• 25, Female
  • Indianapolis
  • United States
  • Central Restaurant Products
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  • Ken Krall
  • Mark Anderson
  • Chris Monico, CFSP
  • Alyson Mar, RD
  • Chef Brad Peters
  • Dan Farmer
  • Joseph Szala
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Marketing Intern
Central Restaurant Products
What best describes my company
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Buying/Selling a Business, Consulting, Discovering New Food, Discovering New Wines, Locavore, Investing, Learning, Making Friends, Networking, Organic Foods
Personal Quote
"A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person." -Dave Barry

Dani's Blog

As the First Lady says LET'S MOVE!

First Lady Michelle Obama has started a new campaign to end childhood obesity. Let's Move! focuses on four primary principles one of them being serving healthier food in school cafeterias. She has chosen to start this campaign with the hope that the next generation of children will reach adult life at a healthy weight.

This campaign was launched during President Obama's… Continue

Posted on March 17, 2010 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Is your bar up to par?

Just in time for St. Patty's Day, I've put together a compendium of resources for bartenders and restaurant operators...so without further ado, here it is - the only bar guide you'll ever need.

On average, restaurants typically derive between 12% to 25% of their sales from alcoholic drinks.

Take into consideration that drinks do not require as many ingredients or as much prep time as food, and you can see that your bar could potentially be a very profitable area of your… Continue

Posted on March 4, 2010 at 12:59pm

Holiday giving can last all year

Here are some resources for any restaurants and foodservice operators out there who'd like to get involved with a charity. I talked to several nonprofits that team up with restaurants - here is the info -

The Salvation Army accepts food service equipment, appliances and food prep supplies for their senior centers, adult day cares and other community programs. Just use the website directory to locate a… Continue

Posted on December 23, 2009 at 8:59am — 1 Comment

Holiday catering food safety tips

We published a holiday catering guide a few weeks ago with some helpful info on making the most of holiday catering season. It include some broad tips and tricks for catering events and parties, but I thought I'd go into greater detail today on some of the food safety guidelines surrounding buffets and catering.

This information comes from… Continue

Posted on December 10, 2009 at 8:38am — 1 Comment

14 holiday catering tips from the experts

From providing sandwich trays for office lunch meetings to serving steak and lobster for a party of 1000, catering is one of the fastest growing segments of the foodservice industry.

According to a study conducted by the consulting firm Technomic, the restaurant industry has a $33.3 billion opportunity to grow consumer catering sales.

Although the recession has taken a toll on catering to business customers for corporate… Continue

Posted on November 17, 2009 at 6:19am

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At 12:05pm on December 14, 2009, Dan Farmer said…
Many months later....

We finally launched our new website and, if you're still interested in talking, I'd love to find a way to add links to each others site.

Let me know. We have a forums section of our site that has a lot of great information that your users might find helpful. I'm trying to figure where I would link to you.

Thanks and hope to hear back,
At 9:38am on December 10, 2009, Ken Krall said…
Hi Marie,

Here is a direct embed code for YouTube instead of this site:
At 11:44am on December 9, 2009, Ken Krall said…
Hi Marie,
I found you by setting Google Alerts to tell me when there is a new web listing for "Kenkut 3" All promos are handled through Tablecraft, my licensee. Please feel free to nudge them for promos etc. I added a video of the Kenkut to the Video section of this blog site. Check it out or go to my video page at kenkut.com

Have a great day
At 6:41pm on December 8, 2009, Ken Krall said…
Hi Marie,

Thanks for featuring the Kenkut 3 Dispenser in your Winter Wonderland Giveaway.

Ken of Kenkut
At 1:40pm on October 14, 2009, Bryon said…
Enjoying your blogs....

At 1:17pm on August 26, 2009,
Paul Paz
"A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person." -Dave Barry
I like your personal quote!
At 6:33pm on July 20, 2009, Chris Monico, CFSP said…

Good to see you.....(with the Billy Madison tone). No, really, good to see you here. I've only been on fohboh for about 2 weeks or so now, it is kinda interesting. Hope all is well.

At 11:01am on May 29, 2009,
Paul Kuck
Hey Marie
Just ran across your blogs on energy efficiency. Great work. Let me know if I can ever help with a sustainability topic.
At 9:16am on May 29, 2009, Ty Hardison said…
Was just in Indy for the 500. Great town! Curious, do you partner with anyone providing credit card terminal equipment?
At 12:05pm on March 24, 2009, Dan Farmer said…
Heard about your company from one of our techs in the Lima, Ohio area that said he was finding equipment that we service sold from Central. I love the blog part of your website and are prepping on a new site launch soon. Signed up with www.fohboh.com to see what it was all about. Thanks for the lead.




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