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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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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13 Feel-Good Movies and TV Shows For Restaurant Staff

The coronavirus (a.k.a COVID-19) has forced many restaurants to close or to operate with a reduced staff. There are a lot of restaurant employees out there right now with a lot of time on their hands.  To keep you entertained and your spirits lifted, we’ve put together a list of 13 feel-good movies and TV […]

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Talk the Talk: Understanding Restaurant Jargon

Restaurants operate in a unique environment. Unlike an office or retail job, restaurants are loud, crowded, and fast-paced, and employees tend to be much more casual. Friendships form quickly because everyone has to work together to be successful. Over time, this environment has led to a whole language of restaurant lingo that both front of […]

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Restaurant Business — How to The Survive Coronavirus Crisis?

It’s possible that your city hasn’t been much affected by Coronavirus yet, but it’s just a matter of time. It is spreading fast and it is coming. It not about “if”, it’s about “when”. Seattle has been declared ground zero for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the U.S. COVID-19 has not only negatively affected us individually, but the community, […]

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The Joys of Family Meal

There’s one thing every person in the world has in common — we all have to eat. Food is our common denominator, so sharing a meal is a way to bond with anyone, no matter how different they are from you.  Sharing food across cultures fosters understanding and deepens relationships. Sharing food between BOH and […]

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10 Unwritten Rules of Professional Kitchens

Celebrated chef Gavin Kaysen tells every intern at the world-renowned Café Boulud the same thing: “You can come to this restaurant and you can give us 99% and the cooks will give you nothing in return, or you can give them 100% and they’ll give you 150% in return.”  There’s a sense of camaraderie that […]

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Dear Back of House: A Note from Front of House

In a previous post, the back of house gave the front of house a few tips on how to work better together. At the end of the day, we are all trying our best to make as few mistakes as possible and ensure that food comes out and guests leave happy! So, here is a […]

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