Information and resources to support our foodservice industry. Here is a link to the Industry Relief Funds list.[Read more…]
Chicago, IL April 19, 2019 — Today, the National Restaurant Association, in collaboration with the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA), introduced a new ServSafe Workplace online training module, “Understanding Unconscious Bias in Restaurants.” The curriculum uses industry-specific scenarios to educate employees and managers about unconscious bias.
“The restaurant industry is as diverse as the communities we serve,” said Sherman L. Brown, Executive Vice President, Training & Certification, National Restaurant Association. “Increasing awareness of unconscious bias and its effects, and equipping our people with the tools they need to manage bias, is essential to the success of our industry.”
Brendan Campbell Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 Court: Bartenders, waiters entitled to higher pay for non-tipped work WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Arizona bars and restaurants cannot pay tipped employees less than minimum wage for doing work that does not directly generate tips, a decision that one attorney called “a game changer.” The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a district court ruling and was a victory for 14 bartenders and servers who sued nine businesses that they said used the minimum wage exemption to illegally underpay them.
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With public approval of marijuana legalisation at an all-time high, more and more people are incorporating marijuana into their relaxation and socializing routines. While a bottle of wine is a traditional party favor and smoking weed to relax is a common pastime, most people haven’t considered combining vino with their favorite cannabis strain.
Read more at the source: How to Make Weed Wine
Corey Hawk Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 Arizona’s first malt house saves water and supports local breweries CAMP VERDE – Zach Hauser, like many farmers in the Verde Valley, takes pride in his land and the crops he grows. Normally this time of year, rows of corn, alfalfa, carrots and watermelon would cover his acreage.
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Under U.S. Department of Labor rules, restaurants can pay their servers less than minimum wage if they collect tips from customers.
But what if the servers spend much of their work time doing support tasks that don’t involve customer contact or any chance of receiving tips?
Read more at the source: Court: Servers can sue restaurants over wage and tip loopholes
The late chef’s full-color illustrated book includes horror stories and even recipes
No one can deny that the late Anthony Bourdain, who died in June at age 61, was multi-talented. His titles include chef, TV show host, author and travel documentarian. But not everyone knows that Bourdain had co-written two graphic novels, and now his third will be published posthumously in October.
Read more from the source: Anthony Bourdain’s Final Graphic Novel, ‘Hungry Ghosts,’ Arrives Next Month
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MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – It’s a tale of two Bellagios.
One is a swanky Las Vegas Resort and Casino.
The other is a restaurant and pizzeria in east Mesa. Apparently, that’s one Bellagio too many.
“It’s ridiculous,” said pizza customer Mario Fontes. “It’s a family-owned business. They make great food. I’m sure they are not taking any money away from the Bellagio in Vegas.”
Read more from the source: Vegas casino forces Mesa pizzeria to change its name
ORION sells Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale AZ Big Media Full coverage
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