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Apple Wrap

Here is a very tasty and substantial winter dessert. Crisp red apple, cored and stuffed with mixed dried fruit, seeds and nuts, with cinnamon and spices and then wrapped in a wholewheat puff pastry. Served with organic maple syrup, fresh mint from…
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"Hi Ian, thanks for adding me, I look forward to a mutually beneficial connection..."
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"Welcome to FohBoh Mike, I AM sure you will enjoy being a part of this community - a lot of like minds here and a lot of resources for our profession.I AM busy encouraging more people based in South Africa - so we can perhaps have a local…"
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"Asparagus is a really tasty vegetable - here prepared with sauteed baby mushrooms and served with diced baby plum Italian tomatoes from the garden...   Comments invited."
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Buying/Selling a Business, Consulting, Discovering New Food, Finding Investors, Franchising, Learning, Making Friends, Networking, Organic Foods, Gaining Knowledge
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"What you speak;that you create, change your words; change your fate..."
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3rd Blog on the Meta-Physical Principles of Running a Restaurant

The 3rd Principle is UNITY

The world teaches us to look after ourselves first - and it is important to look after our health, etc - so we have something to offer the world.

However, in business, the way to real riches, peace prosperity, harmony, etc is through UNITY.

UNITY means THINKING FOR THE GROUP once one has established the other principles in consciousness.

As you establish each principle in consciousness a chain reaction takes place in the… Continue

Posted on July 12, 2008 at 11:14pm

1st May 2008 - 1st Blog on Meta-Physical principles of running a restaurant

Applied Meta-Physics

Applied Meta-Physics, simply put, is the Science of Being and Knowing; the Science of Making the Ideal Real.

Now almost everyone knows that our ideals are often far ahead of our achievements - so Applied Meta-Physics deals with developing a clear understanding of ideas and their legitimate expression.

The Science of Meta-Physics correctly used develops one's understanding creating the necessary clarity of thought that enables one to manifest… Continue

Posted on May 1, 2008 at 6:24am — 3 Comments

What a week!

Well I had intended to start the Meta-Physical posts on running a restaurant when I was asked to help remodel one of Johannesburg's most popular restaurants - the catch? we had to close, strip, and remodel in just 6 1/2 days...

The schedule was non negotiable - as the 90 seater restaurant serves up to (and often over) 200 meals an hour during peak times. The loss of income should the restaurant not re-open on time would have been enormous.

As Applied Meta-Physics is the… Continue

Posted on April 29, 2008 at 11:10am — 1 Comment

Food businesses failing...

Browsing fohboh I see that there is a really strong accent on 'making money' and while this is the purpose of the food 'business' I have always used a very different approach.

As a student and teacher of Applied Meta-Physics I have always looked to the 'inner workings' of the mind and of the food business to understand how it works.

Now what this approach has taught me is that the food business is really simple - but only when approached in a simple way and with the right… Continue

Posted on April 16, 2008 at 7:02am — 5 Comments

1st Blog

Well, my web site is under reconstruction at the moment, so I thought I would use this opportunity to introduce myself to fellow FohBoh members. I call myself a food service consultant - but with a twist - I am a student and Teacher of Applied Meta-Physics (The Science of Be-ing and Knowing) and have over 32 years of experience in almost every type of food service establishment.

I am also a Vegetarian - in transition to becoming Vegan - I run a Food Service Consulting company called… Continue

Posted on April 2, 2008 at 3:52am — 1 Comment

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At 1:21am on July 16, 2008, Dirk said…
Sweet, sorry I missed you yesterday. But had to go and have a nap. Much better today. Will phone later
At 1:31am on May 25, 2008,
Shelly Borrell
Thank you!
At 8:29am on May 5, 2008, Andy Swingley said…
I am hoping you can participate in the Leadership group's Best practice contest. $100 and 10,000 points added! You gotta have something up your sleeve you could post up!

Check out my blog posting on it and hope to see your best stuff there!

At 4:35am on April 7, 2008,
Stephen J Serva Dei
Thanks for the invite Andy... I am browsing around getting familiar with the site and seeing where I can participate. After 32 years in this profession and through studying Meta-Physics I use an approach that emphasises on re-creating circumstances and teaching skills - rather than in 'training' in the usual way and trying to 'fix' things by patching them... so we shall see where it leads. It's all about the people - every system we create must serve the people, but too often the people are made slave to the system!
At 4:26am on April 7, 2008, Andy Swingley said…
Thanks for joining the Corporate Leadership group Stephen! I appreciate your opinions.
At 10:59am on April 1, 2008, Kristen Siqueiros said…
You are very welcome for the welcome! :o) I will see you around!
At 6:49am on March 28, 2008, Matt Urdan said…
My pleasure Stephen, and thanks for adding me as a friend!
At 5:17am on March 28, 2008,
Eduardo Felipe
Hi Stephen,

Thanks for your response. I not planning on going over.
I'm sending mu resume and some of my reference letters for you.
I whish you success!
At 7:31pm on March 27, 2008, Andy Swingley said…
Hello Stephen! Welcome to FOHBOH. My name is Andy Swingley. This is such an awesome site for sharing your ideas and learning some cool stuff! Check out my page for some great groups to join!

Looking forward to talking to you!
At 2:49pm on March 27, 2008,
Eduardo Felipe
Hi Stephen,
I'm a new guy here trying to meet some people from the food business industry and also trying to get a job.
Is it hard to join your company?
I've being working in the industry for about 14 years doing a lot of different tasks in all kinds of restaurants and catering. If it's possible i can send my resume and some reference letters for you.
Last year i pass by Johannesburg coming to brazil from dubai!
Please, let me know ok?
Eduardo Felipe




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