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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

Robot programmed to mimic world class chefs

Robot programmed to mimic world class chefs

Personal chefs could soon be out of a job with the release of Moley Robotics robot chef.

Chef Aristos Papandroulakis accused of illegally taking Rottnest crayfish

Chef Aristos Papandroulakis accused of illegally taking Rottnest crayfish

Chef Aristos Papandroulakis is currently being investigated by the Department of Fisheries for allegedly taking crayfish off the coast of Perth illegally.

Byron Beach Café named Best Restaurant at the Australian Tourism Awards

Byron Beach Café named Best Restaurant at the Australian Tourism Awards

Byron Beach Café has added another accolade to its collection by winning the Best Restaurant category at the Australian Tourism Awards.

Rockpool Sydney and Fratelli Fresh evacuated due to heavy smoke

Rockpool Sydney and Fratelli Fresh evacuated due to heavy smoke

Neil Perry’s Bridge Street restaurant, Rockpool Est. 1989 together with Italian restaurant Fratelli Fresh were both forced to evacuate last night after thick smoke was detected in a nearby laneway.

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Beverage

Venues encouraged to take part in By The Glass promotion

Venues encouraged to take part in By The Glass promotion

Restaurants, pubs and bars are being asked to promote their Australian wine lists as part of this year’s By The Glass on-premise promotion.

Four Pillars wins gold at 2015 World Spirits Competition

Four Pillars wins gold at 2015 World Spirits Competition

Victorian gin distillery, Four Pillars has collected a gold medal for its Barrel Aged Gin at the 2015 World Spirits Competition.

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Management

Have we made a scapegoat out of Pete Evans?

Have we made a scapegoat out of Pete Evans?

Why was Pete Evans chosen as the scapegoat for all of today's fad-following foodies? If we've judged him so harshly, why not others, Tony Berry wonders.

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.

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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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