Author: Sam McCommon

Food has always been a central focus of Sam's life. He learned to cook when he still needed a chair to reach the top of the stove, and has found good food to be one of life's greatest adventures ever since. He's owned both a pub and a restaurant previously, so he's happy to share his experiences. He's currently exploring how deep the rabbit hole goes in Vietnam's foodie scene.

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How to Become a Restaurant Manager: Kick Off Your Career

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Restaurant managers have one of the hardest jobs in the restaurant, but no restaurant can run without them. A restaurant manager needs to thoroughly understand the way their restaurant …

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Common Health Code Violations and How to Avoid Them

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Summary: Every restaurant operator, manager, and member of kitchen staff should be familiar with their state’s health code. Following proper procedures and taking precautions when handling …

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How to Write a Restaurant Mission Statement With Examples

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Summary: A mission statement is crucial to help describe your business to those not familiar with it. Your mission statement should be as concise as possible …

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Restaurant Accounting Basics: What to Know and Why It Matters

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Summary: Understanding the details of your business’s financial health can help you improve its profitability. Restaurants have lots of industry-specific terminology that operators should know. Statistics …

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Creating the Best Restaurant Floor Plan

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Summary: Getting a restaurant floor plan right includes all parts of the restaurant, from the back of the house to the very front. Your kitchen layout …

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How to Make a Restaurant Schedule (Free Template Included)

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Summary: When making a restaurant schedule, roles are scheduled differently: servers and other front of house staff are often part time while chefs and managers are usually …

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Put Your Barista Job Description Above the Competition (With Template)

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Summary: Baristas do more than just serve coffee: They have many roles to fill, including maintaining equipment, serving food, and providing customer service. A barista doesn’t …

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How to Write a Bartender Job Description (With Example) 

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Summary: Bartenders don’t require any specific education but do require permits in some states. Bartending involves several different skill sets, many of which can be learned …

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Server Job Description: Responsibilities and Requirements

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Summary: Serving tables requires minimal official education but servers may need licenses. Job duties for servers include interacting with customers, taking orders, handling payments, and working …

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The Best Places to Find Used Restaurant Equipment

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Summary: Buying used restaurant equipment can save owners a significant amount of money on important purchases. Used equipment can be found at restaurant equipment stores, at …