Knowing knives

A primer on how knives are made and different types of blades. A glossary of some of the primary knives in a kitchen. And the choice metals used in knives.

The cost of higher costs

Labor, food, energy, insurance, real estate—you name it, the fundamental prime costs of doing business are up, in some cases dramatically.

March 9, 2010)—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced approximately $1.9 million in grants to five State agencies to increase enrollment in...

Over the past year and a half, restaurateurs have been preparing for the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate. That day is approaching very soon. Here's a recap of Obamacare news and updates.

For some, restaurant security is a daily concern. Many, however, think about it only when locking up each night.

The marketing group and vendor executives expressed their bullishness about business next year and beyond, some even forecasting double-digit growth...

From day one David Zebny envisioned Z Square as a chain of hip restaurants with high-quality food, modest prices and enough design variety for each place to at least look different from the rest.

Today, smoking is so much more than an age-old technique for preserving, tenderizing and adding flavor to food; it’s also the subject of festivals, clubs, organizations and competitions. People are smoking cheese, fruits, nuts, vegetables, salt and whatever else they can get their hands on. So let’s explore the wonderful world of smoking.

"Ahold and U.S. Foodservice (USF) continue to believe in the long-term potential of the foodservice industry and of U.S. Foodservice," Jim Miller, USF ceo,...

A food scientist can play many roles in foodservice, including menu R&D. Here's a closer look at some of the areas of a food scientist's expertise.

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