Country club members are looking for something new and fresh from their dining experience. In response, many country clubs are undergoing dining room renovations or building entirely new dining outlets. But not every club is poised to undertake large capital-improvement projects. And even with those improvements, clubs still need ways to stay relevant in the… Read more »
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What Does it Take to be a Successful Senior Living Chef?
The role of the Executive Chef has recently evolved into something of a celebrity within the senior living industry. Many senior living communities are elevating their dining programs to produce menus and food that rival top resorts. As the demand for distinguished food and beverage grows among residents and operators, so does the demand for… Read more »
The Restaurant Trends to Watch in 2023 (and what they mean for employers)
Yes, the fried-chicken sandwich war still rages on in 2023. However, the biggest restaurant trends this year are not centered around any individual ingredients or online feuds. Consumers will crave something they have not been able to get in recent years – a dining experience they can connect with and that feels crafted around their… Read more »
Cannabis Tourism: Is Your Hotel Prepared?
The number of states allowing recreational cannabis use continues to grow. This, combined with the renewed zeal for traveling post-COVID has lead to a boom in Cannabis Tourism. Travelers are flocking to states where it is legal, leaving many hotels wondering how to balance this trend with their current operations. Here are some things hotels… Read more »
How to Make Your Senior Living Community Active Adult-Friendly
Those in the 55+ and over demographic are in their golden years. They have more free time and still have the energy to travel, exercise, and go out frequently. And they also are probably not ready to move anywhere that feels like senior living. But the hot housing market is prompting many to downsize their… Read more »
The To-Go Cocktail Trend is Here to Stay
One positive development for the restaurant industry last year was that many states lifted restrictions for off-premise alcohol sales. While this was a short-term fix meant to help restaurants recoup some lost income during COVID, the change seems to be permanent in some places as the pandemic subsides. And since take-out ordering remains popular, restaurant… Read more »
Predicting Restaurant Trends for 2021: An Impossible Task?
It’s that time of year again when restaurant professionals and experts make their grand predictions for the next year’s trends to watch. But this year has been unique and the next twelve months have never been less certain. With so many tough to predict factors like COVID-19 numbers, government regulations, and public sentiment, one has… Read more »
Ghost Kitchens Explained
Ghost kitchen: It’s the buzzword on everyone’s lips in the hospitality industry lately. But what exactly is it? Basically, it’s a commercial cooking space rented by either virtual restaurants or more traditional dining venues. They exclusively focus on creating food to be delivered to customers. Unsurprisingly, interest in them has surged since the onset of… Read more »
Which Hotel Safety Trends Will Endure After COVID-19?
Many hotels have been open for a few months now amid the pandemic, and they have come up with a myriad of innovations to keep guests safe. Some new procedures are a bit cumbersome, like in-lobby temperature checks. But others have proven convenient, even enjoyable, for hotel guests and employees. So which changes will have… Read more »