The Main Dish: Moving Up the Culinary Career Ladder, Premium Fast Casuals, and Other Highlights From This Week

In the age of information overload, refinement is key. That was the thought behind The Main Dish — a quick compilation of the most bookmark-worthy links from the Foodable WebTV Network. Aside from our usual daily content, every Sunday, The Main Dish will serve a fresh batch of handpicked pieces of the most appetizing lists & literature that you may have missed.


Chefs on the Move: What's the Next Step for These Culinary Masterminds?

A professional chef is always perfecting their craft, so it’s not uncommon that a culinary mastermind will move to a new restaurant, or even set up their own one. So, let’s take a look who is on the move and why.

How Are Restaurants Using Technology Today?

What was arguably a rather analog or traditional industry is now seeking to catch up, and even get ahead, of the latest devices to meet consumer needs more efficiently. With new options flooding the space, how do operators sift through and determine which technological advancements best suit their needs? 

Kicking Off Season 4 of 'Rock My Restaurant'

Calling all operators, executives, designers, and foodservice junkies — Are you ready to rock your restaurant? Time to fire up those grills because Foodable Network is proud to bring back dynamic duo and show hosts William Bender and Eric Norman for Season 4 of "Rock My Restaurant"!

From Shepherd to Chef: The Whole-Lamb Experience at Quince

Quince, with its contemporary, Californian cuisine and Chef Michael Tusk at the helm, is for its high-quality experiences and equally high-quality ingredients. Explore the idea of the shepherd-to-chef approach and whole-lamb integration into a menu in this episode of "Table 42."


7 Steps to Moving Up the Culinary Career Ladder

More than training, instruction and preparation, today’s culinary crew members are looking for inspiration, mentorship, partnership, and connection to not only the mission, but those shaping that vision.

Premium Fast Casuals Pulling From Casual Dining

Fast casual has already made its mark on the industry as a game-changing segment, but how does fast casual continue to evolve? Is it becoming higher class? Moving from a simple step above quick-service restaurants to upscale fast casuals, to now chef-inspired fast casuals, there's no denying that this segment continues to defy the odds.

3 Things Holding Your Restaurant Back

Great restaurants are rare. That’s not meant to be mean, just the truth. Many live alongside a road named Average. The thing to remember is the road of Average leads to a town called Mediocrity. Nothing ever happens there, because the residents are too complacent to change.

How Chefs Can Innovate for Sustainability

What things can chefs do in the farming industry to make that happen? Where and how can they improve their own sustainable practices? What practical habits can they start now as the limitation of natural resources becomes a greater challenge in the future?