Tag: Hospitality @ Home

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5 Amazing Gifts for home cooks in 2020

There was a time when talking about gift buying before Halloween made me roll my eyes. But, in the age of COVID, you can’t make your gift-buying plans too early. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Yule, Kwanzaa, or Solstice, you probably have a few home cooks in your life. These […]

Family, Holiday, recipe

Recipe: Potato cheese Pierogi

For the past five years I have been lucky to celebrate Christmas Eve with a friend of Polish descent. I adore food traditions, and while I had heard of the Italian Christmas Eve tradition of the Feast of Fishes, I was not familiar with the Polish custom of Wigilia. Traditionally, […]

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Restaurant 101, training

Restaurant 101: Carrying Plates

Here’s another tip from serving school: how to carry multiple plates. This is just the basic 2-3-4 plate carries. I am deeply in awe of diner servers in fast-paced joints that can stack seven chicken-fried steak dinners, but I know that skill can only come from years of experience with […]

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Restaurant 101, training

Restaurant 101: carrying glasses

Before holiday party season reaches its peak, I wanted to share a few tips on how to carry multiple glasses in one hand. This video shows you how to carry glasses whether they are empty or full. These skills can help you carry four highballs away from the open bar […]