Industry Insights

Kingsborough Community College Welcomes City High School Students For C-CAP Winter Chefs Hands-On Culinary Experience

During the coldest days in February, Kingsborough Community College warmly welcomed students  on-campus from high schools throughout the five boroughs for Winter Chefs, a week-long, hands-on culinary experience in partnership with the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), Kingsborough Community College, and College Now.

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Better in Brooklyn

It’s the city’s largest borough, and for many its most romantic, with some broad boulevards, beautiful brownstones and a stunning made-for-the-movies view of Manhattan at Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

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Why Cross Training And Creating Redundancy In Your Restaurant Staff Is Crucial To Success

As we discussed in A Well Trained Staff is Your Secret Weapon: “People run your business and your business is only as good as your people."

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Why Restaurants Need Public Relations

Whenever I meet with a new restaurant client the first question I usually get is what can you do for our business? The answer is a lot. There are so many ways public relations can help food businesses, much more than meets the eye. Here are just a handful:

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Austrian Wine

Vibrant, fun-loving, interesting and great to eat with—this is a great description of the wonderful people of Austria but it also describes their wines. Austria might not be the first country that comes to mind when you think of wine but it should be. The combination of Austria’s long history of winemaking and the food- friendly style of their wines make them a favorite with sommeliers around the world.

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Chef Ian Russo

Chef Ian Russo (aka The Dirty Chef) developed a new concept of cooking - cooking dirty. After spending years in top rated kitchens such as La Reserve, Lespinasse, Roy’s and Bouley, Russo opened his eponymous restaurant, IAN in Manhattan.

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Peter Darrow

Darrow's Farm Fresh Takeout, a new restaurant located in Union Square NYC aims to provide New Yorkers with better alternatives.

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Galician Rendezvous

The Galician Rendezvous is not what you’re thinking, although the circumstances for this decision to write about a cocktail did take many turns.

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The Food & Drug Administration Levels the Playing Field … Maybe

I’m sure by this time you are aware of the recent action by the FDA, whereby chain restaurants with twenty or more units, movie theatres, and pizza places in all fifty states will have to post calories on their menus. That’s just for openers.

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TRIA 2015: Terrorism Insurance Is Vital To Your Restaurant

In January, President Obama signed into law H.R. 26, the "Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIA) of 2015," which extends authorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program through December 31, 2020.

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