The Best Cooking and Restaurant Games

The cooking game genre has exploded in recent years, with dozens of phone and PC games popping up. Most games are geared toward creating delicious recipes and running an efficient kitchen to make money. They help develop time management skills in children and help adults relax and have some fun. Here is our curated list […]

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The Server Interview Questions (and Answers!) You Need to Know

Some restaurants will hire a server based on simple interview questions such as, “Do you have experience?” or “Can you work weekends?” But it’s usually not that easy. You should always go into a server job interview expecting to have an in-depth discussion with your potential employer about your experience and skills.  As a server, […]

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How to Avoid Food Contamination in Your Restaurant

Food safety is one of the most important issues a restaurant kitchen has to consider. Unsafe handling of food can make customers sick, result in health code violations, and cause unnecessary food waste. The good news is it’s easy to prevent food contamination with proper training and documented processes.  Common food safety issues and how […]

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Skip Bartending School – How to Become a Bartender

“Sometimes you meet people who change your life for the better. Those people are bartenders.” If you love to talk to new people and thrive in fast-paced, sometimes rowdy environments, bartending is the perfect job for you. With a little upfront investment of your time and energy, you can become a bartender in just a […]

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Resume and Interview Tips to Land a Restaurant Job

Restaurant jobs come with many perks — the schedules are flexible, prior work experience is often not needed, it’s a fun environment, and some positions are paid in cash daily — so it’s no surprise that many people are looking for positions in food service. The restaurant industry is also known for its high turnover […]

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How to Write a Great Restaurant Job Post

Many restaurant job ads are shorter than those you see from other industries. They’re often missing key details such as the “About Company” section and have few if any, details in the “Responsibilities” section.  According to Sara Anderson, director of workforce development at the National Restaurant Association, it costs nearly $2,000 to replace an hourly […]

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Restaurants Are Helping Healthcare Workers and Communities in Need

Hard times can inspire creativity, kindness, and a sense of community. We’ve been seeing this positivity rippling throughout the food industry in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurant owners and employees are finding creative ways to help others, despite their own financial losses and personal hardships.  We can all use some feel-good stories right about […]

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Four Types of Restaurants and the Job Opportunities They Offer

World-renowned chefs Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, and Thomas Keller all started their careers as dishwashers. Starting at the bottom and working your way to the top is common within restaurants. But how do you decide where to start? The restaurant industry is full of job opportunities that match a wide range of skills and interests, […]

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Tips for Hiring and Training New Restaurant Staff After Coronavirus Closures

To say COVID-19 has rocked the restaurant industry is an understatement. Nearly two-thirds of the restaurant workforce has been lost. But there is light at the end of the tunnel, and we’re inching closer to it each day. When you’re finally able to welcome dine-in guests again, it’s likely you’ll need to replace some or […]

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10 Chef Quotes to Inspire Your Culinary Journey

If your dream is to become a chef, the first step is to become a great cook. And, as Julia Child said, “No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.” We’ve curated a diverse list of inspiring chef quotes to encourage you on your journey to culinary perfection.  1. Jiro Ono  Jiro […]

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