Category: Columns

Northeast High and Carver Center Headed to Minneapolis for NPI 2014

Northeast High and Carver Center Headed to Minneapolis for NPI 2014

special report and commentary by Marshall Weston The Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation (RAMEF) will be sending a culinary team from Northeast High School in Pasadena, Md. and a management team from the Carver Center for the Arts and Technology in Towson, Md. to compete in the 13th Annual National ProStart Invitational (NPI) on […]

Wit & Wisdom Turns To Mills With a Flourish

Wit & Wisdom Turns To Mills With a Flourish

Wit & Wisdom, A Tavern by Michael Mina has a new executive chef but not a new comer to the Mina Group: Zachary Mills. The native Marylander attended the French Culinary Institute in New York. On his culinary path to Baltimore, Mills was the sous chef at the multi-star rated Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak in […]

Social Media – Not Just for Your Kids

Your customers are on it, and you MUST be! So, business is good, but it could get better. Business is not so good, and has to get better. Business is booming, but how do I keep it up? Advertising budget? What budget? Food cost is up, wages are up and going up more right right […]

Langermann’s Gives Resto Week Early Run

Langermann’s is getting a jump on BCRW. They are offering their menu from Jan 27-Feb 2. “Guests have been asking for Restaurant Week,” said David McGill. “This year, the promo is scheduled for Feb 16-23 and we’re excited about participating in that event, however we also want to please our customers. So we’re offering our special Restaurant Week menu […]

MatchboxFoodGroup Is Rolling … Tidal Waving into Reston with Ted’s Bulletin

MatchboxFoodGroup is on a roll – or a tidal wave, as the case may be as their expansion has gone into high gear. Their classic comfort food concept, Ted’s Bulletin, is kicking off February with an opening in Reston Town Center where Uno’s used to be.   MatchboxFoodGroup veteran Jacob Hunter is their opening executive chef. […]

Getting Your Start: How to Observe and Benefit from the Successful Servers Around You

Back in my musician days while opening for the likes of Richie Havens and Neil Young, I never gave much thought to restaurant service. That all changed when Steven Hayes at the Garden Restaurant in Ocean City, Md, cast a spell with stories of the Garden’s local seafood enhanced with homegrown herbs. And just as […]

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