Samantha Gieseke
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  • Houston, TX
  • United States
  • Tiny's No. 5
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Food Blogs... the life or death of a restaurant?
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Some background: I am a manager at a small restaurant, with a somewhat egotistical chef (surprise!) and a strong "culture." We do things differently (let our guests borrow bikes to ride home, use an…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norm Elias Dec 1, 2011.

 

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Norm Elias replied to Samantha Gieseke's discussion Food Blogs... the life or death of a restaurant?
"1.) Are they fun ways for friends to share experiences? A good way to learn whether you want to check out the new place?  2.) Are they entitled people who want to rant about a single bad experience and feel good about being able to bash a…"
Dec 1, 2011

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Brian (Restaurant Engine) replied to Samantha Gieseke's discussion Food Blogs... the life or death of a restaurant?
"As the other's pointed out, food blogs are not going away and you can't simply ignore them.   What I'd suggest is creating your own "official" blog for your restaurant, on your website.  Use this as a place to…"
Nov 30, 2011
Steven Groves replied to Samantha Gieseke's discussion Food Blogs... the life or death of a restaurant?
"Awesome question Samantha! The people writing those blogs are, by and large, your customers.  Expecting a customer to not comment about their experience is akin to handing out muzzles to each guest as they leave - not practical nor, if they had…"
Nov 16, 2011
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Food Blogs... the life or death of a restaurant?

Some background: I am a manager at a small restaurant, with a somewhat egotistical chef (surprise!) and a strong "culture." We do things differently (let our guests borrow bikes to ride home, use an electric car to pick up neighborhood people, please don't play on our lawn: it's for viewing purposes only) but we feel good about them, and don't feel the need to make excuses... so my chef says.Anyhow, my chef hates food blogs. He won't read them, won't discuss them, and rarely interviews or…See More
Nov 9, 2011
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Food Blogs... the life or death of a restaurant?

Some background: I am a manager at a small restaurant, with a somewhat egotistical chef (surprise!) and a strong "culture." We do things differently (let our guests borrow bikes to ride home, use an electric car to pick up neighborhood people, please don't play on our lawn: it's for viewing purposes only) but we feel good about them, and don't feel the need to make excuses... so my chef says.Anyhow, my chef hates food blogs. He won't read them, won't discuss them, and rarely interviews or…See More
Nov 9, 2011
Samantha Gieseke commented on Barry Chandler's blog post The 10 most controversial restaurant policies
"No Kids- totally acceptable for certain restaurants. There are many kid friendly and family oriented restaurants...go there No Substitutions- tricky, some times it is an allergy, a pregnant women or a genuine distaste. I feel like the servers/…"
Nov 9, 2011
Samantha Gieseke commented on Waitrainer's blog post The Answer is Yes. What's the question?
"Do you have any suggestions for these three problem areas? What have you run into, and what helped?"
Nov 9, 2011
Samantha Gieseke commented on Barry Chandler's blog post How bars and restaurants are using the iPad
"Is using the tablet similar to check in kiosks at some hotels? It is exciting, may be quicker (if you know how to operate the machine), but what about that personal touch? I think it is definitely something some restaurants may try but it may not be…"
Nov 9, 2011
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Training Material

I was reading some of the previous responses to a question about creating the perfect training program and wanted to get some feedback. I am helping to develop the training materials for my restaurant now, mostly FOH... but how do you feel about using tablets, or online training programs? They save paper, are easy to update, edit, and add new information, but they wouldn't be the most cost effective for small establishments. They would save on paper!!What does your establishment use? Printed…See More
Oct 13, 2011
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All about coffee, coffeehouses, the coffee bean, coffee drinks, and pretty much anything else having to do with coffee...recipes, mugs, and more.
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This group is for anyone who is a corporate trainer or participates in staff training or just flat out wants in on a great subject. It is a excellent place to exchange training techniques, ideas or concepts.
Oct 13, 2011
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Specialty Coffee Catering

One of the hottest trends in coffee is specialty coffee catering. Coffee Catering is Specialty Coffee - bring the best our industry has to offer to events of all kinds.See More
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Feb 9, 2011

Profile Information

Title
FOH Manager
Company
Tiny's No. 5
Website
http://www.tinyboxwoods.com
What best describes my company
Fine Dining
Interests
Career Advancement, Consulting, Discovering New Wines, Learning, Networking
Personal Quote
Figure it out!
Biography
I graduated in May 2010 from the Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston with my bachelors in Hospitality Management, and an emphasis in Sales and Marketing.
After trying the hotel side for a few months in an entry level sales position, I did not feel fulfilled or enthusiastic about work. Luckily, I kept in contact with a well known food service consultant in Houston, Chris Tripoli with A'la Carte Consulting where I have met many industry professionals and have gained invaluable experience.
Through networking I was able to land the position as a Manager with a fantastic restaurant group called Tiny Boxwoods. I impressed myself and my colleagues when I was given the chance to show what I know about the industry and cannot wait to see where this takes me.
Years in the Industry
8

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At 8:14am on January 9, 2011,
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Keith Bernhardt
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Welcome to Foh Boh, Samantha !

I see you are in the consulting business. I am involved in a project that

you may be interested in. Drop me a note here on FohBoh and I'll set

up a time to talk. 

At 10:46am on January 7, 2011, Marcus Guiliano said…
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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