6 Awesome Bakery Trends of 2018 That We Love

Published 24, May 2018

Health kicks might come and go, but one thing that'll never go out of style is dessert. From exotic doughnuts and new wave cookies to boozy cakes, here are six amazing bakery trends of 2018 that we can't get enough of.

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Topics: Foodie Culture

7 Famous Chefs' Guilty Pleasures: Can You Relate?

Published 23, May 2018

If you're whipping up mouth-watering dishes for a living, then surely you wouldn't be tempted by the likes of junk food and takeaways, right? But as it turns out, the guilty pleasures of top chefs sound just like ours. From M&Ms to processed meat, here's what seven chefs actually tuck into when they fancy a treat. How many can you relate to?

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Topics: Foodie Culture

Hotel Customer Feedback Management Systems: 5 Platforms To Try

Published 22, May 2018

When it comes to your hotel, the aim is to have every room booked and the only way that can happen is if the customers are happy. That's why many hotels are beginning to utilise customer feedback tools to track what's being said about them. Here are five hotel customer feedback management systems you need to try.

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Topics: customer service, customer feedback systems

Essential Restaurant KPIs You Should Use To Measure Success

Published 18, May 2018

Making a profit in the restaurant industry (or any industry, for that matter) isn’t easy - you’ll know that already. Although an OpenTable survey found that Brits spend 25 percent of their annual income dining out and eat out an average of 1.5 times a week, maintaining a positive profit margin on a consistent basis can still be challenging. Here are some of the key performance indicators (KPIs) restaurant managers and owners should keep an eye on.

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Topics: restaurant, KPIs

Chef Safety Shoes: Our Top 5 Picks For 2018

Published 17, May 2018

While working those long shifts, the last thing you need is sore feet because you're not wearing the appropriate safety shoes. Leave that in the past, as 2018 is a fresh start with newer styles and slip resistant sole technology available that you should consider. Here are our top five picks for chef safety shoes in 2018.

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Are Chefs Overworked?

Published 16, May 2018

Chefs are notorious for working between 50 and 70 hours a week, often on weekends and evenings with shifts lasting an average of 12 hours. While many chefs love what they do and the career is very rewarding, it's easy to get burned out and many people suffer from physical and mental problems that can have detrimental effects on their life. 

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Topics: Workplace Safety Tips, hospitality, News

How to plan and write a safety shoe policy for your business

Published 12, May 2018

Safe footwear is crucial in any industry, as there are hazards all around us that can be prevented by wearing shoes that are specially designed to combat these dangers. It doesn’t matter if you’re working a chef, a butcher, a fishmonger or even a theme park assistant, safe footwear is a necessity and you need to ensure that your business has a safety policy in place to help protect your employees from injuries. Not everyone knows how to implement these policies, though, so here’s how to plan and write a safety shoe policy for your business.

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Topics: Workplace Safety Tips, Footwear Innovation, Workplace Footwear

7 Tips to Ensure Your New Menu Launch is a Success

Published 10, May 2018

Many restaurants change their food and drinks menus several times throughout the year. Whether it's introducing seasonal produce or replacing dishes that aren't selling as well with trendier options, rotating your menu keeps diners excited and coming back for more. But, executing a new menu launch is no easy feat. Here are some tips on how to ensure your launch is a success. 

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Topics: marketing, Exceeding Customer Expecations, restaurant events

5 On-Trend Restaurant Uniform Ideas

Published 08, May 2018

Whether you run a casual grab-and-go cafe or a high-class restaurant, your staff need to wear uniforms. Not only do uniforms keep your employees safe from hazards so they can work comfortably and productively, but they also help them give that vital first impression. Here are five of the best restaurant uniform ideas for summer 2018.

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Topics: restaurant, uniforms

6 Ways To Promote A Hotel On A Budget

Published 04, May 2018

Promotion is the key to success in the hospitality industry. Whether you're the manager of a 20-bedroom boutique hotel located in the countryside that's perfect for those much-needed getaways or a 100-plus room place in the middle of a busy city, you need to rely on promotion to succeed. So, here are seven ways to promote a hotel on a budget.

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Topics: hotel, hotel promotion