Bartender Tips for Creating Conversation that Keeps Guest Entertained

Recently, Sam Malone himself confessed to being disappointed in the reality of playing a bartender.  Why?  In preparation for the role, he learned tons of mixology and bottle tricks, and none of it mattered.  Instead, he spent most of his… Continue Reading

What Is Organic Food?

Recently, we discussed tips for taking your restaurant’s menu clean and green.  There are many ways you can approach ingredient sourcing and food preparation that fall into the “clean and green” category, but the most widespread (and therefore the easiest… Continue Reading

How to Make More Money as a Server

From dealing with rude customers to working long, tiring shifts, life as a server can be exhausting. While many see serving as a part-time gig to make extra money on the side, there are hundreds of thousands of servers in… Continue Reading

Top Visual Cues of Intoxication

As a bartender, pouring drinks and serving customers is only half the job. Bartenders also act as the eyes of the bar, and are responsible for reporting any behavior that may put the bar, or its customers, in a potentially… Continue Reading

Top Influential Women in Bartending

According to the Department of Labor, just under 60% of all bartenders in America are women. While women are currently dominating the bar scene, it’s important to know that this was not always the case. It’s taken a long time… Continue Reading

What is Blood Alcohol Concentration?

Blood alcohol concentration, commonly referred to as BAC, determines an individual’s level of intoxication. It’s a measure of the percentage of alcohol that exists in one’s blood and is shown as a ratio of alcohol to blood in the body.… Continue Reading

Smart Serving: When and How to Cut Customers Off

Most of us, if we’re being honest, have gone out for a fun night on the town and ended up having too much to drink. These nights often lead to nothing more than a painful headache and some embarrassing stories… Continue Reading

5 Ways to Spot a Fake ID

If you work on a bar, then you’re likely aware of the dangers of serving alcohol to minors. Unfortunately, spotting a fake ID can be a lot harder than you think, especially since criminals and tech-savvy teenagers have access to… Continue Reading

How to Be a Good Waiter: 5 Easy Tips

  Waiters perform one of the most critical jobs at any restaurant. They aren’t just the main point of contact for customers, they’re also the de facto representatives of the establishment when customers talk about their dining experience. Even though… Continue Reading

How to Become a Bartender in Indiana

If you’re comfortable around people and don’t mind working long hours at night, you could be up for a pretty exciting and successful career in bartending. Being a bartender in Indiana, however, requires more than just enthusiasm. Though, you better… Continue Reading

Fine Dining Service Tips for Waiters

Being a waiter at a fine dining restaurant is the ideal serving job in the food business. However, it requires technical education beyond the basics of serving food. You have to be attentive and alert at all times throughout your… Continue Reading

How to Get a Bartending License: A Beginner’s Guide

A few years ago bartending was seen as a part-time job, or a gig in individuals would get to make extra money on the side. However, bartending has since grown into a full-time profession for thousands across the country A… Continue Reading

Food Safety in Restaurants and Its Importance

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protects public health by ensuring the safety of drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, and food supply around the country. As a restaurant owner, you don’t want to get on their bad side as you may… Continue Reading

Keeping a High Level of Food Safety Awareness in Food Establishments

Hygienic handling of food is the key to cost-effective and safe food handling practices. It can go a long way in preventing deadly foodborne illnesses which the young, the elderly, and anyone with a weak immune system are susceptible to.… Continue Reading

Think You’re Cut Out For Doing Texas UST Training? Take This Quiz

So you think you know everything you need to know to pass the UST training course? Think again. Here are some common questions which may throw you for a loop. // Think You’re Cut Out For Doing Texas UST Training?… Continue Reading

The Difference Between ATAP and TIPS

Bartending requires people skills. But more important than having the set of skills to engage a customer, bartenders must be skilled in serving alcohol and know all the relevant dos and don’ts of the job – and that goes for… Continue Reading

5 Best Practices for Bartenders in Nebraska

As a professional bartender in Nebraska, you need to learn how to be a diplomat and people friendly at the same time. In addition, you have to act as the ambassador for your business and be an efficient worker as… Continue Reading

5 Best Practices for Bartenders in Colorado

Contrary to popular belief, even veteran bartenders don’t remember every drink known to man. However, the difference between them and a novice is that they will never admit it. Instead, they will say they are aware of several ways to… Continue Reading

Food and Beverage Round-Up: March 9, 2018

  Learn more about current events and trends that may affect your industry in this week’s round-up!     Voice-Ordering Systems Come to Fast-Casual Chains A partnership between Fazoli’s and Orderscape incorporates voice ordering tools like Alexa and Google Assistant… Continue Reading

Weekly Roundup: Food & Beverage – Feb. 9th | Blog

Total Produce, Europe’s Largest Produce Provider, is Fixing to Buy 45% of Dole Food Co. If the deal follows through, Total Produce will be able to acquire an additional 6% of Dole Food Co. stock within two years and potentially… Continue Reading