. McFarland
"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"
Oct 21, 2011

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Oct 20, 2011

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Lane A. McFarland was featured
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Oct 20, 2011

Profile Information

Title
Chef, Kitchen & Bar Manager
Company
Beechie's Place
Website
http://www.beechiesplace.com
What best describes my company
Casual Dining
Interests
Career Advancement, Consulting, Discovering New Food, Discovering New Wines, Learning, Networking
Personal Quote
"There are "chefs" that don't know the first thing about cooking, and there are Chefs that can step into any kitchen and cook. I prefer the latter"
Biography
I have been in the restaurant business since I was 15 years old starting off as a dishwasher at an old german restaurant. Since then I have worked my way up through the restaurant hierarchy holding every position in the business. I holds a degree in Business and Music from Westminster College, PA and have completed my Food Manager Certification, Chef Certification, and Business Management Certification. I has traveled all over including the Eastern seaboard, Italy, Ireland, and England experiencing the food and the culture. Every day I bring my creativity to work, making unusual and delicious items from all over the world and from any culture. Blending together flavors and changing the old has become a specialty of mine and I wish to never stop the change.
Years in the Industry
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Lane A. McFarland's Blog

GET OVER IT!

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 2:43pm 0 Comments

As a restaurateur, cook, chef, business owner, or even a server or bartender, we have a life outside the walls of work. One of the hardest things to do is to balance our lives in this regard. We have all seen employees, managers, chefs, or even business owners burn out in a few months if not shorter because they cannot balance their work life and their home life. Whether you are new to the business or you have been doing it your whole life, you may have a tough time letting others take on…

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Helping your Sous to Excel

Posted on October 21, 2011 at 1:14pm 1 Comment

Use these tips to teach your Sous become better at running that line. These tips are also great for your new Exec Chef, or even managers.

When the chef is out, you are it. You are the main guy that everyone, cooks, dishwashers, bartenders, and servers look to for all the answers. The minute you panic, they all panic. Keep a cool head and split your problems up. Delegate: Delegate with authority and confidence. Never place blame: On equipment or persons. If you are the IT guy, you…

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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.

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