Tips & Tricks
Tips for Effective Menu Storytelling
When you tell a brief story to describe your dishes, your menu takes on a new personality. These types of descriptions can excite your customers and entice them to come back to try more. Here are some tips for effective menu storytelling.
Beer and Wine Pairings with Mike Issa | Listen Now!
In the latest episode of In The Kitchen With Sterling Silver, Chef Pete welcomes back Mike Issa of the Scotch & Sirloin Steakhouse in Wichita as they finish up our three-part series on drink pairings with a robust discussion on wine.
Quality: The Building Block of Great Beef Dishes
Quality ingredients are an incredibly important factor in dishes that customers will come back for. Having a consistent building block can turn an average experience for your guests into one they tell their friends about.
How Global Flavours Can Inspire Comfort Food Applications
Comfort food orders rose in popularity through the pandemic and continue to hold customers’ attentions and appetites. Guests are now looking for globally inspired ways to enjoy their favourite comfort foods on your menus. Drawing inspiration from international fare can offer opportunities to feature unexpected beef cuts and more contemporary flavours.
Beef and Beer Pairings with Lanny Hoff | Listen Now!
Do stouts go with sirloins? Belgians with braises? Porters with porterhouses? On the latest episode of In The Kitchen With Sterling Silver, Chef Pete and beer expert Lanny Hoff of Off-Trail Collective discuss suds and steaks as the second part of our three-part series on drink pairings.
How A Menu Engineering Matrix Will Help Your Bottom Line
Creating and pricing your menu can seem pretty straightforward. But without spending time looking deeper into the costs and rate of sale, you could be losing money and even drive off traffic. That’s why operators use a menu engineering matrix: a way to analyze profitability and popularity to determine how to best menu an item.
Building Great Restaurant Culture
Your menu can be flawless and your staff can be talented, but a strong culture truly helps keep your restaurant unique and successful. From inspired employees to a fitting atmosphere to your overall vision, a culture is made up of different parts which you need to help define. Here’s what to think about when building a strong culture.
Cocktail Pairings with Cal King | Listen Now!
What makes the perfect cocktail pairing to that juicy ribeye? How about for a hanger steak salad? Or any other premium beef dish you can dream up? On the latest episode of In The Kitchen With Sterling Silver, Chef Pete Geoghegan and Cal King, Bar Manager of The Mill Northeast in Minneapolis, sit down to find out.