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Wine myths debunked [part II]

Wine myths debunked [part II]

In part two of a feature aimed at encouraging sommeliers not to fall victim to stereotypes, Christine Salins looks at some more myths surrounding wine.

What does unfair dismissal really mean?

What does unfair dismissal really mean?

Regardless of the size of your business or the quality of your staff, you need to be well versed in procedural fairness. By Restaurant & Catering Australia.

Quay’s Peter Gilmore to head up Bennelong

Quay’s Peter Gilmore to head up Bennelong

The Fink Group has won the hotly contested Bennelong restaurant tender, a move that will see Quay’s Peter Gilmore take over the site under a 10-year agreement with the group.

Good fry, bad fry - tips on cooking with oil

Good fry, bad fry - tips on cooking with oil

Frying food and cooking with oil is part and parcel of being a chef, but employing the right techniques and equipment are key in transforming mediocre dishes into culinary greats.

Making your event an experience: VIDEO

Making your event an experience: VIDEO

Events can be very lucrative for food service operators - when executed well. Botanic Gardens Restaurant head chef Todd Hunt walks us through one of his most recent themed events.

Foodservice

Why choosing the right breadcrumb can add value to your menu

Why choosing the right breadcrumb can add value to your menu

The importance of quality ingredients in the foodservice industry is not exactly a new concept. Together with the skill of your staff, the quality of the food is what your reputation is built on.

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Republica arson attack may have bikie links

Republica arson attack may have bikie links

Police are currently investigating possible links between bikie gangs and an arson attack on a popular St Kilda venue Republica.

Sepia

Sepia "one of the top five restaurants in the world”: Eric Ripert

Three Michelin-starred French chef Eric Ripert from Le Bernardin restaurant in New York said Sydney’s dining scene is amongst the best in the world.

Police station turned café claims architecture award

Police station turned café claims architecture award

The Rocks café, Le Pain Quotidien, which was previously operated as a police station, has been presented with the National Commendation for Heritage at the 2014 Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture awards.

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Videos

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Beverage

Earl’s Juke Joint named Sydney’s best bar

Earl’s Juke Joint named Sydney’s best bar

Time Out held its seventh annual Sydney Bar Awards on 23 November, and it was Earl’s Juke Joint that took out the coveted Bar of the Year gong.

Liquor licencing for events simplified in SA

Liquor licencing for events simplified in SA

Red tape will be reduced as will costs for event participants and organisers, said Restaurant and Catering Australia following a simplification of the liquor licence application process.

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Management

8 tips to get diners in the door this festive season

8 tips to get diners in the door this festive season

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas - so along with hanging your stockings and tinsel, it’s time to boost bookings at your restaurant by putting a marketing plan into action.

How to train your staff in 10 minutes

How to train your staff in 10 minutes

Staff training doesn't have to be a burden on your time or your bottom line. Ken Burgin lists some ways to get your crew up to scratch in a matter of minutes.

Managing staff over the festive season

Managing staff over the festive season

The peak and lull cycle that is Christmas and New Year can be a challenging time for food service operators, who tend to either be flat chat or begging for business.

8 ways to increase safety and security in your restaurant

8 ways to increase safety and security in your restaurant

Crimes such as robberies can also put your employees and customers at risk, so safety and security should be a top priority.

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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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