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Three Celebrity Restaurants You’ll Want to Visit

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Gathering a following in the food business is essential to the success of a venue. Statistics show a chain or franchise gain a customer base quicker than independently owned dining rooms. When a consumer is familiar and comfortable with a brand, they know what to expect and rely on the consistency associated with the name. It is for this reason Celebrities open Restaurants. As an investment, when a household name opens a business it becomes vastly publicized. The invitation writes itself and guests will flock to the grand opening. Similar to a franchise, Celebrity owned restaurants hold a name people can relate to. There are three types of Celebrities who […]

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The Restaurant Rules of Plating and Presentation

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The Restaurant industry has a byline of quality and Plating presentation for their foundation. These are key ingredients in creating a successful Restaurant. Quality of foods go hand in hand with the taste that keeps customers coming back. As a competitive industry, Chefs use visual cues to accompany their creations for exceptional results. There are several items on the Plating Checklist that kitchens follow. At the top of the Plating itinerary lies a serving of creativity and a nuance of style. Serving several dishes at a time necessitates a plan and structure to keep the Plating consistent. This approach allows for several elements to occur simultaneously. The Plating As a […]

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Getting Ahead of The Restaurant Rush

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Busy days can lead to an impromptu plan for dinner. When your tired and hungry, the last thing you want to do is endure a lengthy waiting list for a table. It may seem hit or miss aside from the obvious Friday night traffic. Restaurant schedules and orders are projected in advance based on the prior year’s activity. This pattern creates a trend that can be used as a guideline for future reference. The days of the week, time of day and year are all components to keep in mind. Local events and tourism also have a generous impact in the hospitality industry. If the area becomes flooded with more […]

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Top Vegan Eateries Worldwide

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AtayaCaffe Location: Berlin, Germany AtayaCaffe is a somewhat unassuming café tucked away in one of Berlins side streets that is considered to be one of the best vegan eateries going. Its food is influenced by Sardinian and Senegalese influences with meals such as traditional Sardinian pasta, ravioli and spaghetti, curry Dakar, Hummus platters, smoothies, vegan caked and even waffles. The place has a vibrant décor that’s both colourful and cosy and better yet its both child and dog friendly. For those that are more environmentally conscious you’ll be happy to known that Atayacaffe is also waste and plastic free as well. Grassroots Health Location: Edinburgh Scotland A small café and […]

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Menu Trends Around the World

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If you are a novice foodie inspiring to be a dining connoisseur, you may plan a trip to travel the tastes around the compass. From the Northern icy regions to the Southern edges of the ocean, the foods you find will have their own flavorful flair. You will notice a trend within the menus that offer some hints to the areas novel dishes. Before you charter the course (no pun intended), knowing what to look for in the pattern will help you know what to expect along your way. Menu Differences The weather, elevation and properties will determine the diverse types of plant life and animals indigenous to the region. […]

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Amazing Restaurant Themes to Explore

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Dining out at home or on vacation gives you the opportunity to try new cuisines. Each corner of the world is known for their regional specialties and delicacies. Adding a theme to the menu creates an experience for diners that ranges from humorous to adventurous and everything in between. Aside from the festive setting, you can expect a menu to match the surroundings. Themed Restaurant owners strive to appeal to the masses. Gaining a top spot in a travel guide is a known goal denoting triumph and success. They are counting on locals and tourists to be excited, take several photos and ultimately enjoy their dining event. There are hundreds […]

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The Real Reasons Trays are Used in Restaurants

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Serving in a restaurant is an art form that requires multiple talents and an impeccable sense of balance. At any given time you will see a server appearing to defy gravity as they weave through the crowds. Each establishment trains their servers to prioritize guest service while upholding the company’s policies and procedures. Tray Service has become prominent in the food and beverage industry. You will notice Trays are becoming more prevalent as a general rule versus a suggestion. The style of service received will largely depend on the restaurants motif and surrounding. There is a standard of regulations that each Server must follow. This includes the protocol when it […]

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A Peek Behind the Restaurant Scene

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Restaurants are known to have service with a smile. From a coffee house to elite dining rooms, you will find a gracious staff waiting to take your order. Unless you have worked in a restaurant, it is hard to know what happens behind the scenes. From the time you enter the door to signing your payment slip, there are a multitude of steps that remain unseen from the table. Front of House The service team is generally the front of house personnel that has the most contact with the guests. When you are met by a greeter, they are usually known as a host or Maître D.  They are in […]

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Tech Trends in Restaurants

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Before Restaurants became commonplace, they were small town kitchens with homemade goods and eats. As the whisk turned and opportunities grew, dining spaces grew in popularity. Franchises, corporations and independently owned restaurants became the new trend. Food and Beverage concepts have become one of the biggest industries around the world. While the supply and demand of dining options don’t seem to be going anywhere, restaurants have to remain competitive to keep their top of the menu status. Creative dishes may be the bread and butter of the dining scene, yet it may not be enough to keep the momentum going. Restaurants have turned to innovation with a side dish of […]

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The Design of Dining Courses

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Have you ever wondered why the portions in Fine Dining restaurants seem to decrease as the price increases? If you answered yes, you are not alone. The customary menus at most restaurants are based on a main course and possibly a cup of soup or a salad. You have the choice to order an appetizer and if you have the desire for dessert, you can put in a request at the end of your meal. The dishes are generally larger portions of a meat and one or two sides depending on what you ordered. The tradition of Fine Dining is to gracefully serve several courses throughout the experience. You will […]

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