In the hospitality industry, it is always nice to have a restaurant that everyone wants to dine at.
Empty tables - there is nothing more detrimental to a business that relies solely on its guests sitting in a chair ordering food and drink.
Starting any career is daunting! To put your mind at ease, here are 3 experienced hospitality consultants sharing their advice on how to get off to a fantastic start in your new hospitality career!
Customer demand for climate change and for all industries to play their part is at an all-time high. Society is changing, their values are changing, and those that align their business to their customer values ahead of the rest, stand to become more successful. So what are you doing, at your hotel or restaurant, to commit and run a greener business?
The one thing that I wish I knew about the hospitality industry when I started my career is that no matter what your career aspirations are, there is always a position to satisfy your interests in the hospitality industry.
Diners basing their restaurant choices on sustainability is such a huge question right now, and it is easy to rush to the wrong conclusions.
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.
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".
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?