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What Trump means for the food service industry

Will Trump play a positive role on the foodservice sector? As 45th president of the United States of America, everyone whether they love him or hate him or are even neutral about his victory (very rare on that) are wondering what’s about to happen to the modern world. Now there are a lot of more important topics like Environment, Global Warming, Foreign Relations, The Middle East, Technology (take a look at this article about his beef with Jeff Bezos of Amazon [Credit Business Insider]. Foodservice equipment manufacturers are on high...

Project Management of Hotel Opening Processes

Here's to learning more on Project Management of Hotel Opening Processes More than eighty-five occupations, across a wide variety of functions and industries use project management to plan and execute projects efficiently and effectively. Hospitality is not one of these industries, despite high growth on a global scale. In view of the exponential growth, now is the time to help the hotel industry transform itself and embrace project management as a strategic competence. Below is a little bit about the Latest Book in Many Languages by Northside Consulting's very own Gert Nordzij.   Project...

5 tools to help grow your food service sales

Here is a list of tools to help grow your foodservice sales.

7 in 10 restaurants are single unit operations and driving sales into your company which has grown into a vastly competitive landscape with more and more companies selling the same products and many having a large sales force within multiple divisions of food service operations. Knowing the right places to research and to and be present online can indirectly lead to a higher growth in sales for your business.

Check out this article on Global foodservice sales by Euromonitor International

Today we wanted to share some of those resources and tools in order to help you funnel out the right and the wrong places to look for leads online. Search resources helping drive consumer decisions online include:

  • Mentions online about your brand
  • Third party articles about your food service brand or products
  • Word of mouth
  • Online research

While we wanted to help our users find company leaders and products for restaurants and hotels through breaking down search by categories of the players within the industry, market leaders here is what we came up with.


A Training Session in receiving procedures and menu cost correlations

This session is for many of our food service Owners and Managers

and especially startups or businesses that struggle to reach profitability. This is a detailed receiving procedure brought to you by Jim Lopolito Hospitality Productions [industry consultant – former Certified Club Manager and Certified Executive Chef, with over 40 years industry experience] as an example and how it influences your menu pricing decisions.

I start by asking – who is watching over your receiving department, and are they trained properly?

There are many processes that must be used in order to achieve profitability in foodservice, and a watchful eye on receiving procedures is crucial to the success of your business. For example, poor accountability in a receiving department directly affects accurate menu pricing, and revenue, especially if the product you receive varies in any way from the product you ordered. In addition, without careful checking you have no verification or accountability. There are many other loss outcomes that occur from poor receiving that can overcome a business and cause failure, but for the purpose of this exercise I wanted to concentrate on one beneficial example of procedures.