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Easy Recipe: What-A-Melon Iced Green Tea

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Summer is the perfect season to feature fresh watermelon on your menu. Add the crisp, sweet flavor of watermelon to your seasonal beverage menu today with this What-A-Melon Iced Green Tea recipe. This refreshing recipe is a great way to boost your summer sales and keep your customers coming back for more.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place the watermelon cubes in a blender or food processor, and blend until pureed.
  2. In a heat-proof pitcher, add the green tea sachets to the hot water. Steep for 5 minutes then discard the sachets.
  3. Allow the tea to cool to room temperature.
  4. Add watermelon puree, lime juice, and sugar.
  5. Serve immediately over ice.

Candy Cane Meringue Cookies

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Looking for a simple holiday treat to impress your guests? These eye-catching candy cane meringue cookies are the perfect addition to your dessert menu. The flavor of sweet peppermint embodies the taste of the season and can easy be paired with specialty hot chocolates or coffees on your menu. Plus, you can package these sweet treats in festive holiday boxes to encourage impulse buys at the register.

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • ¾ cup superfine sugar
  • Pinch of cream of tartar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 drops red food coloring

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Beat egg whites until frothy.
  3. Beat in sugar, cream of tartar, and salt until stiff peaks form.
  4. Add peppermint extract and swirl in 2 drops red food coloring.
  5. Drop by tablespoonfuls and bake approximately 1 hour.
  6. Turn off the oven and keep meringues inside the unit for 2 hours to dry.

Table Waiting 101

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Your wait staff members are a direct representation of your business and can make or break your guests’ dining experiences. Therefore, investing in proper training for wait staff can make a big difference in your profit margins. Devote adequate time and supervised practice to training before letting rookie team members take on waiting tables by themselves. Use the quick tips below to start the training process of new wait staff and increase your establishment’s revenue:

  • Look Presentable – Looking tidy and professional is essential to making a great first impression on guests. A clean, neat uniform represents your business in a positive light and makes staff easily recognizable to diners looking for assistance. Shop our selection of fashionable and functional Chef Works uniforms here.
  • Know the Menu – Knowledgeable wait staff makes all the difference. Being familiar with every menu item saves ordering time and allows wait staff to quickly notify guests of potential food allergies in dishes.
  • Suggest Companion Items – From dessert to wine, suggesting additional menu items not only increases revenue, but can introduce customers to a wider variety of menu offerings.
  • Manage & Multitask – Staff members should decrease trips back and forth from the kitchen and tables by combining tasks. Check on tables every few minutes to ensure guests have everything they need to enjoy their dining experiences.
  • Check for Accuracy – Before serving guests’ food, double check the order to make sure the dishes are cooked to their specifications. By employing this method, your wait staff can minimize customer complaints at your establishment.