The Professional Chef – iPad Version


The Professional Chef, from The Culinary Institute of America,  is a classic kitchen reference. You can find any basic cooking technique within its pages. As I started working, it was one of the first cookbooks I purchased. Along with better layout, the new ninth edition of the book features more detailed techniques … [Read more...]

iPad Use Continues to Show Increased Restaurant Sales


Back in September, I wrote about iPad wine lists increasing sales. The trend seems to be continuing. From Associated Press/MSNBC: The upscale eatery on the northern bank of the Chicago River has invested in 40 iPads at about $700 each for wine selection. Since April, when Apple debuted the tablet, the device is now in … [Read more...]

Gourmet Live iPad Application – Beautiful Garbage


Gourmet Magazine may be defunct, but that isn't stopping the Conde Naste editors from milking the brand until it no longer whimpers. Case in point, the highly anticipated "Gourmet Live" iPad application. The program begins with a nice home screen, which gives you a variety of different articles to explore. The … [Read more...]

iPad Wine List Boosts Restaurant Sales


From The New York Times, At Bone’s, Atlanta’s most venerable steakhouse, a clubby place of oak paneling and white tablecloths, the gold-jacketed waiters now greet diners by handing them an iPad. It is loaded with the restaurant’s extensive wine list, holding detailed descriptions and ratings of 1,350 labels. Once … [Read more...]

No, really… you NEED an iPad!


(updated below) Conde Nast has announced it will resurrect Gourmet magazine as an application for Apple's iPad. From the NY Times, Gourmet Live, which the company said will be made available for free, is slated to be released in the fourth quarter of this year. The application will largely draw from the magazine’s … [Read more...]

iPad POS System to Debut


Lecere Corporation has decided Apple's iPad is the perfect replacement for expensive restaurant Point-of-Sale (POS) systems. From Tuaw, "Using those devices [iPad, iPod touch], along with a couple of standard ticket printers, brings the startup cost for the pilot to under $2,000," Lecere CEO Jim Morris said. … [Read more...]