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Food & Nutrition

Whether it’s food safety, nutrition, culinary trends or a variety of other related topics, we know that food is at the heart of your work every day. We have plenty of creative and tasty ideas to help you delight your guests and keep costs in check. 

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Control food cost

Many restaurants lose profit from the cook line due to incorrect portioning, waste and unrecorded sales. Minimize mistakes, improve communication and control your food costs with these suggestions.


7 tips for healthful kids' meals

As consumers become more health-conscious, the demand for healthful kids’ menus is also increasing. Offer colorful fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean protein in order to satisfy both children and their parent.


‘Hand-’y tips for proper hygiene

In order to prevent foodborne illness, it is important to practice proper hand washing. Although it may seem elementary, hand washing should take place after a number of food-related activities and follow a certain procedure.


As food costs are rising, small measures can help ease pressure

Cost management in the kitchen is incredibly important to your restaurant’s profit margin. With food and beverage prices rising, check out these tips to help alleviate some of the pressure and maintain profitability.

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10 popular gluten-free menu ideas

Restaurateurs who decide to offer gluten-free menu item must select ingredients carefully and ensure proper preparation. This can create a win-win situation for your establishment. 

To control food costs, start at the cook line

Many restaurants lose profit from the cook line due to incorrect portioning, waste and unrecorded sales. Minimize mistakes, improve communication and control your food costs with these suggestions.

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