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How to Make Time for Training

Posted on June 10, 2011 by James Keil

"We've got a training program," explained the veteran Restaurant Manager. "The challenge is in making sure it gets done."

Typically, restaurants that are successful offer training for their employees. This training may be quite extensive and takes a great deal of time, both to ...
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How to Keep Secret Recipes Secret In Your Restaurant

Posted on May 20, 2011 by Will Rife

Is there a more secretive recipe in the restaurant industry than K.F.C.'s fried chicken?

The importance of crafting and securing your most trusted recipes has become paramount to ensuring consistent quality. With the advent of social media, a bigger threat is the security of these closely held secrets.

I was curious about secret recipes, more than ...
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The Perfect Pair

Posted on May 20, 2011 by Will Rife

In the past few years, local wineries have become increasingly popular across the United States. Being in the state of Oregon, I'm surrounded by local wineries and some of the best pinot wines in the world. When debating wine pairings for a specific meal, the conclusion is usually very simple based on your preference for red or white. However, many wine drinkers prefer both, but ...
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How to Upsell Craft Beer: Brew Baby, Brew

Posted on May 20, 2011 by Will Rife

Living in one of the hearts of craft beer production here in Eugene, Oregon, I find myself taking for granted all the great opportunities to frequently try some great regional microbrews. With choices such as Ninkasi Brewing and Oakshire brewing right in my backyard, it makes it easy to indulge in a wide variety of craft selections.

While indulging in these frothy ...
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