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Foodsafety.gov: Recipes for Disaster
Cooking concept. Ingredients and kitchen tools with the old blank recipe book
Foodsafety.gov is serious about food safety, but the videos they make to teach about food safety are downright entertaining. “Recipes for Disaster” is a video series that follows Maria as she makes food and commits food safety blunders. These videos address some of the most common food safety problems in the home, like cross contamination […]
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Job Profile: Chefs and Head Cooks
mature chef preparing a meal with various vegetables
Chefs and head cooks supervise food preparation, manage kitchen staff, and handle all food-related issues in restaurants and other food establishments. Generally, a chef’s work environment is fast paced and very demanding. They often work full-time and are required to work early mornings, late nights, weekends, and holidays. In order to become a chef or […]
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Seven Musts for Managers
Business guy waiting for his order
Restaurant managers have a lot on their plate (hah, pun intended). But to make their ever-demanding job more manageable, restaurant managers can follow these seven tips for success: The customer is always right. This is especially true in the restaurant business where your customer’s preference is everything. Remember: customer service is not a department; it’s a […]
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When to Throw It Out: Leftovers
Three tubs of leftovers.
When things in the fridge start to mold, ooze, or smell, you know it’s time to throw them out. But how do you avoid getting to that point? When it comes to leftovers, follow the 7 day rule: perishable foods that are opened or prepared should be thrown out after 7 days. No leftovers should […]
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Job Profile: Food Service Manager
Food Manager in the kitchen.
Food service managers have an array of responsibilities both in and out of the kitchen. Essentially, they are responsible for all operations of the restaurant or of a similar establishment that prepares and serves food and beverages to customers. As such, managers typically work long hours, anywhere from 12 to 15 hours a day resulting […]
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