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Mooloolaba Surf Club on Queensland’s spectacular sunshine coast is one of the oldest surf lifesaving clubs in Australia. Since 1922 its members have patrolled the local beach, with many of them going on to become world class champions. With such a proud heritage, it comes as no surprise to learn that the club is a […]

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A-grade fries benefit business and customers alike A foodservice professional who has spent more than 30 years in the business, Tony Cincotta knows a quality product when he sees it. He’s managing director of Henny Penny Foods, which operates a long-established chain of quick service restaurants in NSW’s Newcastle/Hunter region. “We offer dine-in and takeaway […]

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Daniel Fountain started in the trade as a kitchen hand – or, as he says, “a dish pig, as us chefs call them”. He adds: “That’s where most good chefs start.” This statement couldn’t be any truer in his case. After 20-plus years in the biz, he now has the prestigious title of executive chef for the J&J O’Brien hoteliers group.

(Article sourced from the May-June 2010 issue of the Bistro Magazine)

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There are many reasons why enticing bar menus are worth their while – they can help a venue appeal to a diverse clientele, increase drink sales and add to the atmosphere. Patrons attracted by bar menus may range from those simply wanting to meet and have a drink before moving on to the night’s entertainment, to those who are happy to eat a full meal at the bar and stay and socialise.

Article source: Bistro May/June 2010

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It seems to be almost universal, judging from the desperate phone calls that are coming in to my business; together with some of the disturbing figures I’m seeing on profit and loss statements. It’s also interesting how few of the chefs and managers who attend our training courses really understand the issues they have to manage in order to bring food costs under tight control.

Article source: Bistro May/June 2010

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Cerebos Food Services makes it easier for you to offer gluten free meals on the menu with their extensive range of GRAVOX gluten free gravy mixes and boosters and the ASIAN HOME GOURMET gluten free spice pastes.

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Whether there are more people with allergies today, or simply that more people are having their allergies diagnosed, is open to debate. But one thing is certain – public awareness of food allergies and intolerances is much higher than in the past. Australia’s Food Standards Code now includes a ‘nil tolerance’ on cross-contamination from food […]

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Kai Ellmann explains why food service professionals should choose Ingham Breast Medallions

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