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Category: Columns

Another Renowned Spanish Chef for DC

Frank Ruta will be cooking near his former place of employment when he opens Mirabelle at 16th & I Streets, NW, near the White House. This French-focused restaurant will open for lunch only for the first two weeks, with dinner service following. Pastry chef Aggie Chin, who worked with Frank at Palena and the Grill […]

For Real … What Is ‘Sous Vide’ Cooking?

When conducting our Food Service Manager classes, we touch on the subject of sous vide cooking, the variance, and the HACCP required to obtain the variance.  Even though sous vide has become a more fashionable method of cooking, a lot of students don’t know what it means or entails. First, HACCP is an acronym that […]

Greeting: Six Steps to Set the Stage for a Powerful Performance

Most of us size up our server in the first few minutes — even seconds. How well you manage the greeting, with its multitude of opportunities to express warmth and thoughtfulness, sets the stage for a great or lackluster customer experience. 1. Assist guests everywhere Years ago, I observed a couple seated at the bar […]

Part 2: Upgrading Digital Menu Boards and Kitchen Display Screens

Last month, we reviewed the “hows and whys” for upgrading or replacing your current POS system, beginning a discussion on technology benefits and return on investment for your hospitality business. In this piece, we lay out the rationale for other technology upgrades in your restaurant — specifically, the addition of Digital Menu Boards (DMB) and […]

CinéBistro: A Restaurant That Shows First Run Movies

Luxe movie-going has come to Baltimore with the opening of CinéBistro, midtown at the Rotunda. Just like making reservations for dinner, you can reserve your seats for your CinéBistro movie choice, arrive 30 minutes prior to the movie, and place your order from the chef-driven menu. Then, sit back, relax, and your meal is served […]

Restaurant Brain Trust’s Recipe for Success

So you want to start a restaurant in a new market?  Or grow a restaurant chain?  Or use your skills as a great chef to open your own restaurant?  So many issues, so many questions!  Where do you go for advice?  The Restaurant Brain Trust! Restaurant Brain Trust is an effort by the DC restaurant […]

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