July 2012 Blog Posts (52)


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Zov Introduces New Seasonal Menu

Tear drop tomatoes, fresh mint and citrus are just a few ingredients that say Indian Summer and Zov Karamardian, owner of 5 OC restaurants bearing her name, is embracing the warm months with a new seasonal menu focusing on overall lighter fare.

Available at her Tustin, Newport Beach and Irvine locations only through Labor Day, the menu includes Housemade Cheese Tortellini with fresh peas, asparagus, garlic, pine nuts, roma tomato and goat cheese for $15.95; Shrimp and Watermelon Salad…

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Added by Groff-Hinman on July 31, 2012 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Anti-Training and the New Economy

Anti-Training and the New Economy

There’s an old steak house in Reno that hails to the Rat Pack Days. Long gone are its days of glory and professionalism.

This shot is of the cook’s line – notice the small door at the end of the line, and the small red sign above it.…

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Added by pubmaster on July 31, 2012 at 2:06pm — 4 Comments

Welcome to the new No Kid Hungry Allies!

Share Our Strength officially launched the No Kid Hungry Allies Program in June. With 13 Allies in 12 states across the country, this milestone marks an important growth of the No Kid Hungry campaign’s national footprint.

The No Kid Hungry Allies program engages communities across the nation to end childhood hunger by surrounding kids with healthy food where they live, learn and play. Allies are committed to making the No Kid Hungry campaign model work in their state. This means…

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Added by Molly Burke on July 30, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment


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Food + Tech and Media Companies are Transforming our Industry

I found this cool map created by Rosenheim Advisors, a strategic and financial consulting firm focused on the food-related tech and media sectors.

We believe that there is a massive technology-driven transformation of the foodservice industry happening right now. We first saw the sparks in 2006, some smoke in 2007 (when FohBoh was founded) a few fires in 2008-2010 and now, we are able to segment the new solutions. There are great tech-solutions arriving daily; some better…

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Added by FohBoh on July 30, 2012 at 2:54pm — 1 Comment


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Nourishing Mondays: Quinoa Pilaf

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

Whole grains are vital staples in any meal plan– they provide nutritious benefits and are amazingly versatile. One of the most celebrated grains of this food group is quinoa.

Quinoa…

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Added by Foodem on July 30, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Protect Your Garden Against the Heat Wave

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

Here at Foodem, we’re all about home gardening. Producing fruits and vegetables in your own back yard is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and your family. As with…

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Added by Foodem on July 27, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Independents, Chains Grow for First Time in Two Years

After two years of little to no growth, the restaurant industry added more chain and independent establishments this spring.



That’s according to “Spring 2012 ReCount,” a new report from The NPD Group. The increase in restaurants is attributed to people eating out more often and spending more money on eating out, both of which are positive signs.



Overall, 2,872 new restaurants were opened between March 2011 and March 2011, marking the first positive growth rate for both…

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Added by Jill Smith on July 26, 2012 at 4:10pm — No Comments

TV Watching and Cellphone Use Go Hand in Hand

Watching TV used to be an event in and of itself, but now people get too bored during commercial breaks, so they turn to another screen to keep themselves occupied: the one on their cellphone.



The Rise of the Connected Viewer,” a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, found that more than half of adult cellphone users use their phones while watching TV. And it’s not too surprising that…

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Added by Jill Smith on July 26, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

IFDA Presentation - July 23, 2012

IFDA Keynote.7.23.12.zip

To download the presentation, please click on the link above.…

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Added by Michael L. Atkinson on July 25, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Should Only People Under 25 Engage in Social Media Marketing?

A recent article titled “Why Every Social Media Manager Should Be Under 25” drew much criticism and fire from marketing professionals of all ages. In retrospect, hopefully, the inexperienced author probably wishes she could retract her negative and inflammatory comments. A number of the posted comments are worthy of sharing.

“So, by that argument, once social media is replaced by the next big thing, everyone your age should be…

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Added by Jon Rock on July 25, 2012 at 11:00am — 2 Comments


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4th Annual Lobsterfest Serves Up Seafood, Music And Fun At Newport Dunes

Lobsterfest, a celebrated annual steak and lobster beach party, will be held at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort in Newport Beach, Calif. on Saturday, August 11 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. For $55, guests will enjoy a whole Maine lobster flown in fresh on the morning of the event, prepared on site and served alongside an all-you-can-eat buffet of shrimp, mussels, tri-tip, corn-on-the-cob and dessert. Additional lobsters can be purchased for $20 each. Dancing and live reggae music, performed by the…

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Added by Groff-Hinman on July 25, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments


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Are You Buying What They’re Selling?

Think about walking into the foodservice distributors warehouse and seeing thousands of aisles and racks with millions of products on them.  Now ask anyone has ever worked for a restaurant chain if this is their product selection experience. Can they choose the right products at the right price to improve costs and increase market share?   

Is your supplier selection process a competitive disadvantage?  You best purchasing tool is completing committed volume supply…

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Added by Fred Favole on July 25, 2012 at 9:05am — No Comments


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Tricks to Eliminate Tasks and Boost Productivity

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

Many of us suffer from early mornings and late, sleepless nights. Our brains stay on full throttle. We’re always moving a hundred miles a minute, and it seems as if there are not enough…

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Added by Foodem on July 25, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Street Teaming & 4 Wall Marketing 101

Nowadays with all the distractions people use to block out the “real world” as they navigate through their day with their iThings, hand held destructo-games and quick texting, it’s tough to get the attention of all those grumbling bellies making their way past our locations. Street Teaming is a golden…

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Added by Ty Sullivan on July 24, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

I’ll Call You! How To Get A Recruiter To Call You Back

How many of us have heard these famous last words at the end of a not-so-successful date? They remind me of Charlie Sheen’s character on Two And A Half Men. “I’ll Call You” was Charlie’s escape hatch which allowed him to quickly part company with his lady friends without a big confrontation. It was never genuine. Rather flip and dismissive. Which is why Job Seekers recoil when they hear the same words from a Professional Recruiter: “I’ll Call You.”

I understand the temptation to lump…

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Added by Robert Krzak on July 24, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments


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How to avoid being a Groupon horror story

This post was prompted by the unfortunate experience of Back Alley Waffleswith Groupon, featured on July 23, 2012 by the Washington Post. Based on the account of the story, it’s hard to tell who is at fault.…

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Added by Eli Chait on July 23, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments


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Instagram: Restaurant’s New Craze

Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are popular and a lot of customers still use them, but there is another site out there that is gaining popularity.  Instagram is a picture based social media site that is catching everyone’s attention.  According to Fast Casual, Instagram has grown from 5 million users to over 30 million since 2010.  As of now, there are over 1…

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Added by MenuDrive on July 23, 2012 at 1:21pm — No Comments


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Nourishing Mondays: Greek Turkey Sliders with Mint-Yogurt Sauce

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

Grilling outdoors is an essential summertime activity. Some of our fondest memories are created while gathered in a backyard or on a patio, surrounded by loved ones and friends, and eating a…

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Added by Foodem on July 23, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


Non-Operator
Do You Value What You Buy?

Buying is a highly specialized job. Not just anyone can do it, many try.

Today's foodservice buyer must know not only a lot about the products he purchases, be he must know the commodity markets, bid procedures, negotiating techniques, how proteins are processed, and the seasonal availability of all products (determines price and quality).

The job involves planning, forecasting, organizing, and a good buyer never stop learning, always seeking to understand menu…

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Added by Fred Favole on July 21, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments


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Now, it's easier than ever to invite your business colleagues to join FohBoh

We know managing social media can take a lot of time. In addition to FohBoh, your industry social network, most of us have a Facebook account, a Twitter and a LinkedIn account too. And, a growing number of us have Google Plus and even Pinterest accounts to network, stay connected and informed. Add mobile social like Foursquare, Instagram, Tastespotting, DeelioZ, Yelp!, among hundreds of others, like gets complicated.

We like to make your life efficient, so simple is better. That's why…

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Added by FohBoh on July 20, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

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