Food Service Radio Podcast

What does it take to become one of the greenest restaurants in America?  In this Foodservice Radio podcast host Tom Andrews talks with Bob Uffer, General Manager of Evelyn Hill, Inc., the winner of the National Restaurant Association Operation Innovation Award about their incredible success in sustainability.

Evelyn Hill operates of restaurants at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.  Last year they managed to recycle 94% of all its waste, cut water consumption by 44% and eliminate 162 million calories from their menu.  Learn how they did it and steps you can take to become more your operation more sustainable.

Direct download: Foodservice_Radio_Podcast_-_NRA_Innovation_Award_Winner.mp3
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Restaurant food and labor costs are almost certain to rise in 2013.  What can you do to continue to run a profitable operation in light of another round of cost increases? Listen now is John Gordon of the Pacific Management Consulting Group discusses both the anticipated causes of the rising costs and what you as an operator can do to offset them.

Direct download: Foodservice_Radio_Podcast_-_Managing_Rising_Costs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

In today's podcast, Sandy Korem - The Catering Coach - "introduces how you can establish a new revenue stream with take home catering.

Direct download: Foodservice_Radio_Podcast_-_Take_Home_Catering.mp3
Category:Catering -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

In today’s foodservice radio podcast, we recap a story from Independent Restaurateur Magazine about two restaurants that are currently thriving in difficult economic and competitive environments.  A look into these two operations helps us understand why some restaurants succeed while those around them fail.

Today’s guest on the Foodservice Radio podcast is John Fischer, Associate Professor of Hospitality Service Management at the Culinary Institute of America and author of the book “At Your Service – A Hands-On Guide to the Professional Dining Room.” 

Listen as John talks about the changing expectations of service, the tools a server needs to provide exemplary service, and why it is often difficult to get the front-of-house and back-of-house to work together.

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Direct download: Foodservice_Radio_Podcast_-_Providing_Great_Service.mp3
Category:Service -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

September is National Food Safety Month and the theme this year is "Be Safe, Don't Cross-Contaminate." Listen now as host Tom Andrews talks with Willaim Weichelt, Director of ServSafe at the National Restaurant Association about National Food Safety Month and the materials available from the NRA.

Direct download: Foodservice_Radio_Podcast_-_National_Food_Safety_Month.mp3
Category:Food Safety -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

It is said that customers eat with their eyes first and the food pictures you show on your menu can influence what is ordered.  In this Foodservice Radio podcast, we speak with Tom Davenport of RD Images and learn what makes a good food photo and how you can use photography to upgrade your menu.

Direct download: Foodservice_Radio_Podcast_-_Food_Photography.mp3
Category:Menu -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

No one ever plans to get sued, yet it happens every day.  Restaurants are at higher risk than many businesses due to the number of employees and the exposure to the general public.

In this Foodservice Radio podcast, we talk with Chris Turner of the Law Offices of Scott L. Soelberg about how to avoid lawsuits and how to structure your assets to protect them in case you are ever sued.

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Direct download: Foodservice_Radio_Podcast_-_Asset_Protection.mp3
Category:Legal -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Immigration and I-9 compliance is an important part of the hiring process and if not followed properly can lead to financial and even criminal penalties.  In this Foodservice Radio Podcast, we talk with Daniel Ramirez of Monty & Ramirez for look at I-9 compliance investigations and what you need to do now to protect you and your business.

Direct download: Foodservice_Radio_Podcast_-_I-9_Compliance.mp3
Category:Management -- posted at: 8:00am EDT