Great Taste Magazine 2007 May Issue
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Great Taste Magazine 2007 May Issue features Chef Ramel Rios and culinary news, tips, recommendations and recipes from Orange County restaurant chefs.

Marketing is an integral part of bringing in customers to a restaurant. Of course word of mouth helps but there is nothing like the reach of certain marketing tools. In this issue of Great Taste we look at some of those tools and how they can help you. Most are easy and free to use so why not take advantage?

Our Feature Chef this month is Chef Ramel Rios of Gordon James Grill in San Clemente. Chef Rios got his start in the business as a dishwasher, working his way up to Executive Chef in just 10 years. He kindly regales us with the story of how he realized his dream of becoming a Chef after starting his career at Luciana’s Ristorante in Dana Point.

Don Ramon, owner of Don Ramon’s Mexican Restaurant in Huntington Beach, is another man who worked hard to build his career from the ground up. He started his restaurant with his family in 1995 and together they have built it into a very successful Huntington Beach staple, serving authentic Mexican food with a family friendly atmosphere.

However, Don Ramon’s isn’t the only great Latin restaurant in Orange County. In Sur Le Menu we offer up some of the best Latin fare, from fresh ceviche at Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen to Mole Negro Tamales at El Fortin, there is plenty authentic food to enjoy even on this side of the border. Keep the Latin flavors going with our take on Latin libations. We have recipes for Mexican and Spanish cocktails that are sure to be a hit all year long.

In Operations we focus on life-saving procedures being adopted by restaurants all over the world and in Front of the House we have a few marketing rules that apply to all restaurants, given to us by Marketing Director Laurel Rosen, one of the most successful marketing directors in Southern California.

Great Taste Magazine 2007 May Issue covers the restaurants and the professionals with resources, recipes, beautiful photos and many tasty tidbits. Great Taste Magazine, the premiere connection to all the key decision makers in our local Southern California restaurant industry. Each month our 15 year-old full-color trade publication reaches thousands of the area’s top restaurant owners, general managers, executive chefs and buyers. Take a tour through the magazine. Each issue features a restaurant and local chef, and is packed with the timeliest information, critical operational tips and other industry news important to our readers.

Update! Even in these tough economic times, it’s clear our readers still have Great Taste! We’re happy to announce that our circulation has increased and we’d like to thank each and every one of our readers for helping make Great Taste Magazine the go-to source for Orange County restaurant information.

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Ramel Rios Gordon James Grill 2007
Ramel Rios
Gordon James Grill
2007
Teri Willliams
Editor in Chief
Teri Williams

Teri Williams has her finger on the pulse of the local hospitality industry like no one else. Fifteen years as editor and publisher of Orange County’s only hospitality trade magazine combined with her consultancy for the non-profit sector and her public relations expertise give Williams a far-reaching, varied and unique perspective of the industry. Besides her esteemed Great Taste publication, she has extensive experience in the travel industry (retail agent and wholesale), event planning and volunteerism. Williams has contacts around the globe in the restaurant, hotel, media and travel trades. She has also been applauded for her enthusiastic charity work and has chaired numerous chef, food and wine events on behalf of local non-profit organizations, for which she has helped garner more than $1 million in donations through the years. Known for her unflagging enthusiasm, entrepreneurial spirit, can do attitude and joie de vivre, Williams is a constant presence and authority on the OC culinary and hospitality scene.

Great Taste would not exist without our enthusiastic and generous contributors, which is why we want to turn the spotlight on them! We’ve got chefs and students, teachers and experts – so read on to meet the wonderful people that write for your pleasure. They all have Great Taste!