Carolina Bevad

Carolina Bevad
Carolina is a teacher, tutor and restaurant industry veteran. Her first restaurant job was making and buttering toast at a popular Jersey shore restaurant; she then went on to work at popular restaurants in New York City while earning her undergraduate and master's degrees in education from NYU. Carolina now lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband, where she focuses on raising their three children, writing and finding the best restaurants.

Recent Posts

Should Menus Incorporate Brand Collaborations?

Posted by Carolina Bevad on Oct 3, 2019 11:30:16 AM

As a native Jersey girl, I'm no stranger to the placemat advertisement.  The paper placemats, usually white with blue ink, tiled with local...

Empower Your Employees With ESL

Posted by Carolina Bevad on Aug 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM

I am a New York City certified English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher.  I taught at high schools in the Bronx and Manhattan in the years...

Do Your Best to Avoid Pests

Posted by Carolina Bevad on Jul 29, 2019 3:08:26 PM

When my 3-year-old daughter announced, “I saw a mouse!” during a family dinner at a favorite restaurant of ours, I playfully responded, “Do you...

Do You Speak Restaurantese?

Posted by Carolina Bevad on Jun 24, 2019 12:12:26 PM

Kitchen slang can sound foreign to someone who has never worked in the food service industry, but I’ll bet you’re fluent.  Some terms are obvious...

Eat, Shop, Love

Posted by Carolina Bevad on Jun 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM

What do Cracker Barrel, Ikea, Nordstrom and Eataly have in common? The answer may not be immediately obvious - a comfort food restaurant, a...

Music to Your Customers’ Ears

Posted by Carolina Bevad on May 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM

My favorite restaurant is a small, local spot. The ambiance is beautiful and detailed, the service is friendly and knowledgeable, and, obviously,...

Are You Doing Your Part to Reduce Plastic Consumption?

Posted by Carolina Bevad on Apr 15, 2019 9:00:00 AM

I wasn’t surprised when my server returned to the table with the remainder of my Korean BBQ short ribs and kimchi rice packaged to-go in a plastic...

What Restaurants and Uber Could Soon Have in Common

Posted by Carolina Bevad on Mar 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM

We all know restaurant profit margins are razor thin, and one of the biggest enemies of a profit is an empty seat.  Restaurateurs have gotten...