Monthly Archives: July 2017

Restaurant Sanitation Problems

Everyone who owns or oversees a restaurant should prioritize sanitation above all else. Eateries that fail
to offer patrons a sanitary dining experience typically don’t last long and often find themselves on the
receiving ends of law suits and hefty fines. Additionally, in the age of instant feedback, a single bad
review can do irreparable damage to a fledgling restaurant’s reputation. As such, every restaurateur
should strive for impeccable sanitation. When working to keep your establishment safe and sanitary,
take care to avoid the following problems.

Unsafe Buffet Displays
If your restaurant has a buffet display that contains hot food, it’s in your best interest to keep it warm.
When allowed to sit at room temperature, certain foods spoil and become dangerous to consume. In
the interest of storing these entrees at a safe temperature, invest in a self-warming buffet table from a
dependable hot food merchandiser. This will provide both you and your patrons with peace of mind,
curb food-borne illness and reduce unnecessary waste.

Unbussed Tables
Fast food restaurants and casual dining establishments generally aren’t as meticulous about bussing
tables as their four-star contemporaries. Although a lot of diners tend to give the aforementioned
eateries a free pass on this issue, unbussed tables are notorious for spreading germs and assorted
bacteria. The longer a table goes unbussed, the more dangerous it’s likely to become. No matter what
type of restaurant you oversee, promptly bussed tables are an absolute necessity. For best results, have
at least one busboy on duty at all times.

Dirty Food Prep Tools
Unsurprisingly, dirty kitchens are synonymous with food-borne illness. When preparation tools and food
storage areas aren’t consistently cleaned, bacteria can spread like wildfire. As such, all the counters,
grills and cutting boards in your kitchen need to be cleaned multiple times throughout the workday.
Although your kitchen staff may view this as cumbersome, cleanliness in the kitchen is among the
foremost tenets of restaurant sanitation. To drive this point home, impose strict penalties on chefs and
kitchen workers who shrug off their cleaning duties.

Anyone who works in food service should be well-versed in proper sanitation. Whenever sanitation
becomes an afterthought, people get sick and restaurants suffer severe consequences. To prevent
lackluster sanitation from rearing its head at your restaurant, invest in self-warming buffet tables, never
allow a table to go unbussed and be meticulous about cleanliness in the kitchen.

Simple spaghetti recipe for my boy’s 18th birthday

I cooked spaghetti for K’s 18th birthday today. I used the spaghetti noodles and sweet sauce package from UFC.

The other ingredients include:

1/2 kilogram ground pork, 1 can mushroom (chopped), shredded carrots, minced red bell pepper, garlic, white or yellow onion, salt and pepper, cup of water, grated cheese.

Procedure is so simple.

In a large pot, boil 5 or more cups of water. Add a pinch of salt and little cooking oil prior to boiling. Add the spaghetti noodles and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Occasionally stir. Drain and rinse in running water for a couple of minutes.

For the sauce. Saute garlic and onion, add ground pork. Add salt and pepper. Let it simmer until the ground pork turns a little brown. Add water and simmer for a few minutes. You can now add the chopped mushroom, shredded carrots and minced red bell pepper. Simmer. Add the sweet spaghetti sauce and grated cheese. Simmer. And serve.

We were planning to have a double celebration on August 4 – K’s birthday and his big sister’s graduation day. 🙂

Hire Someone To Cook For You

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You love every bit of recipe you see on your cookbook or those prepared in your favorite cooking show. In fact, if you can, you would have loved to cook each and every one of them for you and your family to enjoy together. The only downside is you just lack the proper skill to dish out those delectable dishes from your kitchen. Cooking, as with every other skill, require constant practice. Watch as many cooking shows as you can and read as many cookbooks and food publications as you can and eventually you will get the hang of it. Do not forget to put those recipes to life and work in your kitchen. Start from simple dishes first and move on to the more complicated ones later on. I am sure you will be a good cook in no time, or at least be well enough to prepare food that your family will actually love. Otherwise, if you think you are a helpless case, you can always hire someone who has the skills to cook your meals for you. Just remember to do background checks before inviting someone into your house, right? And don’t forget that you also have to offer appealing compensation to your new house help, too.

(Should you be hiring an all-around help, make sure that she also knows how to properly care for your personal stuff like the flying v available at Musicians Friend same way she handles other things at home.)