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Orange County and Surrounding Chefs

Chef Shuffle

Who is that Chef and where is he now? If you want to add your favorite just comment below and we'll add your faves...
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Whole Foods Market serves up top 10 trends for 2017

Whole Foods Market’s global buyers and experts announced the trends to watch in 2017. Wellness tonics, products from byproducts and purple foods are...
Healthy Fats Coalition

The Healthy Fats Coalition – It’s About Time

Eric R. Gustafson As the saying goes, “nature doesn’t make bad fats… factories do.” In that spirit, a group of like-minded organizations, companies and individuals –...

The Pizza Show: Business of Pizza

The Pizza Show is a great video, showcasing the world of pizza and what new and upcoming modernized ways pizza is being made and...
Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort - Huntington Beach

Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort Gears Up for the Twin Dolphin Tower

Change is underway in Huntington Beach, and that's never more evident than at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort. Scheduled to open in June 2017, Twin...
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Newport Beach Restaurant Week Previews 2017 Top Trends

Newport Beach Restaurant Week starts January 16 and at their launch party, several restaurants, including: Cucina Enoteca, Stag Bar, Lighthouse, The Ritz Prime Seafood,...
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Service Industry Events

Check out our listing of local service industry only events, news on our Pro Page and Jobs!
OCC HFT Team Members

OCC Hot Food Team Takes the Win

OCC Hot Food Team members:  Zack Evans (Westminster), Kristin Friedersdorf, (Costa Mesa) Henry Hernandez (Aliso Viejo) Kevin Carpintero (Lake Forest) Elizabeth Mendoza (Santa Ana),...
Perigord Truffle

Truffle Farmer Unearths First Commercial Crop of Perigord Truffles Grown in Oregon

Dr. Charles Lefevre, internationally renowned Mycologist and co-founder of The Oregon Truffle Festival (Jan. 20-29), has worked with growers across North America since 2000...
Beverly Hilton Marks Garden Florals

The Beverly Hilton Unveils Official Golden Globe Awards Menu

The Beverly Hilton’s Executive Chef Alberico Nunziata and Executive Pastry Chef Thomas Henzi today debuted the menu they curated for the 74th annual Golden...

Farmers Markets

Jan 22 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm Social - Costa Mesa
Social Costa Mesa is showing gratitude by offering 50% off all cocktails to industry pros on Tuesdays.
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Tustin
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Corona
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Jan 22 @ 10:00 pm Chianina Steakhouse - Long Beach
Join us for Sunday Industry Night at Chianina 20% off drinks from 10PM – 2AM. www.chianina.com          
Jan 23 all-day Cellar Restaurant & Spirit Room (The) - Fullerton
Monday nights we will celebrate our local friends and neighbors.  If you live or work in Fullerton, are a city employee, or are in the hospitality industry, you and one guest will receive 20% off[...]
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am Rosine's Mediterranean Cafe - Corona
For more information call: 951.372.9484
Jan 23 @ 3:00 pm Ola Mexican Kitchen
All you need is your hospitality pay stub to receive half off the bar menu!
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm Grits - Fullerton
25% off the entire bill with a valid pay stub. www.gritsfullerton.com
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm Social - Costa Mesa
Social Costa Mesa is showing gratitude by offering 50% off all cocktails to industry pros on Tuesdays.
Jan 29 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Tustin
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Jan 29 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Corona
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Jan 29 @ 10:00 pm Chianina Steakhouse - Long Beach
Join us for Sunday Industry Night at Chianina 20% off drinks from 10PM – 2AM. www.chianina.com          
Jan 30 all-day Cellar Restaurant & Spirit Room (The) - Fullerton
Monday nights we will celebrate our local friends and neighbors.  If you live or work in Fullerton, are a city employee, or are in the hospitality industry, you and one guest will receive 20% off[...]
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am Rosine's Mediterranean Cafe - Corona
For more information call: 951.372.9484
Jan 30 @ 3:00 pm Ola Mexican Kitchen
All you need is your hospitality pay stub to receive half off the bar menu!
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm Grits - Fullerton
25% off the entire bill with a valid pay stub. www.gritsfullerton.com
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm Social - Costa Mesa
Social Costa Mesa is showing gratitude by offering 50% off all cocktails to industry pros on Tuesdays.
Feb 5 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Tustin
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Feb 5 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Corona
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Feb 5 @ 10:00 pm Chianina Steakhouse - Long Beach
Join us for Sunday Industry Night at Chianina 20% off drinks from 10PM – 2AM. www.chianina.com          

Business

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8 Ways to Make Your Restaurant Smarter in 2017

By Sagi Rochman 2016 HAS BEEN A TUMULTUOUS YEAR FOR THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY. Food contamination scandals. Joint-employer battles. Changing labor laws. And now we’re hearing...
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Is Technology the Secret Ingredient?

By Sagi Rochman AS A RESTAURANT OPERATOR, HOW OFTEN DO YOU STOP AND LOOK AT THE EMPLOYMENT LANDSCAPE from the side of the job seeker?...
ServSafe

Upcoming Servsafe Food Safety Manager Classes

Click on links below to register online for the upcoming Servsafe Food Safety Manager Classes. NOVEMBER CLASSES Mission Viejo - Nov 16th, 2016 Long Beach/Lakewood - Nov...
Duke Marketing

Making the Most Out of Fourth Quarter Sales!

By Linda Duke How can restaurateurs make the most of the upcoming holidays and 4th quarter sales?  With the Presidential election less than 50 days...
Blue Calypso

Restaurants and Beacons: Friend or Foe?

Written By: Andrew Levi Imagine a world where technology could entice diners into a restaurant, offer appetizers to get their meal started and even say,...

Marketing

Gift Card Sales

RECIPE: Gift Card Sales

By Linda Duke GIFT CARDS ARE ONE OF THE BEST WAYS RESTAURATEURS CAN INCREASE SALES and get new people to try their restaurant and they are...
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5 Tips for Creating a Great Wine List

By John Terlato WHETHER IT’S A LEATHER-BOUND BOOK, A SLEEK COPPER CLIPBOARD, or a wine list that appears on the back page of a food menu,...
Duke Marketing

Making the Most Out of Fourth Quarter Sales!

By Linda Duke How can restaurateurs make the most of the upcoming holidays and 4th quarter sales?  With the Presidential election less than 50 days...
Tackling The Business Of Football Season

Tackling the Business of Football Season

By Linda Duke Great Taste Magazine Sept/Oct 2016 Issue ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO BE THE CONSUMER’S PLACE OF CHOICE FOR THE SUPER BOWL is to...

6 Big Advantages Print Advertising Gives B2B Professionals

Why Print Advertising Works for Business to Business. A more engaged audience, for one, is one of the many advantages print advertising offers your business. Source:...