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The Business of Brunch + 5 Steps for Success

Brunch

Brunch differentiates from breakfast in that it’s much more than a meal, it’s a unique social experience and a national pastime. As a result of changing lifestyle patterns in how Americans eat, live, and interact with each other, brunch has become more popular than ever. However, just because it’s booming, doesn’t necessarily mean starting a brunch program is the right ...

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Customer Spotlight: The Beaumont Inn

Beaumont Inn

Built in 1948, The Beaumont Inn provides customers with an elegant, fine dining experience where they can enjoy classic American cuisine and beautiful scenery that includes mountains, creeks, and gardens surrounding the 50-acre property. The outdoor landscape boasts two patios that can seat up to 120 people, a lounge area with fire pits and torches, and botanical gardens while the ...

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Why Beef Programs Matter

Beef Programs

By Chef Eamon Lee, CEC A great beef dish starts with a great product, and flavor is paramount. When positioned properly, premium beef provides high impact and perceived value on the menu and on the plate, invariably leading to increased profitability. When choosing a beef program, it’s critical to balance the right quality with the right menu price and the ...

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The “New” Tableside Service

tableside service

Tableside service may evoke memories of a bygone era or a service found only in country clubs and private resorts. Recently, the scarcity can be directly attributed to the rapid rise of casual dining but tableside service has made a resurgence as chefs and restaurateurs use it for newer presentations such as fresh guacamole or constructing a Waldorf Salad. This ...

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Dining Trends: Pork Profiling

Pork

Technomic’s “Spotlight on Center of the Plate” report recently revealed that 66% of people who enjoy pork and beef are choosing to eat pork at least once a week! Pork’s unlimited versatility, affinity for seasonal produce pairings, comfort style cooking techniques, and reasonable price point has chefs pouncing on this rare merchandising and margin opportunity. “We sell everything but the ...

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Maines Joins Markon for Annual Chef Summit

Chef Summit

Foodservice chefs across the country stepped out of their kitchens into fields and packing facilities to learn about the produce they use, and collaborate on new ways to integrate produce on menus through Markon Cooperative’s second annual Chef Summit. The Chef Summit, held in Monterey, California, brought together 22 chefs from Markon’s seven foodservice members and foodservice operators, including our ...

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Words of Wisdom from David Chang

David Chang

Known as a “bad-boy” of the culinary industry, David Chang is the owner of the Momofuku restaurant group, unapologetic in both his outlook on food and his big personality. He has been credited with increasing the popularity of modern Asian cuisine through his culinary empire, now numbering five restaurants, several dessert bars, and a cocktail bar. During our Fireside Chat ...

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