It goes without saying that the appearance of your staff is absolutely essential to any business because this is what ultimately conveys a certain image of a business. If your employees are dressed smart and professional, then these connotations are reflected and extended to the business as a whole. Whilst the uniform of customer-facing staff is important, chef wear is something that should certainly not be overlooked. It can be quite difficult to know what to look for in chef clothing. Fortunately, here at Johnson’s Stalbridge Linen Services, we have compiled a list of do’s and dont’s when it comes to choosing the right chef clothing for your dining establishment. From considering hiring linen kitchen uniform to avoiding casual clothes, take a look at our guide to choosing chef wear!
How to Make Your Gastropub a Cut Above the Rest
Over the past few decades, less and less of the British population go out to the pub to drink. From the smoking ban, credit crunch and cheap supermarket prices, there is no longer a drive to go out just for alcohol. Pair this with a pandemic and we are much more comfortable enjoying our drinks from the comfort of our own home. To tackle this decrease in clientele, pubs have focused largely on their food and menus, creating the British gastropub experience. This means pubs serving food have delved into the rich and tasty classics and improved them - meaning more and more people want to go out and enjoy delicious food. Gastropubs usually serve popular, robustly flavoured food that goes well with beer as well as a wide variety of ales for those that actually want to drink or get drunk. Here are our tips to improve your gastropub and beat your competition.
Busy Period at Your Hotel? Here’s How To Make It Less Stressful
A busy hotel usually indicates that you’re successful and doing something right. However as your hotel does get busier, this can increase the levels of stress. Every hotel owner should do everything in their power to ensure that all of the guests are satisfied. However, this task becomes much more challenging once you start to become busy. In fact, when you have so many things on your mind and so many tasks to complete, it can sometimes lead you to subconsciously reduce the quality of certain things so they are completed quicker. For instance, chefs might be rushing their food preparation in a busy restaurant to ensure that food is served in a timely manner - a process that can significantly impact the quality of the food. So how can you reduce stress levels when your hotel does get busier? Find out with this handy guide!
The Benefits of Table Linen Hire for Your Restaurant
It goes without saying that every restaurant should strive to give their guests the best dining experience possible. Although the food itself does take centre stage, there are so many contributing factors that makes a restaurant great. Even if your food tastes good, your guests won’t enjoy the experience anywhere near as much if the ambience isn’t up to scratch. Just like any other business, first impressions are absolutely crucial when it comes to impressing customers and enticing them into the business. Customers first look at the appearance of your restaurant when they first set foot in the door, so it’s vital that you have everything in place to make it look as impressive as it can be! Taking care of the small details can make or break a restaurant, whether that be cleaning wine glasses or your tablecloths.
The Modern Day Chef: How Has Being a Chef Changed?
On the face of it, you might think that chefs simply prepare and serve food. Over time, the role has evolved and they are now responsible for so much more. As well as food trends changing, there have also been developments in the way we prepare food and how we eat at restaurants. Rather than having an influence in the kitchen, chefs now also have an impact on the outside too. So how has being a chef changed? Let us explain what the modern day chef role looks like!
Common Restaurant Complaints and How to Avoid Them
When we put time, energy and effort into our restaurant business, the last thing we want is complaints and poor reviews. It can be very disheartening and make you feel like you are failing as a business. However, being aware of the most common complaints will put you in a good place to be aware of them and work towards avoiding them. If you’re a restaurant, gastropub or hotel manager, here’s how to avoid the most common complaints.
How to Upgrade Your Hotel or Restaurant This Year
Now that we can see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel and restrictions are starting to lift, it is time to start thinking of ways to upgrade your hotel or restaurant this year to accommodate for an increase in guests. Now that people will have more freedom when it comes to going on holiday, it might be a good idea to make a few changes to ensure you are making a good first impression on your guests. Find out just three ways in which you can upgrade your hotel this year!