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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

Sumo Salad drops Pete Evans as brand ambassador

Sumo Salad drops Pete Evans as brand ambassador

National salad franchise, Sumo Salad has announced that it will not be renewing Pete Evans' contract as its celebrity ambassador.

VIDEO: Dos and don'ts of outdoor dining design

VIDEO: Dos and don'ts of outdoor dining design

In this week’s video we explore the dos and don’ts of creating great outdoor dining spaces, giving examples along the way.

Australia claims five spots in Elite Traveler’s top 100 restaurant list

Australia claims five spots in Elite Traveler’s top 100 restaurant list

According to US-based lifestyle magazine, Elite Traveler, Sydney is the fifth best city in the world for fine dining, just behind New York, Paris, London and Tokyo.

Byron Bay welcomes Three Blue Ducks to culinary scene

Byron Bay welcomes Three Blue Ducks to culinary scene

One of Sydney’s most famous brunch spots, Bronte’s Three Blue Ducks has swung open the doors to its new Byron Bay venue.

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Videos

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Beverage

Suburban Brisbane pubs apply for 3am liquor licences

Suburban Brisbane pubs apply for 3am liquor licences

A number of suburban Brisbane pubs have applied to extend their trading hours to 3am.

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.

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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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