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Thursday, February 6th, 2014

FEBRUARY 2014 A monthly newsletter showcasing the taste of cookware ISSUE 62
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It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which means an abundance of flowers, chocolate, and dinner reservations. With an increase in dining out this time of year, now is the perfect time to upgrade your restaurant equipment. If you are looking to purchase a new piece of equipment, be sure to click here and check out the Gen2 closeout specials we are currently offering. With a variety of items to choose from, you should be able to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Did you know over $1 billion worth of chocolate is purchased for Valentine’s Day in the United States alone? What’s your favorite type of chocolate-y treat? Stop by our Facebook page and let us know! While you’re there, make sure you take a look at our one-day only deals! And if you review a product online, you will be automatically entered into ShortOrder’s monthly giveaway. Please join us in congratulating this month’s winner: John Holsonback!
Don’t forget to check out our clearance section. We have a wide variety of discontinued, and scratched and dented products that are all covered by the full manufacturer warranty.

In this month’s issue: 10 Tips to Interview Like a Pro, Valentine Milk Shake as a tasty Valentine’s Day treat, and our featured products: a Hamilton Beach Blender, a Beverage-Air Milk Cooler, and an Eagle Drainboard Glassrack.

Do you have any suggestions for us? We are always ready to hear from you. Please drop us a line anytime!

Ann Marie Hillier

10 Tips to Interview Like a Pro

How to Determine Which Candidates are Right for Your Company

Given that your staff is your top resource, it is important to make the most out of your interviews with potential candidates. In her article “10 Tips to Interview Like a Pro,” Dawn Cacciotti, senior vice president, human resources of the National Restaurant Association offers guidance for interviewing job candidates.

 

  • Conduct the interview in a quiet spot which allows you and the candidate to focus on the conversation.
  • Always show the same respect to candidates that you expect from them.
  • Include a variety of questions in the interview, asking candidates yes/no questions, as well as questions that require a more lengthy response.
  • Try to learn more about the candidate’s personality through questions that ask them to provide examples from their past work experience.
  • Make sure to ask follow-up questions which demonstrates genuine interest in the candidate’s answers.
  • If the position requires specific certifications, make sure that the candidate has the necessary background to qualify.
  • Focus on behavioral-based interviewing. Think about the common characteristics of your top performers and ask questions to determine if candidates also possess these traits.
  • Always pay attention to smaller details, such as non-verbal cues from the candidate. Did they come in and smile? Did they dress appropriately for the interview and the position?
  • Consider a test run, giving candidates the opportunity to work half days with their potential team (with pay). This will be a great way to reveal the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Allow job candidates to ask you questions which can reveal their preparedness as well as enthusiasm for the opportunity.
  • Have closing comments prepared. Always thank the candidate for their time and interest. Even if you’re not interested in hiring the candidate, it is always important to remain courteous.

 

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Featured Recipe
Valentine Milk Shake
Check out this tasty Valentine’s Day treat from food.com.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Strawberry Ice Cream
  • 1-2 Cups Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Strawberry Jam
  • 2 Ounces Cherry Kijafa Wine

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients until the shake is thick and creamy.
  2. Serve the milk shake in a tall glass topped with whipped cream.
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Now Serving: January 2011

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Greetings!

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe and fun New Years Eve and that your resolutions are off to a good start. This year, I resolve to keep the monthly newsletter entertaining and informative! What are some of your resolutions to help keep your business thriving in 2012?

New for 2012 here at ShortOrder – We are looking forward to rolling out the new look of ShortOrder.com. We anticipate the release this week – so keep an eye out for the exciting changes and let us know what you think! Our goal is to have a site that is user friendly and a source of information for you.

Don’t forget – creating an account can save you money at Shortorder.com! Just log in with your first and last name and your email address, and you will be able to see steep discounts on many of our most popular items.

Also, like us on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter (@shortorder) – for special one-day only deals!

Enough about us! Please join me in congratulating Hilarie Burhans – December’s winner for our product review drawing! You can earn some money while helping other people out. Go to Shortorder.com and submit a product review! We’re giving away a $50 ShortOrder.com Gift Card to one reviewer per month.

Don’t miss the clearance section, full of scratch and dent and discontinued inventory! These products have only minor physical imperfections and are protected by the full manufacturer warranty. Clearance inventory changes often so check our clearance section often for the best deals.

In this issue: ShortOrder Sound-Off about Gen2 Fryers, a recipe for Baked Honey Mustard Chicken, and our Featured Items: Gen2 rangesGen2 fryers and Gen2 griddles.

Remember, this newsletter is for you and if there is anything you’d like to know more about – give us a shout! We’d love to hear from you.

Enjoy!

Now Serving: December 2011

Friday, December 16th, 2011
Greetings!
Tylee Van Waes

 

From all of us here at ShortOrder.com, we wish you a very Happy Holiday Season. I think this season brings out the best in people. The other day, I was out shopping and a stranger wished me “Happy Holidays” – made my day! As for you, what are you doing to entice hungry shoppers into your eatery?

Budgets are always tight, but especially this time of year! Check out our special discounting program for those with a ShortOrder account. Don’t have an account? Create one today! Just log in with your first and last name and your email address, and you will be able to see steep discounts on many of our most popular items.

Also, like us on Facebook, or follow me on twitter (@shortorder) – for special one-day only deals!

Enough about us! Please join me in congratulating David DeGhetto - November’s winner for our product review drawing! You can earn some money while helping other people out. Go to Shortorder.com and submit a product review! We’re giving away a $50 ShortOrder.com Gift Card to one reviewer per month.

Don’t miss the clearance section, full of scratch and dent and discontinued inventory! These products  have only minor physical imperfections and are protected by the full manufacturer warranty. Clearance inventory changes often so check our clearance section often for the best deals.

In this issue: introducing Gen2, a recipe for Chili, and our Featured Items: Gen2 ranges, Gen2 fryers and Gen2 griddles.

Remember, this newsletter is for you and if there is anything you’d like to know more about - give us a shout! We’d love to hear from you.

Enjoy!
Tylee Van Waes

Now Serving: Buffet Food Safety Tips and Pumpkin Pie

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Greetings!

Happy Thanksgiving!! It’s my favorite holiday – when you gather with friends and family and remember to give thanks for all that you have. It’s a great sentiment and one that I try to remember all year long. All of us at ShortOrder are thankful for you our customers, followers and friends. What are you most thankful for? Post it on our FaceBook page – Inspire others to be thankful too.

Quick reminder: Check out our special discounting program for those with a ShortOrder account. Don’t have an account? Create one today! Just log in with your first and last name and your email address, and you will be able to see steep discounts on many of our most popular items.

Enough about us! Please join me in congratulating John Heathcock – October’s winner for our product review drawing! You can earn some money while helping other people out. Go to Shortorder.com and submit a product review! We’re giving away a $50 ShortOrder.com Gift Card to one reviewer per month.

Don’t miss the clearance section, full of scratch and dent and discontinued inventory! These products have only minor physical imperfections and are protected by the full manufacturer warranty. Clearance inventory changes often so check our clearance section often for the best deals.

In this issue: some tips on maintaining a clean Thanksgiving buffet, a recipe for Pumpkin Pie, and our Featured Items: Eagle hot food tables, Beverage Air kegerators and Scotsman ice machines.

Remember, this newsletter is for you and if there is anything you’d like to know more about – give us a shout! We’d love to hear from you.

Enjoy!

Tylee Van Waes

 

A Feast to Remember!
So your guests remember the food not the illness….

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and with large meals and many guests, the meal often turns to a buffet. When food is out on display for self-serving, it is the responsibility of both the guest and the host/restaurant to follow the food safety tips.

For the guest:

  • Wash up! Clean hands are the first step in a safe and healthy food environment.
  • Use a clean plate for every trip to the buffet. This will prevent germs from being transferred between guests.
  • If you are at a buffet and notice someone re-using a dirty plate, inform the manager. Some people may not have seen the sign requiring a fresh plate for each trip.
  • Respect the sneeze guard! If there is one available, serve yourself with your hands and keep your eyes, nose and mouth above the glass barrier.

For the restaurant/server:

  • Wash your hands before preparing food.
  • Keep the kitchen, dishes and utensils clean and always serve food on clean plates.
  • Cook food thoroughly – Fresh and frozen raw meat, poultry and fish should be cooked hot enough to kill the bacteria, parasites and viruses that may be in the product. The temperatures shown below are recommended for home preparation of food. Always use a meat thermometer to check temperatures.
  • Hot foods hot, cold foods cold!
  • Hot foods should be held at 140 degrees or warmer
  • Cold foods should be held at 40 degrees or coolerTwo Hour Rule! Food should not be at room temperature for more than 2 hours. Replace empty dishes – do not refill them.

There you have it folks – not the most exciting subject, but one of the most important! Food safety tips are always important and especially this time of year when buffets are more prevalent.

Enjoy the holiday season – happy feasting!

Now Serving – October 2011 Newsletter

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Greetings!

Happy Halloween! Does your restaurant do anything fun to celebrate? I’m a big fan of “Spooky Specials” or costume contests. It’s a fun way to encourage families and revelers of all ages to come visit your establishment – and inevitably allows for some staff entertainment when they get to see the fun costumes! Take some pictures and share them on our FaceBook page!

Quick reminder: Check out our special discounting program for those with a ShortOrder account. Don’t have an account? Create one today! Just log in with your first and last name and your email address, and you will be able to see steep discounts on many of our most popular items.

Enough about us! Please join me in congratulating John Robinson – September’s winner for our product review drawing! You can earn some money while helping other people out. Go to Shortorder.com and submit a product review! We’re giving away a $50 ShortOrder.com Gift Card to one reviewer per month.

Don’t miss the clearance section, full of scratch and dent and discontinued inventory! These products have only minor physical imperfections and are protected by the full manufacturer warranty. Clearance inventory changes often so check our clearance section often for the best deals.

In this issue: some tips on maintaining a clean, sanitized kitchen, a recipe for Apple-Berry Pie, and our Featured Items: a hand sink by Eagle restaurant equipment, microwave ovens by Panasonic and Dean fryers.

Remember, this newsletter is for you and if there is anything you’d like to know more about – give us a shout! We’d love to hear from you.

Enjoy!

Tylee Van Waes

Now Serving – Football special! Kegerator Review And Honey Chicken Wings

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Greetings!

Well, it’s September. School’s back in full swing, football has begun and Labor Day is gone. People have already begun the countdown to Christmas! Don’t worry, I’m not going there (102). I hope everyone has a fabulous September, one without earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires or record breaking temperatures. I think as a whole, the US has had enough weather-related news!

No matter the what Mother Nature delivers, ShortOrder.com is ready to deliver your most needed equipment. Most of our inventory is in stock and ready to ship to you. We are also continuing our special discounting program for those with a ShortOrder account. Don’t have an account? Create one today! Just log in with your first and last name and your email address, and you will be able to see steep discounts on many of our most popular items.

Enough about us! Please join me in congratulating Kelly Osborne – August’s winner for our product review drawing! You can earn some money while helping other people out. Go to Shortorder.com and submit a product review! We’re giving away a $50 ShortOrder.com Gift Card to one reviewer per month.

Don’t forget to check out the clearance section, full of scratch and dent and discontinued inventory! These products have only minor physical imperfections and are protected by the full manufacturer warranty. Clearance inventory changes often so check our clearance section often for the best deals.

In this issue: We sound off on a Beverage Air BM23, a recipe for Honey Chicken Wings, and our Featured Items: Scotsman ice machines, a Panasonic microwave and Beverage Air Kegerators.

Remember, this newsletter is for you and if there is anything you’d like to know more about – give us a shout! We’d love to hear from you.

Enjoy!

Tylee Van Waes

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