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How to Become a Hotel Manager

Hotel and hospitality management positions are found in hotels, resorts, cruise ships, casinos, conference and event centers, spas and country clubs, to name a few. As a global industry, the hotel and

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How to Perfect Your Pitch

Success is about pitching a concept that sets you apart from the rest, and there’s a lot that goes into taking that initial idea to become a lasting brand. Here's how to perfect your pitch. Executive

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Tips From a Restaurateur: How To Run Your Business

Restaurateur Henry Meer says the most important piece of restaurant equipment isn’t labor or gas and electricity, but is, in fact, the garbage bin. “It’s hugely important to your bottom line,” he says

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Want to Launch a Food Product? This Book Can Help

Chef Kathryn knows a thing or two about pastry. Having over 20 years of experience, she has worked in some of the top restaurants in the world including Windows on the World, Le Cirque and Le

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Exit Strategy: How to Get a Greater Valuation For Your Concept

When you begin to think about your first concept, it’s also the right time to consider your exit strategy. That may seem odd at first, but what you want down the road has a lot to do with how you

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"Dream First, Details Later" is Ellen Bennett's Mantra

A former line cook at two of Los Angeles's most venerable restaurants, two-Michelin-starred Providence and the now-shuttered Bäco Mercat, Ellen Bennett was frustrated that the cooks’ uniform design

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Which Delivery Platform is Best For Your Restaurant?

If the pandemic taught us anything about the restaurant business it’s that delivery is a critical revenue stream. Kristen Hawley, journalist and founder of weekly restaurant technology newsletter

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The Case for Considering a Food Hall Concept

In March of 2020, lots of things changed for me in a drastic way, including my first restaurant concept planned for Hudson Yards. Like many, I was in the midst of business as usual in New York and

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What to Look for When Hiring for Hospitality

It’s odd that we often overlook the obvious when drafting a job requirement or description when we are ready to hire new employees. Based on those requirements, we often create a checklist to follow

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ICE Alum Opens a Bakery in Bogotá, Colombia

A sweet snack will always be worthwhile and is the master key to the heart. Because love is an ingredient. These are words found on the first pages of the Gacho brand book under the title: Firm Belief

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Chef-Driven Retail Diversifies Revenue

Being a chef often means being an entrepreneur, from balancing a restaurant’s P&L to marketing a concept to exploring diverse revenue streams. Profitable chefs are enterprising. Successful chefs can

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ThinkFoodGroup's Sam Bakhshandehpour on Restaurant Lease Agreements

“To get to a point, in 12 months, where we’re now rolling out hundreds of millions of vaccines, we’ve truly lived a miracle in what modern science was able to accomplish,” ThinkFoodGroup (TFG)

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