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  1. Restaurant Fashion Faux Pas: Oops!

    The food service industry might not seem glamorous, but there is definitely an unspoken dress code. Two employees wearing the exact same attire can convey two totally different images. Here is a list of ways that restaurant employees typically make fashion blunders.


    Wearing black pants if youíre not the chef. This rule applies to cooks. It is highly disrespectful to wear black pants in the kitchen unless you are an Executive or Sous Chef, regardless of whatever kind of laundry ...
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  2. Is Fine Dining Dying?

    Some industry insiders are predicting that the age of fine dining and haute cuisine is on its way out the door. From my experience, I donít think thatís an entirely inaccurate call. There are certain elements of true fine dining that are slowly fading away.


    Fine dining indicates a certain amount of pomp, not just from the wealthy customers, but primarily from the cooks and chefs. I remember a time when cooks and chefs walked around with such a culinary arrogance and snobbery ...
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  3. Queork on The Profit

    Queork owners Amanda Daily and Julie Araujo own an all-cork accessories business based in New Orleans, Louisiana. By offering a unique product in the French Quarter, Marcus Lemonis thinks the concept is cool but worries that ultimately no one has any reason to care.

    Why buy something made of cork when you can buy the same item using any other traditional material?

    Lemonis tells Queork to focus on YEP, the non-profit Youth Empowerment Project that trains vulnerable youth ...
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  4. Passing A Health Inspection

    How to Improve Your Odds of a Clean Report
    There are four things you can do to make the whole health inspection process a lot more pleasant. Of course keeping a clean kitchen is the first and most necessary step to avoid citations. No one should disobey local Health Department regulations for food handling, but we all know that sometimes health inspections can be so strict and meticulous that the average customer's home kitchen wouldn't even pass. These four tips will help you avoid having ...
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    Small Business
  5. In The Weeds: What the Customer Doesn't See

    The kitchen is not a part of the restaurant that most people are even aware of when they dine. Maybe the door swings open and closed, maybe a pan or dish clanks in the background, but that's about it as far as back-of-the-house and customer interaction.

    So what does that loud, good-smelling, secret universe consist of? If the average customer could trace the path of their tasty Nicoise Salad all the way back to its origin, it might go something like this:

    First, an inexperienced ...
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    Small Business
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