Monthly Archives: December 2013

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17 12, 2013

Alltech International Craft Brews & Food Fair: An Interview with Dr. Lyons

There is a good chance that you have not heard of Alltech before, we are known globally as a leading force in animal health and nutrition. I however, am a brewer and distiller at heart and have never strayed far from this passion, maintaining an Alcohol School for the past 25 years and running the Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company in Lexington, Kentucky. I received my master’s and doctoral degrees in brewing at the British School of Malting and Brewing, University of Birmingham, England, before they transferred to Heriot-Watt University. I was also very fortunate to intern with Harp Lager and Guinness in Ireland. After that, I was the design manager for the Jameson Whiskey Distillery built in Midleton, the first distillery to be built in Ireland in 100 years. A few months ago I listened to Kim Jordan, co-founder [...]

17 12, 2013

Alltech International Craft Brews & Food Fair: An Interview with Dr. Lyons

There is a good chance that you have not heard of Alltech before, we are known globally as a leading force in animal health and nutrition. I however, am a brewer and distiller at heart and have never strayed far from this passion, maintaining an Alcohol School for the past 25 years and running the Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company in Lexington, Kentucky. I received my master’s and doctoral degrees in brewing at the British School of Malting and Brewing, University of Birmingham, England, before they transferred to Heriot-Watt University. I was also very fortunate to intern with Harp Lager and Guinness in Ireland. After that, I was the design manager for the Jameson Whiskey Distillery built in Midleton, the first distillery to be built in Ireland in 100 years. A few months ago I listened to Kim Jordan, co-founder [...]

15 12, 2013

Food Garbage and how to Profit from it

Food Kitchen trashcans in your Irish Pub can become the “black holes of profitability” and put you at risk for losing good, usable food products to your kitchen trashcans. In your food prep area, if there’s a training gap or people are careless when prepping fruits, vegetables or meat, usable product can end up wasted. If a chef preparing a piece of fish or meat inadvertently makes a slice in the wrong place, might they be tempted to hide their mistake in the black-bagged trash can? How can you rectify this within your organization? Try removing all the trash cans out of your kitchen and replace them with clear plastic food boxes. Give a clear plastic food box to each prep cooks with their name on it and instruct them to place all of their scraps, trimmings and waste into their own food box. At the [...]