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How Good Food Makes a Strong Community

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The University of Oxford explored the correlation between communal eating and personal well-being, including happiness, friend circles, community connection, and overall life satisfaction. The verdict? The more we dine with others, the happier and more content we feel with our lives — a reflection of how ingrained the act of sharing meals is within our […]

Changes for Making the Food Service Industry More Resilient

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The food service industry is fast-paced and highly volatile. Owners try to serve as many customers as possible while creating positive experiences for everyone involved. When food sits on the counter waiting to be served, it starts to wilt, get cold, and go bad. This leads to lost revenue if it goes to waste and […]

Creating a Permaculture Market Garden

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A permaculture market garden is where permaculture principles are applied to grow a diverse range of crops meant to be sold in local markets. Unlike a traditional commercial garden focusing on large-scale, single-crop production or a community garden, where the yield is primarily for personal consumption or community sharing, a market garden aims to create […]

Developing a Community-Focused Business

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Every business owner is connected to a community, whether a business-to-business (B2B) company works with specific industries or a plumber helps homeowners restore their water flow. However, business owners can decide how much they want to be involved in their local communities. Some companies build strong relationships with the people around them and make a […]

New and Emerging Tech Innovations That Are Impacting Food Quality

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Innovations are changing the way the food industry operates. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) points out that tech-enabled food tracing and smart systems can predict contamination, assess risk, and quickly find the source of a food-borne outbreak and contain it.  Meanwhile, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) points to automation and […]

Do Food Storage Methods Really Affect Flavor?

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An array of colors in the produce aisle, the aroma of fresh bread, and the sizzle of a tender cut of meat hitting the pan are all sensory experiences to look forward to when anticipating your next meal. Yet, have you ever paused to consider how your food storage methods influence these experiences? This subject […]

What Kind Of Insurance Does A Caterer Need?

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What Kind Of Insurance Does A Caterer Need? As a caterer, you are open to several different types of risk. These risks can lead to claims which can lead to a serious financial loss. Luckily, caterers can protect their business with catering insurance. “What kind of insurance does a caterer need?” you may ask. And […]

7 Ways to Incorporate Seasonal Flavors into Your Holiday Catering Menu

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The sound of sleigh-bells and the aroma of peppermint and gingerbread fill the air. Do you know what that means? The holiday season is right around the corner and it’s time to bust out those holiday menu ideas.  Family parties, corporate events, holiday galas, and maybe a Hallmark-styled soiree may be in your catering future […]

What to Look for When Considering Catering Insurance

As a professional in the catering industry, you know that protecting your business with Catering Insurance isn’t just a good idea—it’s a necessity. There are many risks associated with running a catering business. There are trip-and-fall accidents, property damage claims—even accidentally making your clients sick. All of these events, even when unintentional, can lead to […]

3 Must-Have Liability Catering Insurance Policies

There are many reasons why you might have decided to start your catering business. As a caterer, you have the opportunity to meet with clients, cook delicious meals, and work in a wide variety of locations. But when it comes to running a catering business, there are several risks you face every day that, without […]