Newly Opened Stayton Room Names Frank Caiafa Beverage Director
by Benedict Carrizzo on August 22, 2019 at 10:30 pm
Now open, the Statyon Room has appointed industry veteran Frank Caiafa as beverage director. Caiafa is immersing himself in all operations at The Lexington Hotel to inform his role at the Stayton Room.
How to Create a Hiring System that Works
by Donald Burns on August 19, 2019 at 6:29 pm
Who you allow to be on your team reflects your standards. The labor pool today is a new game and you can’t win with the way you once played it. Are you doing what you’ve always done to find new hires and fill our your team? Well, that’s the problem and the reason you can't find good people. It's crucial that you implement an effective hiring system.
Mandarin Oriental Selects SevenRooms as F&B System of Record
by David Klemt on August 14, 2019 at 5:29 pm
Guests have gotten used to customizing their food and drink orders, and they want more of their experiences personalized. Read more to learn why Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has chosen SevenRooms to manage all of their bar, restaurant and nightlife venues across the globe to deliver unforgettable guest experiences and boost engagement.
A Place at the Bar: People with Disabilities and Veterans
by David Klemt on August 13, 2019 at 11:23 pm
As Fred Minnick said recently, the bar world is a leader in driving diversity, but we still have a long way to go. To be frank, we have a tendency toward sanitizing the uglier or more shameful parts of history. As we become leaders in diversity, inclusivity and equality, we must not overlook people with disabilities and veterans.
6 Tips for Better Food & Beverage Photos with Your Phone
by Todd Collins on August 12, 2019 at 7:36 pm
The power of social media makes food and beverage photography more important than ever. The quality of cameras and apps available on phones can make even the most amateur photographer look like a pro. These tips from consultant and contributor Todd Collins can help you snap drool-worthy pics to tempt people through your doors.
Mindful Operations: Serving Sober, Sober Curious and Moderate Guests
by David Klemt on August 8, 2019 at 10:47 pm
The Sober Curious and Moderation Movements can be challenging to this business. Savvy operators see opportunities in challenges. Nielsen data shows that a night out in America just isn't what it used to be. Many Americans have stopped drinking or are reducing alcohol consumption, and they're committed to doing so through at least 2020. Read on to learn how to transform challenges into opportunities.
Education & Opportunity: How the Bar World can Join the Fight for Equality
by David Klemt on August 4, 2019 at 7:54 pm
Providing minorities with opportunity and education in the spirits world can have a positive effect on the bar world. Fawn Weaver, CEO of Uncle Nearest Whiskey, has an idea that can foster equality and diversity. She believes the solution to some societal issues lies in America's bars. Read on to learn how we can unify, implement change, and create good in the world.
How to Make Women Feel Welcome: Avoid Pinkification
by David Klemt on August 3, 2019 at 1:48 am
Making female guests feel welcomed and valued comes down to training, engagement, and setting aside assumptions. Operators, managers, bartenders and servers should also avoid "pinkification" if they truly want to be inclusive and bring more female guests through their doors. Master Bourbon Taster Peggy Noe Stevens explains how to be inclusive of female guests.
How Operators Will Use New Tech in the Near Future
by David Klemt on August 2, 2019 at 11:05 pm
Today’s consumer craves the convenience advancements in technology can offer them. Fifty percent of all searches, for example, will be of the voice variety by next year. How will that and other technology advancements affect bars, nightclubs and restaurants in the near future? Read on to learn what one company's research can tell us.
Millennials Move Wine
by Amanda Baltazar on July 31, 2019 at 12:09 am
Millennials are helping drive wine sales in the U.S., consuming more wine throughout the year than other adult groups. Just a few years ago, Millennials drank nearly half of all wine consumed in America. The key is understanding what they want so you can sell them right wines. Read on to learn what motivates Millennial wine purchases.