The Importance of Serving Food with Alcohol

If you’re throwing a party and serving alcohol, it’s always a good idea to serve food as well. Ideally you don’t want to serve salty snacks as these will only encourage your guests to drink more.

Food helps to slow the absorption rate of alcohol into the blood stream. Choose high protein foods or those that are high in starches such as cheese, meat, raw veggies and dip, and even seafood.

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Food Safety on the Holidays

When holiday time rolls around, there are more cooks in the kitchen than usual, and while it’s great to spend time with family and friends, this also creates more opportunity for foodborne illnesses to be spread, either through cross-contamination or uncooked food, or someone ‘forgetting’ to wash their hands after using the washroom.

One way to help decrease the chances of contracting a holiday bug is to keep hand sanitizer on every counter, and encourage its use. Assign certain jobs to certain people to help keep the salad cook from ‘helping’ the turkey stuffer.

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Food Safety at Weddings and Other Large Functions

There are often reports in the news about guests becoming ill after attending large functions such as weddings. The very nature of these functions is a breeding ground for the growth of bacteria because often foods are left at room temperature for longer than they safely should be.

Food safety at weddings and other large functions is left up to the caterer to follow proper methods to ensure that food does not spoil prior to eating. Because many large functions occur outdoors and in the warm weather, the chances of food spoiling quickly increases.

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All Alcohol Sales Governed by Texas Liquor License

Whether you are in the business of distilling your own alcohol, transporting it as a distributor or handing a bottle to a customer across the bar, Texas lay requires you to have a valid liquor license. Equally important, all of your employees must have the proper training and certification to ensure they do not violate any federal or state laws. For those in the food service business who also sell and serve alcohol, this typically means making sure all customers meet the minimum age limit to purchase alcoholic beverages. Continue reading