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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...


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...


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...


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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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...


Espresso! Starting and Running Your Own Specialty Coffee Business
Joe Monaghan
047112138X
October 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,...



Event Planning : The Ultimate Guide to Successful Meetings, Corporate Events, Fundraising Galas, Conferences, Conventions, Incentives and Other Special Events
Judy Allen
0471644129
April 11, 2000
Hardcover
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Review
“…we highly recommend this well-organised, very practical book to all event planners…” (getAbstract.com, 8th November 2005)

SUCCESS Magazine ( March 2001)SUCCESS Magazine ( March 2001)
A blueprint for executing events for 50 or 2,000, with budgets of a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands.

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Devils on the Deep Blue Sea
Kristoffer A. Garin
0670034185
July 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...


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...



Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide to Rome (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides Series)
Jeffrey Kennedy
0789484374
July 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Too bad the essence of Rome can't be bottled and exported to a corner store near you. If it could, you could pick up a weekend's worth of Rome along with your pint of milk and Snickers bar, and you'd probably never get to repainting the stairs, doing the laundry, or watching that new video release. Instead you'd be gawking at St. Peter's, ogling the Temple of Vesta, devouring saltimbocca in a trattoria, and sipping Sangiovese at a wine bar. You might not even get to the Snickers bar. Okay, DK never said they're trying to bottle Rome. But they do a stand-up job of imbuing their guidebook with the spirit, attitude, and élan of Rome. They don't just provide information about where to stay and what to do when you're there (though they do, in fact, provide all those necessary details), they go beyond the pragmatic and...


Opening a Restaurant or Other Food Business Starter Kit: How to Prepare a Restaurant Business Plan and Feasibility Study
Sharon Fullen
0910627363
December 30, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Restaurants are one of the most frequently started small businesses, yet have one of the highest failure rates. Survivors need a powerful strategic advantage: a sound business plan and feasibility study prior to opening. A new study from The Ohio State University has found the restaurant industry failure rate between 1996 and 1999 to be between 57-61 percent over three years. Don’t be a statistic on the wrong side, plan now for success with this new book & CDRom package. A business plan precisely defines your business, identifies your goals, and serves as your firm's resume. The basic components include a current and pro forma balance sheet, an income statement, and a cash flow analysis. It helps you allocate resources properly, handle unforeseen complications, and make good business decisions. Because it...


Start Your Own Specialty Travel and Tour Business
Entrepreneur Press
189198473X
March 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
If you're looking for a business loaded with adventure, you've found it. Imagine exploring the pristine wilderness of Alaska, paddling down the Amazon River, or scuba diving Australia's Great Barrier Reef-and getting paid for it! That's the kind off excitement that awaits you in the specialty travel industry. Unlike traditional travel agencies, you'll focus on specialty tour packages that offer travelers truly unique experiences ranging from white-water rafting to wildlife safaris to tours of gourmet restaurants. The key to success in this business is finding your niche and creating unusual tour packages that will intrigue and excite. This step-by-step guide tells you everything you need to know, including: Start-up costs and how to find financing Tips for making your tours different and better than the...


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...


Start and Run a Coffee Bar (Start & Run a)
Tom Matzen, Marybeth Harrison
1551803542
April 30, 2002
Paperback
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Geoffrey Su, the entrepreneurship centre, June 2001
Perhaps the formula for a coffee bar business: Start and Run a Coffee Bar + hard work = success.

Lloyd Johnson, Ricco Coffee Bakery/Roaster
"A must-have for all coffee bar owners. Full of useful information."

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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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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 & Tea Shop
Elizabeth Godsmark, et al
0910627312
July 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 Encyclopedia of Restaurant Forms: A Complete Kit of Ready-To-Use Checklists, Worksheets, and Training AIDS for a Successful Food Service Operation
Douglas Robert Brown
0910627290
April 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
If you're in the process of starting a new restaurant or are managing an existing food service operation, this is the one book you need to do it right. Always wanted a personal assistant at your disposal? Now you will have one, in book form! Designed to save the food service manager both time and money, you won't know how you got along before with out it. For the new and veteran food service operators alike, this book is essentially a unique "survival kit" packed with tested advice, practical guidelines and ready-to-use materials for all aspects of your job. The book and companion CD-Rom focuses on the issues, situations and tasks that you face daily in your management role as leader, manager, arbitrator, evaluator, chairperson, disciplinarian and more; from working with difficult customers and employees to ensuring...


Nuts!: Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success
Kevin Freiberg
0767901843
January 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Southwest Airlines began operating in 1971 with four planes serving three cities and with revenues of $2 million. In 1995, the company had 224 planes serving 45 cities and revenues of almost $3 billion. Moreover, the company has made a profit every year since 1973, one of the few airlines that can make that claim. The authors, a husband and wife who are partners in a San Diego consulting firm, attribute much of Southwest's success to the willingness of its management, led by chairman Herb Kelleher, to be innovative. Southwest's primary operating philosophy is low fares and lots of flights. To make this formula work, Southwest management has created a culture where employees are treated as the company's number one asset. The Freibergs list a number of things the airline management does to benefit its employees,...


The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of World Trade
Pietra Rivoli
0471648493
February 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
During a 1999 protest of the World Trade Organization, Rivoli, an economics professor at Georgetown, looked on as an activist seized the microphone and demanded, "Who made your T-shirt?" Rivoli determined to find out. She interviewed cotton farmers in Texas, factory workers in China, labor champions in the American South and used-clothing vendors in Tanzania. Problems, Rivoli concludes, arise not with the market, but with the suppression of the market. Subsidized farmers, and manufacturers and importers with tax breaks, she argues, succeed because they avoid the risks and competition of unprotected global trade, which in turn forces poorer countries to lower their prices to below subsistence levels in order to compete. Rivoli seems surprised by her own conclusions, and while some chapters lapse into academic...


How to Open a Financially Successful Bed & Breakfast or Small Hotel
Lora Arduser, Douglas R. Brown
0910627304
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This comprehensive handbook with companion CD ROM will clearly demonstrate how to set up, operate and manage a financially successful bed-and-breakfast or small hotel. Whatever your reason for wanting to open a bed and breakfast, keep in mind that at it takes more than dreams and rooms to achieve success, it is a business that must show a profit. This book will separate the romantic notions of owning a B&B from the business end. While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through finding a location that will bring success, learn how to draw up a winning business plan (The Companion CD Rom has the actual business plan you can use in MS Word tm.), how to buy and (sell) a B&B, basic cost control systems, profitable menu planning, Reservation Systems, sample floor plans & diagrams, successful...


Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide to London
Roger Williams
0789483491
February 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
With a new design and unbeatable price, DK raises the bar on travel guides with its new Top 10 Travel Guide series. Whether you are traveling first class or on a limited budget, this Eyewitness Top 10 guide will lead you straight to the very best the city has to offer. Dozens of Top 10 lists -- from the Top 10 sights in literary Bloomsbury to the Top 10 pubs, shops and hotels -- provide the insider knowledge every visitor needs. And to save you time and money, there's even a list of the Top 10 Things to Avoid. Find your way effortlessly with the help of detailed maps and hundreds of photographs.


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,...


Living and Investing in Panama
Christopher Howard
188123312X
February 1, 2004
Paperback
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Central America Weekly
"We highly recommend this guidebook to anyone thinking of living or investing in Panama."

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