Climate change is, and has been for some time, a huge issue facing our planet. Every day we are learning more and more about the impact our practises as a population are having on the environment, and we constantly have to think of new and innovative ways to play our part and do what we can to reduce our carbon footprint.
In a time where competition is high, and opportunities are plentiful, companies and managers need to offer more than 'just a job' to retain staff.
In 2017, 400,000 plastic straws were used in two weeks at Wimbledon. It's great that none were used in the last couple of years, but what about all the other single-use plastic that restaurants and hospitality venues use?
Are you in control of one of the highest costs to your hospitality business? When was the last time you took time out of your day to review the energy your hotel or restaurant uses?
The hospitality staffing industry is the silent partner in the hospitality industry. All of us have travelled to hotels or restaurants around the world for business or pleasure. Our experiences have been five stars or one star, luxury brand or extended stay; metropolises, such as New York or London or rural areas, such as Blytheville, Arkansas or Kelsterbach, Germany.
I’ve just come through the busiest week of the year outside of Christmas with my team. August Bank holiday - and the festivals are always a fantastic week for us.
Changes to a menu, although necessary to keep options current and new and to compete well with your nearby rivals and the internet, are always I find, a balancing act.
According to ‘The Caterer’ magazine “a staggering 3.3 million tonnes of food waste from hotels, restaurants and bars goes into landfill sites every year, with probably the same amount being discarded by hospitals, schools and other mass catering outlets”.
There are certain aspects of social media which are, in my opinion, crucial to bear in mind for anyone starting their career in social media and planning their social media strategy. Undoubtedly, the list could be extended, but these are fundamental and a good base to start with during the execution of a strategy.