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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Server Tips: How to Budget When You’re Paid in Cash

It’s difficult to keep track of your money and budget when you take home cash. As a server or even as a bartender, you can leave your shift with $150 in your pocket, and somehow the next day you’ve got a handful of ones, some loose change, and nothing to show for it. There are […]

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Weird Things That Make Cooks Happy

Cooking can be a very stressful job. If you work in a kitchen, you know that the fast pace, the kitchen drama, and the learning curve can drive you around the bend. You will have good days and not-so-good days. And sometimes, you’ve got to grab at your little bits of happiness to turn a […]

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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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The Things That Servers Would Like To Tell Managers Without Getting In Trouble

Have you ever wished you could tell your manager something but you were afraid that you would offend them? Or maybe you’re a manager in a restaurant and you wish you knew what was really on the minds of your staff. We’ve all been on one end or the other. Now, it’s time for the […]

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4 Types Of Challenging Customers And How To Deal With Them

How to deal with specific challenging customers in the restaurant industry

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