Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
|Salmen High School ProStart students win first prize in Men Who Cook|
quick-fire challenge with their Pumpkin Supreme Ice Cream Sundae.
ProStart is a dynamic, two-year, restaurant management and culinary arts curriculum offered in nearly 50 high schools across Louisiana. ProStart is administered by the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Q. Why should I pay for playing music to the public? Legally, a piece of music belongs to the composer who created it and to the music publisher who markets it. When you use other people’s property, you have to ask their permission to do so.
Q. If musicians are playing live music, aren’t they responsible for paying the public performance fees? People mistakenly assume that musicians and entertainers must obtain licenses to perform copyrighted music or that the business where the music is performed can shift that responsibility to the performers. The law says that all of those who participate in, or are responsible for, the performance are legally responsible. Since it is the business owner who obtains ultimate benefit from a performance, it is the business owner who must obtain the license. Music license fees are just one of the many costs of doing business.
Q. My establishment is very small. Do I still need to pay for music licensing? You are required to get a music license if:
- You play video games with music tracks (such as Guitar Hero)
- Your establishment is 3,750 square feet or larger (foodservice or drinking establishment), plays the radio or TV, and (has at least one of the following)
- Has more than four TVs total, or more than four TVs in any one room
- Has any TV with a diagonal screen size greater than 55 inches
- Any of the audio portions of the audiovisual performance is communicated by means of more than six loudspeakers or there are four loudspeakers in any one room or adjoining outdoor space
- There is a cover charge
- You allow live music or open-mic performances
- You provide a deejay to play music
- You allow customers to play their own music devices (such as iPods) through your sound system
Q. Aren’t TV, cable and radio stations already licensed with BMI? The agreements for broadcasts apply to private use rather than public use. When you broadcast the radio or television in your establishment, it constitutes a “public broadcast” –a public use.
- 10 percent discount for being a member of the LRA.
- An additionally 10 percent discount if you pay for your music licensing through BMI’s website.
- ServSafe food safety and sanitation courses
- ServSafe Alcohol server training for the first time in Louisiana, exclusively through the LRA.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Pre-order your copy of The Pot & The Palette today and you'll receive a complimentary entry into a raffle to win an exclusive George Rodrigue print, "Heat in the Kitchen" signed by Louisiana's most notable chefs.
The book includes over 100 recipes from top LRA member chefs and restaurants, such as, Emeril’s New Orleans Barbecued Shrimp with Petite Rosemary Biscuits, Leah Chase’s Gumbo Z’Herbes, John Besh’s American Sector Chicken and Dumplings, Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Meatloaf, Commander’s Palace’s Commander’s Salad, Café B’s Crawfish Beignets, Susan Spicer’s Artichoke Dolmades, Blue Dog Café’s Cast-Iron Duck Breast with Fig and Root Beer Glaze, Ruffino’s Crawfish Mac & Cheese, Cotton’s Chicken Fried Rabbit Po’ Boy, Slap Ya Mamma’s Red Beans and Rice, Ruth’s Chris’ Sweet Potato Casserole and Galatoire’s Chicken Clemenceau and Donald Link’s Grilled Tuna and Olive Salad from Peche.
Louisiana’s culinary heritage is brought to life through more than 50 stunning artworks created by Louisiana junior and senior high school students as entries to the annual GRFA Visual Arts Competition, through which GRFA awarded $45,000 in college scholarships in 2013.
The LRAEF administers the ProStart program in nearly 50 high schools statewide. ProStart is a two-year, dynamic and comprehensive culinary arts and restaurant management curriculum, also for juniors and seniors, designed to attract young people to rewarding and exciting careers in the Louisiana’s restaurant industry. Through fundraising and event sponsorships, the LRAEF has awarded more than $140,000 in scholarships to ProStart students and others wishing to pursue careers in the culinary arts, since the inception of its Scholarship Fund in 2009.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
ServSafe Alcohol is a vital, practical and current responsible alcohol service training program that includes Louisiana alcohol regulations. The ServSafe Alcohol for Louisiana Online Program is approved by the Louisiana Office Alcohol & Tobacco Control and the Responsible Vendor Board. By providing practical knowledge and best-in-class resources, ServSafe Alcohol helps servers put knowledge into action when it matters most. That makes ServSafe Alcohol the smart training solution for every server and every operation.
Online Learning Benefits
“We received a tremendous response for the inaugural year of the Kids LiveWell Recipe Challenge,” said Joan McGlockton, vice president of industry affairs and food policy for the National Restaurant Association. “This contest is a great way for restaurant and foodservice companies of all sizes to receive recognition for their important efforts in kids’ nutrition. As this top trend in the restaurant industry continues to grow, we are looking forward to building on last year’s success.”
The Challenge is a complement to the Kids LiveWell program, which the NRA launched in collaboration with Healthy Dining to help parents and children find healthful menu options when dining out. To date, more than 140 brands representing over 41,000 restaurant locations nationwide are participating in Kids LiveWell.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
- Taxpayers who failed to file a tax return or report
- Taxpayers who failed to report all income or all tax, interest and penalties that were due
- Taxpayers who claimed incorrect credits or deductions
- Taxpayers who misrepresented or omitted any tax due
- Certain taxpayers under audit or in administrative or judicial litigation
- An easy way for employers to notify employees about the new, government-run health insurance exchanges
- Simple online registration that guides employers through the ACA-required information process
- Stored employee notification for employer tracking and proof of notification
- Peace of mind that employees have been properly notified.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
There may be a risk
associated with consuming raw shellfish as is the case with other raw protein
products. If you suffer from chronic illness of the liver, stomach or blood or
have other immune disorders, you should eat these products fully cooked.
Join the Share the Gulf coalition today!
“The restaurant industry provides opportunities to over 13 million Americans, and the ability to sustain business while maintaining consumer confidence is greatly impacted by our nation’s economic health,” said Scott Defife, Executive Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs, the National Restaurant Association. “The debate over government funding and the debt ceiling, while important, is cutting into restaurant operators’ bottom-line every day the government remains closed. The shutdown is negatively impacting the livelihood of our restaurant customers and our workers. Congress must act now to end the government shutdown and restore economic certainty.”
The NRA is directing its members to America’s Restaurant Advocates initiative, an industry-wide, national grassroots advocacy program that connects restaurateurs with elected officials on issues critical to the industry. The Association is encouraging restaurant operators to sign a letter and share their personal stories with their elected officials.
In his recent Economist Notebook, the NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy noted that both consumers and restaurant operators already had low expectations for the economy, and the shutdown will only add to the uncertainty in the months ahead.
Monday, October 14, 2013
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Friday, October 11, 2013
This is made possible by the commitment of our members who participate by maintaining low claims experiences and promoting a culture of safety in the workplace. Because of the efficient management of the Fund, no rates were increased for the upcoming year.