All Blog Posts Tagged 'hospitality' (85)

I Don't Have Time to Train My Staff

 

"You see James," Bill said with a nervous energy in his voice, "we have so many big projects going on right now, and Spring Break is just around the corner. I've got new people coming in the door, it's going into our busy season, and we're developing a new menu. It's been downright crazy, and well, we…

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Added by James on March 17, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments


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Mindfulness Management – Using Latest Practices to Land a Management Job

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Robert Krzak. You can visit his profile here.

The business world creates new problem solving theories every year. Management training and practice evolves yearly. This can make it difficult for managers to keep up. If you’ve been in a management position for a long time and are just returning to the work play you may find the new interview questions and…

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Added by FohBoh on February 11, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments


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5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in your Restaurant

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Ian Said. You can visit his profile here.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity for you to offer your customers something spectacular. Whilst dining at your…

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Added by FohBoh on February 6, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments


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IRS to Roll Out New Program For Small BIz Tax Payers

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Jules Dalsey. You can visit his profile here.

The IRS is planning to roll out a new program that would help small…

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Added by FohBoh on February 5, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments


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Behavior That Can Cost Managers Their Jobs

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Robert Krzak. You can visit his profile here.

One of the most frustrating aspects of working in any corporation is being stepped over for a promotion. Another example would be the manager who solves problems, reduces turn over, increases revenue, brings the restaurant out of the dark ages, and then is fired despite their efforts.

1. A Poor Behavior…

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Added by FohBoh on January 28, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments


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How The Interviewer Tests Your Behavior and Personality

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Robert Krzak. You can visit his profile here.

Many Job Seekers are surprised to find that a job interview is similar to being profiled. The interviewer may be less interested in your experience, and more interested in your behavior, and what your personality type is. They may overlook areas where your education and experience are lacking.

Experienced…

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Added by FohBoh on January 21, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments


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Can You Pass an Interviewer’s Interrogation?

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Robert Krzak. You can visit his profile here.

The first thing you need to understand when preparing for a job interview is that Hiring managers are trained in the art of finding the truth and looking for places where people are trying to hide the truth (masking). Many management candidates fail to land jobs because they are afraid of telling the truth. There…

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Added by FohBoh on January 14, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments


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Skills and Abilities Questions Interviewers ask Restaurant Managers

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Robert Krzak. You can visit his profile here.

There is more to these questions than just wanting to know if a Candidate is skilled enough to hold a job at a particular restaurant. Think of a job interview as if it were a game of chess. Each move determines the next set of questions. The outcome depends on whether the interviewer puts the Candidate in check, or…

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Added by FohBoh on January 8, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments


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Interviewing Secrets: Strong vs. Weak Management Candidates

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Robert Krzak. You can visit his profile here.

Weak candidates may have difficulty articulating their experiences and what they learned. Weaker candidates are satisfied with their ability to make it through the day without inciting chaos. A strong candidate will analize the situation and can give examples of how they used their new found skills.

Weak…

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Added by FohBoh on January 3, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments


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Career Development Questions Interviewers ask Restaurant Managers

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Robert Krzak. You can visit his profile here.

Many job seekers search the web looking for the right answers to their interview questions. As a career coach I understand the motivation, but this is the wrong thing to do.

Each management candidate is a unique person. They have their own strengths and weaknesses. Their skills sets are unique…

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Added by FohBoh on December 17, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments


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Personal Questions Interviewers May ask Restaurant Managers

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Robert Krzak. You can visit his profile here.

Even managers with experience can be caught off guard by some of today’s Hiring Managers or company reps. The manager’s ability to handle these questions in a professional and calm manner can mean the difference between landing a dream job and hitting a ceiling in your career.

It is not the Hospitality…

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Added by FohBoh on December 10, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments


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40 Personal Job Interview Questions for Managers

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Robert Krzak. You can visit his profile here.

Even managers with experience can be caught off guard by some of today’s Hiring Managers or company reps. The manager’s ability to handle these questions in a professional and calm manner can mean the difference between landing a dream job and hitting a ceiling in your career.

It is not the Hospitality…

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Added by FohBoh on December 5, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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Restaurants: Capitalize On Foreign Dollars

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

If you’re unaware, foreign tourism has spiked in recent years due to relaxed travel restrictions and the desire to experience the Western culture. This drives millions to the U.S. each year, eager to spend their disposable dollars shopping, dining, and visiting our major…

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Added by Foodem on June 28, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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The World Needs More Bobs. Especially Right Now

Meet Bob Kirscher. City2 Bob owns three Broken Egg Restaurants in Florida. Dressed in costume, he plays a great Santa, going to each of his three restaurants during this holiday season spreading Christmas joy to all. …

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Added by Joel Cohen, RestaurantMarketing.com on February 8, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments


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Restaurant Marketing & Super Bowl: Was That Domino's or Pizza Hut? Coke or Pepsi?

Quickly approaching a week after the Super Bowl, how many of those 52 plus ads can you remember? I wrote about why Super Bowl ads are a waste of money in my ad agency business blog.

You may remember the "Farmer" ad (it was great!) but what pickup…

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Added by Joel Cohen, RestaurantMarketing.com on February 7, 2013 at 10:34am — No Comments

The Art of Team Leadership

Once a manager-in-training has embarked on a personal development campaign, they are ready to develop the skills needed to become an effective leader. The next step to your dream restaurant manager's job is to learn how to manage a team.

Many people start reading books on team leadership, coaching, and management. This teaches them 'what' they need to know to do the job. What they don't develop is the skills needed to learn how to turn a plan and strategy into an executable…

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Added by Robert Krzak on December 26, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Foundation of Critical Leadership

Critical leadership is the next stage of leadership skills in the restaurant manager's career development strategy.  The fundamentals of a good restaurant manager are personal. They have a narrow focus and are 'downward' focused. This means that they control things, situations, and people that are directly under your job focus.

The next level of career development relates to developing leadership skills which go down, and move up the management chain. These skills have a cause/effect…

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Added by Robert Krzak on December 19, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Are You a Natural Leader?

Leadership is a learned skill. The myth of the natural leader halts too many restaurant manager careers and discourages many restaurant professionals from aggressively seeking better jobs in the hospitality industry. In reality, the only true obstacle to becoming a restaurant manger is knowledge. Everyone may be at different stages of the leadership learning curve.

The plugged in leader understands the ‘life force’ behind a strategy and can anticipate what may go wrong, problems they…

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Added by Robert Krzak on December 12, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to Resolve Obstacles to Leadership Career Development

Any job in the hospitality industry can lead to a better career. There are very few 'dead end' jobs. Everyone is a job seeker at any given time, at any stage of the learning curve. We all have the opportunity to develop leadership skills. Each problem is an opportunity to learn our problem solving and opportunity development skills.

Leadership development is vital, but many people who are just starting fail in their first attempts because they lack the skills and knowledge needed to…

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Added by Robert Krzak on December 5, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments


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Mixology or Bartending: the Great Debate

If you live in the greater NYC area, perhaps you’ve had this discussion with friends. You walk into an upscale bar and at the bottom of the menu, you see a fine print sentence scrawled out in gothic style calligraphic handwriting, “Our cocktail menu is curated by our in-house mixologist,” or a lovely sentiment with similar phrasing. A friend will inevitably roll their eyes and inquire as to the origin of the word mixologist, then…

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Added by EatDrinkJobs on November 29, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

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In its continuing effort to promote more nutritious and flavorful children's menu options, the NRA will hold a Twitter party  -More

Starbucks could become top on-premise wine seller in U.S.

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The evolving nature of snacks

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Wahlburgers Announces Expansion Plans Including Franchise Agreement in Philadelphia

Wahlburgers has signed a franchise agreement with Hingham Associates, LLC that will bring five Wahlburgers to the metropolitan Philadelphia area over the next several years. The franchise group is actively looking at sites and is targeting a late 2014-early 2015 opening for its first restaurant.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. First Quarter 2014 Revenue Up 24.4%

Comparable restaurant sales increased 13.4% - Restaurant level operating margin was 25.9%, a decrease of 40 basis points

Jamba Juice Announces Grand Opening of New St. Louis, MO Location

Jamba Juice Company announced the brand’s continued expansion in the St. Louis market with the opening of a Jamba Juice® store at 11477 Olive Blvd. on April 16, 2014.

Expert in Real Estate Analytics Joins Luna Grill

Luna Grill, the San Diego-based Mediterranean restaurant chain, is welcoming retail real estate industry veteran Greg Thorburn to its leadership team. Thorburn has been brought on board to fill the newly created position of Vice-President of Real Estate.

Rita's Italian Ice Awards Area Development Agreement for Kansas

Rita's Italian Ice has awarded franchise and area development agreements for Kansas and the Kansas City area, which extends to the Missouri side of the city, to franchisees and local residents Jay Miller, Jeff Miller and Pat Reilly.

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: 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.

TED: Jeremy Kasdin: The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets - Jeremy Kasdin (2014)

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment: a flower petal-shaped "starshade" that allows a telescope to photograph planets from 50,000 kilometers away. It is, he says, the "coolest possible science."

TED: Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be - Norman Spack (2013)

Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives trans teens the time they need. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

TED: Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar - Jennifer Senior (2014)

The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.

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