RH Staff

Future looks bright for independents, Technomic says 
Consumers are expected to gravitate toward independent restaurants and smaller chains in the next decade.
Yelp reviews gain even bigger audience  2
For better or worse, online ratings of your restaurant are about to reach many more potential diners
Full-service owners vying for share of fast-casual market 
Restaurant industry growth is concentrated in the fast-casual segment right now, but full-service operators can still get their share.
Seasonal desserts: What customers want 
Customer cravings change with the seasons. Your dessert offerings should, too.
Low-cost ways to boost staff engagement 
Simple behaviors can create a happy environment and more loyal employees.
Minimum wage hike: Plan your strategy now 
Is there a good way for restaurants to embrace what seems to be an inevitable increase in minimum wage?
Gnocchi in Gorgonzola Cream with Red Grapes 
California Table Grape Commission From: Chef Kenneth Skinner, PortaBella/ Merlot Bistro, Carmel, CA. Yield: 5 servings. 1 Tbsp. minced garlic 112 Tbsp.
Tomato Water-Poached Halubut with Fennel Garlic Confit 
From: Chef Ryan Littman, JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson, AZ. Yield: 4 servings. Tomato Water: 5 lb. tomatoes, seeded and diced 2 Tbsp. snipped
Author! Author! 
Ten years ago, at age 31, this Rumson, NJ, native, a Wharton MBA, opted out of a career in health care consulting to open her restaurant. Shes guided
Roasted Gorgonzola- Stuffed Sweet Onions 
National Onion Association From: Regional corporate chef Duane Keller, Western Golf Properties, Gainesville, Va. Yield: 12 servings. Roasted onions: 12
Black Olive Madeleines 
From: Chef John Brand, Charles Court, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO. Yield: 24 cookies. 1 cup + 1 Tbsp. cake flour 12 tsp. baking powder 14 tsp.
Perfectly Quotable 
I used to use the name Mr. Stench; it was funny to be in a posh hotel and hear a very proper concierge call out, Mr. Stench, please. Johnny Depp on using
Seared Shrimp with Roasted Pepper Salad and Grilled Parmesan Polenta 
Ocean Garden From: Chef Jeremy Anderson, Elliotts Oyster House, Seattle. Yield: 4 servings. 8 Ocean Garden U/10 Authentic Mexican Shrimp 14 cup olive
Cumin-Rubbed Steaks with Corn Coulis 
Certified Angus Beef Yield: 12 servings. 12 8-oz. Certified Angus Beef ribeye, cucina or filet of rib steaks as needed, olive oil 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
Red Hot in Vegas 
THE BUZZ: The 9th Annual Concepts of Tomorrow Conference was a beehive of activity. Contributing to the festivities were Rising Star Michael Solomonov
Penton Restaurant Group

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