Classic or With a Twist? Egg-cellent Deviled Egg Recipes for Easter

Deviled eggs are an Easter favorite. They are easy to make, perfect for turning leftover dyed eggs into hors d’oeuvres for family or guests, and deliciously versatile.

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Why Choosing the Right Mop Can Make Your Life Easier, Safer & Cleaner

A mop is a mop, right? As long as it isn't falling apart or exuding an unpleasant odor, it’s bound to get the job done. Just soak in a bucket of soap and water, and you're good to go!

Actually, we don’t advise that.

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Cupid's Craft Cocktails: Getting Inspiration from Tacoma's Master Mixologists

Ah, Valentine’s Day. 

Synonymous with candy hearts, chocolate, flowers and red wine, Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to get creative behind the bar.

Topics: Bartending Tips & Tricks Restaurants & Bars Interviews

Taking Your Bird's Temperature

We have been getting an awful lot of interest in preparing whole chickens in our operators’ restaurants. One question that comes up more often than not is how to check the temperature of your bird.

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Four Valuable Tips to Creating a Successful Mobile Operation

Today mobile food businesses are booming in popularity with both entrepreneurs and customers alike!  The flexibility a food truck, food cart, or even food bike offers in terms of being able to go to where customers are as opposed to waiting for customers to come to them, is just one of the reasons why cooks, chefs, and passionate entrepreneurs are taking their food on the road.
For those with a standalone business, they can also become another opportunity to generate revenue and even be used to fulfill catering needs. Turning a mobile operation into a success requires a unique recipe. Many operators learn this the hard way, but you can benefit by avoiding the pitfalls of others simply by following some simple tips:

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Sous Vide with Chef Tommy

"There’s a reason why you never want to order a steak ‘well done’ – you might as well be ordering beef jerky,” says Chef Tommy as we discuss the benefits of Sous Vide cooking.

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The Five Cs of Menu Design

A restaurant menu is more than just a way to present a listing of dishes -- it is an essential branding tool that sets the tone for the entire dining experience. Whether you are looking to spice up a bland design or creating an entirely new menu, a few simple guidelines can help ensure that your menu looks great (which, in turn, will help you increase sales!).  

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Staying a Step Ahead - How the Right Kitchen Shoe Makes A Difference

The kitchen can be a hazardous place. Slick floors, hot ingredients, heavy equipment, and hustling coworkers are an inevitable part of foodservice that can create an environment that's as much battlefield as it is culinary workshop. There are plenty of regulations in place designed to keep your kitchen safe, but your choice of footwear also plays a major role in your safety, comfort, and performance in the kitchen.  

Topics: Kitchen Safety Tips & Tricks Industry Trends

Margarita Madness: An Interview with Demitri Pallis

Whether you blend it, shake it, or serve it clean, a good Margarita makes the perfect companion to a warm summer day. With Cinco de Mayo here, and summer hot on its heels, you may want to make sure that you have your recipe perfected.

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