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Voting open for Hospitality’s Trusted Brands survey

Voting open for Hospitality’s Trusted Brands survey

In order to recognise the businesses that have best influenced the industry, Hospitality is launching a new survey allowing its members to rank the brands they trust the most.

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…

Display refrigeration: how to get it right

Display refrigeration: how to get it right

If you’ve got food on show and you want to keep your diners safe and your costs down, you need a good understanding of how display refrigeration works, writes Tim Smallwood.

Apprentices: finding and training the next generation

Apprentices: finding and training the next generation

Despite the industry’s growth and its promotion both here and abroad, commercial kitchens are struggling to find good quality apprentices to one day take the reins. Danielle Bowling reports.

The good oils: a culinary oil guide

The good oils: a culinary oil guide

Virgin coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, safflower oil, cottonseed oil ... A plethora of cooking oils are avaliable to chefs today, but which ones are best suited to which applications?

Foodservice

Front of house and commercial cookery apprenticeships introduced in QLD

Front of house and commercial cookery apprenticeships introduced in QLD

The College of Tourism and Hospitality within Tafe Queensland Brisbane is now offering a new front of house specialists’ apprenticeship, as well as the Certificate IV Commercial Cookery apprenticeship.

MLA launches ‘You’re better on beef’ campaign [video]

MLA launches ‘You’re better on beef’ campaign [video]

Meat and Livestock Australia has launched a new consumer campaign, promoting beef as a healthy source of energy.

‘Dine and dash’ couple return to settle the bill

‘Dine and dash’ couple return to settle the bill

A West Australian restaurant’s social media campaign exposing a young couple for leaving the venue without settling the bill has paid off, with the pair returning to make amends.

Tuna product recalled following food poisoning scare

Tuna product recalled following food poisoning scare

A tinned tuna product linked to four cases of food poisoning has been removed from the market, according to the NSW Food Authority.

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Beverage

Melbourne bar leads call to educate backpackers on liquor laws

Melbourne bar leads call to educate backpackers on liquor laws

General manager of Melbourne bar and hostel, Hotel Barkly has urged the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation to educate backpackers on local liquor laws.

QLD winemaker calls for better representation on local wine lists

QLD winemaker calls for better representation on local wine lists

Sirromet Wines, one of Queensland’s largest winemakers, has criticised local restaurants for leaving QLD drops off their wine lists.

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Management

Product endorsements: what are chefs really selling?

Product endorsements: what are chefs really selling?

Come on guys, it's time to stop. Earn some self-respect instead of self-aggrandisement, writes Tony Berry.

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.

Whatever happened to fair work?

Whatever happened to fair work?

Operating a small business is tough, but there's no excuse for undercutting your staff. Not only does it hurt the workers being shortchanged - it creates a bad name for us all. Industry Observer 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.

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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.

The Art of Cooking with Oil

The Art of Cooking with Oil

This free article uncovers some of the frying techniques used by well known Australian chefs, and how they can be used to extract the right flavours from various dishes to transform them from mediocre dishes to culinary greats.

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