Spring/summer calls for liquor law reminders

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While today’s weather may not have anyone thinking about warmer months, this is the time of year when restaurants should begin planning for increased spring and summer business. It’s also a good time to brush up on which alcohol-related activities in a bar or restaurant need prior approval, permitting or licensing from the Liquor Control Board. Check out this handy list of things to remember here.

Small business owners in Washington encouraged to attend L&I forum
Next Thursday, May 30, the state Department of Labor & Industries is holding a Small Business Forum at its office in Tukwila, from 9 a.m. to noon. Hosted twice annually, this forum is designed to assemble representatives from business and industry organizations, along with representatives of various federal and state government agencies to hear a couple of short presentations on current hot topics, new legislation, etc. There will also be time to bring up issues or discuss new products and services during the roundtable portion of the forum.
For more information and to RSVP, go here.

Do you know how much a foodborne-illness outbreak can cost you?
Being a foodservice manager comes with a great variety of responsibilities. But one of the most important of those is the responsibility to keep the food you serve safe. You simply can’t afford not to. A foodborne-illness outbreak can cost an operation thousands of dollars or even result in closure. More important than the monetary costs, though, are the human costs. Victims of foodborne illnesses have been known to experience sickness, lost work, medical costs and long-term disability. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated in 2011 that contaminated food caused 47.8 million illnesses a year in the United States. That includes food eaten at home and other places besides restaurants. Read on.

Win that car! And give aspiring restaurateurs a bright start!
Give young culinary students a promising future AND enter to win a high performance 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 Cobra Coupe with a V8 Supercharged engine, a 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive, and only 110 original miles. This sports car is pure entertainment and fun to drive! However the best part is that you would also be helping fund ProStart to provide scholarships for culinary students and professional development opportunities for culinary educators. ProStart is a program for high school students that give our young people the opportunity to train with professional chefs and learn about the art of cooking and managing restaurants. For more details and to find out which events the Shelby will be displayed, go to http://wra.cc/winashelby.