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Fast Food Nation
Eric Schlosser
0060938455
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Review's Best of 2001
On any given day, one out of four Americans opts for a quick and cheap meal at a fast-food restaurant, without giving either its speed or its thriftiness a second thought. Fast food is so ubiquitous that it now seems as American, and harmless, as apple pie. But the industry's drive for consolidation, homogenization, and speed has radically transformed America's diet, landscape, economy, and workforce, often in insidiously destructive ways. Eric Schlosser, an award-winning journalist, opens his ambitious and ultimately devastating exposé with an introduction to the iconoclasts and high school dropouts, such as Harlan Sanders and the McDonald brothers, who first applied the principles of a factory assembly line to a commercial kitchen. Quickly, however, he moves behind the counter with the overworked and...


The Restaurant Managers Handbook: How to Set Up, Operate and Manage a Finacially Successful Food Service Operation
Douglas Robert Brown
0910627096
January 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Food Industry News November 2002, Jim Contis Publisher
I'm going to recommend a wonderful source of information, everything a successful restaurant operation needs. "The Restaurant Managers Handbook".

Reference & Research Book News, Inc. Febuary 2003
New edition of a reference for professionals and newcomers to the field, provides step by step advice. 19 Chapters, CDROM.

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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (P. S. Series)
Eric Schlosser
0060838582
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Review's Best of 2001
On any given day, one out of four Americans opts for a quick and cheap meal at a fast-food restaurant, without giving either its speed or its thriftiness a second thought. Fast food is so ubiquitous that it now seems as American, and harmless, as apple pie. But the industry's drive for consolidation, homogenization, and speed has radically transformed America's diet, landscape, economy, and workforce, often in insidiously destructive ways. Eric Schlosser, an award-winning journalist, opens his ambitious and ultimately devastating exposé with an introduction to the iconoclasts and high school dropouts, such as Harlan Sanders and the McDonald brothers, who first applied the principles of a factory assembly line to a commercial kitchen. Quickly, however, he moves behind the counter with the overworked and...


Pour Your Heart Into It
Howard Schultz
0786883561
Jan 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Since 1987, Starbucks's star has been on the rise, growing from 11 Seattle, WA-based stores to more than 1,000 worldwide. Its goals grew, too, from the more modest, albeit fundamental one of offering high-quality coffee beans roasted to perfection to, more recently, opening a new store somewhere every day. An exemplary success story, Starbucks is identified with innovative marketing strategies, employee-ownership programs, and a product that's become a subculture. Whether you're an entrepreneur, a manager, a marketer, or a curious Starbucks loyalist, Pour Your Heart into It will let you in on the revolutionary Starbucks venture. CEO Howard Schultz recounts the company's rise in 24 chapters, each of which illustrates such core values as "Winning at the expense of employees is not victory at all." --This text...


Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Eric Schlosser
0395977894
January 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review's Best of 2001
On any given day, one out of four Americans opts for a quick and cheap meal at a fast-food restaurant, without giving either its speed or its thriftiness a second thought. Fast food is so ubiquitous that it now seems as American, and harmless, as apple pie. But the industry's drive for consolidation, homogenization, and speed has radically transformed America's diet, landscape, economy, and workforce, often in insidiously destructive ways. Eric Schlosser, an award-winning journalist, opens his ambitious and ultimately devastating exposé with an introduction to the iconoclasts and high school dropouts, such as Harlan Sanders and the McDonald brothers, who first applied the principles of a factory assembly line to a commercial kitchen. Quickly, however, he moves behind the counter with the overworked and...


The Authentic Bistros of Paris
Francois Thomazeau
1892145340
November 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
There may be a bistro on every block in Paris, but distinguishing the good from the disappointing isn't so easy: these little neighborhood restaurants look alike—zinc (or wood or pewter) bar, with small dining room, daily specials on the chalkboard, husband in the kitchen, wife up front. But the 51 bistros profiled here stand apart from the others by virtue of their food, often regional dishes native to the owners' home province, and wine, often a short but well-chosen list from small vineyards with which the owner has a longstanding relationship.

Some of the gems included in Authentic Bistros of Paris include:

* Le Bistrot de peintre, frequented by artists and gallery owners, with a façade that is considered the most beautiful example of the Modern style in Paris
* The...


How to Start a Home-Based Catering Business
Denise Vivaldo
0762738782
December 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
From pricing your services to honing your food presentation skills, this comprehensive guide provides a wealth of information about building a home-based catering business.

From the Back Cover
Are you passionate about parties? Do you live to cook? Now you can realize your dream of working from home at something you enjoy - a home-based catering business. Author Denise Vivaldo shares her experiences and advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based catering business, from estimating your start-up costs and finding clients to outfitting your kitchen and staying profitable. She even offers tips on the latest high-tech help, including CD-ROM recipe books, culinary Web sites, and computer software designed especially for chefs and caterers. Learn all about...


On Cooking
Sarah R. Labensky
0130618659
July 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
On Cooking is a celebration of the culinary arts that will benefit anyone considering cooking as a profession, as well as serious amateur cooks who want to improve their skills--particularly in butchering and charcuterie. Wolfgang Puck, Mark Miller, and Alfred Portale are just 3 of the 30 chefs who share with us their combined wisdom and know-how.

This mighty encyclopedia covers a wealth of subjects, including nutrition, food safety, and standardizing a recipe. The book does assume a fair amount of culinary knowledge and expertise when it comes to proper textures, cooking times, and accurately judging "doneness." There are recipes for more than 700 dishes, including classics such as Turnedos Rossini and Crabcakes Benedict--as well as the basics for making great sauces, stocks, soups, pastry, and so forth. New-style...



Start Your Own Cleaning Service
Jacquelyn Lynn
189198408X
Dec 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Low start-up costs make a cleaning service ideal for sweeping up profits quickly Have you ever stopped to think about how much time you spend cleaning things? Your house, your car, your clothes-the list goes on and on. And how often have you wished there was some magic way to get your cleaning chores done so you could move on to the activities you really enjoy? You're not alone. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, over 80 percent of dual-income households use some sort of cleaning service, making it one of the fastest-growing and most lucrative business in America. Startup is easy and requires very little initial investment. This book tells you everything you need to know to start three of the most in-demand cleaning businesses: residential maid service, commercial janitorial service and...


Southwest Airlines Way: The Power of Relationships for Superior Performance
Jody Hoffer Gittell
0071458271
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
If you look at Southwest Airlines, and I admire what they do, they've been the most successful airline in the industry." --Gerard Arpey, CEO, American Airlines "Through extensive research Jody Hoffer Gittell gets to the bottom of what has sustained Southwest Airlines' positive employee relations and high performance through good and bad times." --Thomas A. Kochan, professor, MIT Sloan School of Management, MIT Global Airline Industry Program In an industry with losses in the billions, Southwest Airlines has an unbroken string of 31 consecutive years of profitability. The Southwest Airlines Way examines how the company uses high-performance relationships to create enormous competitive advantage in motivation, teamwork, and coordination among employees. It then goes further to show how any company can foster...


How to Start a Home-Based Catering Business, 4th
Denise Vivaldo
0762724803
Dec 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Learn all about how to start a home-based catering business from the owner of a successful catering enterprise. This edition includes an additional chapter of catering recipes, including five special occasion menus with 25 crowd-pleasing recipes.


How to Open a Financially Successful Coffee, Espresso and Tea Shop
Douglas Robert Brown
0910627312
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The explosive growth of the coffee shops across the country has been phenomenal. Few people realize Coffee is now the largest food import to the United States! There is money to be made on those beans! Here is the manual you need to cash in on this highly profitable segment of the food service industry. This new book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of the specialty coffee and beverage shop. This superb manual should be studied by anyone investigating the opportunities of opening a coffee cafe, tea shop or coffee kiosk. If you enjoy meeting people and love coffee, this may be the perfect business for you, but keep in mind Specialty coffee retail looks easy, but as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need including sample business...


Catering Like a Pro
Francine Halvorsen
0471214221
Jan 2004
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Essential information and how-to advice from the best in the business
Catering Like a Pro is a must-have resource for anyone thinking about starting a catering business. Packed with recipes and exciting new ideas for creating theme events and dramatic experiences, it explains the catering industry from the bottom up. This revised and expanded edition covers everything necessary to get started, including real-world advice on contracts, hiring help, managing events, and sample forms and invoices. A handy list of resources—from equipment and ingredients to legal and business directories—helps make it easy to get up and running smoothly. Interviews with some of the best star caterers in the business offer inspiration and valuable tips for those new to the game.

Francine Halvorsen (New York, NY) is...



The Business of Event Planning: Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Successful Special Events
Judy Allen
047083188X
July 2002
Hardcover
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Meeting News
Chapters on contracts, negotiations and fees are impressive. The all-business companion to Allen's "Event Planning The Ultimate Guide."

Susan Fenner Ph.D, Manager, Education and Professional Development, International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)(Back of Book Endorsement)
"Written for anyone who has to prepare dynamite meetings and special events...a must-have desktop reference."

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Devils on the Deep Blue Sea
Kristoffer A. Garin
0670034185
June 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
It's hard to imagine now, but when The Love Boat premiered in 1977, it was considered so sexually suggestive that Princess Cruises almost didn't allow the show to film on its ships because they were afraid it would give people the wrong image. Yet, in the long run, Garin points out, the series proved to be a critical factor in repositioning ocean cruises as an attractive luxury for middle-class consumers. Just a few years ago, Princess and three competitors accounted for almost 90 percent of the cruise industry's $13 billion annual revenues; when Princess began merger talks with Royal Caribbean, rival firm Carnival swooped in, made the deal themselves and wound up controlling more than half the market. Carnival's founder, the late Ted Arison, provides this lively industry history with one of its most engrossing...


Espresso! Starting and Running Your Own Specialty Coffee Business
Joe Monaghan
047112138X
Oct 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
An A-to-Z guide to making it in your own specialty coffee business!

Expert tips, tricks, and a gold mine of crucial how-to information you just can't find anywhere else—learn how to: Get started in business for as little as $15,000 Secure the optimum location Get the financing that best suits your goals Buy, use, and maintain equipment Find and deal with suppliers Market your espresso business with little or no capital Brew delicious, high-quality coffee drinks that keep customers coming back for more Hire and manage personnel And much more

Espresso! also arms you with sample business forms, leases, and contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; sample menus; coffee drink recipes; inventory lists; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable,...



So, You Want to Be an Innkeeper
Pat Hardy
0811841103
March 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
With over 70,000 copies sold, this must-have guide has proven itself the best and most reliable source of information for aspiring innkeepers. Highly recommended by the Professional Association of Innkeepers International, it presents the facts from the insiders on how to start, operate, and promote a successful establishment. Now completely revised and updated, So - You Want to Be an Innkeeper also includes new information on cottages, luxury properties, and spa services - a reflection of recent trends in innkeeping. Charts and worksheets for financial planning, property evaluation, and cash flow projection keep potential innkeepers' feet planted firmly on the ground. For anyone who has ever dreamed of opening their own cozy little B&B, here is the inn-side scoop from those who've been there.

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How to Start and Run Your Own Bed & Breakfast Inn
Ripley Hotch
0811732312
July 2005
Paperback
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From Library Journal
As innkeepers, Hotch (who is also author of How To Start a Business--and Succeed , Stackpole, 1991) and Glassman (who conducts innkeeping workshops) know their business. They offer glimpses into other owners' views and advice via quotes gathered by a survey. While this work covers the gamut of concerns for the potential innkeeper (acquiring the inn, handling finances, planning for legal and insurance needs, promoting the business, and taking care of guests), it covers these concerns to varying degrees. Repetition of thoughts and statements could be distracting and construed as condescending by some readers, especially if they already have familiarity with the innkeeping business. Still, this is a good basic practical guide for public library collections.- Margaret B. Bartlett, Rochester Inst. of Technology,...

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