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Explanation Series Restaurateur
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Explanation Series: Restaurateur

A common misunderstanding is that the spelling is a restauranteur. This is a misnomer that has continued to be used but was first used forty-four years after the original word, restaurateur. This word comes from French but ultimately has Latin roots. The original word was “Restaurare” which meant “to restore”. The word restaurateur means an…

15 minute Office Workout - StartingHospitality
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15 Minute Office Workout

You started off the year sticking to your New Year goal of going to the gym. Now working is piling on and you’ve put those early morning routines aside. Here is a quick workout from DAREBEE to keep you in somewhat decent shape, even if you can’t leave the office. It also is a good…

StartingHospitality 4 point 0 Supply Hospitality Solutions
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StartingHospitality 4.0

So like most startups, we have pivoted. We didn’t understand what kind of company, we wanted to be so we dabbled in many different approaches. We have learned a lot on the way. We left it up to you, and you told us this is the type of site you were looking for, a hospitality hub….

GTD Systems Not Goals
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GTD: Systems Not Goals

Sometimes we get lost in the details and can’t tell the tree for the woods. Focusing on the system instead of the goal can help make the big picture a matter of when not how. This could remove a common barrier that plagues most people. James Clear gives a good piece where he points out…

Yoga for the Hospitality Industry
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Yoga for the Hospitality Industry

  Standing on your feet is a grueling task that will have tough repercussions down the line. Taking 15 minutes to do a little routine will help your mood, elevate your job performance, and simply make you happier. This is something you can do before, after, or between shifts.  This will help you stretch and work on…

Eek! My Chocolate Has White Film
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Eek! My Chocolate Has White Film

All foods go bad. For chocolate the white film is a definitive sign it is heading there. The white film, like most things with chocolate, has a beautiful term to describe it. In the culinary world it is referred to as “bloom” and happens when you improperly store the chocolate. Cook’s Illustrated says warmness and…

Fruits and Veggies by the Month
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Fruits and Veggies by the Month

Every restaurant is trying to introduce seasonality to their menu’s. Keeping up with which fruits and vegetables are in season is a tough task to keep up with. This is why the guys at CookSmarts decided to make an easy to read infographics. It details what months that fruit or vegetable is in peak season. Let…

Remembering Your Guests Names
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Remembering Your Guest’s Names

One of the most important traits I’ve learned when dealing with guests is that remembering their name separates you from the rest. This simple task of remembering a guest’s name will help you stand out as someone with excellent memory skills but also someone who cares about them. This is an invaluable skill that you…

Communication Process with Guests and Employees
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Communication Process with Guests and Employees

Communication is such a vital piece of what we do in the hospitality industry. Understanding how this works will help you see when and how breakdowns occur. This will improve your dealings with both guests and employees. The basic understanding of communication is: Communication is between two or more  parties. Each party is sending encoded messages and decoding received…

Travel Risks and How to Mitigate Them
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Travel Risks and How to Mitigate Them

You can’t stop travel risks and health concerns from stopping your guests from going to your hotel. With the rise of Zika, political unrest in certain areas, and more have added to travel concerns. InternationalSOS.com reports that 72% of people in Europe and North America say travel risks have increased in the past year. This…

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