Food safety is one of the most important elements in running your café or restaurant. You may know how to safely store your refrigerated and frozen foods, but have you considered the proper and safe storage of your dry goods? Dry goods consist of foods that have a long shelf life and can be stored at room temperature. Examples of dry goods can be canned food, dry flours, sugar, uncooked grains and legumes, boxed food such as crackers and cookies, dried pasta, tea, and coffee….Continue Reading “7 TIPS FOR SAFE DRY GOODS STORAGE IN YOUR CAFÉ AND RESTAURANT”

Have you struggled with the hiring and retaining of good staff? The real cost of doing business? or Wage costs? If you said yes to any of these questions then your going to want to listen to some advice from Damian Doyle, the man who opened up the first Zarraffas Cafe in Toowoomba. He had a lot of business advice on these issues for small business. Shaun: Why don’t you tell me a little bit about how you got involved in running your own business,…Continue Reading “BLOG Q&A: Business Advice From An Owner Of Zarraffas Cafe”

The Facts Australians love their fast food. So much so that they make 51.5 million visits to fast food chains every month. These results were based on Enhanced Media Metrics Australia 2014 report that surveyed 54,000 people over the age of 14 on their eating habits. They found that the average Australian eats fast food at least four times a month and that the most significant demographic for frequenting fast food restaurants were those aged 14 – 29 years old. Furthermore, of these 51.5 million…Continue Reading “Make your menu options have the same appeal as healthy fast food…”

What is a Combi Oven? A combination oven or a “Combi” Oven is rising in popularity in the restaurant and catering world. A Combi oven is generally a convection oven and steamer rolled into one unit. It offers the traditional benefits of a convection oven and steam cooking but also offers the functionality of using one piece of equipment to do both at the same time. With the advantage of steady heat and humidity levels, foods can be cooked more precisely and consistently leading to…Continue Reading “4 Key Advantages Of The Combi Oven”

In North American culture, the Café movement began when Italian settlers came over to North America 100’s of years ago…

However in Australia, according to Martin Buggy And Melissa Edyvean, founders of Bondi Chai in Australia and this week’s guest on this first episode of the Executive Hospitality Podcast, the Café movement in Australia only really started in the 1990’s.

Millennials at the forefront Tech-savvy Millennials are at the forefront of the revolution emerging in the food and hospitality industry here in Australia. What exactly is a tech-savvy millennial in Australia and everywhere else in the world? Generally, it’s a person in their 20s and 30s who is well-informed of the latest technological trends and innovations, know exactly what they want, and how to get it through the use of modern technology. In light of the recent trends happening in the hospitality sector in Australia,…Continue Reading “3 Ways To Connect With Your Biggest Customer”