This year has been challenging for the hospitality industry. Covid-19 lockdown restrictions have put increasing pressure on cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels, forcing them to adapt quickly to keep customers interested and make money in a time of uncertainty. If you manage a restaurant, there’s no doubt that you’ll be searching for innovative ways to protect your business throughout the current lockdown. To help you out, we’ve listed seven creative ways to attract new diners and retain loyal customers.
A great menu may impress your restaurant diners, but it’s the ambience that will keep them coming back time and time again! By focusing on the ambience of your restaurant and making sure your diners enjoy a memorable experience, you will quickly become a firm favourite amongst couples, families and groups of friends. Luckily, enhancing the ambience of your restaurant doesn’t have to be difficult. Just a few simple and cost-effective steps can be enough to boost your reputation and establish customer loyalty amongst your existing diners. Here are just some of our favourite tips!
Recently, we shared our top tips on how to offer your restaurant diners personalised service, but making hotel guests feel welcome is equally as important in the hospitality industry. Overnight guests want to feel like they’re staying in a home away from home, and whether they’re travelling for business or pleasure, making this a reality should be at the heart of your hotel’s ethos. Even if you manage a corporate hotel designed for business travellers, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere is sure to enhance their experience and make your establishment stand out. With this in mind, here are our top tips on how to offer your hotel guests personalised service.
No matter what type of business you run, whether it’s a small restaurant requiring tablecloth linen or a busy kitchen in need of chef uniforms, there are many reasons why you should consider outsourcing your laundry requirements. While many business owners may think it makes more sense to purchase a domestic washing machine and take care of the laundry themselves, there’s plenty of reasons why this could put them out of pocket down the line. Read on for four ways domestic washing machines can cost your business over time.
As a business owner, you’re likely always looking for ways to reduce your expenditure. While converting to commercial laundry services and shutting down your on-premise laundry (or even switching to a brand new supplier) can seem daunting, it can save you a whole lot of money over time and could be a fantastic move for your business. If you’re thinking of converting to commercial laundry services, we understand there are lots of different logistics to consider and, of course, a new commercial laundry relationship you need to strike up. To make things a little easier for you, we’ve put together our top tips for converting to commercial laundry services.
As a hotel owner, you want your guests to have the best experience possible. From the lighting in each room right through to the feel of the towels, everything has to be just right - and this can take some time to perfect. When crafting the perfect hotel experience, it’s important to take housekeeping routines into consideration. Not only can a top-notch housekeeping plan ensure each and every room is alway sparkling clean, but it can help extend the lifespan of hotel fixtures and furniture too. Below, we share some helpful housekeeping tips and tricks for hotels.
The kitchen can be a messy place and keeping your chef uniform in top condition isn’t always the easiest of tasks. When working in the kitchen, you know you’re going to get dirty - even if you’re not cooking at that moment, a spill can happen or you can end up smelling like grease and smoke. As a chef, your uniform is an investment. Not only does it protect you from hot liquids and spills in the kitchen, but it also keeps you looking presentable at all times too. However, your chef uniform isn’t like your normal clothes; it requires a little bit of extra care to keep it looking professional and polished. Below, we share our top tips and tricks for caring for your uniform.
Gone are the bright mornings and long, balmy evenings of summer! It is now officially autumn, which can only mean one thing: winter is just around the corner. For businesses in the hospitality industry, preparing for the season ahead is key to success - which is why it’s time to start thinking about the winter months. Whether it’s updating your restaurant menu with lots of hearty meals or stocking up on seasonal decorations to give your cafe a festive touch, it’s important to play into customer demand by evolving with the times. If you manage a hotel, however, there’s a lot more to think about when preparing for winter! Whether you run a luxury spa resort or a small, beachside hotel, there are lots of creative and practical ways to prepare your hotel for winter. Here are 10 to consider!
The importance of chefs’ wear and kitchen uniforms in the hospitality industry cannot be understated. Whether you run a fine dining restaurant or gastropub, making sure your kitchen employees are dressed in the finest and most appropriate uniforms is vitally important! After all, commercial kitchens are some of the busiest environments in the hospitality sector. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes before food can be served to your satisfied customers - and it’s no secret that your kitchen uniforms play a significant role in the efficiency of your commercial kitchen.
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