Mardi Gras

Just like Carnival in Rio, Fasching in Cologne, or Carnivale in Venice, Mardi Gras puts New Orleans in the spotlight of the world around...

Identify Chronic Food Cost Problems

There are two areas where you can identify major food cost problems.  Identifying these problems and taking corrective actions can put dollars in the...

In search of the Great Pumpkin…

I’m excited, and I don’t excite easily. Don’t get me wrong, I get “spun up,” “wound up,” and “wrapped a little too tightly” with...

Wine Cost Control

At the heart of wine cost control, a bottle accountability system provides the information needed to properly evaluate results. Too much energy is replicated...

Purple Feet

I want my feet to be purple. As “crush” nears, my inner winemaker awakens and longs for the purple stain of Pinot juice...

Fine Wine at Your Fingertips

With just over 1,500 selections of wine, 25,000-plus inventoried bottles, 26 years as a Wine Spectator Grand Award Winner, and, being home to 3...

Room Service

In-room dining, room service, personal culinary delivery…whatever you call it, room service needs a major shake up. I wonder who the first hotelier...

Safe Portion Control Solutions

I guess everyone is aware of the smaller coffee cans now for sale in the supermarkets. The traditional one pound coffee can has shrunk...