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Employing Minors in the Kitchen: Know the Laws

Minors will often work in foodservice as part time or full-time work during school breaks. You might wonder what restaurant labor laws apply to you as a business owner and your employees. Like all businesses, the foodservice industry must abide by the Fair Labor Standards Act when employing all people, especially minors. While you are permitted to employ minors in your restaurant, you must make exceptions in the types and hours of work that you give people under the age of 18.

12+ Wine Glass Types + Tips + Brands

If you’re not offering wine service at your restaurant, you’re missing out on major profit opportunity. But guests want more than just wine – they want an experience. How you serve your wine and what you serve it in makes a difference. Learn about many popular types of wine glasses, as well as tips for purchasing, care and maintenance, and glassware brands with our Wine Glasses Buying Guide. Which type of wine glass should you use? Find out here.

The Complete Buying Guide to True T-Series Reach-In Refrigerators and Freezers

The T-Series is True Refrigeration's signature, award winning, best-in-class reach-in...

The Ultimate Guide to Restaurant Social Media

How many times have you been scrolling through your Facebook or Instagram feed, and become instantly jealous of a friend's meal? Suddenly, you want to try a new restaurant that you didn't even know about five minutes ago. This example, and many others like it, are...

Food Safety 101: A Crash Course

Practicing proper food safety is hugely important to the success of your commercial foodservice. Improper techniques could lead to costly consequences like loss of customer trust and business reputation, negative exposure, decreased morale, lawsuits and legal fees, and more. This crash course is intended as an overview of common food safety precautions.

Common Kitchen Injuries and How to Treat Them

Working in the kitchen can be a fun but sometimes dangerous business. Whether you are a professional chef or just cooking at home, kitchen-safety is essential. While using proper technique and being careful can help to avoid most injuries, accidents can still happen...

Customer Spotlight: Mallow Run Winery

It doesn’t get any better than sharing experiences with close friends over a good bottle of wine. That’s exactly what Indiana winery Mallow Run seeks to do. We sat down with their Marketing Coordinator Sarah Shadday to learn more about their mission and wine making process.

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12+ Wine Glass Types + Tips + Brands

If you’re not offering wine service at your restaurant, you’re missing out on major profit opportunity. But guests want more than just wine – they want an experience. How you serve your wine and what you serve it in makes a difference. Learn about many popular types of wine glasses, as well as tips for purchasing, care and maintenance, and glassware brands with our Wine Glasses Buying Guide. Which type of wine glass should you use? Find out here.

Buying Restaurant and Bar Furniture

The furniture in your restaurant can make or break a customer’s experience. If it’s comfortable and high-quality, they’re probably going to want to stay a little longer. Adding quality furniture can instantly boost the appearance and atmosphere in your business. In this article, we’ve broken down the main types of restaurant and bar furniture and what types work best in your environment.

Automated, Undercounter Dishwashing vs. Manual Compartment Sinks

Don’t gamble on sanitation. If you’re still washing dishes manually, you can’t guarantee a consistent, thorough clean every time. If this is a gamble you’re taking, you could be increasing your risk of physical harm. Learn the pros and cons of automated undercounter dishwashing compared to manually washing and sanitizing with a compartment sink.

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Employing Minors in the Kitchen: Know the Laws

Minors will often work in foodservice as part time or full-time work during school breaks. You might wonder what restaurant labor laws apply to you as a business owner and your employees. Like all businesses, the foodservice industry must abide by the Fair Labor Standards Act when employing all people, especially minors. While you are permitted to employ minors in your restaurant, you must make exceptions in the types and hours of work that you give people under the age of 18.

Common Kitchen Injuries and How to Treat Them

Working in the kitchen can be a fun but sometimes dangerous business. Whether you are a professional chef or just cooking at home, kitchen-safety is essential. While using proper technique and being careful can help to avoid most injuries, accidents can still happen...

Your Complete Guide to Opening a Restaurant

Many dream of opening their own restaurant. If you’re interested in making your dream a reality, we’re here to help with this definitvie guide to opening a restaurant, which explores restaurant concept development, seeking expert advice, writing a business plan, securing funding, site selection, operations and staffing up, and training and startup.

Common Kitchen Injuries and How to Treat Them

Working in the kitchen can be a fun but sometimes dangerous business. Whether you are a professional chef or just cooking at home, kitchen-safety is essential. While using proper technique and being careful can help to avoid most injuries, accidents can still happen...

Your Complete Guide to Opening a Restaurant

Many dream of opening their own restaurant. If you’re interested in making your dream a reality, we’re here to help with this definitvie guide to opening a restaurant, which explores restaurant concept development, seeking expert advice, writing a business plan, securing funding, site selection, operations and staffing up, and training and startup.

The 8 Steps to Designing a Restaurant Concept

Designing a restaurant concept isn’t simply a matter of constructing an attractive dining space or an effective food production kitchen. It’s a fine balance of accomplishing your objectives within a manageable budget. Because restaurants are subject to so many regulations, the design must not only be efficient and aesthetically pleasing, but also keep food and customer safety top of mind.

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What are Charger Plates?

Charger plates, sometimes referred to as show plates, are a growing trend often observed in elegant and private dining setting such as banquets, catered events, and exclusive golf clubs. These large plates, used for displays and suggestive selling, elevate the ambiance and the overall dining experience – really giving a charge to your tabletop presentation.

The Ultimate Guide to Restaurant Social Media

How many times have you been scrolling through your Facebook or Instagram feed, and become instantly jealous of a friend's meal? Suddenly, you want to try a new restaurant that you didn't even know about five minutes ago. This example, and many others like it, are...

5 Juice Recipes to Add to Your Restaurant Menu

So, you’ve decided to start juicing in your restaurant. You’re not only going to want an excellent juicer, but some great recipes to try out on your customers. We’ve put together five easy, but unique, juice recipes to get you started with juicing. Customers will love these fresh creations, and you can branch out on these recipes to create more custom juices.

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