The kitchen staff crisis: what can be done about it?

10/12/16 6:00 AM Natalie Appleton

When it comes to finding and keeping great kitchen staff—a challenge that’s reached near crisis levels in some areas in recent years—the restaurant industry faces a hard and simple truth: Wages are too low and the hours are too long.

Or is that the reason kitchens can’t keep staff? 

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Topics: Restaurant Staff Hiring, Restaurant Culture

Looking to Reduce Staff Turnover? Start by Removing the 'Micro' from your Management Style.

3/9/16 7:00 AM Richelle Starke


OK, I’ll admit it.  I’m one of those weirdos who actually enjoys job interviews.

Of course, I get as nervous as the next guy, but I find you can learn a lot about a prospective employer from the types of questions they ask. So I was intrigued, at a recent interview, when I was asked to think of a terrible manager I’d had in past and to describe the characteristics that made them so bad.

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Topics: Restaurant Staff Hiring, Leadership

The Best New Method for Cutting Your Onboarding Costs

2/17/16 8:00 AM Ted Vrountas


If you’ve worked in the restaurant industry longer than 27 months, congratulations. You’ve lasted longer than the average food service employee.

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Topics: Restaurant Staff Hiring

How to attract, hire and retain the best employees — Lessons we’ve learned along the way.

8/18/15 7:00 AM Kris Edwards

Restaurant Hiring Attracting Retaining

Employee turnover costs are a huge drain on profits for any company and that’s especially true in the restaurant industry, where the turnover rate is very high (66.3% in the US in 2014).

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Topics: Restaurant Staff Hiring, About Ameego, Restaurant Culture

Restaurant hiring for the season: summertime

6/30/15 9:00 AM Tyler Edwards


In the immortal words of the Fresh Prince

Summer, summer, summertime!

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Topics: Restaurant Labor Control, Restaurant Staff Hiring