Voice of the Restaurant Industry
Career coaching helps people start the job search by looking at their wants and needs. These insights help people identify a job skill set where they posses natural talent.
1. What salary do you want?
There is more to answering this question than just writing down a figure on paper. What are you willing to sacrifice to reach that income level? Are you willing to work long hours? Are you willing to take courses in management, marketing, analysis and other topics that may be…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on March 7, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
by Brian Gatti, TableSites.com
I’m staging an intervention. I gathered all of your friends and family, we discussed the situation and we
all agree you have a problem. You need a website for your restaurant. Just being on Yelp…Continue
If you’re like me, wine plays a big role at picnics, cookouts, holiday dinners, date nights, and days that end in “y”. You probably have a good handle on grape varietals, food parings, and intensity. If you’re not like me, keep reading and learn how to build a better wine list for your restaurant, bistro, or…Continue
Added by Jessica Arnal on March 8, 2013 at 6:43am — No Comments
As mentioned in Part One of this series, below is my suggested list of must-have wines for the beginner winos out there. I’m a long time wine lover, so I’ve done my…Continue
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It may look like the world of foodservice is controlled by 10 giants, but is it? Beyond the giant category killers are the brands restaurant operators and consumers know well and use every day. But, beyond these products are the collective voices of the consumer and the restaurant operator who vote with their wallets every day.
While B2C social media and social web analytics is helping businesses connect and engage more with their customers, what are businesses like Kraft, P&G and…Continue
Restaurant owners are constantly looking to improve their restaurant marketing and for new ways to attract customers, often looking towards the deep discounts of daily deals as a quick fix. As a restaurant owner, you may start with a flood of new customers, but eventually they…Continue
Added by Ola Ayeni on March 7, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
It’s no secret that being online increases your company’s visibility. Burkett Restaurant Equipment can attest to that. In 2002 we created our first online store and spurred…
Last year, according to a survey done by BIGinsight, 54.4 percent of Americans said they would be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and 3 out of 10 of the individuals would be attending a party at a restaurant or bar. This is a great time for you to plan your big…Continue
Added by Ola Ayeni on March 4, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Marketing your franchise system online in 2013 and beyond requires using a variety of channels and methods that combine to create an integrated approach for reaching target customers. However, franchise systems face unique challenges in balancing the important issues of corporate…Continue
Added by John Harris on March 6, 2013 at 9:39am — No Comments
Guest post from my associate Sam Bedford, SVP Of Online Media at Location3.
Google recently announced the newest upgrade to the Google AdWords product, Enhanced Campaigns. According to Google’s official blog post, “Enhanced campaigns help you reach people with the right ads, based on their context like location, time of day and device type, across all devices without having…Continue
Added by John Harris on February 28, 2013 at 2:24pm — No Comments
One question I get a lot when I talk to restaurant owners about social media is “Will Facebook get me on the first page of Google?” My answer is always the same: yes and no. Let me explain why.
First of all, I want to make clear that SEO/SEM (search engine optimization/search engine marketing) is a whole industry of its own, and it’d be simplistic of me to say that by having social media pages, you’ll rank higher in searches. SEO is complex, and it involves a lot of algorithms,…Continue
Added by Natalia Morais on February 28, 2013 at 8:51am — No Comments
I found this very interesting. I will sya I am glad that Popcorn is a trend..Yummm its my favorite!
Added by Kristen Leigh Gregg on February 22, 2013 at 10:02am — No Comments
To get you prepared for your dream job interview as wine buyer or sommelier intern, lets review answers given over the years by applicants that you should not use in your job interview. Then we’ll look at 9 top tips for success while on the job!
Added by Fred Favole on February 26, 2013 at 3:16am — No Comments
Not every restaurant offers the same environment. There are some basic questions you need to answer before you know which restaurant jobs you need to apply for, and which you need to let pass to another candidate.
Write a description of a typical day in your life when employed in your dream position?
Is your view of the job realistic? Have you gained enough experience to know whether you understand the job?
Do you know the job Tasks on a daily basis? Have you watched…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on February 26, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
How Gen Y Eats
By: Craig LaRosa, Continuum
The economy and a soft job market have left a new generation of college grads moving back home to help make ends meet. According to a recent Pew study, 61% of adults aged 25 to 34 have friends or family members who have moved back in with their parents over the past few years…Continue
If you are wondering what will happen with social media in 2013, you are not alone. Everyone is wondering what Facebook will do next or if a new social network will surge. While no one can really foresee the future, there are some trends that will probably be stronger in 2013.
The first trend I want to…Continue
Added by Natalia Morais on February 21, 2013 at 9:22am — No Comments
Each Restaurant Candidate’s Manager Career Strategy will be unique. While the Restaurant Manager Job Description is fairly standard, how you prepare yourself for that job position will vary depending on your talents and learning style.
Before registering in post secondary education, or taking courses, then it is necessary to work backwards. It will be impossible to clearly identify what type of manager you will be. Restaurant manager candidate in training have a limited view of what…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on February 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Get the most from every dollar of food spend by calculating your 3 allowable food cost controls and acknowledging that you may have a problem area. If nothing goes wrong, from your back door to your register, what will your food cost be?
With something as important as your food cost, you want to have the tools and resources available to establish standards. In other words, you need to compare actual costs with the standard base, and spend your…
Added by Fred Favole on February 20, 2013 at 3:25am — No Comments
Running a restaurant can be a challenging task for a business owner. Most small business owners end up responsible for more work throughout the week than they really want to handle. In fact, in a recent survey, “69% of small business owners wish they could focus their attention on their actual business…Continue
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