Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D.

Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D.

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Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D. is our Advice Guy and Professor of Culinary Arts and Food Science at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He is the author of six books, including They Eat That? A Cultural Encyclopedia of "Weird" Foods (ABC-CLIO, 2012).

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Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D.

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Advice Guy weighs in on a new grooming policy that doesn't jibe with the handbook.

Advice Guy calls for a no-nonsense solution to a frustrating problem.

The law gives operators lots of leeway when it comes to dealing with thieves, Advice Guy says.

The process is expensive and complex, but operators can risk sanctions without one, Advice Guys says.

Here's how to navigate the forward-thinking practice, according to Advice Guy.

They're like Uber for restaurant workers—but as with any technology, these apps have their limits, Advice Guy says.

Breaking the numbers into small increments can help operators set realistic goals, Advice Guy says.

As long as guests don't arrive in even numbers, in perfect 15-minute intervals, and tip 25%, there will always be winners and losers during a particular service, Advice Guy says. Here are tips on setting a fair policy.

Advice Guy discusses the pros and cons of using cut- and heat-resistant gloves in kitchens, and why some chefs choose not to utilize them. 

Restaurant duties don't always fit into an eight-hour shift. But Advice Guy says work is work, as far as the Labor Department is concerned.

Cutting their workload might help the bottom line, but it shouldn't be the first option, Advice Guy says.

Virtual restaurants have their advantages, especially for an operator just starting out, Advice Guy says.