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WHY ARE WE SO CROSS ?

October 28, 2021 11:44 am Published by WHY ARE WE SO CROSS?                 Alright, let’s all agree that the last 2 years has not been easy for ... ...

SERVICE SKILLS DEMISE

September 16, 2021 3:24 pm Published by THE DEMISE OF SERVICE SKILLS IN HOSPITALITY. It might seem like whinging when there are much bigger issues to address ... ...

DAYS LIKE THIS

March 5, 2021 12:41 pm Published by ‘MY MOMA NEVER TOLD ME THERE WOULD-BE DAYS LIKE THIS’ Van Morrison It’s been a long time since I woke ... ...

AM I MISSING SOMETHING?

July 20, 2020 12:26 pm Published by HOW CAN THE CURRENT DELIVERY MODEL WORK FOR RESTAURANTS? ‘Everyone’ almost without exception thinks that having a restaurant quality meal/pizza/curry/ ... ...

BRUTAL BREAKFASTS

June 18, 2020 1:24 pm Published by Breakfast Blues Why do so many hotels, which do so many other things so well; serve brutal breakfasts? Of course, ... ...

CLOSED – WHAT NOW?

June 17, 2020 12:45 pm Published by How do we provide hospitality while staying apart? How do we regain control and learn to live with COVID19? What ... ...

PLASTIC BOARDS – WHY?

August 16, 2019 10:57 am Published by SERIOUSLY! WHY ARE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICERS STILL ADVOCATING PLASTIC BOARDS? It is incomprehensible in a world awash with information and ... ...

ENDING TOXIC CULTURES

July 2, 2019 10:57 am Published by ‘IT TAKES A VILLAGE’  ’   There is a proverb that states ‘It takes a village to raise a child’. ... ...

BOILING OVER

June 5, 2019 2:55 pm Published by Why are commercial kitchens and stress so often mentioned in the same sentence? What is it about commercial kitchens that ... ...

RESILIENT RESTAURANT

January 21, 2019 1:09 pm Published by RESILIENT RESTAURANTS New restaurants openings are interesting. Many bring new ideas, push out untried concepts, expand our knowledge and exposure ... ...

WHAT’S WRONG WITH CHEFS

September 19, 2018 1:28 pm Published by Having spent yet another day listening to a food industry client relate one unpleasant chef related incident after another, it ... ...

HIDDEN POWER OF THE MENU

September 10, 2018 3:42 pm Published by The Domino Effect of Menu Planning The menu has such hidden power that it can make or break a restaurant/pub/cafe ... ...

ELEVATING FOOD

September 10, 2018 3:38 pm Published by Elevating Food from Fodder   Fodder – noun ‘food, especially dried hay or straw, for cattle and other livestock’. On ... ...

WHY DO RESTAURANTS CLOSE?

September 10, 2018 3:30 pm Published by There was a horrendous practice termed ‘death by a thousand cuts’in a far eastern country until the early years of ... ...

NO SHOW – NO DOUGH

January 2, 2018 10:06 pm Published by A google search for ‘No Shows in Restaurants’ turned up 97,300,000 matches. Goes to show that this issue is pretty ... ...

OPEN LETTER TO OFFICIALDOM

July 1, 2016 9:51 pm Published by Irish officialdom may need to examine its conscience in relation to how it is making increasingly stressful, conflicting, challenging and ... ...

DOES KINDNESS HAVE A PLACE?

March 23, 2016 10:05 pm Published by Failte Ireland tweeted this morning about the great news that 190 New Chefs have just finished a ten week training ... ...

WHO WOULD BE SELF EMPLOYED

February 19, 2016 10:08 pm Published by The Self Employed Who in their right mind would be self employed in Ireland today? Government bodies, ministers, wanna be ... ...

Food On the Edge of the Future

October 23, 2015 10:23 pm Published by Food on the edge, the two day chef conclave in Galway was easily the most enjoyable, informative and thought provoking ... ...

5 Tips for Opening a Cafe

August 12, 2015 10:33 pm Published by A café or restaurant is like an orchestra. If you have ever seen and heard one in full and perfect ... ...

FARMERS JOURNAL

April 22, 2011 10:43 pm Published by Doing for caterers what Feargal Quinn did for shops in his TV series Retail Therapy, professional restaurant adviser Blathnaid Bergin ... ...

REINVENTION NEEDED

April 21, 2011 10:58 pm Published by QUESTION I run a 60-seater restaurant in a reasonably busy market town in the South East. Our offering is not ... ...

MAKE FOOD WORK IN YOUR PUB

April 21, 2011 10:45 pm Published by Pub Challenge Another Pub is in trouble. Money has been carefully spent on refurbishing it in an effort to entice ... ...

TV3 INTERVIEW

February 10, 2011 10:59 pm Published by We were on TV3 – The Morning Show yesterday morning.   ...

INDEPENDENT – BOF

February 2, 2011 11:00 pm Published by Can restaurateurs return to school to boost their profits? Blathnaid Bergin says there is more to running a successful food ... ...

COMFORT: CARE: SAFE

January 5, 2011 11:04 pm Published by January 5th 2011. The New Year period saw frantic efforts to inject joy, optimism and all round good cheer into ... ...

THE RISK TAKERS

November 28, 2010 11:05 pm Published by Having just completed the first exhilirating and energising 12 Week Certificate Course in Restaurant & Kitchen Management at the School ... ...

CORK HOSPITALITY

September 27, 2010 11:23 pm Published by Trying to define what makes a restaurant great is like trying to catch a moonbeam and hold it in your ... ...

LIFT OFF

September 13, 2010 11:24 pm Published by August 23rd 2010 and a group of very enthusiastic people with a dream to open a food service business hit ... ...

CROATIAN ODYSSEY

July 20, 2010 11:06 pm Published by For a country which has been gifted with some of the greatest natural food resources in europe, Croatians take their ... ...

CROATIA

July 8, 2010 11:07 pm Published by Croatia is an interesting country. we are in southern croatia, about 20 minutes south of Dubrovnik in a gorgeous seaside ... ...