All Blog Posts Tagged 'Restaurant' (211)

Am I Ready to Apply for a Restaurant Manager Job?

Once you understand yourself it is time to understand the work type. Then determine how you can fit into the work type. One of the most effective tools to understanding your strengths and how to leverage these is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).  This tool explains the relationship between personality types and the workplace. The MBTI will increase self-understanding and appreciation of personal differences. Once a manager understands how different personality types process…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 14, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Do I Have the Talent to be a Restaurant Manager?

Each of us is multifaceted. Our desires are molded by beliefs. Unfortunately, many of our beliefs are ‘second hand.’ We were told that success requires a certain income, level of recognition, lifestyle so we strive to reach for that definition of success without asking if this will make us happy.

 

It is impossible to understand what we need until we identify the beliefs that are truly ours, and what we believe because parents, society, media, or peers have imposed on us.  The…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 12, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments


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How Much Does it Cost to Start a Restaurant

Venturing into the wonderful world of food is an exciting journey. Not only will you be testing out new recipes and pleasing the palates of many, but you’ll also create the perfect ambiance to accompany main courses, side dishes and the like.

Now, before actually opening your restaurant, you need to figure out a budget. Questions regarding the amount you have saved, how much you’re willing to spend and what amount you want left over…

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Added by Ian Said on February 12, 2013 at 5:24am — 4 Comments

Career Management Cycle

There are seven basic principles shared by successful people. There are also some fundamental steps shared by people who reach their goals.

1: Learn who you are.

2: Determine where you want to be in the next 5, 10, 20 years.

3: Identify your strengths and areas where you need development

4: Create a career Plan

5: Engage/Create a team of people who will help you reach your goals

6: Create a check list of achievements designed to move you closer to…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 7, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

How do I Become a Restaurant Manager?

There is no simple answer to this question. One person may require taking some personal development courses and attending some seminars. Another person may need to improve their academic and communication skills.

Today’s managers need expertise in several areas. These include negotiation, communication skills, team management, personality identification and development. Take a few minutes to take a hard look at who you are as a person and what areas need to be improved before you are…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 5, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments


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Gloomy Days Ahead for the Restaurant Industry?

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

In the midst of the continued economic crisis, the restaurant industry has seen its shares of ups and downs, and it can’t…

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Added by Foodem on February 1, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

What Does a Successful Restaurant Manager Look Like?

Managing a restaurant or general manger career is a process. It is a self driven quest. Each individual is in control of where they want to go, how they will get there, and how long it will take, whether they take responsibility for their careers – or not. There is a saying in career development, “You can prepare to be a restaurant management and may never become one. But it is certain that if you don’t prepare, you never will be one.”

All job seekers hope to land a position where the…

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Added by Robert Krzak on January 31, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

What Not to Do When Waiting For a Job Interview

Job Seekers understand that they are under scrutiny the moment they first contact a Recruiter.  Most job seekers learn how to act in an interview, how to answer questions, what questions to ask, and what things to avoid.

What many job seekers don’t know is that they can lose the job before they ever meet the Recruiter. There are interviewers who ask their receptionist to watch what the Candidate is doing while waiting.

How to Give a Good First Impression

If the…

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Added by Robert Krzak on January 24, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment


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7 Low Cost Ideas to Market a Restaurant

Successful restaurateurs create consistent turnover as well as many customers that frequent their establishments on a regular basis. This provides the basis for sustained revenue that allows a restaurant to succeed and grow. Many think that a restaurant that reaches this kind of success has had to put in years of hard experience, slowly building up a large customer base.…

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Added by Ian Said on January 22, 2013 at 8:32am — 5 Comments

Career Development Online: LinkedIn

One of the most powerful resumes is Linkedln. It is one of the most powerful career development tools. Do not wait until you are looking for a job. We are all job seekers whether we are satisfied in our current position, or are contemplating a career change.

The advantage of working on Linkedln, consistently, is that it is the only job seeker resource that lets professionals build a long term profile. There is no other job seeker’s resource that lets the Recruiter view years of growth…

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Added by Robert Krzak on January 22, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment


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Restaurants: Tips To Gain Market Share After the Holidays

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

Now that the holiday season is over, most restaurants may experience a slump in foot traffic. While many Americans kept a close eye on their dining pennies during the holidays, millions chose to enjoy…

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Added by Foodem on January 18, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Career Development: How to Run Your Own Reputation Management Campaign

Many of today’s top performers are continually running their own Reputation Management Campaigns using easy to access tools, such as social networking and web profiles. Most mid level managers and top performers are careful to protect their online image. They understand that a simple photo, a single forum thread, or a blog post can ruin their career.

Viewing the internet as a potential ‘death trap’ for a career is short-sighted. It can also be viewed as one of the most powerful, cost…

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Added by Robert Krzak on January 17, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Social Networking Can Help or Hurt Your Job Search

The internet has become a great resource for job seekers. It can be a valuable tool, or a pitfall. It is the one tangible tool that lets Recruiters and potential employers see who you really are.  It may be easy to think that you are venting and joking with friends and family. Until it costs you a job.

#1 Social Networking Mistake

It is common knowledge that you are judged by who your friends are, and what you post on your wall. But there is more. Do you share personal…

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Added by Robert Krzak on January 15, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Job Interview Questions Designed to Cause You to Lose the Job

Not all job interview questions are designed to reveal who you are to the HR professional. Many job seekers ramble off answers, trying to sell themselves, and totally miss the interview questions that are designed to trip up and reveal whether you are prepared to run a restaurant, successfully.

 

Some of these questions are very benign. They may be as simple as ‘why did you leave your last job,’ or ‘what do you want to get out of your next job.’ The answers may appear straight…

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Added by Robert Krzak on January 10, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Using Interview Questions to Land a Restaurant Management Job

There are two ways to look at interview questions. The first is to feel threatened. Interview questions are intrusive, and can be confrontational. It is easy to feel defensive when asked for questions that are designed to make you falter and feel stressed.

 

Many people who work with career coaches learn to turn the tables and view the interview questions as an opportunity.  Many performance coaches teach their clients to walk into an interview as the dominant person. Remember…

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Added by Robert Krzak on January 8, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Communication – A Manager’s Most Effective Tool

As a career coach I am often asked how a person can pass the interview section. I’ve talked to several professionals who seem trapped in the middle management career stage. No matter what they do, they cannot break through the ceiling. This rarely has anything to do with their charisma, talent, education, or management skills. It has everything to do with their communication style.

One of the most important management skills is communication. A manager who is skilled in the six styles…

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Added by Robert Krzak on January 3, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Most Important Two Interview Questions

Is full of helpful information or job seekers.  There are dozens of lists o interview questions. What most tutorials lack is a clear understanding of the HR professional is looking for. They fail to answer one simple question, ‘what is the right answer.’

 

While it is true that there is no one, single, correct answer, it doesn’t mean that it is impossible to explain why the interviewer asked a particular question. This article will outline 10 of the best interview questions and…

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Added by Robert Krzak on January 1, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments


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What’s In Store? 2013 Food Trends

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

Not that the "sustainability and "local" trends have lost their mojo, but it’s time to look forward to the food trends that will grace 2013. I mean, 2013 is just around the…

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Added by Foodem on December 19, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Portion Control and Effect on Food Cost

Portion control is an essential element of food cost and quality control. It reduces food waste, ensures a consistent and quality product, expedites food preparation and service, and has a big impact on food cost.

Any extra food added to the customer’s plate is money coming out of your bottom line.

While an extra ounce of soup or a handful of…

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Added by Ian Said on December 11, 2012 at 3:30am — 2 Comments


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Twelve Repellent Faux Pas That Your Restaurant Patrons Might be Observing and Overhearing

Reality TV shows are so popular –not only for their basic entertainment value, but also because they offer insights into things that a “fly on the wall” gets to see on our behalf!  Reality shows feature regular people in real-life circumstances that demand over-the-top challenges from them.  We, as the…

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Added by Meloney Hall on November 28, 2012 at 9:15am — No Comments

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National Restaurant Association Offers Training DVDs on Harassment Prevention, Social Media Use, and Customer Service

The National Restaurant Association has released three new DVDs that offer best practices in dealing with harassment and discrimination, customer service training, and the first of its kind video guide on the use of social media.

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China Division System Sales Increased 17% with Operating Profit Growth of 80%; Yum! Reaffirms Full-Year Guidance of at Lea

Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes Certified As Nation's Largest 'Green' Restaurant Chain

National Group Salutes Country's Only Large Restaurant Group to be 'Certified Green Restaurants®'

National Restaurant Association and EatStreet Release Online Ordering Guide

The National Restaurant Association and EatStreet have released a free educational guide focusing on online ordering and emerging restaurant technology trends.

Boyd's Coffee Launches Single-Cup Coffees For Retail And Foodservice

The coffees come in a variety of roast levels and include organic and Rainforest Alliance Certified™ options: French No. 6®, Red Wagon® Organic Coffee, Good Morning™, Hi-Rev® (delivers more caffeine), and Lost Lake™ Decaf Organic Coffee.

CROWD FUNDING

If you are looking for capital to start or grow your restaurant, create the next 501c3, develop and launch the next app for the restaurant industry,or want to help your peers in some meaningful way, we want to know about it.

TED TALKS VIDEO

TED: Hamish Jolly: A shark-deterrent wetsuit (and it's not what you think) - Hamish Jolly (2013)

Hamish Jolly, an ocean swimmer in Australia, wanted a wetsuit that would deter a curious shark from mistaking him for a potential source of nourishment. (Which, statistically, is rare, but certainly a fate worth avoiding.) Working with a team of scientists, he and his friends came up with a fresh approach — not a shark cage, not a suit of chain-mail, but a sleek suit that taps our growing understanding of shark vision.

TED: Michel Laberge: How synchronized hammer strikes could generate nuclear fusion - Michel Laberge (2014)

Our energy future depends on nuclear fusion, says Michel Laberge. The plasma physicist runs a small company with a big idea for a new type of nuclear reactor that could produce clean, cheap energy. His secret recipe? High speeds, scorching temperatures and crushing pressure. In this hopeful talk, he explains how nuclear fusion might be just around the corner.

TED: Sarah Lewis: Embrace the near win - Sarah Lewis (2014)

At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward?

TED: Matthew Carter: My life in typefaces - Matthew Carter (2014)

Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you'll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial (designed just for phone books -- remember them?), takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font.

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