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HTN launches eight week culinary apprenticeship program

HTN launches eight week culinary apprenticeship program

Hospitality Training Network (HTN) has launched its Total Chef Aspire program which is one of three new streams of culinary apprenticeships developed by the organisation.

10 ways to cut your wage costs

10 ways to cut your wage costs

It might mean making some tough decisions and learning to love number crunching, but keeping your wage costs under control is a necessary evil in this industry.

Battle of the senses: do women make better sommeliers?

Battle of the senses: do women make better sommeliers?

Are women the fairer sex when it comes to tasting (and selling) wine? Christine Salins reports.

The cost of non-compliance

The cost of non-compliance

Red tape. It protects workers but often burdens operators. Regardless of your view on Australia’s industrial relations landscape, it pays to be compliant.

Doggy bags: what are the rules?

Doggy bags: what are the rules?

Some diners see them as a social faux pas, others as their right as paying customers. To say the least, they make restaurant owners uncomfortable. So what are the rules and regulations when it comes…

Foodservice

Kings Cross crime rates drop due to lockout laws

Kings Cross crime rates drop due to lockout laws

The first detailed analysis of police data since the introduction of Sydney’s lockout laws has indicated that the legislation has significantly reduced alcohol-related crime.

Appetite for Excellence applications closing soon

Appetite for Excellence applications closing soon

Applications for this year’s Appetite for Excellence program will close on 12 April.

67 percent of hoteliers to reduce services over Easter break, TAA

67 percent of hoteliers to reduce services over Easter break, TAA

A survey conducted by TAA last year found that 67 percent of hoteliers will be closing outlets or reducing services due to high penalty rates over the Easter long weekend.

Sydney hospitality workers backpaid more than $13k

Sydney hospitality workers backpaid more than $13k

Staff at two Sydney hospitality businesses have had their weekend penalty rates and annual leave entitlements reimbursed following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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Beverage

Can the average Joe become a wine expert? [Infographic]

Can the average Joe become a wine expert? [Infographic]

A recent study undertaken at the University of Sydney's School of Psychology has looked into whether novices can become wine experts.

New website connects restaurateurs with local wineries

New website connects restaurateurs with local wineries

Restaurant and Catering Australia has launched Cellar Reserve, a website which aims to make it simple and cost effective for restaurants to showcase Australian wines.

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Management

What's inspiring future chefs?

What's inspiring future chefs?

Glamorous cookbooks and glitzy reality shows are giving young chefs an unrealistic view of the food service industry, writes Tony Berry.

Success in staff recruitment

Success in staff recruitment

Hiring for attitude, not just skill, is a key ingredient in creating an efficient restaurant team, writes Ken Burgin.

5 ways to attract millennials to your restaurant

5 ways to attract millennials to your restaurant

Attracting millennials to your restaurant is no easy feat, but the potential rewards are worth the effort when you consider their annual buying power.

Who really pays for public holidays?

Who really pays for public holidays?

Public holidays are intended as days of rest, but for those in the hospitality industry they're actually the most stressful on the calendar. By Restaurant & Catering Australia.

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Resources

10 Wine Myths Debunked

10 Wine Myths Debunked

This free article explains 10 of the most common myths about wine, and may make you rethink your cheese choices that accompany your wines.

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