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Meet Lori Reich – Owner of Little Onion Mexican Restaurant

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If you grew up in the South Bay area, you may have remembered the Little Onion in Hawthorne. It was the place to go if you wanted good, authentic, Mexican food. Fast forward to 2017, and their food and reputation are still the same. For this interview, we caught up with Lori Reich, owner of […]

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Meet Sous Chef John English of The Royal Hen

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Sous Chef John English works at The Royal Hen in Newport Beach alongside Restaurateur & Chef Tim Goodell, who was named Top 10 Chefs by Food & Wine Magazine in 2000. The Royal Hen is an upscale, modern restaurant with a thoughtful wine list, signature celebrated cuisine, and comfortable atmosphere. When looking to hire quality line […]

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Meet Chef Blake Mellgren of Craft House

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Chef Blake Mellgren is the owner of Craft House, a vibrant gastropub in Dana Point serving craft cocktails and savory gourmet dishes. Chef Blake opened Craft House in March of 2016, and was recently recognized as one of the “5 OC Power Players” by Modern Luxury Magazine in June. His restaurant was rated as one […]

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Interview Questions to Ask Servers

Interview Questions to Ask Servers

It may not sound like a difficult task, but finding and hiring good servers for your restaurant is not always easy. Servers are often the key to leaving a positive first and lasting impression on your customers. A good server can make or break your reputation, therefore when it comes to hiring, you want to […]

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5 Culinary Careers You May Not Have Thought About

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Some people are interested in landing their first job as a cook, but there are other culinary careers to consider that you may not have thought about. From craft brewing to food law, there are a wide range of jobs available inside and outside of the kitchen. Recipe Developer As the food landscape grows more […]

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Top Traits Chefs Look for when Hiring Cooks

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What do chefs look for when hiring cooks at their restaurant? While there are a myriad of soft skills and technical skills that are important, these are the top 10 traits that rank high on the list. 1. Passion When they ask how you got into this profession, does your voice raise with excitement while […]

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10 Tips to Landing Your First Job as a Cook

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Your lifelong dream is to become a chef in your own restaurant but first, how do you break into the food industry as an entry-level cook? While there is no guaranteed way to land your first job, there are a few tips to help make your job search easier. 1. Research Thoroughly Start your job […]

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