Home Made Toffee Apples

Toffee Apple

Nothing beats the crunch of a toffee apple on a crisp autumnal evening, and these taste so much better than shop bought. Ingredients 8 Granny Smith apples 400g golden caster sugar 1 tsp vinegar 4 tbsp golden syrup Skewers of lollipop sticks Method 1. Place the apples in a large bowl, then cover with boilingRead More »

Why Good People Walk Out

Tired Chef

First, we need to understand the eight worst things that managers do that send good people packing. 1. They Overwork People Nothing burns good employees out quite like overworking them. It’s so tempting to work your best people hard that managers frequently fall into this trap. Overworking good employees is perplexing; it makes them feelRead More »

Restaurant Quick Tips


Does the restaurant or pub you have just taken over suffer from a bad reputation? Is it dirty, tacky, or just run down? You won’t attract the right customers if you don’t have the right image. But the good news is, image problems can be fixed. Below are some things to consider about the imageRead More »

It’s all about the Money..

Finding Money in a Restaurant

Money Problems. Let’s face it everyone encounters money problems in some shape or form at some time. It must be the single most stressful thing managers and operators have to deal with, but there are ways to ease the stress from financial matters arising in your business. Can you get a better deal from aRead More »

Top 10 Restaurant Management Tips

Restaurant management tips

Good managers do not appear overnight. Sometimes, restaurant managers need instruction and practice in order to effectively run the business, supervise employees and satisfy customers. Here’s ten ways in which restaurant managers can improve their business: Manage Costs Effectively In order to run a successful business, the managing costs are critical. These include labour, foodRead More »

8 Tips For Creating An Amazing Menu

8 tips to create an amazing menu

The one piece of advertising that your customers are certain to see, is essential to the success of your restaurant. Great restaurant menu designs can enhance a dining experience, help customers make satisfying choices and stimulate appetite. However, a menu is more than just a list of the dishes a restaurant has available; it’s alsoRead More »

5 Tips For Running A Busy Shift

5 tips for running a busy shift

Certain holidays and special events drive extra business for the restaurant industry. Summer is here and people will be keen to get out and about after a long, dark winter. Good weather and the right promotions should bring customers flocking to your establishment. How successful you and your staff are at handling customers during theseRead More »

Marketing Tool To Avoid

Marketing tool to avoid..

In this week’s blog we look at one marketing tool to avoid. Avoid offering general discounts to repeat customers This may seem like a strange thing to say and probably goes against a lot of people’s views on marketing for repeat customers, but in our experience discounting is probably the least effective marketing tool youRead More »