Oops… do you cook pasta in large pots, sear steaks and start hard boiled eggs in cold water?

Oops… do you cook pasta in large pots, sear steaks and start hard boiled eggs in cold water?

This classic Food Lab video reminds us that old cooking traditions have been debunked many times, yet still are common practice in many kitchens. Including the idea that boiling pasta in gallons of water is faster and makes a difference (nope).  Searing steaks first keeps juices in (so, sorry… no).  Or start hardboiled eggs inRead more about Oops… do you cook pasta in large pots, sear steaks and start hard boiled eggs in cold water?[…]

Fake review about your restaurant?  Here’s what to do.

Fake review about your restaurant? Here’s what to do.

Bad reviews about your restaurant suck… but they also can be a learning experience.  Let’s face it, sometimes a bad review has some element of truth to it. But reviews that are clearly fake (often created by competitors) are really aggravating.  What to do? Nothing!  So says The Restaurant Boss.  Forget about the bad fakeRead more about Fake review about your restaurant? Here’s what to do.[…]

Chick-fil-A lessons that every independent should study

Chick-fil-A lessons that every independent should study

No, you don’t necessarily have to serve chicken.  These Chick-fil-A lessons are important regardless of what’s on your menu, says Ryan Gromfin, TheRestaurantBoss. The fast-growing and popular train does three things really well:  1) treat employees and vendors with the same care as customers; 2) maintain a simple menu; and 3) live with a serviceRead more about Chick-fil-A lessons that every independent should study[…]

Weekly food inventory?  Are you crazy?  Nope, it goes beyond cost.

Weekly food inventory? Are you crazy? Nope, it goes beyond cost.

David Peters from The Restaurant Expert says many restaurants lose thousands each month because they don’t track their product inventory each week. Weekly food inventory?  Sounds like a lot of work.  Well, it only takes an hour each week if you set up the right system. Weekly food inventory video transcript Now we’ve heard you’veRead more about Weekly food inventory? Are you crazy? Nope, it goes beyond cost.[…]