Stop by the FoodMaven Sustainability Pavilion to learn about the latest sustainability practices and how you can incorporate them into your business. FoodMaven is dedicated to finding economical and environmentally enlightened solutions that make sense for restaurants. The pavilion will feature partners to educate you on saving money, buying local, donating to community charities, and composting kitchen scraps. FoodMaven wants to share its mission with Denver restaurants: Good for profits, good for people, good for the planet. Register now for FREE access to the show floor and the option of a $25 full-access pass to education and events. Industry members from all of the foodservice markets in the Rocky Mountain region will be here—will you? Don’t miss out on the smartest investment for your business this year.
The CRA and the Denver Film Society are once again partnering on the Culinary Cinema series for the 40th Annual Denver Film Festival from November 1-12. We are looking for restaurants located in Downtown Denver or along Colfax to participate in our Culinary Cinema discount. These discounts are offered to all festival pass holders over the course of the two weeks of the festival to encourage them to come and dine in your establishment before or after screenings. There are two options for participating, one is to do just a discount and the other is the discount plus the opportunity to provide bites for one of the receptions at the film festival headquarters. Benefits for each level are included below:
Last December, Denver City Council voted to require gender-neutral signage on all single-occupant, family, and assisted-use restrooms in Denver. Our local restaurants are directly affected by this change to the building code, which applies to new and existing businesses. Eateries and other establishments have until April 30, 2018, to change their restroom signs to remove references to gender and ensure there are locks on the exterior restroom door (again, only for single-occupant, family, and accessible restrooms – not bathrooms that contain multiple stalls). The City has a news post here to answer the who’s, what’s, and why’s.
To close out National Food Safety Month, remind your staff that the only way to reduce pathogens in food to safe levels is to cook the food to its correct minimum internal cooking temperature. Here is a poster on Time and Temperature Control you can print and hang for your staff to reference.
The Commander's Family of Restaurants, Louisiana Restaurant Association, and the Greater New Orleans Foundation, in partnership with Reserve, is putting on a national night of dining to support the Hurricane Harvey and Irma Hospitality Employee Relief Fund. On October 2nd, restaurants across the country are committing to donate a portion of their proceeds, at their discretion, to benefit restaurant and hotel workers, as well as food banks, who were affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Restaurants can donate any dollar amount they can manage — every dollar towards the cause counts. Check out the landing page where restaurants and diners can learn more about the event. Restaurants need to fill out a quick form to pledge their participation.