What do you need to know about being a sous chef?

What is a sous chef?

A sous chef is a commercial kitchen's second in command, and can be in charge of duties such as producing food to a high standard, purchasing and ordering food and maintaining a safe and hygienic kitchen environment. All kitchen positions are important, but one of the key members of the...
Social media is a critical element of hospitality.

How hospitality businesses can improve their social media skills

  Social media is a tool that hospitality business can use to engage and communicate with both current and potential customers. So, what social media strategies should you employ? Well, in summary: Start an Instagram account. Like, share and respond to your customer\'s posts. Respond to feedback on sites like TripAdvisor or...
Why are some menus so confusing for customers?

How to develop smart, innovative and clear restaurant menus

Developing a restaurant menu that doesn't confuse customers is not necessarily simple - according to the research. As our food-cabulary expands and grows more complex, budding chefs must ensure their menus suit their target market, are written simply and stick to the theme. A massive 83 per cent of Australians believe...
What are the top accolades for Australian restaurants?

The restaurant awards of Australia – and tips for winning them

To win a restaurant award in Australia, first it pays to understand what each team of judges will be looking for. As an example, Chefs Hat judges examine food quality alone on a Michelin-like rating system, whereas their Awards for Excellence counterparts examine the chefs themselves. Listen to many top...
Cocktails are increasing in popularity.

World Class Cocktail Week highlights growing demand for bartenders

If you were asked what Australia's most popular alcoholic beverages are, it's likely you'd reply, "beer and wine". However, this answer is only half right.While beer makes up 45 per cent of beverage purchases, spirits (33 per cent) are much more popular than wine (19 per cent) according to mobile-payment and deals app...