Monthly Archives: November 2017

Benefits of Patio Heaters

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Don’t let your patio space go unused this winter. Throughout the colder months, your establishment’s profits can take a hit if you don’t properly prepare your dining spaces for winter. However, by adding powerful and portable patio heaters to your outdoor spaces, you can take advantage of the heaters’ benefits and earn more profits all year long.

  • Extend Serving Space – Make outdoor temperatures comfortable for customers year round and keep outdoor spaces usable throughout the winter months.
  • Serve More Customers – Patio heaters open up more tables for customers to dine and allow you to serve more guests per hour, increasing your profits.
  • Novelty of Outdoors – Decorate your outdoor spaces with lights and seasonal decorations to enhance the novelty of eating outdoors while keeping your customers comfortable this season.
  • Portable & Practical – If taking your catering and other food services on-the-go, portable heaters appeal to customers hosting outdoor events and help you earn more business for the winter months. 

Challah Bread French Toast

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Use the sweet, buttery taste of Challah bread to give your classic French toast recipe a tasty twist.

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp orange zest, grated
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 large loaf challah or brioche bread, sliced into 3/4-inch thick slices
  • Unsalted butter
  • Vegetable oil
  • Maple syrup

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 250°F.
  2. In a large shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, orange zest, vanilla, honey, and salt. Soak as many slices in the egg mixture as possible for 5 minutes, turning once.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp oil in a large saute pan or griddle over medium heat. Add the soaked bread and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until well browned and slightly crispy.
  4. If not serving immediately, place the cooked slices on a sheet pan and place in oven to keep warm until ready to serve.
  5. Repeat the cooking process until completed, adding butter and oil as needed.
  6. Serve hot with maple syrup.

In-House Cooking Lessons

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Cooking lessons are an engaging way to showcase the heart of your establishment. Offering in-house cooking lessons not only builds your brand and engages customers, but also helps earn you extra profits. No matter the size of your establishment, you can give customers an unforgettable cooking experience and make it easy for you to:

  • Showcase Your Chefs

Every day chefs are behind the scenes creating culinary masterpieces, but why not let their culinary skills shine? Allowing your best chefs to lead in-house cooking lessons brings their masterful skillset to the forefront. Having close interaction between the chefs and the guests they serve regularly adds a unique personal touch to the cooking lessons.

  • Engage with Customers

Hosting in-house cooking lessons engages your most loyal customers face to face. Teaching your guests valuable cooking skills or insider secrets makes them feel like part of the team. Consider offering exclusive discounts or coupons for your establishment as an extra incentive for those participating in the cooking classes.

  • Demo Dishes

In-house cooking lessons can be the perfect platform to demo new dishes for your menu. From seasonal favorites to adventurous appetizers, cooking lessons allow you to test out possible additions to your menu with immediate feedback from potential patrons. With this method, your customers can ask questions and offer menu suggestions before blowing your budget on the new dishes.