News Archives: July-April 2017
Labor Department Rescinds Tipping Rule
Published 7/21/17 by Restaurant Hospitality
The U.S. Department of Labor is pulling back on pool tipping restrictions, allowing tips to be shared between the front and back of house. The Obama Administration in 2011 fought to allow only wait staff to keep tips.
Balancing Front- and Back-of-House Labor Costs
Published 5/10/17 by Restaurant Hospitality
New minimum wage laws coupled with lower unemployment are leading to more competitive compensation. Revenue and profit sharing, service charges and optional tipping models are being implemented to reward kitchen staff more handsomely while continuing to pay servers well. Such labor structures are designed to retain workers, boost morale and, of course, control costs.
Memory Care Meals That Have Bite
Published 7/25/17 by Senior Housing News
Communities throughout the U.S. are devising creative recipes for memory care residents by taking pureed food and preparing it as a bite-size turnover, among other ideas. Furthermore, most of these small dishes contain the nutritional value of an entrée.
Foods for Brain Health
Published 4/6/17 by Kaiser Health News
Foods from plants, oils and fish - among other sources - have been found to reduce the risk of dementia, even if two studies disagree on the daily quantities. Conversely, researchers recommend avoiding fatty, fried and processed foods.
Ensuring Food Disposal is Not a Waste
Published 4/5/17 by Restaurant Hospitality
Revolutionary methods to properly disposing food waste can be environmentally and budget friendly. New means of composting have evolved while dining services can also re-serve unused food as specials or donate to food banks.
App Quickly Transports Waste to Food Banks
Published 6/13/17 by Fast Company
Getting unused food into the mouths of those who need it versus the garbage is now more streamlined. A new app cuts through much of the extraneous steps usually required to transport excess food so it can reach the needy quicker and fresher.