Over the past year, simplifying menus has become an essential move as operators strive to serve customers under ever changing conditions and sustain their businesses.
A new year calls for trying new things and Shamrock Foods Artisanal Provisions Specialist Jonathon Merrick hand-picked his top five products and accompanying recipes to inspire you.
Restaurant guidelines and customer needs are continuing to evolve, sometimes daily. It’s more important than ever for restaurant operators to adapt on the fly and Shamrock Foods has six powerful tools than can help you succeed in 2021.
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Born to entrepreneur parents, Jean Bernstein grew up with a front-row seat to how companies are run. Blessed with innate business acumen and drive, she became a successful, self-described “serial entrepreneur” early on. Still, Bernstein recalls that, even while making money, she and her husband Mark Bernstein hungered for more.
When CJ Cacioppo decided to open an Italian restaurant, he wanted to stand out from other nearby Italian restaurants. He is succeeding by focusing on regional Italy’s rich culinary traditions.
Mark Van Grack’s background in fashion gave him the ability to see future trends. His insight led to Hapa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar, a four-unit, full-service operation featuring Japanese-Hawaiian fusion fare and Motomaki, a three-unit, fast-casual sushi operation.
Chef Roberto Ucan, the young Corporate Chef for Lure Fish House, has his mom to thank for his love of food aromas and flavors and the joy a great meal brings others. He’s no stranger to fresh seafood dishes and has an innate ability to create uniquely prepared dishes that reflect the local flair.
After being impacted by COVID-19, New Mexico’s D. H. Lescombes Winery and Bistro quickly realized takeout and delivery options wouldn’t be enough to keep business going. The restaurant adapted its business model to also sell groceries, resulting in a twenty-fold increase in quarantine restaurant sales.
When one door closes…open a drive thru window. That’s what Los Sombreros owner Kurt Riske and his partners did.
Giovanni’s of Menifee’s “Disaster To-Go Menu” was an instant hit after COVID-19 closed the restaurants’ dining room. According to owner Tom Powers, there are two keys to that success – taking a hard look at your menu to see what translates best to take-out, and then marketing, marketing, marketing.
For Kyle Franson, the 2008 economic crisis that ended his nearly 30-year career in finance yielded an unexpected dividend: the impetus to open Rancho Capistrano Winery.
Food had always played a meaningful role in Myra Ghattas’ life. But she never intended to make a career of it. When she was growing up in New Mexico, her aim was law school, but high school and college restaurant jobs followed by great success with an international resort brand led to a fork in the road – and hospitality won out.
Discover how the partners behind Il Vicino take their customers on a journey to Italy during every dining experience.