Welcome to FohBoh: The Restaurant Community

About FOHBOH Corporate

FOHBOH, Inc. ("Front of House", "Back of House") is a unique combination of B2B food +tech + media. We are positioned at the intersection of technology and transformation for the $1.5 trillion foodservice industry. 

Food - If its about food consumed away from home, our members are the experts. It is their voice that resonates and represents The Voice of the Restaurant Industry. It is our members' influence that sets the tone and rattles cages and questions the status quo. Over 70% of all online conversations are about food - how we share, what we eat, where we go, when and who we dine with. 

Tech – Unlike any time in history, the foodservice industry is enveloped in a technology-driven transformation that is changing how we conduct business. It is redefining the competitive landscape. It will change how we communicate and engage with our customers. Our customers are in charge of our brand image and vote with their mobile devices - rating our food, service, environment, value and social presents in real time. We must strive to remain relevant and ahead of their needs. This is why big data - social customer intelligence is so important in today's business environment.

Media – While we were born a social media company early in the social shift, we every bit a next-generation social+digital media company. This is where FOHBOH is so different. We are not a just a traditional trade media publication that was forced to become digital or die. We are not just a social network for updating our personal or professional status'. Nor are we a cloud-based database that crosses all business sectors globally, or a marketplace that connects vendors selling to operators buying. 

When you combine the large, global and fragmented foodservice industry with transformative technologies and a contextually relevant interactive digital +social media community, you find FOHBOH.

 

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What is FohBoh?

FohBoh® is the first, leading social-business community for the global restaurant industry. If you are employed by or associated with this enormous and incredible industry, FohBoh is your online water cooler to connect, voice your opinions, and do business. We are passionate about this industry and about developing the most thriving, vibrant community to help serve this industry.

FohBoh is short for Front of the House, Back of the House (in industry parlance), and is unlike consumer-centric sites. We are the first and leading B2B social-business community for insiders of the enormous, worldwide restaurant industry. We now have hundreds of thousands of members and visitors from over 130 countries. Moreover, we are now able to reach millions of foodservice influencers worldwide, with our social web connection at facebook, Linkedin and Twitter among other social networking sites.

What is FohBoh’s Mission?

Our mission is to build the world’s largest and most vibrant online restaurant industry community to help you, our members, learn, share, collaborate and succeed in today's social web environment. We want to create a superior environment (both online and off) where people can come together to share ideas, get feedback, make friends and new business connections, learn and do business. The foodservice industry has long needed a central water cooler. FohBoh is a powerful tool that gives you a voice in the global restaurant industry. We are passionate about creating a fabulous community that engages you, educates you, and helps you in your business. As we like to say, The Conversation Starts Here™...

Who Joins FohBoh?

FohBoh is for servers and CEOs, cooks and chefs, managers and executives, bartenders, commercial Real Estate developers and brokers, architects, designers, lawyers, accountants, food and beverage vendors, wineries, boutique produce growers, bakers, consultants, concept developers, investors, lenders, owners, franchisees, franchisers, operators, manufacturers, and more. It's a big universe!

The Power of Social Media

FohBoh is more than a network. We are social-business community. Social media is fundamentally changing how humans communicate. Because of this, social engagement online has exploded in recent years. As more people have access to the Internet, technology, Social engagement continues to evolve.

In 2014 and beyond, dedicated niche sites like FohBoh that add real value and provide context, relevancy and social web utility to like-minded professionals, will thrive. People are naturally social, especially those in the restaurant industry and we saw a tremendous need for a restaurant-centric community. We believe that only a community dedicated to the restaurant sector could better address industry issues trends and needs. For example, these issues include staffing, concept development, employee hiring and retention challenges, shift-orientation and scheduling, purchasing methods, employee training, equipment and maintenance, licensing, health regulations, real estate, site selection, customer service, financing, legal and marketing, among others.

It’s Time for Restaurants to Better Utilize Internet Technology

Every day, billions of meals are prepared and served to hungry customers eager to evaluate performance, write and post reviews online. Too often, restaurateurs leave it up to online restaurant reviewers to rate their establishments. Restaurants have been at the mercy of reviewers. It’s time to take control and manage your destiny. Promote, blog, add value, learn, teach and grow. Become part of the conversation.

Now, save money, learn and connect with branded food and beverage manufacturers on our Social Marketplace.

Restaurant Social Media

As the social web evolves, so does FohBoh. Because products and services are being defined by you, on social networks like FohBoh.com, we listened. The result is our evolution as a social media company dedicated to the foodservice industry. Find out how we can help at info@fohboh.net.

The Restaurant Industry

Few other industries are under such scrutiny. Few other industries have such high failure rates and no other industry employs so many on a part time basis than the restaurant industry. To suggest that the restaurant industry is fragmented is an understatement. So, why connect and engage with like-minded professionals online? Because our industry is fragmented, dynamic, and always moving. It's a huge industry and the community is the organization and the organization is the community. Restaurateurs must connect, communicate and conduct business in a social media world and FohBoh offers an insider’s view to the restaurant world.

The National Restaurant Association projects that in 2014, the restaurant industry, in the U.S. alone, will generate over $660 billion in sales, from over 980,000 restaurants operating in 50 states staffed by over 13 million full and part time employees, or 1:10 employed in the U.S. Restaurants are supplied by tens of thousands of vendors that provide fresh, frozen, packaged and pre-made products daily and keep the equipment operating. The total economic impact of the Restaurant Industry is $2 for every $1 generated in restaurant sales, or over $1.5 trillion.

How do I maximize my use of FohBoh?

First, we recommend signing up! Once you do, you can comment on other people’s content and also write and post your own. After you sign up, complete your profile and customize your page to give others the opportunity to get to know you better. Since this is a B2B network/community, we recommend that you don’t hide behind an anonymous avatar, though you are free to do so. This also means that recommend you upload a great photo of your face so people can identify you. By default, we assign you a random avatar, mostly because everyone loves something colorful and interesting. Then, join or start a group. If you are a business owner, restaurant association or culinary school, start a private group. As the originator of a private group you will be able to engage, connect, collaborate with your students and alumni; as a restaurateur, invite your employees; as an association, invite your members and find new ways to help them be successful.

At FohBoh you have access to the largest bank of industry-centric collective intelligence in the world. Use it to explore and content to catch up on trends and new ways of doing business shared by your peers. You can read from many thousands of useful blogs, participate in discussions, make new friends, ask questions of the community by starting a discussion thread. You can also view photos and videos contributed by the community as well as posting your own. There is a ton of fun and entertaining videos, but also some very useful educational ones as well.

We ask that you also familiarize yourself with our community guidelines before you post any blogs. WE DO NOT ALLOW SPAMMING! We do want to foster a helpful, positive and safe community. And we're quite proud of the incredible one that has developed so far. We have a number of member mavens and FohBohists™ who may reach out to you, so be prepared to be engaged by friendly FohBoh members :-). There has never been a better time for a community dedicated to our industry, as we explore new business models for a new era. FohBoh is a unique and powerful tool to interact and help each of us through the power of shared knowledge.

Welcome aboard!


Email: info at fohboh dot net

FohBoh's Blog

Google Glass for Chefs

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Found this on Eater and wanted to share...As the turf war between Google Glass enthusiasts and everyone else is heating up, LA food truck king Roy…

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The non-egg egg

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Josh Tetrick, founder of Hampton Creek Foods, understands that there are people out there who can't consume eggs (and other foods associated with them). After working with more than 344 prototypes and studying about 287 different types of plants, his San Francisco-based company has successfully created…

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Mindfulness Management – Using Latest Practices to Land a Management Job

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Robert Krzak. You can visit his profile here.

The business world creates new problem solving theories every year. Management training and practice evolves yearly. This can make it difficult for managers to keep up. If you’ve been in a management position for a long time and are just returning to the work play you may find the new interview questions and…

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5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in your Restaurant

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Ian Said. You can visit his profile here.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity for you to offer your customers something spectacular. Whilst dining at your…

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IRS to Roll Out New Program For Small BIz Tax Payers

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Jules Dalsey. You can visit his profile here.

The IRS is planning to roll out a new program that would help small…

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Behavior That Can Cost Managers Their Jobs

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Robert Krzak. You can visit his profile here.

One of the most frustrating aspects of working in any corporation is being stepped over for a promotion. Another example would be the manager who solves problems, reduces turn over, increases revenue, brings the restaurant out of the dark ages, and then is fired despite their efforts.

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Restaurant Industry Trends that Will Affect Your Dining Out Habits this Year and Beyond

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Cess Padilla. You can visit her profile here.

Now there’s more reason for you to step out and try out new restaurants this year with friends and loved ones, because for sure, following the release of the National Restaurant Association’s Industry Forecast this year, restaurants across the United States will be stepping up their game to provide the best food…

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4 Reasons to Join the California Restaurant Association (CRA)

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

This post was originally written by the FohBohists at Waitrainer. You can visit their profile here.

Calling all California Restaurant Industry Professionals: Do you wish you could be more involved in restaurant industry-related legislation? Could you use some help navigating the ever-changing legal landscape of the industry including new labor laws, food safety…

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The Restaurant Community
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Professional community and business exchange for the global restaurant industry. Our goal is to provide a powerful platform to enable employees, vendors and service provider to have an interactive voice to connect, communicate and transact business.

FohBoh.net is our social media kitchen. The kitchen delivers end-to-end social media consulting services to restaurants, chains and others operating in the foodservice industry.
Years in the Industry
Born on November 1, 2007...with a long way to go!

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18th Annual UCLA Extension Restaurant Industry ConferenceCalifornia Sets America's Table Tuesday, May 13, 2014UCLA Covel CommonsUCLA CampusLos Angeles, California  Professionals attending this highly regarded conference include approximately 350 restaurant operating companies, owners, C-level executives, lenders, private equity investors, investment bankers, suppliers, and professional advisors.• Network with other restaurant owners and executives• Learn what's behind recent success stories •…See More
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Thanks for adding me as a friend!  Looking forward to learning and connecting here on FOHBOH.  What a great site you have!

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