How to Improve Restaurant Retention
Chef retention is a hot topic in the restaurant business. There are plenty of articles that market themselves as offering you the sure-fire way to make sure your chef remains your chef forever. This isn’t going to be one of those articles, for one very real reason: the likelihood of a chef staying in one restaurant indefinitely is next...
Quality of Life
Working in a restaurant is a source of constant pressure. Whether you are a lowly busboy, the maitre'd, a chef, waitress, or manager, you will face that pressure. On a good day, you will be tested for long hours, as people shuffle in and out of your restaurant. You see maybe a hundred or more people daily, and you...
2018 Food Trends
Consumer taste and preference is something that changes with time. Bell bottoms, big hair, and matte lipstick are just a few examples of things that have risen and waned in popularity. But fads aren’t limited only to the beauty and clothing industry. The food industry is also changing to meet the demands of choosy and more adventurous customers. Whether...
Culinary Training vs Classical
More youth are showing an interest in becoming a professional chef, perhaps inspired by celebrity chefs such as Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsey. It may be surprising, considering the starting salary is usually around $10 an hour and entails working long hours, even over holidays. Even more so when you consider that culinary training at an accredited university comes...
Giving Chefs Creative Freedom
Chefs are respected in their field based on their skills levels and ability to replicate dishes at a nearly perfect level. They are team leaders and problem solvers who have to think and adapt quickly to changing circumstances. Whether it’s overbooked dinner services or a shortage of product, chefs are versatile and hard workers. But beyond that, there is...
How to Incentivize Key Positions
The restaurant and hospitality sectors are busier than ever. More restaurants are popping up all over the place, and they are hiring at higher rates. In the process, they are trying to train the best managers to see good profits and customer satisfaction. They also want to retain those managers for the long term. Retaining managers, or any employee...
Retain Key Employees
Many companies go through a difficult time at some point. Especially in the recent years, the economy is up and down and certainly can be unpredictable. It can be stressful when your company is going through difficult times. If there are layoffs, mergers, restructuring or relocating going on, you might be worried about losing some of your important employees...
Leaders and Employee Retention
Employee retention rates are one of the underlying factors that can help explain why a business is thriving or why it is tanking. How long an employee stays on your team can have direct consequences. Training new staff members add up and become a loss if they don’t stay long enough to use the knowledge. Whether it’s them helping...
Restaurant Marketing Guide
Marketing a restaurant is different than what it used to be years ago. Traditionally, restaurants would rely on the word of customers to advertise their business, but now more is needed to get the word out. With technology and the different higher standards of customers, there are many ways that a restaurant can market themselves to keep customers coming...
Copper Cookware Advantages
There are many debates concerning the best way to cook something. One of the biggest topics is whether cooking with electric heat is inferior to gas (or charcoal for grills). Others argue over whether farm-raised fish are better or more eco-friendly than wild-caught. But heat sources and quality of ingredients aren’t the only hot topics. The tools used to...
How to Detect Liars
Liars and con-artists abound, and it’s become increasingly important for HR managers to know how to tell if someone’s not honest on their resume. In recent years, the trend of lying on one’s resume has become increasingly popular. Unfortunately, guilty parties aren’t always discovered early enough. Yahoo!, MGM Mirage, Bausch and Lomb, Walmart, and even the Olympic Committee have seen...
Johnson Wales
In 2015, it was announced by the Career Education Corporation that Le Cordon Bleu was to close its doors at all 16 American campuses. January 2016 saw the last class commence on their culinary journey, as the CEC opted to adopt a “teach out” approach that allowed registered students to complete their courses first. But in September 2017, their...
Sharing Economy
The sharing economy has had a major impact in several industries. Airbnb, Uber, Lyft—there are a number of examples to be explored. But did you know that the sharing economy could help boost chef retention? Chef Retention: The Issue Everyone knows that the restaurant and food service industry has one of the highest staff turnover rates in the economy. In fact,...

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