New Changes to Overtime Pay in the Food Industry: How are Employees and Employers Affected?

The Department of Labor has drastically amended the overtime pay laws which is set to affect roughly 5 million workers with the largest impact being felt in the retail and service sectors. Here’s what these big changes have in store… Continue Reading

20 Fun Facts About Your Favorite Liquors

Ever wondered about facts behind all the drinks you’ve been ordering or serving? Check out our “20 Fun Facts About Your Favorite Liquors”, they might just come in handy in all those bar conversations plus it can make people feel… Continue Reading

Upcoming Illinois BASSET Training Deadlines: What Alcohol Servers Need To Know

It is imperative for the individuals -associated with the food service industry serving alcohol in Illinois- to realize that there are upcoming deadlines related to Beverage Alcohol Seller and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) certification in a number of counties.… Continue Reading

Food Allergies: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt Someone

Think about how many customers come through a popular restaurant or bar on a Friday night, and then try to imagine how many of those customers suffer some type of food allergy. Researchers estimate 15 million Americans—about one in every 20… Continue Reading

Funny Food Service Videos

Being in the food service industry requires passion, customer service, patience and lots of humor. Whether you’re starting as a food server or have established your career as a food manager, there are many valuable lessons that working in the… Continue Reading

How to Avoid Food Poisoning

Nearly 20 million illnesses and up to 800 deaths are caused by norovirus each year, according to the CDC. You’re likely to get norovirus five times during your lifetime. Norovirus is the leading cause of food borne illnesses in the… Continue Reading

What is Listeria? Video

What is Listeria? With all the foodborne illness outbreaks in the news, it’s best to know your food safety. Listeriosis is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. The bacteria may be found… Continue Reading

Tips for Handling Intoxicated Guests

Have you ever had to deal with a drunk customer? It’s not fun, and the consequences of over serving patrons can be dire. A person with a BAC of 0.08% is considered legally impaired. While intoxication is affected by many… Continue Reading

How Old Do You have to be to Become a Bartender?

In the United States, different states have their own age requirement before you are allowed to bartend, but the age range is from 18-21 years old. Some states also require alcohol awareness training (this is different from getting a bartending… Continue Reading

Easter Meals with International Flair

Easter, one of the biggest family dining meals of the year, is coming soon. And, people expect this meal to be special. Today’s restaurant diners are more worldly and curious than ever before. This year, offer something new and exciting… Continue Reading

Chipotle Preps for Delicious Recovery

In 2015, Chipotle, a nationwide restaurant chain that had built a reputation for caring about the health of its customers, suffered a devastating setback when three separate incidents of food-borne illness made 510 people sick and sent the company into… Continue Reading

Food Traditions around the World

This year’s theme for National Nutrition Month is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.” It encourages everyone to take the time to appreciate pleasures, flavors, social experiences and food traditions in our lives. In solidarity with this month’s theme, we… Continue Reading

Food Traditions around the World

This year’s theme for National Nutrition Month is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.” It encourages everyone to take the time to appreciate pleasures, flavors, social experiences and food traditions in our lives. In solidarity with this month’s theme, we… Continue Reading

How to Get a Food Handlers Card Anywhere in the US

All food workers are required to have food safety training before serving food to the public. This not only includes cooks wait staff, child care providers, bussers, dishwasher, bartenders, home cook and grocery clerks, Getting a food handlers card is… Continue Reading

The Legend of TFER: Texas Food Establishment Rules

Sometimes, life baffles you and presents another rule for you to follow. For instance, if you work in a food establishment in Texas, congratulations — there are new Food Handler Certification Requirements! With all the hard work you have to… Continue Reading

How to Get a Bartending License in 3 Simple Steps

Getting your bartending license increases your chances of finding an employer. It is proof that you have attended the required alcohol training. However, different states have different requirements in age (Related Article: How Old Do You Have to Become a… Continue Reading