What is Gluten-Free Food?

People with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or wheat allergy cannot eat foods containing gluten without experiencing negative effects. Sufferers are advised to stick to a gluten-free diet. As awareness of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity have increased in recent years,… Continue Reading

Serving with Safety: How to Avoid Intoxicated Customers

Tipsy customers can bring out all kinds of bad behavior, along with some very awkward moments. The restaurant’s first line of defense will always be the staff; especially the bartender. Nobody wants an out of control drunk patron on premise.… Continue Reading

International Bacon Day is Coming! Let’s Get Ready!

International Bacon Day is September 2nd and it’s fast approaching. If you’re learning this for the first time, yes, it’s definitely real. The world loves bacon, silly. In fact, it’s probably the most important food holiday that we know of.… Continue Reading

Going “Clean” on your Menu? Here’s 5 Tips!

There have been a lot of talk about organic eating over the last decade or so. It’s no wonder why organic food, organic farming, and organic restaurants have skyrocketed in popularity over that same period. As consumers become more aware… Continue Reading

7 Worst Food Recalls in the US

When we buy food and prepare and eat meals, we’re trusting that processes and regulators have done all they can to ensure the products are safe. It’s scary to think about the fact that massive recalls of millions of pounds… Continue Reading

How to Keep Accounting Records for a Small Restaurant

Small business owners have a lot on their plates. This goes double for restaurant owners who don many hats while juggling a variety of responsibilities and challenges. You have to get a handle on the financials and keep up, or… Continue Reading

Food Safety Checklist for Any Health Inspection

Occasionally, local and national businesses that sell food to or process it for the public are in the news when consumers fall ill to tainted food. With proper training in food safety, food service managers or those who aspire to… Continue Reading

Are You in Compliance with New Labeling Guidelines?

    Knowing how many calories are in your food and being able to answer questions related to your food’s nutritional information is an extremely important part of effectively managing your restaurant. As you may or may not be aware,… Continue Reading

Culinary Arts Month is Here! Celebrate Your Inner Foodie with 5 Easy Recipes!

Food brings people together. Anyone can be a foodie, especially when they are going to enjoy something delicious and interesting. Culinary arts month is here, why not invite a group of people over and wow them with your skills as… Continue Reading

10 Drink Recipes for the Dog Days of Summer

  It’s summer, and any alcohol server knows there’s nothing people like better than a stiff drink to beat the heat. Nowadays, the alcohol seller is doing big business with liquors infused with the flavors of oranges, apples, cherries and… Continue Reading

Celebrate National Picnic Month by Keeping Food Safe!

National Picnic Month is upon us, and that means millions of people will be enjoying the beautiful summer weather with picnics in the sunshine. Unfortunately, some of those picnickers will receive some uninvited guests other than the ants. Microbes like… Continue Reading

Friday Regulatory Roundup: Food & Beverage

  Multistate Outbreaks of Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry in Backyard Flocks, 2017 7/13/17 10 outbreaks across the United States from backyard flocks have caused CDC to investigate Salmonella infections. Currently there are nearly 800 cases across 48… Continue Reading

Friday Regulatory Roundup – July 21st

Multistate Outbreaks of Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry in Backyard Flocks, 2017 7/13/17 10 outbreaks across the United States from backyard flocks have caused CDC to investigate Salmonella infections. Currently there are nearly 800 cases across 48 states… Continue Reading

5 Tips to Strengthen Your Menu Merchandizing

If you’re running a restaurant, you’re well aware that you only get three minutes to impress your guests. However, some restaurants fail to understand that guests are impressed by the visuals of the ambiance. Ambiance plays a role, but that… Continue Reading

5 Tips to Strengthen Your Menu Merchandising

If you’re running a restaurant, you’re well aware that you only get three minutes to impress your guests. However, some restaurants fail to understand that guests are impressed by the visuals of the ambiance. Ambiance plays a role, but that… Continue Reading

What People Eat and Drink in Game of Thrones

Season seven is coming! We have waited long enough and now “Winter is here.” The last time we checked, Sansa and Jon are in Winterfell , Arya is now an assassin, and Daenerys is on her way to Dragonstone. Excited?… Continue Reading

Frequently Asked Questions about Arizona Liquor Law

Arizona liquor law encompasses the rules and regulates adhering to which liquor need to be sold in the state of Arizona. Knowledge of obtaining a liquor license in Arizona and the type of Arizona liquor license available is quite important.… Continue Reading

How to Become a Bartender in Texas

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) regulates the Texas alcoholic beverage industry and certifies courses for seller/server training. The licensing division processes applications for all phases of the alcoholic beverage industry. To sell and serve alcoholic beverages in Texas, you… Continue Reading

5 Tips to Make Food Purchasing a Snap

In the restaurant business, investing in food products is by far one of the more challenging aspects.  The number one priority in every situation should be avoiding waste, but there are also price and quality considerations that come into play.… Continue Reading

Ultimate Guide to a Career in Alcohol Serving and Selling

Selling alcoholic beverages goes way beyond the simplistic task of selling goods for cash. The jobs in the beverage business require a greater understanding of its various aspects. Without knowledge of all the dynamics of an alcohol serving job, it… Continue Reading