Foodtard #1

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“I’m a level 5 vegan – I don’t eat anything that casts a shadow” Jesse Grass from The Simpsons   Dietary requirements are everyday life when working in the hospitality industry. There are so many different dietary requirements these days some are a way of life, (by choice) some are just and intolerance, some are […]

Stop killing our industry!

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Stop killing our industry! I have worked in hospitality since I was 14 and 9 months, starting at a deli, then a kitchen porter, moving into an apprentice chef, then chef, studied business marketing management (while working as a chef), then flipped to the dark side of the force and into front of house management of […]

Leaving so soon?

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One of the things that I have never enjoyed is starting a new job and then after a relatively short amount of time, leaving said job and moving onto somewhere new. Starting somewhere new entails a large amount of work getting someone up and running and up to speed with the running of a restaurant, […]

Hottest Young Guns of hospo

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Hottest 100 Young Guns of hospitality… #hottestYGH Far too long have we of the hospitality industry in Australia been asked “When are you going to get a real job?”  For all of those people out there I would like to say to you THIS IS A CAREER not just a job… We in hospitality have […]

Take the bull by the horns!

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  “It was not raining when Noah built the ark!” Howard Ruff. Now this is a perfect example of how a business should always put in the work that will build the business for the future before the future is the present. Why spend the time chasing your tail or running around like a headless […]

My Mother Told Me…

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‘If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all…’ There is however constructive criticism this is what we are meant to give someone so that they have the chance to improve. Constructive criticism in business is defined as feedback/ recommendations on a product or service which should contain helpful and specific […]

I just want to pay!!!

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  Why is it so hard for restaurants to have bill etiquette? Gone are the days when waiters paid attention to their customers and read customer cues, why do they think you have so many customers these days waving their arms franticly or touching the waiter to get some attention? Now, there is nothing worse […]

Show us your Etiquette

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As times change within the world and new ideas and ways of thinking occur and develop, older ways of thinking inevitably die off and get forgotten. There is one way of thinking that should never be forgotten and that is Etiquette. The basic definition as per the oxford dictionary is written below and it states;-  […]