None for the Road

None for the Road

It happens more than you think: In the walk-in, behind the bar, in the restroom, in the parking lot, and even in the manager’s office. Unfortunately, nobody sees it, nobody talks about it, and nobody wants to believe it’s happening. A recent study by the National...
Elements of Effective Kitchen Employee Training

Elements of Effective Kitchen Employee Training

Minimize waste. Prevent accidents. Control costs. Produce the best quality product. Oh, and make it quick. No wonder the atmosphere in the kitchen feels like the hot seat. But your kitchen employees can take the heat — or can they?Training is the key. Kitchen employee...
Pre-shift Meetings Keep Training Fresh

Pre-shift Meetings Keep Training Fresh

Somewhere between new employee orientation and today’s shift, employees lose some knowledge and skill. How much or how little depends on the frequency of practice and reinforcement. Guests, meanwhile, don’t care about the past. They’re interested in the service...