For Operators

During the last few years, many companies have focused on how to train, recruit and retain millennials. However, a new generation is emerging and starting to enter the workforce that requires just as much attention – Generation Z.

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“Every year, more than 200,000 U.S. service members return to civilian life,” according to the Manufacturing Institute. And over the years, our industry has seen the value in these veterans joining our workforce – both for service members and manufacturers alike.

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Diners everywhere have become a much more sophisticated crowd. With the rise of Instagram-worthy plates and global flavor infusions, creativity and innovation have become a norm in the foodservice industry.

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Some time ago, at the CIA’s annual Menus of Change conference, we began tinkering with the idea of the “flip” concept; where a finished dish of food features animal protein used as a flavor enhancer rather than as the main ingredient. There were many successful dishes and a new strategy for foodservice evolved as a result of the work.

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The E&S industry is constantly evolving and changing to meet new foodservice trends and growing consumer demands. As part of our What’s Hot! What’s Cool! What Works! from The NAFEM Show 2019, we’re sharing how Hamilton Beach Brands helped Yogurtland satisfy customers for a 3% increase in sales with the SmartServeBlend in a Cup. 

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Pizza is one of the oldest menu items with roots dating back to the B.C. time period. Over time though, pizza has evolved and grown into a lucrative and global restaurant segment.

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Whether you’re opening a new location, remodeling an old one or simply restocking, estimating the right quantities to purchase can be challenging for anyone. That’s why we’ve pulled together the must-have list of smallwares to have on hand according to NAFEM members of all sizes and concepts.

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Restaurant buyers, commercial kitchens, health departments and others across the U.S, Europe and in other global markets, often require equipment that is NSF International certified. So, what is NSF and how are its standards developed?

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Are you looking to get ahead in the foodservice industry? The NAFEM Certified Foodservice Professional program provides you with the resources and support to achieve a certification—a highly regarded industry achievement!

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