I just spent two fabulous afternoons with people who make my world go round – Restaurant Managers! I must admit I have this incredible love and respect for anyone who runs a restaurant. I have spent my entire career in the biz and I can’t even begin to count the number of valued… Continue
Added by Bill Campion on June 30, 2010 at 9:12am —
Some produce is worse than others if it is not organic. Conventional celery found to have up to 67 pesticide residues. Plus
Marcus talks about NY State banning pesticides on school lawns. Plus
the schools policy on Lavender oil and the plant of… Continue
Added by Marcus Guiliano on June 30, 2010 at 4:30am —
So, you want to run a hospitality (restaurant – bar – both - other) operation. If you think you had a full plate at last year’s Thanksgiving dinner, wait until you see what they are going to be dumping on your plate now. The following is not a top ten list; in fact, it is a random start to a never… Continue
Added by Chase Leblanc on June 29, 2010 at 1:07pm —
Think about this – you are going to dinner tonight with five other people – would you rather go to dinner with five negative people or five positive people? Right, unless you are working out some issues the majority of us would pick going to dinner with positive people. Why? Because who wants to sit there listening to five people whine, complain and carry on about how tough life is for them and everyone they know while trying to eat a meal.
Now go one more step, how does that same… Continue
Added by Kathleen Wood on June 28, 2010 at 9:07pm —
Day One of the Fancy Food Show
The first day of the Fancy Food Show is completely overwhelming. There are so many things to see and taste that it is hard to keep track of it all. I see people writing orders on the first day and I wonder how Continue
they can be so decisive. But certain vendors stand out, and the ones that
manage to stay top of mind after tasting so many other delicious goodies are
items that deserve a place in Stone and…
Added by Elizabeth Blumberg on June 27, 2010 at 5:08pm —
I failed a client yesterday.
I learned a lesson about slowing down.
I learned that social media communities will shape a corporate social media voice.
To remit amends to this, I offer a full and transparent apology."An Apology to the Dessert Professional Community"
Added by Jeffrey J Kingman on June 26, 2010 at 10:20am —
By 2012 we may be eating genetically modified farmed salmon. GM salmon
looks like it be getting approval. Don't expect GM salmon to be
labeled, nothing else that is GM'ed is labeled.
Here is my take on all GM crops.
More info… Continue
Added by Marcus Guiliano on June 26, 2010 at 4:30am —
Justin and I talk chocolate, healthy chocolate that is. Chocolate is
regarded as a superfood, packed with intense antioxidants. But most of
the chocolate available are breaking one or more of the rules for
keeping healthy. Please be aware that dark chocolate is not as healthy
as you think it is.… Continue
Added by Marcus Guiliano on June 24, 2010 at 4:21am —
A year ago, many articles were being written on the complete, and seemingly intractable, seizure in the capital markets. Lenders weren’t lending, and investors weren’t investing, for many reasons, but a central cause was their lack of certainty as to the value of their existing positions. The resulting lack of liquidity exacerbated the problem. (In simple terms, if no… Continue
Added by Rod Guinn on June 24, 2010 at 3:30am —
Added by Rick Hession on June 23, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Everywhere you go there is divisiveness. “They are not like us”, “they” say, one country vs. another, men vs. women, blues vs. reds, old vs. young, rich vs. poor, tech savvy vs. tech newbie, and… front of the house vs. back of the house.…
Added by Chase Leblanc on June 22, 2010 at 7:27pm —
At FohBoh our core values include providing relevant and actionable content and products. FohBuzz, for example, is a tool our customers find relevant because it not only tells them what is being said about their brand NOW but gives them insight as to how that critical social commentary has changed over time. Thus the first step is LISTENING. The second step is EVALUATION a judgment of what the information means and whether action needs to be taken. The critical third step is DECISION MAKING,… Continue
Added by Richard Heaps on June 22, 2010 at 5:38pm —
Chain Restaurant Same Store Sales “Pops”: What’s Happened Recently?
Same store sales is an… Continue
Added by John A. Gordon on June 22, 2010 at 10:29am —
"Restaurants are ahead of the curve: 81% are currently using social
media, compared with 60% in other industries."
Smart Brief's 'SmartBlog on Restaurants' published the results of a survey on June 16th. While they do state that the survey is under-represented by the industry.. I think the results are very skewed. Take a look.. I'd love to know what you think."State of Social… Continue
Added by Jeffrey J Kingman on June 22, 2010 at 9:40am —
Peanut butter and jelly. Spaghetti and meatballs. Sonny and Cher. Tornadoes and the Great Plains. There are some pairings we just can't deny!
The same goes for social media. When developing and executing your social media plan, you need what I call social media "hippies" as much as you need the "legalists".
While Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and other platforms are saturating our society, there is still something very… Continue
Added by Josh Hersh on June 21, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Keeping employees productive in a restaurant is always an ongoing task, and below I will offer a simple solution for one area. Cleaning is another responsibility that the kitchen staff usually hates. Sometimes it can be the amount one is given to clean in the kitchen on any given day. Many restaurant operators will wait until the cooking, and other kitchen equipment is heavily caked with grease, and dirt to finally get on the staff about cleaning. Continue
This is the same way with the hood…
Added by Dave Ott on June 21, 2010 at 5:39pm —
Georgetown Bagelry will forever be changed because Badu is leaving. Continue
Badara Njai is our Team Leader and most of you know him from the front counter, waiting on you, at the bagel shop. I’ve known Badu for over 15 years and I believe he’s been working our Bethesda store for a good 7 years. Badara came to us in Georgetown where he began working part time while he was…
Added by Mary Beall Adler on June 21, 2010 at 10:00am —
For years, I’ve reviewed resumes. There are three basic types of resumes. They include Chronological, Functional and a Combination format.
Chronological resumes list work history, with the most recent position listed first, followed by previous work experience. Functional resumes focus on skills and experience, rather than on chronological work history. This is most often a format used by career changers or people who have extensive contract or temporary employment… Continue
Added by David Rose on June 20, 2010 at 4:00pm —
Added by Sybil Presley on June 18, 2010 at 12:55pm —
Welcome to Club FohBoh!
Is it just me, or is it getting hot in here? There are quite a few members who've really busted a move this week on FohBoh, posting great content, connecting with peers, and heating up the comment threads.
We still have some wall flowers in our community, though, people who have enthusiastically signed up,… Continue
Added by FohBoh on June 18, 2010 at 12:30pm —