Business

Transform Your Menu with Braising

By Chef Eamon Lee, CEC   A cooking method that produces a dish that’s greater than the sum of its parts is a technique deserving of praise. Stemming from the French word braiser, meaning to stew, braising is rooted in flavor extraction as slowly cooked, tough meats mingle with hearty vegetables and flavorful juices to undergo an exquisite transformation. Once ...

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Why “Audit” Isn’t a Dirty Word

While the word “audit” may not bring the warmest notions to mind, the results of such an exercise – process, efficiency, and ROI – will help land your marketing strategy squarely in the best-practices category. Throughout the year, we’ve highlighted key “Management by Menu” concepts, from food and labor costs to trends and operational efficiencies to make your business more ...

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Customer Spotlight: Bar Pazzo

Owner and chef John Tabone claims, “It takes a rare breed to choose the restaurant industry and make it their profession.” Tabone and partners Sam Agolino and Corinne Agolino Salko brought their culinary vision to life through rustic-style, Italian restaurant Bar Pazzo. The three not only wanted to offer exclusive products unique to the area, but they also aimed to ...

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7 Steps to Effective Manager Meetings

By David Scott Peters, www.therestaurantexpert.com Do you have manager meetings? I’m not talking about the passing-in-the-hall quick conversations, but actual sit-down meetings where you focus on moving the business forward? If you are having sit-down meetings, are they effective? Communication in restaurants is key to getting anything done, from cleaning to profitability. The big communication challenge in restaurant management is ...

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Customer Spotlight: Great Pines

With a rich history of over 100 years as a successful Adirondack resort destination for travelers, Great Pines, formerly known as The North Woods Inn, is set on a hill with over 600 feet of prime waterfront and sweeping views of northern Blue Mountain all the way to the southern McCauley Mountain. “The property needed some love and needed to ...

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