First let’s face the facts. We all search the internet to check out the restaurant scene anytime we visit a new city, or we are looking for a place for a celebration or we just want to try something new. Put the question in your search engine and the first things that pop up are Yelp […]
Co-working space is huge in the modern economy, with an estimated 3.8 million users worldwide by 2020. These spaces provide shared office space to small businesses, freelancers, and large corporations. They tend to charge a monthly fee, have abundant wifi, tons of meeting space, and offer networking events for their members. With a low barrier
My son is a senior in high school and is trying to decide what to major in. He has chosen Business, but he wants to narrow it down a little further to make sure the school he chooses offers his concentration. Entrepreneurship is a major that pops up at a number of the schools he
Let’s face it – the restaurant business is an emotional business. Everyday you put your creation out there for everyone to evaluate, and you pray that people like it. Pride in what you do drives strong emotions, and restaurant owners are often hurt easily and defensive. Now add to that powder keg, husbands, wives, fathers,
Traditionally the rule has been, upscale and fine dining restaurants take reservations and chains and casual dining do not. Due to evolution, all humans are now born with a smart phone in their hand, so restaurant reservations automatically evolved to online apps to accommodate that new “biology.” But, in the last few years, everything has
We’ve asked our top restaurant consultants what they recommend when opening a new restaurant. They provided such great feedback that we compiled it all into this all-in-one resource for you! So, below you’ll find 12 quick tips for opening a restaurant. Enjoy! Meet Our Panel of Expert Restaurant Consultants: Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO,
We’ve asked our top restaurant consultants what they recommend when recruiting and hiring for various restaurant staff positions. They provided such great feedback that we compiled it all into this all-in-one resource for you. So, below you’ll find actionable tips for hiring restaurant managers, chefs and cooks, wait staff and host staff, and bartenders. Enjoy!
How Restaurant Owners and General Managers Can Write a Great Employee Developmental Plan in 5 Easy Steps
For restaurant owners and general managers, the process of creating a restaurant employee developmental plan is very similar to writing quarterly goals – only there are no predetermined categories. The action steps should have many of the same characteristics as the steps in achieving goals. They should be SMART – specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time bound.
When opening a restaurant, it seems only right to document and put in place a structured training agenda that will aid your kitchen managers and chefs in the training of themselves and their staff. Perhaps you hire a consultant, like Blue Orbit, or you have someone on your staff who loves documents, spreadsheets and calendars just
The first question out of a person’s mouth every single time when they find out that I am a chef is, “Do you cook at home?” The answer is yes. Sometimes. When I’m home and not too tired and there is time. Cooking at home and cooking at a restaurant require such different skills that