For many who have been blessed to live into their 80's, enjoy or yearn for retirement, Lou "Mr. Sauce" DiLisio missed the memo. Sure there was a brief recent respite to the beach to help his bride and business partner Lucy celebrate her 80th birthday. But that was followed by a quick return to his life's passion, creating the nation's highest quality sauces.
A dirty rag that is repeatedly used to clean surfaces is a breeding ground for the growth of bacteria, and a foodborne illness outbreak can cause irreparable damage to a restaurant business.
Removing grease build-up is time intensive, arduous and is one of the biggest issues facing restaurant owners and kitchen managers. Grease formation is unavoidable yet the smallest grease mess can increase the risk of fire or create slippery floors for employees. In fact, slips and falls are the No. 1 accident in the foodservice industry, accounting for 57 percent of all general liability claims.
In recent months, Dublin, Ohio-based Wendy’s overtook Burger King as the number two fast-food restaurant in America. It’s rise was aided by the introduction of new menu items, including its W cheeseburger and new chicken sandwiches. But now Wendy’s has created a “menu” of a different kind: four new up-to-date store design prototypes, which debuted last year. The initial ten prototypes will expand to 20 new restaurants and 50 remodeled restaurants later this year.
Chef Jesse Schenker has amassed an impressive culinary history on his way to becoming executive chef and owner of Recette, the urban, contemporary American restaurant which opened in New York’s Greenwich Village in January of 2010. Just months after its opening, Recette received glowing two-star reviews from both the New York Times and New York Magazine. Sam Sifton also called Recette one of his favorite newcomers of 2010, particularly noting Schenker’s Salt Cod Fritters as “one of the 15 best things” he ate in NYC in 2010.
What made you become a mixologist , any bartending or culinary schooling?
I started “bartending” while attending college in Miami. In retrospect, I was an awful bartender, mostly slinging shots and beers. After moving to New York City, I decided to leave finance and return to school in pursuit of a medical degree. This led me to my first real experience with hospitality. I began working at Sushi Samba under the guidance of Paul Tanguay, now of Tippling Brothers Consulting. They required all staff to partake in mandatory sake, beer, wine, and spirits classes. This is where my love affair for cocktails and spirits began.