Useful Foodservice Links
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
United States Department of Labor
The ServSafe food safety training program is one of the industry's strongest educational tools administered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). ServSafe is recognized by more federal, state and local health jurisdictions than any other food safety training program in the United States.
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point, U.S.F.D.A. information
While HACCP is not mandatory in the restaurant end of the food service industry in all states, it is very useful to be familiar with the guidlelines that HACCP controls and regulates. Many of your consumable food vendors must be HAACP certified. FDA, HACCP Information
T.I.P.S. trains servers, sellers, and consumers of alcohol how to prevent intoxication, drunk driving, and underage drinking. Not all states have mandatory T.I.P.S. training, but it is projected that within the next 10 years that all states will need to have T.I.P.S. trained front of the house staff.
Founded in 1919, the NRA is the leading business association for the restaurant industry. Together with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the Association's mission is to represent, educate and promote a rapidly growing industry that is comprised of 925,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets employing 12.5 million people.
National Restaurant Association SmartBrief brings you the restaurant news that really matters. The editors handpick key articles from hundreds of publications, do a brief summary of each and provide links back to the original sources.
The NRAEF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling the educational mission of the National Restaurant Association. Focusing on three key strategies of risk management, recruitment, and retention, the NRAEF is the premier provider of educational resources, materials and programs which address attracting, developing and retaining the industry's workforce.
Founded in 1946, the IH&RA is the only business organisation representing the hospitality industry worldwide. Its members are national hotel and restaurant associations throughout the world, and international and national hotel and restaurant chains representing some 50 brands.
Allfoodbusiness.com provides articles and links to vendors, training, industry associations, industry news and more.
Nation's Restaurant News provides information of current and breaking news in the industry, consumer trends and news about people and events relevant to the restaurant industry.
Business publication covering the chain foodservice market exclusively.
Magazine for restaurateurs; chefs; hoteliers; caterers and other foodservice professionals.
A foodservice newspaper and showcases features of vital interest to major hospitality and food service operators nationally.
Foodservice business publications, websites, conferences and research.
Good Reference Books to Have on Hand
Reference books are great tools to have available in a restaurant for back of the house and front of the house use. Barron's Food Lover's Companion is a good book to have several copies of in house. If one of your waiters needs to know what ratatouille is; and the Chef is too busy to ask; the Food Lover's Companion can give them a definition to use.
The new edition of one of America’s best-selling culinary reference books is bigger and better than ever, with almost 6,000 listings on subjects related to food and drink.
An industry standard for over 40 years, the Meat Buyers Guide is recognized by the foodservice industry as the premier publication for education and information on the subject of meat cuts.
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