May 22, 2017

How to Manage Rising Food Costs

Have you noticed your monthly food costs rising even though your menu and supply list hasn’t changed? The problem of rising food costs can be particularly challenging and difficult to identify. Whether it’s due to inconsistent portions, employee theft, or food waste, there are ways to detect where the problem […]
April 24, 2017

Get to Know the Jackfruit – The Latest Vegan Meat Substitute

Portland has a reputation for being one of the top vegan-friendly cities in the country. With dozens of vegan restaurants and nearly every other restaurant in the area offering at least a few vegan options on the menu, it’s no surprise Portland makes PETA’s list of Top Ten Vegan-Friendly Cities […]
March 20, 2017

Sous Vide: Oregon Food Safety Rules You Need to Know

The sous vide method of cooking is wildly popular among chefs in Portland and chefs all over the world. With benefits including even cooking, faster fire times, fewer orders returned to the kitchen and overall reduced waste, it’s easy to see why the sous vide has become one of our […]
February 27, 2017

How To Turn A Baking Hobby Into A Business

Do often find yourself spending all of your spare time searching for the perfect bread recipe or tweaking your grandmother’s already legendary chocolate cake? If so, you may have at one point or another considered turning your baking hobby into a business. So what’s stopping you? If you think you’ve […]
January 17, 2017

3 Ideas to Maximize Profits on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a special time for romantics, as well as restaurateurs. In fact, according to two decades of research from the National Restaurant Association (NRA), Valentine’s Day is the second most popular holiday for dining out surpassed only by Mother’s Day. These high-traffic dining days present restaurant owners with unique opportunities […]
December 23, 2016

5 Reasons Why a Wholesale Supplier Is Better Than Restaurant Depot

As part of one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing industries, businesses in the foodservice industry have a ton on their plate (pun intended). Menu development, supply orders, employee training, food-cost plans, marketing and promotional materials — the list goes on. Whether you’re a local school with strict nutrition and […]
November 17, 2016

6 Simple Ways to Promote Your Restaurant

Your lights are on, your grill is fired up, and your staff is ready. Your restaurant is positioned in what you thought was the perfect location, yet day in and day out you find your tables standing empty as they beg for customers to put them to use. You’re not […]
October 21, 2016

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year for Your Restaurant

Restaurants usually see an increase in profits during the holiday season as people celebrate during time off and enjoy the seasonal festivities and food. While the increase in business is definitely a positive, the holidays are also the most hectic time of the year. Seasonal inventory and holiday menu changes can throw off […]
September 16, 2016

How Analyzing 2016 Dessert Trends Can Make You Money

As National Dessert Month comes around this October, you might consider what sweets are on your menu and how you can follow the latest dessert trends of 2016. Customers will be looking for popular desserts after a good meal at your establishment, and staying on top of the latest trends […]
August 29, 2016

Switching It Up For Fall: How Pumpkin Spice Lattes Can Boost Sales

Either you’ve been waiting all year for pumpkin spice everything, or you’re deeply offended by the very notion. Whether you like it or not, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back again this fall and it’s sure to be as profitable as ever. As you come up with menu ideas throughout […]