Main Ingredient

Oregon's Premiere Foodservice and Lodging Industry Magazine

The Main Ingredient (MI) is widely regarded as one of the top trade association magazines and receives high praise for its production quality. The MI is a bimonthly publication covering interesting timely topics such as: sustainability, social marketing and wine while supplying informative articles on legislative and operational issues that impact the foodservice and lodging industry.

January / February 2015

Steve Moore

Getting Human Resources Right

Although the help wanted sign in the window of Steve Moore’s Portland-based 13 Virtues Brewing Company isn’t exactly a breakthrough recruiting technique for landing top talent, it is reflection of industry’s unquenchable thirst for reliable employees. Moore faces fierce competition for dependable help in an industry whose ranks continue to swell at a 3 percent annual clip.

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ADVOCACY UPDATE:
ORLA Anticipates Another Challenging Session in 2015

ORLA Anticipates Challenging Session

Election day is behind us, and while the federal results have been widely publicized that Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate and built their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, that is the not the case for Oregon.

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ADVOCACY UPDATE:
Key Legislative Issues To Affect Hospitality Industry Employers

Key Issues Affect Hospitality

The Oregon Legislature met briefly in early December for what they call “legislative days.” During this gathering, one of the agenda items was to propose bills in advance of the 2015 Legislative Session.

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Marijuana in Oregon

Marijuana in Oregon

On Nov. 4, 2014, Oregon voted to decriminalize, regulate, and tax the production, delivery, and possession of marijuana. Oregon joins Alaska, Colorado, Washington, and Washington, D.C. in legalizing recreational marijuana use.

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Education in Allergens

Education in Allergens

Most families dine out, but for many affected by food allergies, eating at a restaurant represents an unnecessary risk. Encouragingly, an increasing number of restaurants are starting to do more to accommodate the estimated 15 million Americans with food allergies.

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Manage My Restaurant:
5 Workforce Trends to Watch

Five workforce trends

Effective restaurant owners and managers know workforce trends can have a huge impact on an establishment’s success. Consider these five patterns noted in the National Restaurant Association’s 2014 Restaurant Industry Forecast and suggestions on how leaders might prepare.

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