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About the author:
Stephen Brockman is a Graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas with a Bachelor's degree in French and Economics. Having spent a decade in the Food and Beverage Industry in nearly every role including busser, grocery clerk, server, bartender and Manager he now has a deep understanding of quality food, service, and safe operation. After earning his degree, he spent a couple years working in early childhood and high school education, only to find himself in the exciting eLearning sector reunited with his passion for the food and beverage industry. Stephen enjoys reading, movies, dining and travel with his wife and their 18 month old son. His favorite part of travel is, of course, experiencing the local fare wherever he visits. Cheers, Prost, Salud, Santé!

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New Changes to Overtime Pay in the Food Industry: How are Employees and Employers Affected?

New Changes to Overtime Pay in the Food Industry: How are Employees and Employers Affected?

Stephen Brockman August 11, 2016 0

The Department of Labor has drastically amended the overtime pay laws which is set to affect roughly 5 million workers with the largest impact being felt in the retail and service sectors. Here’s what

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20 Fun Facts About Your Favorite Liquors

20 Fun Facts About Your Favorite Liquors

Stephen Brockman July 13, 2016 0

Ever wondered about facts behind all the drinks you’ve been ordering or serving? Check out our “20 Fun Facts About Your Favorite Liquors”, they might just come in handy in all those bar conversations

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Upcoming Illinois BASSET Training Deadlines: What Alcohol Servers Need To Know

Upcoming Illinois BASSET Training Deadlines: What Alcohol Servers Need To Know

Stephen Brockman June 27, 2016 0

It is imperative for the individuals -associated with the food service industry serving alcohol in Illinois- to realize that there are upcoming deadlines related to Beverage Alcohol Seller and Servers Education and Training (BASSET)

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Food Allergies: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt Someone

Food Allergies: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt Someone

Stephen Brockman May 30, 2016 0

Think about how many customers come through a popular restaurant or bar on a Friday night, and then try to imagine how many of those customers suffer some type of food allergy. Researchers estimate 15

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Funny Food Service Videos

Funny Food Service Videos

Stephen Brockman May 2, 2016 0

Being in the food service industry requires passion, customer service, patience and lots of humor. Whether you’re starting as a food server or have established your career as a food manager, there are many

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How to Avoid Food Poisoning

How to Avoid Food Poisoning

Stephen Brockman April 25, 2016 0

Nearly 20 million illnesses and up to 800 deaths are caused by norovirus each year, according to the CDC. You’re likely to get norovirus five times during your lifetime. Norovirus is the leading cause

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What is Listeria? Video

What is Listeria? Video

Stephen Brockman March 18, 2016 0

What is Listeria? With all the foodborne illness outbreaks in the news, it’s best to know your food safety. Listeriosis is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria

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