One of the biggest "people" businesses around today, the restaurant industry runs on a mix of fine food, top service, good management and effective marketing. The information offered in the sections below addresses these key factors and many more. Sample this eclectic menu of timely reports, technical tips and breaking news to satisfy every craving for success.
Restaurants Trade Resources
Online resources for foodservice professionals. Provides free tips and articles on starting and running a restaurant, choosing a concept, becoming a chef, starting a restaurant blog and more.
American Culinary Federation Online Educational Video Library
Free library provided by the American Culinary Federation and its partners. offers video demonstrations and recipes to culinary professionals to help them stay competitive.
The Culinary Trust
Program providing scholarships to culinary schools worldwide and for independent study. Promotes culinary education at all levels of education and career achievements. Accepts applications from new students, currently enrolled students and culinary professionals. a list of scholarships is available online.
International Association of Culinary Professionals Career Center
Offers online career services for both job seekers and employers. Provides resume and job postings, career seeker and employer accounts and job alerts.
Internal Revenue Service
Offers free online tips, tools and publications specifically for the restaurant industry.
Resources include: tax tips - general information, including employment taxes and returns; tax laws and regulations - links to recent revenue rulings and court cases and small business regulations; accounting help - assistance in selection an accounting method and managing payroll; trends and statistics - data and research related to the foodservice industry; and forms and publications - links to useful employers' forms and publications offering guidelines and tips.
Restaurant Insurance Group
Web site offering insurance and services solely to the restaurant industry. Provides property/liability insurance quotes and workers compensation information.
Restaurant News Resource
Web site offering free daily financial, Internet and sales and marketing news, as well as features, restaurant openings and technology updates.
Small Business Administration
Provides general information on starting and running a business and securing small business grants and loans. offers free tools and tips to increase knowledge and improve business productivity.
U.S. Department of Labor E-laws
Online interactive tools designed to provide information on federal employment laws in an easily understandable format.