Applications open: 2020 Faces of Diversity American Dream Award

Sponsored by PepsiCo Foodservice, the Faces of Diversity honors individuals from a diverse background who, through hard work and determination, have realized their American Dream. Three winners are honored each year with this award and three $2,500 scholarships are awarded to  ProStart  students in the names of the winners.

Shuttering of Clifton Park payroll company MyPayrollHR sends businesses(and employees) scrambling

CLIFTON PARK — The sudden shutdown of a locally based payroll company has left businesses in the Capital Region and across the country outraged and scrambling to pay their employees.

On Thursday, MyPayrollHR sent an automated message to its 4,000 clients: "We regret to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances, we are no longer able to process any further payroll transactions," it read. "Please find alternative methods for processing your payrolls."

The State Liquor Authority Takes Aim at Delivery Apps

For online and app-based delivery services like  Grubhub  and  DoorDash , this summer has been one filled with scrutiny, in New York and beyond. Now,  a proposed advisory  released by the New York State Liquor Authority last month could change how much those delivery companies can make off of restaurant orders.

How Chefs are Making Kitchens a Better Place to Work

In a bustling kitchen where timing, quality and safety are everything, the char broiler isn’t the only thing that heats up. When the rush is on, tempers can flare and tensions spike. Couple that with the job’s brisk pace and nontraditional schedule, and kitchen staff may be at risk for depression and fatigue. “There’s heavy stuff happening in restaurants,” says Sarah Worley, one of the chef/owners of Biscuit Love in Nashville, Tenn., adding that it’s not uncommon to see employees who struggle with substance abuse and mental health issues.

7 Ways Digital Tools Help Improve Your Restaurant's Back of House

Historically, the restaurant industry was slow to adopt technology—a decision that, quite frankly, cost operators a ton of money. 

Thankfully, the past decade has seen a proliferation of digital management tools that revolutionized the food service industry. These front-of-house technologies revolutionized the way restaurants do business, reducing costs and increasing profitability.  

Updated NY PFL Employee Contribution Rate

New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced today, the updated NY Paid Family Leave (NY PFL) employee contribution rate for upcoming 2020 calendar year. The NY PFL Employee Rate will be increasing from 0.153% to 0.270%.

FREE Registration for Member Summit & room block closing TODAY!

We believe it is vital to come together as a group to share ideas, network with fellow members, and strengthen our organization. This is why we have made The Member Summit registration FREE for one person from each member organization, if you register by TONIGHT!

Please join us at the beautiful Inn & Spa at East Wind on Long Island this September 22-24 to learn, GROW, and have a great time. Our on-site room block also ends TODAY, so reserve your spot now!

Register here.