How profitable is your catering business? Some caterers experience a pretax profit of over 25%, while others are barely able to show a profit. Generally speaking, the average pretax profit for caterers is between 7% and 8%. Having an accurate, up-to-date picture of how your catering company is performing financially is crucial so you can..

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Not only is breakfast the most important meal of the day, but it’s also the number one meal eaten at hotels. There are many reasons why it’s critical for you to provide your guests with a great breakfast dining experience. Your guests expect quality and consistency between locations, including having a reliably delicious start to..

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A Fresh Take on Purchasing

September 20, 2017

Fresh Ingredients If you are a food service operator, purchasing the right ingredients at the right time is an ongoing challenge. External factors, such as weather (including the multi-year drought in California that was followed by unseasonable rain), pandemics, economic conditions, etc., impact commodity prices, while a young generation of consumers have fresh preferences. These..

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As a hotel general manager, you serve as its top executive, responsible for strategy, structure, budgets, people and financial outcomes. One minute you may be acting as concierge, the next, presenting your quarterly budget to top management and the next, helping a guest find a lost wallet. You’re constantly juggling the needs of various groups:..

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  Two decades ago, only two U.S. states had legal gambling and 48 states outlawed it. Today, 48 states have some form of legal gambling. Only Hawaii and Utah do not. While the total number of gambling outlets has multiplied, the size of the overall gambling market has not. “The national casino market is saturated,”..

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In the hospitality industry, whether you are running a hotel with food and beverage services or a managing full service restaurant or managing a catering company, pricing food is always the key to profits and it’s more important than ever before. There are several ways you can price your menu. One way is to set your..

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Have you ever heard the expression, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have”? Encouraging all employees in your organization to wear uniforms may help grow the success of your business. Here are Source1 Purchasing’s top 5 reasons why uniforms are important in the hospitality industry. 1. Look good, feel good If..

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Although chefs are important at every stage of the food creation process, one often-overlooked step occurs at the loading dock.  1. Having a chef on the back dock ensures maximum quality—and safeguards against subpar ingredients. Checking for product quality is especially important when items are sold by weight or refrigerated. It’s common practice to check..

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Here Are some spotlights on healthy eating and its growing trend

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In the fast-paced, grab-and-go kitchen environment, time is everything. Although some ingredients and recipes are best made from scratch, bringing quality pre-made products into your kitchen can save time and ultimately make for a more efficient atmosphere. While pre-made ingredients almost always create efficiency in any situation, using shelf-stable products can drive down food preparation..

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