Food Service Radio Podcast

A Health Department inspection can strike fear in even the most buttoned up operators. In this Business of Foodservice interview, we talk with Bruce Kress, a 30 year veteran health inspector with the City of Milwaukee, WI. Bruce is also a partner in Dining Grades, a program that allows restaurants to review what patrons are saying about the cleanliness and conditions in their restaurant.

Direct download: Foodservice_Radio_Podcast_-_Health_Inspections.mp3
Category:Food Safety -- posted at: 8:00am EST

It is estimated that 21 million Americans have physical problems with gluten.  In this Foodservice Radio podcast, we speak with Beckee Moreland of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness about the front-of-house and back-of-house training needed to create and serve gluten-free items.

Direct download: Foodservice_Radio_Podcast_-_Gluten-Free_Products.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27pm EST

Social media is a great tool, but who has the time to do it?  In this Foodservice Radio podcast, Stacey Acevero, Social Media Manager at Vocus, walks us through how to create an active social media presence in just 15 minutes a day.  We also look at the benefits and requirements of different social platforms including Pintrest, Facebook and Twitter.

Direct download: Foodservice_Radio_Podcast_-_Social_Media_in_15_Minutes_A_Day.mp3
Category:Social Media -- posted at: 10:13am EST

Food service operations are 5-10 times more energy intensive per square foot than other commercial businesses. Commercial kitchens are basically small factories with big energy needs.

In this Foodservice Radio feature, Richard Young, Senior Engineer and Director of Education at the Food Service Technology Center in California, shows ways you can literally save thousands of dollars a year on your energy bills.

Direct download: Foodservice_Radio_Podcast_-_Energy_Savings.mp3
Category:Energy Savings -- posted at: 8:02am EST

There are three quick, easy ways to help tell if a bill is counterfeit - color shifting ink, the watermark, and the security strip.

In this Foodservice Radio interview with Libby Libhart of Loss Busters, we learn how much counterfeit currency is in circulation, steps you need to take to protect your business, which electronic method work best, and what to do if you get a suspicious bill.  

Direct download: Foodservice_Radio_Podcast_-_Counterfeit_Currency.mp3
Category:Security -- posted at: 7:30am EST

This year 65 million foreign tourists will visit in the United State and that number could be as high as 100 million in the next five years.  Are you getting a share of this growing dining market? 

In this Foodservice Radio podcast, host Tom Andrews talks with Chris Perkins, VP of Marketing for Brand USA about how to tap into the international tourist market and what you need to do to be tourist-ready.

Direct download: Foodservice_Radio_Podcast_-_Tourism_Partnerships.mp3
Category:Marketing -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Bullying in the workplace is a growing problem.  In this Foodservice Radio podcast host Tom Andrews speaks with Wendy Harkness, Vice President of Human Resources with Advantage Waypoint in Tampa.

Listen now and learn how to recognize bullying, the effects a bully can have on a business, and how to proactively get ahead of the coming legislation.

Direct download: Foodservice_Radio_Podcast_-_Workplace_Bullying.mp3
Category:Management -- posted at: 7:00am EST

With the economy showing signs of life, operators are beginning to look at investing back into their businesses and equipment is a key area.

In this Foodservice Radio podcast, we talk with Robert Wolfe of Kavanaugh Restaurant Supply about the benefits and drawbacks of cash, leasing, or financing your next equipment purchase.

Direct download: Foodservice_Radio_Podcast_-_Equipment_Purchases.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

When it comes to sustainable seafood, there is a naughty and a nice list.  In this Foodservice Radio podcast, host Tom Andrews talks with Brooke Havlik of the Shedd Aquarium about which seafoods to serve, which to avoid, and why you shouldn't have this 235 year old fish on your menu.

Direct download: Foodservice_Radio_Podcast_-_Sustainable_Seafood.mp3
Category:Sustainability -- posted at: 10:08am EST

"Corporate food service operators are facing a slow motion crisis. Technology is enabling companies to reduce headcount in their offices, factories, and other workplaces," says Tom McDermott, President of the Clarion Group.

In this Special Report interview, Tom lays out the challenges facing corporate food service operators, how they are fighting back, and what he sees on the horizon.

Direct download: Foodservice_Radio_Podcast_-_Corporate_Food_Service_Challenges.mp3
Category:Non-Commercial -- posted at: 1:16pm EST