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Chris Thomas - Author

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Books by Chris Thomas

NEW! Math Snake Puzzle For Kids

NEW! Math Snake Puzzle For Kids

Author: Chris Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2020

The Edge of Sanity

The Edge of Sanity

Author: Chris Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2018

Enter the Dark

Enter the Dark

Author: Chris Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/06/2017

From Happy Dog to Dolly Parton

From Happy Dog to Dolly Parton

Author: Chris Thomas Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2016

Design and Equipment for Restaurants and Foodservice

Design and Equipment for Restaurants and Foodservice

Author: Chris Thomas, Edwin J. Norman, Costas Katsigris Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/09/2013

This text shows the reader how to plan and develop a restaurant or foodservice space. Topics covered include concept design, equipment identification and procurement, design principles, space allocation, electricity and energy management, environmental concerns, safety and sanitation, and considerations for purchasing small equipment, tableware, and table linens. This book is comprehensive in nature and focuses on the whole facility with more attention to the equipment rather than emphasizing either front of the house or back of the house.

Off-Premise Catering Management

Off-Premise Catering Management

Author: Chris Thomas, Bill Hansen Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/12/2012

The most complete, up-to-date guide available to starting and running an off-premise catering business For nearly two decades, Off-Premise Catering Management has been the trusted resource professional and aspiring caterers turn to for guidance on setting up and managing a successful off-premise catering business. This comprehensive reference covers every aspect of the caterer's job, from menu planning, pricing, food and beverage service, equipment, and packing, delivery, and set-up logistics, to legal considerations, financial management, human resources, marketing, sanitation and safety, and more. This new third edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest industry trends and real-life examples. * New content includes information on green catering, contemporary food trends, website development, social media marketing, the latest in commercial kitchen equipment and budgeting and accounting software, and much more * Throughout the book, sample forms, schedules, and checklists illustrate real-world examples of key catering practices, and Study Questions at the end of each chapter help reinforce key concepts Whether you are just starting out, growing your operation, or working to maintain standards of excellence in an already-successful off-premise catering business, Off-Premise Catering Management, Third Edition is the only guide you'll need.

Typhoon Wings of 2nd Taf 1943-45

Typhoon Wings of 2nd Taf 1943-45

Author: Chris Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2010

The Typhoon was the RAF's heavyweight fighter-bomber of choice to support the British and Canadian armies during the invasion of northwest Europe. In this book Chris Thomas extols the great importance of the Typhoon wings in the ultimate Allied victory in Europe. He describes their destruction of German radar in the lead-up to D-Day, the use of large-scale rocket projectiles in land battles and pinpoint attacks on German command and control centres, which crippled the Wehrmacht's ability to respond quickly to Allied troop movements. But not everything went smoothly for the Typhoon wings. Their epic battle with highly effective German flak installations prompted Air Chief Marshal Sir Harry Broadhurst to remark 'I suppose that flying one of these aircraft was the most dangerous task the Air Force has ever asked anybody to do'.

Basic Management Skills

Basic Management Skills

Author: Chris Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2010

Basic Management Skills for managers, supervisors and team leaders is powerful and guaranteed method to become an effective modern leader and it gives you all the tools to get started and to stay on top of the pile.

West Sussex Events

West Sussex Events

Author: Chris Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2008

West Sussex has a long and interesting history. This fascinating new book presents for the first time a collection of the most dramatic 'events' in that long history, all, since the invention of the camera, captured by enterprising photographers. A picture speaks a thousand words - and never more so than when it records a moment in history that can never be repeated. Well within living memory, happenings such as the great freeze of 1962-3, or the great hurricane of 1987 will stir recollections for many readers, as will many stories and pictures from the Second World War. But, whatever the period or part of the county, there is a great deal to intrigue and inform everyone in West Sussex in this splendid addition to its published history ... the stories and the pictures of the events that made the headlines!

A Thousand Words

A Thousand Words

Author: Chris Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2008

Gildas Here and Soon

Gildas Here and Soon

Author: Chris Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2008

Employee Management and Customer Service in the Retail Industry

Employee Management and Customer Service in the Retail Industry

Author: Chris Thomas, Gary Heil Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2005

Employee Management and Customer Service in the Retail Industry , by Gary Heil and Chris Thomas, attempts to combine the psychology of dealing with employees and customers with the practical realities of managing a retail business. Organized into ten chapters, this book loosely follows a retail manager's natural progression from interviewing prospective employees, to hiring the right ones, paying them fairly, and keeping them happy on the job.

Retailing in the 21st Century

Retailing in the 21st Century

Author: Chris Thomas, Rick Segel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2005

According to authors, Chris Thomas and Rick Segel, of Retailing in the 21st Century , there will always be room for a solid, well-run local store or regional chain with excellent service and or an interesting market niche. Thomas and Segel show students how to be that merchant. This book will help students understand how to start a retail business from the ground up. The authors' focus throughout the book is on being organized and purposeful and knowing every step of the way where the business is going and why. The major goals include learning to strategize, expect the best but prepare for the worst, create a positive work environment, and keep yourself and your staff motivated to find the best merchandise and offer it enthusiastically to your customers at a fair price. After reading this book, students will be prepared to be a successful retailer in the 21st century.

Yorkshire's Historic Pubs

Yorkshire's Historic Pubs

Author: Chris Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2005

Peter Thomas's introduction to the county's pubs opens with a brief chapter about the history of brewing and pubs, and a short history of pub signs in Yorkshire. Most of the book is dedicated to a round-up of interesting inns - their history and architecture, ghosts and legends associated with them, and famous and infamous landlords and landladies.

Life and Death in London's East End

Life and Death in London's East End

Author: Chris Thomas, Alfred Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2004

In 1991 Spitalfields Market in London's East End was relocated, paving the way for one of the largest and most complex excavations ever launched in London, taking place on a site measuring almost thirteen acres. This superb book tells the story of the excavation and the 2000-year history of the area from the Roman period to the present day. Details on the finds recovered, and the methods and recording systems used, are interspersed with a narrative history of the site. The book begins with the Roman burial ground and the remains of a wealthy Roman woman and her sarcophagus which became the focus of a memorable episode of Meet the Ancestors . The book then moves on to the medieval period and the 12th-century hospital which was founded at Spitalfields along with its church, infirmaries and other buildings, and burials. Finds from this period are supplemented with broader discussion of life in medieval London, such as disease and medicine, and the changing landscape around the site. During the Reformation, the hospital and priory were closed but the story of the site continued. The land was taken by the Crown, parts of the site were leased, most notably as artillery ground, with new housing and cottage industries to follow. Finds dating to the English Civil War, evidence relating to the transformation of the site from an aristocractic enclave to a suburb of immigrants, the redevelopment of the area in the 17th and 18th centuries, through to the opening of Spitalfields Market in 1682, brings us full circle.

Typhoon/Tempest Aces of World War 2

Typhoon/Tempest Aces of World War 2

Author: Chris Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/1999

Hawker Typhoon and Tempest - two aircraft types with widely differing reputations. The former was a technical nightmare redeemed as a ground attack machine, whilst the latter proved to be the most superlative low and medium level fighter to see service with the RAF, and arguably any air force, during the latter stages of World War 2. With 246 enemy aircraft destroyed by the Typhoon and 239 by the Tempest, over 40 aces flew one or both types in combat, and men like 'Foob' Fairbanks and Johnny Baldwin attained double-figure scores with the Hawker fighters.