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Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D.

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Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D. is our Advice Guy and Professor of Culinary Arts and Science at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He is the co-author/editor of eight books, including The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook (Simon & Schuster, 2021).

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Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D.

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Operations

Yes, you should announce last call for happy hour

Advice Guy: RB’s operations expert says guests deserve a heads up when promotional pricing is about to end.

Operations

Can a fine-dining guest bring their own plastic to-go containers?

Advice Guy: RB’s operations expert says restaurants should encourage diners to take home their leftovers to reduce food waste.

Advice Guy: Here’s how to defuse a conflict over a pre-paid reservation refund.

Advice Guy: Interacting with an anonymous critic invokes the same advice I would give to someone who encounters a fearsome predator in the wild: Don’t make any sudden or unpredictable moves.

Advice Guy: Restaurant operations expert Jonathan Deutsch offers some guidance when it comes to trademarking recipes.

Advice Guy: Restaurant operations expert cautions an owner about ditching the phone, but suggests technology can help offset some of its challenges.

Advice Guy offers hiring tips to find a restaurant manager who acts like they own the place.

Dry January is making this bar owner's slow season even slower than normal. Advice Guy offers some solutions.

Advice Guy: Restaurant expert Jonathan Deutsch provides some suggestions for a chef looking for on-trend items to keep their menu fresh.

Advice Guy: Restaurant operations expert Jonathan Deutsch weighs in on a debate between a server and a manager over whether someone's bad salad deserves a free meal.

Advice Guy: Restaurant operations expert Jonathan Deutsch dishes on the options for kitchens to run without costly vent hoods.

Advice Guy: Restaurant operations expert Jonathan Deutsch cautions against "nickel-and-diming" guests, despite their frequent substitutions to their breakfast order.

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