Diners basing their restaurant choices on sustainability is such a huge question right now, and it is easy to rush to the wrong conclusions.
Due to the nature and versatility of the hospitality industry, it is easy to see why it has always appealed to people both as a career choice or perhaps as a career stop gap from time to time.
The transition from amateur photographer to pro is one of the hardest to do since we need to start treating photography as a rentable career and not just as a hobby that we love.
Nowadays, numerous restaurants are trying to promote their business to build a network of loyal followers and hopefully, customers. Most of the strategies are done in the same way, and the same conversations are used to reach the same group of people.
Climate change is becoming a more important issue every day, especially when it comes to customers finding and choosing a restaurant. Restaurants must be taking every step they can to reduce their environmental, especially if they want to reach more customers and increase profit.
A couple of months ago, I watched a documentary by Stacey Dooley on the environmental impact of the fashion industry, and I was floored with the statistics!! I really had no idea that the clothing industry was so damaging, it actually is the second most polluting industry in the world, after oil of course.
Sustainability - “the quality of being able to continue over a period of time, causing little or no damage to the environment, the idea that goods and services should be produced in ways that do not use resources that cannot be replaced and that do not damage the environment.”
There would be so many things that I would want to pass on from thirty-five years in this industry. Work-life balance, alcohol, drugs, depression etc. are all important discussion points, but if I could tell myself something 35 years ago it would be "look after yourself".
Whether you are an entrepreneur starting up your own businesses or a head chef out there looking for ways to improve your current menu, it is essential to remember your single most important and valuable tool. If executed right, it will provide variety to the consumer while at the same time market and push your business and its products forward.