Meat: is it time to take the backseat?

Meat: is it time to take the backseat? A few weeks ago, animal rights activists took to the streets across Australia to protest inhumane treatment of animals. Most of the protestors were vegan and the key target was the food industry. While the method of the protests may have generated quite the controversy, the underlying [...]

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Grow your brand, grow your customer base through social media

Grow your brand, grow your customer base through social media We get it. As soon as you read the title of this article you thought: “That’s great, but I just don’t have time.” And the truth is, most foodservice operators don’t have the time to think about marketing. With menu planning, rostering, ordering, managing staff, [...]

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Don’t get in a pickle

Don’t Get in a Pickle 9 Antipasto Board Hacks You Need to Know An antipasto platter is an excellent addition to any menu – the perfect offering for those ‘in between’ times or an easy pairing for customers looking to share a drink or two after work and just want something to nibble on. If [...]

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Are you opening over Easter?

Are you opening over Easter? Here’s some food for thought… Easter is fast approaching and with it, a huge number of public holidays. Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays throughout Australia and in Victoria and New South Wales, Saturday and Sunday are also public holidays. Throw in ANZAC Day in the same week [...]

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Feeding the Aged Masses

Feeding the Aged Masses Isn’t it time we started getting food right in aged care? When we talk about our ageing population all too often we talk about how we will house them and care for them, focusing on age related diseases like dementia and heart disease.   But what about the food? Coming from [...]

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The Strand Yeppoon Makes Vego Risotto Even Meat-Eaters LOVE

‘The Strand’ Yeppoon Makes Vego Risotto Even Meat-Eaters LOVE The Strand Hotel in Yeppoon might just have one of the best views of any venue in Australia. But it’s not just the sweeping ocean views that brings the diners in the door, it’s Head Chef Gordon Stratford’s menu – classic pub fare with some modern [...]

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Menu Design: How to Entice Your Customers to Order More

Menu Design: How to Entice Your Customers to Order More Without saying “would you like fries with that?” Are you often left guessing why some menu items fly out the door while others barely get a second glance, especially when they are seemingly similar offerings? Perhaps you spent hours designing your menu offerings but your [...]

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5 Reasons Aussie Cafes Lead the World

5 Reasons Aussie Cafes Lead the World Pop Quiz: How many countries in the world has Starbucks failed to blend with local culture and expand exponentially? Answer: Only one, Australia. In 2008, the company closed more than 70 percent of its underperforming locations, leaving only 23 Starbucks stores throughout the entire continent. Which really isn’t [...]

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