April Food Holidays

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Want to make your establishment stand out from the crowd? Try featuring these special April food holidays on your seasonal menu. Throughout the month of April, you can flex your culinary creativity and attract new guests by creating unique, limited-time promotions from the list of special food holidays below:

April 1
Sourdough Day

April 2
Peanut Butter & Jelly Day

April 3
Chocolate Mousse Day

April 4
Baked Ham & Pineapple Day

 April 5
Caramel Day

April 6
Hot Cross Buns Day

 April 7
Coffee Cake Day

 April 8
Empanadas Day

 April 9
Chinese Almond Cookie Day

 April 10
Croissant Day

 April 11
Cheese Fondue Day

April 12
Grilled Cheese Day

 April 13
Peach Cobber Day

 April 14
Pecans Day

 April 15
Glazed Spiral Ham Day

 April 16
Eggs Benedict Day

 April 17
Cheeseball Day

 April 18
Animal Crackers Day

April 19
Garlic Day

 April 20
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day

 April 21
Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day

April 22
Jelly Bean Day

 April 23
Cherry Cheesecake Day

 April 24
Pigs in a Blanket Day

April 25
Zucchini Bread Day

April 26
Pretzel Day

April 27
Prime Rib Day

April 28
Blueberry Pie Day

April 29
Shrimp Scampi Day

April 30
Oatmeal Cookie Day

Hiring for the Front of the House

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Are your customers getting the best front of the house experience? The experience in the front of the house can make or break your guests’ impressions of your brand. While many people might think working in the front of the house is easy, dealing with customers and ensuring the best guest experience requires specialized skills from your staff members.

Without the proper personality, your front of the house staff members can drive business away from your establishment. Inattentive wait staff or a dismissive hostess can make the dining experience a disaster for your customers. Plus, bad customer experiences can negatively affect your online ratings and tarnish your reputation with the community.

Before filling critical positions in the front of the house, like host/hostess, wait staff, and bussers, make sure the candidates have these important traits:

  • Friendly and personable demeanor
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Quick-thinking and problem-solving attitude
  • Passionate about people
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Happy and hungry to learn more
  • Present themselves in a professional manner

Keep in mind, technical skills for the job can be taught or refined during the training process. To become an industry leader now and in the future, you must hire passionate people to stand behind your brand name.

Seasonal Eats: Spring Krispies Treats

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Bring spring into your dessert menu all season long with this Spring Krispies Treats recipe. Using only three simple ingredients, this fun, easy-to-make dessert is a colorful twist on classic Rice Krispies Treats. However, because this adaptation uses Peeps instead of regular marshmallows, the finished product is noticeably sweeter (and more colorful).

Use these fabulous Spring Krispies Treats to catch the eyes of your diners on the dessert menu. Wrap the treats individually and tie with festive ribbons for added presentation value. Plus, keeping these spring treats by the front register can help increase your impulse buys all season long.

Follow the simple directions below to add Spring Krispies Treats to your dessert menu today:

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 35 Peeps
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Directions

  1. In large pot, melt butter over low heat. Add Peeps and stir until completely melted. If using different colors, melt in separate color sections within the pot and avoid mixing the colors together.
  2. Once the butter is melted, remove pot from heat.
  3. Add Rice Krispies cereal to the marshmallow mixture.
  4. Stir until well coated, mixing different colors if applicable.
  5. Coat a 13 x 9 x 1-1/2-inch pan with cooking spray and evenly press the marshmallow mixture into the pan.
  6. Cool completely before cutting into desired shapes. Store in an airtight container.