Back of the House http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6588/more en It’s time to buy an icemaker for your restaurant http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/it-s-time-buy-icemaker-your-restaurant <div class="field-deck"> With the warm weather approaching, be prepared to handle ice demands. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the warm weather approaching, be prepared to handle ice demands.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/it-s-time-buy-icemaker-your-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/it-s-time-buy-icemaker-your-restaurant#comments Equipment Gated Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:00:00 +0000 53631 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>If you serve fountain drinks, you&rsquo;ll need one pound of ice for every drink.</p> Rez-Art/Thinkstock CDC network could yield quicker food safety fixes for Chipotle, others http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/cdc-network-could-yield-quicker-food-safety-fixes-chipotle-others <div class="field-deck"> Foodborne illness outbreaks still devastate restaurant brands, but enhanced detection capabilities at the CDC speed containment and lessen the pain. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">PulseNet, “a national laboratory network that connects foodborne illness cases to detect outbreaks,” can help restaurants limit damage from foodborne illnesses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/cdc-network-could-yield-quicker-food-safety-fixes-chipotle-others" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/cdc-network-could-yield-quicker-food-safety-fixes-chipotle-others#comments Food Safety Thu, 24 Mar 2016 23:40:00 +0000 52981 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>PulseNet can more accurately track E. coli and other foodborne pathogens.</p> Thinkstock Farm-to-table model poses food safety challenges http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/farm-table-model-poses-food-safety-challenges <div class="field-byline"> John Nicolopoulos </div> <div class="field-deck"> Today's hottest trend in sourcing requires close attention to risk factors. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today's hottest trend in sourcing requires close attention to risk factors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/farm-table-model-poses-food-safety-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/farm-table-model-poses-food-safety-challenges#comments Food Safety Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:00:00 +0000 52721 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Farm-fresh produce appeals to guests, but contamination can happen throughout the supply chain.</p> Thinkstock How to nip norovirus in the bud http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/how-nip-norovirus-bud <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Neiken </div> <div class="field-deck"> Don’t play Russian roulette with your guests’ health. Have a plan in place. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Don’t play Russian roulette with your guests’ health. Have a plan in place.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/how-nip-norovirus-bud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/how-nip-norovirus-bud#comments Food Safety Gated Thu, 17 Mar 2016 12:00:00 +0000 52671 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com 4 steps to reduce the risk of fire or smoke damage http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/4-steps-reduce-risk-fire-or-smoke-damage <div class="field-byline"> Adam Webster </div> <div class="field-deck"> Restaurants are a hotbed of fire and smoke risks, but simple measures can prevent problems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A fire can devastate your dining establishment, leading to a catastrophic impact on your business. Here are four steps to best prevent and minimize smoke or fire damage in your restaurant.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/4-steps-reduce-risk-fire-or-smoke-damage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/4-steps-reduce-risk-fire-or-smoke-damage#comments How To Operations Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:56:00 +0000 52571 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Justin Sullivan/Getty Images How technology is tackling the food waste problem http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/how-technology-tackling-food-waste-problem <div class="field-byline"> Steve Hershberger </div> <div class="field-deck"> From more precise guest orders to waste analysis, innovations are reducing inefficiencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">From guest orders to inventory monitoring, technology is making restaurants more efficient.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/how-technology-tackling-food-waste-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/how-technology-tackling-food-waste-problem#comments Equipment Operations Technology Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:11:00 +0000 51931 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Waste not: Restaurant-related food waste is a huge concern, but solutions are helping operators grapple with it better.</p> Getty Images Creating the perfect bar layout http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/creating-perfect-bar-layout <div class="field-deck"> A great bar doesn’t just offer great drinks; it sells lots of great drinks. Here’s what you need to know about designing a money-making bar setup. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A great bar doesn’t just offer great drinks; it sells lots of great drinks. Here’s what you need to know about designing a money-making bar setup.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/creating-perfect-bar-layout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/creating-perfect-bar-layout#comments Equipment Ultimate Flavor Solutions Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:00:00 +0000 51891 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Steve Mason/Thinkstock Wood-fired ovens: not just for pizza http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/wood-fired-ovens-not-just-pizza <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>There&rsquo;s no denying that wood-fired ovens are some of the best vehicles for baking delicious pizza, but have you ever used your wood-fired oven to cook appetizers and entrees? The resulting fire-licked dishes are guaranteed to be some of the hardest for your guests to resist. We asked chefs to share their favorite examples.</p> <p>[[PHOTO CREDIT: Lorena Garcia&rsquo;s New Taco Classics]]</p> <p>Lorena Garcia: Peruvian Corn Gratin</p> <p>[[PHOTO CREDIT: ]]</p> <p>Becca Van Oostendorp: Brick Oven Shrimp</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/wood-fired-ovens-not-just-pizza" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/wood-fired-ovens-not-just-pizza#comments Equipment Food Trends Tue, 16 Feb 2016 19:58:00 +0000 51731 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com The bottom line on proper foot care http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/bottom-line-proper-foot-care <div class="field-deck"> Healthy feet are especially crucial in a business like foodservice, where most workers spend long hours on their toes. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Healthy feet are especially crucial in a business like foodservice, where most workers spend long hours on their toes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/bottom-line-proper-foot-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/bottom-line-proper-foot-care#comments How To Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:00:00 +0000 51511 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Oh, those aching dogs! Standing all day can take a toll on the feet.</p> Thinkstock High-tech handwashing aids food safety fight http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/high-tech-handwashing-aids-food-safety-fight <div class="field-deck"> It’s difficult to enforce hand hygiene protocols in busy restaurant environments, but smart devices give owners and managers a shot. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s difficult to enforce hand hygiene protocols in busy restaurant environments, but smart devices give owners and managers a shot.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/high-tech-handwashing-aids-food-safety-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-safety/high-tech-handwashing-aids-food-safety-fight#comments Food Safety Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:30:00 +0000 51321 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Technology presents a more effective way to monitor hand hygiene.</p> Thinkstock